Episode #21: Season Prologue- The Relationship Between Art and War (Season 2, Episode 1)
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It was the most widespread war in history, involving the participation of more than one hundred million people from around the world, including the greatest powers across the globe: the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, China, Japan, Italy, and the Soviet Union. It affected life in myriad ways: economically, politically, industrially, scientifically, ideologically. And its reach was one of the most horrible. Between the deaths on the battlefield and the mass killings of civilians, an estimated 50 to 85 million fatalities occurred, making it the deadliest conflict in all of recorded human history. And yet, at the same time, it spurred on glimpses of positivity in the midst of this darkness: giving rise to the so-called Greatest Generation, and leading to advances in medicine and aviation, in information technology, and many other sectors.
This was World War Two. But what did the war have to do with art? And how are the effects of the war still being felt today?
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"The heaven is far" by Damiano Baldoni is licensed under BY 4.0; "machinery" by Kai Engel is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "aspirato" by Kai Engel is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "бить настоящим" by Kosta T is licensed under BY 4.0; "Dancing Sparrows A (ID 609)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under BY-NC-NC 4.0; "world of ruin" by Damiano Baldoni is licensed under BY 4.0