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A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

The History of the Twentieth Century Mark Painter

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A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

    189 1919 - Africa I

    189 1919 - Africa I

    Africa had been known in Europe as the "Dark Continent." It was merely an obstacle to get around on the way to Asia, then a source of slaves, and finally a territory to exploit. Europeans took it upon themselves to educate Africans, but then educated Africans began to wonder why they still didn't have the same rights.

    • 49 min
    188: 1919 - The USSR

    188: 1919 - The USSR

    In the aftermath of the Russian Civil War, Lenin introduces the New Economic Policy, the USSR is organized, and prominent Socialist Revolutionaries are prosecuted for treason. Lenin falls ill in 1923 and dies in early 1924.

    • 46 min
    187 1919 - The Caucasus

    187 1919 - The Caucasus

    The October Revolution led to the brief emergence of independent nations of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan for the first time in centuries, but their independence was not to last. Also, we look at the early days of post-Civil War Russia.

    • 41 min
    186 1919 - Russia IV

    186 1919 - Russia IV

    The White movement collapsed rapidly over the winter of 1919-1920, leaving the Bolsheviks in control of Russia. Even the Allies had to reconcile themselves to the new order in Russia.

    • 41 min
    185 1919 - Russia III

    185 1919 - Russia III

    The White armies opposing the new Bolshevik government in Moscow reached their peak in the autumn of 1919, when White armies were within 200 miles of Moscow and within sight of Petrograd.

    • 47 min
    184 1919 - Russia II

    184 1919 - Russia II

    The Allies supported anti-Bolshevik forces in Russia, but once the Great War ended, the Allies were in a dilemma. Abandon the White movement, or see the conflict through?

    • 38 min

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