124. German Unification Revisited (Re-release)

In this episode, we revisit the unification of Germany with added commentary to update some content in preparation for our discussion on fascism. We follow the German states from the Napoleonic Wars through the revolutions of 1848 until Otto von Bismarck helms a culturally and politically exceptional campaign to create a new great power in Europe. Dan McGinnis returns as guest. This episode is part five in our extended look at the history of fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna […]

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123. Italian Unification

In this episode we discuss the Italian unification movement in the context of 19th century political theory and the wake of the French Revolution’s effects on both statehood and national identity. Colin Oliver returns as guest. This episode is part four in our extended look at the history of fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Dylan Workman, Richie Thierry, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the […]

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63. Before and After WWI (Part 1)

In this episode we look at the powers participating in the First World War that went in clinging to old ideas about empire and spheres of influence, usually to their detriment. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 13, Napoleon (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   7:51 – I can’t stress enough how poor an overview of the French Revolution is. There are a lot of resources out there which can give you an idea of what happened there, and I would strongly recommend you look for one of those, because after this […]

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13. Napoleon (Part 1)

In this episode, we cover the Napoleonic Wars and the ruinous effect they had on the entire European continent. Colin Oliver joins as guest.

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Notes: Episode 5, The Unification Of Germany (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   1:37 – The American countries newer than Germany are Antigua, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic), Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Nothing nearly […]

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5. The Unification Of Germany (Part 1)

In this episode, we talk about the fragmentation of the Holy Roman Empire during the Napoleonic Wars and the almost immediate movement toward the creation of a unified German state. Both the groundswell revolutions of the 1840s and the grand master’s precision of Bismarck’s intrigues are examined as efforts toward the new Germany. Dan McGinnis joins as guest.

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