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KGB SECRETS (And Why It Fell Apart)
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KGB SECRETS (And Why It Fell Apart)

The KGB, which stands for the difficult to pronounce, “Komitet gosu-dar-stvennoy bezo-pasnosti”, was the former Soviet Union’s main security agency from 1954 to 1991. It was the cause of widespread intrigue, fear, and gave no quarter to its enemies. On

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Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols: Crash Course World History #20
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Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols: Crash Course World History #20

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re gonna talk about Russia, which means we get to talk about this guy again! We haven’t talked about Russia much so far because one, it’s complicated, and

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USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War: Crash Course World History #39
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USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War: Crash Course World History #39

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today we’re gonna talk about the Cold War, which actually lasted into my lifetime, which means that I can bore you with stories from my past like your grandpa

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10 Countries With The Worst Human Rights Records
American History: The Greatest Speeches (1933-2008)
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American History: The Greatest Speeches (1933-2008)

[FDR]: So first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed us to convert retreat into advance. Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date

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Catherine the Great – Not Quite Catherine Yet – Extra History – #1
Ned Kelly – Becoming a Bushranger – Extra History – #1
Challenging Authoritarianism Part 2: Authoritarianism Today
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Challenging Authoritarianism Part 2: Authoritarianism Today

(slow music) (overlapping chattering) – All right, good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for coming. Thanks for those of you who attended the first session, and are here for the second session. Let me introduce myself briefly, and then a couple of

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History vs. Vladimir Lenin – Alex Gendler
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History vs. Vladimir Lenin – Alex Gendler

He was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, forever changing the course of one of the world’s largest countries. But was he a hero who toppled an oppressive tyranny or a villain who replaced it with

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WW2: The Resource War – Arsenal of Democracy – Extra History – #1