British Government Essays

  • Evolution of British Government and Politics

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    British government and politics has evolved greatly throughout its formation and to its modern glory. The path taken by British rulers has paved the road for parliamentary democracy in Britain today. From the signing of the Magna Carta to the common law practiced in Great Britain today, British government is always evolving due to its people, leaders, and culture. The rational-legal authority practiced in Britain was created gradually through many important people and signing of documents. Several

  • Pressure Groups vs. British Government

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    wither or not pressure groups are more powerful than the government in Britain. To fully understand if pressure groups are more powerful than the British Government we much take into account the varying classifications of pressure groups, define what is meant by power, the different way pressure groups influence public option, the arguments for and against pressures being more powerful than the British Government and also the power government holds which pressure groups do not. The main argument of

  • Why the British Government decided to colonise Botany Bay

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    “Why did the British Government decide to colonise Botany Bay? In the evaluation of why Britain colonised Botany Bay, Australia, one can draw on many conclusions. When the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, little did they realise that for years to come historians would be contesting the real reasons as to why the British Parliament planned to establish a colony in Botany Bay. The Botany Bay debate, as it has been known to be called, began among historians in the 1950’s when Geoffrey

  • Troubles in Northern Ireland from the IRA and British Government

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    Northern Ireland has fallen on the IRA as a terrorist group, the British government was responsible for numerous acts of state terrorism in the period. As a result of their frustration towards the situation in the North and their desperation to stop the IRA from wreaking havoc, the British Army and police acted in ways that one would not expect from the representatives of a world power in the late twentieth century. The British government refused to recognize the legitimacy of the IRA, and instead of

  • Ways the British Government Attempted to Hide the Effects of the Blitz from the People of Britain

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    Ways the British Government Attempted to Hide the Effects of the Blitz from the People of Britain The British government tried lots of ways to hide the effects of the blitz from the people of Britain, one of the reasons for this is so that the people would keep their moral high. If the British government showed the public the full extent of the damage the people of Britain would lose the will to fight the war and Germany would invade Britain. The most obvious way of controlling the news

  • Ways in Which the British Government Attempted to Hide the Effects of the Blitz from the People of Britain

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    Ways in Which the British Government Attempted to Hide the Effects of the Blitz from the People of Britain During the war the British tried to hide the effects of the Blitz from the people of England. They did this in three main ways; firstly the government employed censors to cut out ‘negative’ information that may damage morale and the war effort. Secondly the government sensors only let ‘positive’ information about how the British were handling the Blitz to be published. Thirdly the

  • Arthur James Balfour and the Balfour Declaration

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    on behalf of the British government announcing its support in the formation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It is contained in a letter from the British foreign secretary and former Prime Minister, Arthur James Balfour to a prominent British Jew, Lord Rothschild. There are 3 distinct parts in the declaration. First, it favours 'the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people'. By this declaration it became blatantly obvious that the British government, in which Balfour

  • Maharaja Dalip Singh

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    his reign several wars were fought with the British. Unfortunately, he was surrounded by corrupt advisors as illustrated by the following quote. "Among the Sikh barons who stood around the throne of the young Maharaja Dalip Singh, there was not one, who honestly labored for his country, or who have made the smallest sacrifice to save her." - The Punjab Chiefs by L.H. Griffin The agreement of March 9, 1846, after the first Sikh war with the British, included the following conditions: 1) There

  • The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence

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    between Feisal Hussein, who was Sherif of Mecca at the time, and the British High Commissioner in Egypt, Sir Henry McMahon (Khalidi 1980, 92).” The British were willing to negotiate with the Arabs because they needed military support during the First World War, and the Arabs could provide this support. In this correspondence, the British representative promised to Hussein that if the Arabs revolt against the Turks, the British government would grant them independence. The main controversy in McMahon-Hussein

  • Bahrain

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    those entered into by the British Government with the other Persian Gulp principalities. It specified that the ruler could not dispose of any of his territory except to the United Kingdom and could not enter into relationships with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom without British consent. The British promise to protect Bahrain from all aggression by sea and to lend support in case of land attack. After World War II, Bahrain became the center for British administration of treaty

