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1991 is known as the good old days when life was simpler. Back then, nobody mistrusted fossil fuels or doubted the reliability of their local electricity grid. Global warming was not that much of an issue and people who live in Minnesota or the upper mid west of the USA will remember The Halloween Blizzard. Employment was seen as just another step in the evolution of their lives and marriage was seen as a passage of rite that couldn't be bypassed either through cohabilitation or the common law lifestyle. Of course, marriage was restricted to heterosexual couples back in 1991.


Nintendo introduced its Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which offered 16-bit graphics to people who resisted the temptations of the Sega Genesis. Also, 1991 was the year where Western civilization reaches its zenith. From there, it would only decline due to terrorist attacks and Christian fundamentalism. Even though 1991 was a recession year, it symbolized the last decade of global peace and prosperity.

The Soviet Union collapsed on this year, signalling the true end of the Cold War. Canada's currency exchange rate with the United States of America was excellent. Video arcades were omnipresent and were located 15-30 minutes away from a residential neighborhood. Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, and WWF WrestleFest kept children away from illegal drugs like marijuana and cocaine. However, 1991 was the high era of school truancy due to the video arcade. Nintendo Power reaches its highest membership rate and Sony introduced a prototype of its PlayStation system. Kurt Cobain and his Nirvana band ruled the rock and roll scene. Pop music was confined to young girls and did not fully reach mainstream acceptance amongst young boys and adults. The Simpsons were just starting and it was just simply witty family friendly entertainment. People flocked to the TV sets to watch America's Funniest Home Videos to see cat videos before YouTube was born about 14 years later.

The simplicity of the late-20th century would give way to the increasing complexity of the 21st, 22nd and 23rd centuries.

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