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Causes of the General Strike ­ Essay
The General Strike marked the end of a time of industrial unrest and possibly
revolutionary feeling. This period dated from the years before WW1, i.e
syndicalism, labour unrest 1911-1913. Events between 1918-1922
demonstrated a high level of union militancy and class feeling, e.g…

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Another cause of the general strike was that Britain's economy suffered a
decline and severe unemployment in its traditional `staple industries' in the
period after WW1, resulting from the decline in the export market in these
industries. The response of factory owners was to reduce wages, which in turn
caused…

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