Mankind The Story of All of Us
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Inventors

Aired on Nov 13, 201244m

On a unique planet, a unique species takes its first steps: Mankind begins. Threatened by extinction, we innovate to survive, and from humble beginnings we become the dominant creature on the planet.

On a unique planet, a unique species takes its first steps: Mankind begins. Threatened by extinction, we innovate to survive, and from humble beginnings we become the dominant creature on the planet.

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Iron Men

Aired on Nov 20, 201244m

Empires fall, but out of the chaos we discover iron and establish a new world order. From the birth of democracy in Athens to the creation of the Bible in Babylon, people power reshapes mankind.

Empires fall, but out of the chaos we discover iron and establish a new world order. From the birth of democracy in Athens to the creation of the Bible in Babylon, people power reshapes mankind.

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Empires

Aired on Nov 20, 201244m

The crucifixion of Jesus gives birth to global religion as the Roman Empire's vast infrastructure allows goods and ideas to flow across three continents.

The crucifixion of Jesus gives birth to global religion as the Roman Empire's vast infrastructure allows goods and ideas to flow across three continents.

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Warriors

Aired on Nov 27, 201244m

Rome is sacked by barbarians and Europe enters a Dark Age. But from the fringes of the old empire two new forces remake the world, setting the stage for a clash of civilizations: the Crusades.

Rome is sacked by barbarians and Europe enters a Dark Age. But from the fringes of the old empire two new forces remake the world, setting the stage for a clash of civilizations: the Crusades.

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Survivors

Aired on Nov 27, 201244m

Gold from Africa kickstarts the rebirth of Europe. A new weapon allows a peasant uprising to unify China. The printing press revolutionizes the written word. America beckons.

Gold from Africa kickstarts the rebirth of Europe. A new weapon allows a peasant uprising to unify China. The printing press revolutionizes the written word. America beckons.

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Plague

Aired on Dec 04, 20121h 27m

Genghis Khan sweeps south from Mongolia into China and creates a mighty empire that leaves 40 million dead bodies in its wake. But a greater killer stalks mankind: the Plague.

Genghis Khan sweeps south from Mongolia into China and creates a mighty empire that leaves 40 million dead bodies in its wake. But a greater killer stalks mankind: the Plague.

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New World

Aired on Dec 04, 201244m

The Aztecs' mighty empire dominates Central America. The great Constantinople is overrun by an Islamic army. Europeans race to find a new route to the spice-rich East; instead, Christopher Columbus lands in America.

The Aztecs' mighty empire dominates Central America. The great Constantinople is overrun by an Islamic army. Europeans race to find a new route to the spice-rich East; instead, Christopher Columbus lands in America.

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Treasure

Aired on Dec 11, 201244m

In the Andes, the Spanish open up the largest silver mine in the world. Their coins transform the global economy. As trade booms, millions of people come to the New World as slaves and pioneers.

In the Andes, the Spanish open up the largest silver mine in the world. Their coins transform the global economy. As trade booms, millions of people come to the New World as slaves and pioneers.

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Revolutions

Aired on Dec 11, 201244m

The American Revolution inspires dreams of political and personal liberty as the Industrial Revolution replaces muscle power with machines, freeing mankind from nature's limits.

The American Revolution inspires dreams of political and personal liberty as the Industrial Revolution replaces muscle power with machines, freeing mankind from nature's limits.

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Pioneers

Aired on Dec 18, 201244m

Mankind embarks on a new age of exploration and tames the wilderness. In North America, Siberia, and Australia, ancient traditions are swept away in the name of commerce and science.

Mankind embarks on a new age of exploration and tames the wilderness. In North America, Siberia, and Australia, ancient traditions are swept away in the name of commerce and science.

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New Frontiers

Aired on Dec 18, 201244m

Mankind takes on godlike powers to feed billions of people, reshape the landscape, and re-engineer the human body. But the greatest power of all is unleashed over Japan in 1945.

Mankind takes on godlike powers to feed billions of people, reshape the landscape, and re-engineer the human body. But the greatest power of all is unleashed over Japan in 1945.

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Speed

Aired on Mar 13, 201644m

The end of the Civil War allows mankind to go into overdrive. This is an age of innovation, transformation, and mass production, but the desire to build bigger, faster, and better leads to a titanic disaster.

The end of the Civil War allows mankind to go into overdrive. This is an age of innovation, transformation, and mass production, but the desire to build bigger, faster, and better leads to a titanic disaster.