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The Invention of Germany

The Invention of Germany

Misha Glenny presents a three part history of Germany before the world wars

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THE INVENTION OF SPAIN

"Spain is in trouble. The Catalans in Barcelona have rejected Madrid and are following a fervent local leadership. Foreign governments are making demands on the country to secure their long term investments. Is the European Union worried ? Hardly, because the year is 1714, and the European Union doesn't yet exist." Click here for The Invention of Spain.

THE INVENTION OF BRAZIL

THE INVENTION OF BRAZIL
Misha Glenny and Miles Warde travel from the favela of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro to Salvador, Brazil's first capital, and back to Sao Paulo, modern day economic powerhouse. On the way they hear a story of how Brazil for 300 years was little more than an exploited giant farm worked by slaves. Click here for The Invention of Brazil.

THE INVENTION OF ITALY

THE INVENTION OF ITALY
Click here for a story of nationalism, fragmentation and foreign occupation. Misha Glenny and producer Miles Warde travel from Milan to Palermo via Naples and Rome in search of a country that only united just over 150 years ago. The Invention of Italy on Radio 4, with Lucy Riall, Leoluca Orlando, Filippo de Vivo, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Marco Meriggi, David Laven and Christopher Duggan.

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