Lysistratan General Strike of 1901

Credited as one of the seminal events to end the Second Great War, the Lysistratan Gneral Strike is also credited with showing the political power of the Kushielites. It is believed their feminist movement served to cause the morale of military forces on both sides to be broken.

Lysistrata was a priestess of the Kushielite movement who traveled across the Western world, preaching that the end to war would come if we "can deny the sexual favor of those who feed the war machines". While considered a controversial tactic, this act of non-violent resistance served to add power to the anti-war movement.

Lysistratan rallies were often held in secret, and often at night, often considered "seditious and traitorous". Leaders were subject to arrest, torture, and in some cases execution.


Once the leadership of nations began to complain of the "iron regiment" of women, many governments felt the need to enter into peace negotiations, or at the very least were compelled to provide historical and political justification for their policies.


For many people, the Lysistratan General Strike of 1901 serves as a promise that the nonviolent efforts of a few organized people can serve to benefit the public. Whether theses efforts will be echoed in the Third Great War has yet to be seen.

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