At the start of every new year, predictions are made about what the social, economic, and political landscape will look like both domestically and abroad. Some of the most talked-about issues of 2016 addressed crime, immigration, violence, the U.S. presidential election, and the environment. It was a challenging year and many of these were not resolved. If anything many have escalated.
The incoming Trump administration doesn't appear to prioritize most of these problems. It seems that folks on both sides of some of the most divisive issues in the nation's history are determined to stay as far away from the bargaining table as possible. The extent to which the problems this country faces are solved hinges heavily on Trump's ability to bring people together. The outlook on the possibility of unity through compromise is grim. Know that the issues which had taken up residence in everybody's mind in 2016 have signed an extended lease--one that won't expire for at least 4 years. Here's a look at some of the topics that rocked the world in 2016.