TITANS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

A New World: 1945-1949

Season 1, Episode 6 of 6

As the war finally draws to a close some of the titans are leaving the scene - Roosevelt dies, Churchill is thrown out of office, Mussolini is shot by 'partisans' and Hitler shoots himself. Harry S. Truman, a figure on the fringes, is pitched into the most powerful office in the world and asked to make a decision about a terrible new weapon. Stalin enjoys unrivalled power and sets the scene for forty years of Cold War. India gains independence which Gandhi, assassinated, never sees; and, Mao Zedong prevails in China's civil war, declaring the People's Republic in Tiananmen Square.

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2/21/2021
5 p.m.
2/27/2021
6 a.m.
2/27/2021
1 p.m.
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4 p.m.
11/24/2021
11 p.m.
3/30/2022
11 p.m.
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