These awakenings are happening, and will continue to be triggered in the USA and Europe, but in addition, we will start these awakenings in Russia, Moslem countries, China, as well as Africa.
This is an excellent time to observe a massive blossoming taking place, because they really are quite rare. The points to observe is the uncontrollable nature they sometimes required. These awakenings, because of the pent-up feelings and emotions of the masses will drive these events. The outcome is always in question as to whether the results will be optimum or not, and whether a secondary or a tertiary awakening is required.
For example, in USA history, the Revolution was the primary awakening, but it was imperfect in its results, so a secondary, though considerably less violent one took place with the Constitutional Congress. However, many aspects were still unresolved, including one very critical point - that of slavery. This then drove the third awakening, the Civil War as a means to provide freedom for all.
Minor awakenings of course have followed and the process still continues today with the civil rights movement, the women's movement, the gay rights movement, the occupy movement, etc. These are ripple effects all associated with equality, freedom, justice, fairness - principles that all can relate to see as basic and necessary in society.
So once an awakening starts, there are ripples that will follow. Some are major and others pass relatively smoothly producing great changes. Currently we are seeing major waves breaking forth, and in the coming years, there will be even more. Notice the ebbs and flows of change and how some repressive acts and conditions will follow. For example, when gays were given the right to marry, there was a repressive act which followed known as Proposition 8 in California, a way to take away this right. These additional repressive acts will continue to follow awakenings and then trigger additional awakening acts of liberty until balance is established.
Organizations, institutions, and people who focus their efforts to suppress and limit certain people's freedom, equality, fairness, opportunity, and basic rights will find themselves on the wrong side of history. The momentum and energy being created and used for fairness and equality is not going to be stopped. The genie in the bottle has been unleashed.