The Impact of the Great War on the Conservative Party
Those few historians who have written about the modern Conservative Party have not devoted a great deal of attention to the period of the 1914–18 war. Yet an understanding of this period is essential to any study of both the modern Conservative Party and modern Conservativism. Fundamental principles of Conservativism and the modus vivendi of the parliamentary party were reshaped by the war. And, as a result, the interwar politics of the Conservative Party were profoundly influenced by the politics of the war.
KeywordsUnionist Leadership Conservative Party National Coalition Partisan Politics Home Rule
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