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The 2000s is the current decade, spanning from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009. The decade has been dominated by several wide-ranging topics, including international trade, concerns over energy supplies and global warming, the explosion in telecommunications, a growing concern with international terrorism and war, and an escalation of the social issues of the 1990s. This article is about the year. ... 20XX redirects here. ... The third millennium (so called because it is the third period of 1000 years in the Common Era) is a period of time which began on (depending on your beliefs) 1 January 2001 and will end on 31 December 3000 or 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2999. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... The third millennium (so called because it is the third period of 1000 years in the Common Era) is a period of time which began on (depending on your beliefs) 1 January 2001 and will end on 31 December 3000 or 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2999. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... 20XX redirects here. ... The 22nd century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2101–2200 of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2010s decade is a period of 10 pooping years that begins on January 1, 2010 and later ends on December 31, 2019 inclusive. ... The 2020s is the 3rd decade of the 21st century of the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Millennia: 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium - 4th millennium Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s - 2030s - 2040s 2050s 2060s 2070s 2080s Years: 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 The decade as a whole This decade is expected to be called the... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article is about the year. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 489 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 735 pixels, file size: 333 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 489 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 735 pixels, file size: 333 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 489 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 735 pixels, file size: 333 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other senses of this word, see decade (disambiguation). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about energy crises in general. ... Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... -1... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...

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Economy

Economic developments have largely focused on the explosion of Asia's economic and political potential, with China experiencing immense economic growth, moving toward the status of a world power and billion-consumer market. India, along with many other developing countries, has seen a rapid increase in the size of its economy, accelerated by increased technological integration with the economies of more developed countries. A trend connecting economic and political events in North America, Asia, and the Middle East is the rapidly increasing demand for fossil fuels, which — along with fewer new petroleum finds, greater extraction costs, and political turmoil — forced two other trends: a soar in the price of petroleum products and a subsequent push by governments and businesses to promote the development of "green" technology. For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... World GDP/capita changed very little for most of human history before the industrial revolution. ... North American redirects here. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Fossil fuels are hydrocarbon-containing natural resources such as coal, petroleum and natural gas. ... Petro redirects here. ... Environmental technology or green technology is the application of the environmental sciences to conserve the natural environment and resources, and by curbing the negative impacts of human involvement. ...


Technology

Technological advancements are as revolutionary and diversified as previous decades, for example, in the field of digital electronics, especially ones for the consumer, the advancements have been considerable. Computers continue to advance rapidly, with emphasis on RAM, graphical capability, and raw hard drive space driving most computer enhancements as opposed to the emphasis on internal clock speed and CD-ROM drive speed for most of the 1990's. The widespread proliferation of broadband Internet, in addition to mobile phones, digital cameras, and various digital music and data storage formats are the other major electronic marvels of the 2000s. Ownership of cell phones in the 2000s is as widespread in many countries as was ownership of televisions in the 1960s, and in developing countries, it is more common. Besides cell phones, email has become for many a communication necessity rather than a luxury that is was in the 1990s or the novelty that they would have been in the 1980s. The development of social networking websites such as Facebook and Myspace have also given people the opportunity to easily keep in touch with old friends, colleagues, or acquaintances from anywhere in the globe and potentially over the course of a lifetime. Use of Internet commerce has also become widely popular, with travel reservations, stock trading, and retail shopping not only taking place online, but also taking place without an intermediary agent; online commerce has become the era of self-service. For other uses, see Digital (disambiguation). ... Broadband Internet access, often shortened to broadband Internet or just broadband is a high data-transmission rate Internet connection. ... A stylised representation of a mobile phone A mobile phone is a device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area ( cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ... Digital cameras are a remarkable advance in technology. ... For other uses, see Data (disambiguation). ... Motorola T2288 mobile phone A mobile phone is a portable electronic device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area (compare cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ... E-mail, or email, is short for electronic mail and is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ... Facebook is a social networking website that was launched on February 4, 2004. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Politics

