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The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join us on this incredible journey as we reexamine the Cold War in light of new facts and new perspectives.

The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join us on this incredible journey as we reexamine the Cold War in light of new facts and new perspectives.
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The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join us on this incredible journey as we reexamine the Cold War in light of new facts and new perspectives.

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English


Episodes

Episode 36 - The First Arab- Israeli War - Cold War in Middle East

10/14/2017
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In this episode we examine the First Arab-Israeli war in the context of the Cold War. How did an Israel so outnumbered achieve victory? What was the Soviet Union's role in the war? How did the war effect the Cold War?

Duration: 01:07:58


Episode 35 - The Iran Crisis 1945-50 - Early Cold War in the Middle East

9/30/2017
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In this episode we examine the early Cold War in the Middle East from a general perspective and examine the first Crisis in the Middle East the Iran Crisis. Learn about the politics of the region ? How did the US become involved in the region and how were the nations in the region influenced by the early Cold War?

Duration: 00:22:10


Episode 34 - Soviet Gulag

9/14/2017
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In this episode we discuss the infamous Soviet Gulag system. Did they serve a useful purpose? How harsh were the conditions? Why did they form in the first place? How do the Gulags compare to modern prison systems? We will answer these questions and more.

Duration: 01:04:06


Episode 33 - The Soviet Empire 1944 - 1953

8/31/2017
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In this episode we examine the Soviet Empire during the early Cold War. What was the politics of the early Cold War ? What was happening in Eastern Europe and what was the Soviet Perspective of the early Cold War.

Duration: 01:19:35


Episode 32 - Ho Chi Minh | General Giap - Cold War Biography

8/14/2017
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Join us this episode as we take a closer examination of Ho Chin Minh and General Võ Nguyên Giáp early lives leading up to the First Indo-China War. We look at Ho’s early life overseas and his rise to power in the communist party and how he subsequently lost influence. Learn why Giap hated the French and his early life as a revolutionary.

Duration: 00:34:51


Episode 31 - French Indo China War 1951-1954

7/31/2017
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In this episode the war in Indo-China intensifies. A new French general arrives to take command and the fighting escalates. What really happened at Dien Bien Phu ? How close did the Americans come to using atomic bombs to save the French and how did the French ultimately lose the war ?

Duration: 01:16:02


Episode 31 - French Indo-China war 1945-50

7/14/2017
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In this episode we examine the first part of the struggle for Vietnamese Independence. What was France's strategy in the post war to recolonize Indo-China. How did Britain play a role in starting the Vietnam war ? How did America come to aid the French in this struggle and become involved in Vietnam ?

Duration: 01:09:01


Episode 30 - France - Late French Empire 1945-56

6/30/2017
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In this episode we examine the late French Empire and its place in the Cold War and the growing decolonization movement . What was France's plan for its empire in the post war world ? How did issues in domestic French politics affect the empire and wider Cold War ? What happened with France's minor holdings in Morocco, Madagascar and Tunisia ? Learn all this more !

Duration: 00:58:18


Episode 28 - Malaysia - The Malayan emergency Part II 1952-1960

5/31/2017
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Join us as we examine the second half of the Malaya Emergency 1952-1960. The Malayan Emergency is a forgotten chapter in the Cold War often overshadowed by The French Defeat in Indo-China and the Korean war. Its also a chapter in the Cold War where the United States and the Soviet Union played little or no role. So how did the British achieve victory in Malaya ? Why Couldn't the MCP achieve victory ?

Duration: 00:50:29


Episode 28 - Malaysia - Malayan Emergency Part 1 1948 - 1951

5/14/2017
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In this episode we examine the early Malayan emergency. What did the emergency mean for the wider cold war?

Duration: 01:03:51


Episode 27 - Kashmir - The first Indo - Pakistani War

4/30/2017
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In this episode we explore the first clash between India and Pakistan in the mountains of Kashmir. What was so important about this region and why did India and Pakistan fight a war over it ? How did the Kashmir conflict become involved in the wider Cold War and how did the conflict shape the future of both nations and the wider region? Learn all this and more !

Duration: 00:39:21


Episode 26 - India - The decline of the British Raj and rise of India

4/14/2017
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In this episode we examine the Indian movement for independence, the decline of the British Raj and early Cold War India and Pakistan. Why couldn’t Britain retain control of India, why didn’t India a strong democratic nation become an American ally in the Cold War. Finally, how and why did Pakistan become an ally of the United States? Learn all this and more!

Duration: 01:12:56


Episode 24 - British Intelligence 1945 - 50

3/14/2017
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In this episode British Intelligence in the early Cold War. What was happening beyond the Cambridge five ? What were Britain’s objectives vs the United States?

Duration: 00:35:57


Episode 22 - The Rise of Indonesia 1945-49

2/14/2017
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Join us as we examine the the decline and fall of the Dutch East Indies and the Rise of Indonesia. How did small Holland come to rule a large island chain on the other side of the world ? Why did the Dutch East Indies fall and why didn't Communism spread to Indonesia like in Korea and Vietnam ? Learn all this and more!

Duration: 00:32:37


Episode 19 - Cold War in Scandinavia 1945-70

12/31/2016
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Join us as we examine the Cold War in Scandinavia. Why didn't Finland join the Warsaw Pack ? Was Sweden a truly neutral state or a NATO satellite ? Were US nuclear arms secretly stored in Iceland and Greenland ?

Duration: 00:55:31


Episode 16 - KGB

11/15/2016
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In this episode learn about the origins of the KGB. How did the Soviets develop so many spies and sources ? who were the spies in the Roosevelt administration ? How did the Soviets steal the A-bomb ?

Duration: 00:47:37


Episode 15 - NATO

10/31/2016
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Join us as we explorer the origins of NATO and its early years. Why did nations such as Norway and Germany want to join NATO ? What were NATO's early war plans and what was its stance around nuclear weapons ? What were the early political challenges that NATO faced and how has this shaped the current alliance ? Learn all this and more in our latest episode

Duration: 00:27:49


Episode 14 - Tito | Bevin

10/15/2016
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In this episode we will look at early leaders of the cold war. Who were they and what made them tick: Tito and Bevin.

Duration: 00:37:44


Episode 13 - Molotov | Forestall

9/30/2016
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This episode we examine the lives of two of the most influential bureaucrats of the early Cold War Molotov Soviet Foreign Minister and James Forestall the first US secretary of defense. We will examine their meteoric rises to power in the 1920s and 1930s and their subsequent falls from power in the late 1940s. Including Forestalls controversial descent into madness and suicide.

Duration: 00:37:53


Episode 12 - 1948 Election Part III

9/14/2016
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In this episode were going to examine what was going with the Democrats and their convention. We will look at the rise of the dixiecrats in the South as a fourth party. The election itself and the aftermath…what happened to all these characters ? We will also talk about how the election affected the United States and the wider Cold War.

Duration: 00:26:00

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