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Planned reforms to the House of Lords

The planned reform of the House of Lords was contained in the 1997 manifesto of the Labour Party. After victory in the 2001 election, the Labour Party continued with the process of reform to the Lords. In November 2001, the proposed reforms for a new House of Lords were released. These came about as a result of a cross-party white paper and were seen as a way of making the Lords more of a part of a democracy.
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Course of History

The Four Year Plan

The Nazi Party's second four year plan started in 1936 and continued to 1939. The organisation of the second Four-Year Plan was put in the hands of Hermann Goering. There is little doubt that Goering found it difficult to organise the plan, which was geared towards driving Nazi Germany to an economy that was fully based around the preparation for war.
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Augustus

Augustus was a Roman Emperor, and one of the most transformative figures in Roman history. As the first emperor, who took power after the death of Julius Caesar, he oversaw the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire. By the time he died, he had left his mark in Roman military affairs, culture, religion, and law.
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Peoples, Nations, Events

Germany 1939

This is the reply the Nazi Government made to Chamberlain's declaration of war in September 1939. “The Reich government and the German nation refuse to accept, or even to satisfy, demands in the form of an ultimatum from the British government. For many months there has been a virtual state of war on our Eastern frontier.
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Dornier Do 17

The Dornier 17, along with the Heinkel III and Junkers Ju 88, were the mainstay of the German bombers during the Blitz on Britain and especially London. In the days of the Battle of Britain, the Dornier 17 had been an easy target for the Spitfires and Hurricanes of Fighter Command but had proved itself to be a valuable part of the Luftwaffe in campaigns that led up to this battle.
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HMS Hood

HMS Hood was the pride of the Royal Navy. HMS Hood was a massively armed battlecruiser with what was thought to be armour equal to her armaments. To all intents, HMS Hood was considered to be one of the most powerful battlecruisers afloat in World War Two. HMS Hood was 44,600 tons, had a crew of 1,419 and was faster than the Bismarck with a maximum speed of 32 knots.
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