Domestic Terrorism in Germany in the 1970s
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By 1968 rebellion produced revolution. Young men and women took to the streets, smashing symbols of government legitimacy. In Berkeley, Washington, D.C., and other American cities mobs blocked buildings, burned streets, and fought with the state’s armed police and military forces. In West Berlin and Paris, students built barricades and engaged in street battles with police. In Prague, men and women demonstrated for freedom and independence from Soviet intervention. In Wuhan young Red Guards seized weapons from the army and used them against their elders. This was a truly ‘global disruption’ that threatened leaders everywhere.2
KeywordsTerrorist Group German Democratic Republic German Government North Atlantic Treaty Organization Guerrilla Warfare
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