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December 13, 2012

(S11.E20.) Final Exam Potential Essay Questions

Final Exam Potential Essay Questions

This podcast focuses only on the potential essay questions for all the units that will be on the final exam. I will followup with individual episodes for each of the units. My comments about the essay questions will be slightly different. The important things about these podcast episodes is that they will feature the voices of students in the class who share their personal overview of the unit and also provide music selections. Additional special podcast episodes will feature music from different countries and also several interviews with people in the Twin Cities area that have personal experiences in history you would find interesting.

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November 4, 2012

(S11.E19.) Lecture Rewind Unit 9 The Cold War

Lecture Rewind Unit 9 The Cold War

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(S11.E18.) Unit 9 The Cold War

Unit 9 The Cold War

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November 3, 2012

(S11.E17.) Lectue Rewind Unit 8 World War Two

Lecture Rewind Unit 8 World War Two

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(S11.E16.) Unit 8 World War Two

Unit 8 World War Two

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(S11.E15.) Lecture Rewind: Unit 7 Rise of Communist China

Lecture Rewind: Unit 7 Rise of Communist China

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(S11.E14.) Unit 7 Rise of Communist China

Unit 7: Rise of Communist China

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(S11.E13.) Lecture Rewind: Unit Six Genocides and Holocausts

Lecture Rewind: Unit Six Genocides and Holocausts

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(S11.E12.) Unit Six Genocides and Holocausts

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

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October 7, 2012

(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.

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(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.

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October 6, 2012

(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.

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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.

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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.

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December 16, 2011

(S10.E12.) FInal Exam Essay Questions Only

Final Exam Essay Questions Only

Due to time constraints with grading, I created this special podcast that only has my commentary about the potential essay questions for all five units that will be covered on the final exam. I plan to post up the individual unit podcasts with student overviews, music, and these same commentaries by me concerning the essay questions. I also am at work mixing up the special podcasts on music from different countries and interviews of people in the community.

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November 6, 2011

(S10.E10.) Unit 10 Rise and the Fall of the Soviet Union

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

The Soviet Union will quicly rise as one of the dominant world powers and just as quickly falter during the second half of the 20th century due to internal and external pressures.

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(S10.E9.) Unit 9 The Cold War

The Cold War

The Cold War started even before the end of World War Two. The mutual mistrust among the Allies and the Soviet and eventually Chinese would dominate the next half century and nearly plunge the entire world in a war that would end all wars, and life itself.

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(S10.E8.) Unit 8 World War Two

World War Two

This unit explores the causes, events, and consequences of World War Two for the rest of the 20th century. It is a series of turning points that could have favored the Axis powers rather than eventual virtory by the Allies.

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(S10.E7.) Unit 7 Rise of Communist China

Unit 7 Rise of Communist China

In this unit we explore what is similar and different between the paths taken in Russia and China regarding a Communist revolution.

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October 8, 2011

(S10.E6.) Unit 6: Genocides and the Holocaust of the 20th Century

Unit 6 Genocides and the Holocaust of the 20th Century

When strong nationalistic feelings and matched with intense racist beliefs, the unthinkable can occur. The issue of why these events occurred are complex and intertwined with one another.

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(S10.E5.) Unit 5: Between WWI and WWII

Unit 5: Between WWI and WWII

Some historians argue that WWII is simply a continuation of unresolved issues or those made worse by the results of WWI.

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October 7, 2011

(S10.E4.) Unit 4: Rise of the Soviet Union

Unit 4: Rise of the Soviet Union

The end of World War One and the rise of the Soviet Union are linked closely. It helps explain why the Communist revolution occurs in an agricultural area rather than a major industrial city as Marx predicted.

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(S10.E3.) Unit 3: World War One

Unit 3: World War One

The most tragic and probably most avoidable war is World War One. Issues were not resolved at the end of it which encouraged World War Two just a few decades later.

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(S10.E2.) Unit 2: The Industrial Revolution

Unit 2, The Industrial Revolution

What was it about the Europeans that encouraged, enabled, and accelerated the development of the Industrial Revolution in their corner of the globe and not with one of the much older civilizations?

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(S10.E1.) Unit 1: Global Imperialism

Unit 1: Global Imperialism

We explore in this unit the relationship between the European countries as they interact with other countries in the Americas, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

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May 9, 2011

(S9.E17.) Unit 15 Globalism and the Future

Unit 15 Globalism and the Future

The final unit in the course is about globalism and the future. What are the history forces at work shaping the near future? One outcome already recognized is globalism, the interconnectedness of nearly everything. An important question is who are the big winners and losers with globalism? Within a single country the answer may be mixed. Globalism has presented new economic markets for U.S. companies, but has also led to moving jobs to other countries to reduce labor costs.

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May 8, 2011

(S9.E16.) Unit 14 Africa Since World War Two

Unit 14 Africa Since World War Two

Africa has suffered from the itnerference from outside countries for more than 500 years. Most have gained their independence in only the last half century. These nations have faced considerable challenges as they have sought to find their identity, protect their people and borders, and engage in new relationships despite past turmoil. The genocide in Rwanda is a tragic example of the history forces at work.

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(S9.E15.) Unit 13 South Asia Since WWII

Unit 13 South Asia Since World War Two

The major countries studied in this unit were India and Pakistan. Formerly one nation, the peoples of these two countries share a common history and culture, but are divided by religion and feelings and life experiences of discrimination. The history forces that tore the two countries apart was examined and the history simulation of the creation of Pakistan from India illlustrated the mistakes that were made and different futures that could have been chosen, even staying united as one nation.

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(S9.E14.) Unit 12 Southeast Asia Since WWII

Unit 12 Southeast Asia Since WWII

The major focus for this unit was the Vietnam War. The historical causes, catalysts, and outcomes have deeply influenced U.S. history as well as in Southeast Asia.

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(S9.E13.) Unit 11 Middle East Since WWII

Unit 11 Middle East Since WWII

The Middle East over the past 2,000 years has often served as the crossroads of the world. Earlier it was the transportation crossroads for Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Now it is the center of the world due to oil exports and interest in the dispute between Israel and Palestine.

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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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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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December 16, 2010

(S8.E26).) Chpt 16 Globalism and the Future

Globalism and the Future

The final chapter in the textbook focuses on the impact of globalism on the world and its future. This provides the capstone to the entire course since many of the history forces discussed throughout the semester reemerge as they work together and in opposition to one another.

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December 15, 2010

(S8.E24.) Chpt 15 Middle East Since WWII

Middle East Since WWII

This podcast explores the tensions and violence within the Middle East today and understand the history forces that serve as a catalyst for these events.

