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1968 - the global revolt (1/4) | DW History Documentary

Discussion in 'History' started by AndrewvanZyl, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on Sep 22, 2018
    1968 saw a global protest movement. Young people all around the world protested against social structures, oppression and the Vietnam War. [Online until: 03.11.2018] Part 2: https://youtu.be/4wZ961bNuBo Part 3: https://youtu.be/KS44W7ptIlk Part 4: https://youtu.be/h9RbqjoHYJA This four-part documentary looks back on the decade of upheaval from 1965 to 1975 and its controversial legacy to today’s world. Part 1 of this documentary starts with a survey of the economically booming US of the 1960s and charts the growing disenchantment of many young people who had begun to see the American government as a warmonger. The anti-war movement started at the University of Berkeley in California. As the war in Vietnam was taking on disastrous proportions, the military dictatorship in Brazil was suppressing the country’s leftist opposition. In Africa, independence movements often turned into dictatorships. In Western Europe and Japan, local student movements emerged, boycotting the traditional tools of teaching and power and seeking alternative models for society. German students rebelled against old Nazi cadres running their universities. States all around the world faced violent opposition. Widespread coverage of atrocities during the Vietnam War made the US a target of a critical left-leaning young generation that organized itself into a protest movement and swept the world up with its slogans and songs.

  2. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    And all the world's major military powers still believe they have the right to interfere in things they have no right to, currently under the guise of fighting terrorism but take no responsibility for the consequences.

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