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George V (George)

( King of Great Britain in the years 1910-36.)

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Board of George V began during the constitutional crisis in the House of Lords, which refused to approve the bill of the Parliament, limiting its power to veto bills in the House of Commons. To resolve the crisis, George V has promised additional support for the Liberal government, but after the victory of the Liberal Party in elections in 1910, a bill was approved without additional measures.
In 1911, George V visited India. This was the only British monarch who has made a similar move, the history of British rule over India.
In 1914, the outbreak of the First World War. King visited more than 450 units and over 300 hospitals with wounded soldiers. In 1917 due to anti-German sentiment, he took the name of a family of Windsor (Windsor).
Throughout the XIX century in Ireland reinforced the desire of the nation to independence. But in the north, the independence movement was resisted unions and the Conservative Party. In 1916, the Catholic celebration of Easter in Dublin has grown into a civil war, which ended with the proclamation of the Irish Free State (later - the Irish Republic) in 1922 (cm. Retrieve Patrick Pearse). At the same time, the six northern counties remained part of Great Britain. George V has played an important conciliatory role, as in this and in other situations, such as the general strike of 1926.
George V, easily took the first Labor government, appointed in 1924. After World economic depression in 1929, the king persuaded the union leader to head a coalition national government, composed of all parties, won elections in 1931.
George V was directly involved in the establishment of Westminster Act 1931, under which the parliaments of the British dominions could make their own laws, regardless of UK. This increased the importance of the monarchy, as the Dominions, no longer subordinate to the British Parliament, were now linked by a common oath of loyalty crown.
George V began the tradition of annual Christmas broadcasts for the sovereign territories (now - to the Commonwealth of Nations), which was first performed in 1932.

WWC Team on the basis of the Official site of the British Royal Family


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