A New History of the 20th Century: Ep.5 – The Icebox

The series considers the unparalleled stretch of violence as a single, unrelenting “war of the world” that began with Japan’s invasion of Russia in 1904 and continued through the Korean War and all the way to an ongoing “Third World War.”

In this episode, Niall Ferguson shows how the Cold War was not a time of peace but a continuation of the “War of the World;” where millions died in proxy wars conducted by the two superpowers. The end of the Cold War led to great new dangers and challenges, and presaged the rise of East. (48 min)

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