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World Leaders: Politics, Wars, Illnesses, and More

Course number : HS123   
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This course will cover a wide range of topics including Stalin, the propagation of Communism throughout Eastern Europe; Mao Tse Tung, Communism and China’s Five-Year Plans; Hitler, the spread of Fascism from Germany to Europe; Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal and World War II; Winston Churchill, defending Britain from Germany’s invasion; Dwight Eisenhower, West Point graduate and WWII leader; Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, and the Falklands War; and Indira Gandhi, India’s first female prime minister, who led India’s economic independence, internal battles, and war with Pakistan. We will also discuss the secret illnesses of some of these world leaders.

Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus

Allan Schwartz 



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/16/2020 - 3/5/2020 Weekly - Thu 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Sarasota, OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus  Map Allan Schwartz