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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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Aug 6, 2023

When France collapsed, Roosevelt redoubled his effort to aid Britain. But there was also a Presidential election to think about; Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term.

Jul 30, 2023

America was preoccupied with domestic issues during the run-up to the war. When the war came, the Roosevelt Administration looked for ways to aid the Allies despite the limitations of the Neutrality Act.

Jul 16, 2023

More on various genres of pulp fiction, and how they led to the development of comic books.

Jul 9, 2023

Pulp fiction was an important form of entertainment in the twentieth century, peaking in popularity around 1940. Pulp fiction came in a variety of genres and was the birthplace for a new one: science fiction.

Jul 2, 2023

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair.

Jun 25, 2023

When the Churchill government showed no willingness to talk peace, Germany attempted the world's first purely aerial military campaign, to weaken Britain in preparation for invasion, or perhaps even to defeat the enemy entirely by air.

Jun 11, 2023

Theories of strategic bombing in the 1930s suggested that it alone might be enough to win a war. But the development of radar meant that the bomber might not always get through after all.

Jun 4, 2023

We examine the advances in aviation technology between the World Wars.

May 28, 2023

The world reacts to the Fall of France.

May 21, 2023

After the Dunkirk evacuation, the next stage of the Western offensive began, aimed at capturing Paris and defeating France.

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