Many major political developments in the 2000s have revolved around the War on Terrorism, which was triggered by the September 11, 2001 attacks and led to the war in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. These and other events have dominated the news almost daily, including the many controversies regarding their justifications and consequences. The Iraq War, launched in 2003, has generated extreme controversy around the world, with many questioning its justification or the United States' motives. Tensions have escalated in the Middle East because of the War in Iraq and the 2006 Lebanon War. North Korea generated a nuclear crisis by withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and conducting a successful nuclear test. This article is about the USA-led campaign against the spread of terrorism. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... For other uses of War in Afghanistan, see War in Afghanistan. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing) [5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[14] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC) [15... Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Opened for signature July 1, 1968 in New York Entered into force March 5, 1970 Conditions for entry into force Ratification by the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States, and 40 other signatory states. ... The 2006 North Korean nuclear test was the detonation of a nuclear device conducted on October 9, 2006 by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. ...


Social issues which became more pronounced included issues pertaining to homosexuality, in particular the issue of homosexual unions. Same-sex marriage was legalized by some major developed nations, including Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, and in others, varying degrees of civil recognition were granted to gay relationships. However, such unions continued to meet resistance in many countries and in most U.S. states. Besides issues of homosexuality, other social issues of concern during the 2000s have been gender equality, human rights, and health care, the latter of particular conflict in the United States. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... This article summarizes the legal and political actions taken by the individual states of the United States regarding same-sex marriage. ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


Names of the decade

In contrast to the decades from 1920 to 1999, which are called "the Twenties", "the Sixties", and the like, the 2000s have no universally-accepted name. Some refer to the decade as the "twenty hundreds" while others may refer to it as the "two thousands". In written form this could appear as "the '00s". But writing "the 2000s" or simply saying "the 2000s" can cause confusion, since this could refer to the entire 21st century; even the entire millennium. Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


Determining a name for the decade has been problematic, especially in the United States. The term "Noughties" has been suggested by the BBC,[1][2] but this term has not gained general currency, except perhaps in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


Other proposed names include:

  • aughts, aughties, and double-aughts, from 'aught',[3] which, like "naught" means "zero" (aughts was one of the more popular terms in the early 20th century)
  • nils and nillies, from "nil", meaning "nothing"
  • 2Ks, from the Greek term khilioi, meaning "thousand"
  • ōzies, and the Twenty-O's, from the practice of calling the number zero 'O'
  • zeroes, double zeroes, oh-zeroes, ohs, double ohs, oh-ohs, and twenty ohs.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared the decade of 2000–2009 the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World."[4] Spanish president in the General Assembly in New York Org type: Principal Organ Acronyms: GA, UNGA Head: President of the UN General Assembly As of 18 September 2007 Srgjan Kerim former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Status: Active Established: 1945 Website: www. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ BBC News | E-CYCLOPEDIA | The noughties: So where are we now?
  2. ^ North County Times/The Californian - John Hunneman's Knee Deep in the Hoopla column
  3. ^ Timothy Noah, "Name That Decade", Slate, 27 Dec. 2004.
  4. ^ http://www3.unesco.org/iycp/kits/Resolutions%20UN/uk_57_6.pdf www3.unesco.org Retrieved on 05-25-07

Slate is an online news and culture magazine created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley and owned by Microsoft (as part of MSN). ...

See also

During the decade of the 2000s, there have been many fashion trends. ... Popular Female Pop Music Stars include: Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Nelly Furtado, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Ashlee Simpson, and Christina Aguilera. ... The 2000s saw a steep increase in the acceptability of literature of all types, inspired by the Harry Potter novels and by the coming-of-age of millions of people who enjoyed the works of such writers as C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien in their youths. ... The first decade of the 2000s in film involved many significant films. ... Globalization: Transnational companies become more pervasive, and anti-globalization protests occur frequently during meetings of IMF and WTO, especially in the early 2000s. ... This page indexes the individual year in television pages. ... // The World Series (in 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2006), NBA Finals (in 2003 and 2005), BCS (in 2004) and Mens NCAA Basketball Championship Game (in 2004) all hit record lows in Nielsen ratings and/or total viewers in America. ... A huge jump in broadband internet usage, from 6% of U.S. internet users in June, 2000 to what one study predicts will be 62% by 2010 (although signs now show that broadband internet usage, continuing in its current trend, will be well over 90% by 2010 in the US). ... The 2000s in video gaming is the current decade of video games. ...

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