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November 16, 2010

(S8.E19.) Chpt 12 Communist China

Communist China

There were many similarities between the rise of Communism in the Soviet Union and China. They also had significant differences. Mao felt that China was most consistent with the vision of Marx and Lenin and viewed Stalin and the USSR as having sold out their values and became Westernized..

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November 15, 2010

(S8.E18.) Chpt 11 Lecture Rewind: Japan and the Little Tigers

Chapter 11 Lecture Rewind: Japan and the Little Tigers

After World War Two, Japan quickly recovered economically through extensive financial assistance from the U.S. It was in the interest of the U.S. for Japan to become a stable democracy in Southeast Asia to counterbalance the growing influence of the Soviet Union and China with the spread of Communism..JapanLectureRewind.mp4

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(S8.E17.) Japan and the Little Tigers

Japan and the Little Tigers

After World War Two, Japan quickly recovered economically through extensive financial assistance from the U.S. It was in the interest of the U.S. for Japan to become a stable democracy in Southeast Asia to counterbalance the growing influence of the Soviet Union and China with the spread of Communism..

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November 9, 2010

(S8.E16.) Chpt 9 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

Seldom in history has an empire risen so quickly and declined so completely. Stalin led the country to the pinnacle of its power. On Cold War eventually led the Soviet Union to be unable to compete economically with the U.S. and also suffered from trying to hold together an empire of occupied countries that was too expensive to maintain.

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November 8, 2010

(S8.E15.) Chpt 9 Communist USSR Lecture Rewind


Te 20th century witnessed the rise and rapid fall of the USSR. Seldom in hisory has an empire passed so quickly as the old Soviet Union.

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(S8.E14.) Chpt 7 The Cold War

The Cold War

Even before the end of World War Two the democratic countries of England and the United States and the Communist empire of the Soviet Union began the Cold War. Fear and mistrust along ith the catalyst of a potential quick and decisive nuclear war fostered enormous conflict and tension among the two countries..

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(S8.E13.) Chpt 6 World War Two Propaganda Posters


Propaganda posters were used by all the countries involved in World War Two to motivate people to take action. Some of them encouraged volunteering for active duty in the military. Others implored people to stay at their civilian jobs since they were essential to the war effort. The 20th century was defined by World War Two. Human history would have tragically changed if the Axis power had succeeded. And they almost did. A dozen major turning points decided the final outcome.

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(S8.E12.) Chpt 6 World War Two Lecture Rewind


The 20th century was defined by World War Two. Human history would have tragically changed if the Axis power had succeeded. And they almost did. A dozen major turning points decided the final outcome.

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(S8.E11.) Chpt 6 World War Two

World War Two

The 20th century was defined by World War Two. Human history would have tragically changed if the Axis power had succeeded. And they almost did. A dozen major turning points decided the final outcome.

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