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Recent Episodes

The MAIN Causes of WWI
So, what were the causes of WWI? (Listen to the entire episode here!) By the early 1900s Europe is solidly
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The Great War
Germany’s Schlieffen Plan fails, mostly because the British step in and support France. And so they are stuck fighting a
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The Russian Revolution
So what caused the Russian Revolution? Why are people unhappy in Russia? If you’ll remember, ever since Peter the Great
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The Effects of WWI
World War I was a wake up call for a lot of the European powers. They realized the dangers that
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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 successfully
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Japan Wins! | The Meiji Restoration
So if you can remember all the way back to Act 1, China was forced open by the British and
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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 pick
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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 largest
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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 ruin
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Imperialism “from above”
Europe was able to conquer the Americas first because, at the risk of being insensitive and oversimplifying, the Americas were
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