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Zionism, Arabism & Colonialism in the Middle East | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 1 of 3

Zionism, Arabism & Colonialism in the Middle East | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 1 of 3

Agreements made during the Great War drew arbitrary borders through the sands of the Middle East without regard for ethnic or religious groups. Newly found oil reserves spark further tensions as the Western occupants have even less incentive to let go off the region. Many people of the Jewish faith move to Palestine, wishing to establish a new state there while the Palestinians feel like their lands are being taken from them. By the 1930s, the middle east has become…

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The Nazi Weather Station in North America

The Nazi Weather Station in North America

This video was made possible by CuriosityStream. Get an entire yearly subscription for only $11.99 right now with their special holiday deal at curiositystream.com/HAI. World War II: Of all the world wars, it’s definitely in the top three. While World War II had a lot of fighting, there was very little seen in North America, apart from one Pearl-Harbor-sized exception. In fact, the lack of a German invasion in North America is one of the first facts I learned about…

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The Sacred War 1941—1945

The Sacred War 1941—1945

Arise vast country Arise for a fight to the death Against the dark fascist force Against the cursed horde Let noble wrath Boil over like a wave! This is the people’s war a Sacred war! Let noble wrath Boil over like a wave! This is the people’s war a Sacred war! We shall repulse the oppressors Of all ardent ideas. The rapists and the plunderers, The torturers of people. Let noble wrath Boil over like a wave! This is the…

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The Far Right French Revolution | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 4 of 4

The Far Right French Revolution | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 4 of 4

fascism corruption economic hardship ideological rivalry anti-semitism these words can describe pretty much every European country in the interwar years France is no exception and in 1934 on the night of February 6th this all comes together to trigger the worst political violence the country has seen for generations once the dust settles the battle lines within France will be more stark than ever bullshit justly indy neidell and this is unclear dude guerre a chronological summary of the interwar…

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Murder and Fascism – Rise of the Ustaše | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 3 of 4

Murder and Fascism – Rise of the Ustaše | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 3 of 4

In 1934, the world witnesses the very public rise of a Croat terror organization in Yugoslavia that will eventually collaborate with the Nazis and commit hideous crimes against humanity during WW2. It is the Ustasa. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty, hedonism, and euphoria, and ultimately humanity’s descent into the darkness of the Second World War. I’m Indy Neidell. As we have seen, the 1930s is a decade where…

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Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4

Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4

So what do you do when you have to choose between Fascism and Naziism? Hard choice? Well, if only one of them comes with independence you might take that one – this is what conservative politician Engelbert Dolfuss does when he decides to become the Fascist Dictator of Austria in 1934. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty, hedonism, and euphoria, and ultimately humanity’s descent into the darkness of the…

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Japanese-American Soldier Recalls World War 2 | Memoirs Of WWII #19

Japanese-American Soldier Recalls World War 2 | Memoirs Of WWII #19

See, our parents are very strict about being American. “You are American. You were born here. This is your country. You defend your country, even if you have to die for your country.” By the end of 1939, much of the Eastern Hemisphere was engulfed in war. But for those in the United States, including Noboru Seki of Honolulu Hawaii, life continued on as usual. Still, as the U.S. military proceeded to take precautionary measures against potential attacks, Noboru viewed…

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The World Takes Advantage of American Isolationism | BETWEEN TWO WARS | 1933 part 3 of 3

The World Takes Advantage of American Isolationism | BETWEEN TWO WARS | 1933 part 3 of 3

In 1933, more than a decade of American isolationism, pacifism, and non-interventionism has allowed other major powers to use a military power vacuum to reshape the status quo post Great War. Because, you know, when the cat’s away, the mice will dance on the tables. But no longer it seems, as US President Roosevelt now puts American remilitarization back on the agenda. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty, hedonism,…

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Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3

Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3

On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Nazi Party, walks out of the offices of German President Paul von Hindenburg with tears in his eyes. He is greeted by a small crowd cheering and saluting him with the Hitler Salute. When he gets into his car, he repeats; “we did it, we did it.” Against all democratic principles, he has been appointed Chancellor of the German Reich. It is the beginning of the downfall of Germany and a…

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Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

When you think of Fascism before World War Two, you mostly think of Germany and Italy, perhaps Spain. But that’s not quite right, in the 1920s and 1930s Fascism was fashionable, and almost created a global Fascist surge. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty, hedonism, and euphoria, and ultimately humanity’s descent into the darkness of the Second World War. I’m Indy Neidell. In our early episodes of this series…

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