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February 20, 2011

(S9.E6.) Unit #5 Between WWI and WWII

Unit #5 Between WWI and WWII

Most nations around the world were impacted negatively by WWI, the European countries suffered high unemployment, a wrecked economy, ad lack of resolution of anger and disputes among them. The U.S. entered the Great Depression which extended around the globe. Why was it that the U.S. and Germany had the same problems and yet chose very different solutions. Events during this time period leads to World War Two.

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February 19, 2011

(S9.E5.) Unit #4 Rise of Russian Communism

Unit #4: Rise of Russian Communism

This unit connects World War One with the rise of Russian Communism. The least likely place in Europe serves as the birthplace for Communism. Marx predicted it would come as a result of the struggle of the factory workers and the oppressive overloads. Instead, it occurs in rural Russia. While the predicted location was wrong, Marx was correct about the principles that would guide revolution.

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(S9.E4.) Unit #3 World War One and its Aftermath

Unit #3 World War One and its Aftermath

The war was to be the "War to end all wars" due to its brutality and belief that European nations would never engage in such a large-scale, bloody, and hopeless battle by the aggressor nations. World War Two comes only three decades later.

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(S9.E3.) Unit #2 Rise of the Industrial Revolution

Unit 2, Rise of the Industrial Revolution

During the 1800s, many European countries and eventually the United States participated in economic productivity and competition through the rise of the modern industrial revolution. It was a time of great contrasts through the growth of wealth and economic prosperity for some and difficult working conditions for many. This era gave birth of many modern economic and political ideas.

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February 17, 2011

(S9.E2.) Unit 1 High Tide of Imperialism

Unit 1, High Tide of Imperialism

The 1800s witnessed the renewed interest of the European and American countries with interacting with other countries as they did during the 1500s. Their motivations were more for expressing nationalistic pride and serving economic interests of individuals rather than of the entire country.

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(S9.E1.) Season Nine Welcome

Welcome to Season Nine of Then and Now Podcast.

Thanks for joining us for season nine of the audio podcast series focused on contemporary global history and culture.

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