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I sincerely hope that it’s uncontroversial to say that the struggle at the centre of the Cold War was… political. [sirens go off] As somebody who lives in the relative safety of the West, it is often taken for granted that political arguments can be rather benign with some even seeing the political game as

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Wars often happen because different sides have intractable contradictions, but each new war often creates the causes for the next one. The Hundred Years’ War between England and France was no different, causing many conflicts in Europe. In England, the Wars of the Roses stemmed from the Hundred Years’ War. Shoutout to Conqueror’s Blade for

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When China ended its civil war in 1949 and became the Communist People’s Republic of China, it sent shockwaves around the world. It was one of many events that year which contributed to the second Red Scare in America. The Chinese Civil War was a conflict brewing since the fall of the Chinese monarchy in

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This video is sponsored, by the great courses plus, go to the great courses plus calm to start your free trial today The battle of Ain Jalut fought in 1260 marked the apogee of the mongol empire The spirit of conquest, was still strong within the mongols but it would be spent on their civil

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This video was suggested and sponsored by our patron Alexander Nourbakhsh. You can support our channel via patreon or youtube membership or paypal. The four years of conflict that made up the US Civil War were characterised by industrialization, poor leadership and enormous bloodshed. While the tremendous casualty rates of battles such as Antietam and

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In our previous video in our series on the ottomans we covered the battle of Ankara between Bayezid and Timur. As the speed of the Ottoman conquest ramped up, the resistance against them grew stronger at the same time internal strife would continue to alter the history of this empire. Welcome to a video covering

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