The beginning of the decade lies in the glow of the worsening sovereign debt crisis in the euro area . Countries like Greece, Spain and Italy have to struggle with severe budget deficits and the resulting high unemployment. With the help of so-called rescue packages , these member states are to be saved from insolvency. For this reason, the heads of state and government of the common currency zone decided in December 2011 on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which is supposed to guarantee emergency loans and guarantees to the states concerned.
The decade is considered to be the hottest decade in human history and, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), was marked by “extraordinary heat, glacier melt and a worldwide rise in sea levels”. At the turn of the year 2019/2020, climate scientist Kate Marvel summed up the situation as follows: “This is the decade in which we knew we were right. It started with the warmest year on record; This record was broken at least five times afterwards. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached unprecedented levels since humans were hominins. There were droughts and floods and brutal heat waves. Coral reefs turned white and gave up. Australia is subject to the drought. The Amazon is on fire. "
The death of the greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi , who tried to self- immolate to protest against the government's humiliating practice, sparked weeks of mass unrest in Tunisia on December 17, 2010 , as a result of which President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted and forced to flee . In the months that followed, the uprisings spread across large regions of North Africa and the Middle East, also known as the Arab Spring . In Egypt, Libya and Yemen, too, the heads of state there are overthrown or resigned, while the unrest in Syria has resulted in a civil war that continues to this day .
Against this background, and not least with regard to the growing threat posed by the Islamic State , more and more people are making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe, which in the middle of the decade led to a Europe-wide refugee crisis and, as a result, to a strengthening of right-wing populists and populists in many EU member states -extremist parties and socio-political tensions. Right-wing populism is also growing in other parts of the world, which is particularly evident in the election of Donald Trump as US President and the election of Jair Bolsonaro as President of Brazil .
Other developments that have preoccupied world politics this decade are the ongoing Korean conflict , the massive economic crisis in Venezuela , the war in Ukraine since 2014 , the nuclear dispute with Iran , the renewed tense relationship between Russia and the United States and Brexit .
In the second half of the year, there are more and more Islamistically motivated terrorist attacks in Western European cities, affecting France, Great Britain, Belgium, Spain, Denmark and Germany. In other parts of the world, however, the risk of Islamist terrorism continues to be higher, with the Islamic State ruling large parts of Syria and Iraq from 2014 , in northern Nigeria Boko Haram perpetrated numerous brutal acts of terrorism, in Somalia Al-Shaabab , in Afghanistan the Taliban . On the other hand, attacks motivated by right-wing extremists and Islamophobes are also shaking the western world, for example in 2011 in Norway , 2016 in Munich or 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand .
In the societies of many countries, the use of smartphones and tablets has become common in all social classes and ages over the course of the decade , and the need for stationary computers is increasingly superfluous. The influence of the new media , especially social networks such as Facebook and Twitter , has led to a change in the formation of political opinion. Provider of streaming services entered the TV market and were by their alternative consumption model that stands out each-fetched ( Stream ) of digital media over the classic TV and its transmitters distinguishes to competitors the same.
In the last few weeks of the decade, the first cases of COVID-19 began to emerge in China , without much attention outside of China.
The most common names today are the " 2010s " or "the decade ".
- Decade to Combat Desertification ( UN ), 2010–2020
- Decade for Improving Road Safety (UN), 2011–2020
- Third International Decade for the Elimination of Colonialism (UN), 2011–2020
- Decade for the Conservation of Natural Biodiversity (UN), 2011–2020
- 2010: On February 11, the tilts EU Parliament the SWIFT agreements as the US terrorism investigators would have allowed to access European bank data.
- 2010: There is a military coup in Niger on February 18.
- 2010: The United States House of Representatives passes Barack Obama's health care reform with a narrow majority on March 21 .
- 2010: David Cameron becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 11th .
- 2010: On May 31, Horst Köhler resigns as Federal President of Germany.
- 2010: As a result of the euro crisis , a budget crisis in several countries in the euro zone ( PIIGS ), the EU and the countries participating in the third stage of the European Economic and Monetary Union introduced a European stabilization mechanism with the aim of mitigating the acute threats caused by Budget crises in individual member states of the euro area.
- 2010: In the course of the Arab Spring , which begins in December, the heads of state of Tunisia , Libya and Egypt are overthrown . There are also civil wars in Libya and Syria , each with tens of thousands dead.
- 2011 : After a referendum in 2011 , South Sudan splits off from Sudan . The Sudanese government under Umar al-Bashir has recognized this result.
- 2011: As part of Operation Neptune's Spear on May 2, Osama bin Laden , leader of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda , is killed.
- 2011: On September 17th, the first protests of the Occupy Wall Street movement took place, one month later the largest protest movement in North America. Concrete demands are not mentioned, but most actions are directed against social inequalities, speculative transactions by banks and the influence of the economy on politics. As a result, protests with similar goals also take place in other countries, including Germany .
