The Pilgrimage of grace failed for many reasons, however, I think it failed mainly due to poor leadership. This is because Robert Aske accepted the King’s pardon at the River Don and trusted that Henry was going to discuss their grievances in court. When they accepted the pardon they dispersed back to their homes, which meant that when Henry didn’t do anything about their grievances then it would be difficult for all the rebels to regroup. The rebellion was regionalised to the North of the country and was too far away from London go back after just coming back. M.L Bush said that ‘It was interconnected regional rebellions rather than one fluid movement’ because once the rebels had gone back to where they lived dotted across the North of England they would all have to meet up rather than go down to London in one group.
Do you agree with the view that Henry VIII’s foreign policy in the years 1514-1525 failed because he lacked the resources to fulfil his aims? The failure of Henrys foreign policy in the years 1514-1525 could be blamed on a number of different reasons, with the countries lack of resources certainly playing a large part as he was unable to fund battles with other countries. Other factors contributing to this failure however were the unreliability of his allies and his indecisiveness in regards to allying with other countries. Sources 4 and 6 agree with the statement that the foreign policy failed due to a lack of resources but sources 4 and 5 also give other reasons as to why it failed, such as the unreliability of his allies and great changes in power that he could not control. Henry’s foreign policy was a failure due to England’s lack of resources.
When World War I began in the early Twentieth Century, the U.S. tried to limit their involvement to prevent the conflict from coming to America. Even after the War had ended, tensions between the European nations were still very hot. Due to the European animosity, which had stemmed from the War, the Quota Act of 1921 was passed by Congress to limit the flow of immigrants from Europe. This Act grew into the well-known Immigration Act of 1924, also known as the Johnson–Reed Act. The legislation limited Northwestern Europe and Scandinavia to 142,483 people, and Southern and Eastern Europe to 18,439 people due to their involvement in the War.
When Keynes rejected the scale of reparations placed on Germany and resigned from his post at the Treasury, he lead the way for what many leading politicians were to understand later on. Keynes supported the approach of Lloyd George that for economic and political reasons, Europe needed a successful Germany, which would be seriously difficult to achieve whilst the excessive reparations were placed on them. Furthermore, his book The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919), was successful in influencing the view of Britain that a weak Germany would only make the recovery of Europe after the war, a lot more difficult. On the other hand, from taking this view, politicians were criticised for being 'too lenient' towards Germany. Even Lloyd George, who took a much tougher political approach towards the reparations, received criticism.
The Membership of the League had a poor start. First, the idea of the League came from Woodrow Wilson. But the USA refused to join. This left Britain and France, but they weren't strong enough to carry out the duties of the League after WW1. It was often the cases of self interest that these two nations resorted too.
The treaty of Versailles greatly humiliated Germany forcing it to accept soul responsibility for the war. Another fault in this treaty was that it did not work as intended. The idea that Germany could ever afford to pay the reparations to full amount was ludicrous as it was already suffering from the defeat of war. These reparations caused runaway inflation throughout Germany. But perhaps the biggest problem of all was that those who created it themselves did not enforce
The Great depression itself also created reasons for the outbreak of aggression in the Manchurian crisis. The Great depression is the reason that Hitler fell in to power. Hitler did not agree with the concept of collective security and the attempts to prevent war. Nearly all the nations gave up hope and lost motivation to preserve peace and
Along with the treaty America, Britain, and France tried to put into place Wilson’s 14 point system. This system was thought to design a peaceful world where the League of Nations would be formed. This system failed however, as many points were left unfulfilled. The senate voted against America’s involvement in a League of Nations. With the Great Depression, foreign affairs were the furthest thing from anyone’s mind, and America pushed forward in pacifist
The world of Europe at that time was fairly isolated, other lands and customs were not as explored as they are now. That society had a strong feeling of self importance, almost bordering an attempt to proving themselves to their neighbors in familiar games of politics with the same exact rules. As developed as politics and foreign relations were for that time period, people haven’t practiced diplomacy enough to start to reflect upon themselves and try to advance. New grounds just started to be explored and the ones that were near, performed the same type of governing as their neighbors. Man seemed small and scattered too far apart to really connect and learn from each other.
Therefore, as I stated before The Great Depression came about because of three main causes, in my opinion these three causes were not properly dealt with which has people believing that the United States has fallen into another depression similar to the one in the 1930s. CITES http://econ.economicshelp.org/2008/10/causes-of-great-depression.html http://www.buzzle.com/articles/economic-problems-in-the-united states.html http://www.livestrong.com/article/29651-three-major-causes-great