The Iron Dice

The Iron Dice

To understand the present, we have to understand the past. On this show, Dan Arrows takes you through the big events as well as the political jungle of today and yesteryear.

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October 1, 2023 39 mins

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The Fight for The Republic enters its finale!
On May 8th, 1919 the German public is about to awaken from a dream.
A dream about a "just peace" ending the most horrific war the world had ever seen. 
Now, about to be presented with the treaty of Versailles, Germany's rough awakening is gonna throw the fight for the Republic into a new, violent phase.

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On May 1st, 1919 the city of Munich stands surrounded. 
35.000 soldiers, part government troops, part Freikorps stand ready to storm ahead and snuff out the revolutionaries controlling the city. While they load bombs onto their airplanes and fuel up british tanks captured during the war, they start painting skulls and swastikas on their steel helmets.
The battle for Munich is about to begin.

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 The Fight for the Republic continues!

In the wake of the failed Spartacist Uprising, the Far-Right smells blood in the water. While the leading figures of the Far-Left assure their supporters that the World Revolution is gonna win out, the federal government is determined to stomp out any resistance inside and outside the Capitol.

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The Fight for the Republic rages on!

The leading figure among the revolutionaries, Karl Liebknecht, braces his followers for "the final confrontation between the workers and capital". Meanwhile, the Right organizes the infamous Freikorps units and armed to the teeth, they prepare for their "hour of reckoning". With the threat of a far-left uprising and a right-wing counter-revolution, the government is ...

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In the wake of the collapse of the monarchy in 1918, fear of a far-left takeover of the German government reaches the point of hysteria. As right-wing death squads pop up all over the countryside, a national newspaper warns that the country is about to "drown in blood"...

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In this new episode, a German Empire on its knees tries to find a way out of the conflict. While mistrust among the Allies grows, the scene is set for a peace that merely puts a pause on the slaughter...


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In this new episode, the lights start to go out for the German monarchy as "the spark flies into the powder keg" of the revolution. Soldiers, sailors, and workers demand an end to the slaughter and the disempowerment of the old elites, who refuse to budge.


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We kick off the Podcast with our first series called "The Fight for the Republic". Dan takes you to the center of power of the German Empire in its death rattle. While the revolution is brewing, old elites struggle to remain in control and ward off disaster. They will not be successful...

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