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History of the Second World War is a weekly podcast which will cover World War 2, beginning with the tumultuous years after the First World War, continuing into the descent into war during the 1930s, through the war years, and then into the post war aftermath.

History of the Second World War Wesley Livesay

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History of the Second World War is a weekly podcast which will cover World War 2, beginning with the tumultuous years after the First World War, continuing into the descent into war during the 1930s, through the war years, and then into the post war aftermath.

    31: The Third Reich Pt. 17 - Nuremberg Laws and the Saar

    31: The Third Reich Pt. 17 - Nuremberg Laws and the Saar

    This episode is a bit of a grab bag of topics. The Nazi government would put in place the Nuremberg Laws to further their discrimination against Jews, while also being unable to define who actually should be discriminated against. In early 1935 a small part of Germany would decide whether to join with France.

    • 22 min
    30: The Third Reich Pt. 16 - We Live in a Society

    30: The Third Reich Pt. 16 - We Live in a Society

    The Nazi leaders had goals, and those goals required changes to be made. The people, the church, and the children would be only some of the areas effected.

    • 21 min
    29: The Third Reich Pt. 15 - Control

    29: The Third Reich Pt. 15 - Control

    After attaining power changes would be made to German society, but before those changes could be made control had to be guaranteed.

    • 20 min
    28: The Third Reich Pt. 14 - Work Work Work

    28: The Third Reich Pt. 14 - Work Work Work

    The Nazi government would come to power at the height of the worst unemployment crisis in Germany since the First World War. It was a problem that had to be addressed, and they would do so in many different ways.

    • 20 min
    27: The Third Reich Pt. 13 - Show Me the Money

    27: The Third Reich Pt. 13 - Show Me the Money

    While not a priority for the new Nazi government, the German economy would have to be considered if it wanted to accomplish its goals.


    Sources:

    The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans

    Germany and the Second World War Volume 1: The Build-Up of German Aggression by Wilhelm Deist, Manfred Messerschmidt, Hans-Erich Volkmann, and Wolfram Wette

    Hitler: A Biography by Ian Kershaw

    The Third Reich by Thomas Childers

    The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer

    France and the Remilitarization of the Rhineland, 1936 by Stephen A. Schuker

    The First Capitulation: France and the Rhineland Crisis of 1936 by R.A.C. Parker (1956)

    France, Germany, and the Saar by A.J.P. Taylor (1952)

    The Franco-Polish Alliance and the Remilitarization of the Rhineland by George Sakwa

    French Intelligence and Hitler's Rise to Power by Peter Jackson

    Great Britain and the Saar Plebiscite of 13 January 1935 by C.J. Hill

    Hitler, Intelligence and the Decision to Remilitarize the Rhine by Zach Shore

    Hitler's Thirty Days to Power: January 1933 by Henry Ashby Turner Jr.

    Prologue to Peacekeeping: Ireland and the Saar, 1934-35 by Michael Kennedy

    Fantasy and Reality in Nazi Work-Creation Programs, 1933-1936 by Dan P. Silverman

    Franz von Papen, the German Center Party, and the Failure of Catholic Conservatism in the Weimar Republic by Larry Eugene Jones

    Causes and Consequences of the Plebiscite in the Saar by E.W (1955)

    The Purge of the SA Reconsidered: "An Old Putschist Trick"? by Eleanor Hancock

    The Remilitarization of the Rhineland and its Impact on the French-Polish Alliance by Roman D. Bicki (1969)

    Rohm and Hitler: The Continuity of Political-Military Discord by David Jablonsky

    The German Roman Catholic Hierarchy and the Saar Plebiscite of 1935 by Guenter Lewy (1964)

    Saar Coal After Two World Wars by O.R. Reischer

    Schacht's Regulation of Money and the Capital Markets by Arthur Schweitzer (1948)

    The Myth of Chancellor Von Schleicher's Querfront Strategy by Henry Ashby Turner Jr.

