Let’s be honest. We will all miss the 2010s. A decade full of exciting, new inventions, unbelievable achievements and drastic changes to our world that will leave their mark on our lives forever.

This decade has seen many changes and advancements in different fields of work. The main event of the decade is hard to decide upon, however Brexit, The 2016 presidential election, the Arab Spring and Crimea being annexed by Russia definitely make the cut.

Starting with Brexit first- it is one of the biggest changes in British history for a long time. As the Brexit referendum was first held in 2016, only 4 years later did the government actually agree on a deal to exclude Britain out of the European Union on January 31st 2020 with good trade deals and a stable economy.

The 2016 American Presidential Election was a major event that saw some fierce competing and surprising results. With the two main competitors, Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, it was clear from the start that this would not be an easy fight. They travelled up and down the country and gained millions of followers on the way. With scandals breaking out every now and then, this was a very intense period of time for America, for sure. In the end, Donald Trump came on top and made the promise to ‘Make America Great Again’, which he still upholds to this day.

The Arab Spring really had an impact on our world. As anti-government protests and rebellions took place all over the Middle East and North Africa we were all on edge. They started in the early 2010s but had faded by mid-2012 as the violent demonstrations were met with harsh responses from authorities such as the military. 

Next- Crimea is a peninsula located on the northern coast of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe. It was originally part of Ukraine, however in 2014 following a referendum Russia annexed Crimea and administers it as 2 federal subjects of Russia. It claimed that Crimea was fully integrated in July 2015. On the other hand,  Ukraine still considers Crimea to this day as part of their country. I guess we don’t even know yet? 

This handful of exhilarating events happened in only 10 years. 10 YEARS! Such a short amount of time that made such a big impact on our world as a whole. 

Next, we need to see what the 2020s have in store for us!