Episode 55 – Land Warfare 1945 -50

 In this episode we examine the weapons, strategy and tactics of the first five years of the Cold War. We look at advances in armor warfare and Guerrilla Warfare. We also examine tank development, the development of the AK 47 and more.                    

Episode 54 – Sino Soviet Alliance

In this episode we examine the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance. One of the most important alliances of the Cold War. We explore how and why the alliance came to be and why it eventually split. We examine the role of its silent partners in the alliance the Nations of Eastern Europe and…

Episode 53 – Mao 1893 – 1949

In this episode we review the life of Mao Zedong one of the most controversial leaders of the twentieth century. Examining his life from his childhood and youth to his rise to power in the Chinese Communist Party.                    

Episode 52 – Chinese Civil War

In this episode we will examine the Communist victory over the Nationalists explaining how and why the Communists won. We will also examine the critical role that the United States and Soviet Union played in the closing stages of the war and how the Chinese Communist victory effected the wider Cold War and the shape…

Episode 51 – The War of Resistance – China in World War 2

In this episode we review the importance and impact of the Second Sino Japanese war and the larger impact of World War II on the Chinese Civil War. We examine how the Communists used the war to their advantage and how the war crippled the Nationalists and laid the foundation for the Chinese Communist victory…

Episode 50 – China – Chinese Civil War 1923-1937

In this episode we examine the start of the Chinese Civil War between the Nationalists and The Chinese Communist Party. We also examine the rise of the two faction leaders Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek. We review the exile of the Chinese Communists to the wilderness of Yan’an and the Nanjing Decade of Nationalist control…

Episode 49 – China – Prelude to the Chinese Civil War

In this episode we will be examining the events leading up to the Chinese Civil War. The decline of the Qing Empire and China’s century of Humiliation. We explore the reasons why China declined as the leading power in the world and the political instability to led to the creation of both the Nationalist Party and…

Episode 48 – Japan – Occupation

In this episode were going to examine how the actual occupation of Japan unfolded versus how it was planned by the Americans and anticipated by the Japanese. We examine how the US ran Japan and established a new Japanese government. The rise of PanPan culture in post war Japan and the state of life in…