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Non-Western countries[edit]

I deleted the reference to the South-East Asian countries (many of) "that gained independence their independence" during this period. Certainly some created new associations (Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak with Malaya) but no others needed to, except Vietnam.

Needs content outside of pop culture[edit]

There is much outside of pop culture needed to be included, things such as fighting for or against communism by proxy (Cuba missile crisis, Vietnam, Indonesia's anti-communist/anti-Chinese actions, and elsewhere). The rise of business computers from IBM, great expansion of science education at all levels in the USA, mass media expansion through television, and the transister).

It would be nice to see comment about cultural things in other countries than the US too!

Needs much more content[edit]

I have grown fascinated with The Sixties as a cultural revolution and all the turmoil and societal change the occured during this period of time. I came here to get a more encyclopedic look at this fascinating era, and found the article remarkably lacking. Perhaps a seperate article, The Sixties, needs to be created to allow both a rough and dirty approach (this page) of the decade as a span of time, and also another page to show the impressive and cultural changes that took place during this time.

I was not alive during the sixties, so I therefore cannot do the writing myself, but I'm certain someone could do this.

Resurgence of the sixties in pop culture[edit]

During the late 1980s and early 1990s there were many movies made about the sixties and that had references to the sixties. Elements of the sixties could also be seen in the popularity of certain clothes and other retail items (e.g. bell bottoms, peace signs, smiley faces). Someone once told me that pop culture goes in 20 year cycles. The end of the sixties era was actually around 1974. In 1994 another pop culture era was coming to an end, one that borrowed a lot of styles from the sixties. Does anyone know of an article that describes this phenomenon?

In 1994 another pop culture era was coming to an end, one that borrowed a lot of styles from the sixties. Does anyone know of an article that describes this phenomenon? ' Of course, in 1994 another pop culture era was coming to an end: it was the end of the "Generation-X-era". The "Generation-X-era" was marked by what was called the "grunge movement" (in music, and in the way the youngsters and adolescents dressed); which was represented by the American pop band Nirvana. This era finished whwn the leader of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, killed himself on April 5 1994. So, that's right: in 1994, another pop culture was coming to an end. And the "grunge" movement was a repetition, in some way -or in most of the ways- of the philosophy and way of living -thinking, music forms, etc- of the sixties. Yes, it was a repetition: as you've said, pop culture goes in 20 year cycles. 20, or maybe 15, or... whatever year cycles. So, it was a repetition of a cycle. ==

Unencyclopedic and largely irrelevent[edit]

This struck me as hilariously ridiculous. what kirson writes this?

The 1960s, or The Sexy Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, you may not have understood that you poor soul but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years.

You poor soul....???? Who writes these things? Someone should seriously revisit this article about the sixties, since apparently the article includes a lot of unencyclopedic material. For a decade as important as the 60s, this page needs improvement. SirCollin 11:02 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Is that even a real picture of woodstock? I don't recall a stage like that...:)

Do we really need to tell people the sixties went from jan 1 to dec 31? i mean , isn't it slightly obvious? ;}


Possibly something to be said about the rapid decolonisation in areas of Africa and Asia no longer under European rule?

Australian Prime Ministers[edit]

Point about the link between communist parties and student movements in the 1960s Italy and France[edit]

The claim that the student movements in Italy and France could forge a connection with the communist parties there is untrue. The PCF strongly looked down on the students, George Marchais labeling Cohn-Bendit disparagingly, and in Italy, the number of young people joining the PCI in fact declined in this period - it is widely acknowledged that the PCI failed to assimilate with the students' demands.