Top 10 Worst Decades In History

What do you think is the absolute worst decade of all time?

The Top Ten

1 1930s

From the Great Depression, to the Holocaust, and to end it all off, World War 2 began. Usually, every decade had its worst aspects, but the negatives financially and politically outweighed the positives during the 1930s.

I'd say this decade is the worst, even though the 2010s are a bad decade culturally, this decade is known mostly for the wars and the Great Depression when suicide rates were really high and the economy was intensely bad, so overall, this is when the World suffered most.

Well, this was the worst decade ever. The Great Depression was occurring, Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany, the Holocaust began, and at the end of that decade, WWII began. But for each decade, a lot of good things actually happened like this one, Jazz was high in it’s popularity and there were some good movies.

To anyone who votes recent years as the worst years in the world and everything, You have got to be kidding me, 1939-1945 were actually the worst years ever!

2 2010s

How did the quality of humanity drastically get milked. This is first decade of modern history where both halves are completely different. Think of life in 2010-2015, and now life in 2016-today. Not to mention, 2019 barely began what 2020 got (and is still getting) destroyed by; Covid-19.

How am I supposed to be a fan of this decade when there's racism everywhere, hypocrites are on the rise that are affecting the decades fashion, Terror going too far, society becoming more annoying, internet risk, society risk, global warming on the ultimate rise, animal and plant population is lowering (Yes, that means there would be less McDonald's for you). Politics are also at risk (I mean yeah, there are a lot of things at risk in this decade compared to the other decades from the post WWII era). The economy is stupid, the innocent people are getting hated on for no reason, Air is polluted, people are becoming famous for stupid reasons and not for profession, pop culture is 100% annoying and can make so many angry people so that everyone would be angry, health issues to millions of people, viruses everywhere, suicide everywhere, there's people everywhere that don't even sleep often, crappy remakes ruining our lives, natural disasters everywhere that people don't even care about ...more

You wanna know why this is the worst decade ever? I'll tell you why because were living in such a sensitive world where were sitting behind one screen and were not gonna have a fist digitally compose itself into a physical hand and punches in our faces for saying the wrong things. Wrong things subjectively. And it pisses me off because we didn't have this in the 60s we didn't have this in the 70s we didn't have this in the 80s we didn't have this in the 90s we didn't have this in the 2000s and we didn't have this in the Early 2010s. We were just sitting there watching our favorite movies and shows and if we got offended then we kept it to ourselves. Now people are just stuff like "oh I feel offended" you have a freedom and right to be offended yes. But there's also a freedom and right to offend.

Worst decade I've ever experienced. When this current decade started, things were going fine. In 2010 and 2011, teenage fashion was still looking fine, music was still good (especially pop music), and not everyone was a smartphone addict. In 2012, things still kind of went okay, but by 2013, you could notice that many people became addicted to smartphones and the internet. The mid-10s started to see cell phones as the most important thing in life, and by 2015-16, pretty much everyone became obsessed with their phone. Trends also became worse at that time. Now you've got every teenage girl wanting to dye their hair blonde, and teenage boys wearing hoods, even in the summer when it's 90 degrees. This causes a lot of pressure to me. Music also went downhill, and now you've got either two choices of popular music: rap with trap beats, EDM, or a regular pop song featuring a rap artist. And then there's social media, which is responsible for putting hashtags to advertise products such as ...more

3 1910s

Dear visitor, stop spam voting it. It should be #3, but the spam is getting really annoying.

World War 1 therefore its bad because it killed millions of people.

The beginning of the First World War
Should be I. The top 3

The beginning of the world war 1
Should be in the top 3

4 1860s

Gold rushes happened, it was all a struggle to become rich. It all happened in most developing countries, such as America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. It was also extremely pointless.

This was the beginning of the lawyers taking over the government, the decade of "the ends justify the means", and the true beginning of myself before anyone else. The decay of civility, personal responsibility, and the few deciding for the many begins with the 60's.

The Civil what and the KKK formed. I hate nostalgia elitists so much. You think the Civil War is better than pop music? If so. Get help please.

This decade is the beginning of the Civil War and the beginning of the KKK

This should be number 1

5 1940s

Germany in those times why the hell did they vote for Hitler.
Hitler and the Nazi's ruined the world in World War 2.
People vote for 2010s because the music is not their taste or 2016 famous people died.
The only thing you'd like about being a 1940s kid is that you finish school when you are twelve years old!

70 Million Deaths from a war that sure started in the ladder part of 1939 but most of them died in this decade, the beginning of the cold war, and the many other atrocities that are too numerous to list.

As if the war wasn't bad enough, the UK had a catastrophic snowfall in 1946-7. It melted in March, causing nationwide flooding.

I honestly don't have many positive things to say about the 40s.

I'm not disrespecting opinions but are you kidding me? Pop music (which is great) > is worse than killing 11 million people in a war? Really?

6 2000s

Oh yeah like that's all that happened in the 2000s.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone film came out.
Dial up is dead
The Sims video games started.
Video games pick one Mario is Missing (90s) or Luigi's Mansion (2000s)
Pokemon Gen 1 was the 90s.
Windows Pinball was still around and the original minesweeper

...but I was entering the times of becoming a teenager.

I think the 2000s except for a few things that happened in America was a more calmer decade than the 2010s which is more hate speech to everything existing. Possibly because social media wasn't really around or had just started in a certain year but not like now.

