The Union of Democratic Control in British politics during the First World War.

  • 267 Pages
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  • English
Clarendon Press , Oxford
Union of Democratic Control, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910


Great Br

LC ClassificationsDA576 .S9
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 267 p., 5 plates.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5387656M
ISBN 100198271786
LC Control Number72570257

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Swartz, Marvin. Union of Democratic Control in British politics during the First World War. Oxford, Clarendon Press, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was one of the Allied Powers during the First World War of –, fighting against the Central Powers (the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Bulgaria).The state's armed forces were reorganised—the war marked the founding of the Royal Air Force, for example—and increased in size because of Followed by: Interwar Britain.

Union of Democratic Control Collection: Conscientious Objection during World War 1 Volumes Union of Democratic Control The Union of Democratic Control (UDC), as its name implies, was primarily concerned about the lack of democratic accountability in the making of British foreign policy.

Union of Democratic Control ( words) British association of radical-liberal and socialist politicians and intellectuals who spoke out against imperialistic politics and annexationist war aims while advocating a democratically controlled foreign policy.

Politics and the First World War. Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA ‘War’, as the great Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz famously observed, ‘is the continuation of politics by other means’. It was in his view an instrument of policy, to be used to achieve specific aims and purposes.

?The best general account of politics in the North. as David Herbert Donald calls this book, is also the first one-volume history of its subject. Abraham Lincoln?s single goal of saving the Union required not simply subduing the South but contending as well with divisiveness in the North?with refractory state officials, draft resisters, peace advocates, secret organizations, with Northern.

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- `Alasdair Cited by:   The first world war and the treaties that followed it redrew the map of the Middle East by creating new states and new political realities on the territory of the defeated Ottoman empire. Sweden maintained its policy of neutrality during World War the war began on September 1,the fate of Sweden was unclear.

But by a combination of its geopolitical location in the Scandinavian Peninsula, successful realpolitik maneuvering during an unpredictable course of events, and a dedicated military build-up afterSweden succeeded in keeping its official neutrality.

From an upbringing of “lower middle class jingoism” in Edwardian west London, he was radicalised by the first world war and formed the National Union of Ex-Servicemen, a leftwing campaign Author: Daniel Trilling.

The First World War led to a fundamental realignment of British politics. A Liberal government of glittering talent and great achievement was swept away. The coalition that replaced it was in turn overthrown by a cross-party movement led by David Lloyd George, who came to power as the Liberal Prime Minister of a largely Conservative coalition Cited by: The Cold War was an ongoing political rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies that developed after World War hostility between the two superpowers was first given its name by George Orwell in an article published in Orwell understood it as a nuclear stalemate between “super-states”: each possessed weapons of mass destruction and was.

Social Democracy, the First World War and the Working Class in Britain. to form the Union of Democratic Control which aimed to secure a negotiated peace and open diplomacy on the part of the British government. In the same month ILPers also helped to form the No Conscription Federation which, needless to say, did not prevent the.

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Blighty: British Society and the First World War by GJ de Groot (London, ) British Politics and the Great War: Coalition and Conflict by John Turner (New Haven and London, ) Top.

Politics of War describes the emergence of the United States as a world power between the years and our contrivance of the Spanish-American War and our gratuitous entrance into World War I-and by filling in the back story of an era in which mendacious oligarchy organized the country's politics in a manner convenient to its own /5.

This was definitively established with the support given by all of the major social democratic parties to their own national bourgeoisies in the first imperialist world war that began in relationship with post-war reform, has been reaffirmed in the most compre-hensive study of British politics during the war - Paul Addison's The road to For Addison, the influence of Labour ministers in the coalition made the government the most radical since Asquith's Liberal.

This is a Timeline of the United Kingdom home front during World War II covering Britain – For a brief narrative see United Kingdom home front during World War II, as well as History of Scotland#Second World War and History of Northern Ireland#Second World War.

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endured a military occupation by Austrian troops. During World War II, British women. were fully mobilized. World War I pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire against Great Britain, the United States, France, Russia, Italy and Japan.

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New military technology resulted in unprecedented carnage. Buy War and Reform: British Politics During the Second World War (Documents in Contemporary History S.) 1st Edition by Jefferys, Kevin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Kevin Jefferys.

World War II, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during – The main combatants were the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allies (France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China).

It was the bloodiest conflict, as well as the largest war, in history. This article sets out to examine the relationship between party politics and social reform in the Second World War.

The issue of government policy towards reform was raised initially by Richard Titmuss, who argued in his official history of social policy that the experience of total war and the arrival of Churchill's coalition in led to a fundamentally new attitude on welfare by:   Democracy is the civic religion of modern British politics, but its roots do not run deep.

Until the 20th century, the experimental record of democracy was notoriously poor. The democracies of the ancient world collapsed into anarchy and dictatorship; in the s, a revolutionary democracy in France expired in a pool of civic blood; and the.

The First World War put unprecedented strains on the economic, social and political systems of all the combatant nations.

A year after the war. Hanak, Harry: The Union of Democratic Control during the First World War, in: Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Reseapp.

Harris, Sally: Out of control. British foreign policy and the Union of Democratic Control,Hull University of Hull Press.

In the United States, the First World War is a rare example—George W. Bush’s Iraq War is another—of a war that became more unpopular after the fact than while it was being waged. Returning to his country a broken man, he faced hostility from a new mood of isolationism.

He suffered a stroke and died a few years later. But in reality, the age of American isolation had ended forever. The road to world domination by the United States was laid during the First World War. The Second World War turned it into reality.

The Liberals and the Great War, by Dr Michael Lynch. University of Leicester. new perpective Volume 2. Number 2. December Summary: The collapse of Liberal fortunes was remarkably rapid and the First World War is a central reason for Liberal electoral decline. Not only were Liberal principles compromised by the needs of war but the war was the occasion for a profound split.

The First World War was a disaster whose repercussions are still felt. This book goes behind the battlefronts to focus on the politics of the war. David Stevenson explains why the governments of the day turned to violence in pursuit of their aims; why the resulting conflict expanded to globaldimensions; why it could not be ended by compromise; the international significance of the Russian.

The United States and Soviet Union maintained an alliance during the war, but once the war was over, __1__ broke promises made at the __2__. Relations between the two nations __3__ as the Soviets installed puppet governments in __4__ Europe, which the former prime minister of Great Britain called an __5__ dividing Europe, leading President __6.

In the democratic countries allied with the Soviet Union in the fight against Hitler Germany, socialism cannot refuse or sabotage the revolutionary defence of the Soviet Union, but it must seek to exploit events during the war so that, during its course, this defence becomes a revolutionary, Jacobin one in defence of a proletarian, socialist.British forces had helped keep Greece from becoming communist at the end of World War Two.

A few years later, Britain could no longer help. It needed all its strength to rebuild after the : VOA Learning English.