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Old 07-26-2012, 09:08 PM
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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As eras rather than strict decades, I'd say they were like this.

The greater 50s: 1947-62
The short sixties: 1963-70
The seventies: 1971-79
The long eighties: 1980-91
The nineties: 1992-00
The two thousands: 2001-present (not really a distinctly 10s thing going on now...)

I'm defining these by fashion, music, world events, and other things that make up the 'zeitgeist' of a period. I think the general trend, with some exceptions, is that our perception of a decade tends to lag the calendar decade by about 1 1/2 years. Thus, 1970 seemed pretty 60s, 1990 seemed quite 80s, etc.

Old 07-28-2012, 12:38 AM
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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1990's: 1992-2001
2000's: 2001-2008.
2010's: 2009-now
Old 02-08-2016, 01:52 PM
Location: Moscow Russia
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The stages of '00s and '10s.

Early 2000 - Pretty much still the '90s in most ways.
Late 2000-early 2001 - '00s influence begins, but this period is about halfway '90s halfway '00s.
Late 2001-early 2003 - The true early '00s. Some '90s hangover is still there but definitely the '00s.
Late 2003-early 2006 - The core '00s. Everything from this period is quintessential to the '00s.
Late 2006-early 2008 - The echo '00s. Still very '00s but definitely going on the downfall.
Late 2008-2009 - '00s to '10s transition is about a halfway complete especially with the Great Recession (it seems to have been ushered in a new era in politics), electropop and other popular music that would later define the '10s starting to hit it big, social networking and smartphones becoming more or less like today (although the latter would not really become ubiquitous until at least mid-to-late 2011), emo & scene fashion still in but definitely going out of style.
2010-2011 - '10s with just a little of '00s left.
2012 onwards - Totally a twentytens world.
Old Yesterday, 09:28 PM
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The 1980s (The Electric Eighties): 1978-1989
The 1990s (The period when rap was mainstream): 1990-1998
The 2000s (Pixar age): 1999-2010
The 2010s (Social Media Times): 2011-2019
Old Today, 06:29 AM
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Somebody didn't read the forum rules before reviving an old thread.

Originally Posted by mensaguy View Post
No "Decades" threads. They are arbitrary, bring very little to the discussion of History, and usually end up being about music.

Once again, this is simply putting current practice into writing. We haven't permitted any "Decades" threads for several years.
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