the decade from 1980 to 1989
The decade that included the years 1980 to 1989. Also abbreviated as "the '80s."
The 1980s decade was the period between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989. The time period saw great social, economic, and general change as wealth and production migrated to newly industrializing economies. As economic liberalization increased in the developed world, multiple multinational corporations associated with the manufacturing industry relocated into Thailand, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Japan and West Germany are the most notable developed countries that continued to enjoy rapid economic growth during the decade. Other developed nations, particularly the United Kingdom and the United States, re-adopted laissez-faire economic policies and also saw economic prosperity. Developing countries across the world faced economic and social difficulties as they suffered from multiple debt crises in the 1980s, requiring many of these countries to apply for financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Ethiopia witnessed widespread famine in the mid-1980s during the corrupt rule of Mengistu Haile Mariam, resulting in the country having to depend on foreign aid to provide food to its population and worldwide efforts to address and raise money to help Ethiopians, such as the famous Live Aid concert in 1985.
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Rank popularity for the word '1980s' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2584
The numerical value of 1980s in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of 1980s in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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The reason I picked the Ford Taurus, I remember Ford Taurus from the 1980s.
[Serbia] has a very long tradition of film making, back in the 1970s and 1980s, there were so many huge co-productions that were made here.
I get that the old design is cool. It's kind of quintessential 1980s, and it's like an old friend we don't want to leave behind, but it's OK to have a new friend, too.
The reason I picked the Taurus, I remember the old Taurus from the 1980s, they never were this fancy or anything, but like me they have a strong heart from the inside.
Live TV died in the late 1950s, electronic bulletin boards came along in the mid-1980s, meaning there was about a 25-year gap when it was difficult to put your foot in your mouth and have people all across the country know about it.
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