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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

November 8, 2019 at 2:16 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I got this idea from the economist Robert Gordon by the way. You live in, say,

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“The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24”

Vladimir Bukovsky: EU = USSR

October 28, 2019 at 1:20 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Vladimir Bukovsky spent a total of 12 years in russian psychiatric prisons and labor camps for defending human rights during the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies. His last period of imprisonment was in 1971, he came to the west in 1976 and now lives in Cambridge. He has experienced firsthand a system which he considers

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Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course European History #22

October 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, the word revolution is a funny one, because it literally means a full turn of 360 degrees. Like, you end a revolution where you started out. But in history, revolution means radical change, stark departures from the world that was, and the messy,

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The French Revolution: Crash Course European History #21

October 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. It’s 1789 and Europe has been through an endless number of wars. Territory has changed hands, hundreds of thousands of people have died, and crop yields have been bad lately. War is bad for agriculture, for one thing, but also the weather hasn’t been

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The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18

September 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So far, we’ve seen a ton of political change and continuing warfare in the midst of the seventeenth century’s little ice age, and history often focuses on these types of political and military stories, but there were also other changes occurring: shifts in how

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Eastern Europe Consolidates: Crash Course European History #16

August 24, 2019 at 9:29 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’ve talked a lot about shifting perspectives in this series; being able to see from more than one angle helps us to be empathetic, but it also reminds us that there is no single correct way to look at human history. Zooming in

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Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course European History #9

August 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, last week we took a break from religion to show that amidst warfare and bitter controversy over doctrine, people were inventing and innovating and enslaving. Europeans were eating new foods, hanging out more in cities, and making advances in commerce and legal protections

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