Archive for January 2020

Red Steppes: The Mongolian People’s Republic

January 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Mongolia once held the largest contiguous empire in world history, and was the second largest empire overall (behind the British Empire). It was the home of the great warrior Genghis Khan, who was instrumental in creating the Mongol Empire, and constructing the Silk Road. However, the empire fell into disarray, splintering into smaller states. From there, Mongolia became a part of the Chinese Qing Dynasty. Throughout the beginning of the 20th Century, Mongolia worked to reform its independence.

First, it became a Theocratic state under a Buddhist spiritual leader. However, the international community failed to recognize its independence, with the exception of Tibet. After several instances of turmoil, war, and suppression, a group of men inspired by the successful Bolshevik Revolution put in motion their plans to create the Mongolian People's Republic, the second communist state ever to exist.

We at Pan Historia would like to apologize in advance to the people of Mongolia for butchering the pronunciation of your names. In particular, Jonah wishes to offer sincere apologies to Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj for multiple mispronunciations. We love you, Mongolia.


Môngôl Ûlsiin toriin dûûlal, Mongolian National Anthem

Outro: Chingges Khaanii Magtaal (In Praise of Genghis Khan)

Filed under Pan Historia, Political History, Military History, Cold War, Asia ·

Taboo Topics, Awkward Ancestry, and Other Nonsense

January 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am

After a nice holiday break, and some extra time to recover from their colds, Lyndsay and Jonah are back at it to kick of the second half of season 3. With temperatures dropping to an ungodly low, the pair keep warm by discussing the ripples caused by 9/11, Jonah reveals an awkward discovery in his family photo albums, and other nonsense.

Please consider making a donation to help the families of the victims on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. Link below. Pan Historia, and Other Nonsense offers their sincere condolences to the friends and family of those who lost their lives.



Skylines and Turnstiles by My Chemical Romance

The Rising by Bruce Springsteen

Filed under Other Nonsense, Other ·

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