History Main / EndOfAnAge

12th Dec '17 10:38:10 AM costanton11
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** The War also helped further the decline of European Monarchies, as the Italian, Yugoslavian, Romanian, and Bulgaria thrones were abolished within the next few years, the later three seeing Communist governments rise in their place.

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** The War also helped further the decline of European Monarchies, as the Italian, Yugoslavian, Romanian, and Bulgaria Bulgarian thrones were abolished within the next few years, the later three seeing Communist governments rise in their place.place. It also led to the Emperor of Japan becoming a symbolic figurehead.
12th Dec '17 10:35:45 AM costanton11
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** It also saw the end of several other long standing monarchies, like Germany, Austria, and Russia.


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** The War also helped further the decline of European Monarchies, as the Italian, Yugoslavian, Romanian, and Bulgaria thrones were abolished within the next few years, the later three seeing Communist governments rise in their place.
11th Dec '17 11:15:10 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Periodically, and especially from 2000 onwards, commentators within and abroad say that this is approaching for the UnitedStates. And [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment that is all we are going to say about that]].



* A number of observers have seen the revelation of NSA's Project PRISM and other Internet surveillance as the end of idealism surrounding the Internet and its transition from a tool of emancipation to a means of social control.
** Internet idealism is also under attack from two other factors: the formation of [[InternetBackdraft echo chambers on social media]] that are [[BrokenBase reinforcing political polarisation]], and the Internet of Things that is [[LuddWasRight perceived to have caused disruption]] to more bricks-and-mortar jobs than it has created.



* Even though the reputation of the US was hampered though the years due to the some actions in the past, the Wikileaks scandals have been seen as the final nail of the coffin towards the perceived trust towards the US by many countries to any of its actions.



* The Western liberal democratic consensus that seemed rock-solid after the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] broke up has taken a battering in TheNewTens from many different directions. Chief among them:
** The Greek financial crisis, the refugee crisis, the 2015 Paris attacks and the Brexit referendum seem to be putting an end to the EU's dream of a [[UnitedEurope unified Europe]].
** 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 UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher and UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan. 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 ''[[UsefulNotes/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 economic order has come under further pressure from the emergence of populist political figures making appeals to those [[https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/19/welcome-to-the-age-of-trump hit hardest by the Great Recession]], such as Creator/DonaldTrump and Bernie Sanders in America, and Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn in Britain (which as earlier mentioned voted to leave the EU).
** The [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/professor-thomas-weber-/strongmen-trump-liberal-world-order_b_9661636.html re-emergence of political strongmen]] in the early 21st Century such as Creator/DonaldTrump in America, UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, Recep Tayip Erdogan in UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}}, and various populist nationalist leaders in Europe, is believed to have dealt a blow to the liberal democracy of the post-ColdWar period as described by Francis Fukuyama in "The End of History". Hostility towards international treaty-based economies, disdain towards migrants, and a desire to return to isolationism may spell an end to globalized communities. Fukuyama himself has revisited the topic [[http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/america-the-failed-state-donald-trump with a noticeably gloomier outlook from his End of History thesis]].
** Some say the 2016 election was also the end of moderate conservatism, as the GOP moved further to the right and started openly embracing the nationalistic rhetoric of the alt-right, which led to more traditional Republicans performing badly in elections.
* The rise of Netflix, Red Box, Hulu and other sites geared towards renting/streaming movies and t.v. shows online led to the decline and eventual extinction of Blockbuster and other video rental stores. Well as franchises anyway, there are still a few manager-owned stores still kicking. Cable TV also took a major hit.

