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Adams
american ambassador
Alabama Claims
When US sued Britain after Civil war
Mills/Nells?
Libertarian, means almost no gov't. for free speech
Disraeli
head of conservative party. writes novels, jewish, smart, fought against doubling electorate. Bought Suez Canal
Gladstone
head of liberal party. Eventually PM. Wanted to free the Irish
Colleges
everybody creating broad colleges except for the british
Toynbee
British historian. Wrote "A Study of History". Wrote about declining civilizations
Suez canal
French made it, went bankrupt. Disraeli bought it as private citizen. 1956 British attack the egyptians who took control over it. Didn't tell America thoguh
Bradlaugh
Got elected to parliament, devout atheist
Dilke
Very likeable, people thought he was the next PM
Chamberlain
Manufacturer, studied war. Eventually PM. Involved in leaking scandals about his competitors, Dilke and Phrnell
Phrnell
Member of Parliament, Irish trusted him which was rare
WWI
Germany get crushed economically. Britain in huge debt. Russia replaced by USSR. US shows worldwide strenght for first time
Washington Naval Conference
After WWI, Britain gets as many ships as Americans do. For first time British navy has someone who rivals in power
England value decreasing
religion, science, democracy, patriotism all decline
De facto independence
Ireland gets their independence in 1922
Micheal Collins
freedom fighter/terrorist. Made modern warfare what it is today. wanted to avoid civil war but was forced to eventually.
Stanley Baldwin
Prime Minister and a conservative. Good businessman but didn't understand economy
General strike
everyone goes on strike. last one in England was 1926
Strikes
Coal mines and factories get shut down, never open again. A lot of people unemployed
Churchill
last great englishman. Brits didnt trust him. lived till 90. IN power till 1953
Hitler
came into power in 1933. 1939 attacks Poland and takes it over. Attacks
Dunkirk
British retreated to there from the German where the british navy was. Hitler for some unknown reason didn't follow and attack
Rudolph Hess
Hitler's number 2 guy. Came to Britain in a plane, was locked up forever. Big mystery.
Percival
British commander, nicknamed "the rabbit"
Yamashita
Japanese commander, nicknamed "the tiger"
Treaty of Japan
took place on US battleship
Macmillian
British PM and went to see the American president
Nasser
leader of Egypt, takes over Suez canal
Antony Eden
British PM in 1955, faces a crisis