What Are The Factors Leading To Change In Britain's Democracy Between 1851 And 1928

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Between 1851 and 1928, Britain grew into a more democratic country, which meant the people had a say on how the country was run. Before this time, Britain wasn 't considered that democratic as it was largely dominated by the upper class, who were the only people allowed to vote. However, over time many factors, including pressure groups, political advantage and changing political attitudes, contributed to the change in how Britain was governed. To a large extent, changing political attitudes were a main factor for the growth of Britain 's democracy.

Industrialisation and urbanisation changed the ways people worked and lived. Workers went from the domestic system to working in factories. The upper classes who owned these factories then hired people to manage their factories, this lead to many people leaving their homes in the countryside and moving into the city. As a result, the middle class was created. This is important because these new changes created a pressure for politicians to change British politics, as the middle
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Countries like Denmark, Australia, and Canada had already granted women the vote in 1914, where in Britain, Suffragettes were fighting for rights. This put pressure on Britain as they were scared of revolution to take place, like already seen in Russia and France. After these revolutions over democracy had taken place there began an interest for a democratic government across Europe. This led to many groups in Britain demanding a real democracy for their government. As a result, the upper classes were nervous that the revolution in France would take place in Britain. Consequently, pressure was put on Britain and small Political Reforms were granted, but no major changes took place. For this reason, political changes abroad weren 't a main factor in Briatin 's growth of

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