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Student protests in Zagreb in 1968 and 1971 – similarities and differences


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Stanić, Vedran. (2016). Student protests in Zagreb in 1968 and 1971 – similarities and differences. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Klasić, hrvoje].

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Student protest in 1968 and 1971 have much differences, but despite that, they also have similarities. If we look at causes, we will notice that there are many differences, the motives are different and the context is different. Also requirements are different, the main difference is that students in 1968 in their demands are thinking on whole Yugoslav society, and in 1971 students demand better position for Croatia in Yugoslavia. But the similaritie is that both students in 1968 and 1971 in their demands try to protect working class and try to connect with them in protest. The students in 1971 are closer to the Croatian Communist Party, because they are together part of the movement called Hrvatsko proljeće (Croatian spring). Also the professors gave their support to the students in 1971, but in 1968 only professors gathered around magazine called Praxis gave support to the students. Both students in 1968 and 1971 criticized bureaucracy, and slow progress of reform. Also they wanted to connect with working class, and in their demands there was some point concidering working class. Many of demands of Hrvatsko proljeće wich students were part of, were realized in Constitution in 1974. The leading students in 1971 finished in jail, and the leading students of 1968 didn't finish in prison but they did have problems later because of events in 1968. The students in 1968 didn't want to change system of socialism, they wanted to make it better. The students in 1971 wanted the better position for Socialist Republic Croatia in Yugoslavia, the problem was that some of demands were separatist.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Klasić, hrvoje
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 09:52
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 09:52

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