A History of Wales 1906-2000 (University of Wales Press - by D. Gareth Evans

By D. Gareth Evans

This article goals to hide 4 major sector of switch in the course of the twentieth century: the political scene, social alterations, fiscal advancements and tradition and academic positive factors. The e-book is split into major chronological sections: the 1st half examines the interval from 1900-1945; whereas the second one strains the adjustments in Welsh heritage from 1945 to 2000. every one bankruptcy is sub-divided to make interpreting more uncomplicated.

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7 per cent in July 1939. 7 at Tonypandy. The virtual elimination of unemployment was the result of the need to expand production during the war years, and the diversification of industries in south Wales had melted away the massive unemployment queues. The Barlow Report of 1942, on the geographical distribution of industry, was of special interest to Wales with its espousal of new policies to provide for the redistribution and relocation of industry in Britain. New government-built establishments were accompanied by an inflow of new enterprises.

By the end of 1904 it 38 Part I 1906–1945 was estimated that 34,000 conversions had taken place, and a final figure of over 100,000 conversions was often quoted in religious circles. Chapel membership of the big four denominations rose from 463,000 in 1903 to 549,000 at the end of 1905. Evan Roberts had become a national figure of some standing, whose influence resounded throughout the Principality. Between 1906 and 1910 a royal commission inquired into the condition of the various religious bodies in Wales, as a preliminary step towards possible disestablishment of the Church.

Over 80 per cent of the coal exports from south Wales had been to three major regions: north-west Europe, the western Mediterranean area and South America. It was the loss of these markets which largely explains the enfeebled position. The return to the gold standard in 1925, with the resulting overvaluation of sterling, exacerbated an already critical condition in the mining industry. The outcome was a disaster for British coal exports which were now seriously overvalued in relation to foreign currency.

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