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Referring to the time period between 1980 A.D. and 1989 A.D. by the Gregorian calendar.

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Why did China and some other communist countries boycot the 1980 Summer Olympics?

The 1980 Summer Olympics was held in Moscow, Soviet Union. Many countries boycotted the games initiated by the United States for Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. But there were some communist ...
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Is there a word for this aesthetic from the late 80s and early 90s?

Art history question feel free to move this to a more appropriate venue. There is an artistic style which really seemed to pop up around the 80s nad continued to the 90s which involved shooting photos/...
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What was the standard prototype method prior to 3d printing? [closed]

Ever since the commercialization of rapid prototyping in 1983 by Chuck Hull, 3D printing has become increasingly popular in product development. The invention of additive prototyping is in engineering ...
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Did D&D and similar media actually increase interest in the occult?

There was a scare in the 80s and less so the 90s surrounding things like the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) or other media that depicts magic as a narrative element and a ...
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How did AIDS generate losses? And what are the methods to compensate for them? [closed]

Several organizations have nevertheless attempted the exercise. "According to UNAIDS estimates, in countries with HIV prevalence rates above 20%, gross domestic product (GDP) could be reduced by ...
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Why was Reagan sworn in twice for his second term?

I was looking at Wikipedia's article on Justice Potter Stewart and was surprised to read: On January 20 and 21, 1985, Stewart administered the oath of office for Vice President George H. W. Bush. (...
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Is there footage of Valery Legasov's report at the IAEA Conference in Vienna?

There is a pdf of the report, I could not find any video footage except for brief mentions. However there were lots of cameras there during the report. How to find the full video? Valery Legasov's ...
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What was the international (not American) opinion of the 1984 Nicaraguan Election?

The Reagan administration obviously condemned it as a "Soviet sham," which ramped up tensions and aid to the Contras. What were the opinions of the international community? What did human rights ...
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In which East European country in the 1980s did people put their TVs in front of windows and turn them facing outside?

Years ago, I read an article about the period during which regime changes happened in Eastern European countries in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was mentioned in the article that, in one of ...
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What is the correct timeline of events for the boycott of the Olympic Games 1980 in Moscow

Coming from the recent question of How did the US government manage to enforce the 1980 boycott of the Olympic Games in Russia? and a comment in that thread I kept wondering. Who was the first and ...
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How did the US government manage to enforce the 1980 boycott of the Olympic Games in Russia?

The 1980 Olympics was famously boycotted by the US and a sixty five other countries. However it's not clear to me how the US government was able to prevent their athletes from participating, given ...
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