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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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September 2016 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Sep 28, 2016
  • American Liberal Journalism, Stalin and the Second World War
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  • When American public opinion became deeply anti communist in the second half of World War Two, America's liberal journalistic elite and Stalin apologists were left dangerously exposed. Changes in popular discourse would see them fall victim to post war anti communist purges.
  • Pub Date: Sep 21, 2016
  • Post War British Sexual Politics 1945-1971
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  • Did Britain have a sexual revolution in the 1960s? All indications suggest that momentous change occurred in attitudes to pregnancy, marriage, divorce and homosexuality in that decade. However, in reality Britain had experienced a long century of changing attitudes to sex and private life.
  • Pub Date: Sep 09, 2016
  • Tito and Yugoslavia in 1945
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  • At the end of the Second World War, intense ethnic hatreds had been reawoken in Yugoslavia and Josef Tito's victorious communist partisans took advantage of internecine feuds and attempted to suppress them in order to establish Yugoslavia as a communist state.