Unfortunately, for the Irish and the French, The Dark Lord's views on the matter are not universal. Unfortunately for the Muggles and the Mudbloods, his views are widespread.
Even in the Muggle world, times are not simple. The preceding four years have borne terrorism and scandal the likes of which had not been seen before the Second World War. Watergate and the conflict in Vietnam have shaken the United States and, to some extent, have shaken the world's perception of that young nation. All eyes are on Britain as Northern Ireland lashes out -- half at the English and half at their Republican neighbours. Canada struggles with the Front de Libération du Québec, and their attempts to overthrow the "Anglo-imperialist" government for a French-speaking Marxist state. Turkey beseiges itself, to stop violent revolt in eleven provinces. The elected government of Chile is overthrown in a military coup, and the resulting rule holds sway until nearly the 1990s, but this is almost offset by the rise of Isabel Peron, in Argentina, the following year.
It is a time of trouble and global upset, and as is always true, in such times, a leader has risen to offer his people a way out. The road will be paved in blood and fear, but the Dark Lord is sure, and he seems unlikely to fail. There are more uncertain places to lay one's faith, after all, than in a man whose immortality is nearly certain.
Table of Contents
- Wizarding Politics of the 1970s
- Events of 1970
- Events of 1971
- Events of 1972
- Events of 1973
- Events of 1974
Copyrights and DisclaimersEvents listed in this thread have been pulled from the Wikipedia entries on the corresponding years. Events listed in green, in this thread, were primarily drawn from the timeline on the Harry Potter Lexicon. Some dates are logical speculation on the part of the Admins, where dates were not provided, but could be inferred.