- 2011: the end of 2011 left the US armed forces the country Iraq .
- 2011: The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il dies on December 17th, and is succeeded by his son Kim Jong-un .
- 2012 : On February 17th, Christian Wulff resigns as President of Germany.
- 2012: On March 18, Joachim Gauck becomes German President.
- 2012: On May 7, Vladimir Putin is appointed Russian President for the third time . At the same time, a global discussion broke out about the handling of the government-critical band Pussy Riot , who was sentenced to two years in a prison camp on August 17th for “hooliganism out of religious hatred”.
- 2012: François Hollande becomes the new President of France on May 15th.
- 2012: 4th July the ACTA agreement is rejected by a large majority in the European Parliament .
- 2012: On November 4th, Barack Obama wins the presidential election in the United States and begins his second term.
- 2013 : In the conflict in northern Mali , French armed forces carry out the Opération Serval against militant Islamists.
- 2013: The North Korea crisis worsens from February to May, but eventually eases again.
- 2013: On March 14th, Xi Jinping becomes the new President of the People's Republic of China .
- 2013: On July 1st, Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union .
- 2013: Protests in Turkey are directed against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's policies .
- 2013: Hassan Rouhani becomes President of Iran on August 3, 2013 .
- 2013: On July 3, after long protests, a military coup broke out in Egypt , in which the ruler Mohammed Morsi was ousted.
- 2013: On September 22, the wins CDU under Angela Merkel , the federal election and to form a grand coalition .
- 2014 : On January 1st, Latvia became the 18th country to join the euro area .
- 2014: After several days of unrest with numerous deaths, the Ukrainian parliament declares President Viktor Yanukovych to be deposed on February 22nd. Violent conflicts between government forces and pro-Russian separatists ensued in the east and south of the country . In the wake of these clashes, Russia is accused by Kiev and Western governments of wantonly fueling the fighting, leading to diplomatic, political and economic tensions.
- 2014: In March Crimea is annexed by Russia .
- 2014: The terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) conquers large areas in the civil war countries of Syria and Iraq within a very short time . A global alliance of different countries tries to prevent the advance of IS with air strikes.
- 2014: In a referendum on the independence of Scotland on September 18th, the majority decided to remain in the United Kingdom.
- 2014: On December 31, 2014, partial withdrawal of the International Protection Forces ( ISAF ) from Afghanistan .
- 2015 : Lithuania becomes the 19th member of the Eurozone on January 1st .
- 2015: The Greek sovereign debt crisis worsens, a third aid package is put together; there are early parliamentary elections on January 25 and September 20.
- 2015: In the course of the refugee crisis in Europe , Chancellor Angela Merkel decided on September 4, in consultation with the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán , to open the German border to thousands of civil war refugees from Syria and Afghanistan. This decision triggers discussions both in the EU and at home.
- 2016 : Sexual assaults on New Year's Eve 2015/16 lead to debates throughout Germany and beyond national borders.
- 2016: On June 23, 52% of Britons voted for the UK to leave the EU .
- 2016: After an attempted coup in Turkey in July, President Erdoğan took numerous measures that, according to Western observers, had strongly autocratic features.
- 2016: On November 8, is Donald Trump for the 45th President of the United States elected .
- 2017 : On January 26th, Alexander Van der Bellen is sworn in as Federal President of Austria .
- 2017: On March 19, Frank-Walter Steinmeier becomes Federal President of Germany.
- 2017: On May 14th, Emmanuel Macron becomes French President.
- 2017: On June 5, Montenegro becomes the 29th member of NATO .
- 2017: In the federal election on September 24th, the Union parties become the strongest parliamentary group. The populist and right-wing conservative party Alternative für Deutschland also entered the Bundestag for the first time, with 12.6% of the vote, and is the largest opposition faction.
- 2017: An independence referendum will take place in the autonomous region of Kurdistan on September 25th . The majority are in favor of an independent state.
- 2017: An independence referendum will be held in Catalonia on October 1st . This leads to the Catalonia crisis in Spain .
- 2017: In the early elections to the National Council in Austria , the ÖVP, under the leadership of Sebastian Kurz, emerged as the party with the most votes and was sworn in as the federal government on December 18 in a coalition with the FPÖ .
- 2018 : On June 12, US President Trump and North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un meet in Singapore for joint talks .
- 2019: On February 1, the INF treaty concluded in 1987 is terminated by the USA, one day later this step is also announced by Russia.
- 2019: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet again at a new summit in Hanoi at the end of February, but without a concrete result.
- 2019: In the course of the Ibiza affair, the black-blue coalition breaks up in Austria; in the early elections on 29 September are ÖVP and the Greens the election winners.
