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Points of No Return in History

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Austria-Hungary sends an ultimatum to Serbia. The European powers respond. I also take a closer look at Russia's culpability for war. Citations and Links - Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe went to War in 1914 (New York: HarperCo
Following the Franz Ferdinand assassination, Austria-Hungary would have some decisions to make regarding Serbia. Would they respond with diplomacy? Or a call to arms? I also take a closer look at Austria-Hungary's responsibility in the outbrea
Franz Ferdinand’s assassination is a well-known event. Not as well-known is the context in which the assassination took place. Tension was building in Serbia and the Balkans long before Gavrilo Princip fired his gun. This was an act that sparke
New series on the buildup to World War I launching soon! Please enjoy this teaser.
Next month, this podcast will explore the buildup to World War I. In this episode, we look at the connections between the wars to show how Points of No Return is moving forward.
A reviewer on iTunes recently asked if the series featured on this podcast are connected. Today, I try to answer this question and cast a vision for the show moving forward. Contact the show - Twitter: @dnoell Email: [email protected] Music -
By December of 1941, a Japanese attack could come at any moment. Would America notice the warning signs and be prepared? Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The Pacific Theater of World War Two had begun. This is the final narrativ
Negotiations between Japan and America fall apart by the end of November, 1941. Their differences were too great, and mistranslations and miscommunication didn't help. A Japanese attack was looming. Citations - Richard B. Frank, Tower of Skulls
Japan and America continue to negotiate (or, at least, make an attempt to do this) in the late summer and fall of 1941. By November, a serious chance of war was looming. Citations - Eri Hotta, Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy (New York: Alfred A
In this new series we will explore the buildup to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor (and the small things that led to it). On today's episode, we set the stage for the negotiations between America and Japan. The Japanese were building an empire i
In this new series we will explore the buildup to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The small things that led to this - miscommunication and mistranslation, for example - have often been overlooked. First episode available Wednesday, Novembe
Today's interview officially wraps up the series on Hitler's rise to the chancellorship. Dr. Randall Bytwerk is Professor Emeritus of Communication at Calvin University. He specializes in Nazi propaganda. We talk about the Nazi political campai
At the end of 1932, the Nazi movement was falling apart. How would they turn things around? This is the final episode of the series. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/historywithdavenoell (https://www.patreon.com/historywithdavenoell) C
Hitler and the Nazis hit a high point in the summer of 1932. The coming months, however, would bring trouble. Would the Nazi movement fall apart? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/historywithdavenoell (https://www.patreon.com/historywit
1932 would be an important year for the Nazis. To start the year, Hitler ran for president against the incumbent (and the favorite to win), Paul von Hindenburg. While Hitler would not win, this was just the beginning of the story. By August, th
Welcome to the first series Hitler Becomes Chancellor (and How it Almost Didn't Happen). There was a moment when Hitler and the Nazi movement were at risk of completely falling apart. One closed-door meeting changed all of this. This four-episo
The first episode of the Points of No Return in History will be available soon.*Music Credit - Artist: Cody MartinSong: Sir Francis Drake
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