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Jan 10, 2016 3:12 PM

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What was the most glorious era for your country?

Bonus question : who was the greatest leader of your country
 
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Jan 10, 2016 3:16 PM

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the golden age is i guess: 1346 - 1371
the greatest leader is emperor stefan dušan (dušan the mighty)
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Jan 10, 2016 3:31 PM

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I'm too young to know the golden age of my country?
 
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Jan 10, 2016 3:35 PM

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Deago said:
I'm too young to know the golden age of my country?
well. you can look at history?

i said 1346 - 1371 but i was born a bit later than that
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Jan 10, 2016 3:43 PM

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If you mean Golden age by exercising power over others, then it would be between 1581 - 1718.



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If you ask me, the golden age was around year 1980. Then we were one of the most equal, stable and prosperous countries the universe ever seen.


War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.





 
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Jan 10, 2016 3:52 PM
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Most likely when the country was called the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and it was the reign of Vytautas the Great. So like a bit of the 14th century and like almost a half of 15th century.
 
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kawaiiyuris said:
The golden age is I guess: 1346 - 1371
The greatest leader is emperor Stefan Dušan (Dušan the Mighty)


Aye, in that time our country was in it's peak.

Also after WW1 there was Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes which was also quite powerful and afterwards Yugoslavia, but I don't think that those are valid because our country was in an union.
 
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Jan 10, 2016 4:04 PM

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1578-1603 or 1609-1672, depends on country
 
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Jan 10, 2016 4:30 PM

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It''s never had one

But the Aztec empire was Rad also New Spain
 
Jan 10, 2016 4:32 PM

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The Golden age for Ol' Austraya was the grand emu war. Of which we lost..
 
Jan 10, 2016 4:39 PM

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Depends of 'Golden Age' of what, I guess.
The first thing that came to my mind was the XVIIth - XVIIIth century, during Louis XIV's reign because of his prestige and what remains of that time, artistically and achitecturally speaking. XVIIIth century was pretty important for our country with the Enlightenment, as it leads to the Revolution, so I'm not sure.
The Belle Epoque was at the end of the XIXth century till First World War, a time were people were very happy and optimist.
I really can't decide which could be the 'Golden Age'.

As for greatest leader, I want to say it was Napoléon Bonaparte. Or maybe Charles de Gaulle.
 
Jan 10, 2016 4:42 PM

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1776 -????

that is the golden age of my country.
still keeps going


 
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Golden Age for the U.S.? In terms of overall, I'd say the '70s. Jobs were everywhere and college was cheap, despite our still-emerging race and female rights.

Today, it's the opposite: no jobs and expensive college but things are much more equal, however I think people tend to push the rights thing too far so I could never tell.

Bonus question: George Washington, because I can't say any of our most recent leaders were "great."

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1776 -????

that is the golden age of my country.
still keeps going


Would've answered this way, but I'd guess you're asking for a very specific era.
Just need to find out how to quote this every time so I can dodge the stupid 30-character limit.
 
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kawaiiyuris said:
The golden age is I guess: 1346 - 1371
The greatest leader is emperor Stefan Dušan (Dušan the Mighty)


Aye, in that time our country was in it's peak.

Also after WW1 there was Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes which was also quite powerful and afterwards Yugoslavia, but I don't think that those are valid because our country was in an union.
i wouldn't count the post ww1 kingdom b/c king alexander's politics wasn't that great + things were shaky after his assasination. i actually think the time of king peter I (before ww1) was better. as for sfr yugoslavia... yeahhh things were going pretty well for the most part when it came to quality of life, self-sufficiency of the country, and stability, but we can't really ignore the darker side of the socialist regime where people were getting arrested for all kinds of political reasons. also can't really call it the golden age when it ended in a terrible war. but i guess a lot of older/middle aged people would agree with you on that one..
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Jan 10, 2016 5:01 PM

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When the plane goes missing because otherwise no one know this country exist.
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Jan 10, 2016 5:08 PM
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I'd have to go with George Washington or FDR as the leader.
 
Jan 10, 2016 5:13 PM

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I'd have to go with George Washington or FDR as the leader.


FDR fucked and married his own cousin he is your ordinary anime protagonist which is why mal loves em.


 
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The harlem renaissance now everything has gone to hell.
 
Jan 10, 2016 5:19 PM

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1776-1961 which was the introduction of Astro Boy to the west

Anime was a mistake and should've remained locked away in the east
 
Jan 10, 2016 5:27 PM

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americans answering 1776-(now-ish)..
ah yes
all of that slavery and racism
great times
great depression too
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kawaiiyuris said:
americans answering 1776-(now-ish)..
ah yes
all of that slavery and racism
great times
great depression too

We've had racism for all our history even in modern times, shouldn't that imply that we have no golden age?
 
