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What were the most significant years of the 20th century?

 
 
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jul, 2007 06:49 am
Steve 41oo wrote:
(Joe why is plastic vital for a germanium transistor?)



They fall over if you don't have something to stick them in.


Joe(http://www.mediumrecords.com/random/wp-content/yuri/DSCN6778-tb.jpg)Nation
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Foofie
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jul, 2007 01:41 pm
I believe 1951, 1952, 1953 were the most significant years, since most people got tv's during those three years, I believe. And, that set the stage for a new reality in people's minds. If it wasn't for those early years of I Love Lucy, My Little Margie, Gene Autry, The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid, etc., I believe we'd be living in a different society. A more somber one possibly.
While today's tv is a far cry from those early programs, it set the stage for what followed, which was the best and easiest way to evolve society's mores.
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jul, 2007 01:44 pm
1975
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Paaskynen
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2007 01:10 am
1917 and 1989 mark the beginning and the end of the 20th century according to some historians who see it as defined by the rise and fall of the communist block. The conflict between East and West has driven much of the international developments in that period. After this era ended the information age started (with the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1991).
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2007 05:25 am
Dorothy Parker wrote:
1975
let me guess. The school of accountancy at the University of Missouri was founded as a separate entity?

David o'Leary made most first class appearances for Arsenal FC 1975-1993?


6.1 magnitude earthquake in Yellowstone national park?

no sorry give up.

oh I got it you founded your branch of shops, Dorothy Perkins.

Well happy birth-year Dorothy Perkins, you dont look a day over 18.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2007 12:35 am
1914, WWI starts war, 1939, WWII starts, 1968, world-wide turmoil, 1969, Man walks on Moon.

as with Homer, a man might have said, "I lived in the time of Achilles,"

I can be proud to say, "I lived in the time of Armstrong."

a 1,000 or 2,000 years into the future, it is all one will say about the 20th century.
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cello
 
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Reply Sun 2 Sep, 2007 09:34 am
I think the end of WWII was also important as it was the start of many old colonies countries getting rid of the colonists.
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Sun 2 Sep, 2007 10:48 am
21 March 1971
Not 24 december.
Not 11th september
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fresco
 
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Reply Sun 2 Sep, 2007 12:23 pm
If i had to pick a single year it would probably be 1914, the outbreak of WW1. It was the aftermath of that involving German reparations and the Great Depression which led to the rise of Hitler and WW2. And in turn this led to the establishment of Israel, Middle East conflicts and Islamic terrorism. On the plus side, these events led to the emancipation of women, antibiotics, and computers.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Sep, 2007 08:21 am
Paaskynen wrote:


1917 and 1989 mark the beginning and the end of the 20th century according to some historians
who see it as defined by the rise and fall of the communist block
.

The conflict between East and West has driven much of the international developments in that period.
After this era ended the information age started (with the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1991).

YES.

So STIPULATED.
David
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 3 Sep, 2007 08:28 am
1955
The year i was born Very Happy
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Mon 3 Sep, 2007 09:01 am
1958 - The year Prince was born

Very Happy
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Mon 3 Sep, 2007 11:01 pm
1967, the Summer of Love when the counter culture was born in San Francisco.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc302/Constantly_Constance/IMG_0031.jpg
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2007 02:26 am
Christmas Day 1991:
when the most despoticly evil USSR ceased to exist
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happycat
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2007 04:35 am
The 60's in general were such a time of change, I'm glad I was alive and experienced it. The entire decade was so full of change, excitement and tragedy.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2007 05:50 am
Endymion wrote:
Yes WWI

1914-1918 (which includes Britain's illegal invasion of Basra -1914 to secure an oil pipeline, and of course the first use of chemical weaponry)

Here also emerged the swastika (Hindu, Buddhist etc) into western military - worn as a lucky symbol in the trenches (by any side) and of course, later to be associated not just with luck - but with brutality, power, domination, aggression, racism, torture and genocide - Nazism -



Lest We Forget



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2f/Flag_of_Germany_1933.svg/800px-Flag_of_Germany_1933.svg.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/93/Sauwastika.svg/70px-Sauwastika.svg.png
Quote:
The left-facing swastika can be found in both Hindu and Buddhist tradition.




The symbol which is still associated with Buddhism is actually a reverse of the swastika, and doesn't sit at an angle. But I don't want to detract from the thread. Very interesting reading
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2007 07:44 am
happycat wrote:
The 60's in general were such a time of change, I'm glad I was alive and experienced it.


Me too.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2007 09:59 pm
happycat wrote:
The 60's in general were such a time of change, I'm glad I was alive and experienced it.
The entire decade was so full of change, excitement and tragedy.

Yes, but change from what was good
to what was bad from the 1950s to the 1960s.

The change was degeneration.
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happycat
 
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Reply Sat 8 Sep, 2007 12:50 am
No David.
Change is good - change opened people's eyes to new ways of thinking and started discussions about things never discussed before.

If you've ever seen the movie Pleasantville, the 60's were when the world got colorful.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 8 Sep, 2007 01:08 am
happycat wrote:
No David.
Change is good -
change opened people's eyes to new ways of thinking
and started discussions about things never discussed before.


In 1917, the Russian Empire of the Czar CHANGED into the colorful Red Empire of communism.
In 1933, the Weimar Republic CHANGED into the Third Reich.

On Sept. 11, 2001, the World Trade Center CHANGED into rubble.

I dispute your assertion,
tho I admit that sometimes change might be for the better.
David
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