blacksacademy symbol
thumbnail


British Politics 1926 - 29 and the General Election of 1929


DOWNLOAD
FREE



thumbnail

India and the British Empire, the Simon Commission of 1929


Equations are omitted for technical reasons - download the original pdf

It was also expected that India would become a Dominion, and Lord Irwin, the viceroy, made a public declaration to this effect on 31st October 1929 in advance of the completion of the Simon commission. However, the Indian National Congress did not regard this as a generous offer, and Gandhi initiated a new campaign of civil disobedience with a march across India in order to flout the government monopoly on salt extraction. The authorities responded by arresting and imprisoning him, along with 50,000 others! The Simon commission reported in June 1930. It proposed a conference to reform the Indian constitution, and a Round Table conference was duly held in London in November 1930, to which the Congress refused to attend. However, once the Indian Princes at the Conference agreed to discuss a future Indian federation, the Congress changed their mind, and Gandhi was released from prison and met with Lord Irwin on several occasions, as a result of which Gandhi agreed to attend a second Round Table conference. Arthur Henderson entered into negotiations with Egypt. Britain offered to restore Egyptian control over internal affairs and to withdraw their troops to the Canal Zone, but the Egyptians demanded joint control over Sudan, and negotiations broke down. The British expected the Egyptians to see sense in time, and were content to remain in occupation of Egypt.
Contents of
British Politics 1926 - 29 and the General Election of 1929

1 Britain: The Economy during the period 1926 to 1929
2 The Conservative Government 1924 -29: Chamberlain's Reforms
3 May 1929 General Election
4 The Labour Government, 1929
5 India and the British Empire, the Simon Commission of 1929
6 Britain and Palestine, the White Paper of 1930
7 The Character of British Politics at the time of the Labour Government, 1929
8 Britain: Decline of the Liberal Party following 1929
9 Britain: Crisis within the Conservative Party and the issue of Empire Free Trade, 1930

Related articles: (1) Class Conflict and the National Strike, (2) British Politics 1926 - 29 and the General Election of 1929