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Old 10-25-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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Which decade and why, include politics, entertainment, science, anything you want to add.

In the US the 50s, 80s, and 90s are usually in the debate for the best decade, but what I'm asking is for the best decade for the entire world all around
Well the 1950s meant the US was far ahead in living standards and economy compared to the rest of the world.

1980s well there was a recession in the early part of the 1980s, yet even so the cold war ended before the end of the decade.

1990s was an era of economic expansion, and with it lowering poverty rates. It also saw the massive expansion of the internet.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Well the 1950s meant the US was far ahead in living standards and economy compared to the rest of the world.

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The 50s were a great decade for mainstream white Americans, not so much for blacks, and also women, gays, communists, etc.
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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And in all terror attacks less people died than in the Srebrenica genocide in 1995.
Yes if you by single terror attack sure but not if you count them together.
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Yes if you by single terror attack sure but not if you count them together.
IDK. If you want to add up the death toll of those terror attacks you mentioned and come up with a number less than 8400, then in Srebrenica more people were killed in 3 days.
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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IDK. If you want to add up the death toll of those terror attacks you mentioned and come up with a number less than 8400, then in Srebrenica more people were killed in 3 days.
Only the terror attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq of the last 6 years already pass that number of 8400.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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The 50s were a great decade for mainstream white Americans, not so much for blacks, and also women, gays, communists, etc.
I referring to other developed countries then like Europe as was not so long before devastated from war. Even Canada and Australia were in better terms than Europe for a time too.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:17 PM
 
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There is less poverty, more wealth and longer human lifespans in the world right now than at any other time in recorded history, as far as I can tell.

So, the answer is this decade and most likely beyond.
in the 90s white and black male death rates in the US were decreasing, since the year 2000, white male death rates have skyrocketed mainly due to increased alcoholism, the median income of all families in the US was higher in 1999 than now (and that is not factoring in inflation), the national debt was significantly lower and dropping, Alaska, Delaware, Florid, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Arkansas all had lower violent crime rates by the end of the 90's than today.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:21 PM
 
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in the 90s white and black male death rates in the US were decreasing, since the year 2000, white male death rates have skyrocketed mainly due to increased alcoholism, the median income of all families in the US was higher in 1999 than now (and that is not factoring in inflation), the national debt was significantly lower and dropping, Alaska, Delaware, Florid, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Arkansas all had lower violent crime rates by the end of the 90's than today.
to add to this, the total crime rate per capita was lower in 1999 than today in the US
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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in the 90s white and black male death rates in the US were decreasing, since the year 2000, white male death rates have skyrocketed mainly due to increased alcoholism, the median income of all families in the US was higher in 1999 than now (and that is not factoring in inflation), the national debt was significantly lower and dropping, Alaska, Delaware, Florid, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Arkansas all had lower violent crime rates by the end of the 90's than today.
You were asking about the world though, not just the U.S. (or so I thought).

I think most of the world's population, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America, would say that things are better now than at any other time that they can remember.
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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You were asking about the world though, not just the U.S. (or so I thought).

I think most of the world's population, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America, would say that things are better now than at any other time that they can remember.
true, I was just mentioning that not everything is better now, same for a lot of western European nations, back then the PIGS were doing just fine
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