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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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