The question in contention directs to how and why the RAF was established in Germany.
The research question that begs to be answered is "why did RAF engage in the establishment and activities it did?" RAF aim was to remove antisocial policies and oppression. The youth movement was against the capitalist machinery of consumption and apathy and in the wake of imperialism and genocide. Out of their distress, resistance developed due to the ever escalating social situation. The faction was also to get rid of the intractable power of the western and imperialism world (Moncourt, Smith & Churchill 289).
The RAF was formally developed and established on 5 June 1970 by the then founders Meinhof gang or Baader, Meinhof and Andreas to fight for the oppressed. Most of the members were well-educated, of the middle class and were born in the generation of the disruption of 1940s. The economic recession of 1966-67 in the capitalist world hit Germany with unemployment skyrocketing. This resulted in a grand coalition of the Christian Social Union with the Social Democratic party to counter dissent which was to manage the crisis. The youth becomes increasingly unemployed in factories in West Germany. The dissents at universities lead to Extra-Parliamentary Opposition being born. On June 2, 1967, a youth Benno Ohnesorg was shot dead by the police during his first demonstration. The policy used street militancy to contain the demonstrations. The federal republic of Germany made some attacks like the attempted assassination of Rudi Dutschke in a campaign (Kalinovsky& Daigle 57; Moncourt et al. 1524)
RAF as a faction was an instrument used by the people and some political persons to instigate communism and bring to an end imperialism and capitalism. The cold war was fuelled by the spheres of influence which referred to the euphemism for occupation or empire, a guideline for democracy and a strategic concept. It also referred to the