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France post WWII – Cold War DOCUMENTARY France post WWII – Cold War DOCUMENTARY

France, for centuries the most formidable military power in Europe, was utterly obliterated by a German invasion in 1940. In six weeks, 90,000 soldiers fell to blitzkrieg attacks across and around their lines. After the fall of Paris, the Germans would setup a puppet government, from the town of Vichy, while a government-in-exile resisted from…

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On the 28th of June of 1948, the delegates of the Soviet Union, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, France and Italy voted unanimously against Yugoslavia. I am not talking about an early and underwhelming edition of the Eurosong contest. This was the ‘Resolution of the Information Bureau Concerning the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, June 28,…

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Sarkozy: Europe decline, World Axis shifts East (Valeriy Pyakin 2019.12.02) Sarkozy: Europe decline, World Axis shifts East (Valeriy Pyakin 2019.12.02)

Presenter: Good evening, Valeriy Viktorovich. Valeriy Pyakin: Good evening. Presenter: Good evening, dear viewers, radio listeners and guests in the studio! Today is December 2, 2019. Let’s begin with an event or, to be more precise, a statement (which is nowadays widely discussed) made by the French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy who claimed the following: “If…

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German Expulsions After WWII – Cold War DOCUMENTARY German Expulsions After WWII – Cold War DOCUMENTARY

Ok, this episode is gonna be quite heavy. Europe looked a lot different by the 1950s than it did before the Second World War. And not just because of the redrawn borders. The war was full of the mass movement of refugees across the continent, and it caused a lot of chaos, suffering, and many…

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How did the US defend against the Soviet Nukes? How did the US defend against the Soviet Nukes?

Hello, I’m your host David and welcome to the Cold War. One of the central anxieties in that tumultuous time in global history was the everpresent threat that the war could go hot at any moment. The resulting nuclear war would devastate much of the earth. [an air raid siren begins to play] This anxiety…

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United Nations Structure and Organizations – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY United Nations Structure and Organizations – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY

The United Nations might be one of the most optimistic, ambitious projects… well, ever! The idea of taking all the countries of the world, putting them in a room, and saying ‘now kiss and make up’ to stop war forever was quite a decent idea. I mean… that’s how they intended it anyway. In reality,…

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Cal State East Bay: Find Yourself Here Cal State East Bay: Find Yourself Here

People are the core of our university. Our mission is to connect our students to the education and support they need to thrive as ambassadors, role models and champions in their communities. We are helping to build a new generation, a generation who questions the status quo and works together to find meaningful solutions. Our…

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Rosenberg Spy Affair – How the USSR got Nuclear Weapons – COLD WAR Rosenberg Spy Affair – How the USSR got Nuclear Weapons – COLD WAR

One of the most persistent images of the cold war is that of the spy. Through bouts of paranoia, like that stirred up by McCarthyism, we built this narrative that the main front between the communists and capitalists was a spy vs spy game right out of the pages of Mad Magazine. Hey, do they…

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Korean War 1950-1953 – to the 38th – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY Korean War 1950-1953 – to the 38th – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY

We are just about to get to the year 2020, and we all love big fancy milestones. In June of 2020, we’re coming to the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of one of the key conflicts which would take us out of the World War 2 era, and firmly into the Cold War. I mean…

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Creation of NATO 1949 – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY Creation of NATO 1949 – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY

NATO is one of the most iconic organizations associated to the Cold War. NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is often used by historians as a stand-in to represent the United States and its allies as one faction of the conflict. And it makes good sense. It’s a military alliance, founded directly because of a…

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