Post-War Rebuilding and the Cold War: Crash Course European History #41

Sometimes, friendship isn’t forever. At the conclusion of World War II, the old structures of power were a shambles. The traditional European powers were greatly weakened by years of total war and widespread destruction. The USSR was looking to expand its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe, and at the same time, the United StatesContinue reading “Post-War Rebuilding and the Cold War: Crash Course European History #41”

Masked men storm Moscow screening of film about Stalin-era famine

Authorities question staff of Russian NGO Memorial after mob disrupts screening of Mr Jones at its office A group of masked men stormed the offices of a renowned human rights organisation in Moscow on Thursday to disrupt the screening of Mr Jones, a British co-produced film about the Holodomor, the Stalin-era famine that killed millionsContinue reading “Masked men storm Moscow screening of film about Stalin-era famine”

Stalin’s Doctor’s Plot: The Paranoid Conspiracy against the Soviet Jews – The Cold War

Our historical documentary series on the history of the Cold War continues with an animated video on the Doctor’s Plot – as the Soviet leader Stalin suddenly decides that there is a plot of Jewish Doctors against him and starts persecuting them.

Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn

Opposition to public health measures vaults Freemen-on-the-land ideology into public eye The anti-vaccine movement in Canada is becoming increasingly radicalized thanks to a bizarre legal theory spreading through its ranks, according to multiple experts. Last week, protesters entered a school in Salmon Arm, B.C., to “serve” school officials with what lawyers say are bogus legal documents. The documents areContinue reading “Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn”

The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37

In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War, which was the decades long conflict between the USA and the USSR. The Cold War was called cold because of the lack of actual fighting, but this is inaccurate. There was plenty of fighting, from Korea to Viet Nam to Afghanistan, but we’ll get intoContinue reading “The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37”

World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35

In which John Green teaches you about World War II, a subject so big, it takes up two episodes. This week, John will teach you how the United States got into the war, and just how involved America was before Congress actually declared war. John will actually talk a little about the military tactics involved,Continue reading “World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35”

World War II: Crash Course European History #38

Only a couple of decades after the end of the First World War–which was supposed to be the War that Ended All Wars–another, bigger, farther-flung, more destructive, and deadlier war began. Today, you’ll learn about how the war in Europe progressed, from the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the invasion of Poland, to the Western and EasternContinue reading “World War II: Crash Course European History #38”

Economic Depression and Dictators: Crash Course European History #37

We’re still leading up to World War II, but first we gotta talk about the rise of the dictators. Today we talk about the rise of militaristic dictatorships in Germany, the Soviet Union, Japan, and Spain, and the economic depression that set the stage for their rise. Note from Among the Fray: Now that weContinue reading “Economic Depression and Dictators: Crash Course European History #37”

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