Modern European History Series: (7 lectures)
Date: June 2006
Duration: 0 hours 45 minutes
Modern European History Series Making of Modern Europe: Selected theme: In what ways do a new form of economic and social system, capitalism, emerge as part of the new modern age? Imperialism Part 1: Selected theme: After World War I, what are the contrasting positions held by U.S. leaders about the League of Nations and its potential role in future U.S. foreign Policy, and which are not based on moral ideals? Imperialism Part 2: Selected theme: Why does Stalin succeed Lenin instead of Trotsky, Lenin's choice, and what are Lenin's misgivings about Stalin and the revolution at the end of his life? Rise of Fascism Part 1: Selected theme: How does Western neutrality doom the Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War, and also sets the stage for World War II? Rise of Fascism Part 2: Selected theme: Why is Stalingrad the turning point in the Allied decision to launch a second front, the Normandy invasion, long requested by Russia which is fighting 80% of the German army, and for reasons other than military? Post-War Part 1: Selected theme: During the Cold War Era when the U.S. broadcasts continually urge Eastern European countries to rise up against Soviet control, what is the U.S. response to the Hungarian Revolt of October 1956? Post-War Part 2: Selected theme is: How do the conflicts within European countries concerning the European Union reflect both their fears and hopes in today's world?