Was 2015 Such a Terrible Year? And What Will 2016 Look Like?
By many standards, 2015 has been a terrible year
The war in Syria and Iraq worsened as the number of war casualties grew and its consequences spread. First, to Europe's shores, with horrendous attacks on Paris at the beginning and near the end of the year. And then it spread to America with the attack in San Bernardino.
The flow of refugees fleeing from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Eritrea became a tidal wave as the number of internally displaced persons and refugees reached an all-time high. Some European governments, like Germany, found their soul when it came to accepting these refugee
Germany found their soul? Last time I read, they were sorely regretting their decision to let those people in. Have you heard of what is going down there? And what happened New Year's Eve? I hope 2016 will be a better year, but I am not holding my breath. Only time will tell.
There's the issue of highlighting what was bad, and putting the achievements into the background. I'm not arguing with you right now, there have been terrible things happening in 2015, but let's celebrate the good as well, shall we?
Pluto was explored with a probe for the first time and scientists can now work on devising what's really inside the dwarf planet.
The USA and Cuba finally made up and started up new diplomatic relations.
Peace negotiations started in Yemen, Ukraine, Myanmar and Colombia to end some of the longest lasting civil wars in modern days.
The USA debt crisis was kind-of stable for the past years, including 2015. This doesn't mean the amount of national debt faded, it just slowed down with its increase. Yet USA unemployment fell to a wonderful 5%.
Marriage equality gained a foothold in the USA, and is a worldwide agenda right now.
With all this, the fall in poverty rate continued to an extent where the amount of people on the world living in dire poverty fell by 50% since the nineties. There's also a rise in cancer survival rates due to new technology introduced. Most world powers experienced a stable growth in GDP, and India is slowly turning into the next major industrial power of the world with growth slowly exceeding China's.
In some sense, it was a terrible year. In other senses, it was a year of human advancement. Either way, I think it was just another year in human history with both positive and negative events.
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