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April 1, 2011

(S9.E11.) Unit #10: Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

Unit #10: Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

WIthin less than 100 years one of the largest empires of the world rose and fell. The Soviet Union was an improbable place to serve birth to the world-wide Communist movement. The ideals of the ideology were not able to be replicated in reality for the average people. Economic forces in the 1980s eventually led to its collapse and the smaller Russian Republic was once again reborn.

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(S9.E10.) Unit #9 The Cold War

Unit #9: The Cold War

The Allies (Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the United States) were in conflict with one another even before the end of World War Two. During the Yalta Conference and others at that time, the countries began to jockey for position regarding dominance in the world. The world nearly was engulfed in a nuclear war several times during the Cold War time period.

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(S9.E9.) Unit 8 World War Two and its Aftermath

Unit #8: World War Two and its Aftermath

World War Two defined the world both during and after its conclusion. The world was on the brink of domination by tyrannies and dictatorships. The Allies overcame significant initial disadvantages to eventually to prevail through a series of turn points events and decisions.

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(S9.E8.) Unit #6: Genocides and Holocausts of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Unit #6: Genocides and Holocausts of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Man's brutality to his fellow man increased during these recent centuries by targeting civilian populations for terror, torture, and execution.

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