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October 7, 2012

(S11.E10.) Lecture Rewind: Unit 5 Between WWI and WWII

Click on this link to watch a music video of some slides from unit five on the period between World War One and World War Two Unit 5.mp4

(S11.E9.) Lecture Rewind: Unit 4 Rise of Soviet Russia

Click on this link to watch a music video of some of the slides from Unit 4 on the rise of Soviet Russia Unit 4.mp4

(S11.E8.) Lecture Rewind: Unit 3 World War One

Click on this link to watch the music video of slides from Unit 3 on your computer or mobile device that displays images Unit 3.mp4

(S11.E7.) Lecture Rewind: Unit Two PP Slides

Unit Two Lecture Rewind

One of my student assistants took some of the PP slides and mixed them with some music. You might find it helpful to quickly review some of the PP slides from the lecture.

Click on this link to watch this on your computer Unit 2.mp4

(SS11.E6). Unit Five Between World War One and World War Two

Unit 5 Between World War One and World War Two

Many historians argue that World War Two has its roots in the unsatisfactory way World War One ended and also due to the economic competition among the European countries during the High Tide of Imperialism and the Rise of the Industrial Society. Many of the history forces explored during the class are illustrated in this unit.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S11.E6.) Unit 5 Between WWI and WWII.m4a

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David Arendale and the rest of the Then and Now Podcast Team

October 6, 2012

(S11.E5.) Unit 4 Rise of Russia

Unit 4 Rise of Russia

Karl Marx would have surprised for the first Communist Revolution to occur in one of the most agricultural countries in Europe and Asia. While the res of Europe had gone through both the phases of imperialism and industrial growth, Russia was little changed until the rule by one of the last aristocratic empires run by the Tsars. However, the oppression of classes was just as dramatic. Rather than the industrial middle class and the industrial working class in conflict, instead, it was the few land owners and the majority of serfs and peasants forced to work on the farms. The same disparity between classes along with the devastation of World War One working together to make the people receptive to Marx's ideas. Lenin was an articulate spokesperson and early leader along with Trotsky and Stalin.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S11.E5) Unit 4 Rise of Russia.m4a

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(S11.E4.) Unit 3 World War One and its Aftermath

Unit 3 World War One and its Aftermath

The economic competition among the Europeans during the periods of imperialism and industrial growth provides powerful economic reasons for war to break out again. Militarism, nationalism, and personal identification with the state were also factors as well. Tragically, the War to end All Wars, was not that and in just a few decades the cycle of violence would break out again.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S11.E4.) Unit 3 WWI and Aftermath.m4a

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(S11.E3.) Unit 2: Rise of Industrial Society

Unit Two Rise of Industrial Society

Studying the rise of industrial society in the U.S. and Western Europe is a product of imperialism, nationalism, and other history forces. And it will be a catalyst for later military conflicts.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer.(S11.E3.) Unit Two Rise of Industrial Society.m4a

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October 3, 2012

(S11.E2.) Unit 1 High Tide of Imperialism

Unit 1 High Tide of Imperialism

The 1800s was a period of economic conflict among the European nations and armed conflict in most of the rest of the world as emerging countries tried to defend themselves against the European colonists. Some nations used nonviolent protest such as India and others used military campaigns like Bolivar in Central and South America. These events continued the conflict among the Europeans leading to WWI and WWII.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S11.E2.) Unit 1 High Tide of Imperialism.m4a

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(S11.E1.) Season 11 Podcast Overview

Welcome to another season of "Then and Now: Global History of the Past 100 Years." Each episode explores our recent world history through review of class session topics, exam prep activities, and special podcasts devoted to interviews and music specials.

Click on the following link to download the episode and listen on your computer. Or you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes and have it automatically downloaded to your computer. (S11.E1.) Season 11 Podcast Overview.m4a