    The Struggle for Control of the German Economy by Amos E. Simpson

    The Nazi State and German Society: A Brief History with Documents by Robert G. Moeller

    Franz von Papen, Catholic Conservatives, and the Establishment of the Third Reich, 1933-1934 by Larry Eugene Jones

    Franz von Papen, the German Center Party, and the Failure of Catholic Conservatism in the Weimar Republic by Larry Eugene Jones

    British Establishment Perspectives on France, 1936-1940 by Michael Dockrill

    • 21 min
    26: The Third Reich Pt. 12 - Night of the Long Knives

    26: The Third Reich Pt. 12 - Night of the Long Knives

    After asserting power in the political realm, it was time for the Nazi party to deal with the demon that it had created, the SA.


    Sources:

    The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans

    Germany and the Second World War Volume 1: The Build-Up of German Aggression by Wilhelm Deist, Manfred Messerschmidt, Hans-Erich Volkmann, and Wolfram Wette

    Hitler: A Biography by Ian Kershaw

    The Third Reich by Thomas Childers

    The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer

    France and the Remilitarization of the Rhineland, 1936 by Stephen A. Schuker

    The First Capitulation: France and the Rhineland Crisis of 1936 by R.A.C. Parker (1956)

    France, Germany, and the Saar by A.J.P. Taylor (1952)

    The Franco-Polish Alliance and the Remilitarization of the Rhineland by George Sakwa

    French Intelligence and Hitler's Rise to Power by Peter Jackson

    Great Britain and the Saar Plebiscite of 13 January 1935 by C.J. Hill

    Hitler, Intelligence and the Decision to Remilitarize the Rhine by Zach Shore

    Hitler's Thirty Days to Power: January 1933 by Henry Ashby Turner Jr.

    Prologue to Peacekeeping: Ireland and the Saar, 1934-35 by Michael Kennedy

    Fantasy and Reality in Nazi Work-Creation Programs, 1933-1936 by Dan P. Silverman

    Franz von Papen, the German Center Party, and the Failure of Catholic Conservatism in the Weimar Republic by Larry Eugene Jones

    Causes and Consequences of the Plebiscite in the Saar by E.W (1955)

    The Purge of the SA Reconsidered: "An Old Putschist Trick"? by Eleanor Hancock

    The Remilitarization of the Rhineland and its Impact on the French-Polish Alliance by Roman D. Bicki (1969)

    Rohm and Hitler: The Continuity of Political-Military Discord by David Jablonsky

    The German Roman Catholic Hierarchy and the Saar Plebiscite of 1935 by Guenter Lewy (1964)

    Saar Coal After Two World Wars by O.R. Reischer

    Schacht's Regulation of Money and the Capital Markets by Arthur Schweitzer (1948)

    The Myth of Chancellor Von Schleicher's Querfront Strategy by Henry Ashby Turner Jr.

    The Struggle for Control of the German Economy by Amos E. Simpson

    The Nazi State and German Society: A Brief History with Documents by Robert G. Moeller

    Franz von Papen, Catholic Conservatives, and the Establishment of the Third Reich, 1933-1934 by Larry Eugene Jones

    Franz von Papen, the German Center Party, and the Failure of Catholic Conservatism in the Weimar Republic by Larry Eugene Jones

    British Establishment Perspectives on France, 1936-1940 by Michael Dockrill

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

FiveAAAAs ,

Right wing

This is a quick moving history and has a lot of good information, however the author makes a common mistake of saying that the Fascist and the NAZIS are right wing. Mussolini was a national socialist and the name NAZi is national socialist. If you read the platforms of these two groups, it is easy to see their socialism. These are totalitarian leftist movements. Hitler hated capitalism and wanted to control everything.

tsar1900 ,

ADs

Good WW2 podcast, listened to his WW1 podcast which was also very good. The only problem I have is the placement of the Ads, needs to be much smoother.

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Good but....

....fascism and national socialism are not right wing ideologies.

Overall though, very good. I enjoyed his other podcast, History of the Great War as well.

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