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2020s vs. 1920s: Will History Repeat?

Cheapism Logo By Jeff Rindskopf of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 35: The first part of a new decade is a time for reflecting on the past — and looking to the future. With the 2010s behind us, we're anticipating major trends of the 2020s in everything from cars to investments as well as looking back at those that defined the 1920s. But there are also similarities between these two decades that we didn't see coming, even as 2020 dawned. We're talking, of course, about the coronavirus pandemic, which has striking similarities to the Spanish Flu pandemic that began in 1918 and continued into the early 1920s. Read on for more about that, and to see how history does and doesn't repeat itself in other ways. Related: The Hottest Trends Every Year of the Past Decade

Century of Change

The first part of a new decade is a time for reflecting on the past — and looking to the future. With the 2010s behind us, we're anticipating major trends of the 2020s in everything from cars to investments as well as looking back at those that defined the 1920s. But there are also similarities between these two decades that we didn't see coming, even as 2020 dawned. We're talking, of course, about the coronavirus pandemic, which has striking similarities to the Spanish Flu pandemic that began in 1918 and continued into the early 1920s. Read on for more about that, and to see how history does and doesn't repeat itself in other ways.

Related: The Hottest Trends Every Year of the Past Decade

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