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Chamberlain, (Arthur) Neville (1869-1940), prime minister

A. J. Crozier

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Youth | Education | Business: failure | Business: success | Emerging local politician | Local government and political apprenticeship | Director-general of national service, 1916-1917 | Election to parliament and advance to office, 1918-1923 | Chamberlain and Baldwin | Minister of health, 1924-1929 | Opposition and the Conservative leadership crisis, 1929-1931 | Economic crisis | Chancellor of the exchequer, 1931-1937: tariffs, reparations, and budgets | Becomes prime minister, 1937 | Appeasement of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy | Chamberlain and foreign policy | First steps towards a general settlement | Chamberlain and Eden, 1937-1938 | The offer to Germany of a general settlement and the Czechoslovakia crisis, 1938 | The Munich conference | The policy of guarantees, spring and summer 1939 | Outbreak of war and formation of war cabinet | Chamberlain's resignation as prime minister, May 1940 | Death and reputation

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