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Things That Did NOT Exist in the 80s

The 1980s were a decade of big hair, neon colors, and the birth of personal computing. It was when cassette tapes ruled the airwaves and video games became a household phenomenon. However, as we ventured into the decade after, a wave of technological advancements swept the world, introducing us to a new realm of possibilities. […]

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The CIA and the Crack Epidemic – Really?

Introduction: Unveiling a Troubling Allegation For decades, the American government has faced accusations of intentionally saturating the streets with hard drugs, particularly in African-American communities, as a covert means of destabilizing them and thwarting their social and political progress. These allegations gained significant traction during the emergence of the crack epidemic in the 1980s. As […]

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Inspector Gadget: The Bumbling Cyborg Detective

Unveiling Inspector Gadget’s World of Gizmos In a fusion of MacGyver’s resourcefulness and Robocop’s technological prowess, the iconic television series Inspector Gadget burst onto the scene in the 1980s. This cyborg police investigator delighted audiences with random gadgets that seemed to emerge from thin air. However, despite his impressive gadgetry and the title of “inspector,” […]

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Japan in the 1980s: A Unique Perspective

Introduction The 1980s in Japan marked a period of unprecedented economic growth and cultural transformation. While the Western world often takes center stage in discussions of this era, it is crucial to explore Japan’s experience and perspective during this time. By leveraging insights from first-hand witnesses, this article aims to provide a comprehensive account of […]

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The Great Giana Sisters: From Imitation to Innovation

In the vast realm of video games, few titles have left as indelible a mark as Super Mario Bros. This iconic game, released in 1985 by Nintendo, revolutionized the 2D action genre and set a benchmark for style, gameplay, and branding. It became a cultural phenomenon, propelling Nintendo to new heights and solidifying Mario as […]

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The Evolution of Cable Television

Introduction The 1980s marked a significant era in the history of television, as cable television gained popularity and transformed how people consumed content. While the modern-day convenience of streaming services and advanced remote controls seems ordinary, it is essential to recognize the challenges and innovations that shaped the rise and fall of cable television in […]