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.

Heard this was a bad decade today hopefully the 2020s won't be like this in canada

This was by far the worst decade ever. The 2010s are not even that bad!

You're right. But think about it, it's the now. There will soon be be people that hate the 2010s for critical reasons. Why? Because it will soon be over.

Come on! This is when Mussolinni, Hitler, and Franco came to power.

2 2010s

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

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

This is NOT one of the worst decades. It is the most peaceful time in world history, we have new vaccines, less war, and less poverty as we progress. Although we still struggle with huge issues such as racism and climate change that should be addressed, we are actually striving to FIX these problems unlike the past. We should never stop guiding relief for every problem but if we actually see how far we have gotten, the human race has progressed MASSIVELY.

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.

3 1860s

The start of the civil war and the beginning of KKK.

This should be number 1

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.

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

This should be number 1

The Civil War, Abraham Lincoln's Assassination and the KKK formed. Awful.

4 1910s

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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

This should be #2

5 2000s

This was actually the best decade

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.

When things began to go Awry. 2005 is when it was beginning to occur. First part was okay since we still had a bit of the 90's going on...

Evrybody born after June 2001 will never have existed in the 2nd millenium and so they are losers.

6 1340s

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

This should be either #1 or #2. A third of Europe was killed!

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

This should be number one or two
A third of Europe was killed

7 1940s

The 80s generation think that just because there are a few bad artists in the 2010s it makes it the worst generation, completely ignoring the 1940s which had the bloodiest war in human history

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.

The 1940s were worse than the 2010s.

1940's- wars
2010's- bad trends and fashion

Some how the 1940's is better than the 2010's

8 1970s

Worst decade ever! No rudder. No keel.

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


9 1990s

So many bad things happened that time.

Overrated decade, but still 8 times better than the disgrace of the 10s.

Everything got bad after 1991.

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

10 2020s

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


The Contenders

11 1980s

This was actually the best decade.

Worst decade that has ever happened

Too much music
Too much slutty and silly outfits like what

Fraggle Rock

12 1920s

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

Alcohol was prohibited during this decade.

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

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

13 1960s

Hippies and commies

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

My mum grew up in the 60s and said it wasn't the greatest so :P

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

14 1350s

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

This should be #1 because of the Black Plague

The black plague!
Should be at the top

This should be #2

15 1900s

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

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

That decade started the San Francisco Earthquake

16 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

17 1850s
18 1650s

Great fire of London and a very nasty plague.

The golden age of piracy started too.

Time to commit Suicide

19 1950s

I canny see

20 1890s
21 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

22 1100s
23 530 BC

This decade killed Jonesy from Fortnite and was the end of the world until a second later in the 520s it can back. What a horrible decade. Also there were no good movies or bad movies. There were zero movies in general!

24 470s

Rome ver 1.0 died

25 1450s

Rome ver 2.0 died

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