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Jerkhov said:
kawaiiyuris said:
americans answering 1776-(now-ish)..
ah yes
all of that slavery and racism
great times
great depression too

We've had racism for all our history, shouldn't that imply that we have no golden age?


for the us i say the best ages was 1880- 1910 or 1950- 1969
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
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Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
 
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americans answering 1776-(now-ish)..
ah yes
all of that slavery and racism
great times
great depression too


you just being a hater mang once you taste freedom it's hard to say the things you just said


 
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Jerkhov said:
kawaiiyuris said:
americans answering 1776-(now-ish)..
ah yes
all of that slavery and racism
great times
great depression too

We've had racism for all our history even in modern times, shouldn't that imply that we have no golden age?
:))))))))) bingo my friend :))))))))))
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kawaiiyuris said:
Jerkhov said:

We've had racism for all our history even in modern times, shouldn't that imply that we have no golden age?
:))))))))) bingo my friend :))))))))))

I ain't letting you in mah country, fuck out here ya Europeeing
 
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kawaiiyuris said:
:))))))))) bingo my friend :))))))))))

I ain't letting you in mah country, fuck out here ya Europeeing
i've already been
i've tainted your soil with my european holier than thou heels and toes

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As far as I know the USA was doing pretty well between 1950 and 1969.
yes, especially when mccarthyism was all the rage :)

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but ok i'll stop now
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DateYutaka said:
Jerkhov said:

We've had racism for all our history, shouldn't that imply that we have no golden age?


for the us i say the best ages was 1880- 1910 or 1950- 1969

I agree, there is a correlation between America becoming great and Swedes emigrating to America. 1880 - 1910 sounds therefore accurate.

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I wasn't aware we'd really had one, though I'm sure someone would try to argue the 90s.
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Jan 10, 2016 6:41 PM

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During the 70's probably because that's when it became a republic, won it's first Olympic gold medal and there was an oil boom which was caused by America having to seek out alternative sources of oil because the Arabs refused to sell it oil as punishment for supporting Israel during the Yom Kippur war (1973).

The first prime minister of my country is considered the greatest leader in my country by most people.
 
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kawaiiyuris said:
Jerkhov said:

We've had racism for all our history even in modern times, shouldn't that imply that we have no golden age?
:))))))))) bingo my friend :))))))))))
The 50's is supposed to be America's golden age because it became one of the top super powers along with the Soviet Union after World War 2 while like most of Europe was devastated from World War 2. It also experienced an economic boom and baby boom in the 50's.

http://www.history.com/topics/1950s


Between 1945 and 1960, the gross national product more than doubled, growing from $200 billion to more than $500 billion. Much of this increase came from government spending: The construction of interstate highways and schools, the distribution of veterans’ benefits and most of all the increase in military spending–on goods like airplanes and new technologies like computers–all contributed to the decade’s economic growth. Rates of unemployment and inflation were low, and wages were high. Middle-class people had more money to spend than ever–and, because the variety and availability of consumer goods expanded along with the economy, they also had more things to buy.


The baby boom and the suburban boom went hand in hand. Almost as soon as World War II ended, developers such as William Levitt (whose “Levittowns” in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania would become the most famous symbols of suburban life in the 1950s) began to buy land on the outskirts of cities and use mass production techniques to build modest, inexpensive tract houses there. The G.I. Bill subsidized low-cost mortgages for returning soldiers, which meant that it was often cheaper to buy one of these suburban houses than it was to rent an apartment in the city.
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american, so probably post ww2 till the early 60's. lot of problems at home during that time but on the whole it was economically the best time for the U.S.
 
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I'm Spanish so probably between 1492 and 1800 or so, before the Spanish Empire's fall.
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New Zealand's never fucking had one. We're not that special.
 
Jan 10, 2016 8:56 PM
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New Zealand's never fucking had one. We're not that special.


you nation was even fouded by the europeans by mistake lol the dtuch were loking for what is now oz
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I'm Spanish so probably between 1492 and 1800 or so, after the Spanish Empire's fall.
16th century (1500's) because of the influx of gold and silver to Spain from it's New World colonies (Latin America) after the conquest of the Incan and Aztec empires. England and France were beneath Spain during that time.
 
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I'm Spanish so probably between 1492 and 1800 or so, after the Spanish Empire's fall.
16th century (1500's) because of the influx of gold and silver to Spain from it's New World colonies (Latin America) after the conquest of the Incan and Aztec empires. England and France were beneath Spain during that time.

hell Portugal was above them all fir a short time too
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When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
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16th century (1500's) because of the influx of gold and silver to Spain from it's New World colonies (Latin America) after the conquest of the Incan and Aztec empires. England and France were beneath Spain during that time.

hell Portugal was above them all fir a short time too
Yeah when it was ruled by Prince Henry the navigator I believe.
 
