how did it come to this?

how did it come to this?

Each fortnight we will take a current news item and look at the historical context and ask one simple question: how did it come to this?Contact us at: howdiditcometothispodcast@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/hdicttpodcast/Twitter: @hdicttpodcasthttps://www.podchaser.com/howdiditcometothis Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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March 25, 2024 55 mins
This week, creating a nation always comes with pitfalls. The end of the colonial era gave many the opportunity for self-determination, and for some the opportunity to come back. But what happens when you try to reinstate a state when people are already living there? How do you tell someone their home no longer is their home? How did Palestine become Israel? Can there ever be a two state solution? What is a Knesset? Where is the Gaz...

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This week, the cradle of civilisation has been a hotly contested region since we have been able to record our conquests. Many people groups, kingdoms, empires and nations have called the land of Southern Levant home and it is no different today. Israel and Palestine have been locked in dispute over land of the eastern mediterranean for decades and recent events have brought into sharp focus the difficulties in bringing resolution t...

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In part 2 of our look at the. voice referendum we delve into the indigenous fight for rights and freedoms and the different advisory bodies that have come and gone. Join Daniel Mattes, Siobhan Dougherty, James Tuckwell and special guest Dee Mattes as they continue to discuss this important issue before the vote on October 14 2023.

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This week, two of Australia's biggest international partners increase their rheto...

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This week, as pieces of historical significance are returned to Cambodia we were prompted to think about what do we do with items that are of historical ...

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This week, part 3 of our coverage of the war in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin. Former K...

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This week, part 2 of the complex issue that is Ukraine. From Empire to hetmanate to democracy, last week saw a land given and taken by the empires around...

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The first in a series of 3 episodes on Ukraine. Pt 1 looks at the years 980 - 194...

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This week on how did it come to this? Working conditions, bad bosses, freed...

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On this special Remembrance Day episode of how did it come to this? with sp...

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This week on how did it come to this? From last weeks long history to a sho...

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This week on how did it come to this? From Emirates to Kingdoms, Republics ...

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This week on how did it come to this? A land that has been fought over,...

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This week on how did it come to this? A death that was expected and yet unexpected. The royals have a penchant to fascinate and be the source of go...

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This week on how did it come to this? Disease, death and something that can stop it. When the world is destroyed by things we catch, what could we ...

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April 8, 2021 48 mins
This week on how did it come to this? We had to take the long way round for centuries, leading lots of people to ask. Isn’t there a better way? Man...

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This week on how did it come to this? A car crash that shows the fragility ...

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This week on how did it come to this? East India Company, British colonies, military juntas, democratic elections, civil wars and numerous name cha...

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February 5, 2021 57 secs
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