History Main / EndofAnAge

21st Feb '17 9:00:35 PM gewunomox
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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 there was the passing of MuhammadAli, GeneWilder, CarrieFisher, DebbieReynolds, LeonardCohen and 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]].

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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 there was the passing of MuhammadAli, GeneWilder, CarrieFisher, DebbieReynolds, LeonardCohen Creator/MuhammadAli, Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Music/LeonardCohen and 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]].
20th Feb '17 10:50:14 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s song ''Shiroyama'' combines this with LastStand to cover the fall of the {{samurai}} and the end of [[UsefulNotes/FeudalJapan Japanese feudalism]]. The song itself is about the bravery of the last samurai in the face of the CurbStompBattle they were on the receiving end of. The 500 Satsuma samurai are outnumbered 60:1 and armed with swords against Imperial guns - the fact that they even survive until dawn is impressive.
-->''Imperial force defied, facing 500 samurai\\
Surrounded and outnumbered\\
60 to 1, the sword face the gun\\
Bushido dignified\\
It's the last stand of the samurai\\
Surrounded and outnumbered\\
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Until the dawn they hold on\\
Only 40 are left at the end\\
None alive, none survive\\
Shiroyama''
11th Feb '17 11:01:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** Shown in detail in TransformersFallOfCybertron, which basically consists of rats biting each other as they flee a sinking ship. The transformers have gone from immortal masters of technology to another pack of violent refugees.

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** * Shown in detail in TransformersFallOfCybertron, ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'', which basically consists of rats biting each other as they flee a sinking ship. The transformers have gone from immortal masters of technology to another pack of violent refugees.
3rd Feb '17 1:14:37 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': Upon having his proposal for a dam on the Snake River rejected by the bureau, Grant realized that the era of dam building in the United States was over and no new dam projects would be built.
1st Feb '17 1:47:23 PM Morgenthaler
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** 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 unified Europe.

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** 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.Europe]].
1st Feb '17 1:45:27 PM Morgenthaler
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** 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 Trump in America, VladimirPutin in {{Russia}}, Recep Tayip Erdogan in {{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 treatise-based economies, disillusion towards migrants, and a desire to return to isolationalism 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]].

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** 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 Trump Creator/DonaldTrump in America, VladimirPutin UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin in {{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, Recep Tayip Erdogan in {{Turkey}}, 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 treatise-based economies, disillusion towards migrants, and a desire to return to isolationalism 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]].
23rd Jan '17 2:40:00 AM DeepRed
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* Commodore Perry's arrival in Japan hastened the end of isolationist feudal shogunate rule, which officially came with the ascension of Emperor Meiji in 1867 and started the Meiji Restoration in 1868. From that point, Japan embarked on a programme of rapid industrialisation.

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* Commodore Perry's arrival in Japan hastened the end of isolationist feudal shogunate rule, which officially came with the ascension of Emperor Meiji in 1867 and started the Meiji Restoration UsefulNotes/MeijiRestoration in 1868. From that point, Japan embarked on a programme of rapid industrialisation.
20th Jan '17 7:55:50 AM DeepRed
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** UsefulNotes/FidelCastro's passing also marked this to some. Many saw him as the LastOfHisKind:
--> ''"[[http://www.vox.com/world/2016/11/26/13752198/fidel-castro-dead-death-cold-war Castro matters]] because he was the last living symbol of the Cold War at its peak. His death puts an exclamation point on the end of Cold War style of ideological conflict between capitalism and communism. In some ways, its the most 2016 thing imaginable."''



** UsefulNotes/FidelCastro's passing also marked this to some. Many saw him as the LastOfHisKind:
--> ''"[[http://www.vox.com/world/2016/11/26/13752198/fidel-castro-dead-death-cold-war Castro matters]] because he was the last living symbol of the Cold War at its peak. His death puts an exclamation point on the end of Cold War style of ideological conflict between capitalism and communism. In some ways, its the most 2016 thing imaginable."''
20th Jan '17 7:53:03 AM DeepRed
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* 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 unified Europe in TheNewTens.

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* The Western liberal democratic consensus that seemed rock-solid after the SovietUnion broke up has taken a battering in TheNewTens from many different directions. Chief among them:
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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 unified Europe in TheNewTens.Europe.
16th Jan '17 2:38:04 AM DeepRed
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* The stock market crash of October 29, 1929 ended the economic prosperity of TheRoaringTwenties, triggering TheGreatDepression for years to come.

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* The stock market crash of October 29, 1929 ended the economic prosperity of TheRoaringTwenties, triggering TheGreatDepression for years to come. It also cemented the rise of Fascist regimes in Europe during the following decade.
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