Donald Trump takes his oath of office, January 20, 2017
- The world economy is recovering after the financial crisis in 2008 , instead the euro crisis is preoccupying the world economy this decade
- The US government is facing the fiscal cliff at the beginning of the decade .
- Expansion of renewable energies through solar energy and wind power
- Trade conflict between the United States and the People's Republic of China from 2018
- 2010: Opening of the tallest building in the world on January 4th, the Burj Khalifa .
- Summer 2011: The German Federal Government under Angela Merkel decides to phase out nuclear energy production in Germany, from 2023 there will be no nuclear power in Germany.
- 2012: On May 22nd, the Tokyo Skytree opens in the Japanese capital, the second tallest structure in the world .
- 2013: On May 2nd, new 5 euro banknotes were launched in the euro zone .
- 2014: Banking union planned by the EU on January 1st comes into force.
- 2014: The One World Trade Center opens on November 3rd .
- 2014: New 10 euro banknotes introduced in the euro zone on 23 September .
- 2015: On March 18, the new building of the European Central Bank opens.
- 2015: New 20 euro banknotes introduced in the euro zone on November 25th .
- 2017: On April 4, new 50 euro banknotes were introduced in the euro zone.
- 2017: On September 21, the CETA agreement between the EU and Canada comes into force provisionally and in part.
- 2019: On February 1, the EU-Japan free trade agreement comes into force.
- 2019: On May 28, the introduction of new 100 and 200 euro banknotes in the euro zone.
- 2010: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on January 12 near Port-au-Prince , the capital of Haiti, kills an estimated 300,000 people and leaves 1.2 million homeless. It is the worst earthquake in the history of North and South America to date.
- 2010: All 96 inmates die in the plane crash in Smolensk on April 10, including Poland's President Lech Kaczyński and other political and military figures.
- 2010: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20 leads to the worst oil spill in the United States.
- 2010: On July 24th, during the Love Parade in Duisburg, there is a mass panic in which 21 people die. At least 652 other people are injured, some seriously.
- 2010: The ash cloud after the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland leads to the shutdown of European air traffic.
- 2010: In July and August, around 2,000 people were killed in Pakistan as a result of the floods , and hundreds of thousands were left homeless.
- 2011: On February 22nd, New Zealand experiences a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3. The effects of the quake killed 166 people and injured 4,460. In Christchurch , numerous buildings were destroyed or severely damaged and the surrounding area.
- 2011: On March 11th, Japan experiences a major earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0, causing a tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster .
- 2012: The cruise ship Costa Concordia leaked off Giglio Island on January 13th . 32 people died in the accident. The salvage of the ship began on September 16, 2013.
- 2012: Hurricane Sandy at the end of October kills 253 people in the Caribbean and on the American east coast.
- 2013: In Germany , Austria and the Czech Republic , there are many floods due to heavy rainfall ( flood in Central Europe 2013 ).
- 2013: On October 3rd, when a ship with mostly African boat refugees sank off the island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea, around 390 people died.
- 2013: Typhoon Haiyan hits the Philippines , 6,000 people die.
- 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people on board disappeared on March 8 on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and has been missing since then.
- 2014: On July 17, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over eastern Ukraine; all 298 inmates die.
- 2014: The Ebola fever , which has been epidemic in West Africa since mid-2014 , continues; assuming a high number of unreported cases, the death toll had reached 9,976 by March 8, 2015.
- 2015: The Germanwings flight 9525 crashed on March 24th on the way from Barcelona to Düsseldorf in France, 150 people on board lost their lives.
- 2015: Several earthquakes in Nepal with magnitudes of up to 7.8 killed over 8,000 people in April and May.
- 2017: 71 people are killed in a fire in London's Grenfell Tower on June 14th.
- 2017: Over 400 people are killed in two earthquakes in Mexico on September 8th and 19th .
- 2018: After a twelve-person soccer team in Thailand was locked in a cave, the rescue operation begins in the Tham Luang Cave , where all members were rescued. A diver dies from a fall.
- 2019: The fire of Notre-Dame in Paris on April 15 and 16 destroys the roof of the cathedral and causes millions in damage.
- 2019: The forest fires in the Amazon rainforest cause international consternation, not least because of their importance for the global climate , and are also a topic at the G7 summit in Biarritz .
- 2019: The severe bush fires in Australia kill an estimated 1 billion animals.
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- 2010: The attacks on the Moscow Metro on March 29 kill 40 people and injure over 100.
- 2011: The terrorist attack at Moscow Domodedovo airport on January 24th left 37 dead and 168 injured.
- 2011: 77 people are killed in the attacks in Norway by right-wing extremist assassin Anders Behring Breivik on July 22nd.
- 2013: The attack on the Boston Marathon on April 15 kills three people and injures over 260 others.
