Top 10 Worst Decades In History

What do you think is the absolute worst decade of all time?
The Top Ten
1 2010s

I would honestly clump the 2000s and 2010s into just one mass of being forgettable. In the 2000s, the most memorable moments were 9/11, a non stop war, the great recession, and probably the one bright side was Obama getting elected (which was one of the last instances of having a somewhat unified country). The 2010s are now gone, and the only memorable aspects about this era is Trump becoming president. Tech did advance a lot in this decade, but nothing that completely revolutionized the world, we're still dealing with a non stop war, and the world is literally on fire. Quite frankly, this chunk of time is becoming horrible, and unlike before, there's no sign of getting out of this.

2010s is the decade of 'declining human civilization'. It is starting to end of the humanity that we've done all these civilizations of physical activities, and it is the beginning of "Digital era" that A.I. robot will take over humans and animals. That means our human will be physically lazier and will obsess with digital lifestyles. Actually we are in digital era right now since 2013 (after 2012 "Mayan calendar"). Mayan calendar warned us that it is the beginning of "end of the world". The current digital device called "iPhone" and "iPad" is the first stage of "A.I. System" we are being obsessed with. I see lot of people looking down on the phone texting and looking social medias. Our generations of children (Gen Z and Gen Alpha) who were born with electronics won't go outside and playing with friends physically, just staying inside of parents' house playing iPhone/iPad game apps. Being convenient over device is good, it is ...more

This Decade Eats! Here's why...

2010-We were STILL recovering from The Great Recession, many small businesses basically ended.
2011-Most of the entertainment world was recycled stuff...especially in the movie world! Then we had Occupy Wall Street!
2012-This was probably the pinnacle of the 2010s because 2012 was supposedly the end of the world (I wish)!
2013-The Great Recession ended...but we had to rebuild the damage that it left us!
2014-The riots in Ferguson, Missouri separated many people more than ever. That, and Robin Williams died that year.
2015-The escalation of shootings and movements.
2016-Donald Trump as our president and a lot of celebrity deaths in one year!
2017-Hurricanes destroying America, probably even more so than Hurricane Katrina!
2018-That year was basically a Celebrity Witch Hunt and the Me Too Movement!
2019-You can't go anywhere without offending someone!

And from my perspective...the 2010s eats for me, here's ...more

This the worst decade that I had ever witnessed. Okay here is how the things go. Stuff was still awesome in 2003. I was born than. 2004 things were still pretty awesome T.V. was still good family guy in it's prime. Good movies like anchorman. 2005 T.V. was still awesome. 2006 is when things really started to get Downhill. Movies were bad. Only decent movie was 300 rise of an empire. 2007 is when things really started to suck. The only good shows to watch is the Big Bang. It is the only good show on T.V.. But than 3 years later we reached the 2010's decade. Things were terrible. I hate the 2010's. The 2000's was an okay decade up until 2007. That is when stuff got bad. At least the 1930's did not have zika virus and terror attacks. Here we are now in 2017. 2016 sucked though. And I hate 2017. 2010's is a garbage decade.

2 1930s

Oh my God, you people are PATHETIC — voting 2010's because you don't like the music or cartoons. Please, I would like to introduce the 1930's:
The Stock Market crashed. Everyone is in poverty, the Second Sino-Japanese War (mostly the Nanjing Massacre), World War II, civil wars in China and Spain, the Holodomor (6-9 million Ukrainians dead thanks to a famine), and a lot of other bad things too.
Yes, there are bad things about the 2010's too, but it doesn't compare to having another World War happen and everyone being in poverty.

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.

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.

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.

3 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.

During that time, it was civility, lawyers took over the government
Should be at the top..

4 1340s

Are you kidding, you vote the 21st century over technology, music, T.V., movies, cars and others. Grow up people and stop acting like babies!

This should be #1 especially when it comes to Europe being killed
Any year hasn't been this deadly besides ANY YEArs of War

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 put on either #1 or #2!

A third or Europe was killed!

5 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.

Come on, seriously how is this not number 1!

The sinking the Titantic happened and there was World War I

The Beginning of a World War.

6 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!

The 2010s are NOT worse than the 40's. The 40's had WWII, the Holocaust (also part of WWII but still), the start of the Cold War, and communism. If some bad music or T.V. shows are worse than this, then I don't know what to say.

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.

7 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

The black plague!
Should be at the top

This should be #2

8 530s AD
9 1970s

My mom and dad won't shut up about how great this decade is when it's really not.

Nothing to do here. Almost all these 1990 - 2000 things you love today never existed yet.
Was never good. Never will

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.

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 470s

Rome ver 1.0 died

The Contenders
11 1450s

Rome ver 2.0 died

12 1900s

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!

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

That decade started the San Francisco Earthquake

13 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.

Here's my opinion/timeline:

1999: Born

2000 - 2003: Awesome years! Best movies, best shows, best games and best music of the late 90s and early to mid 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: $#! tt¥ music, movies, T.V. shows, etc.

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.

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.

14 1990s

When the Rwandan genocide happend the worst genocide in modern history and Osama bin laden attacked Tanzania. Both Oklahoma city bombing and columbine and the whole scandal with Clinton

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.

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"

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

15 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.

16 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.

17 2020s

The 2020s suck because of COVID, many deaths, and how you can't even say a word without someone getting offended. Since when is the word "gypsy" a slur?!

Admittedly, we did have a bad start with the whole Covid-19 pandemic and the political conflicts. However, this is too early to jump to conclusions. What if the rest of the decade could be better? - Written on April 27, 2021

What are we gonna do if the COVID-19 pandemic is still going?! And besides, it's not even the end of the world. Why the hell isn't this decade higher? Someone should move this higher for me. I hope the next year should be better. The COVID-19 pandemic should be over already.

2020 began with among some of the most tragic events that surpass 2016-2019. Including the first major worldwide crisis since World War II being the Covid-19 pandemic. Sadly, with how downgraded politicans of some countries have become over the years, a new cultural shift to technology and a decline are likely. What's next, we're living in a similar reality of Marvel comics and Hanna Barbara cartoons?

18 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.

19 1020s
20 1240s
21 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.

Do not call people retards.

I'm not from America,

22 1100s
23 1650s

Great fire of London and a very nasty plague.

The golden age of piracy started too.

Time to commit Suicide

24 1920s

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?

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

25 1960s

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 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.

Hippies and commies

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