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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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The Debate over German POWs in Soviet Hands WW2 The Debate over German POWs in Soviet Hands WW2

In my recent video on the Soviet Prisoners of War in German hands, we saw the horrors inflicted on Soviet POWs, and the death of well over 3 million souls through deliberate neglect, or outright murder. With some minor variants, the sources I used for that video were more or less in agreement. In this…

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Feature History – Polish-Soviet War Feature History – Polish-Soviet War

Today we’re going to talk about when Poland won its independence. Won its independence from Russia, from Russia in the 20th century, From Russia in the 20th century through the means of conventional warfare. There we go, thank you. Hello and welcome to Feature History, featuring the Polish-Soviet War, a war that came immediately after…

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The REAL Reason why Hitler HAD to start WW2 The REAL Reason why Hitler HAD to start WW2

When you stop and think about it, the traditional narrative as to why Hitler went to war makes no sense. Hitler, they say, was a madman who wanted to conquer the world. Or a big giant farm in the East… because… Hitler wanted Germans to be farmers. And they say it’s because Germany got blockaded…

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The Soviet Hammer Strikes Hard at Finland – WW2 – 023 – February 2 1940 The Soviet Hammer Strikes Hard at Finland – WW2 – 023 – February 2 1940

February 2, 1940 In December, the Finns had humiliated the invading Soviet Red Army in the field, but throughout January the Soviets have been planning and organizing for a massive new assault. This week, that assault begins. I’m Indy Neidell; this is World War Two. Last week the British made a strong step on the…

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What If Hitler Teamed Up With The Soviet Union? What If Hitler Teamed Up With The Soviet Union?

The soviet unions role in world war 2 is no secret, but its often overshadowed by the united states. World war 2 is a conflict that was won by the united states, at least, that’s the story we learn in school and on television. But Russia’s role in world war 2 was necessary for the…

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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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The WW2 Towers That Defeated the Soviets The WW2 Towers That Defeated the Soviets

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Skillshare, home to over 20,000 classes that could teach you a new life skill. As WW2 drew to a close and the race to Berlin reached it’s finale, two Soviet armies converged on the Third Reich capital. Marshal Georgy Zhukov from the North, and Marshal…

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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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