Civilizations: Abuse of Power DVD

Discovery Education

$59.95 $69.95
SKU: DC850156
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 55
Copyright: 2005

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To maintain authority, leaders throughout history have taken drastic measures that include depriving citizens of freedom. Explore abuses of power from ancient Rome to post-war Germany to 20th-century South Africa. Includes one feature and two shorter segments.
  • Struggles for Power and #151; Examines, with Julius Caesar and Rome as the backdrop, why leaders battle for land and how absolute power corrupts absolutely.
  • Down Came the Wall and #151; Shows how the people of Germany were caught in the middle of a struggle between world superpowers.
  • Apartheid Takes Hold and #151; Explores how this oppressive policy in South Africa clearly divided the "haves" from the "have nots."