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EXPANDING OUR KNOWLEDGE ON GERMANY

History for all, and for all some fun

Germany has been a major player in the last 100 years for the world and is well known for its role in World War 2 and creating the world we know today.  But how much do you know about the Germany before? Or about the Germany after?  Did you know that the German tribes conquered most of Roman Europe and Africa?  Did you know that Queen Louise of Prussia was a symbol of resistance against Napoleon? Join us as we discuss the history of Germany and turn it from dry tales into relatable and personal stories of people not so different from you or me. This podcast will cover aspects of culture, politics, military, gender, and day to day life from when we first have findings for the archeological records all the way to modern day.

The episodes are supposed to be listened to in order so make sure to start with episode 1 and work your way through up to the newest episode.  I hope you enjoy as we explore the center of Europe.

 
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LATEST EPISODE

July 27, 2021

In today's episode we deal with King Louis's family issues which range from his conniving brother, his ambitious daughter in law, and his cousins who have risen to power with the death of Emperor Lothair.

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June 8, 2021

Work has been keeping me rather busy so I will not be able to get this weeks episode out until Friday.

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ABOUT THE PODCAST AND MYSELF

Hello,
My name is Jacob Collier and I am the creator of the Podcast on Germany. Podcast on Germany was created in order to provide a fun and interesting discussion on German history. This podcast wants to expand on our common knowledge of Germany and its past and turn it from the dry pages of your textbooks into real life stories.  The names and dates will have faces and meanings while the past becomes something that we can understand and appreciate.  Those involved in the history will be shown as real life humans not story book characters that we could never be.  All of this is important to show that history is something that we take part of every day, even without realizing it. It also serves as a reminder that history is life.  What happened to those mentioned within the podcast can happen to you as well.  We can end up being just as great if we try, or just as terrible if we are not careful, as those names mentioned within those long classes back in high school.


I received my Master's degree in Modern European History focusing on Imperial German diplomacy in 2017 from Texas Tech University.  I can read German but do not bother to ask me to speak it. Language has never been my gift.  I have spent 3 years reading and researching German history and was lucky enough to go visit Berlin, Potsdam, and Vienna back in May 2018.  I have always enjoyed reading the histories and I look forward to sharing it with you. 

 

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ON THIS DAY!

Important events and people on this day in German History:

Today in 1866 Prussia announces that they will annex Holstein. This causes outrage in the German Diet as they had been trying to negotiate the crisis between the Prussians and Austrians for the last week. Tomorrow they will invade the province leading to a dissolution of the diet and the outbreak of the Austro Prussian War also known as the German and Brother's war.

 

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