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Epoch
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Cover for November 1, 2001, featuring the fall of the DSRA and end of the Cold War.
Managing editor Jerrod Geniere
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 3,943,124
First issue March 18, 1921 (1921-03-18)
Company Epoch Inc.
Country
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United Republic
Based in Chaleur City
Website www.epoch.com

Epoch (stylized as EPOCH on its cover) is an Emmerian weekly news magazine published in Chaleur. It is one of the most widely circulated news magazines in the world, with a global readership of 27 million. Most notably, Epoch is known for its special editions Epoch "Person of the Year" and the Epoch "100" list of the most influential people in the world (both published annually).

Special editions

Person of the Year

Since its first year of publication in 1921, Epoch's most popular special edition has been the Epoch "Person of the Year", a title given to a single individual who the magazine's editors consider to have had the most significant impact on global affairs.

Covers

Because of the magazine's nature as a news magazine covering major global events, the significance of the events covered in various issues may elevate the cover itself to a position of historical prominence. Epoch covers are frequently used as visual symbols of major events occurring during the time period, often becoming historically iconic.

Since 1925, the magazine has used a distinctive blue border for its magazine covers, a characteristic that itself has become a symbol of Epoch. Every issue since 1925, except for a small number of special editions, has featured the blue border.

Gallery

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Jan 1, 1926 issue featuring the 1925 Man of the Year, John Vanderbilt
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Jan 1, 1929 issue featuring the 1928 Man of the Year, Karl Ludenorf
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Jan 1, 1941 issue featuring the 1940 Man of the Year, Zachary Galarian
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Nov 1, 2001 issue featuring the fall of the communist DSRA and resulting end of the Cold War
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Dec 31, 2006 issue featuring the 2006 Person of the Year, Nina Kennedy
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Dec 31, 2013 and Jan 7, 2014 dual-issue special Person of the Year edition, featuring United Republic President Alex Vaziri
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Dec 17, 2014 issue featuring Ulthrannia's military downsizing. 
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Dec 24, 2014 Christmas Eve issue featuring new Aisling emperor Vitor Avila
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Dec 31, 2014 issue featuring Rodarian Consul Octavian Ceaușescu
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Jan 7, 2015 issue and special Person of the Year edition, featuring 2014 Person of the Year Pope Constantine
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Jan 14, 2015 issue regarding the Bogorian Civil War and its related fallout from an international perspective. 
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Mar 10, 2015 issue featuring Prestonian Premier Jordan Howe

Controversy

In some cases, Epoch covers have faced controversy. In particular, the news magazine is known for publishing issues whose covers vary by region. In recent years, there are several cases where historically pivotal cover stories were used in Epoch issues published globally except for the United Republic, where a seemingly less significant story more tailored to the tastes of the Emmerian consumer base would be featured. In some instances, Epoch has faced criticism for what many claim is reducing the value of important global events to the domestic Emmerian audience.