014: The Righteous and Harmonious Fists

A French political cartoon of the period. Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm, Emperor Nikolai, and a samurai representing Japan are depicted as carving up China. Marianne (the personification of France) looks on, not participating herself, but backing up her ally, Russia. A Chinese government official in the background protests, apparently to no avail.
A French political cartoon of the period. Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm, Emperor Nikolai, and a samurai representing Japan are depicted as carving up China. Marianne (the personification of France) looks on, not participating herself, but backing up her ally, Russia. A Chinese government official in the background protests, apparently to no avail.

The outrage of the common Chinese peasants against foreign powers and their missionaries boils over into a violent anti-Western uprising.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

“Spring Blossoms on a Moonlit River”
Traditional. Public domain.

“Jasmine Flower”
Traditional. Public domain.

Closing Theme

 

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013: The Christian Century

Cyrus Scofield.
Cyrus Scofield.

A schism emerges in Protestantism, between those who would adapt their understanding of Scripture to a modern understanding of the world, and those who will have none of it.

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“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Composed in 1793 by Oliver Holden. Public domain.

“Blessed Assurance”
Composed in 1873 by Frances J. Crosby. Public domain.

“It Is Well with My Soul”
Composed in 1876 by Philip Bliss. Public domain.

 

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012: The Empire Strikes Back

Caricature of Joseph Chamberlain
Caricature of Joseph Chamberlain

The British marshal the resources of their Empire in an all-out war to defeat the Boer states once and for all.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

Enigma Variations, Opus 36
Composed in 1899 by Sir Edward Elgar. Public domain.
Performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra. Public domain. Source.

Closing Theme

 

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