French involvement in Vietnam; North and South Vietnam; U.S. involvement; the North's victory; the aftermath.
The end of colonialism; conventional and civil wars; U.N. peacekeeping; terrorism.
The Soviets seize Eastern Europe; the nuclear arms race; the propaganda war; the walls come down.
Bombers in World War II; fighting for air supremacy; the first jets; naval air power.
War in the Pacific: island-hopping strategy; China; the atomic bomb.
Yalta Conference; last German stand; Russians take Berlin; V-E Day; Potsdam and Nuremberg; Cold War begins.
Courageous resisters begin to derail the Nazi war machine.
Hitler's two-front strategy costs Germany the war and the lives of millions of soldiers.
Montgomery and Rommel face off in North Africa.
After most of Europe capitulates, England faces a German invasion.
Germany's lightning attack blasts through Poland, France and the Netherlands.
Italy invades Abyssinia; Japan and Russia clash; civil wars in China and Spain.
In the '20s and '30s, fascism thrusts Hitler and Mussolini to power.
Kaiser Wilhelm, Emperor Franz-Joseph and Czar Nicholas grapple with one another; the Russian Revolution.
The Western front, 1914-1918; trench warfare; breaking the deadlock.
People, weapons, ideologies and warfare shape the century.
Allied leaders meet in Yalta; deaths of Hitler and Mussolini; the New World Order.
The United States joins the Allies for an assault on the Western Front.
The Gulf War; future nuclear arms; future conventional war; preventing war; United Nations.
The Middle East after World War II; Israel and the Arabs; Lebanon; the Iran-Iraq War.
The Chinese Civil War; the rise of Mao; anti-colonialism; Korea; communism in China.
Navies at the start of the war; the war on trade; amphibious operations; naval support of land forces.
The reasons Japan attacked Pearl Harbor; the threat to Australia; the Battle of Midway.
Planning D-Day; Italian campaign; liberation of Paris; broad vs. narrow front; Ike and Monty.
1943 Russian offensives; liberation of Leningrad; Warsaw uprising; spheres of influence.
German-Soviet treaty, 1939-41; German invasion; Russian winter; sieges of Leningrad and Stalingrad.
The United States enters World War I; Allied victory; the new Europe.
Air warfare 1914-1918: bombers; the Fighting Scout.
Naval warfare, 1914-1918; submarine warfare.
The seeds of World War I; assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.