I really loved the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and even the 2000s, but my favorite years were (2007-2012). So, I will say 2013 was when I noticed things were starting to suck! 2013 and 2014 were crap, and 2015 had nothing super exciting going on, I do think 2016 and 2017 were TERRIBLE! 2018 seems to be a little better, but 2020 will be great though.

Here’s my timeline/opinion:

1999: Born
1999 - 2003: Awesome years! Best movies, best shows, best games and best music of the late 90s and early 00s
2004 - 2007: Great years! But not as good as the earlier years, but still had a great childhood
2008 - 2012: These years were okay, things were starting to change a lot
2013 - 2014: Bad. Things were starting to suck
2015 - 2016: Awful. Things were getting worse.
2017 - Present: $#! tty music, movies, T.V. shows, etc.

7 1340s

The height of boubonic plague, responsible for more deaths than any other event in human history. Pair that with, religious persecution, and the fact that it was the dark ages. Yeah, 1340s was the worst!

This should be at the top. The 1930s were terrible but this was far far worse.

This should be either #1 or #2 at the least
A third of Europe was killed

Also some countries lost up to 90% of their population before that

8 1900s

This should be #2 or #3 at the most!

That decade started the San Francisco Earthquake

The San Francisco Earthquake that killed over 3000 people.
This should be higher.

This should be either #1 or #2, An Earthquake in San Francisco killed over 3000 people!

The San Francisco Earthquake

This should go in the top 5

9 1970s

And there were also a handful of bad teen idols. Donny Osmond is basically the 70s version of pre-puberty Justin Bieber and you can see the similarities. He has the same bowl cut, the same shrill, high-pitched girly voice and the same annoying songs.

Lol no Youtube the internet didn't even come till the 1990s, 90s kids had it if their parents got it for their birthday or christmas.

No class. Horrible T.V. programs, very few great movies. Explosive gas prices along with gas rationing. Richard Nixon and Watergate. Long hair, afros.

The songs were awful in this genre but I can't necessarily call it a bad year.

10 1980s

I suppose it was the year before the most hated pop star of the 21st century was born.
Most hated because of social media.

This was actually the best decade.

Worst decade that has ever happened

Margret Thatcher's reign of terror began as she shut down all the coal mines increasing unemployment by about 1000%

The Newcomers

? 1020s
? 1660s

The Black Death happened in 1665, then the great fire of London back in 1666, THEN we had the dreadful hurricane of 1667!
In conclusion, lots and LOTS of people got hurt.

The Contenders

11 1990s

Lol, I'm not obsessed with the 1990s anyway. But sometimes I miss childhood. Even though I hated school did you know 50% of adults miss school. But the 90s cult will be angered with this being on the list.

The Gulf War, rwandan genocide, LA riots, columbine, oklahoma bombings, etc. I don't like people who think the 90s were good just because Doom came out in '93 and "music was good"

Wow. We had the gulf war, LA riots, Waco siege, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine, and a crappy politician who got impeached for a sexual act.

I'd have back to the 1990s.
No social media. (Unless you count messengers, chatrooms)
Kids addicted to a video game they are too young to play (Fortnite)
Too much digital around.
2010s - Brexit

12 1850s
13 1350s

A lot of people died from the Black Plague during that time period. This should be number 1

This decade had the bubonic plague killing over 100- 200 million people. This should be number 1

This should be number 1 because of the Black Plague

This should be #1 because of the Black Plague

14 1950s

Think about it nostalgia-retards, you say the old days were better huh? Well, I'm disagreeing and have a lot of reasons.

First of all we live longer, don't you want to see your relatives for a longer time? There's also less racism, a lot of douches say the Kkk is better than rap music which is very immature of them. Finally games and movies have better graphics and stories. Grand Theft Auto is much more diverse than Tetrix. Music is also more advanced. You only had one or 2 genres in the past, although I like rap and pop I think there should be a miz of rap and pop and other genres.

Finally, get out of this list.

The Cold War has a thing in this decade

Do not call people retards.

I'm not from America,

15 2020s

This decade is off to a really terrible start but I have faith that it will get much better later on

Every year just keeps getting worse since 2012 ended In my opinion

World war III, fires, floods, the death of Kobe, Covid19, and it's only March 2020!..

Well just have to wait till 2022 and hope to restart a new era

16 1920s

Who cares! I wouldn't mind If the ban on alcohol was reinstated.

Alcohol was prohibited during this decade.
Speakeasy

Really? this is at the bottom of the list? why not the eighties? the great depression and the Spanish flu and all that?

The flu epidemic has claimed 804 victims in Britain, Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician has died, the Great Depression, and the alcohol incident

17 1960s

The 1960's were not really that great overall, with the exception of the music, which was much better than anything since.

I know the KKK was active here. Music wasn't very good either and quite a number of people were racist.

Seriously, how is this not number 1! A lot of bad things happened by then, the Vietnam war, Dr MLK was Assassinated, there was an earthquake in Italy, etc.

My mum grew up then and she said it wasn't the greatest decade so :P

18 1800s

Too much industrial style everything

19 1650s

Great fire of London and a very nasty plague.

The golden age of piracy started too.

Time to commit Suicide

20 1000s

We had 9/11 followed by the Iraq war and then a pretty bad recession. It was not great

The 1000s is so bad that technology isn't invented yet

21 1890s
22 1640s

This is when the 30's year war was going on and eventually ended in 1648. It devastated Germany killing 1/2 of it's population. So much killing in this decade.

This should be either #1 or #2

23 1780s
24 1620s
25 1100s
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