- 2013: Over 60 people were killed and hundreds more injured in the attack on Westgate shopping center in Nairobi on September 21.
- 2013: A total of 40 civilians are killed and more than 120 injured in the attacks in Volgograd .
- 2015: The attack on Charlie Hebdo , a French satirical magazine based in Paris , on January 7th kills twelve.
- 2015: The attacks in Copenhagen on February 14th and 15th resulted in two deaths and five injured.
- 2015: On November 13th there are again terrorist attacks in Paris . Several assassins blew themselves up in several public places throughout the city or shoot around with submachine guns. At least 129 people die and over 350 are injured.
- 2016: Terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd : 35 people are killed at Brussels' Zaventem Airport and in the city center of Brussels, including three attackers and over 300 injured.
- 2016: 49 people died in the Orlando attack on June 12, and over 50 others were injured.
- 2016: 86 people died in the attack in Nice on July 14, more than 400 were injured.
- 2016: The attack in Munich on July 22nd claims nine lives and several injuries.
- 2016: In an attack on the Berlin Christmas market at the Memorial Church on December 19, 12 people are killed and 48 injured.
- 2017: The terrorist attack in Istanbul on January 1st left 39 dead and numerous injured.
- 2017: Six people are killed and 40 injured in the terrorist attack in London on March 22nd .
- 2017: The terrorist attack on April 3, 2017 in Saint Petersburg kills 15 people and injures over 60.
- 2017: An attack in Stockholm on April 7th kills five people and injures 14 others.
- 2017: Another attack in Paris on April 20 results in one death and three injured.
- 2017: The terrorist attack in Manchester on May 22nd killed 23 people and injured hundreds more.
- 2017: Another terrorist attack in London on June 3 killed eight people and injured almost 50 more.
- 2017: The new attack in London on June 19 claims a human life and injures ten more.
- 2017: A terrorist attack in Barcelona on August 17th left 14 dead and 118 injured.
- 2017: 30 people are injured in an attack in a London Underground on September 15 .
- 2017: Over 300 people are killed in an attack in Mogadishu on October 14 .
- 2018: An attack in Paris on May 12th resulted in one death and four injured.
- 2018: In an attack in Strasbourg on December 11, five people died and eleven others were injured.
- 2019: In a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 50 people lose their lives and 50 others are injured.
- 2019: The terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday 2019 results in over 250 dead and almost 500 injured.
- The climate change becomes an increasingly discussed topic in politics and society. The Global warming is increasingly visible and a growing awareness of the consequences of further deterioration. The accumulation and intensity of natural disasters, the extinction of species , plastic waste in the oceans and other related problems are contrasted with modern approaches such as sustainable energy supply , greening and CO2 tax . In the 2015 Paris Agreement, a. the 2-degree target agreed. On the other hand, there is the denial of man-made global warming , which is also represented by heads of state such as Donald Trump or Jair Bolsonaro , who put economic interests above environmental and climate protection. As of 2018, the only 15-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement she started will attract worldwide attention. Not least because of the numerous heat waves (in Europe e.g. 2015 , 2018 and 2019 ) and a large number of forest fires (including in the Amazon rainforest and in countries in the northern hemisphere in 2019), climate change is increasingly the focus of media reporting.
- The use of smartphones and tablet computers has not only become widespread in all industrialized nations over the course of the decade. By the middle of the decade at the latest, the use of the Internet is indispensable and an important part of people's everyday lives. Not only travel with flights and accommodation, goods for private use such as clothing, electrical appliances or furniture as well as almost all services are increasingly being carried out via the Internet, but also mostly jobs or real estate are mediated via the Internet and banking matters are regulated. The entertainment industry is also making use of the global network, streaming services such as Netflix , Amazon Prime or Apple TV are becoming increasingly widespread and are competing with traditional television with their own films and series. Almost all television channels set up online media libraries where the previously broadcast content can be accessed.
- The social networks Facebook , Twitter and Google+ reach the 1 billion mark among their members and are increasingly also serving as platforms for political discussions and self-expression for politicians and celebrities. Other online and messaging services such as Instagram , Snapchat , Tumblr and WhatsApp are also widely used with hundreds of millions of users. So-called YouTubers , bloggers or influencers are developing into their own “professional fields” and are becoming an increasingly recognized phenomenon on the Internet and in other media.
- Diets such as vegetarianism , veganism or flexitarianism are becoming popular and are causing an increase in vegan restaurants and supermarkets.
Technology and science
Computer, communication and new media
- 2010: After Nokia and other manufacturers, Apple now also launched the iPad, a tablet computer.
- 2012: On October 26th, Microsoft released its Windows 8 operating system .
- 2013: Edward Snowden publishes information that the US and UK are using PRISM and Tempora to spy on the global Internet .
