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!

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

1715, 1745

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