Joseph Chamberlain
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"Joseph Chamberlain" was a British politician and statesman. He was best known as the leading imperialist of the day in Britain, first in the radical wing of the Liberal Party (UK)/Liberal Party then in the Liberal Unionist Party/Liberal Unionist alliance partner of the Conservative Party (UK)/Conservative Party. He was the chief advocate and supervisor of the Second Boer War (1899–1902), and by 1906, when a stroke ended his career, was the leading advocate of "tariff reform" (that is, imposing high tariffs in place of free trade). Chamberlain divided both major British political parties– Gladstone's Liberals in 1886 and the Unionists in 1903 – in each case helping to derail the political prospects of that party.

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