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  • What led to NL?
    • Boer war
      • Exposes the poor health amongst the working class
        • 40% unfit
      • Worried about falling behind competitors
      • Major reason why Britain struggled to defeat the Boers
    • LRC
      • Creates new rivals for working class votes
      • Liberals adopt ideas of more involved government
    • Radicalisation of new trade unions
      • Creates industrial disturbance
      • Fear of lost jobs - high unemployment already
    • Extreme poverty
      • 30% at/below sustinence level
        • Booth and Rowntree
      • Showed the old way needed to change
    • Ideas from abroad
      • Germany
      • New Zealand


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