Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

In "Hardcore History" the very unconventional Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", outside-the-box way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Hitler? What was the greatest army of all time? Which U.S. President was the worst? Hardcore History discusses the issues and questions history fans love. Previous shows: Blueprint for Armageddon (WWI), Wrath of the Khans (Mongols), (Punic Nightmares (The Punic Wars), Ghosts of the Ostfront (WWII Eastern Front), Prophets of Doom (Münster Rebellion), Thor's Angels (Germanic tribes), Death Throes of the Republic (Rome), the fall of Assyria, the bronze age collapse, and the black plague. Older episodes are available for sale.

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The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that's been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.. . .