Office - Briefing by Year 13 students
Andrew Boxer - Appeasement pp.
In light of the previous war, it is inadvisable that the
government should dispense vast amounts of capital on
rearmament or affirmative military action.
The general public is under the assumption that another
war, however just, is avoidable through the diplomatic powers
of the League of Nations. - Furthermore, the public is far
more concerned with domestic affairs, rather than matters of
foreign policy. - A move towards rearmament would result
unquestionably in a widespread loss of popularity for the
current administration. - The ten-year rule, having been
renewed in 1928, saved the government 625 million pounds in
1919-20. Why not continue?
Detailed Information East Fulham by elections (1933) -
Conservatives supported rearmament and lost 5,000 votes.
722, 000 dead and 1,676, 000 wounded in the Great War
League of Nations Union have 400,000 members in the UK
The Ten Year Rule - August 1919 the cabinet assumed that
Britain would not involve itself in another war for at least
ten years. Renewed in 1928 by Churchill and only abandoned
because of the Manchurian crisis.