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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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Oct 14, 2018

The European powers refused to negotiate, but private groups, including women's groups, socialists, and Henry Ford, pressed ahead with campaigns to bring the belligerents to the negotiating table.

Oct 7, 2018

The automobile and the airplane, both recent inventions that make use of the internal combustion engine, become weapons of war.

Sep 23, 2018

With four years of peace and progressive reform and a booming economy (due to the strong French and UK wartime demand for US imports), you would think Woodrow Wilson would cruise to an easy re-election. You would be wrong.

Sep 16, 2018

In the wake of Pancho Villa's attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico, the US Army sends an expeditionary force into Mexico in pursuit of Villa and his fighters, commanded by Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing.

Sep 9, 2018

German East Africa was the last holdout among German colonial possessions. Neighboring Portuguese and Belgian soldiers, as well as South Africans, joined in to help the British, although the British were not always happy to accept their assistance.

Aug 26, 2018

The Rising begins.

Aug 19, 2018

Irish nationalist extremist plot an armed uprising against British rule and reach out to Germany for assistance.

Aug 12, 2018

We take a break from the historical narrative this week as listener Brent asks the questions that (hopefully) you wanted answered.

Jul 29, 2018

We conclude the four-part series on military moves in 1916 in the Great War with Brusilov's Offensive and the Battle of the Somme.

Jul 22, 2018

Austria begins an offensive against Italy, Russia gears up a counteroffensive in Galicia, and the British and German Navies have it out in the Skagerrak.

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