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What do you think was the most interesting decade of the 20th century, and why?

Asked by Ladymia69 (6881points) February 2nd, 2011

I am partial to a few of them…others I would not mind leaving in the dust!

I would’ve liked to have grown up in the ‘70s ( I was born in ‘79), and the ‘50s seem interesting in a schizoid, duplicitous sort of way.

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

The 00s because of the mass produced cars like the Model T.
The 10s because of the advent of silent movies.
The 20s because of the advent of talking movies.
The 30s because of the heartbreaking stories and some great movies.
The 40s because of the war.
The 50s because of the general sigh of relief brought on by peace.
The 60s because of the sexual revolution, the music, etc.
The 70s because that’s when I was really growing up.
The 80s because of my maturing and some great movies.
And the 90s because of my searching the depths of despair and eventual rehabilitation.

Cruiser's avatar

I think the sixties had the most significant, fun and interesting things happen. Just all the space mission milestones should be enough, but we also had JFK go down, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Woodstock, the Gay Rights movement got started, Vietnam, the Beatles, Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis and the first artificial heart. Can’t forget Woodstock!

Plus Cruiser was born! How much cooler can a decade get!!

Ladymia69's avatar

Yep, the 60s were a crazy party.

Dutchess_III's avatar

70’s IMO. I was a teenager then. It was a magic time….or maybe it was all the pot. IDK. But I do know the world began changing drastically after that, with the advent of cable, then computers, then the internet and the whole world just changed. Some for the better, some for the worse.

Ladymia69's avatar

@Dutchess_III I went through something similar around the time I turned 20, in 1999–2000. I felt like everything in the culture was changing, and I didn’t like the direction it was heading. Or maybe that was just me growing up and realizing what the world was really like? I loved the ‘90s. I was 10–20 in that decade, and it was transformative.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@ladymia69 And it was changing, faster and faster. There has been more change in the last 30 years than in the last 3000 years of human history! (I just made that “fact” up, btw, so feel free to dispute me!)

VS's avatar

I was only around for half of them, but found the 60s to have been the most fascinating time ever. For the reasons cited above, the sexual revolution, the conflict in Vietnam, the protests, the music, the drugs, Kennedy’s assassination, the leaving behind of the innocence of the 50s and that simpler way of life that we all thought was so wonderful—I think all of these contributed to a changing America and a changing world.

jazmina88's avatar

the 80s in my opinion…..wreckless abandon. party like it’s 1999

kritiper's avatar

The 60’s because of the race to the moon.

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