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Mark R. Polelle of the University of Findlay examines the origins, major events, and consequences of the Second World War. Taking into account the First World War’s effect on politics, economics, culture, and the international system as a whole, the course illustrates the ideologies at play as communism, fascism, and democratic capitalism came into direct conflict. Throughout these lectures, Polelle also imagines a number of "what ifs," including what would have happened if Hitler had not invaded the Soviet Union, and concludes with a consideration of the legacy of World War II.

©2014 Mark R. Polelle (P)2014 Crescite Group, LLC

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Great summary of WW2

If you don't have a good understanding of WWII or want a basic understanding of the events leading up to WWII and it's aftermath this is a perfect base to begin your research. Highly recommended. It's straight to the point and well organized. FACTZ....

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Great overview!

Great political overview of the war. You will likely learn A few new reasons as to why the war went the way it did.

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Good overview of WW2

This series of lectures is well presented, and although it is shorter than some of the courses and books available on audible, it covers quite a lot of ground.