1921, 1922, 1923 Wishlist



18 of the Copacabana Fort revolt.

Occurred on July 5, 1922, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was the first revolt of the tenentista movement, in the context of popular discontent on the Brazilian Old Republic.

The Tenentismo was a political-military movement of various rebellions by young officers (mostly lieutenants) of the Brazilian army that occurred during the 1920’s, heavily influenced by the October Revolution in Russia and Brazil’s participation in The Great War. The tenentes called for reforms in the power structure.

Although they failed to achieve their goals, the rebels were able to establish an important milestone in the struggle against the domination of the oligarchies. This revolt inspired other movements tenentistas in the country like, for example, The Prestes Column and The Paulista Revolt of 1924. Making this revolt the beginning of the fall of the Brazilian Old Republic.


I know it takes a lot of work (as if you guys aren’t doing enough already), but will there be a question and answer video series, like out of the trenches, for this between two wars series? or special episodes dedicated to the rise of war-time influential people like Hitler, FDR, Mao Zedong, etc?


We will do a q&a format - specials will have to wait until after September - but yes we will do bios on the wartime personalities.


Have you included in 1919-1920 episodes Caucasus?


Only as a location for the civil war - the years 19 and 20 has so much going on that we can’t go too far into detail. In fact it will stay that way for the whole series. We have to focus on the parts that are most relevant to the development towards WWII. Already now, we’re at a breakneck schedule to make this work.


In 1921 the physicist Ernst Rutherford proposed the existence of a subatomic particle called the neutron. Its existence remained purely theoretical until its existence was confirmed by experiment by James Chadwick in 1932.

Neutrons and protons make up the nucleus of an atom and confirmation of the existence of the neutron explained, among other things, the presence of different isotopes of elements - atoms which have essentially the same chemical properties but different atomic masses.

A year after Chadwick’s experiment, Leo Szilard suggested the possibility of a nuclear chain reaction, whereby the decay of a large atomic nucleus releases neutrons which impact other nuclei, causing them to decay and release more neutrons and so on. If this process could be confined within a piece of suitable material for a sufficient amount of time then a tremendous amount of energy could be released.


Washington Naval Treatiy and its effect on the breaking up of the Japanese and Commonwealth Alliance which was replaced by the CW and USA cooperation. As a result it played a major role in the Japanese having a southern strategy in WWII and with it’s war with the Commonwealth nations, factored significantly in the decline of the British Colonial Empire.


Speaking of the Washington Naval Treaty, I live fairly close to the USS North Carolina. It was the first battleship built for the US Navy to meet the limitations of the treaty. They have a very large archive with plenty of documentation on how the ship was constructed. Sparty, if you have any questions I could swing by one day and speak to the archivists and historians they have on staff.


How about something about Australia? General Monash from the first world war nearly did a coupe det et !