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Recent Episodes

The Cold War
So we all know that good, red-blooded Americans hate those pinko Commies, right? But why? Well… because… they’re Communist? Sure.
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Chairman Mao | Communist China
China. Oh, China. You’re so confusing and so simple at the same time. China is a land of tradition and
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The Fall of the Soviet Union
We’re going to go back and look at what was going on outside of the US and the USSR soon.
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112: World War Two, or “Who was supposed to be watching Germany?!”
Today, we’ll talk about the war that was directly caused by the War to End All Wars. Talk about irony.
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The Depression
After World War I, all of the major powers turned inward and focused on rebuilding their own economies.  Nowhere was
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The Rise of Hitler
The worldwide depression had a lot of impacts but none more important than the rise of extreme dictatorships around the
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The Holocaust
I’ll be honest. I really didn’t want to write this part of the episode. Partly because it makes me sad
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The War | WWII
For the first few years of the war, the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) were rapidly expanding. The Germans
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The Post-War World
By 1945, World War Two had become the deadliest conflict in human history. 78 million people died during the war.
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111: World War I or, “The War to Cause All Wars”
Today we’re going to look at World War I, or “The War To Cause All Wars!” There will be acronyms,
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