Show 56 - Kings of Kings

Show 56 - Kings of Kings

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Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
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Shannon OC

So good. I know you don't read these comments, but thank you Dan - you've awoken my love of history. I already bought the Thors Angels and Meandering Through The Cold War episodes, next I'm going for the Roman Empire series. So excited. In terms of our current civilization lacking a Herodotus type figure - have to admit that Dan is unintentionally picking up that mantel in a way. Anyway, King of Kings - It's incredible to think of the massive impact Cyrus The Great had on Western civilization and the Middle East as a whole. No Judaism, no Christianity, no Islam. The world wouldn't be recognizable. 🀯

Jun 3rd
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Cassie

you would think this is boring but wow this is so good

Apr 18th
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Steven Wells

just listened to this 3.5 hour podcast and some people might think that sounds crazy to listen to something that long. But I think I'm going to listen to it again it was so good!

Feb 15th
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Shannon OC

Michael Broadwell It's pretty incredible. I wish my history professors in school had possessed the passion Dan has for history. It's infectious. I'm learning more through Hardcore History than I ever learned about history in school.. Which is probably one of the reasons American society is where it is. Anyway, all of that is to say, King of Kings is my favorite thus far as well (though I loved the Celtic Holocaust, but that may have to do with my own heritage).

Jun 3rd
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Michael Broadwell

Steven Wells this series is probably my favorite

May 30th
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Sebastian Bray

1:15

Dec 7th
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Razvan Mihai Gherghina

At some point you wrongly mention that countries had to choose between Ussr and USA. This is false since those countries were forced in the Ussr influence. It was not by their choosing.

Aug 25th
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Nick Kerastas

Razvan Mihai Gherghina Hes not that wrong. Greece and other Balkan nations were led by Josep Tito under the Non-Aligned movement. Often times countries under the Yugoslav sphere of influence dealt with both USSR and US relstions. almlost playing them off eachother.

Dec 22nd
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Omar Farajat

Damien Miller To add further to that, the notion of a "Third World" is a product of the Cold War. These were countries that were (at least not explicitly) aligned to either the Western ("1st World") or Eastern ("2nd World") blocks, i.e. most of Central/Southern America, Northern/Central Africa, and most of Southeast Asia. So not all countries chose sides per say, but I guess you can say that many developed countries and major-players did, while a sizeable enough chunk of the world chose to stay "neutral".

Nov 15th
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Michael Clark

this is the single best episode of any podcast I have listened to. amazing

Aug 23rd
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Russell Wayne Craycraft

Michael Clark I think the ww1 podcasts were the best. Followed by the nuclear weapons one.

Jun 4th
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Ben Guy

Dan Carlin is the goat

Jan 29th
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Brian Colyer

Ben Guy j quote fromπŸŽΈπŸŽΈπŸ’πŸ‰πŸ’.rqqj

Jul 1st
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Brian Colyer

Ben Guy wi. OP

Jul 1st
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Show 56 - Kings of Kings

Show 56 - Kings of Kings