Favorite Decade in History

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    My son in law is a history prof and he shared that he LOVES to study 1920-1930 US history. Ugh.

    I'm 1857-1867.

    You?
     
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    1930-1950 European History especially WWII and the rise of Fascism, the cold war after ward. I have never quite grasped how the same society that gave us Brahms, Beethoven, Goethe, and Nietsche also gave us Hitler. I find the contrast fascinating.
     
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    On first thought, I would have answered 1791-1800, but it is more like 1785--1795.
     
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    And the reason for the interest??
     
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    1955-65. Lot's happening: Cold War, beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, rock'n'roll, beginning of permissiveness but at the same time the 'last gasp' of the 'old order', beginning of Vietnam War, Kennedy, end of colonialism, basically massive change worldwide at a rate not seen before and arguably not since. Fascinating how the world adjusted

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    I really can't make up my mind but I do keep returning to the turn of the century timeframe - 1895-1920 or so. Part of it is, I think, a childhood experience to which most of you can probably relate....
    I remember when I was very little crawling around the attic of my great-uncle's house. He was a farmer and I worked on his farm when I was little during the summers. Anyhow, I ran across his WWI uniform and that led me to ask him questions about it. He was not very talkative so I took what little he said and started researching the period. I think I keep coming back to that first passion for a research project.
     
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    Favorite, there are so many to choose from.

    In America - late colonial period (1750-1775)
    In Europe - Russia in the 1900-1920 era.
    In Asia - Ancient China.
     
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    Another fave decade for me is 1904-14; the last gasp of another old order before WWI. More from a Western social POV (the last of Victoriana vs women's suffrage, fin de siecle), but you've also got the first Russian Revolution, the Russo-Japanese War, the first Chinese Revolution, the finishing of the Scramble for Africa, etc

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    Goodness there is so much to choose from, will have to consider, is it as an outsider or if you could have been there....
     
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    Dr. Bob,

    And the reason for the interest??

    For me, it is mostly to get a better handle on what our Founders intended in writing the Constitution, and the principles that animated them. Though human, they were intellectual giants, who, though living in the Enlightenment, didn't swallow utopian notions about the nature of man, and were able to put their knowledge of human nature, gained through their own deep and profound knowledge and study of history, to use in putting together a system of government. A revolutionary feat in itself, but one that was grounded firmly in timeless truths and therefore didn't suffer (to any serious degree) from the vanities and vices that have attended all other revolutions. Jefferson was right, theirs was an "assembly of demi-gods" and I am awed by their accomplishments.
     
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    Same, of course I was born in '57. My main reason was the space race. I grew up with it and my mother was responsible for getting me interested in it. I got to stay home to watch space shots and did a big report of Dr. Werhner Von Braun.

    Then I became an electronic engineer and got to build black boxes for the Tomahawk and Air Force, air-launched cruise missiles among many other military systems that cannot be discussed here.
     
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    American Civil War history - 1860 - 1865.

    I enjoy reading about early church history, too, from 30 AD to about 500 AD.
     
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    Early Ohio History, say 1800-1860

    Early Church History, 2nd century

    and of course everything in the Intertestamental Period in Ancient History.(research for a book I'm trying to write)
     
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    wwii era 1939-1946
    civil war era 1859-1865
     
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    133-123 BC The time of the Attalid bequest to Rome of an entire country, and the reforms of Tiberius Graccus and his brother Gaius.

    Why? because after the reduction of the Cisalpine Gauls during the second Punic war. The land holdings of the Senatorial Class became massive, Romes income from the Tax farmers in the former Attalid Kingdom started the process whereby the Roman Republic began to fail. Both of the Brothers Gracchii tried to reform land ownership and were killed. Both were tribunes of the Plebs at the time and as such their person was sacer, The Latin term for holy. This process ended with the Assasination of G Julius Caesar some hundred years later, which Gave Augustus the opportunity to become Princeps, a contraction of Primus inter pares.
     
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    I really like the 80s and the late 70s because of the history of the personal computer. I am not sure exactly where I would draw the years though. I love history of technology though so there could be so many decades that I would like.
     
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    1810 - 1820 in U. S. History
     

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