- The Internet of Things will settle around 2013 as a term for the ubiquitous networking through, electronics and IT companies as well as specialists and startups to invest large sums to develop appropriate solutions.
- The Google Glass comes out in April 2014 in the USA, many data protectionists criticize the Google Glass because they see it as a monitoring device.
- Apps like Temple Run , Angry Birds and Doodle Jump are becoming very popular.
- Next Generation Mobile Networks and LTE , the fourth generation (4G) cellular standard , offer very high data transmission rates and enable particularly fast mobile Internet use.
- Televisions are getting even sharper with 4K technology .
- Following the upswing and trend of 3D cinema , some manufacturers are offering 3D televisions .
- 3D printers are becoming suitable for the masses due to falling prices.
- Samsung presents the first smartwatch , the Samsung Galaxy Gear , at IFA .
- The world of video games reaches the next generation in the form of game consoles like the Xbox One , the PlayStation 4 , the Ouya and the Wii U .
- 2018: The automatic emergency call system ECall becomes mandatory for new vehicles on the market.
- 2019: South Korea will be the first country to introduce the 5G mobile communications standard in April .
Physics and space travel
- 2010: In the LHC at CERN , protons with a total of 7 TeV energy were shot at one another and analyzed for the first time.
- 2011: After 30 years, the last space shuttle mission takes place with STS-135 .
- 2011: NASA - space probe MESSENGER reached after seven years of travel Merkur .
- 2012: OLED displays are slowly coming onto the market.
- 2012: The LHC succeeds in detecting the Higgs boson .
- 2012: Curiosity lands on Mars on August 6th .
- 2013: The Voyager 1 probe arrives in interstellar space .
- 2014: On May 29th, the private company SpaceX presented the successor to the Dragon spaceship, the Dragon 2 .
- 2014: On November 12, the Philae (probe) lands on a comet for the first time in space history .
- 2015: On July 14, the spacecraft is flying New Horizons to Pluto over.
- 2016: On February 11, researchers from the LIGO collaboration report on the first successful direct measurement of gravitational waves
- 2018: On November 26th, the NASA robot InSight lands on Mars.
- The sales figures for bicycles with an electric motor, so-called pedelecs , are increasing sharply and are enjoying ever greater popularity.
- Unmanned warplanes such as the Northrop Grumman X-47 are developed.
- Autonomous land vehicles are being developed.
- from 2014: Serial produced hydrogen - fuel cell vehicles to hit the market ( Toyota Mirai )
- from 2018: First hydrogen- powered rail vehicles in Germany
- Electric vehicles with a longer range and longer operating time are coming onto the market in Germany
An ORDbot Quantum 3D printer
- 2011: World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.
- 2013: Pope Benedict XVI. announces his resignation due to his age on February 11th.
- 2013: On March 13th, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope, he chooses the name Francis . He is the first Pope from Latin America .
- 2013: World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.
- 2016: World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow.
- 2017: To mark the Reformation anniversary on October 31, Reformation Day becomes a national holiday.
- 2019: World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.
- 2010: World Exhibition in Shanghai ( People's Republic of China ) (→ Expo 2010 )
- 2010: European Capital of Culture : Pécs (→ Pécs 2010 ) ( Hungary ), Essen / Ruhr area (→ RUHR.2010 ) ( Germany ) and Istanbul ( Turkey )
- 2011: Federal Garden Show in Koblenz (Germany)
- 2011: European Capital of Culture: Turku ( Finland ) and Tallinn ( Estonia )
- 2012: dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel (Germany)
- 2012: European Capital of Culture: Guimarães ( Portugal ) and Maribor ( Slovenia )
- 2013: International garden show in Hamburg (Germany)
- 2013: European Capital of Culture: Košice ( Slovakia ) and Marseille ( France )
- 2014: European Capital of Culture: Umeå ( Sweden ) and Riga ( Latvia )
- 2015: World Exhibition in Milan ( Italy ) (→ Expo 2015 )
- 2015: European Capital of Culture: Pilsen ( Czech Republic ) and Mons ( Belgium )
- 2016: European Capital of Culture: San Sebastián ( Spain ) and Wroclaw ( Poland )
- 2017: European Capital of Culture: Aarhus ( Denmark ) and Paphos ( Cyprus )
- 2017: documenta 14 in Athens ( Greece ) and Kassel (Germany)
- 2018: European Capital of Culture: Leeuwarden ( Netherlands ) and Valletta ( Malta )
- 2019: European Capital of Culture: Matera ( Italy ) and Plovdiv ( Bulgaria )
- The: 2010 Stuttgart 21 - Protests escalate.
- 2011: After the Bundestag amended the conscription law, conscription was suspended in Germany.
- 2011: In November, the self-exposure of the right-wing extremist terrorist organization National Socialist Underground caused a sensation, including a series of murders against migrants , the police murder in Heilbronn and several bomb attacks and robberies; Investigations into the role of some security agencies are also underway.
