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War Communism

War Communism War Communism was the name given to the economic system that existed in Russia from 1918 to 1921. War Communism was introduced by Lenin to combat the economic problems brought on by the civil war in Russia. It was a combination of emergency measures and socialist dogma. One of the first measures of War Communism was the nationalisation of land.
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What was the Cold War?

The Cold War is the name given to the relationship that developed primarily between the USA and the USSR after World War Two. The Cold War was to dominate international affairs for decades and many major crises occurred - the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Hungary and the Berlin Wall being just some.
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1835 General Election

England C 210,009 votes (42.6%) 200 MP's elected L 281,576 votes (57.4%) 264 MP's elected Wales C 10,210 votes (63.9%) 17 MP's elected L 5,119 votes (36.1%) 15 MP's elected Scotland C 15,733 votes (37.2%) 15 MP's elected L 28,307 votes (62.8%) 38 MP's elected Ireland C 25,362 votes (42.4%) 35 MP's elected L 34,866 votes (57.
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The causes of the Suez Canal War of 1956

In 1956 the Suez Canal was nationalised by Gamal Abdel Nasser. The Suez Canal Crisis of 1956 effectively ended the political career of Sir Anthony Eden but it served to greatly advance the already very high standing Nasser had in the Arab world. However, what were the causes of the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis?
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Votes for the Communist Party 1922 to 1979

The number of votes won by the Communist Party between the elections 1922 and 1979 effectively proved that the United Kingdom was not a fertile ground for political extremism. The highest number of votes won by the Communist Party was in the 1945 general election and at any election, the highest number of MP's the party ever had was two.
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The Black and Tans

The Black and Tans as a subject still arouses controversy in Ireland. The Black and Tans were mostly former soldiers brought into Ireland by the government in London after 1918 to assist the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in their work. For a number of years, the RIC had been a target for the IRB and then the IRA.
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