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thanks so much for Wittenberg to Westphalia!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2018 on 8.8- The Bloody Week at Revolutions
Clemenceau must have been very glad to have lost that particular election, it kept him out of the inevitable catastrophe. This is fascinating, thanks for telling this story. Looking forward to the Mexican Revolution.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2018 on 8.6- The Commune at Revolutions
What this series is doing for me is finally answering the question of how a mob in Paris imagined it could declare a commune and impose its will upon the entire country. Now I begin to understand as much as anyone can understand, After months of starvation and being literally shell shocked, judgement was warped by stress. Add to that a history where it must have seemed that Paris HAD imposed its will upon the country, and well, you begin to understand how people could have been so deluded.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2018 on 8.5- The Cannons at Revolutions
decent documentary about Germany in the immediate aftermath of WWI Die Deutschen (The Germans) S02E10 'Gustav Stresemann und die Republik' (Eng Sub)
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2018 on 8.5- The Cannons at Revolutions
The Franco-Prussian War: Every Day
Toggle Commented May 31, 2018 on 8.4- The Siege of Paris at Revolutions
dunno about Mike, but Ian I found your comment fascinating. What struck me was the chilling description of how Prussia had organized its economy around waging war, hit far too close to home for this American.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2018 on 8.2- The Franco-Prussian War at Revolutions
Deutsche Welle documentary on Bismark Die Deutschen (The Germans) S01E09 'Bismarck und das Deutsche Reich' (Ger&Eng Subs) for those who share my passion for period drama The Life of Otto von Bismark
Toggle Commented May 11, 2018 on 8.1- The Second French Empire at Revolutions
two more history links to tide everyone over, Deutsche Welle's take on the demise of the Ottoman Empire
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2018 on 7.32- The Bitter End at Revolutions
more to tide everyone over, the BBC series on The Great War On The Idle Hill of Summer | The Great War (1 of 26)
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2018 on 7.32- The Bitter End at Revolutions
to tide everyone over until the Paris Commune WWI New Perspectives: The Sandwich that Sabotaged Civilization
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2018 on 7.32- The Bitter End at Revolutions
this is a great story, thank you so much for telling it.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2018 on 7.27- The Flight of the Pope at Revolutions
Where were the churches of Germany during all this? Or is that just one too many strands to keep up with in what is a very chaotic and complicated story? Were there differences between the Lutherans, Reformed, and Catholic? Or were they all leery of revolutionaries?
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2018 on 7.25- The Parliament of Professors at Revolutions
for those who just cannot get enough of 1848, Deustche Welle's documentary on Robert Blum (click on settings wheel to get English subtitles)
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2018 on 7.25- The Parliament of Professors at Revolutions
Thanks for telling this, the Czech and Hungarian part of this story is what most interests me. The recriminations in the aftermath must have been plenty bitter. I had not really considered it, but the Slaves of central and eastern Europe were all dominated by non-Slavic people, except the Poles of Tsarist Russia, and that was not a happy arrangement. You can see how all these nationalist aspirations coalesced in 1918.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2018 on 7.24- The Turn Of The Tide at Revolutions
Is there a book that chronicles the arrival of the refugees of 1848 in the US? I see people getting on boats in Naples, Hamburg, wherever, and coming to the US. They must have been a remarkable group.
there is a comic opera quality to the Austrian part of this story that I have a feeling is going to go full tragedy in a few episodes. It is a great story and you tell it well.
how many people knew about Ferdinand I's disability? Was it commonly known in Vienna?
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2017 on 7.14- The Fall of Metternich at Revolutions
this is a great story, thank you for telling it.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2017 on 7.14- The Fall of Metternich at Revolutions
I went back to listen to episode 3.43, conspiracy of equals. it is more compelling now that I know partly where it leads.
has anyone done a podcast on Greece 1821? I would love to listen to it.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2017 on 7.12- The Provisional Government at Revolutions
What impresses me is how all parties learned from the revolution of 1789. The monarchy learned that there is a moment when you had to leave town, the sans-culottes learned to let the king and family go into exile, and to keep the rough stuff to a minimum.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2017 on 7.12- The Provisional Government at Revolutions
Thank you, this is a great story. Can't wait for the German part. I have been enjoying Guizot's Popular History of France which is on audio book on YouTube and find is hard to square his dispassionate discourse on 16th century France with his deeply corrupt government.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2017 on 7.11- The Last King of the French at Revolutions
Absolutely wonderful. I am most interested in the Hungarian part of this story. Sorry to hear about your back. Hope you are still on the mend.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2017 on 7.06- The Kingdom of Hungary at Revolutions
do the expat communities in the US play any role in all this? or mostly expat communities in Paris and London? Of course during this time the US is consumed with the tumble towards Civil War, but I am thinking of Europeans living in the US. For example, the area of DC known as Foggy Bottom was known as Little Hamburg in 1848. Were books and journals making their way back to Prussia, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Italy from the US? What about $ coming from immigrants to their families on the old country? Or is that simply not a factor?
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on 7.04- The Austrian Empire at Revolutions
looking forward to learning why Guizot merited a mention in the Communist Manifesto.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2017 on 7.02- Order and Liberty at Revolutions