During this same time period of the late 1960s and the early 1970s, America saw an era of counterculture in which multiple waves of student activists continuously gained prominence on the political field of American society. Social movements and groups were formed during this period of young activism as a means of liberation. A cultural phenomenon was formed that challenged societal norms and lifestyle at that point- it was a revolutionary, anti- establishment platform that tackled the social tensions regarding women’s rights, traditional thinking, war ...
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...the late 1960s and early 1970s was a revolutionary time for the many countries but especially for Germany during this time of rebellion and revolt. Inspired by the counterculture of America and other countries nationwide, German students opposed the Vietnam War and sought to change society but also addressed issues on the home front. Rebellion swept through the streets of Germany during this era as protestors attempted change in government and society through continual revolt. These students were enraged by the authoritarian mindset taken on by the government and the lack of punishment for Nazi sympathizers as many held positions of powers- showing that Germany’s history of the Nazi regime had not truly been dealt with. They wanted change over legal reforms that were seen as undemocratic and sought to have their voices heard and represented within their government.
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