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    Posted by U15019093 (U15019093) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Hi there,

    I am in the middle of writing my first draft of my extended essay with the question :

    " How successful were the campaigns of the Suffragists in gaining votes for women by 1918?"

    I am on my final paragraph, discussing the role played by other countries and how it influenced Britain to reform. However I am struggling to come up with some argument apart from that it put pressure upon the Government and politicians as they wanted Britain to be perceived as a contemporary and authorative country.

    Is there anything I can do or add to boost my line of argument?

    Thanks

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    Posted by Bitesize_History_Teacher (U15237253) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Hi there,

    I am in the middle of writing my first draft of my extended essay with the question :

    " How successful were the campaigns of the Suffragists in gaining votes for women by 1918?"

    I am on my final paragraph, discussing the role played by other countries and how it influenced Britain to reform. However I am struggling to come up with some argument apart from that it put pressure upon the Government and politicians as they wanted Britain to be perceived as a contemporary and authorative country.

    Is there anything I can do or add to boost my line of argument?

    Thanks 
    Thanks for the question.

    I would say that the argument you have is fine. You could add that Britain in the aftermath of WW1 wanted to regain some of the influence that it lost in the years before WW1 by showing itself at a leading power and of course strengthening it's hold over the Empire.

    It is obviously not a major contributing factor but important in convincing some elements of the British establishment that increasing the franchise was worthwhile. Important when you consider many of these establishment figures would have sat in the House of Lords.

    Hope this helps.

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