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25th Aug '16 8:25:06 AM DeepRed
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* The presidential wins of UsefulNotes/BarackObama in 2008 and 2012 have been thought of as the end of the GOP's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy "Southern Strategy"]], as Obama won both times without the majority of the American south, which has served as the GOP's stronghold since the 1970s.

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* The presidential wins of UsefulNotes/BarackObama in 2008 and 2012 have been thought of as the end of the GOP's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy "Southern Strategy"]], as Obama won both times without the majority of the American south, which has served as the GOP's stronghold since the 1970s. However, the nomination of DonaldTrump as the GOP candidate for the 2016 presidential election has seemingly given it a stay of execution.
25th Aug '16 8:17:15 AM DeepRed
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** Perhaps more precisely, the Global Financial Crisis, a.k.a. the 'Great Recession', of 2008 onwards could be heralding the beginning of the end of the neo-liberal financial sector dominance that was spearheaded by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. What sets the GFC apart from previous recessions is that large financial institutions that managed to survive TheGreatDepression of the 1930s and subsequent recessions, and heavily benefited from deregulation in the 1980s, were at the heart of the crisis. In fact, David Smick of the [[AmericanNewspapers Washington Post]] believes that the "[[http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-will-replace-the-globalization-model/2012/10/16/57cf62da-0e6d-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story.html globalization model of the past 30 years is cracking up. And there appears to be no new model to replace it.]]"


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** On top of that, the Global Financial Crisis, a.k.a. the 'Great Recession', of 2008 onwards could be heralding the beginning of the end of the neo-liberal financial sector dominance that was spearheaded by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. What sets the GFC apart from previous recessions is that large financial institutions that managed to survive TheGreatDepression of the 1930s and subsequent recessions, and heavily benefited from deregulation in the 1980s, were at the heart of the crisis. In fact, David Smick of the [[AmericanNewspapers Washington Post]] wrote in 2012 that the "[[http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-will-replace-the-globalization-model/2012/10/16/57cf62da-0e6d-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story.html globalization model of the past 30 years is cracking up. And there appears to be no new model to replace it.]]"
** Since then, the neo-liberal order has come under further pressure from the emergence of populist political figures making appeals to those hit hardest by the Great Recession, such as DonaldTrump and Bernie Sanders in America, and Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn in Britain (which as earlier mentioned voted to leave the EU).
20th Aug '16 10:01:25 AM nombretomado
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* In {{Dragonlance}} this actually happens ''twice''. Once after the Cataclysm, when all of the gods(except for the Gods of Magic) withdraw their presence from Krynn, taking with them Priestly magic. Wizardly magic is still around, but Wizards try and keep a low-profile due to persecution. All of Krynn enters a dark age that takes three centuries to recover from. The gods return during the War of the Lance. It happens again after the Chaos War, with the gods going away except for Takhisis due to her stealing away the world. All magic is gone from the world this time around, but it only takes about five years for Mysticism(which is akin to Priestly magic, except it relies on the casters faith in themselves) to be discovered and Primal Sorcery(actually the oldest type of magic, akin to Wizardly magic) is re-discovered fifteen years or so later.