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(S8.E23.) Final Exam Essay Question Overview

Essay Question Review

This special podcast is composed of an overview of the potential essay questions for chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16. This is the same content as what is heard on the individual podcast episdoes for the same chapters. This is for students who just want to focus on the essay questions and not with the chapter overview and the music selections.

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December 13, 2010

(S8.E22.) Chpt 14 Africa Since World War Two

Africa SInce WWII

As one of the oldest continents, its 54 countries gained their independence most recently. The European imperialists left only after World War Two and some later than that. The biggest case study to examine in the chapter was the genocide that occurs in Rwanda.

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(S8.E21.) Chpt 13 South Asia

South Asia

This chapter focuses on the conflict between India and Pakistan. After more than a century of conflict, violence turned into genocide when the British left India and Pakistan was carved out of it. Without United Nations supervision, the Hindus and Muslims engaged in acts of great violence towards one another as people emigated between the two countries.

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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

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(S8.E17.) Japan and the Little Tigers

Japan and the Little Tigers

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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


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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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October 10, 2010

(S8.E10.) Chpt 5 Lecture Rewind


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(S8.E9.) Chpt 5 Between WWI and WWII

Between World War One and World War Two

Many historians argue that World War Two is a tragic continuation of unresolved issues and the harsh armistice agreement from World War One. The Great Depression was an important catalyst as well. While both the U.S. and Germany experienced the same economic consequences with massive unemployment, loss of personal savings, and devasted business activity, both nations chose very different paths for recovery.

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October 9, 2010

(S8.E8.) Lecture Rewind Communist Revolution


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(S8.E7.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind World War One


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(S8.E6.) Chpt 4 World War One and the Russian Revolution

World War One and the Russian Revolution

Chapter Four focuses on the military battles that occurred after a century of economic competition among the Europeans. The same economic trading alliances of the 1800s become the military allies of much of the 1900s. Marx had prediced the first Communist revolution to occur in an industrialized society such as Great Britain. Instead, it occurs in Russia. WWI helps to serve as the catalyst for the revolution.

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(S8.E5.) Chpt 2 Lecture Rewind

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(S8.E4.) Chpt 2 Global Imperialism

Global Imperialism

Chapter Two naturally follows chapter one by illustrating how the Western European countries sought control over raw resources, outlets to sell their manufactured goods, and attempts to withhold those resources and markets from others. Chapter two is the bridge to the following chapter on World War One and the Russian Communist Revolution.

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(S8.E3.) Chapter 1 Lecture Rewind

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(S8.E2.) Chpt 1 Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

Chapter one explores the Industrial Revolution in Western Europe. This chapter serves as an important foundation for the class since it presents economic and political theories that will dominate the rest of the history topics in this course.

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May 7, 2010

(S7.E30.) Chpt 16 The New World Order

The New World Order

Rather than examining the past, the chapter looks to the future. Due to globalization, it seems that nearly everything is interconnected: economics, politics, military, culture, etc. Events in one part of the world impact the rest. The chapter examines issues that will confront all of us for the rest of the 21st century.

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(S7.E29.) Chpt 15 The Middle East Since World War Two

The Middle East Since WWII

The major case study for this chapter was the founding of Israel and the ongoing wars and disputes with its Arab neighbors. Examining the history forces that brought about that change helps to explain resulting events.

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(S7.E28.) Chpt 14 Africa Since World War Two

Africa Since WWII

The major case study for this chapter was the genocide in Rwanda. Examining the history forces that brought about that change helps to explain the terrible tragedy that occurs with the resulting genocide.

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(S7.E27.) Chpt 13 South and Southeast Asia Since WWII

South and Southeast Asia Since WWII

The major case study for this chapter was the breakup of India with creation of Pakistan. Examining the history forces that brought about that change helps to explain the terrible tragedy that occurs with the resulting genocide.

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(S7.E25.) Final Unit Essay Questions

Final Exam Question Overview for Chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16

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April 5, 2010

(S7.E19.) Chpt 12 Communist China

Communist China

Following World War Two, the civil war in China ended with the Communists under Mao winning. He attempted to quickly transform China as Stalin did with USSR. The resutls were mixed with China under the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The Four Moderinzations were more successful in transforming China.

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(S7.E18). Japan and the Little Tigers After World War Two

Japan and the Little Tigers

Massive change occurs in Southeast Asia after World War Two. Japan loses the war but becomes an international economic power within a few decades. The Little Tigers, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, are significant regional and international trading partners.

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(S7.E17.) Chpt 9 Rise and Fall of Communist Russia

Rise and Fall of Communist Russia

Most empires last for more than 100 years. Some even 300 years. The Soviet Empire will quickly rise and fall within 70 years. The complicated history forces that led to its creation and its demise are examined in this chapter.

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(S7.E16.) Chpt 7 The Cold War

The Cold War

This time period was very dangerous among the nuclear powers following World War Two as tensions between them nearly led to World War Three on several occasions. It was a complicated period of competition, fear, and ideological conflict as well as supporting smaller coutnries in their wars.

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April 4, 2010

(S7.E15.) Chpt 6 World War Two

World War Two

This chapter investigates the causes, events, and consequences of World War Two. More than a dozen significant turning points in the war occur with either side posed to win those critical events. The war illustrates a basic principle of war, the side that wins may not be the most powerful but the one that makes the least number of major mistakes.

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March 28, 2010

Chpt6: Propaganda Posters of World War Two

(S7.E14.) Chpt 6 World War Two Propaganda Posters

Propaganda Posters of World War Two

To quickly arouse support for the war, both the Allies and the Axis powers used propaganda to quickly communicate with their citizens and encourage their involvement and support. This podcast provides an illustration of some of these messages delivered through widely disseminated posters within their respective countries.

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Chpt 6: Lecture Rewind: World War Two

(S7.E13.) Lecture Rewind: World War Two

World War Two Lecture Rewind

World War Two defined the second half of the 20th century for both the Allies and the Axis powers. This review of the lecture also contains some short clips of documentary war footage.

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February 19, 2010

(S7.E12.) Chpt 5 Between World War One and World War Two

Between World War One and World War Two

This chapter bridges between World War One and World War Two. The first war serves as a catalyst for the conflict that occurs during the three decades between the two wars. All the major history forces are at work: geography, politics, migration, economics, new ideas, and the like. The reemergence of old countries occurs as the losers of World War One rearm themselves for continued combat.

