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A Brief History of... (old name)The History of Current Events is a podcast that attempts to explain current event by observing the history of each subject. Taking a semi-journalistic approach we will bring to you current events when relevant. Released once every two weeks.

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A Brief History of... (old name)The History of Current Events is a podcast that attempts to explain current event by observing the history of each subject. Taking a semi-journalistic approach we will bring to you current events when relevant. Released once every two weeks.

    Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest In South Africa IV

    Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest In South Africa IV

    Christianity was integral to the formation of the Apartheid state. Since the Dutch brought Christianity to the land of South Africa it has taken numerous forms, often times coming from a combination of the church and local customs.
    Prophets and seers were common throughout South African history, such as Siener Van Rensburg, who convinced many Boers to revolt against the Smuts government. Enoch Mgijima a prophet who would play an important role in the downfall of Smuts and the rise of what would evolve into a proletariat Afrikaner State.

    Topics covered-
    Bulhoek Massacre
    The Rand Rebellion
    The Nationalist Party Rises
    South Africa In World War II


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    • 28 min
    South Africa in World War 1 - The African Front

    South Africa in World War 1 - The African Front

    With the declaration of war on Germany by Great Britain, South Africa answered the call. The South African government was eager to expand it's borders and German South-West Africa was a neighboring province. In this neighboring province was a large number of Boers. All of the ethnic groups of South Africa fervently joined in support of their country. The blacks, Indians, Colourds and British. However a large portion of Boers saw Germany as the true ally and rose in rebellion.

    This episode covers
    The Maritz Rebellion
    The Invasion of German South-West Africa
    The Invasion of German East Africa
    The Somme 
    The Treaty of Versailles 
    The conclusion of The Great War
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    • 14 min
    Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest in South Africa III

    Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest in South Africa III

    Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill both came of age in South Africa, today they are the founding fathers of their respective countries, India and the United Kingdom. Both Gandhi and Churchill have come to face scrutiny in recent years for things they had said and done however they are still held in high regard almost universally. South Africa's founding father wasn't as lucky as these two great men. 

    Jan Smuts is a name you probably haven't heard of, he was a brilliant intellectual, who taught as well as created philosophy, he signed the UN Charter of Human Rights, he fought on the front in World War I and Winston Churchill considered him the only man he could confide in during Britain's Darkest Hour. Jan Smuts is the founding father of South Africa, however he was also instrumental in the creation of the Apartheid state, and posterity has left his reputation to insignificance and ruin. 

    This episode covers the foundation of The Union of South Africa, the events that led Mahatma Gandhi to create his Satyagraha or passive resistance, and South Africa's entry into World War I.
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    • 22 min
    Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest in South Africa II

    Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest in South Africa II

    Beginning with the history of modern South Africa, we explore what happened when the Dutch arrived in 1652. Jumping ahead in time we explore the tribal groups that made-up 17th century South Africa and that today, make-up modern South Africa. The ANC and EFF parties both claim they have the answer to what to do with the land that was stolen from the native African populations by the white Europeans. Is land expropriation the answer, or will it lead to another Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe situation? 

    The story then returns to South Africa in the 19th century. with the Boer wars and Britain's dominance on the continent. These events lead into the calamitous 20th century and 1st and 2nd World Wars, where an unwilling Dutch populace, sympathetic to Right-wing segregationist policies find themselves aligned with the British Crown.

    Topics covered 
    Die Groot Trek - The Great Trek
    Empty Land Myth
    Land Expropriation
    Julius Malema 
    Jacob Zuma
    The First and Second Boer Wars
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    • 29 min
    Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest in South Africa

    Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest in South Africa

    South Africa has been labeled the protest capital of the world and rightfully so as its history has been filled with racism, inequality and political unrest. 

    On July 9th, 2021, after a call was placed to arrest the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma on corruption charges, his supporters took to the streets and began protesting. It soon turned into a riot. The riots were not about Jacob Zuma they were about wealth inequality. South Africa is the most unequal nation on the planet. This inequality stems from a long history of a country that ruled with a system of racial segregation called Apartheid. 

    This episode introduces a series on modern South Africa and what has led to the chaos seen there today.
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    • 19 min
    UPDATE NAME CHANGE!

    UPDATE NAME CHANGE!

    ***IMPORTANT***
    The History of Current Events --- Is the new name of this show! I decided to change the name to something a bit less common. A Brief History of 3 we will always love you


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Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

omjourney ,

Not too brief... Thank you

I found this looking for background on the “recent” Armenian/Azerbaijani conflict. It was well explained with respectful caveats. This is a well-prepped history lesson that attempts to connect dots. I have become a fan and have listened to them all. Looking forward to the continuation of the history of Persia.

J-Dizzlee ,

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Very interesting amd articulate

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