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Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course European History #22
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Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course European History #22

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, the word revolution is a funny one, because it literally means a full turn of 360 degrees. Like, you end a revolution where you started out. But in

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The French Revolution: Crash Course European History #21
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The French Revolution: Crash Course European History #21

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. It’s 1789 and Europe has been through an endless number of wars. Territory has changed hands, hundreds of thousands of people have died, and crop yields have been bad

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Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13
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Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13

Hi, I’m John Green and this is crash course European history So today we’re moving into the second half of the 17th century The 30 Years War has ended with the Treaty of Westphalia and the Scientific Revolution is producing

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18th Century Warfare: Crash Course European History #20
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18th Century Warfare: Crash Course European History #20

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. Last time, we looked at how the monarchs did–and didn’t–incorporate the ideas of the Enlightenment into their domestic policies. Today, we’ll look outward to how the 18th century European

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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2
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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2

Long ago, some philosophers worked very hard to separate myths from what they actually knew about nature. Thales theorized that everything in the world is made of water. Pythagoras was a mathematical-mystical vegetarian. And Democritus, we all know and love

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Eastern Europe Consolidates: Crash Course European History #16
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Eastern Europe Consolidates: Crash Course European History #16

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’ve talked a lot about shifting perspectives in this series; being able to see from more than one angle helps us to be empathetic, but it also reminds

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Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19
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Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So last week we discussed the Enlightenment philosophers who challenged the idea that kings and nobles were qualified to be elites simply because of the families into which they

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The Century of the Gene: Crash Course History of Science #42
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The Century of the Gene: Crash Course History of Science #42

With the question “what is life?” largely addressed at the molecular level—and with companies setting up labs to test how thousands of chemicals affect living things—and with new technologies like immortalized cell lines and somatic-cell “cloning”—humanity could finally cure all

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