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February 17, 2010

(S7.E10.) Chpt 5 Lecture Rewind, Between WWI and WWII

Between World War I and World War II. To download the music video, click on the following web link: (S7.E10.) Chpt 5 Lecture Rewind Between the Wars.mp4

(S7.E8.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind, Communist Revolution

The Communist Revolution. To download this music video, click on the following web link: (S7.E8.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind Communist Revolution.mp4

(S7.E7.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind World War One

World War One Lecture Rewind. To donwload the music video, click on the following web link. (S7.E7.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind WWI.mp4

February 16, 2010

(S7.E5.) Chpt 2 Lecture Rewind, High Tide of Imperialism

High Tide of Imperialism Lecture Rewind. To download the music video, click on the following link: (S7.E5.) Chpt 2 Lecture Rewind Imperialism.mp4

(S7.E4.) Chpt 2: The High Tide of Imperialism

The High Tide of Imperialism

This podcast episode focuses on the competition among the Europeans and the U.S. to extend their economic desires through expanding colonies around the world. Part of the justification was to gain needed raw resources to fuel the Industrial Revolution, partly to gain new markets to sell goods, opportunities to share the best of their culture and encourage others to adopt them, and finally, to complete among the nations due to nationalistic desires. This chapter serves as a bridge between the Industrial Revolution in chapter one and World War One in chapter four.

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(S7.E3.) Chpt 1 Industrial Revolution, Lecture Rewind

Industrial Revolution Lecture Rewind. Download the music video by clicking on the following. (S7.E3.) Chpt 1 Lecture Rewind.mp4

February 14, 2010

(S7.E2.) Chpt 1: The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

The course begins with the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Why did this event occur in Europe when other cultures in the world predate modern European culture by more than 10,000 years? What factors permitted the Europeans to quickly develop their economic power and exert it throughout much of the world? Finally, how did the Industrial Revolution and the ensuing economic competition indireclty lead to World War One? These are the questions that we seek to answer through this chapter and our class discussion.

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December 18, 2009

(S6.E21.) Chpt 16 New Global Order

The New Global Order

The final chapter in the textbook focuses on the global community, both the interconnections as well as the forces for change. A variety of major problems are highlighted as dominating near future events. The assigned essay questions reframe the discussion by understanding the forces of history at work and how they can be both predicted and changed.

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(S6.E19.) Chpt 15 Middle East Since World War Two

The Middle East Since World War Two

This podcast episode focuses on changes and challenges inside the Middle East since the end of World War Two. The discovery of oil in the early 1900s drew the interest, interference, and interaction with industrialized countries form around the world. In addition to the economic competition for the dwindling natural resource of oil, the creation of Israel and lack of accomodations for the Palestians by the United Nations has led to continuing turmoil in this region that involves countries from around the world. The music featured at the end of the podcast focuses on working people, especially those in factory life.

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(S6.E18.) Chpt 15 Middle East Lecture Rewind

Middle East Lecture Rewind

This podcast episode presents the PP slides used during the class sessions on recent events in the Middle East since World War Two. The images include those comparing architecture and art between Western European Christian churches and Muslim mosques. The background music for the video is called "Middle Eastern".

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December 17, 2009

(S6.E16.) Recent Africa Since World War Two

Recent Africa Since World War Two

This podcast explores changes and challenges within Africa since World War Two. As one of the oldest cultures, it has been dominated by European colonies during the 1800s through World War Two. The recent liberation of the countries has created great opportunities but also challenges regarding economics, politics, and social conditions. The Rwandan genocide is explored to understand how the forces of history help to explain this tradegy and the influence by outside countries with the events.

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(S6.E13.). Contemporary South and Southeast Asia

Contempoary South and Southeast Asia

Greetings. This episode explores changes in India since World War Two and the creation of Pakistan. The intertwined history of these two nations explain the opportunities and challenges for this region of the world.

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November 15, 2009

(S6.E11.) Holocausts of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Holocausts of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Greetings. This episode explore the holocausts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Beginning in the 1900s for the first time in history were civilian populations not only targeted by combat troops, but they were also the victims of widespread genocide. Before this time period, civilians were exempt from the threat of war. Now, they are sometimes the primary targets of death due to belief systems that justify their extermination.

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(S6.E10.) Chpt 12 Japan and the Little Tigers

Japan and the Little Tigers

Greetings. This episode explore the rise of Japan and the Little Tigers following World War Two. Even after the devastation of World War Two, Japan quickly emerges as a regional and then international economic power. What were the factors that supported its quick rise? The Little Tigers refers to the smaller countries and city-states in Southeast Asia that formed an economic union for mutual development and economic growth.

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Chpt 12 Japan and the Little Tigers Lecture Rewind

(S6.E9.) Chpt 11 Communist China

Rise of Communist China

Greetings. This episode explore the rise of Communist China following World War Two. There are many comparison and significant contrasts between Communism as it developed inside China and the USSR.

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November 14, 2009

Chpt 11 Communist China Lecture Rewind

November 13, 2009

(S6.E7.) Chpt 9 Rise and Fall of the U.S.S.R.

Rise and Fall of the U.S.S.R.

Greetings. This episode features an overview of Russian history during the 20th century. It begins with a federation of several republics under the name of Russia. After the Communist Revolution the federation grows larger by including part of Eastern Europe. It then is called the U.S.S.R. During the early 1990s the empire falls apart with over 15 republics and former East European nations regaining their indepence. The name of the country returns to Russia.

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November 12, 2009

Chpt 9 U.S.S.R. Lecture Rewind

November 11, 2009

(S6.E5.) Chpt 7 The Cold War

The Cold War Period

Greetings. This episode focuses on the Cold War time period that began at the very end of World War Two and continued until the late 1980s with the collapse of the U.S.S.R. empire. The podcast concludes with music selected by Nicole. The artist is Lance Larson. Contact information for the artist is found on web links that appear on the screen if you are listening to the podcast through your computer.

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Chapter 7 Cold War Lecture Reload

November 3, 2009

(S6.E2.) Chpt 6: World War Two

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This episode focuses on World War Two. In addition to the terrible destruction and loss of life, the war also defined the world then and now. After the war the United States assumed a leadership role in the world. Emerging from a long period of isolationism, the U.S. became engaged in world affairs and continuing military actions. This new engagement leads to the next chapter, the Cold War.

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November 2, 2009

World War Two Lecture Rewind

May 8, 2009

(S5.E17.) Chpt 15 The Middle East Today

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This podcast episode provides an overview of recent history in the Middle East. This region has been consumed by two major issues: homeland for both Israel and Palestine and conflict within the Muslim World between the Shias and the Sunnis. The conflict within this region spills over into the rest of the world due to its strategic location, relationships of those countries with the superpowers, and the impact of oil prices and supply. It is difficult to ever read a newspaper and not find a headline from the Middle East.

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Chapter 15 Review: The Middle East Today

(S5.E16.) Chpt 14 Emerging Africa

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This podcast episode provides an overview of recent history in Africa. Due to the late independence of many countries in the early to mid 1900s, many have experienced extreme birth pains as they have sought their own identity. The Rwandan genocide was a tragic result of many history factors, including the introduction of new ideas of race and superiority by some European countries.

