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S3:E33 The American Coup in Guatemala

S3:E33 The American Coup in Guatemala

The United States staged a coup in 1954 to protect the United Fruit Company. We overthrew a democratically elected leader. In 1954 the United States government, led by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, staged a coup to oust President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala....

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S3:E27 The New Deal

S3:E27 The New Deal

The New Deal was an effort to pull the US out of the Great Depression – some saw it as “the Christian thing to do” while libertarians saw it as creeping socialism.

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