Ep. 24: Richard Overy on World War II
School of War • Apr 5, 2022
Richard Overy, professor of history at the University of Exeter, joins the show to discuss World War II and the wars of imperial aggression.
- 02:23 - Introduction
- 04:24 - Imperialism prior to World War II
- 06:00 - Nations as empires
- 08:32 -Traditional imperialism versus the Axis Powers' concept
- 11:02 - Who is Halford Mackinder?
- 13:14 - The development of Germany's vision of empire
- 14:36 - German war aims in World War I and World War II
- 17:02 - Germany and the East
- 22:16 - The Japanese vision of empire
- 25:01 - How Japan modernization
- 26:33 - Japan's methods of rule
- 27:50 - American and the USSR
- 34:06 - World War II book recommendations