Method #116: Generalized Strike

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Starting in 2003, Bolivians carried out a series of strikes and blockades to force the government to nationalized the nation's natural gas industry. During one of these action, the town of El Alto carried out a generalized strike – meaning that the strike included a minority of workers from many different industries. A government crackdown on protestors resulted in a number of deaths, and this is referred to today as the "Gas Wars."

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