Top 10 Worst Decades In History

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

The Top Ten

1 1930s

This was by far the worst decade ever. The 2010s are not even that bad! - Aha223

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

Sino-Japanese War, Great Depression, Stalin's reign of terror, Rise of the Nazi Regime, Start of World War 2... Pretty hard to top that.

World war 2

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2 1860s

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.

1860s needs to be #3

This should be higher up

It would be #2

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3 2010s

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-10's 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. - DarthPhasey

The crowning achievement of horrible decades.

Well, everything started to suck in 2013! But it got worse 3 years later in 2016,

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4 1910s

This should be #2

This should go directly in the top 3

This should be in the top 3

This should go to the top 3

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5 1340s

This should be either #1 or #2. A third of Europe was killed! - Aha223

Also some countries lost up to 90% of their population before that - reed2009

The Black Plague started and it killed a third of Europe! - reed2009

This should be on either #1 or #2

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6 2000s

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.

Was one of the Worst ever. T.V. and Music went right downhill quickly then. Should be at the Top...

All better years are the 2000s to 2012, accept 2009

When things went downhill very quickly. Hate then so much de to the 'Crap' that came out and is still with us.

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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

The 1940s were worse than the 2010s. - Fullwalking2

Come on! This should be #1 on the list - PeeledBanana

Come on! This should be #1 in the list

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8 1990s

So many bad things happened that time. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Overrated decade, but still 8 times better than the disgrace of the 10s. - Frodomar49

Everything got bad after 1991.

Iraq

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9 1970s
10 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

The Contenders

11 1960s

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

12 1950s

I canny see

13 1980s

This was actually the best decade. - Rpemk

14 1350s
15 1920s
16 1000s
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