Hatred and Hunger

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Hatred and Hunger

  • 1996 ----- color ----- 56 min ----- vhs
  • (Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, The series, Part 7) The Great War had been the worst disaster in history. Nine million soldiers were killed and millions more were injured. Four empires had collapsed and large parts of France, Belgium and Russia lay devastated. The old order had been decimated and a new one was taking shape--and this struggle would prove even bloodier than the war itself. The war laid the groundwork for the Cold War between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. when the Allies tried briefly to send their soldiers to stop the Russian Revolution. The Allies continued to wage war against Germany via a naval blockade and literally starved Germany into acquiescence at Versailles. And from the Balkans to the Middle East, the unresolved issues of the Great War were simply rearranged. The peace treaty proved no real peace. Instead, the seeds were sown for an even more catastrophic war just one generation later. (Closed-Captioned)
  • Topics: (Europe, Germanics, History: American, History: British, History: European, History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, War and Peace, Soviet Union)