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Discussion in 'History Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

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    historic event of the second half of the 20th century--1950 to 2000?
     
  2. DocTrinsoGrace

    DocTrinsoGrace New Member

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    What makes an event "historic?" What makes an even more historic than another?
     
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    The ending of the cold war & the ripping down the Berlin wall.
     
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    Landing men on the moon and bringing them safely back to earth.
     
  5. ktn4eg

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    Well, since your cut off date was AD 2000, I guess we can't include 9/11.

    I'm in agreement w/ DOG in that it'd be rather difficult for one to narrow THE most historic event from 1950 - 2000.

    As w/ EWF, you'd certainly have to include the ending of the Cold War & the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.

    OTOH, one could also include such events as:
    1) The Korean War
    2) The Arms Race(s)
    3) The Space Race/Moon Landing(s)/Space Shuttle disasters
    4) JFK's assassination
    5) The Vietnam Conflict
    6) The Watergate Scandal
    7) The Various Presidencies (Ike to HW Bush)
    8) Desert Shield/Desert Storm

    And these are just a few that come to mind.
     
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    I agree with ITL (a sure sign the end is near) that landing a man on the moon and returning safely was our crowning achievement.

    Historically, I would say the resignation of Richard Nixon, as that has never happened before, but would be in favor of it happening again now. Also, EWF is right on target, beginning of the end of the USSR and ripping down the Berlin Wall.

    I think the most prosperous, tranquil decade to have lived through in that ear was the 50s, during Ike's term. The economy was pretty solid, and we stayed out of war. The 60s was a very chaotic time, with the Vietnam War, race riots, assassinations, etc.
     
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