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February 22, 2009

(S5.E4.) Chpt 5. Between WWI and WWII

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode focuses on the time period between World War One and World War Two. Many issues were left unresolved from the end of World War One. In fact, some would argue that the failure to properly deal with Germany at the end of the war created more discontent among the people to make them more receptive to the radical ideas of Hitler. Others argue that other forces were at play for creating another major world war just a few decades after what was called by many "The war to end all wars."
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(S5.E3.) Chpt 4. WWI and the Communist Revolution

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode focuses on World War One and the Communist Revolution in Russia. The causes of both of these events date back to the 1800s. World War One traces itself back to rampant nationalism that took the economic competition among countries and helped to motivate them to engage in armed conflict with one another. Many other short- and long-term causes contributed to the war. The Communist Revolution is partially a result of World War One since it created widespread discontent among the Russian people. They were receptive to a new idea to improve their immediate needs. The Communists were in the right place at the right time with a message that appealed to many within society. These events will also lead to World War Two in just a few decades to come.

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February 18, 2009

(S5.E2.) Chpt 2. The High Tide of Imperialism

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode focuses on the high tide of imperialism by the Europeans against countris in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. Not only is this a story about economic trade between countries, it is also about the change that occurs in cultures as well. The events in this chapter and the economic alliances that are formed will also be reflected in a new form of aggression among countries, World War I and WWII that follows it.

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(S5.E1.) Chpt 1 Rise of Industrial Society in Western Europe

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode focuses on the rise of industrial society in Western Europe during the 1800s. Not only is this an exploration of the events and technologies related to industrial factories, it also explores the impact that this event had on politics, economic theories, and the lives of the average people. The industrial society had both positive and negative impact on society. The industrial and economic competition that occurs during this time period serves as a prelude for later military conflict that erupts in World War One and the Communist Revolution. Those events occur in chapter two.

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