- 2011: In February, the Guttenberg plagiarism affair preoccupied public interest in Germany. In the dissertation of the then Federal Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg , several plagiarisms were discovered, which led to his doctorate being revoked by the University of Bayreuth. On March 1, 2011 Guttenberg announced his resignation from all federal political offices. With the help of GuttenPlag Wiki and VroniPlag Wiki , further plagiarism affairs were uncovered.
- 2013: On January 1st, the practice fee in Germany is lifted.
- 2013: On January 1st, long-distance bus traffic in Germany is liberalized so that, subject to certain restrictions, passengers can now also be transported on long-distance bus routes within Germany .
- 2013: Horse meat scandal , in early January horse meat was discovered in beef in Europe .
- 2013: On August 1st, the childcare allowance in Germany is paid to parents who look after their toddlers at home when they are two or three years old. The monthly amount is 100 euros per child, from August 2014 it is expected to be 150 euros per child. Every child has a legal right to a place in a kindergarten from their first birthday.
- 2014: On January 1st, only the electronic health card (eGK) is officially the only valid patient insurance certificate in Germany . However, as part of an unlimited transitional arrangement, the old health insurance cards can still be scanned.
- 2015: January 1st in Germany a nationwide general statutory minimum wage of € 8.50 gross per hour worked.
- 2016: Horror clown phenomenon : In the fall of 2016, attacks by people in costumes, so-called horror clowns or scary clowns, on passers-by, starting in the USA. In this context, a tightening of criminal law is being discussed.
- 2017: Same-sex marriage comes into force in Germany on October 1st .
- 2019: Same-sex marriage also comes into force in Austria on January 1st .
In many western industrialized countries , the conditions on the labor market have changed over the course of the decade. Normal working conditions are less, but instead increases the number of temporary employees with fixed-term contracts , elimination of social security and low wages . More and more affected people see themselves increasingly threatened by in- work or old-age poverty , the term “ precariat ” summarizes this ever-growing population group and its characteristics.
- 2010: Thilo Sarrazin's book Germany abolishes itself appears in Germany and becomes a bestseller .
- 2011: The novel trilogy Shades of Gray causes a scandal.
- 2012: Günter Grass publishes his poem What must be said .
- 2012: Bettina Wulff publishes her book Beyond the Protocol .
- 2015: The copyright of the Bavarian Free State of the book Mein Kampf expires.
- 2016: Bob Dylan becomes the first musician to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature .
- 2018: The award of the Nobel Prize for Literature is canceled due to allegations of abuse against the Nobel Committee.
- TVs with ever stronger resolution records. After HD (1280 × 720 pixels) came Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) and 4K (3840 × 2160 pixels).
- Since the start of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver on February 12, 2010 (it was switched to HD on February 11 ), Das Erste and ZDF have broadcast their programs in parallel in 576i and 720p (native HD content approx. 25 percent).
- Documentary soaps such as families in focus or in the middle of life came under increasing criticism at the beginning of the decade. The reason for this is the genre Scripted Reality , in which amateur actors depict exaggerated everyday situations in a documentary style. The broadcasters are accused that children and young people in particular get a wrong perception and cannot differentiate between fiction and reality.
- Korean TV series are gaining popularity worldwide after penetrating Asia and are developing into a success phenomenon in the wake of the Korean wave .
- Streaming offers such as Netflix , Hulu and Prime Video are establishing themselves alongside television and are giving it great competition.
- The wedding of Prince William and Kate 29 April 2011 was followed by about two billion television viewers worldwide.
- Since October 2012 Markus Lanz has been the host of the game show Wetten, dass ..? and thus successor to Thomas Gottschalk .
- Since April 30, 2012, all public and private television stations in this country have switched off analog television via satellite. From now on it will only be transmitted via digital radio .
- On October 14, 2012, over six million people saw Felix Baumgartner's Red Bull Stratos jump live from a height of 39 kilometers on the n-tv news channel .
- 2013: In the only “ chancellor duel ” of the 2013 federal election campaign , the top candidates from the SPD , Peer Steinbrück and the Union , Chancellor Angela Merkel, face each other. The show, which can be seen live on four channels, will be moderated by Anne Will ( ARD ), Maybrit Illner ( ZDF ), Peter Kloeppel ( RTL ) and - as the only unrecognized television journalist - by entertainer Stefan Raab ( ProSieben ).
- 2013: Since December 5th, the third programs hr-fernsehen , MDR Fernsehen and rbb Fernsehen as well as EinsPlus and tagesschau24 have been broadcast in HD; einsfestival , which had already broadcast in HD before, changed the program slot.
- December 13, 2014: After 34 years of running, the last broadcast of the game show Wetten, dass ..? with moderator Markus Lanz .
