Buzzanco: Background to World War Two

The latest and greatest from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco discusses the background to World War Two.

He discusses “military Keynesianism” and end of depression that includes appeasement, Isolationism, and outbreak of war.

In Europe, we see the rise of corporatism and fascism; German aggression in the Rhineland, Spain, Austria/Anschluss, Czechoslovakia and Poland.  In Asia and the Greater East, we see the Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and the invasion of China. And in the U.S., it’s isolationism, the “Arsenal of Democracy,” an undeclared war. Plus the Phony War, and the Battle of Britain.

Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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