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Chapter 14 Review: Recent History in Emerging Africa

(S5.E15) Chpt 13 South and SE Asia

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This podcast episode provides an overview of recent history in south and southeast Asia. The major focus during class was with events in India and Pakistan. The choices that were made in India through the influence of the United Nations led to great social upheaval and a genocide as last brewing animosity among the groups broke out when Pakistan was carved out of India.

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April 22, 2009

Chapter 13 Review: India and Pakistan

April 9, 2009

Review Video for Exam Two

This music video is based on some of the PowerPoint slides that were used to explore World War II, The Cold War, Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, Rise of Communist China, and the Holocausts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

April 4, 2009

(S5. E13.) Chpt 11 Rise of Communist China

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This podcast episode explores the rise of Communist China. There are many similarities with the rise of communism in both Russia and China. This podcast explores those and also the differences. The podcast concludes with music selected by Kristin that features Death Cab for Cutie and Motion City Soundtrack.

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(S5.E12.) Communism and Rise of Soviet Union

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This podcast episode explores the rise and fall of the Soviet Empire. Within just 70 years the Soviet Empire rise to become a dominate force in the world, competing with the U.S. for world influence. Then, within just a decade it disassembles itself into a group of competing republics that are trying to reestablish their role within the world. The podcast concludes with music selected by Kristin that features Ingrid Michaelson and Punk Goes Acoustic 2.

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April 3, 2009

(S5.E11) Chpt 7 The Cold War

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This podcast episode explores the dynamic and dangerous relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War Two until the late 1980s. They and their allies nearly plunged the world in a nuclear war on more than one occasion. The podcast concludes with music selected by Kristin that features Danny Rhymez and Matty B followed by Dashboard Confessional who was featured on an earlier podcast during fall 2008.

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(S5.E10.) Chpt 6 World War Two

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This podcast episode provides a review of World War Two. In many ways, this war was a continuation of conflict that was not resolved from World War One. In fact, the earlier war served as a catalyst for the actions and brutalities of the following war. At the end of the podcast Kristine from the class shares music of Loveless and two of their songs, "Go" and "Beautiful"

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March 29, 2009

(S5.E9.) Holocausts of the 20th and 21 Centuries

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This podcast episode provides a review of the class session on holocausts of the 20th and 21st centuries. No only is it important to understand what happened, but also the reasons that motivated and were used by others to oppress and kill the innocent.

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February 22, 2009

(S5.E4.) Chpt 5. Between WWI and WWII

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This podcast episode focuses on the time period between World War One and World War Two. Many issues were left unresolved from the end of World War One. In fact, some would argue that the failure to properly deal with Germany at the end of the war created more discontent among the people to make them more receptive to the radical ideas of Hitler. Others argue that other forces were at play for creating another major world war just a few decades after what was called by many "The war to end all wars."
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(S5.E3.) Chpt 4. WWI and the Communist Revolution

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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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February 18, 2009

(S5.E2.) Chpt 2. The High Tide of Imperialism

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This podcast episode focuses on the high tide of imperialism by the Europeans against countris in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. Not only is this a story about economic trade between countries, it is also about the change that occurs in cultures as well. The events in this chapter and the economic alliances that are formed will also be reflected in a new form of aggression among countries, World War I and WWII that follows it.

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(S5.E1.) Chpt 1 Rise of Industrial Society in Western Europe

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This podcast episode focuses on the rise of industrial society in Western Europe during the 1800s. Not only is this an exploration of the events and technologies related to industrial factories, it also explores the impact that this event had on politics, economic theories, and the lives of the average people. The industrial society had both positive and negative impact on society. The industrial and economic competition that occurs during this time period serves as a prelude for later military conflict that erupts in World War One and the Communist Revolution. Those events occur in chapter two.

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December 14, 2008

(S4.E14.) Chpt 16: Creating a New World Order

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This podcast episode focuses on the future of the world. The chapter explores the forces at work that are a result of the previous historical events and also will serve to help shape the future. Globalization is a major force that is explored in the chapter that will influence culture, economics, military events, and migration patterns.

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(S4.E13.) Chpt 15: The Middle East Since WWII

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This podcast episode focuses on the growth of nationalism in the Middle East after World War Two. For centuries ethnic, religious, cultural, and political tensions have tormented this area. The two big challenges for the region is the fight for control of oil, the lifeblood of most nations, and achieving peace in the Middle East with Palestine and Israel.

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(S4.E12.) Chpt 14: Emerging Africa

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This podcast episode focuses on the growth of nationalism in Africa Iafter World War Two. For centuries ethnic, religious, cultural, and political tensions have tormented this area. The recent departure of the European colonial powers have presented an opportunity to develop a new identity for these new countries. But they also face the challenges of a new country with establishing new traditions and healing old wounds from past conflict within and from without Africa.

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December 13, 2008

(S4.E11.) Chpt 13: Nationalism in South and SE Asia

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This podcast episode focuses on the growth of nationalism in India and Pakistan after World War Two. For centuries ethnic, religious, cultural, and political tensions have tormented this area. The violence that occurred before and after the partition of India with creation of Pakistan still causes tension today.

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November 3, 2008

(S4.E10.) Holocausts of the 20th and 21st Centuries

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This podcast episode focuses on holocausts against humanity during the 20th and 21st centuries. While the 20th century has been a mostly positive improvement for those living in North America, in other parts of the world there has been a continuous string of genocides. This lecture explores some of the background for these events.

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(S4.E9.) Chpt 12: The Pacific Century

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This podcast episode focuses on Chapter Twelve, The Pacific Century. This episode explores the changes in Southeast Asia following the end of World War Two. For some countries, there was great progress such as for Japan. Other counties, such as Vietnam became a battle ground for the Cold War between Russia and the United States.

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(S4.E7.) Chpt 7 The Cold War

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This podcast episode focuses on Chapter Seven, The Cold War. The tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States dominated the second half of the 20th century.

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October 5, 2008

(S4.E5.) Chpt. 5: Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Between WWI and WWII

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This podcast episode focuses on Chapter Five, Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship. It examines the time period between WWI and WWII to better understand the consequences of WWI and how those helped to fuel WWII. It was obvious to everyone what Germany and Japan planned to do. Both of them wrote extensively of their plans. They invaded neighboring countries. But there was no significant intervention by the other major world powers.

