Union of Democratic Control

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Founded in September 1914 by a group of liberal intellectuals, including J. A. Hobson, Norman Angell, and Bertrand Russell, who believed that wars came about through secret diplomacy. During the war they agitated vigorously for a negotiated settlement. Afterwards they campaigned against armaments and alliances, until 1967, when the UDC was dissolved.

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