Before Leonid Brezhnev signed nuclear arms reduction agreements with the West, he led the Soviets into one conflict after another. From Soviet involvement in Vietnam and its role in Arab-Israeli conflicts to the untold stories of the invasion of Afghanistan.

Timeline - World History Documentaries on Youtube
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The two hour film traces the story of the building of the colossal brick structure which everyone recognises as the Wall - from the terror of apocalyptic Mongol attacks in 1550 (the Ming dynasty’s own 9/11) through the founding of the nation’s first professional army to the building of the wall itself and its testing in battle.

Timeline - World History Documentaries on Youtube
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A stirring cinematic journey into the dramatic and heroic lives of the convict rebels exiled to the prison without walls. Revered in their homelands their convict lives are an amazing untold story -

Timeline - World History Documentaries on Youtube
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A historian identifies the worst year in human history: 536 ADA Harvard professor's study discovers the worst year to be alive.

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Egypt’s history is being changed with new discoveries in the tombs of SaqqaraIt may take 20 years uncover all the secrets

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As you'll know Britain kept fighting after the Fall of France but given that the odds seemed to be stacked against them the question is: why did they keep fighting? Why didn't Britain sue for peace?

History Matters on Youtube
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How the GI Bill's promise was denied to a million black WWII veteransThe sweeping bill following World War II promised prosperity to veterans. So why didn’t Black Americans benefit?

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Who were the six native American chiefs in Teddy Roosevelt's inaugural parade?Another inauguration, another opportunity to learn more about the men whose presence shocked the country

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A skull from the 1845 Franklin expedition was just identified using a descendant’s DNANobody made it out of Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition alive. But now we know just how far one sailor got.

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A samurai rulebook offers guidance on how to kill enemies and refrain from gossipFrom choreographed violence to gardening and table manners, the samurai code was built on maintaining a good reputation

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186-year-old account of US diplomatic visit to Holy Land surfaces at auctionLetter is from passenger on US Navy ship that moored in Jaffa in 1834; when told he couldn't visit J'lem: 'Like Moses, we are only permitted to see Promised Land but not enter it'

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There's sometimes talk online of when France left NATO in 1966 and what that meant for the Cold War and the alliance as a whole. One thing you should know is that France never actually left NATO but instead left its unified Command Structure but still this move made waves.

History Matters on Youtube
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The ‘dangerous nonsense’ of phrenology shows how pseudoscience takes holdA history of the ‘dangerous nonsense’ of phrenology shows how facile solutions often gain traction over rigorous empiricism

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Ancient Akkadian poems and medical texts reveal grief’s universalsThe oldest story in the world, the ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’, shows us that the pain of grief is a fundamental part of being human

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Times change, but feelings remain the same through centuries.

Ruby Bridges: the six-year-old who defied a mob and desegregated her schoolIn 1960, she walked past hateful protesters to become the first Black child at a Louisiana school – and was then taught alone for a year. She discusses fear, forbearance and her fight for a better future

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Archaeologists uncover oldest human burial in Africa‘Quite spectacular’ discovery shows three-year-old child was carefully laid to rest nearly 80,000 years ago

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Quinn looks into why the US flag looks the way it does.

A Kid Explains History on Youtube
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The Asian American women who fought to make their mark in WWIIThey worked as pilots, translators, guerrilla fighters and more.

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Germany will repatriate Benin bronzes, plundered from Africa in the 19th centuryGerman officials announced they have reached an agreement with Nigeria to return artifacts looted from the ancient Kingdom of Benin and now housed in German museums; other nations also hold bronzes.

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