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History of the decade, part 3: 2002 

Yesterday: 2001


The euro is introduced in Europe as the most boringly named currency in the world.
   Enron, the winner of climate change awards and a self-proclaimed leader in green energy, and often bragged about by consultancies such as McKinsey’s, finds that saying the

September: John Major would later receive a knighthood from the Labour government, after the media revealed he Curried favour with a fellow MP.
right things could not dissuade the Feds knocking at the door asking to see the accounts.
   President Bush, after learning that the original ‘President George W.’ had an axe, decides he needed to create axes that people disliked as well, to balance the original legend and shine light on his own administration. This gave rise to his ‘axes of evil’ speech.
   Bush’s tough talk inspires numerous imitators on television, as even daytime TV hardens up with Phil McGraw and his new show, Dr Phil. Contrasting the softly, softly approach of Oprah Winfrey, McGraw screams at guests in an effort to have them “scared straight”.
   Hugo Chavez of Venezuela moved out of his house, then changed his mind and moved back.
   The media reveal that John Major had an extramarital affair, for which he later receives a knighthood.
   ImClone states that it dislikes Martha Stewart, kicking off a chain of events that would see her behind bars.
   Although A Beautiful Mind wins the Best Picture Oscar, the Academy is careful not to give another Oscar to Russell Crowe. No one has been able to figure out where he is from, and the Bush administration become concerned about illegal aliens coming in to the US and taking American jobs. The borders are tightened up, and the Minutemen in Texas begin patrolling the southern border for other actors.

Tomorrow: 2003 and, as a Christmas special, 2004

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