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Post WWII history with a focus on Cold War and world regions. CLICK Search in Topic TO SORT BY CATEGORIES OR KEYWORDS Please recommend and follow this page if you like it!
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The Great War - Week by Week

The Great War - Week by Week | Contemporary History | Scoop.it

The Great War' shows you the history of the First World War in the four years from 1914 to 1918, exactly 100 years ago. Our host Indy takes you back week by week and shows you what was going on in the past. Learn more about the Allies and the Central Powers, archdukes, emperors, Winston Churchill, Franz Ferdinand, Wilhelm II, soldiers, battles and of the life aside the battlefield. Subscribe to our channel to watch a new video every Thursday!

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Watch WWI unfold week by week from 2014 to 2018! What a great way to honor the 100 year anniversary of this world changing conflict.

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Geography Now! India

Wow. I had to condense this video as much as possible, missed out on mentioning so many things and it STILL came out to nearly 20 minutes long. India i
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What If the Soviet Union Reunited Today?

The Soviet Union is a thing of the past, but what would the world look like if the USSR suddenly reunited and became a country once again today? Watch an
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What if the British Empire Reunited Today?

The British Empire was the largest Empire to have ever existed in our history. So what would things look like if the empire reunited today? Suppor
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What if America Had Invaded Japan? (Operation Downfall)

At the end of World War II, the U.S was ready to take down the Japanese by force. This was Operation Downfall, the alternate invasion of Japan which woul
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The history of chocolate - Deanna Pucciarelli

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history-of-chocolate-deanna-pucciarelli If you can’t imagine life without chocolate, you’re lucky yo
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Divided No Longer

Divided No Longer | Contemporary History | Scoop.it
CALLING OUT WHITE SUPREMACY, UNDERSTANDING IT, AND DISMANTLING IT
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Great collections of resources about race and racism, particularly on the topic of New Jim Crow.

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How Close Do You Live to a Nuclear Bomb?

Nuclear weapons are terrifying in two ways. What they're capable of, and how close they may actually be located to you. You may have spent your entire life living near one and never knew about it, or maybe not. Either way if you want to put your mind at ease or want to get freaked out by it, then this video will tell you with "reasonable" accuracy of where most nuclear weapons are located in the world. Some however, nobody knows of which means that technically... some could be located just about anywhere! (0000000.1% chance of anybody ever finding these though so don't ever try)
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The Rise Of The Soviet Union

Until its fall in 1991, the Soviet Union was a major player on the world stage. So just how did the USSR come to be?

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Global Conflict Tracker

Global Conflict Tracker | Contemporary History | Scoop.it

The Center for Preventive Action's (CPA) Global Conflict Tracker is an interactive guide to ongoing conflicts around the world of concern to the United States. The interactive covers nearly thirty conflicts with background information and resources on each conflict.

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Watch John Lewis give powerful speech accepting a National Book Award | Political Insider blog

Watch John Lewis give powerful speech accepting a National Book Award | Political Insider blog | Contemporary History | Scoop.it
Civil rights icon John Lewis almost broke down in tears this week when he took the stage to accept a National Book Award for his graphic novel March: Book Three.
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Central Asia’s Post-Soviet Water War Explained

Central Asia’s Post-Soviet Water War Explained | Contemporary History | Scoop.it

The countries of Central Asia once worked harmoniously to distribute resources. So why are they now facing an unexpected energy crisis?

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Which Barack Obama speech is the one for the history books?

Which Barack Obama speech is the one for the history books? | Contemporary History | Scoop.it
Obama has delivered many memorable speeches. But which will schoolchildren read decades from now?
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The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall - Konrad H. Jarausch

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Middle East Explained - The Religions, Languages, and Ethnic Groups

The Middle East is at the center of everything, and is home to many ethnic groups which don't always get along. The middle east is usually associated wit
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How Many Nukes Would it Take to Eradicate Humanity?

Surprise! From now on I'll be trying my best to upload twice a week, starting with this video. In this one we look at the scary idea of an apocalyps
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What If Africa Was Just ONE Country?

Africa is a continent, not a country. But what if it was? In this video we try and find out... Music was provided by The Solid Ocean, go and check out thei
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What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen? - Ellen Schrecker

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-mccarthyism-and-how-did-it-happen-ellen-schrecker In the 1950s, as part of a campaign to expos
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Facing History

Facing History | Contemporary History | Scoop.it

 

Our mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

 

By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.

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The Terrifying True Scale of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons have come a long way and come in all types of different sizes. Some are relatively small while others are enormous, so big they boggle the mind at what they can be capable of. This video analyzes the sizes and impacts of various different nuclear devices, the history of nuclear weapons and what countries in the world are in possession of such devices.
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The Animated History of Russia

Join us in uncovering the rich history of Russia, the world's largest nation. From the Rus' to the Tzars, to Joseph Stalin, Russia has had an impact on th
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History Buffs: Apollo 13

History Buffs....IN SPAAAAACE!!!!
Lol hope you all enjoy this episode. I have to say that this one was extremely grueling to work on but I wanted this review to be something a little special. Which is why its at a whopping 52 mins!

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Great review of the movie, but more importantly, this video can serve as an excellent introduction to the Cold War and the Space Race. I'll definitely use it next year in class!

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This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see

This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see | Contemporary History | Scoop.it
By simplifying gerrymandering we see how problematic it really is.
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Comics bring John Lewis' civil rights struggles to life

Comics bring John Lewis' civil rights struggles to life | Contemporary History | Scoop.it
March is a vivid, firsthand account of John Lewis’ struggle for civil and human rights, embraced as a teaching tool for a new generation.
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Turns out a presidential candidate could win the election with just 22% of the popular vote

Not all votes are equal when it comes to electing the president of the United States. Because of the electoral college system, votes cast in smaller state
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See how Trump and Clinton’s support has changed since June along lines of race, religion

See how Trump and Clinton’s support has changed since June along lines of race, religion | Contemporary History | Scoop.it
Explore how groups’ support has shifted since the candidates clinched the major party nominations.
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