Portal:1990s

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shortcut:

1990s Portal

The 1990s, also known as "the Nineteen Nineties" or abbreviated as "the Nineties" or "the '90s", was the decade that began on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31, 1999. It was the tenth and final decade of the 20th century and the last full decade of the 2nd millennium.

The '90s is often considered the true dawn of the Information Age. Though info-age technologies predate the 1980s, it was not until the late 1980s and the 1990s that they became widely used by the general public. A combination of factors, including the mass mobilization of capital markets through neoliberalism, the beginning of the widespread proliferation of new media such as the Internet, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union led to a realignment and reconsolidation of economic and political power across the world, and within countries.

The 1990s is often considered the end of Modernity and the dawn of the Postmodern age, even though the first traces of postmodernity takes place as far back as the 1940s, however, some contemporary theory has proposed that the 1990s actually marked the end of this era, having peaked during the 1980s. The economies and living standards of some countries such as South Korea and Ireland improved to such an extent that they were considered First World nations by the decade's end.

Selected article

The Rwandan Genocide was the 1994 mass murder of an estimated 800,000 people in the small East African nation of Rwanda. Over the course of approximately 100 days (from the assassination of Juvénal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira on April 6) through mid-July, over 500,000 people were killed, according to a Human Rights Watch estimate. Estimates of the death toll have ranged between 500,000 and 1,000,000, or as much as 20% of the country's total population. It was the culmination of longstanding ethnic competition and tensions between the minority Tutsi, who had controlled power for centuries, and the majority Hutu peoples, who had come to power in the rebellion of 1959–62 and overthrown the Tutsi monarchy.

Selected picture

Error: Portal:1990s/Selected picture/2 does not exist.

In this month

Did you know...

Error: Portal:1990s/DYK/3 does not exist.

Selected biography

Error: Portal:1990s/Selected biography/5 does not exist.

Categories

Select [+] to view subcategories

Wikiprojects

Hourglass.svg You are invited to participate in WikiProject Years, a WikiProject dedicated to developing and improving articles about years, decades, centuries, and millennia.

Selected quote

Error: Portal:1990s/Selected quote/3 does not exist.

Topics

Recognized content

Things you can do

  • Add this portal to all 1990s related articles!!!
  • Finish the portal

Related portals

Associated Wikimedia

1990s on  Wikinews  1990s on  Wikiquote  1990s on  Wikibooks  1990s on  Wikisource  1990s on  Wiktionary  1990s on  Wikiversity  1990s on Wikimedia Commons
News Quotations Manuals & Texts Texts Definitions Learning resources Images & Media
Wikinews-logo.svg
Wikiquote-logo.svg
Wikibooks-logo.svg
Wikisource-logo.svg
Wiktionary-logo-en.svg
Wikiversity-logo.svg
Commons-logo.svg