French Trades Union Congress adopts principle of general strike

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Historical Context Note

In a meeting of the French Trades Union Congress at Nantes, the delegates adopt the principle of a general strike. Within the next few weeks, President Casimir-Perier resigns, disgusted at their proposal.
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Editors. "French Trades Union Congress adopts principle of general strike". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19146, accessed 17 September 2014.]