4. The Division of Powers- Montesquieu
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4. The Division of Powers- Montesquieu

Prof: Okay, I have a lot to talk about today, and we move one century, and we move into another culture. Both are very important. We move from seventeenth century England to eighteenth century France. We move from a situation which was dominated by civil war, chaos and a yearning for a clear sovereign, and […]

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2. Absolutism and the State
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2. Absolutism and the State

Prof: So, what I want to do today–again, this is a parallel holding pattern lecture. I’m going to talk about absolute rule. This parallels what you’re reading. It’s just to make clear, with some emphasis, about the importance of the development of absolute rule. Now, one of the points I made last week, for those […]

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History Summarized: Brazil

This video is brought to you by Squarespace. It’s a website, and so can you! I messed that up. With all of my talk of empires throughout world history I messed that up. With all of my talk of empires throughout world history, it’s easy to forget that colonies have feelings too. Not only is […]

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The American Revolution  – OverSimplified (Part 1)
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The American Revolution – OverSimplified (Part 1)

*Fancy music* “Hooooooly smokes!” Christopher Columbus! That is no way to address the King and Queen of Spain! What is wrong with you?” “Ok. Ok!” “So you know how we’re looking for a new trade route to India, right?” “Right” “And the earth is round, right?” “Right.” “So I’m thinking we can just sail the […]

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Spring of Nations (1848) | World Revolutions #3
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Spring of Nations (1848) | World Revolutions #3

Cypher here. Before we get started, I want to point out that this is the third episode in a hot potato history series I’ve been doing with Step Back History. We’re covering the world revolutions. Last time, Tristan covered the Bourgeois Revolution, which you can click here for that. But now, let’s jump half a […]

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How Powerful Is Monaco?
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How Powerful Is Monaco?

In May 2016, one of the most famous motor races in the world was held in the tiny country of Monaco. Despite its size, the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the top three highest prestige events in the sport, and has one of the least conventional tracks which runs throughout the actual streets of […]

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