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Which group is responsible for the strike build up?

Edit statement. Refine the following statement to fit with your arguments. The General Strike was caused solely by the unwillingness of the mine owners and the mineworkers to compromise.
Answer the statement using sources selected for this topic.

Open research project

Using selected primary sources, develop arguments to help decide if the blame for the strike can be placed on the shoulders of one of these groups.

  • Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • Government
  • Coal mine owners
  • Mineworkers and their union leaders

Structure an essay with an interactive tool using the information you have learned in this section.

Cabinet documents and other sources are included in this research project. You can add sources from other authors to expand viewpoints; suggested sites are listed under External links.

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