? asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

In 1914 UK took.200000 Belgian refugees...who paid for themas there was no welfare state?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Unlike now in 1914 the British Government was swimming in money. There were also church groups galore that were willing to step in. 

  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The british government paid.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Ultimately, the UK taxpayer.

  • 1 month ago

    The UK had welfare since 1911.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    As one of the richest countries in the world the UK at the time could afford to offer humanitarian aid as it saw fit either by tax payers or philanthopic organisations. It is misleading to say there was no welfare state (National Insurance had been introduced by this time) since some provision was made on an adhoc basis by the government through a whole raft of agencies. An example would be the Metropolitan Asylums Board, who notably took over the exhibition buildings of Earls Court and Alexandra Palace in London to accommodate Belgian Refugees. 

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