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Mid-1930s: Although the international set, notably in Berlin nightclubs and in Hollywood, is notorious for homosexual activities, homosexuality is a taboo subject in American society.

Late 1970s: Following the Stonewall riots in 1969, the struggle for homosexual equality gains intensity.

Today: In 2000, a theater in St. Louis, Missouri loses state arts council funding for putting on Bent, and the FBI continues to investigate 1,500 new hate-crimes against gays every year. Nonetheless, gay rights activists are pushing for legalized gay marriages.

Mid-1930s: Hitler takes over complete control of Germany. He leads the world, including the United States, into World War II and becomes one of the worst dictators that the world has ever known.

Late 1970s: The Ayatollah Khomeini takes over Iran, resulting in a tyrannical religious regime and the four-hundred and forty-four day-long hostage crisis for fifty-three American embassy workers.

Today: Iraq's Saddam Hussein loses power after...

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