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War Infographic: Generation Conflict

The following infographic highlights all the various wars and conflicts that have taken place since 1961. By broadest definition, the years for Generation X are 1961 to 1981. Somedays, it seems that the War on Terror, which officially began in 2001, will be with us for the rest of our lives.

For more information on Generation X, visit Who Is Generation X. This post includes a fun infographic on favorite Generation X cartoon and pop culture characters.

War Quote from Fight Club

Tyler Durden: “Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”

What conflict in the war infographic do you remember best?

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  1. Jennifer

     Thanks, Andi. It takes so long to create these things, I don’t know if I’ll ever do another one, but it was fun. If I do, it will be on something fun like famous Jennifers or Generation X Halloween. =)

  2. Jennifer

    I don’t think of those conflicts are a match for Vietnam – not even collectively. When I talk to my Boomer friends about Vietnam – boys they knew at 18 who went and did not come back – I know such experiences are not held in my own memory bank. It must have been, and still be, the signature event for most Boomers. Interesting, too, really very few songs in pop culture about the conflicts and war Generation X has seen. There are some, but none have gained the popularity of the songs born out of Vietnam, Korea and World War II.

  3. Rose Byrd

    This makes me realize that all these conflicts since about 1990 are the ones my children, the Gen X kiddos, have been most affected by.  ‘Nam was definitely the signature conflict of my life, I think.

  4. TOB

    Fascinating infographic!

  5. Andi Fisher

    Wow, it’s very powerful when you lay it all out!  I shared it in a ton of places including Stumbling it.


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