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It had been nearly 15 years since the Korean War between U.S.-led forces and the North.

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Lecture 15: 1968 -- The Year of the Barricades - History Guide

Jul 31, 2014 · 1968 was a year of triumphs and tragedies
A retrospective look at the crisis of the 1970s—as a pivot between two different eras in the history of U.S. capitalism—is not just an exercise in nostalgia. Rather, it is an opportunity to try to extract lessons from the history of U.S. capitalism, including this and other crises, to apply to the current crisis and its possible outcomes.

that sense of life as a daily crisis, is sadly absent ..

In the film, Mr. McNamara described the American firebombing of Japan’s cities in World War II. He had played a supporting role in those attacks, running statistical analysis for of the Army’s Air Forces.


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-The Crises in Laos
-U.S. Naval Advisors and the Vietnamese Navy
-U.S. Navy Direct Support
-Expanding Operations into North Vietnam and Laos
-Gulf of Tonkin Incidents
-The Conflict in Transition

The most severe crises may actually threaten not only the established framework, but even the continued existence of the capitalist system itself. In the last century, there have been three periods of profound crisis in the framework institutions of U.S. capitalism: the Great Depression of the 1930s, the crisis of the 1970s, and the current crisis. Of these three, the Depression was the most profound, though it did not come close to threatening the capitalist system in the United States (it came much closer in other capitalist countries). Both the Depression and the crisis of the 1970s, however, resulted in major changes in the framework institutions of U.S. capitalism. The Depression ushered in an era in which the framework included a relatively large government role and powerful unions in the most important industries. This is sometimes known as the period of “regulated capitalism.” The crisis of the 1970s ended this era and ushered in another, characterized by a new framework in which the government role diminished and unions were gravely weakened. This is sometimes known as the era of “neoliberal capitalism.”

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Government in panic The Wilson government had been battered by a series of economic crises, which had finally led to the devaluation of sterling the previous year.

31/07/2014 · 1968 was a year of triumphs and tragedies

Now, 30 years later, secret Cabinet papers released for the first time by the Public Record Office show just how close that crisis brought Britain to economic collapse.

Chapter 3: The Years of Combat, 1965-1968

Harold Wilson never invoked Operation Brutus, but the fact that he had even considered such a draconian measure was a clear sign of the size of the crisis.

The 50th Anniversary of 1968, A Vastly Underrated Model Year

He was wrong. The American people, as a whole, did give the North Vietnamese-Vietcong a psychological victory. Worse, so did the foreign policy establishment, the men who had conceived the American anti-Communist containment policy in Europe after 1945 and then, later, had approved the Vietnam intervention. This small group of "Wise Men"—retired and semi-retired foreign policy advisers of several postwar presidents—along with their counterparts in the middle and upper reaches of the Pentagon and State Department, were as startled and dismayed as the general public and the media by what Tet had revealed of the Resilience of the Vietnamese Communists after years of brutal and costly war. In meetings with the president, with Clark Clifford, the new secretary of defense, and with military leaders, the Wise Men and their allies in the bureaucracy declared the war unwinnable and further escalation a mistake. The president twisted and turned to avoid their conclusion, but felt compelled to turn down General Westmoreland's request for another 206,000 Vietnam troops. Shortly after, he renounced a second full term and offered the olive branch to Hanoi. It would take five full years before the last American troops left Vietnam, but in early 1968, the remorseless escalation process ceased. Never again would the number of American combat men be greater than just after Tet.

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By most conventional measures, the U.S. economy performed better during the “Golden Age” than during comparable periods in U.S. history, combining high rates of economic growth along with low rates of unemployment and inflation. From the late 1940s to the early 1970s, the U.S. economy grew at an average annual rate of nearly 4%. The annual unemployment rate only exceeded 6% twice in the 25 years between 1949 and 1973. The annual inflation rate, too, only topped 6% twice, and was actually under 2% for 14 of the 25 years in this period. The real average hourly earnings of production workers increased at an average rate of over 2% per year.