The Holodomor – the Communists’ Holocaust | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 3 of 4

You’ve made your plans, and executed them. Your big plans to industrialize your workers and collectivize your farms. But things go against you- your internal policies work against you, your external policies work against you, nature works against you until your agricultural plans have resulted in famine. And what do Continue Reading

The State of the US is Depressing – The Great Depression | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 2 of 3

On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, a new President of the United States of America takes the oath of office. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has promised, “a new deal for the American people” to take them out of their economic nose dive before the American Continue Reading

The Far Right French Revolution | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 4 of 4

fascism corruption economic hardship ideological rivalry anti-semitism these words can describe pretty much every European country in the interwar years France is no exception and in 1934 on the night of February 6th this all comes together to trigger the worst political violence the country has seen for generations once Continue Reading

Ratlines (Pacovski Kanali), 1991., English subtitles – Vatican in Smuggling Nazi Ustashas

“Beyond the barrier there was the whirling cloud of dust. The dust of thousands of slowly moving people and with the dust, stale and heavy smell – the smell of death and decay, corruption and filth. I passed through the barrier and found myself in the world of a nightmare.” Continue Reading

Murder and Fascism – Rise of the Ustaše | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 3 of 4

In 1934, the world witnesses the very public rise of a Croat terror organization in Yugoslavia that will eventually collaborate with the Nazis and commit hideous crimes against humanity during WW2. It is the Ustasa. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, Continue Reading

History Brief: The Rise of Imperial Japan

As ruthless dictators came to power in Europe, a new threat began to rise in the Far East. How and why did Japan emerge as a military power during the 1920s and ‘30s? For much of its history, warriors had been the most respected members of Japanese society. The Samurai Continue Reading

Japan vs. The Islamic State

It’s raining bombs, keep calm and carry on… – WW2 – 059 – October 12 1940

October 12, 1940 They have a unified front to the rest of the world, publicly dismissing any talk of a civil war in the face of invasion, but this week the Chinese Nationalists and Communists fight each other. I’m Indy Neidell; this is World War Two. Last week, Adolf Hitler Continue Reading

Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

When you think of Fascism before World War Two, you mostly think of Germany and Italy, perhaps Spain. But that’s not quite right, in the 1920s and 1930s Fascism was fashionable, and almost created a global Fascist surge. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all Continue Reading

The NEW Japanese IMPERIALISM – VisualPolitik EN

Folks… When you think of Japan, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? You may think of a modern and advanced country with a rich culture… Many will also think of manga, video games or samurai… Basically, you’ll likely have a very, very positive image of the Land of Continue Reading