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The History of the Twentieth Century

A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 29, 2019

The birth of Poland was a foregone conclusion, but where its boundaries should lie was very much in dispute and led to bloodshed.

Dec 25, 2019

By 1916, both sides in the Great War had declared their desire to see an independent Poland after the war. Now the time had come.

Dec 22, 2019

In this final episode on Austria-Hungary, we look at the new nations of Austria and Hungary that emerged from the old Empire. We also take a look at two young Hungarians of the time who became important figures in the US film industry.

Dec 15, 2019

In this episode, we look at the birth of Yugoslavia and the cession of ethnic Romanian regions of Hungary to Romania.

Dec 8, 2019

This first of a three-part series on the end of Austria-Hungary tells the story of the birth of Czechoslovakia.

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