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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Welcome to the Roaring 2020s!

You’ve seen the Facebook memes declaring that this year marks the return of the Twenties. For Dieselpunks, the Nineteen-Twenties was the first of the decades that form the source material. Therefore, the Twenty-Twenties are exciting times for Dieselpunks.

The Nineteen-Twenties marked the beginning of enormous worldwide changes that still impacts us today. It’s tempting to write a summary of the decade. There certainly were elements that each country shared. However, each country carved its own path during that turbulent time.

As evidence of the differences, different countries have different names for the Nineteen-Twenties. In the US it’s called the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age. In Germany, it’s called the Golden Twenties (Goldene Zwanziger). In France, it’s known as the Crazy Years (Années Folles). While in Japan it’s known as the Taishō period.

In upcoming blog posts, I plan to explore the Nineteen-Twenties as it appeared across the globe. In addition, I’ll explore Dieselpunk trends during Twenty-Twenties.

Exciting times, indeed.

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