Lloyd George's actions in WW1

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  • In 1915 he was appointed minister of munitions in the wartime coalition government.
  • Under Asquith's Coalition Government, I am the new Minister of Munitions.
  • In July 1916 he became secretary of state for war.
  • I am the new Secretary of State for War.
  • In December 1916, he became prime minister.
  • I am the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • DLG used his position to promote himself as an alternative leader.
  • How the War Effected the Liberals.
  • When Kitchener died on a mission to Russia in July 1916, DLG became the new Secretary of State for War, and became increasingly critical of Asquith.
  • How the War Effected the Conservatives.
  • In December 1916, 130 of the 272 Liberal MP's declared they would follow DLG. Asquith ceased to be PM but continued as party leader; DLG took over as PM.
  • How the War Effected the Labour Party.
  • The Liberals were damaged by the extension of state power an affront to Liberal values, the effects of electoral reform, and personal dispute between leaders.
  • The Conservatives gained from the inclusion in Asquith and Lloyd George's governments, the consistent support for the war (wins the patriotic vote), and the 1918 electoral reform.
  • The Labour Party gained from the inclusion in Asquith and Lloyd George's coalitions, the adoption of a constitution (adds to party's political stability and acceptability) and the 1918 electoral reform (helped treble its popular support).
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