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(S4.E4). Chpt. 4: War and Revolution

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This podcast episode focuses on Chapter Four, War and Revolution. It examines World War One and influence that it had on the Communist Revolution in Russia following the war. In many ways the 20th Century began with World War One, the "War to End All Wars." Unfortunately, it wasn't

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(S4.E3.) Chapter 2: The High Tide of Imperialism

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This podcast episode focuses on Chapter Two, The High Tide of Imperialism. This chapter explores the way that many of the European countries interacted with countries in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Sometimes the relationship provide some benefits to the colonized countries, mostly the results were negative. The major case study for these relationships is India and the way that nonviolent protest was used to remove the British from power.

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(S4.E2.) Chapter 1: Industrial Revolution in Europe

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This podcast episode focuses on Chapter One, Industrial Revolution in Europe. Many of the events, topics, and new ideas from this time period will influence world history down to today.

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May 12, 2008

(S3.E20.) Holocausts of the Past Century

Holocausts of the Past Century. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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 some of the holocausts of the past century. Several of the lessons learned from these terrible events include: some sort of justification is offered, the discussion about the genocide often starts many years before it actually occurs, the civil rights of the people destined for genocide often occurs over a long time period, and opportunities were possible for other nations to intervene to reduce to stop the genocide.

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May 11, 2008

(S3.E19.) Chpt 25: The Cold War

Chpt 24: The Cold War. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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 chapter focuses on the deadly battle between the democracies led by the United States and the social countries led by both the Soviet Union and China. The struggle between the two sides nearly led to all-out nuclear war on several occasions and contributed to the death of millions throughout the time period.

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April 1, 2008

(S3.E10.) The World Between WWI and WWII

Chpt 23, The World Between World War One and World War Two. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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 explores the time period between World War One and World War Two. World War One, the Communist Revolution in Russia, and the world-wide Great Depression all had a powerful influence on future events. They serve as the foundation for the upcoming World War Two.

The music for this episode is also associated with war. Big Shanty's song "Killing Field" talks about the horrible consequences of war for the people. The group's web site is http://www.myspace.com/bigshanty The lyrics for the song appear below. Click on the link under Extended Entry to read them.

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March 30, 2008

(S3.E9.) Chpt 22: War and Revolution in the 20th Century

Chpt 22 War and Revolution in the 20th Century. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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 explores the beginning of the 20th century with an emphasis on World War One, the Communist Revolution in Russia, and the world-wide Great Depression. All three of these events are inter-related with one another and serve as the foundation for the upcoming World War Two.

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March 28, 2008

(S3.E8.) Chpt 20 Supplement, Gandhi and Nonviolent Protest in India

Chpt 20 Supplemental Material: Gandhi and Nonviolent Protest in India. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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 special podcast provides an overview of the video tape played during class on how Gandhi led his followers in nonviolent protest in India that eventually drove Great Britain out.

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March 27, 2008

(S3.E7.) Chpt 20: The High Tide of Imperialism

Chpt 20: The High Tide of Imperialism. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The podcast provides an overview of the interactions between the Europeans and the cultures in Central and South America, Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The theme of many of these interactions is the transfer of wealth from those countries back to Europe and an adoption of some customs and culture from the Europeans with these countries.

In addition to a review of the chapter, listen to the music selected by one of the students in the class: Justin Roth, "Bagshot Row" and "On the Fault Line." A web site to learn more about Justin Roth is http://www.justinroth.com

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March 26, 2008

(S3.E6.) Chpt 18: Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism

Chpt 18: Beginning of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The podcast provides an overview of the modern world by examining both industrialization and nationalism in Europe. The economic and political changes during this time period will shape Europe and the ways that region interacts with the rest of the world.

In addition to a review of the chapter, listen to the music selected by one of the students in the class: Atlas, "Man on Fire" and Enzo, "Night Clubbin" A web site to learn more about Atlas is http://atlasonoline.com

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February 26, 2008

(S3.E5.) Chpt 17: The West on the Eve of the New World Order

Chpt 17: The West on the Eve of the New World Order. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The podcast provides an overview of the changes occurring in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Scientific Revolution indirectly causes The Enlightenment which provided a new paradigm for people to consider consider humanity and the way to organize government. The Enlightened Absolutist leaders tried to make limited changes in society, but faily in the short run. However, they paved the way for later changes, most dramatically resulting in the French Revolution.

In addition to a review of the chapter, listen to the music selected by one of the students in the class: Phunt Your Friends, http://www.last.fm/music/phunt+Your+Friends

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(S3.E4.) Chpt 16: The East Asian Empires

Chpt 16: The East Asian Empires. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The podcast provides an overview of the East Asian Empires during the period of 1500 through 1800. The major focus is on China, Japan, and Korea. A major theme in the chapter is the interaction that was occurring between Europe and the East Asian Empires. The featured music artist for the podcast selected by one of the students for the podcast episode is DC Sills, Their web site is http://www.dcsills.com/home

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February 24, 2008

(S3.E3.) Chpt 15: The Muslim Empires

Chpt 15: The Muslim Empires. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The podcast provides an overview of the three great Muslim empires that began in the 1500s. Religion was a central theme at this time period with both the Europeans and the Muslim Empires. Why were the Muslim Empires were peaceful and engage in less bloddy wars than their counterparts in Europe? This is one of the issues to explore in comparing the two regions during the same time period in history.

In addition to a review of the chapter, listen to the music selected by one of the students in the class: Adrenochome and Brandon S. Hire. Check out their web pages for more information about the artists: http://www.adrenochome.biz/ and http://www.brandonshire.net/

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(S3.E2.) Chpt 14: Europe Transformed

Chpt 14: Europe Transformed. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The podcast provides an overview of the enormous changes that were occuring in Europe during the 1500s and 1600s. Major factors at work in Europe were the impacts of the Renaissance and the Reformation. These indirectly weakened the influence of the Roman Catholic Church and supported the rise of the modern nation-states such as England, Germany, and the others in Europe.

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December 12, 2007

(S2.E8). The Cold War, Chapter 25

The Cold War. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The Cold War.
As World War II drew to a close, another and potentially more devastating conflict began. A struggle for supremacy ignited between the world's two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. The struggle began in Europe, splitting the continent into two armed camps. Their ideological split soon spread around the world, however, and pulled both nations into local conflicts. This Cold War struggle dominated both nations' foreign policy and sucked them into regional conflicts such as Korea and Vietnam. A prolific nuclear arms race also ensued. By the 1980s China added a third side to the conflict, and the U.S. and China developed diplomatic relations. The Soviets and Americans continued to compete for world influence through economics, but the threat of military conflict slipped away.