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* The Western liberal democratic consensus that seemed rock-solid after the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] broke up has taken a battering in TheNewTens from many different directions. Chief among them:
** The Greek financial crisis, the refugee crisis, the 2015 Paris attacks and the Brexit referendum seem to be putting an end to the EU's dream of a [[UnitedEurope unified Europe]].
** 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 UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher and UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan. 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 ''[[UsefulNotes/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 economic order has come under further pressure from the emergence of populist political figures making appeals to those [[https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/19/welcome-to-the-age-of-trump hit hardest by the Great Recession]], such as Creator/DonaldTrump and Bernie Sanders in America, and Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn in Britain (which as earlier mentioned voted to leave the EU).
** The [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/professor-thomas-weber-/strongmen-trump-liberal-world-order_b_9661636.html re-emergence of political strongmen]] in the early 21st Century such as Creator/DonaldTrump in America, UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, Recep Tayip Erdogan in UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}}, and various populist nationalist leaders in Europe, is believed to have dealt a blow to the liberal democracy of the post-ColdWar period as described by Francis Fukuyama in "The End of History". Hostility towards international treaty-based economies, disdain towards migrants, and a desire to return to isolationism may spell an end to globalized communities. Fukuyama himself has revisited the topic [[http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/america-the-failed-state-donald-trump with a noticeably gloomier outlook from his End of History thesis]].
** Some say the 2016 election was also the end of moderate conservatism, as the GOP moved further to the right and started openly embracing the nationalistic rhetoric of the alt-right, which led to more traditional Republicans performing badly in elections.
* The rise of Netflix, Red Box, Hulu and other sites geared towards renting/streaming movies and t.v. shows online led to the decline and eventual extinction of Blockbuster and other video rental stores. Well as franchises anyway, there are still a few manager-owned stores still kicking. Cable TV also took a major hit.
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10th Dec '17 5:47:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' by FASA adapted the idea of different Worlds or Cycles from the Mayan calendar. The Sixth World started in 2011 with the renewed rise of magic (our own magicless world was the Fifth Age), but there had been previous ages, many thousands of years ago, where magic was far stronger, strong enough that everyone could do magic and Horrors from Another Dimension had broken through and walked the Earth. This was the setting of ''{{Earthdawn}}'', another TabletopRPG by FASA.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' by FASA adapted the idea of different Worlds or Cycles from the Mayan calendar. The Sixth World started in 2011 with the renewed rise of magic (our own magicless world was the Fifth Age), but there had been previous ages, many thousands of years ago, where magic was far stronger, strong enough that everyone could do magic and Horrors from Another Dimension had broken through and walked the Earth. This was the setting of ''{{Earthdawn}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'', another TabletopRPG by FASA.
10th Dec '17 3:46:01 PM bt8257
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** Some say the 2016 election was also the end of moderate conservatism, as the GOP moved further to the right and started openly embracing the nationalistic rhetoric of the alt-right, which led to more traditional republicans performing badly in elections.

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** Some say the 2016 election was also the end of moderate conservatism, as the GOP moved further to the right and started openly embracing the nationalistic rhetoric of the alt-right, which led to more traditional republicans Republicans performing badly in elections.



* A GrowingUpSucks example is when your most significant role models in childhood start [[AuthorExistenceFailure succumbing to the mortal coil]]. Music/DavidBowie's death due to cancer on 10 January 2016, is a prime example. The passing of celebrities [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]], Creator/AlanRickman, [[Music/{{Eagles}} Glenn Frey]], [[Music/JeffersonAirplane Paul Kantner]], Creator/TerryWogan, Natalie Cole, and Music/{{Prince}} within weeks of Bowie and each other compounds the sense of loss. Later in the year there was the passing of Creator/MuhammadAli, Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Music/LeonardCohen and Music/GeorgeMichael among others. In particular, 2016 has been cited as being significant because the celebrities involved [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-worst-year-ever-20170103-story.html represented a golden era of bold cultural risk-taking]], coupled with the [[https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/how-social-media-changed-celebrity-deaths-in-2016 increasing ubiquity of social media]], and that the two countries that gave most of these celebrities, the US and UK, were hit by seismic politicial events (Brexit and the Trump election) that year.
* When the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 it ended 86 years of misery for the Red Sox and their fans and creating a golden age for the Red Sox as they won the title 2 more times after ending their drought: one in 2007 and another in 2013. It also signaled the rise of the Curse-Buster era in American sports, when several teams ended long droughts since their last title, if they had even won it at all, including:

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* A GrowingUpSucks example is when your most significant role models in childhood start [[AuthorExistenceFailure succumbing to the mortal coil]]. Music/DavidBowie's death due to cancer on 10 January 2016, is a prime example. The passing of celebrities [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]], Creator/AlanRickman, [[Music/{{Eagles}} Glenn Frey]], [[Music/JeffersonAirplane Paul Kantner]], Creator/TerryWogan, Natalie Cole, and Music/{{Prince}} within weeks of Bowie and each other compounds the sense of loss. Later in the year year, there was the passing of Creator/MuhammadAli, Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Music/LeonardCohen and Music/GeorgeMichael Music/GeorgeMichael, among others. In particular, 2016 has been cited as being significant because the celebrities involved [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-worst-year-ever-20170103-story.html represented a golden era of bold cultural risk-taking]], coupled with the [[https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/how-social-media-changed-celebrity-deaths-in-2016 increasing ubiquity of social media]], and that the two countries that gave most of these celebrities, the US UK and UK, US, were hit by seismic politicial political events (Brexit and the Trump election) that year.
year as well.
* When the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 2004, it ended 86 years of misery for the Red Sox them and their fans and fans, creating a golden age for the Red Sox as they won the title 2 more times after ending their drought: one in 2007 and another in 2013. It also signaled the rise of the Curse-Buster era in American sports, when several teams ended long droughts since their last title, if they had even won it at all, including:



*** The 2005 Chicago White Sox (99 years)

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*** The 2005 Chicago White Sox (99 (88 years)



*** 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers (25 years)
*** 2007 Indianapolis Colts (37 years)
*** 2010 New Orleans Saints (54 years)
*** 2014 Seattle Seahawks (40 years)

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*** 2006 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers (25 (26 years)
*** 2007 2006 Indianapolis Colts (37 (36 years)
*** 2010 2009 New Orleans Saints (54 (52 years)
*** 2014 2013 Seattle Seahawks (40 (39 years)
30th Nov '17 6:39:37 PM danlansdowne
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** Similar to Ovid, the Book of Daniel compares the four ancient empires around the Mediterranean (which reigned over the Israelites) area to metals: Babylon is gold, Media is silver, Persia is bronze, and Greece/Macedonia is iron.

