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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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The First Samurai, Taira no Masakado, Creates a Mini-State (Part 2) | History of Japan 56 The First Samurai, Taira no Masakado, Creates a Mini-State (Part 2) | History of Japan 56

If you had a chance to create a state ruled by you, would you do it? Taira no Masakado did, right inside Japan. Up until this point, Masakado had been fighting a personal war, a war against his family, mainly his uncle Yoshikane (who died) and his cousin Sadamori (who hadn’t died but was still…

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Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai – The Campaign of Sekigahara – Extra History – #6 Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai – The Campaign of Sekigahara – Extra History – #6

At last, the Sengoku Jidai nears its close, but not without one final grand chapter. The year is 1598, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the second great unifier of Japan, has just died. Leaving a counsel of five regents to guard his young son until he becomes of age to rule. By far, the greatest of these regents,…

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Civ 5 in 4.5 Mins: ynaEMP-eror of Japan – Civilization V BNW Let’s Play Summary Civ 5 in 4.5 Mins: ynaEMP-eror of Japan – Civilization V BNW Let’s Play Summary

Japan because Pacific Theatre is always exciting Looks about right Surrounded by Deerling, Sawsbuck, & Stantler Border growth! Culture! Food help later This is Kyoto It’s quiet And there is Copper and Citrus – warm tones Don’t get excited about this temple It’ll end up being 69 gold Embarkation means Scouts aren’t useless There’s that…

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It’s 1941 – A World at War – WW2 – 071 – January 4 1941 It’s 1941 – A World at War – WW2 – 071 – January 4 1941

January 4th 1941 Over the past 16 months, what was a localized European conflict has spiraled and morphed into a second world war, and it seems that every month it grows larger, engulfing nation after nation. It still hasn’t seen offensives- in Europe at least- with the scale of destruction seen in the First World…

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Can imagining success actually help you achieve it? | Olympic State of Mind Can imagining success actually help you achieve it? | Olympic State of Mind

You may have heard people say, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.” Well, there’s some truth in that, because just imagining your success in your mind beforehand can actually help you achieve it for real. From winning Olympic gold, to passing your driving test. A technique practiced by some of world’s greatest…

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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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History of nuclear power History of nuclear power

We begin in 1896. In Paris, physicist Henri Becquerel accidentally discovers during an experiment that uranium leaves a trace — or darkens — a photographic plate without any other light source. He concludes that uranium naturally emits a ray he calls “uranique” in French. In the following years, physicists Pierre and Marie Curie discover other…

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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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