By Michael O’Sullivan, Explaining History Asia Correspondent. The 21st century has been dubbed by some experts and observers as the “Asian Century” most especially with the dramatic rise of China in the global political and economic power structures since the 1980s. While initially founded as a Communist state following the Civil war in 1949,Continue reading “New Frontiers: Soviet Support for the early Chinese Communist Party”
In 1966, a politically sidelined Mao Zedong returned to power in Beijing, appealing to millions of students and young people across China to wage war against the established party bureaucracy.
Two partitions at the end of the British Empire that have created the longest running conflicts of the 20th and 21st Centuries are discussed here:
Here I address the question as the the economic rationale behind the Gulag system and its dismantling after the Stalin era.
Most of the writing on individual perpetrators of the Holocaust focuses on senior figures (Hitler, Himmler, Goering being obvious examples) and the tier below them (Hans Frank, Reinhard Heydrich, Adolf Eichmann) as well as camp commanders such as Rudolf Hoess and Franz Stangl. Colonel Alfred Filbert is a name that will probably be unfamiliar toContinue reading “Interview: Dr Alex Kay on The Making of an SS Killer”
Here too is a quick nano-vid on the subject of Stalin’s rise to power
Ok everyone, been busy writing a book on China for a few months so the blog has been a bit neglected, anyway, here’s a quick study video on Britain’s post war consensus:
Hi everyone, it’s been a while since my last post as I’m working on a new textbook on Chinese history, but here’s just one of the many video’s I’ll post on the next few days by way of compensation. It’s a recording on a very volatile period in British labour history in the three decadesContinue reading “British Labour History 1880-1914”
Here is a roundup of what I was talking about yesterday at Pencoed Comprehensive. Morality Hoess Here is a link to a podcast I recorded on Rudolf Hoess some time ago, it explains the moral problems surrounding his testimony and the book Commandant of Auschwitz) (Below is Hoess’s house as seen from Auschwitz One). EichmannContinue reading “Holocaust Day at Pencoed Comprehensive School”