Union of Democratic Control
(305 words)

Union of Democratic Control

British association of radical-liberal and socialist politicians and intellectuals who spoke out against imperialistic politics and annexationist war aims while advocating a democratically controlled foreign policy. The U.D.C. was founded on September 5, 1914, as a manifestation of open protest against British politics during the July Crisis by James Ramsay MacDonald, Norman Angell, Arthur Ponsonby, and Edmund Dene Morel. Other co-founders included, among others, Bertrand…

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Reimann, Aribert, “Union of Democratic Control”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0603>
First published online: 2015



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