Military Industrial Complex: Rudiments of the Corporate State

24 Oct 2016

On Monday, October 24, 2016, we were joined by Mark Albertson for his second lecture in his Military Industrial Complex series.

Today’s lecture will cover America prior to World War I and the lack of preparedness for war. In addition:

  • The fallacy of Versailles
  • The Great Depression
  • Stalin and Forced Industrialization of the Soviet Union
  • Rebound of American Industry
  • American and Soviet Military-Industrial Complexes help win the war, 1939-1945
  • Seeds for the Cold War.

About the presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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