Thomas is our first guest on Getting It! He’s currently studying Medicine at KCL and has a deep-rooted passion for learning about the history of the world. In this episodes, he gives us incredible insight into the political and cultural landscape in the run up to World War I.
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Key points from this episode:
- How Germany grew in power at the end of the 19th century.
- The nature of European international alliance and how this influenced tensions.
- The UK’s role in European balance of power.
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