Great Britain (1919-1939) Interwar Period

Events

David Lloyd George loses southern island

1922

This was an issue involving a dispute with another country. Great Britain was fighting with Southern Ireland to take over and become part of Britain. With this Lloyd lost Britain a lot of its territory.

Prime Minister David Lloyd George resigned

1922

After he was made the Earl of Dwyfor

Britain grants independence to Egypt

1922

Britain gains Mesopotamia and Cyprus from Turkey

1923

Great Britain gains Cyprus and Mesopotamia from Turkey in the Turkish Independence. They gained land and could create over sea markets to help the economy.

All women over 21 are given the right to vote

1927

In 1927, all women were allowed to vote if they were over 21. This was the first time that there was a universal suffrage in the country and created an equal world for both men and women.

Economic Recovery

1930

After a economic disaster after WW1 with high unemployment and coal and cotton market crashes, Great Britain experienced an economic recovery. Goods became cheaper again and workers went back to factories. This is important because this will later help Britain in WW2 with funding and some money to support in the war.

Ministers resigned from the labor government

1931

Britain allows Germany to increase their Navy

1935

Stanley Baldwin resigned

1937

Stanley Baldwin was the prime minister from 1935 to 1937. After he resigned, this allowed Neville Chamberlain to become the new prime minister.

Germany no longer willing to follow military limitations

1939

Germany was no longer following the limitations put on them by Great Britain. They wanted to strengthen their military to eventually become a powerful nation in WW2. After ignoring these limits, this broke the treaty of Versailles in WW1 which were set in place to prevent Germany from becoming powerful again.

Neville chamberlain goes to war with germany

1939

Neville Chamberlain declared war on Germany over Poland on September 3, 1939. With this declaration of war, this is one of the factors that led to WW2 because Germany was not following the Treaty of Versailles after WW1.