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    What was the best and worst decade of the 20th century? It does not have to be recent. Does not have to pertain only to American history either.

    I don't know if i can pick my favorite, but it would most likely be between the 40's, or the 80's ( I know, generally a weak decade. But Me, coke, Thriller, President Bush Announces He Doesn't Like Broccoli and glam rock = awesome, and that's just coming from America!)

    My lest favorite...the 1920's. 19th amendment, prohibition, Houdini dies, stocks, beginning of you know what.
    Not to mention the Yankees went to the world series and own it what? 3 Times? Weak.

    What do the vikings and marijuana have in common? Every time you put them in a bowl
    they get smoked.

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  • #2
    Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
    but it would most likely be between the 40's, or the 80's
    I wasn't aware Adolf Hitler was a Packer fan.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
      What was the best and worst decade of the 20th century? It does not have to be recent. Does not have to pertain only to American history either.

      I don't know if i can pick my favorite, but it would most likely be between the 40's, or the 80's ( I know, generally a weak decade. But Me, coke, Thriller, President Bush Announces He Doesn't Like Broccoli and glam rock = awesome, and that's just coming from America!)

      My lest favorite...the 1920's. 19th amendment, prohibition, Houdini dies, stocks, beginning of you know what.
      Not to mention the Yankees went to the world series and own it what? 3 Times? Weak.
      In terms of success of the United States you could argue for the 1920s, 1940s, 50s, and 1990s

      Worst decade...easy...1930s

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      • #4
        I guess all I can really comment on are the 80s and 90s, and since i dont remember the 80s, the 90s ruled!

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        • #5
          I expect a big BF51 write up soon.

          For me, the 90's. What else could it be. Obviously the decade I was raised, the Cowboys had there run, and the Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis and Radiohead got regular play on the radio and on TV. Sounds good to me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 7-11 View Post
            I wasn't aware Adolf Hitler was a Packer fan.
            . Yes, Adolf Hitler was the only person to live during the 1940's. You're historic knowledge is astonishing!


            BTW I should clarify something... It can be the most interesting decade as well, which for me is the 1940's.

            What do the vikings and marijuana have in common? Every time you put them in a bowl
            they get smoked.

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            Hint:Not the Bears.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
              . Yes, Adolf Hitler was the only person to live during the 1940's. You're historic knowledge is astonishing!


              BTW I should clarify something... It can be the most interesting decade as well, which for me is the 1940's.
              I believe he was trying to say is that to call the 40's the best overall decade (especially if we're looking at world history and not just American history) wouldn't be the best of ideas. It saw destruction on a level never achieved before, organized genocide, the crippling of the European economies, and the rise of Soviet communism as a viable threat to the rest of the world.

              If looking purely at American history, the 40's were quite productive. Development of America as a world leader both in terms of economics and foreign relations, war effort further pulled us out of economic depression of the 30's, increased education levels thanks to the GI Bill, set up America for post war boom of the 1950s.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by andyjo672 View Post
                I believe he was trying to say is that to call the 40's the best overall decade (especially if we're looking at world history and not just American history) wouldn't be the best of ideas. It saw destruction on a level never achieved before, organized genocide, the crippling of the European economies, and the rise of Soviet communism as a viable threat to the rest of the world.

                If looking purely at American history, the 40's were quite productive. Development of America as a world leader both in terms of economics and foreign relations, war effort further pulled us out of economic depression of the 30's, increased education levels thanks to the GI Bill, set up America for post war boom of the 1950s.
                Better than i could ever put it.

                But what i would've said, in my infinate wisdom would've been something along the lines of, 'well, i guess you don't like people being alive and stuff'

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                • #9
                  You could say either the 30's or 40's as the worst as the 30's had the Depression, the rise of the German machine, Stalin, and the beginning of World War II. The 40's had pretty much the same thing as the 30's but subtract the Depression and add internment camps and more publicized concentration camps.

                  As for the best, I'd go with the 00's or the 90's because there was the least amount of overall conflict in those decades.


                  RIP TheManInBlack

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brodeur View Post
                    You could say either the 30's or 40's as the worst as the 30's had the Depression, the rise of the German machine, Stalin, and the beginning of World War II. The 40's had pretty much the same thing as the 30's but subtract the Depression and add internment camps and more publicized concentration camps.

                    As for the best, I'd go with the 00's or the 90's because there was the least amount of overall conflict in those decades.
                    The 20's had VERY little conflict as well. The shock of WWI made people quite hesitant to pull a trigger. The 90s saw little conflict because of the shock caused by the collapse of the Soviet Empire, people didn't know who to pull the trigger against.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Brodeur View Post
                      You could say either the 30's or 40's as the worst as the 30's had the Depression, the rise of the German machine, Stalin, and the beginning of World War II. The 40's had pretty much the same thing as the 30's but subtract the Depression and add internment camps and more publicized concentration camps.

                      As for the best, I'd go with the 00's or the 90's because there was the least amount of overall conflict in those decades.
                      The Boer war says hello...oh wait there was like 12 people involved

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by andyjo672 View Post
                        The 20's had VERY little conflict as well. The shock of WWI made people quite hesitant to pull a trigger. The 90s saw little conflict because of the shock caused by the collapse of the Soviet Empire, people didn't know who to pull the trigger against.
                        Granted you can say that about the twenties but there was still the Polish-Soviet War(which didn't go that far into the 20's but still), Mussolini coming into power in Italy, Prohibition, and the peak of the KKK. And I probably shouldn't have said that about the 00's but Teddy Roosevelt rules.


                        RIP TheManInBlack

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                        • #13
                          the 1980's could go down as the greatest...Ronald Regan was president, arguably one of the best we've ever had...cold war ended...trade prospered around the world...Rock and Roll was at it's greatest...Atari ruled the world...and the Lakers were the greatest team on the planet...in the history of the planet...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JagHombre22 View Post
                            the 1980's could go down as the greatest...Ronald Regan was president, arguably one of the best we've ever had...cold war ended...trade prospered around the world...Rock and Roll was at it's greatest...Atari ruled the world...and the Lakers were the greatest team on the planet...in the history of the planet...
                            I love Reagan (my favorite president) but academics will tell you he was more around the 15-18 range in terms of best Presidents. Trade didn't prosper nearly as much as it did in the 90's with the ascent of the Asian Tiger countries, greater amounts of Foreign Direct Investment into China/India, and the loosening of trade restrictions with Soviet Bloc nations. Plus Nintendo was WAAAY better than Atari.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by andyjo672 View Post
                              I love Reagan (my favorite president) but academics will tell you he was more around the 15-18 range in terms of best Presidents. Trade didn't prosper nearly as much as it did in the 90's with the ascent of the Asian Tiger countries, greater amounts of Foreign Direct Investment into China/India, and the loosening of trade restrictions with Soviet Bloc nations. Plus Nintendo was WAAAY better than Atari.
                              You an economics major of some sort?

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