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View Poll Results: What do you think was the best decade in America?
Before 1910's and Before 18 5.47%
1920's 17 5.17%
1930's 6 1.82%
1940's 9 2.74%
1950's 94 28.57%
1960's 46 13.98%
1970's 21 6.38%
1980's 41 12.46%
1990's 66 20.06%
2000's 11 3.34%
Voters: 329. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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1870's in Oklahoma and west Texas........land was free, buffalo was covering the plains, cattle could be had for nothing more than work, rugged individuals didn't do politically correct, whorehouses were legal, all the food was organic..........

 
Old 08-20-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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Will Rogers wrote about that era before barbed-wire fences.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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In my time it was the 90s.
The 90s certainly were some good years. But ironically, they did not begin as such. I remember numerous themes of despair and hoplessness- LA Riots, Generation X, Grunge music with is self-loathing, etc.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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The 90s certainly were some good years. But ironically, they did not begin as such. I remember numerous themes of despair and hoplessness- LA Riots, Generation X, Grunge music with is self-loathing, etc.
Yes but we weren't in a useless war that added to the bankrupting of the country
I'd much rather have the aformentioned
 
Old 08-22-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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1898 - 1908
 
Old 08-22-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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The 90's. I graduated HS in '95 and had the late '90s for my college years and they were awesome. The times felt more optimistic than they do now.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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The 90's. I graduated HS in '95 and had the late '90s for my college years and they were awesome. The times felt more optimistic than they do now.
I was similar,in my 20s in the 90s and things seemed fine. I wouldn't say they were the most optimistic,I might say that about the 80s. You had all the 'fun' music around for one as kind of a telltale sign of the attitudes then,plus coming off the strife of the 60s and unsurety of the 70s...
 
Old 03-16-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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i would have the 1980's is by far the best decade ever for several reasons like the music,movies,tv shows,cartoons,toys everything was good about that decade and if i had to compare to it another decade it would be the 1950's even though i didnt live through the 50's when u see the fads n music its as close to as 80's than any other decade and that is a fact longlivethe80's the best of times
 
Old 03-17-2009, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Here's something you can do for fun. If you could custom design your own ideal time period, what would it be? For me, I would like the peace and tranquility of the '50s. The cars, freedom and movies of the '60s and '70s, the music of the '80s, and the prosperity of the '80s and '90s. Not too much good so far about the 21st century, except perhaps the extreme boom and money flowing like water before the present crash. Imagine if you could live a decade with the positives of those decades that came before.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 06:16 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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All of them had challeges:
the '20's had falling farm prices that preceded the Depression, which consumed the '30's. The '40's was WW II and aftermath. The '50's started with Korea and the Cold War, which continued into the '60's and Viet Nam. The '70's continued that, Watergate, stagflation. The '80's still had the Cold War along with a sharp recession and acceleration of basic industries shutting down. The '90's had a Peace Divedend but the US was still considered the leading nation to fix everything. The '00's had an unsustainable run up in housing prices which we're dealing with now. No "ideal" decade, they all had problems and challenges.
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