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The MAIN Causes of WWI
So, what were the causes of WWI? (Listen to the entire episode here!) By the early 1900s Europe is solidlyRead more.
The Great War
Germany’s Schlieffen Plan fails, mostly because the British step in and support France. And so they are stuck fighting aRead more.
The Russian Revolution
So what caused the Russian Revolution? Why are people unhappy in Russia? If you’ll remember, ever since Peter the GreatRead more.
The Effects of WWI
World War I was a wake up call for a lot of the European powers. They realized the dangers thatRead more.
110: The Modern Era in the East or, “Knock Knock. It’s the West.”
Last time we explored the Age of Imperialism in Africa, India and the Pacific. The West was able to successfullyRead more.
Japan Wins! | The Meiji Restoration
So if you can remember all the way back to Act 1, China was forced open by the British andRead more.
Russia and the Ottomans Try Their Best
So if you’ll remember, Russia had already jumped on the westernization bandwagon thanks to Peter the Great. So let’s pickRead more.
Opium is a Gateway Drug | Qing Dynasty
By the 1800s China is ruled by the Qing Dynasty. This was a vast multicultural empire – the fourth largestRead more.
109: The Age of Imperialism, or “Allow me to ruin the Jungle Book for you”
Today we’re going back to the Age of Imperialism, or as I like to call it, “Allow me to ruinRead more.
Imperialism “from above”
Europe was able to conquer the Americas first because, at the risk of being insensitive and oversimplifying, the Americas wereRead more.