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History vs. Che Guevara – Alex Gendler

History vs. Che Guevara – Alex Gendler

His face is recognized all over the world. The young medical student who became a revolutionary icon. But was Che Guevara a heroic champion of the poor or a ruthless warlord who left a legacy of repression? Order, order. Hey, where have I seen that guy before? Ahem, your Honor, this is Ernesto Che Guevara. …

History Summarized: Iroquois Native Americans

History Summarized: Iroquois Native Americans

American History tends to emphasize how the colonies won their freedom from the oppressive British empire and while that’s true it’s only part of the picture. See there were a lot of players in the new worlds during and before the time of the revolution. One of the most remarkable yet often overlooked forces in …

Generations Throughout History

Generations Throughout History

(rumbling) (eerie music) (soft music) (static) (soft music) (piano music) (soft relaxing music) (soft rock music) (perplexed music) (chiming music) (soft relaxing music) (“Wait” ) ♫ As long as we’re together ♫ This moment last forever ♫ And what will she say ♫ Will my heart be torn ♫ Maybe there’s some else to keep …

Why Mao Zedong Was The Most Brutal Tyrant

Why Mao Zedong Was The Most Brutal Tyrant

In the Steven Pinker book, “The better Angels of Our Nature” – a history of violence and an attempt to understand the darker side of humanity- the man who is the focus of today’s show plays almost a starring role among many of the other tyrants, criminals and government-sanctioned sadists. He is sometimes called the …

Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. And apparently it’s Revolutions Month here at Crash Course, because today we are going to discuss the often-neglected Haitian Revolutions. The Haitian Revolutions are totally fascinating and they involve two of my very favorite things: 1. Ending slavery, and 2. Napoleon getting his feelings hurt. …