Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin meet in London in 1902 to discuss Marxism and the Marxist revolution. During their discussion, Trotsky recites from his work, "On Optimism and Pessimism," and gets Lenin's feedback on it.
Kaiser Wilhelm II faces the dilemma of deciding to sponsor Lenin's return to Russian. He is fearful of creating a "Bolshevik nemesis" but reluctantly tells his advisors to allow Lenin and his compatriots to travel through Germany from exile in Switzerland in order to destabilize Russia.
Ancient Mesopotamia proved that fertile land and the knowledge to cultivate it was a fortuitous recipe for wealth and civilization. Learn how this "land between two rivers" became the birthplace of the world's first cities, advancements in math and science, and the earliest evidence of literacy and a legal system.