History of the Union (Indy)

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The Contents noted below, which come straight off the top of the moderators' heads, will lead to a colossally long and turgid article. We suggest a maximum length of 1,000 words. Cut and condense mercilessly! -- Admin (talk) 23:22, 4 July 2018 (BST)

Reasons for

Poor harvest 1690s

Darien expedition

England's concern over Catholic threat

1707-1750

Did much happen?

Anglification

James moves his court to London

James writes in English

Enlightenment philosopers adopt English

No Scots Bible

Early British Empire

Scottish participation

French Revolution - effect on the Union?

Nineteenth century

Scottish participation

Highland Clearances

Potato famine

Population growth - england absorbs all Scottish increase

1900-present

World War I

Scottish participation, and higher death-rate

Compare social conditions, esp. housing, England vs. Scotland

World War II - scottish participation, and higher death-rate

Collapse of Empire

Loss of heavy industry

Thatcher

Devolution 1997

Demise of Labour Party