21 Aug 2011, 12:41
Comrades, let's share your demographics to see how the population of S-E is spread.
21 Aug 2011, 14:01
Im 16 so, nothing exciting has ever happened in my lifetime..... yet.
21 Aug 2011, 14:15
Surely 9/11 was fairly exciting?
21 Aug 2011, 16:16
What was it like to be a child under Stalin? I am quite amazed that you would have lived through Stalin, Kruschev, Brezhnev and all the rest. Also how was life under Kruschev?
21 Aug 2011, 16:18
I'm 23. I am amazed at how young and well-informed so many of our members are!
21 Aug 2011, 16:51
maybe revolution is a young person's game.
21 Aug 2011, 16:57
Born 3 years before the "end" of the Cold War, the year before before all the unrest in the Warsaw Pact countries. For a more specific time frame: About 7 - 8 months before the protests in the PRC, and 12 - 13 months before all the protests in Berlin.
21 Aug 2011, 17:35
By the way: Love the poll answers. Very well done!
21 Aug 2011, 19:15
I just missed the Soviet Union, and didn't even know it ever existed until 9 years later.
What a waste...
21 Aug 2011, 21:30
Born in 1993, thus I fall intro the first category.
21 Aug 2011, 22:10
1971, during Brezhnev's prime and Nixon-Mao's Beijing Honeymoon. Except it was Peking in those days.
22 Aug 2011, 02:01
Time for Komissar_KW's fun Chinese-related facts!
It's Beijing in standard Chinese, and most modern maps in North America use that. I don't know about in Europe.
Peking is based on the Wade-Giles system, and there's mostly likely some dialect at play involved in that too.
There's a confusing situation where some things have kept the old Wade-Giles transliteration and others have not. For example, the famous
"Peking duck" is still referred to as such in English. Qinghua University still uses the old way of writing "Tsinghua" in their English name, out of tradition.
And now we return to our regular programming.
22 Aug 2011, 02:21
Im pretty sure that it usually appears as "Peking" in Danish lexicons and whatnot, but I might be remembering it wrong.
22 Aug 2011, 03:18
I was in 1989, during the wave of counter-revolution and five years before the tragic death of Kim Il-Sung.
22 Aug 2011, 03:33
89 as well. Pretty shit year to be born if you ask me.