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* In {{Dragonlance}} ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' this actually happens ''twice''. Once after the Cataclysm, when all of the gods(except for the Gods of Magic) withdraw their presence from Krynn, taking with them Priestly magic. Wizardly magic is still around, but Wizards try and keep a low-profile due to persecution. All of Krynn enters a dark age that takes three centuries to recover from. The gods return during the War of the Lance. It happens again after the Chaos War, with the gods going away except for Takhisis due to her stealing away the world. All magic is gone from the world this time around, but it only takes about five years for Mysticism(which is akin to Priestly magic, except it relies on the casters faith in themselves) to be discovered and Primal Sorcery(actually the oldest type of magic, akin to Wizardly magic) is re-discovered fifteen years or so later.
18th Aug '16 5:57:27 PM vexer
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* Most people believe the quality of UsefulNotes/{{television}} [[NetworkDecay gets worse every year]] as the internet becomes a bigger haven for shows and movies.
** A specific point that could be brought up for the cause of the dip in quality, especially in the United States, was the [[TVStrikes Writer's Strike of 2007-8]]. When the strike hit, networks fell back on RealityTelevision shows to pick up the slack. Then they found out that Reality TV not only performed just as well as, and sometimes better than, the more traditional scripted format, but it was far less costly to create and maintain. Now, almost every station on major networks in the U.S has at least one Reality or Reality-style TV show, some networks focusing on it almost entirely (i.e: Creator/{{TLC}}). SturgeonsLaw being what it is, a majority of these shows are regarded poorly, thanks in large part to [[LowestCommonDenominator the ever more tabloid quality of the subject matter]] and often lying about just how much of the show is actually scripted, even when it is painfully obvious.
18th Aug '16 5:54:26 PM vexer
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* In 2015 Creator/{{Konami}} announced that they would no longer be producing big budget games for video game consoles and would instead focus on game machines (pachinko machines) and the mobile market. Gamers that saw the announcement saw it as the end of one of the huge video game publishers and producers that made great games like ''Franchise/SilentHill'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', and ''Franchise/MetalGear'' since Konami effectively killed off all their franchises.
17th Aug '16 8:30:01 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', Cromwell contemplates the end of England's age of chivalry, which he doesn't consider to be such a bad thing. He himself has argued against costly wars where the King leads his army, the banking houses of Florence and Antwerp are starting to be the ones with real power in Europe, and most displays of chivalry are now confined to tourneys and the tilting yard. This is particularly evident when the Earl of Northumberland says he can do what he likes because of his army, Cromwell threatens to take that army right from under him by having the man's creditors call in his debts all at once, and the threat works.
13th Aug '16 12:02:58 PM Schroeder1174
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** The "Summer of Love" is said to have died with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont concert]] in 1969, with the UsefulNotes/MansonFamily murders can be seen as putting the kibosh on the hippie romanticism of the 1960's. The Fall of Saigon in April 30 1975 that ended the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar was considered the end of the 60s as the Post-Vietnam hippies began to be seen as {{clouduckoolander}}s.

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** The "Summer of Love" is said to have died with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont concert]] in 1969, with the UsefulNotes/MansonFamily murders can be seen as putting the kibosh on the hippie romanticism of the 1960's. The Fall of Saigon in April 30 1975 that ended the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar was considered the end of the 60s as the Post-Vietnam hippies began to be seen as {{clouduckoolander}}s.[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolanders]].
12th Aug '16 6:37:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Chinese scholars have described China as this since the time of {{Confucius}} himself, if not before. This hasn't been affected by the fact that China's had at least three Golden Ages since unification.

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* Chinese scholars have described China as this since the time of {{Confucius}} Creator/{{Confucius}} himself, if not before. This hasn't been affected by the fact that China's had at least three Golden Ages since unification.
9th Aug '16 10:58:31 AM thatmadork
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*** And the ''Teutonic'' expansion campaign details the last remaining pagan people of Europe, the Lithuanians, and their grim war for survival in the face of relentless Christian expansionism. Converting provides a number of powerful bonuses such as access to knights, cannons and arquebus, but clinging to the GoodOldWays is possible.
7th Aug '16 5:49:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* The 1512 defeat of Florence by the Medici and the Pope (supported by Spanish troops) marked the end of the Florentine Republic and the classic period of the Renaissance. Until then, Florence had been the center of European finance and arts, the home of Giotto, Cimbue, Donatello, Leon Battista Alberti, Pico della Mirandola, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. By 1512, the center of gravity had shifted to Rome, the Medici were no longer a banking family but had become hereditary nobility and after the fall of Florence, UsefulNotes/NiccoloMachiavelli who had formed the Florentine Militia was sacked, tortured and exiled. In his retirement, he worked as a playwright and later wrote a small book called ''Literature/ThePrince''.

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* The 1512 defeat of Florence by the Medici and the Pope (supported by Spanish troops) marked the end of the Florentine Republic and the classic period of the Renaissance. Until then, Florence had been the center of European finance and arts, the home of Giotto, Cimbue, Donatello, Leon Battista Alberti, Pico della Mirandola, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. By 1512, the center of gravity had shifted to Rome, the Medici were no longer a banking family but had become hereditary nobility and after the fall of Florence, UsefulNotes/NiccoloMachiavelli Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli who had formed the Florentine Militia was sacked, tortured and exiled. In his retirement, he worked as a playwright and later wrote a small book called ''Literature/ThePrince''.
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