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How America became a superpower

How America became a superpower

The modern United States is the most powerful country in human history. With over 800 military bases and 37% of global military spending, the United States has become the leader of a vast interconnected global system that has helped usher in an era of unprecedented prosperity and low levels of conflict. To understand America’s position …

Feature History – Opium Wars

Feature History – Opium Wars

Trade deficits, political pussy-footing, and hardcore drugs. Welcome to the Opium Wars. (♪) Hi, and welcome to Feature History, featuring the Opium Wars. In this video we’re going to be detailing the causes of these wars, explaining the aftermath of the wars, and describing how it impacts us today. So if that’s what your school …

Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35

Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re gonna discuss 19th century imperialism. So the 19th century certainly didn’t invent the empire, but it did take it to new heights, by which we mean lows, or possibly heights, I dunno, I can’t decide, roll the intro while I think about …

History Summarized: The Ottoman Empire

History Summarized: The Ottoman Empire

uh yes the Ottoman Empire a land of proud history unique furniture and criminally underappreciated Assassin’s Creed sequels between its rise in the 1300s and its dissolution after the first world war the Ottomans have been around for a good long while and they spanned a lot of the Mediterranean in the interim early modern …

Feature History – Chinese Civil War

Feature History – Chinese Civil War

I will not do an offensive Chinese impression. I will not do an offensive Chinese impression. I will not do an offensive… (♪) Herro- Hello, and welcome to Feature History featuring the Chinese Civil War. A name that is encapsulating as it is generic. From 1927 to 1950, China was locked in a period of …