Lost Empires of Asia and Russia DVD
When empires topple, the changes can have mixed results. Students learn the causes and effects of political change. Segments survey historic downfalls from ancient Asia to early 20th-century Russia.
- The Lost City of Shang: Examines China's first great dynasty and the causes of its demise.
- Elephant Warriors: Shows how the actions of a great Indian leader brought an end to his empire and sowed the seeds of Buddhism.
- Crisis in Russia: Demonstrates how the Russian people's opposition to the czarist regime and their demand for basic civil liberties led to revolution.
- Russian Revolution: Examines the Soviets' brutal dismantling of the czarist system.