As stated previously, the Forced Loan existed to fund England’s wars considering that Parliament was reluctant to grant Charles further subsidies. Foreign policy had been dreadful for England since Charles had become King due to large scale operations such as the Cadiz Expedition failing miserably. As such, it was becoming increasingly more expensive to fund. Due to this Charles demanded more
Luck played a big part into how Stalin defeated the left side of the party. Because of Trotsky’s illness he often missed political conventions meaning the he couldn’t get his view across to the general public. This meant that Stalin was a lot more popular than Trotsky. Also the fact that Lenin’s testament wasn’t published played a part in Stalin’s success. In his testament he heavily criticized Stalin; if it was published then it would have damaged Stalin’s popularity.
In agreement with these views, source 5 similarly points out that the crisis “did not destroy the political balance at home”. These idea can be backed up by the fact that the Conservatives won the following election in 1959, whilst being lead by Eden’s replacement, Harold Macmillan in 1957; during this time the conservatives were far more affluent and popular than the labour party. Moreover, evidence for lack of political effect grows, as source 5 argues that Eden stepped down as Prime minister “as a result of ill health” rather that being removed from power due to the outcome of Suez. Arguments for his ill health can be supported as Eden lived on a mixture of pills to control his pain as he had never properly recovered from an operation in 1953, and following doctor’s advice to rest, went on holiday in Jamaica. Furthermore, with the help of R.A Butler and Heath, Macmillan quickly took control of the party and began the recovery process for the problems caused by Suez.
Another event that impacted the public’s view of government dishonesty during this time was President Nixon’s involvement with the infamous Watergate scandal which eventually led to his resignation on August 9, 1974. Furthermore, when President Nixon began his presidency, people believed he would work to bring an end to America’s involvement in the Vietnam. Yet, this was not the case as Nixon increased bombing raids and authorized the invasion of Cambodia. When the war started, the American people were led to believe that the war was a necessity to ensure the protection of the nation as a whole.
At the end of World War 2 Stalin and his army had driven the Nazis out of many countries in Eastern Europe but he told his armies to stay in these countries and set up communist governments. As capitalists the Americans were scared of communism and the fact that it was spreading throughout Eastern Europe so rapidly. As a result of this expansion America felt they
Do you agree with the view that the Suez Crisis of 1956-57 did no damage to the fortunes of the Conservative Party? Explain your answer using Sources 4,5 and 6 and your own knowledge There are both arguments for and against the view on whether the Suez crisis did damage to the conservative party. Some people say that is didn’t do any damage, stating that Britain was already in a bad situation before the Suez crisis and that any damage done wasn’t to the conservative party. Others say that while there might not have been no damage at all, the damage done as a result was small and quickly sorted for example the economic harm due to Americas relations. On the other hand there are those he say that the Suez Crisis did have a large effect on the conservative party, shown in many different aspects.
Over the course of Gorbachev's position as leader, the economic problems in the Soviet Union grew worse. This meant the beginnings of the break-up of the Soviet Union and this would have an impact on Eastern Europe. Gorbachev wished to resume detente and also resume negotiations on the reduction of armaments. He was also determined to end the Cold War because waging it was too costly and stopped him from implementing his policies of perestroika and glasnost. This meant reforming the Soviet economy and liberalising the Soviet political system.
The occupation of Egypt was carried out for economic and strategic reasons; however individuals were important in the timing of annexation. In 1881, Colonel Arabi, head of the nationalist movement in Egypt overthrew Turkish rule with a nationalist uprising. Britain was concerned that Arabi might close the canal to Britain, blocking the route to India and ceasing trade in Egyptian cotton which was highly sought. Therefore, then Prime Minister Gladstone decided there was no alternative option but to invade in order to protect these interests. In 1882 at the battle of Tel El Kabir British victory saw the Khedive re-installed as puppet leader under British control.
So for example if the allies in the west did not promise to rebuild Germany and try to stop every country from becoming communist when they threatened to even if it through fair vote (rare as it was). It can be argued that the cold war was an avoidable one. Firstly the Russians were very aggressive in creating a buffer zone and in fact created communist states practically all over Eastern Europe and made much more than a buffer zone and Stalin was at the heart of all these communist political movements and was trying to spread his influence to even Italy and France. This worried the west very much because they thought their very freedom was being threatened but more importantly the more states that became communist the less ttade there was. The west needed trade partners in the east and they couldn’t trade with communist states.
This meant more power for their empire. This is why Britain backed France as they didn’t want Germany to gain land as they could potentially get more land and a bigger empire than Britain. In the long term this caused problems between Britain and Germany because they was both power hungry and the thought of another country having a bigger empire or navy made them angry. Wilhelm tested the Entente Cordiale again in 1911 when he demanded compensation