In 1913 and 1914, what phenomenon was considered so dangerous that Germany had banned its army officers from associating with it and it was described by the Vatican as “outrageous, indecent…an assassination of family and social life”?

Answer: The tango. A style of dance originating from Argentina and Uruguay, it became one of the biggest crazes in Europe in the early twentieth century.

Source: The Fateful Year – England 1914 by Mark Bostridge

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