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Old Posted Feb 15, 2018, 11:38 AM
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For Stockholm the beginning of the 1800s was marked by stagnation (populationwise and industry-wise). The city was known for cramped housing and poverty. This led to alot of migration to the us mostly.

Throughout the 1800s until ca 1910 sweden was one of Europes poorest countries.

The turning point had to be somewhere around this time aswell, as industry grew stronger.

The 1950s is seen as a good time for Stockholm, but i disagree. Alot of the old buildings in the city center was torn down and replaced by ugly new buildings.

"Shanty town" in the innercity of stockholm early 1900:

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Berlins most influential era was from 1910-1936. At that time it matured as the capital and largest metropolis of the newly formed nation state Germany (1871) for 50 years. Since 1920 it was one of the 5 largest municipalities in the world (along with NYC and L.A.)

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Germany itself was at that point arguably the most industrially and technologically advanced nation state in the world and Berlin led many advances in infrastructure, housing and urban quality of life standards. One of the first Autobahns in the world was built in Berlin (1921). In 1940 Berlin peaked with a population of 4 million having one of the most extensive rail based public transport systems in the world (trams, underground, urban rail, high speed rail of 160 km/h (99 mph)).

Germany in that era was home of the most Noble Prize Winners in the world and Berlin became a focal point of science. Think of Einstein. Think of the invention of TV. Culturally Berlin peaked as well. German expressionist artist evolved. The film industry in Berlin was the second most influential in the world after L.A. New movie genres like thriller or horror were invented in Berlin. The dramatic zenith of Berlin was probably the celebration of the 1936 Olympics (of course controversial from a current point of view). New standards like the Olympic torch relay or live television broadcasting that are still valid today were introduced to the Olympics.

After 1936......, well, you know the story.

Since the city´s reunification in 1990, Berlin is steadily reforming itself. After 1999 it became the capital and the seat of the most administrative institutions of a unified Germany. It is now part of the Eurozone and the EU. Since early 2000s the cultural scene began to flourish because of international artists who flocked to the city. (Does anybody remember the Techno Loveparade ?) Expats and intellectuals saw this time as a mix of 1960s Hippie San Francisco, 1970s derelict NYC, and laid back cheap Barcelona of the 1990s. It became a cosmopolitan hipster heaven with a Germanic touch. Since 2010 Berlin is gaining economic relevance, that was absent from 1945-2005. Its now one of Europes most rapidly growing start up hotspots and a center for venture capitalists. Tourism, creative industries, research, real estate deals, and building activities are booming. From 2014-2017 the Berlin population and active workforce grew by 40.000 a year.

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Berlin and Germany had an interesting history in the late 19th/ early 20th centuries. If it wasn't for the Nazis screwing everything up, who knows what the power dynamics in the world would look like today.
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personally I would say 1933-1945 were the most influential years of Berlin. Seconded by 1914-1918. Lastly the Weimar period. Followed by 1990-2005.

and imperial Germany (1870-1914) was a militaristic, anti-semetic, anti-democratic prussian nightmare, not the paradise of scientific progress some seem to believe it to be. read this about wonderful Berlin and it's attitudes: Houston Stewart Chamberlain

Finally (you nationalist), the television, far from being invented in Germany, was the work of Russian, British, American and German scientists all over the world over many years.
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This is a good list. I would argue, San Francisco/Bay Area had a huge long term cultural/financial influence with Dotcom, the true beginning of the "Internet Age" which changed our lives during the 90s
Social media has some serious reforming to do, and who knows how that will be done, and how it will be paid for & leave room for profits. I read that some people are leaving Facebook & Twitter, regarding them as time wasters. Interaction with the real world around us might make a comeback. Today you go into restaurants and nobody is talking--all glued to their smart phones. This behavior could be peaking.

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personally I would say 1933-1945 were the most influential years of Berlin.
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Influential? Well maybe:

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and imperial Germany (1870-1914) was a militaristic, anti-semetic, anti-democratic prussian nightmare, not the paradise of scientific progress some seem to believe it to be.
1x Yes.
2 x Nope.

Germany under Bismarck installed one of the first major health and labour insurances. From 1820-1933 Germany was philo-semitic. That was the era were German Jewish Enlightment and Science grew and blossomed. The Ashkenazi (German) Jewish community built up for many generations. The Jewish community was successful assimilated to a degree that most of the elite fought in WW1.

BTW, is it fair to say that the Washington-Trump-momentum has superseded the San Francisco Silicon Valley era......?
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and imperial Germany (1870-1914) was a militaristic, anti-semetic, anti-democratic prussian nightmare, not the paradise of scientific progress some seem to believe it to be.
Load of nonsense. Militaristic, sure, but who wasn’t?
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The 1920s can be claimed by many cities. It was a n interesting time in the US with the rise of Art Deco, flapper women, jazz music, Prohibition, etc in cities like New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Chicago. It was also influential in Europe and perhaps the main city that was most influential there and worldwide during that time was Paris.


The 20s were known as the Années folles in France. Then, Paris was still the cultural capital of the world before NYC dethroned it in the 1940s and 50s.




http://nancywilde.blogspot.com/2014/...-in-1920s.html




https://br.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway



https://www.collegefashion.net/inspi...sephine-baker/




http://transpressnz.blogspot.com/201...jam-1920s.html





http://www.salemmarafi.com/business/...permemo-model/





https://www.thegoodlifefrance.com/th...jazz-in-paris/





https://www.pinterest.com/pin/20758848255010485/
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