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20th Century European History

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20th Century European History

Curated by Sarah Richards
Modernism is the primary focus of this 20th Century European History group. In particular, how centuries of devotion to human reason and faith created the twentieth century as a century of crisis - beginning with Nietzsche and Freud and end with the fall of Soviet-style communism. Salient topics surrounding this “crisis” approach to the 20th century in Europe could be: Russian revoltution, World War I and II, Nazism, Fascism, Winston Churchill, existentialism, George Orwell, Cold War, Berlin Wall.

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Discussions Discussion World War II
Steve Durgan, March 16, 2012

The invasion of Poland in September 1939 was the beginning of WWII. This clip contains footage of artillery and infantry attacks which resulted in the capture of Warsaw. It was shot by German troops and confiscated by the Allied Forces. It’s an unbelievably vivid documentary of the events.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZZPGu7dwUOM&feature=related
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  • Tom Gary Tom Gary March 16, 2012
    What an incredible historical record!

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Steve Durgan, Feb. 18, 2012

Does Germany still owe Greece $95 billion dollars in reparations for World War 2? If so, do they have the moral obligation to bail out Greece today rather than push for Greek economic austerity measures?

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2093990,00.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UnlaS95CY&feature=related
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Discussions Discussion Berlin Wall
Steve Durgan, Feb. 16, 2012

In October 1961, just two months after the construction of the Berlin Wall, there was a showdown between Soviet and American tanks at Check Point Charlie. The crisis ended after a three day standoff, tank engines running, canons loaded. Here’s a look back at this haunting moment.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-pUmfKX3C04&feature=related
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Discussions Discussion World War II
Steve Durgan, Feb. 9, 2012

Historical footage of World War II in color.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5KPCl9wh1G4
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Discussions Discussion World War I
Steve Durgan, Feb. 9, 2012

Interesting overview of World War I and how it began and evolved from 1914 to 1918

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YXqppJ-L88U
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Discussions Discussion Berlin Wall
Bob Butterworth, Feb. 6, 2012

Reagan recognized that Gorbachev was not like previous Soviet dictators, and he adapted his strategy accordingly. But Gorbachev would not have engaged in perestroika and glasnost if not for Reagan’s brilliant combination of encouragement and pressure. Sure, that strategy would not have worked with Stalin, but Reagan knew he wasn’t dealing with Stalin.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YtYdjbpBk6A
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Discussions Discussion Berlin Wall
Sarah Richards, Feb. 4, 2012

Before the Berlin Wall’s erection, 3.5 million East Germans circumvented Eastern Bloc emigration restrictions and defected from the GDR, many by crossing over the border from East Berlin into West Berlin, from where they could then travel to West Germany and other Western European countries. Between 1961 and 1989, the wall prevented almost all such emigration.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=85xubRUaYSg
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  • Tim Foufas Tim Foufas Feb. 5, 2012
    I visited East Berlin in 1980 and crossed into the West. Amazing scary experience for a teenager.
  • Bob Butterworth Bob Butterworth Feb. 6, 2012
    Yes, scary indeed. I passed through Check Point Charlie in the winter of 1988. I visited East Berlin and then came back through the checkpoint 1 day later. I still remember how nervous how was. But how grateful I was that the East Berliners were, i general, so kind to me. Funny how that is such ancient history today.

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