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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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June 2013 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Jun 14, 2013
  • Terrorism, Anarchism and Russia's Intelligentsia
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  • By the late 19th Century Russia was a rapid increase in acts of terrorism against the state, the assassination of government ministers, bombings of state buildings and attempts (eventually successful) on the lives of the Tsars. The terrorists were well educated members of Russia's middle classes, waging their own war against the state on behalf of Russia's peasants. Why? This Explaining History podcast attempts to address this question.
  • Pub Date: Jun 09, 2013
  • The German Revolution 1918
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  • How did Germany's defeat in World War One lead to a revolution that swept away the Kaiser and result in the rise of a liberal socialist government? What compromises and deals did the new administration make to prevent the spread of communism and how did that affect the development of the republic?
    Answers to all this and more are here in this Explaining History Podcast.