- 2016: Böhmermann affair : because of a poem about Recep Tayyip Erdoğan , the moderator Jan Böhmermann is guilty of the abuse of a foreign head of state.
- 2016: On November 13th, the 1000th crime scene is broadcast with “ Taxi to Leipzig ” .
- 2017: On September 3, the television duel for the 2017 federal election between Chancellor Angela Merkel ( CDU ) and Martin Schulz ( SPD ) will take place. The show's moderators are Maybrit Illner ( ZDF ), Peter Kloeppel ( RTL ), Sandra Maischberger ( ARD ) and Claus Strunz ( ProSieben / Sat.1 ).
- 3D film : Triggered by the success of Avatar - Aufbruch nach Pandora (2009), there was a boom in 3D blockbusters, especially at the beginning of the decade . Numerous Hollywood films are produced under high budgets using sophisticated action effects, including sequels to well-known film series such as Transformers 3 (2011) and Transformers: Age of Fall (2014), Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom (2018 ), On Stranger Tides (2011) and Salazar's Vengeance (2017) from the Curse of the Caribbean film series , The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2018) from the Star Wars film series or the Hobbit trilogy (2012– 2014), which are also very successful commercially. Of the 100 most successful films (excluding inflation adjustment), 65 were from the 2010s.
- Marvel films : After Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were released in 2008 , Marvel Studios have produced a large number of films over the course of the decade based on the characters and superheroes from the Marvel Comics , most of which have great commercial successes and taken together as a film series with the highest grossing ever ($ 21.7 billion, as of 2019).
- Dystopias have also triggered success in the film sector through book successes. Film series such as The Hunger Games or Maze Runner are especially popular among teenagers and young adults.
- Disney is remaking many of its cartoon classics as real-life films , starting with Alice in Wonderland (2010), most of which are very successful at the box office, especially Maleficent (2014), The Jungle Book (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017) , Dumbo , Aladdin and The Lion King (all 2019).
- In Austria and Germany, on July 13, 2011 - seven months after the previous film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 - the last part of the Harry Potter film series , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 , of the two, will be released Days later also starts in the USA. This ends after ten years one of the most successful film series of all time, based on the book of the same name by British author Joanne K. Rowling . In 2016 and 2018, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald's Crimes are spin-off films for the popular fantasy series.
- Animated films enjoy great popularity worldwide and break records. Disney productions like Rapunzel (2010), Frozen (2013) or Zoomania (2016), Pixar sequels like Toy Story 3 (2010), The Monster Uni (2013), Finding Dorie (2016) and The Incredibles 2 (2018) , but also films like Despicable Me (2010), How To Train Your Dragon (2010), Rio (2011), Hotel Transylvania (2012), The LEGO Movie (2014) or The Peanuts - The Film (2015) including sequels and offshoots (e.g. Minions , 2015) are consistently high in the cinema leaderboards.
- There are numerous historical films in the cinemas, including for example The King's Speech (2011), Lincoln (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Suffragette (2016), The Darkest Hour (2017), Dunkirk (2017), BlacKkKlansman (2018) or The Favorite (2018), some of which are also successful at the annual Oscars .
- In addition, numerous film biographies or films based on biographical events such as B. The Social Network (2010), The Iron Lady (2011), The Butler (2013), The Discovery of Infinity (2014), Steve Jobs (2015), Eddie the Eagle (2016), The Disaster Artist (2017), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Aufbruch zum Mond (2018), Vice (2018), The Boy Needs Fresh Air (2018), Green Book (2018) and Stan & Ollie (2019).
Individual contributions internationally
- James Bond 007: Skyfall and Specter
- Pretty much best friends
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Independence Day: return
- Cloud Atlas
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Hateful Eight
- La La Land
Individual contributions national
- The Medicus
- Fack ju Göhte
- Honey in the head
- Vincent want's Sea
- Oh boy
- Our mothers, our fathers
- Toni Erdmann
- Out of nowhere
Oscar Winner (Best Picture)
- 2010: Deadly Command - The Hurt Locker
- 2011: The King's Speech
- 2012: The Artist
- 2013: Argo
- 2014: 12 Years a Slave
- 2015: Birdman
- 2016: Spotlight
- 2017: Moonlight
- 2018: Shape of Water - The whisper of water
- 2019: Green Book - A special friendship
Golden Palm Winner (Best Film)
- 2010: Uncle Boonmee recalls his previous lives
- 2011: The Tree of Life
- 2012: love
- 2013: Blue is a warm color
- 2014: Hibernation (Kış Uykusu)
- 2015: demons and miracles
- 2016: Me, Daniel Blake
- 2017: The Square
- 2018: Shoplifters - family ties
- 2019: Parasite
- Celebrity musicians who passed away in the 2010s include Amy Winehouse (2011), Whitney Houston (2012), David Bowie , Prince , George Michael (all 2016), Chris Cornell, and Chester Bennington (both 2017) , among others .