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** Similar to Ovid, the Book of Daniel compares the four ancient empires around the Mediterranean (which reigned over the Israelites) area to metals: Babylon is gold, Media is silver, Persia is bronze, and Greece/Macedonia is iron. (Some interpretations have it Babylon, Persia, Greece/Macedonia, and Rome.)
26th Nov '17 1:19:39 PM nombretomado
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** The Glorious Revolution was also seen as the end of Scotland as a distinct society, the 1706-1707 Acts of Union led to Scotland acceding to England and forming the state of Great Britain. This HanoverStuartWars and the Jacobite Rebellion was the last major civil conflict on English soil. The Battle of Culloden was seen as the final nail in the coffin of the Stuart Kings and the end of Scotland as an indepedent power.

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** The Glorious Revolution was also seen as the end of Scotland as a distinct society, the 1706-1707 Acts of Union led to Scotland acceding to England and forming the state of Great Britain. This HanoverStuartWars UsefulNotes/HanoverStuartWars and the Jacobite Rebellion was the last major civil conflict on English soil. The Battle of Culloden was seen as the final nail in the coffin of the Stuart Kings and the end of Scotland as an indepedent power.
22nd Nov '17 7:09:05 PM nombretomado
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* The CrimeanWar (1853-56) is considered this in the history of European diplomacy. While it was relatively insignificant militarily and characterized by blunders and incompetence, it broke the international system based on "legitimacy" created (or restored, depending on your perspective) after the Congress of Vienna and opened the way for the rise of nationalism and nation states. It set the stage for creation of Germany and Italy, and later the Balkan states, and in so doing, paved the way for World War I.

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* The CrimeanWar UsefulNotes/TheCrimeanWar (1853-56) is considered this in the history of European diplomacy. While it was relatively insignificant militarily and characterized by blunders and incompetence, it broke the international system based on "legitimacy" created (or restored, depending on your perspective) after the Congress of Vienna and opened the way for the rise of nationalism and nation states. It set the stage for creation of Germany and Italy, and later the Balkan states, and in so doing, paved the way for World War I.
22nd Nov '17 9:01:20 AM Rytex
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* The (final) cancellation of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' marked the end of the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse that had been a staple of cartoon programming since 1992.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' marked the end of the Franchise/MyLittlePony franchise being marketed exclusively to young girls, due to the rise of the [[PeripheryDemographic brony fandom]], and this also caused several other merchandise-driven and child-oriented shows to evolve to allow for adults to derive just as much entertainment as kids. While the show is still a bit on the girly side, it's much more gender-neutral than its predecessor generations and still draws insane levels of engagement from its fandom's different age groups.
22nd Nov '17 8:46:25 AM Rytex
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* When the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 it ended 86 years of misery for the Red Sox and their fans and creating a golden age for the Red Sox as they won the title 2 more times after ending their drought: one in 2007 and another in 2013.
** Likewise when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016, ending a 108 year losing streak.

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* When the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 it ended 86 years of misery for the Red Sox and their fans and creating a golden age for the Red Sox as they won the title 2 more times after ending their drought: one in 2007 and another in 2013.
** Likewise
2013. It also signaled the rise of the Curse-Buster era in American sports, when the several teams ended long droughts since their last title, if they had even won it at all, including:
** MLB
*** The 2005 Chicago White Sox (99 years)
*** The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies (28 years)
*** The 2010 San Francisco Giants (56 years)
*** The 2015 Kansas City Royals (30 years)
*** The 2016 Chicago
Cubs won the World Series in 2016, ending a 108 year losing streak.(108 years)
*** The 2017 Houston Astros (55 years)
** NHL
*** 2010 Chicago Blackhawks (49 years)
*** 2011 Boston Bruins (39 years)
*** 2012 Los Angeles Kings (45 years)
** NBA
*** 2006 Miami Heat (18 years)
*** 2008 Boston Celtics (22 years)
*** 2011 Dallas Mavericks (31 years)
*** 2015 Golden State Warriors (40 years)
*** 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers (46 years)
** NFL
*** 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers (25 years)
*** 2007 Indianapolis Colts (37 years)
*** 2010 New Orleans Saints (54 years)
*** 2014 Seattle Seahawks (40 years)
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