Best Centuries in History

The Top Ten
1 20th Century

Although the scope of warfare expanded dramatically during the course of the 20th Century, the developments that defined the periods of peacetime ultimately outweigh the costly destruction and significant loss of life. The Cold War could not have been executed more brilliantly, and the era of 1945 to 1991 yielded many, many fruits. Technologies that will be in use for the rest of the duration of the human race sprung forth from this ideologically competitive yet focused era. The remaining years of the 1990's also saw amazing developments for our common humanity, particularly in medicine, art and music. Yes, this century that concluded an otherwise difficult millennium alone redeems that entire 1000 year period and keeps us looking deeper and deeper into the next.

I mean everything happened here.
This is everything you are right now, and everyone.
Well, every century is. But this was the important period for World to turn. Call this an important Season of our Existence. And the first half was Blood, Terror, and War. The 2nd half was the 60s, 70s, 80s and well up to the end - POP CULTURE. All in Music, Movies, and Global Politics including Monarchy.

It was the century of many important discoveries, inventions and technological achievements: atom (atom itself has been discovered much earlier, but many properties of atom and subatomic particles have been discovered during the 20th century), computer, jet engine, moon landing,...

I used to think this was just the obsessed century, but sometimes I wish I could return. I was a child in the 90s now that's the obsessed decade. So if I could I would visit either 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s.

2 19th Century

This was THE game changer century. People always talk about how much better off we are now, and while that is technically true, in terms of growth, social change, cultural development, scientific discovery, innovation, global increase of wealth, expansions in art, music, literature, history: there really is no other century that can compare. If you look at conditions at the beginning and end of the century, it's almost literally night and day. Most other centuries are defined by changes in particular aspects, like the last half of the 20th century is largely characterized by advances in computer engineering and technology, and the first part of the 21st is associated with mobile technology boom. But the 19th century changed nearly everything you can name for the better. The fact that it's effects are still felt today speaks to this. Consider that some of the most recognizable architectural landmarks were built during this century: Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, Lady Liberty. Most of the ...more

In the 18 hundreds, the light bulb was invented from Thomas Edison in 1879, electricity was discovered, the colt revolver was invented in 1836, which is the first revolver, and the first car was invented in 1885, the telephone was invented in 1876, the radio was invented in 1895, and the first steam locomotive was invented by Richard Trevithick in 1804. So almost everything was made in 18 hundred. In the 19th century, the human was creative. Unlike now. Where there is barely something new other than a phone with multiple back cameras.

This was the beginning of the modern world. Industrialisation, the end of monarchies across the world, the introduction of modern political points of view, and most importantly, the building of tensions between European countries which would eventually lead to the major warfare in the 20th century. Other than napoleon, and the scramble for Africa and some minor wars in Asia and the world, this was a relativley peaceful century compared to the 20th century.

The scope of industrialization couldn't have been conceived when Great Britain began such feats. The automobile, the piston engine, machine guns, bombs, geographic lines in Europe, the rise and fall of Great Britain, the last century without airplanes -- the 1800's were an exciting time, building up to a very destructive century.

3 21st Century

Tech took a right turn (and when I mean that, tech was more widescreen and more hd quality)


Things got better

Almost every movie is CGI

Despite all that, there was some bad things: Most of them happened in 2001.

September 11 bombings - World Trade Center and The Pentagon bombed

One of my family members getting arrested

More deaths

Terrorist attacks

I hope the 2020s bring back all of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s nostalgic things, but I don't know if this will be official.
I think everything started to suck in mid 2013. The last good year for me was 2012. Early 2013 was okay but everything went downhill around mid to late 2013, because I had braces then and crappy school teachers

I love the 21st Century because there's always something to do when your bored like go on a tablet or something.

The technology improved more after we hit the 21st century.

4 18th Century

It was the best century for art, fashion, beauty, almost all of the positive things of society. Almost. Unfortunately slavery was still a thing. And women weren't as equal as they were in the 20th. But apart from that, they did everything right!

Even the year NAMES sound great! 1700, 1770, love it.

French Revolution. Best thing to happen to Europe.

Very good century

5 1st Century

Jesus died on the cross

6 17th Century

The ladies were respected. The Three Musketeers takes place during this century. If guys in grade eight acted like the main characters act, middle school would be heaven, not hell.

Sounds pretty cool

7 16th Century
8 2nd Century
9 15th Century

King Henry 5/V of England perhaps one of the best English storylines of all time

10 14th Century
The Contenders
11 13th Century
12 32nd Century BC

This was the century that rocked.

I graduated college and went to Pizza Hut for my honeymoon in that century

13 11th Century
14 10th Century
15 6th Century
16 5th Century
17 1st Century BC
18 12th Century
19 2nd Century BC
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