i think that this page should show more about the distance between the young and the old and their different expectations and so on. i think this is a good idea because i have noone i know alive who was in the fifties so i want to know what it was like to be a teenager back then.- nick


The overview that was merged from the 1950's article is written to make it seem that the 1950s only happened in the U.S.A. I've added a heading to that section to make it clear, but obviously a far better solution would be for someone who is on top the world-wide historical situation during this era to rewrite it. Do people think it would be better to ditch the section altogether in the meantime? I do like the idea of an overview, as the current decade pages are just lists. --Lancevortex 13:26, 27 May 2004 (UTC)

How about adding sections "Europe in the 1950s", "East Asia in the 1950s", "South Asia in the 1950s", "Africa in the 1950s", "Latin America in the 1950s" and so forth? Also, a short overview paragraph of the decade from a global perspective... "The World in 1950s". I would be willing to take a stab at writing these. Arkuat 01:10, 2004 Jul 9 (UTC)

My preference would be for an overview of the world in the 1950s to go on this page, not split into regions, as many of the important events (for example, the Korean War) had global importance. That's just my opinion, though. It would be great if you were into writing this section, Arkuat! Another thing I would suggest is that the overview should be an analysis, and not just a list of events written in prose form --Lancevortex 09:08, 9 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Okay, I agree that the world overview should come first and get the most text, in first draft anyway, but I think I would like to do a few regional overviews as well. Arkuat 22:57, 2004 Jul 16 (UTC)