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How did Finland deal with the Soviet Union after the World War? How did Finland deal with the Soviet Union after the World War?

Get ready, put on your parkas, winter boots and snowshoes; we are going North…waaaay North. As in, months of darkness and reindeer and stories of Santa Claus-North. Ok, well maybe not quite THAT far north, but we are going to start talking about the Nordic countries, whose place during the Cold War is quite often…

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The End of Polish Democracy – Pilsudski and the Sanacja Regime | BETWEEN 2 WARS | 1935 Part 2 of 4 The End of Polish Democracy – Pilsudski and the Sanacja Regime | BETWEEN 2 WARS | 1935 Part 2 of 4

Hitler will call it “a so-called state lacking every national, historical, historical, cultural and moral foundation.” Molotov will call it “the monstrous bastard of the Peace of Versailles”. Keynes will call it “an economic impossibility whose only industry is Jew-baiting”. Others will call it “a farce” or “pathological” or “a historical failure”. The country these…

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Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Our purpose today is twofold. We want to celebrate the momentous breakthrough for democracy that occurred 30 years ago, and we also want to examine the present situation in Poland in Central Europe and the challenges that lie ahead. Mr. President, I’ll begin my remarks today with the same words that you used to…

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1989 30th Anniversary Tribute to Lech Wałęsa Wrap-Up 1989 30th Anniversary Tribute to Lech Wałęsa Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Tonight we want to say thank you to Lech Walesa and to let him know that we have not forgotten the importance of that moment in 1980 when he jumped over that shipyard wall in Gdansk to join his fellows- He had been fired so he was rejoining them as colleagues. And to create…

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Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26 Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, there are many candidates for most important year in European history–1492, when permanent links between Afroeurasia and the Americas first formed; 1688, when the Glorious Revolution gave Europe an example of constitutional governments; 1789, when the French Revolution directly challenged monarchy; 1992, when…

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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 Collapse of the Soviet Union The Collapse of the Soviet Union

For almost 70 years during the 20th century, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and modern-day Russia all made up one global power – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – also known as the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was involved in almost every significant historical event after its formation in 1922. After its collapse in…

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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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