  • Easter 1916

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    Week'. The subsequent executions of the sixteen rebel leaders by the British authorities marked an incredible transformation from Irish patriots to their martyrdom, which came to represent the high-water mark of redemptive violence, a glorious beginning and a bloody ending. The initial reaction in Ireland to the Rising was shock and anger. Following the executions, the nationalist community closed ranks against the British government. The most famous reaction to the Rising is the poem "Easter 1916"

  • European economic community

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    suspicions that French President de Gaulle did not want Britain to enter in order to maintain his country's hegemony over the EEC. De Gaulle spoke of the cultural and institutional differences that would make Britain incompatible with the Six. The British governments motives were even questioned as to whether they only wanted to reap the economic benefits of the EEC. The following is my assessment of these situations according to the Salmon documents. Throughout document 23, Prime Minister Macmillan continuously

  • De Havilland Comet Airplane Failure

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    notably the windows and the aluminum alloy, De Havilland engineers based their decisions on misleading data. They believed that, despite the Comet’s unusual design aspects, it erred very reasonably on the side of safety. Pressure from the British government to beat other companies and countries to the jetliner era certainly would have made De Havilland test as thoroughly as it could as quickly as it could, and in their haste the engineers did not detect damage which emerged quite gradually. The

  • Reasons for Napoleon's Success

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    wished to charm he could quickly win over anyone he met, however initially hostile they might be. Within a couple of days he had completely captivated the officers and crew of Bellerophon taking him to St. Helena in 1815, much alarming the British government. · One Admiral at that time exclaimed, "If he had an obtained an interview with His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in half an hour they would have been the best friends in England!" · His contemporaries had no doubt about the charismatic

  • The Arts Educational School in the British Government

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    School in the British Government Why Did the British Government Decide to Evacuate Children From Britain’s Major Cities at the Start of The Second World War? When war began in 1939, Britain was not prepared for war. The idea of aerial bombardment terrorized the public and the government soon realised it was time to protect the children. The government soon made plans to evacuate over 3 million infants and youngsters to more rural places of safety. Alas, the government ended up only

  • Should British Columbia Government Fund Private Schools?

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    The British Columbia government has been exploiting their residents for far too long, by quietly promoting the private schools of the region. Although many are not aware, the BC government is withdrawing tax money and awarding it to independent schools. There is clearly a flaw in this system, where “independent” schools become reliant on government handouts. This amoral implementation of government funding is having profound effects on the schooling careers of public school students all across the

  • Exploring Reasons the British Government Abandon the Policy of Laissez-Faire?

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    The desertion by the British government of the laissez-faire approach was instigated by a magnitude of rationales that induced this transformation of attitude. Laissez-faire translates from French to denote ‘let do’ or in English terminology to ‘leave alone’. In practice, this perspective meant that the government did not interfere positively or negatively in people’s lives. The belief was that if a person was impoverished they were accountable for it and it was due to their personal misguidance

  • The History of Jamaican Maroons

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    and successful that those of Jamaica. Jamaican Maroons fought the British government for nearly a hundred years beginning from the time of the British occupation of the island and lasting until the 1740’s when the British finally sued for peace with the leaders of these rebel bands. By using guerilla tactics and relying on information and assistance from slaves within the colonial communities, the Maroons were able to engage the British in a conflict for freedom that was not only successful, but also

  • BP Amoco

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    BP Amoco British Petrochemical Corporation registered on April 14, 1909, as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Ltd. It was named the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Ltd., in 1935 and changed its name to the British Petroleum Company Limited in 1954. The current name was adopted in 1982. The company’s headquarters are in London. The Anglo-Persian Oil Company was formed in 1909 to take over and finance an oil-field concession granted in 1901 by the Iranian government to an English investor, William Knox

  • Common Sense

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    and the second idea is British government must sooner or later end. In the first point about the connection with the British, Paine states that America can benefit much more if it was not connected to the British for many reasons. One of them is trade with other European countries will decline or even go to ruins because if Europe breaks out into a war other countries will not trade with America because of the connection with the British. Second is the fact that the British does not protect us unless