Check these sites out if you want to learn more about the topics
Letters from Khrushchev to John F. Kennedy concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis, visit http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/archives/x2jfk.html
To see and read about the Vietnam War, visit http://thewall-usa.com/
To see a complete history of the Korean War, visit http://www.koreanwar.org/

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November 25, 2007

(S2.E7.) Chapter 24: World War II

World War Two. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

World War Two. The peace that had ended World War I left both Germany and Japan dissatisfied; they resented the favorable economic position gained by their rivals, primarily Britain, France and the United States. Germany and Japan were willing to risk another war to improve their economic fortunes and gain power. Democratic governments in both nations soon succumbed to the more powerful militant forces. In Europe Hitler unleashed the force of a revitalized Germany against her neighbors – determined to gain living space, resources and markets that would cement Germany's position as the dominant European, if not world, power. In Asia, Japan attempted to take advantage of internal Chinese turmoil to seize mastery of the Far East. Japanese aggression also brought her into conflict with the United States. World War II is the most destructive war in human history, both in terms of human loss and property destruction. A new level of political and military ruthlessness and cruelty had been born; over fifty million people worldwide lost their lives and many nations lay in rubble. The consequences of the conflict changed the world. The old European balance of power had been eliminated; instead two superpowers had been born from the conflict. The superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, soon were at odds over the future of the postwar world, and they entered into a Cold War. While Europe, as well as Japan would recover, European hegemony in the world had been eliminated.

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To learn more about the invasion of Normandy, visit http://search.eb.com/normandy/
For more on the Marshall Plan and the aftermath of World War II, visit http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/marshall/To visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on line, visit http://www.ushmm.org/

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November 18, 2007

(S2.E6.) Chapter 23: Nationalism, revolution, & dictatorships in Africa, Asia, Latin America between 1919-1934

The World Between World War One and Two. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

Nationalism, revolution, & dictatorships in Africa, Asia, Latin America Between 1919-1934. With the destruction of World War I, European hegemony over the world weakened. This weakening sparked social and political disruptions around the world and fed growing nationalism. China stumbled towards the creation of a modern nation-state, but was divided between two views – Nationalists and Communists. While the Nationalists gained the upper hand prior to World War II, the two groups had to work together to fight their common enemies, and the worldwide depression nixed efforts to create an industrialized economy. In Latin America economic weakness and the dependence of many nations upon foreign investments, particularly from the United States, fed growing militant nationalism. Authoritarian governments rose to the power in several nations in an effort to force economic reform. The dismantling of the old Ottoman Empire changed the map of the Middle East as well. A smaller, secularized Turkey was born, as well as the states of Saudi Arabia and Palestine. Throughout Africa and Asia, nationalist movements gained momentum. In India, Gandhi's nonviolent protests helped weaken British control. In other areas of Asia communist-led movements attempted more radical means of throwing off the colonial yoke. In Japan, the path to modernization and acceptance as a world power continued although with increasingly militant tones.

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To learn more about Mohandas Gandhi, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi
To learn more about Palestine, visit http://www.palestine-net.com/
To view the work of Diego Rivera, visit http://www.diegorivera.com/

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(S2.E5.) Chapter 22: World War I and the Communist Revolution

World War One and the Communist Revolution. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The Beginning of the 20th Century Crisis: War & Revolution. The Age of Progress, as the period from 1870-1914 had been called, lulled the people of Europe into believing that mankind had evolved to the brink of ultimate happiness, security, wealth and peace. Within this period had also developed, however, rising militant nationalism, secret alliances, and a massive arms race. The slaughter and destruction of the First World War shattered the illusions of Europeans and the world. This was the first total war, which engulfed the resources and populations of entire nations, and the war ushered in the idea of strong central governments that restricted civil liberties in the name of national security. The doubts and uncertainties revealed by the war also gave rise to revolutionary changes in Russia and the Middle East. The peace that followed proved a failure and served more as a temporary lull in the fighting. Economic catastrophe led to the rise of totalitarian governments and then a second world war. In addition, Europe lost its power to control world affairs; colonial peoples no longer looked to Europe to provide leadership.

Check these sites out if you want to learn more about the topics
For a guided tour through the art of World War I, visit http://www.art-ww1.com/gb/visite.html
For more information on the League of Nations, visit http://history.acusd.edu/gen/ww2timeline/1919league2.html
To listen to music and speeches of the First World War, visit http://www.authentichistory.com/audio/ww1/ww1speeches01.html

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October 22, 2007

(S2.E4.) Chapter 20: The High Tide of Imperialism

19th Century Imperialism. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. 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

The High Tide of Imperialism. In the second half of the nineteenth century a new wave of imperialism engulfed the world. European industrialized nations and the United States embarked on a swift campaign to gobble up world markets and resources. Asia and Africa were divided as spoils among the major economic players. A true world economy began to emerge as traditional economic patterns were swept aside. While the colonizers asserted that they sought to spread democracy and capitalism, those they colonized were treated as second class citizens in their own nations. Moreover, traditional cultures succumbed to the pressures and forced changes of the colonizers. The benefits of imperialism derived exclusively to the colonizers.

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To visit the Anglo-Boer museum and learn about the Boer War, visit http://www.anglo-boer.co.za/
To read the works of Rudyard Kipling and to learn about his life & literature, visit http://www.kipling.org.uk/
To learn more about imperialism, visit http://www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Classes/Social_Science/Imperialism/Imperialism.html

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(S2.E3.) Chapter 18: The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870

The Industrial Revolution. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. Click on the link in the right hand column to subscribe to the series through iTunes. You can listen to this individual episode by clicking on the following web link. Download file

The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870. After the French Revolution had released the forces of change, they were hard to control in Europe and the rest of the world. In 1848 a series of revolutions swept across Europe, and while most of them failed, ultimately their goals would be achieved. Both Italy and Germany were forged into unified nations, and many western nations developed parliamentary systems with more representation. Nationalism spurred fierce rivalries that when combined with technological and military developments set the stage for potentially devastating conflicts. A second revolution also spread across Europe – the Industrial Revolution. The developments in technology and machinery would transform the lives of all parts of society. Some would achieve great material prosperity, while others would be subjected to de-humanizing working and living conditions.

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To read more on the life of Simón Bolivar, visit http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/7609/eng/
For more information on James Watt, visit http://level2.phys.strath.ac.uk/ScienceOnStreets/jameswatt.html
To view an overview of the Romantic period and the artists of the time, visit http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761573163

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(S2.E2.) Chapter 17: The West on the Eve of a New World Order

Conflict and Progress in 18th Century Europe. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now, World History Since 1500. This episode can be automatically downloaded to your computer by subscribing through the iTunes web site. Click on the button on the right hand side to subscribe to the series. You can immediately listen to the podcast by clicking on the following web link. Download file

The West on the Eve of a New World Order. The 18th century stands as the turning point in world history, as the power of the old order diminished and revolution ushered in a new age. The century began with power in the hands of nobles, monarchs and clerics. Large-scale war demanded increasingly large armies with the subsequent need for higher taxes to fund them. In addition, growing populations and fundamental changes in economics began to reduce the power and importance of the old order. New world wars allowed Great Britain to create a world wide empire backed by the greatest navy. Increasing economic pressures helped to spawn a revolutionary movement that surged to the surface in the Western Hemisphere and in France. The movement demanded political liberty and equality –key concepts of the Enlightenment. While limited in reality, opportunities for most people were increased, and government became more responsive to the desires of its citizens.