- The charts and radio stations are mainly dominated by electronic dance music , often abbreviated as EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Successful DJs and producers who shape this sound include David Guetta , Avicii , Robin Schulz and Felix Jaehn .
- In September 2012, the title Gangnam Style by the South Korean rapper Psy becomes the most popular video on YouTube . In December, it became the first video to hit a billion views. In May 2014, the video was also the first video to reach two billion views, making it the most-viewed video of all time for a long time, but has since been overtaken by several other videos. Since the artist waived the exploitation rights, there are numerous parodies and covers of the video, which contributed to the worldwide distribution of the title.
- In February 2013 the video Harlem Shake by internet comedian Filthy Frank was uploaded. The music used comes from DJ and music producer Harry Rodrigues (also known as Baauer ). The video found more than 40,000 imitators who re-enact a dance scene like a flash mob with twitching movements and in different environments.
- K-pop groups like BTS or Blackpink have been gaining popularity among young people since 2017 .
- Despacito by Luis Fonsi is 2017 one of the most successful songs of the decade. It reached number one in the charts in numerous countries around the world (including the USA, Great Britain and Germany), and the video was also the most viewed video in YouTube history and was the first video on the platform to reach three billion views.
Individual contributions international
- Lady Gaga
- Daft punk
- Ed Sheeran
- Bruno Mars
- The Weeknd
- Miley Cyrus
- Ariana Grande
- Katy Perry
- Taylor Swift
- Nicki Minaj
- Sam Smith
- 21 Savage
- Young Thug
- Cardi B
Individual contributions national
- Lena Meyer-Landrut
- Capital Bra
- Disturbed but cool
- Yung Hurn
- Helene Fischer
- Summer Cem
- The full beard is very common among young men.
- Andreja Pejić
- Julia Starp
- Undercut and sidecut hairstyles
- 1980s revival
- 1990s - revival
- Grunge scene
- Skater fashion
- Indie pop
- Preppy influences
Icon image of a hipster
- 2010: Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 on November 14th . He will win it four times in a row.
- 2010: 9th European Handball Championship in Austria (European Champion: France )
- 2010: 27th African Football Championship in Angola (African champions: Egypt )
- 2010: 74th Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany (World Champion: Czech Republic )
- 2010: 16th basketball world championship in Turkey (world champions: USA )
- 2010: XXI. Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler , Canada
- 2010: 19th Soccer World Cup in South Africa (World Champion: Spain )
- 2010: 15th Asian Games in Guangzhou , People's Republic of China
- 2011: 22nd men's handball world championship in Sweden (world champions: France )
- 2011: Dirk Nowitzki wins his first NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals
- 2011: 13th World Athletics Championships in Daegu , South Korea
- 2011: 6th Women's World Cup in Germany (World Champion: Japan )
- 2011: 37th European Basketball Championship in Lithuania (European Champion: Spain )
- 2011: XVI. Pan American Games in Guadalajara , Mexico
- 2012: 10th European Handball Championship in Serbia (European Champion: Denmark )
- 2012: 28th African Football Championship in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea (African champions: Zambia )
- 2012: 14th European Football Championship in Poland and Ukraine (European Champion: Spain )
- 2012: XXX. Summer Olympic Games in London , United Kingdom
- 2013: 14th World Athletics Championships in Moscow , Russia
- 2013: 29th African Football Championship in South Africa (African champions: Nigeria )
- 2014: 17th Basketball World Cup in Spain (World Champion: United States )
- 2014: XXII. Winter Olympics in Sochi , Russia
- 2014: 20th Soccer World Cup in Brazil (World Champion: Germany )
- 2014: 16th Asian Games in Incheon , South Korea
- 2015: 30th African Football Championship in Equatorial Guinea (African champions: Ivory Coast )
- 2015: XVII. Pan American Games in Toronto , Canada
- 2016: XXXI. Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
- 2016: 15th European Football Championship in France (European champions: Portugal )
- 2017: 31st African Football Championship in Gabon (African champions: Cameroon )
- 2018: XXIII. Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
- 2018: 21st Soccer World Cup in Russia (World Champion: France )
- 2019: 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt (Africa champions: Algeria )
- 2010: January 15th: Longest solar eclipse of the millennium
- 2011: The planet Neptune completes its first orbit since it was discovered in 1846 .
- 2012: June 6th: Venus transit
- 2013: The asteroid (367943) Duende came within 27,599 km to Earth. That is within the orbit of the geostationary satellites.
- 2013: Chelyabinsk meteor with meteorite fall
- 2016: May 9th: Mercury transit
- 2017: August 21: Total solar eclipse in the USA
- 2019: November 11th: Mercury transit
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