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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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January 2014 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Jan 13, 2014
  • The WWII origins of the Vietnam War
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  • How did the fall of France, the invasion of the Soviet Union and Pearl Harbour have bearing on the fate of Vietnam? This podcast explores not only the actions of the great powers towards Vietnam during the Second World War, but also the actions of the Vietnamese themselves and their resistance to both French and Japanese occupation.
  • Pub Date: Jan 02, 2014
  • Trotsky In Mexico
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  • One of the more overlooked aspects of the history of Soviet Communism is the last years of Trotsky's life at Coyoacan in Mexico. This podcast explores the man and his feuds within his own movement, the plot to assassinate him and his relationships with his patron and eventual enemy Diego Rivera.