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To learn more about Napoleon Bonaparte from the French perspective, visit http://www.napoleon.org/en/home.asp
To read about Voltaire, visit http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95nov/voltaire.html
To learn more about Quesnay, visit http://www.cooperativeindividualism.org/quesnaybio.html

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December 16, 2006

(S1.E12.) Chapter 29: Toward the Pacific Century?

Southeast Asia Today. Greetings. We have reached the final chapter in the textbook, 'Toward the Pacific Century?" The file can be downloaded by clicking on the following link. Download file The file will be automatically downloaded to your computer if you have already subscribed to the Then and Now podcast.

Toward the Pacific Century?</strong> This final chapter in the textbook examines South Asia (e.g., India) and Southeast Asia (e.g., China, Japan, and many other nations). The central question that the textbook leaves us with is which country or alliance of countries will be the dominant leader in the world in 2050 or even the year. The nations of South Asia and Southeast Asia have thrown off the vestiges of colonialism and have rapidly built industrialized economies. Democracy has been slower to evolve here. Industrialization has brought vast changes to the society and culture of the regions, but these nations have worked to incorporate traditional values and culture into a modern state. Vast wealth has been created but has not been diffused throughout society, thus creating great disparities within societies. Japan rapidly rebuilt after World War II and achieved its goal of becoming one of the world's economic superpowers. These economic achievements were made in part because Japan has almost no military expenses. The unprecedented growth in the economies of the Pacific rim led to a belief that the prosperity was permanent, however, recent persistent economic slowdowns have undermined optimism. In many Southeast Asian and East Asian nations a re-evaluation of benefits of industrialization is underway.

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To visit the official website of ASEAN, visit http://www.us-asean.org/To learn more about Indonesia, visit http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/idtoc.html
To learn about the legal system in Hong Kong and the influence of East and West, visit http://www.info.gov.hk/justice/content02.htm
To learn about the small nation of Brunei, visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_east_asia/brunei/

Ricardo has selected music from the podsafemusicnetwork. He selected several artists, Arcadian Reign laying Boom Boom, Delinquent Habits playing Play feat Michelle, and Intelect playing Low Beat. Click on the name of the group to visit their band's web site.

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(S1.E10.) Chapter 28: Africa and the Middle East Since World War Two

Africa and the Middle East Today. Greetings. Welcome to another episode of the podcast. This episode focuses on events impacting Africa and the Middle East since the end of World War II. To limmediately download the file, click on the following liknk Download file If you are already subscribed to the podcast through iTunes, it should automatically arrive soon.

Africa and the Middle East Since World War Two. Both Africa and the Middle East have emerged from the shadow of colonialism in the twentieth century with great potential for carving their own successful futures. Both regions have, however, been beset with problems that have prevented them from reaching their destinies. These problems are in part caused by the affects of colonialism. In Africa, arbitrary boundaries imposed from outside have exacerbated ethnic divisions and have led to violent struggles. Also, most African nations were ill-prepared for independence and have struggled with inexperience and limited economies. Lack of infrastructure, overpopulation, long term drought, famine and disease plague modern Africa. In the Middle East vast oil reserves promise prosperity to some but also bring unwanted outside influence. Most Middle Easterners struggle with their identities – nationalism versus Islam. Within Islam there is not agreement on the extent of religious involvement in politics and society, and many residents of the area still resent the imposition and dominance of Western culture during colonialism. Middle Easterners defied colonial rulers by remaining true to their faith, which became a symbol of their identity and pride. With the concern over the declining morals of contemporary society, fundamentalism has become a strong counter in many Middle Eastern societies – much like the rise of religion in Western culture. The region is also part of an ongoing struggle between Arabs and Israelis (another vestige of imperialism), and the failure to successfully settle the issue creates ongoing tensions that usually erupt in violence.

Check these sites out if you want to learn more about the topics
To learn about OPEC, visit http://www.opec.org/
To learn more about the United Nations and Human Rights, visit http://www.un.org/rights/index.html
To learn more about women's issues around the world, visit http://www.wic.org/To learn about the Organization of African Unity (OAU), visit http://www.itcilo.it/english/actrav/telearn/global/ilo/law/oau.htm

Following is information about the music played on this podcast that was selected by one of the students in the course. Nic selected the rock band Atomsplit which he discovered through the podsafemusicnetwork. The band has been featured on SM radio, MTV's reality shows, and other college radio stations. Click on the following link to visit their website, http://www.atomsplit.com

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December 11, 2006

(S1.E8.) Chapter 25: The Cold War

The Cold War Following WWII. Greetings. This week's episode focuses on the Cold War time period between the end of World War II and the late 1980s. It was a dramatic time of confrontation between the United States and the other democracies and the Soviet Union, Chinca, and other communists societies. Click on the following link to download the episode Download file If you have already subscribed to the Then and Now Podcast, it will be automatically downloaded to your computer through the iTunes software.

In the Grip of the Cold War: The Breakdown of the Yalta System. As World War II drew to a close, another and potentially more devastating conflict began. A struggle for supremacy ignited between the world's two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. The struggle began in Europe, splitting the continent into two armed camps. Their ideological split soon spread around the world, however, and pulled both nations into local conflicts. This Cold War struggle dominated both nations' foreign policy and sucked them into regional conflicts such as Korea and Vietnam. A prolific nuclear arms race also ensued. By the 1980s China added a third side to the conflict, and the U.S. and China developed diplomatic relations. The Soviets and Americans continued to compete for world influence through economics, but the threat of military conflict slipped away.

Check these sites out if you want to learn more about the topics
Letters from Khrushchev to John F. Kennedy concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis, visit http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/archives/x2jfk.html
To see and read about the Vietnam War, visit http://thewall-usa.com/
To see a complete history of the Korean War, visit http://www.koreanwar.org/

This week's episode also features music selctions by two students enrolled int he history course. Robert selected Take Control and What You Want by Audio Spaghetti. Inna selectied Medication and Imagenery Friend from Anthony Hugh. Both artists are available through the podsafemusicnetwork.

