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Installed as leader of independent Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov constructs one of the most surreal regimes in all of history. Rebuilding the capital city in white marble, he puts his own mother at the forefront of public life. An absurd series of... Details
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Turkmenistan in Central Asia. Somewhere unremarkable, you might assume. But you’d be wrong. Away from prying eyes, an extraordinary story unfolded here. In the early 1990s, out of the rubble of the Soviet Union, a man called Saparmurat Niyazov create... Details
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12/21/2021
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In the passenger hall at Entebbe Airport, 106 hostages are held at gunpoint by hijackers. But four military planes are on their way to conduct an audacious commando raid that will spark the beginning of the end for Idi Amin. After a fatally ill-judge... Details
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12/14/2021
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Delving into Amin’s private life, we take in his many marriages, mistresses and children, as well as henchmen such as ‘Major Bob’ and ‘The Hangman’. Making a triumphant return to the boxing ring, the President seems in his element. But behind closed ... Details
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12/07/2021
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In a speech, Amin makes an extraordinary announcement – something he claims came to him in a dream. All Ugandans of Asian origin must sell up and leave the country within the next 90 days. Tens of thousands of citizens have had the rug pulled out fro... Details
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11/30/2021
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Amin wages war on Buganda’s king, as the Obote administration firms up its grip on power. But all is not well. After Obote survives an assassination attempt by mere inches, rumours swirl as to the identity of the perpetrator. Brigadier Amin goes on a... Details
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11/23/2021
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In 1960, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan announces that independence is to be awarded to all of Britain's African colonies. Uganda and its 7 million people are now free. Idi Amin zooms up the military hierarchy, becoming the right-hand man of the nat... Details
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11/19/2021
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New Noiser release. Unpack the epic dramas of history’s most infamous buccaneers. Real Pirates takes you right into the heart of the action with immersive storytelling and pulse-racing tales, charting the lives of the legendary men and women who roam... Details
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11/16/2021
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From 1971 to 1979, President Idi Amin Dada devastated Uganda as the nation's military dictator. He sank the economy and deported an entire ethnic class. He slaughtered, by some estimates, up to half a million of his fellow citizens. All this while cu... Details
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11/01/2021
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On History Daily, we do history, daily. Every weekday beginning November 1st, Host Lindsay Graham (American Scandal, American History Tellers) takes you back in time to explore a momentous moment that happened ‘on this day’ in history. Learn more abo... Details
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8/10/2021
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From the creators of Real Dictators comes a brand-new weekly show. Short History Of... gives you a front-row seat as history's most incredible moments play out right before you. In this taster episode, we're in Cuba. It's October 1962. Three men – Ke... Details
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8/03/2021
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By early 2011, Libya is changing. The Arab Spring has started and leaders across North Africa and the Middle East are already succumbing to people power. The Gaddafi regime suddenly needs to tread very carefully indeed. A young lawyer from Benghazi o... Details
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7/27/2021
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On September 11th, 2001, life in the West is transformed in an instant. Amidst the fall-out, Gaddafi spots an opportunity. To the surprise of many, he makes it his mission to rejoin the international fold. A new phase of surreal diplomacy begins as t... Details
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7/20/2021
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In 1988, Gaddafi takes his terror to the skies, bringing down a passenger flight over Lockerbie, Scotland. The Boeing 747 - en route from Frankfurt to New York, via London - is destroyed with 270 fatalities. Gaddafi has reached a new level of villain... Details
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7/13/2021
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Gaddafi takes his terror onto the streets of London and Berlin. It seems nowhere is beyond his reach as Libyan agents hunt down his opponents across the globe. The Reagan administration launches retaliatory airstrikes, targeting the dictator and his ... Details
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7/06/2021
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In Munich, West Germany, in the summer of 1972, there is a buzz of expectation. The city is preparing to host the Olympic Games. It’s a symbolic welcoming of the country back into the international fold. But this festival of sport will soon become a ... Details
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6/29/2021
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Having seized power without a shot being fired, Muammar Gaddafi can’t quite believe his luck. Still in his twenties, he now finds himself leader of an oil-rich country. The pistol-toting ‘Colonel’ wastes no time kicking out the Americans and the Brit... Details
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6/22/2021
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In the 1960s, Libya gets rich on oil. But this new-found wealth is soon being siphoned off by the elites. As a result, many citizens begin to question their King’s authority. Among these dissenters is young Muammar Gaddafi. After joining the Royal Mi... Details
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6/15/2021
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‘Brother Leader’, ‘King of Kings’, ‘Falcon of Africa’… ‘The Most Dangerous Man in the World.’ Colonel Gaddafi was the Libyan tyrant who abused his people on an industrial scale, until he was murdered by them as they rose up against his rule. He was t... Details
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6/08/2021
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In 1959, Franco marks 20 years as leader of Spain. Now, he embraces capitalism and paints himself as a moderniser. The country experiences rapid economic growth and becomes a leading holiday destination. Meanwhile, the regime tries to stamp out the e... Details
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