Bartering had been common in medieval times which show how people resorted to previous looked down upon activities. Pensioners on fixed incomes suffered as pensions became worthless. Restaurants did not print menus as by the time food arrives…the price had gone up! The poor became even poorer and the winter of 1923 meant that many lived in freezing conditions burning furniture, or in some cases, banknotes, to get some heat. The group that suffered a great deal - proportional to their income - was the middle class.
From then on party leaders were erratic and kept changing, meaning there was little stability in the Conservative party, which made them vulnerable to attack. After Peel was beaten in the Corn Laws crisis, many strong leader figures left with him such as Gladstone. This meant the party was left with the back bench aristocracy who were not all that interested in the wellbeing of the party and let it deteriorate. This was not at all the only problem that the conservatives faced. The truth was that their policies simply did not appeal to the majority of the voting population any more.
By the end of the war Vietnam was incredibly unpopular in the US and had cost the lives of 70,000 men. Vietnamese losses were far higher and spread to the civilian population, but they perceived the losses to be a necessary evil - they were fighting for freedom and independence. The US wasn't. 3. The US failed to understand that they were fighting a guerrilla war.
In his unexpected ascent to the top of British politics luck and circumstance were incredibly important in helping him achieve his ambitious plans to show the nature of his genius: Following the split in the Conservative Party over the Repeal of the Corn Laws, the Conservatives lost almost all of their politically talented MPs, thus leading for the party to be labelled the “Stupid Party” due to their minimal political interest and concern for the well-being of their land. Even in the 1850’s when Derby did manage to form the first Conservative Government for almost ten years, their lack of expertise and political ability was still a major hindrance to how they could perform in office in satisfying the needs of the electorate. Although this disastrous period of impotence was awful for the party, it did no harm to
In the Treaty, Germany was forced to accept all the blame for war, and was also forced to pay reparations amounting to about 6.6 billion dollars, which was finally all paid off in 1989. The absence of money from the German economy caused extreme hyper-inflation, which in turn caused many Germans to lose their jobs. In the infamous Great Depression of the 1920s, the US was not the only hard-hit country but Germany too and even more severely so. This was because Germany had lost over 2 million men in the war, and many of those who did come back were crippled and could not work. Germany had also lost trust with many countries who were their trading partners, causing them to lose even more money as they could not export their goods.
Many colonists died in early Jamestown, was it because of the environmental problems, the lack of settler skills, or maybe it was the bad relationship the colonist had with the Indians? The lack of skills by the settlers played a huge role in the many deaths of the colonists. In May 1607, 110 settlers arrived in Jamestown. Of the 110, only 82 had known occupations, and 47 out of the 82 were gentlemen (a gentlemen was a person of wealth who was not used to working with his hands)(Doc. C).
As prices were driven down to the lowest point to create sales, this caused problems for the economy. It was extremely low. If they couldn’t create sales, they were forced to shut down close business. Factories closed and workers were laid off, meaning no money was coming into workers or big businesses. Unemployment percentages were at an extreme high and this failure to regulate money throughout the economy drove down the economy.
However, Americans, regardless of all these progressions, feel unhappier in their government as they feel that their country has a fundamentally flawed political system; and have declining faith in their democracy. The Implications of this are that political participation has declined dramatically, since the 1960’s the voter turnout for presidential elections has fallen 20%. Voting is the least demanding of civic duties, other civic duties include party membership or participation in a school council. The past 40 years has seen an even more dramatic decrease in these kinds of political engagement. Some people blame this loss of faith in democracy on Watergate and Vietnam; however the doubt in government began before these events.
In addition, the takeover of railway lines of the army thwarted food, armours and weapons to reach the army quickly. In Moscow only, they have been receiving 2,000 railway wagons of grain per month in 1914 but until 1916, it had been cutting down to 300 wagons. This was not enough to feed people in the city per day. This resulted in the people of Russian become irritated and take part in the strike forcing the Tsar to abdicate. Secondly, the economy of Russia was awfully damaged.
During the 1929- 1932 Australia experienced the great depression. Depression is a time of low economic activity which meant there was no money circulating within the population, the businesses did not make money and therefore no jobs were available and no one could buy anything. The great depression was a time of extreme hardship for the people in Australia. The Australians most affected by the depression were people who lost their jobs and were unable to find one. It was still the era of traditional social family structure, where the man was expected to be the sole bread winner.