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For everybody wanting to read a lengthy German text that is quite interesting:
http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/26/26670/1.html

It compares among other things, the different strike cultures in the two countries.

It brings it back to the French revolution and the success of the middle class to overthrow government - while in Germany the middle class revolution took place at a time (1848), when the working class was slowly planing to overthrow the government as well. That, the author claims, is the reason, why revolution means different things in these two countries, and why strikes are run differently today.

Well, this is my short summary, so to be taken with care (-;

by PeWi on Fri Nov 23rd, 2007 at 09:40:42 PM EST

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