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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


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