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What was the postmodern reaction to Modernism?

In art, postmodernism refers to a reaction against modernism. It is less a cohesive movement than an approach and attitude toward art, culture, and society.

What started postmodernism?

In the 1970s a group of poststructuralists in France developed a radical critique of modern philosophy with roots discernible in Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, and became known as postmodern theorists, notably including Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and others.

Why was the 20th century so significant?

The 20th century was dominated by a chain of events that heralded significant changes in world history as to redefine the era: Spanish flu pandemic, World War I and World War II, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and space exploration, nationalism and decolonisation, the Cold War and post-Cold War conflicts.

What is the most important event in world history?

The Most Important Events of the Century From the Viewpoint of the People

(1) (MI) (4) (NI)
1. World War II 71 2
2. Women gaining the right to vote in 1920 66 3
3. Dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945 66 4
4. The Nazi Holocaust during World War II 65 5

What were the most important events of the 20th century?

The world at the beginning of the century

  • “The war to end all wars”: World War I (1914–1918)
  • The Russian Revolution and Communism.
  • Economic depression.
  • The rise of dictatorship.
  • The war in Europe.
  • The war in the Pacific.
  • The Holocaust.
  • The Nuclear Age begins.