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1968 protests

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Daria Carpegna

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1968 The year 1968 was characterized by popular protests all over the world against military, capitalist and political elites. Waves of social movements throughout the 1960s began to shape the values of the generation that were college students during 1968.
They embraced the New Left politics. Their socialist leanings and distrust of authority led to many of the 1968 conflicts. The protests that raged throughout 1968 included a large number of workers, students, and poor people facing increasingly violent state repression all around the world and fighting for many social causes. The French May protests included what was the largest general strike ever attempted in France.
The events would have a resounding impact on French society that would be felt for decades to come. Street poster opposing the de Gaulle government. A caricature of Charles de Gaulle holds a riot baton behind his back and patronizingly pats a representation of France. "Just vote, I will do the rest." It would turn out that 1968 would be a turning point in American political history because of a series of riots, rebellion, assassinations, and political and economic change. USA FRANCE FEMINIST MOVEMENT The feminist movement made the generation question their belief that the family was more important than the individual. Miss America paegeant protest Daria Carpegna
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