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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24 The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I got this idea from the economist Robert Gordon by the way. You live in, say,…

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Soviet Germany? – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY Soviet Germany? – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY

Last time, we talked about the severing of Germany, and the founding of the capitalist, democratic Federal Republic of Germany. We ended with a setup that we’d come back and take a look at the same events, but from the other side. What was East Germany, or the German Democratic Republic, or the much cooler…

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Kazakhstan’s Post-Soviet Struggle Explained Kazakhstan’s Post-Soviet Struggle Explained

In January 2016, the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev called a snap election in the face of numerous allegations of human rights abuses. His 27 year long reign has been recently hampered falling oil prices and economic instability. But Kazakhstan has never held a free and fair election, and was one of the last countries…

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‘Make Spain great again’: does Melilla really need a Trump-style wall? | Divided Cities ‘Make Spain great again’: does Melilla really need a Trump-style wall? | Divided Cities

We already have a fence, we have a very dangerous fence. For me it’s a terrible symbol for Europe. I believe building a wall would not solve the problem it would only force migrants to take more difficult and dangerous routes which would cause more suffering and deaths. Spain as a southern border has a…

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Fate of the Soviet Prisoners of War – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY Fate of the Soviet Prisoners of War – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY

The Soviet Union was utterly unprepared for a war with Nazi Germany when Operation Barbarossa was launched against it on June 22, 1941. Millions of Soviet troops were captured during the chaos of the months that followed as the Germans swiftly thrust eastwards, through the Ukrainian and Belarusian Republics and into the heart of European…

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Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy…

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Why do Global Manufacturing Numbers and Spain’s Election Matter to Markets? — Before and After Why do Global Manufacturing Numbers and Spain’s Election Matter to Markets? — Before and After

Hello and welcome to the Friday edition of Before and After, the twice weekly market show from Refinitive. As you know, our goal is to look at the possibilities around events that will shape the markets in ways both big and small. Today, we will discuss Japan’s machinery orders and the upcoming Spanish elections and…

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Post-WWII Iran – British and Soviet Occupation and the Revolution – COLD WAR Post-WWII Iran – British and Soviet Occupation and the Revolution – COLD WAR

The early days of the Cold War, as you can see from our previous episodes, are rife with the two new, global superpowers attempting to flex their muscles and impose their own particular worldview at the expense of the other power. To best imagine what the inevitable confrontations looked like, picture a game of chicken…

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Why is Scandinavia so expensive? | CNBC Explains Why is Scandinavia so expensive? | CNBC Explains

Tak! Across Scandinavia, the average price of everything from a knitted roll neck to pastries from the local bakery are some of the highest in the world. Scandinavia is a region in northern Europe that was historically made up of three kingdoms: Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. They’re united by their Viking heritage but also their…

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