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November 22, 2006

(S1.E6.) Chapter 24: World War Two

World War Two. Greetings. This week's episode is focused on World War II. You can download the episode and listen to it through the iTunes software by clicking on the following link. Download file As we discussed in class, chapter 24 is closely connected with World War I in chpater 22 and chpater 23 which looks at the connections between WWI and WWII

The crisis deepens: World War Two. The peace that had ended World War I left both Germany and Japan dissatisfied; they resented the favorable economic position gained by their rivals, primarily Britain, France and the United States. Germany and Japan were willing to risk another war to improve their economic fortunes and gain power. Democratic governments in both nations soon succumbed to the more powerful militant forces. In Europe Hitler unleashed the force of a revitalized Germany against her neighbors – determined to gain living space, resources and markets that would cement Germany's position as the dominant European, if not world, power. In Asia, Japan attempted to take advantage of internal Chinese turmoil to seize mastery of the Far East. Japanese aggression also brought her into conflict with the United States. World War II is the most destructive war in human history, both in terms of human loss and property destruction. A new level of political and military ruthlessness and cruelty had been born; over fifty million people worldwide lost their lives and many nations lay in rubble. The consequences of the conflict changed the world. The old European balance of power had been eliminated; instead two superpowers had been born from the conflict. The superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, soon were at odds over the future of the postwar world, and they entered into a Cold War. While Europe, as well as Japan would recover, European hegemony in the world had been eliminated.

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To learn more about the invasion of Normandy, visit http://search.eb.com/normandy/For more on the Marshall Plan and the aftermath of World War II, visit http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/marshall/To visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on line, visit http://www.ushmm.org/
Erik our tech TA has added a nice feature to the podcast. It is now divided into "chapters" which you can choose either through the "chapters" drop down menu at the top of the screen within the iTunes software player or the controls on your iPod. You can easily skip ahead or quickly return back to an early section of the podcast. Listen carefully to his tech tip in this episode to discover how to do this. I believe that this feature is only available if you have downloaded version 7 of the free iTunes software.

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November 19, 2006

(S1.E5.) Chapter 23, History Between WWI and WWII

Between World War One and Two. Greetings. This week the episode focuses on the time period between World War I and World War II. You can download the episode by clicking on the following link.
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Nationalism, revolution, & dictatorships: Africa, Asian, Latin America 1919-1934. With the destruction of World War I, European hegemony over the world weakened. This weakening sparked social and political disruptions around the world and fed growing nationalism. China stumbled towards the creation of a modern nation-state, but was divided between two views – Nationalists and Communists. While the Nationalists gained the upper hand prior to World War II, the two groups had to work together to fight their common enemies, and the worldwide depression nixed efforts to create an industrialized economy. In Latin America economic weakness and the dependence of many nations upon foreign investments, particularly from the United States, fed growing militant nationalism. Authoritarian governments rose to the power in several nations in an effort to force economic reform. The dismantling of the old Ottoman Empire changed the map of the Middle East as well. A smaller, secularized Turkey was born, as well as the states of Saudi Arabia and Palestine. Throughout Africa and Asia, nationalist movements gained momentum. In India, Gandhi's nonviolent protests helped weaken British control. In other areas of Asia communist-led movements attempted more radical means of throwing off the colonial yoke. In Japan, the path to modernization and acceptance as a world power continued although with increasingly militant tones.

Check these sites out if you want to learn more about the topics
To learn more about Mohandas Gandhi, visit http://www.mahatma.org.in
To learn more about Palestine, visit http://www.palestine-net.com/
To view the work of Diego Rivera, visit http://www.diegorivera.com/
This week we have the opportunity to showcase some of our female students through their chapter overviews and selections of great music. This episode's music comes from the musical artist D Minor. Dawn has chosen this episode's music. Following is her comments. " I chose of one of the most talented artists in the podcast. He goes by the name if D Minor. He is an neo soul and R&B artist whom his influences are Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. The two songs that I heard was cool conversation and could you be part 2. As listening to these songs I felt a conncetion right away because I already love R&B music and just hearing his smooth voice, and it is very soothing. I had a hard time picking a genre because there is just so many that I listen to. I finally just settled on R&B because I thought that you could never go wrong. D Minor has been singing since he was little, so this is like a dream for him. If you want to know more about D Minor and his music, his website is www.D Minor.net. The music is great! and if you listen I will guarantee you will enjoy!" The artist's web page is http://dminor.net

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November 13, 2006

(S1.E3.) Chapter 22, WWI and Communist Revolution

World War One and the Communist Revolution. Greetings. Welcome to a review of Chapter 22 that focused on World War I and the Communist Revolution. You can listen to the podcast through subscribing to it through iTunes. Use the search words "Arendale" or "Then and Now" to locate the podcast. Then click on the "subscribe" button when the podcast page appears. The other method is to click on the following link Download file and you can directly download the file to your computer and listen to it there.

The Beginning of the 20th Century Crisis: War & Revolution. The Age of Progress, as the period from 1870-1914 had been called, lulled the people of Europe into believing that mankind had evolved to the brink of ultimate happiness, security, wealth and peace. Within this period had also developed, however, rising militant nationalism, secret alliances, and a massive arms race. The slaughter and destruction of the First World War shattered the illusions of Europeans and the world. This was the first total war, which engulfed the resources and populations of entire nations, and the war ushered in the idea of strong central governments that restricted civil liberties in the name of national security. The doubts and uncertainties revealed by the war also gave rise to revolutionary changes in Russia and the Middle East. The peace that followed proved a failure and served more as a temporary lull in the fighting. Economic catastrophe led to the rise of totalitarian governments and then a second world war. In addition, Europe lost its power to control world affairs; colonial peoples no longer looked to Europe to provide leadership.

Check these sites out if you want to learn more about the topics
For a guided tour through the art of World War I, visit http://www.art-ww1.com/gb/visite.htmlFor more information on the League of Nations, visit http://history.acusd.edu/gen/ww2timeline/1919league2.html
To listen to speeches of the First World War, visit http://www.authentichistory.com/audio/ww1/ww1speeches01.html

Jason selected several songs for my podcast. They are Mince Meat and Sofa King by DANGERDOOM. Their record label they work under is Epitaph records. Artist named Danger Mouse and MF DOOM brought this album, The Mouse and the Mask, together thus creating DANGERDOOM. Cartoons played on adult swim that is played on the Cartoon Network late at night inspired this album. Some of the cartoons that inspired this album are Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021 and Harvey Birdman, Attourney at Law. The reason why I chose these songs is because, like we learned in class the media, TV shows, and music have a big affect on society these days. Like the lecture in class we had naming shows that played a long time ago to present day shows, these artist were inspired and affected by what they saw on TV and in this case, these cartoons, to make their music, thus creating another type of entertainment that has a high affect on society. Web Site: http://epitaph.com/artists/artist/197/

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