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The United States Goes Dry – Alcohol Prohibition  I THE GREAT WAR The United States Goes Dry – Alcohol Prohibition I THE GREAT WAR

It’s January 1920, and in America it’s about to get a lot harder to get a drink. The Volstead Act has come into force, making it illegal to sell alcohol across the United States. But the ban on drink would not be easy to enforce – it’s prohibition. Hi, I’m Jesse Alexander and welcome to…

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How Left/Right Partisanship Starts a Civil War in Spain | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 2 of 4 How Left/Right Partisanship Starts a Civil War in Spain | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 2 of 4

I suppose you could call the Spanish Civil War World War Two’s practice run. The mass killings, industrial warfare, and blurring of lines between civilians and combatants that we will see in the years 1939 to 1945 will already happen from 1936-1939 on the Iberian Peninsula. But how has Spain, a country which has mostly…

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History of Russia Part 5 History of Russia Part 5

In 1881, Russian Emperor Alexander II was assassinated by left-wing terrorists in St.Petersburg. Today, the place where he was fatally wounded is marked by the magnificent Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Alexander II had been a reformer, hailed as ‘the Liberator’ for freeing Russia’s serfs. But his son and successor, Alexander III, believed…

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National Anthem of the Russian Empire: God Save the Tsar [Remastered] National Anthem of the Russian Empire: God Save the Tsar [Remastered]

God, save the Tsar! Strong, sovereign Reign for glory, our glory! God, save the Tsar! Strong, sovereign Reign for glory, our glory! Reign to make foes fear, Orthodox Tsar! God, save the Tsar! Reign to make foes fear, Orthodox Tsar! God, save the Tsar! God, save the Tsar! Strong, sovereign Reign for glory, for our…

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Zionism, Arabism & Colonialism in the Middle East | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 1 of 3 Zionism, Arabism & Colonialism in the Middle East | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 1 of 3

Agreements made during the Great War drew arbitrary borders through the sands of the Middle East without regard for ethnic or religious groups. Newly found oil reserves spark further tensions as the Western occupants have even less incentive to let go off the region. Many people of the Jewish faith move to Palestine, wishing to…

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What is Leninism? | Ideology Explained What is Leninism? | Ideology Explained

Welcome back to Ideology explained in this episode I am going to tell you about Leninism. To understand Leninism we have to understand the situation of Russia in 1917. Since this is meant to be a short video I’ll skip most things. In short the ruling classes of Europe where fighting and by that I…

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What is Syndicalism? | Ideology explained What is Syndicalism? | Ideology explained

Hello everybody. This will be the first video in a short series of short videos in which I talk about a particular form of socialism for a short time. As you can read in the title this one is on Syndicalism. You may have heard it in Monty Python or in the popular Hearts of…

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[Barbarossa] Just a Stupid Idea or not?  An Analysis [Barbarossa] Just a Stupid Idea or not? An Analysis

In June 1941, the German Army attacked the Soviet Union in the so-called Operation Barbarossa. Now, many people claim that this was Hitler’s greatest mistake. A lot of people also call it a really dumb decision basically saying “You don’t start a land war in Russia.” But this thinking is pretty flawed because most people…

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The Treaty of Versailles And The Economic Consequences Of The Peace I THE GREAT WAR 1919 The Treaty of Versailles And The Economic Consequences Of The Peace I THE GREAT WAR 1919

This episode of The Great War was made possible by our supporters on Patreon. 2019/1919 was a crazy year for The Great War channel and we just want to say a big thank you to everyone who supports us on Patreon. In light of YouTube’s moves against history channels this year, your support is doubly…

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