WW1

Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4 Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4

So what do you do when you have to choose between Fascism and Naziism? Hard choice? Well, if only one of them comes with independence you might take that one – this is what conservative politician Engelbert Dolfuss does when he decides to become the Fascist Dictator of Austria in 1934. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a…

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Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3 Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3

On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Nazi Party, walks out of the offices of German President Paul von Hindenburg with tears in his eyes. He is greeted by a small crowd cheering and saluting him with the Hitler Salute. When he gets into his car, he repeats; “we did it, we did…

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Ten Minute History – German Unification and Empire (Short Documentary) Ten Minute History – German Unification and Empire (Short Documentary)

1805, and the Austrian Army is on the march against Napoleon ( it didn’t go great). The man leading this army was Francis II, the Holy Roman Emperor. He was also the emperor of Austria, a title he created in response to Napoleon declaring himself the Emperor of France. Because he wasn’t about to be…

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What Caused the First World War? What Caused the First World War?

What caused the devastating First World War? You may be aware of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This was, in fact, the trigger which set off the war from a number of underlying causes. These were: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism. Militarism created an arms race out of competition and fear of neighboring nations.…

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Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4 Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

When you think of Fascism before World War Two, you mostly think of Germany and Italy, perhaps Spain. But that’s not quite right, in the 1920s and 1930s Fascism was fashionable, and almost created a global Fascist surge. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty,…

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The Freikorps Fights On – Estonia and Latvia War For Independence I THE GREAT WAR 1919 The Freikorps Fights On – Estonia and Latvia War For Independence I THE GREAT WAR 1919

Now before i start todays episode I just wanted to tell you that The Great War Team is producing the ultimate documentary about the Battle of Berlin in WW2 You can find out more at indiegogo.com or check the first comment in the comment section below. And now on to the show. It’s September 1919,…

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Hitler –  OverSimplified (Part 2) Hitler – OverSimplified (Part 2)

Since Germany’s military had to be reduced, Hitler could no longer remain a soldier after the war, but he kept working for the army as an informant. After the war, communists in Germany had attempted a revolution, and the government was worried about communism in general, so Hitler was tasked with infiltrating and reporting on…

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Stalin’s 5 Year Plan for Economic Mass Murder | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 1 of 4 Stalin’s 5 Year Plan for Economic Mass Murder | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 1 of 4

So what do you do when you’ve ostensibly created the dictatorship of the proletariat, but you hardly have any proletarians? You build factories, lots of them, because where there are factories there are workers. But if most of the peasants become workers, who will provide the workers with bread? And now that we’ve abolished commerce,…

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Japan, the Bureaucratic War Machine  | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1931 Part 2 of 3 Japan, the Bureaucratic War Machine | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1931 Part 2 of 3

As the 1930s begin the Empire of the Rising Sun, Japan looks to mainland Asia as a means of expanding their colonial empire and securing the economic gains of the 1920s in 1931 Japan invades Chinese Manchuria and sets in motion events that will contribute to a global war just eight years from now welcome…

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10 War Heroes Abandoned By Their Countries 10 War Heroes Abandoned By Their Countries

ten war heroes abandoned by their country’s number ten Edward a Carter jr. there are some people who seem to have done enough in their time to take up three lives that can certainly be said for American soldier Edward a Carter jr. having moved from the u.s. to Shanghai as a child Carter ran…

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