Baldwin was prepared for a general strike in 1926. There were members of his Cabinet who wanted a strike to happen. His success in delaying the strike from 1925 and using that time to prepare was one of the reasons he was able to win. The TUC originally threatened a general strike in support of the miners on 31 July 1925. This was in response to the mine owners attempting to reduce miners’ wages despite agreeing to protect wages under the previous (Labour) government.
Weakness, even perceived weakness, not strength, provokes aggression from the trade union. David Cameron is threatening to tear up strike laws to prevent militant trade unions holding Britain to ransom. Also, David Cameron is to go to war with the trade unions over new laws to make it easier for firms to sack workers while condemning next week's public sector strike over pensions. On the other hand, you could argue that David Cameron’s presentation of his ideologies and beliefs reflect a more moderate and caring conservatism. For example, when Margaret Thatcher was in power, the New Right Conservatives led to opposition of government intervention to the poor and that the reason why the
This was an economic concession that Lenin was forced to make due to the deteriorating economic conditions and the real threat of a revolt against the Bolshevik government. It was always intended as a temporary measure, and the question after Lenin’s death wasn’t whether it should continue or not, but how it should be put an end to. The debate lay between the left-wing, lead by Trotsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev, who advocated a quick movement into rapid industrialisation, which would mean abandoning the New Economic Policy, militarising the labour forces and exploiting peasants for grain to fund the industrialisation; and the right-wing, led by Bukharin, who wanted to continue the New Economic Policy for another 20 years, which would mean peasants would grow wealthier and be encouraged to buy consumer goods, which in turn would lead to more products being made in factories and a gradual process of industrialisation. This became a passionate issue because economic policy was also at the heart of the debate of what a socialist society should look like. The growth of a rich super class led to activities such as property dealing, land speculation, gambling and prostitution, all of which conflicted greatly with the ideology of Communism.
Akyesha Hobbs U.S History-3rd Period 3 Strikes “One of the hallmarks of the labor movement, strikes are organized events in which workers stop production and refuse to return to their jobs until their demands are met. The most popular strike demands have historically been higher wages, shorter hours or safer working conditions. Strikes have been occurring in America since the Revolutionary era, but became increasingly prevalent during the Industrial Revolution. Some of the most famous strikes in American history, like the Homestead strike or the Ludlow Massacre, ended in violence as industry owners hired armed guards to break the strikes.” Threw out our United States history there have been many strikes. All wanting one thing, JUSTICE.
Belchem (2006) explains, despite having a national implication, the impact of the depression of the 1930’s was focused primarily on Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Northern England. Aughton (2008) points out that Liverpool’s once strong trading connections with America would now cost the City dearly. He continues that the cessation in export from the recently thriving port subsequently led to underemployment for the few and unemployment for the masses. Aughton (2008) continues that poverty, although already in existence spread like wild fire throughout the City of Liverpool and overcrowding and poor conditions increased significantly. Helen Forrester (1974) elaborates in her autobiographical text ‘Twopence To Cross The Mersey’ that her family had journeyed to Liverpool naively in the hope of finding work in the once prosperous City but were confronted with the reality of no jobs, seven to a room overcrowing, in overpriced and squalid living conditions.
A lot of workers went on strike for better working conditions, in February 1905, there were 400,000 people striking, however, by the end of 1905, 2.7 million were striking. From 30th September to 20th October, there was a general strike which included the public sector of Russia. This is showing that the February Revolution was inevitable. These strikes may have also occurred because of Bloody Sunday, which could have led to the Revolution. Another contributory factor to the February Revolution could have been the Russo Japanese War, this important event undermined the Tsar’s power; Firstly, Russia suffered a great of humiliation when the Japanese forces defeated the Russian army is Manchuria, followed by Russia being defeated at the Battle of Tsushima; these were two big humiliating wars that Russia lost.
‘That act intensified nationalism all over the world... it encouraged further protectionism and led to a further decline in world trade’ an economist ii. ‘The world is paying for its ruthless destruction of life and property in the World War and for its failure to adjust purchasing power to productive capacity during the industrial revolution of the decade following the war’ Reed Smoot, Republican Senator for Utah, driving
Due to the failure of the Weimar Republic and general public dissatisfaction arising from poor economic conditions exacerbated by the Treaty of Versailles, coupled with the 1929 Wall Street Crash, German citizens were understandably desperate for change. Until this point in time the Nazi party, and Hitler, had been essentially unpopular. However, the economic situation ensured Hitler’s increasing popularity as the people looked toward more extreme but non-communist ideals. The initial consolidation of Nazi power in 1933 arose from key events such as the reichstag fire, implementation of the Enabling Law, removal of external and internal opposition, and the night of long knives. Although Hitler was appointed chancellor, the Nazi party was still outnumbered in the cabinet, so when the election was called in February 1933 Hitler knew that he must once again win the support of the public.
Social tension also grew as many Canadian veterans found themselves out of work while immigrants were working their former jobs. Also, poor working conditions in factories and the railway fuelled workers to make the change that would benefit them. Timing was also a factor, as the Winnipeg General Strike occurred shortly after the Russian Revolution. The Canadian government and those in authority feared a revolution and that good Canadian workers were siding with Communism. Several unions joined forces and an overwhelming majority of Winnipeg Union members voted to strike as they were passionate about union recognition and a reasonable living wage.
Why did support for the KKK collapse after 1925? There were many factors that lead to the collapse of the Ku Klux Klan after 1925.The reborn of the KKK during the 1920s raised national attention and many spoke against it. The Ku Klux Klan was a power group both politically and ﬁnancially. It was run like a business against Blacks, Catholics and Communists. During the Great Boom in the 20s, farms were industrialising and excess labour that were mainly Blacks and Catholics were moving North.