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

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. - LightningStrike

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.

Great Depression greater then Crappy Music, Kids shouldn’t be allowed on the internet

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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 effecting 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-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

Didn't you make that comment back in the early 2010s, just take a look at whats going down. Global warming, risks everywhere, yeah. I can't wait to see the look on your face when you start to realize what the future would be like after all of this cruelty - LightningStrike

Here's my timeline/opinion:

1999: Born

2000 - 2003: Awesome years! Best games, best movies, T.V. shows, 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.

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3 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 at the number 2

Stop the 21st century

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4 1910s

Dear visitor, stop spam voting it. It should be #3, but the spam is getting really annoying. - TeamRocket747

This should be #2

This should go directly in the top 3

It could be on 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 the top 5

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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.

This was actually the best decade

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

The 'Retard Decade' this is.

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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

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.

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

First WW2 then start of the Cold War easily one of the worst decade.

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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.

The decade with the economic boom, this is one decade that isn’t bad

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9 1970s
10 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

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.

The Contenders

11 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

12 1980s

This was actually the best decade. - Rpemk

Fraggle Rock - davidrossgarrett

13 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


14 1950s

I canny see

15 1920s

Alcohol was prohibited during this decade.

16 1000s
17 1850s
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