David Lloyd George As A Reformer Of The British Government And The Prime Minister

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10. David Lloyd George was a reformer in the British government and the prime minister from December 1915 to October 1922. As a reformer, he tried to establish a budget for social insurance, rejected by the House of Lords, which led to the Parliamentary Act of 1911, ending the power of veto of the House of Lords. In the Great War, he convinced the Royal Navy to adopt the convoy system and united Allied command under General Ferdinand Foch. He was the prime minister at the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles, where Britain supported strong terms against Germany. He secured Irish independence from Britain.
11. The Weimar Republic was established in 1919 after the Kaiser fled the country. The constitution set up a relatively democratic parliamentary system led by a chancellor. Politically, the republic was fickle, as small parties divided the government. The Republic was blamed for the despised Versailles treaty. In 1923, when payments decided by the Treaty of Versailles were due, the Republic began to print huge quantities of paper money; inflation took over the country. Because of the economic and political weaknesses, many Germans were displeased by the Republic. The Communists wanted radical changes, like Lenin’s revolution. The Conservative thought the government was too democratic, and therefore, feeble. Displeased Germans turned to Adolf Hitler, who promised to take care of the economic problem and return the former glory of Germany.
12. Disarmament was the removal…
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