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While the scientific minds of Europe were expanding, so were the social reforms and the enlightened musing of its rulers and educated class. You will hear about Voltaire’s caffeine addiction, Soldier King’s hydrophobic son, and a couple of small wars. Listen to Chapter 18 Part 2: The Enlightenment mp3 download

Ch. 18 Part 2: The Enlightenment



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The French Revolution is well under way throughout this Podcast. Learn about the megalomaniac Robespierre and why he killed tens of thousands of his countrymen, Marat and his disgusting skin disease, and the ironically named “Committee of Public Safety”. Listen to Chapter 19 Part 2: The French Revolution Part 2 […]

Ch. 19 Part 2: The French Revolution



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The last part of Ch. 19. Finally. The subject is Napoleon, a man whose rise and fall was so impressive that he may be one of the most interesting people in history. You will hear about how Napoleon seized power, how he maintained and expanded it, and how he eventually […]

Ch. 19 Part 3: Napoleon!





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Hey, I know this is not in the right order, but I wanted to try to catch up to everyone. I will probably go back and do the missing 2 after I finish with the rest. So, this is imperialism, a time when European nations colonized the rest of the world […]

Ch. 26 Imperialism



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Ah, the Russian Revolution. The Russian people get a bit of freedom and democracy after centuries of toil under the czars, only to lose that freedom to another near-century of toil under the Bolsheviks. You will hear about Rasputin, one of the weirdest and creepiest men in Russian history (and […]

The Russian Revolution



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After WWI, all of Europe was, for lack of a better phrase, freaking out. Paranoid, sneaky, and deceitful, the European leaders had their own agendas to make their country the top dog. Fortunately, there was great literature and some great (and some stupid) art to save the masses from the thoroughly […]

Ch. 28 Age of Anxiety