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hell Portugal was above them all fir a short time too
Yeah when it was ruled by Prince Henry the navigator I believe.


they ran the sipce trade ofr years in the erpup and then that sweet whoyet gold
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For the Union makes us strong
 
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I really don't think Canada has had one.

Not a very old country, nor does anything really stand out.
Brace yourself.

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Yeah when it was ruled by Prince Henry the navigator I believe.


they ran the sipce trade ofr years in the erpup and then that sweet whoyet gold
Indeed, they were a major player in maritime trade.
 
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back when people respected us
ha ha ha america
 
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Yeah when it was ruled by Prince Henry the navigator I believe.
I was like "Prince Henry, what", and then I googled and found out that's how people call him in English. Ahaha, I found that hilarious.
What's he called in Portuguese?

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What's he called in Portuguese?

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Infante D. Henrique.

D. is a title, stands for "Dom". I guess the translation from Henrique to Henry caught me off guard.
Oh I see. For me the Infante in the Portuguese title made me chuckle a bit because of how close it is to infant.
 
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Historically speaking it would be the end of the XIXth century under king Leopold II, because we could use the income from Congo for a lot of stuff like renovating Brussels etc. But it was also a time of great inequality where the poor couldn't even sigh without getting fired, and believe me if I say that was the majority of the population.

Personally I'd say the 1960's. The economy was booming, there was so much work we even had to import foreigners to get everything done and everyone was equal. Since then everything went to hell with the 1980's as our lowest point since the Great Depression and the recent economical crisis as the worst since the 1980's.

Our greatest leader is probably Albert I, or that's what everyone thinks he is because of what he did in WWI, but I don't really know.
 
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If we're talking about art, culture, and prosperity of the populace, the golden age of China was the Tang dynasty, between 618-907 AD. Lots of technological development happened during this time period as well.
 
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Since it's Hungary I'm talking about, it's really hard to define. For instance, Hungary remained as a regional great power (title sometimes shared with other really big regional powers such as Poland) for most of it's time (895-1490). After that we had the obviously extremely fun and in no way disastrous Ottoman period (1520-1718). After dealing with the Turks our country remained as the underdeveloped part of one of the greatest European empires, but we were the "vassals" of the Habsburgs so I wouldn't consider the era of any Habsburg ruler a golden age.

There are 2 kings in particular who shine more brightly than the rest. One of them, Matthias I was no doubt the biggest, richest and most successful Hungarian king, however, after he died the next king (who was a foreigner, foreigner trash never good for Hungary!!!) was way too weak and some of Matthias I's laws backfired after he died.
Remember how the Ottomans, the richest, biggest empire with the biggest army, failed to capture Vienna twice? Well, this Hungarian king actually managed to capture Vienna and if he hadn't died, he might've became the Holy Roman Emperor. This is how his empire looked like before his death:


His wife, Beatrice introduced the renaissance to Hungary and Matthias I had the second biggest library in the world (only beaten by the library of the Vatican).

Did I mention that he spent tons of gold on improving the defenses on the southern border of Hungary (to defend against the Ottomans), and that the center of this defense line was a city/castle that is now known as Belgrade, the capital of Serbia?

Because of the horrible situation Hungary fell in after his death, which was also thanks to some of his policies (such as overtaxing the peasants and ruling without the nobility), I have to say that even though his power was bigger, I still consider the reign of the other king to be our true "Golden Age".

Louis I of Hungary (from the house of Anjou, which is one of the branches of the Capet-dynasty, the rulers of France) ruled with the nobility in unity, fought many wars and inherited the second biggest Eastern European kingdom's throne, Poland, which made him the supreme ruler of Eastern Europe. It's speculated that only the Holy Roman Empire and England were more powerful than him.
This is how his empire looked like:


Those who doesn't understand medieval maps can look at my beautiful (and a bit inaccurate, sorry) hand-drawn version of how big his empire was if you inserted it to a present day European map:


If I had to mention another prosperous era, it would be the era between 1867-1914, under the rule of Franz Joseph. While the political situation inside Hungary was quite unsteady (not like it could've been changed, there was too much of nationalistic minorities and our nobility didn't realize how big this problem was), the culture was at it's peak. Also it was Franz Joseph who began collecting money to rebuild my city which was swept away by a flood.
 
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1933-1943

afterwards everything went down the drain



 
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Days of the British empire obviously.
 
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When we had a queen that didn't look like a half inflated balloon :(
 
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