Butterfly Effect: Series 2
Turning points in history often hinge on one decision. We look at moments in history where one decision changes everything.
Part 1: Al Capone Child Of Prohibition
Unable to bring mob boss Al Capone to justice for many of the crimes ascribed to him, the US Federal government took a new tack to end the rule of gangsters in the Depression.
Part 2: The Suffragettes Battle for the Ballot Box
In late Victorian England, women began to organize to gain the right to vote. The fight for women’s suffrage lasted well into the early 20th Century.
Part 3: Cortees at the Heart of the Aztec Empire
The encounter between the conquistador and opportunist Hernan Cortes and the indigenous peoples of Central America is one of history’s tragic tales of greed, conflict, imperial weakness and superior weaponry.
Part 4: The Gold Rush for a Fistful of Nuggets
Timing is everything, just look at what happened in 1848. How did the finding of gold in Sutter’s Mill make an impact on the development of California and the history of the United States?
Part 5: Cuba Nuclear Standoff
The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the defining moments of the mid-twentieth century and of the presidency of John Kennedy. How did the two Cold War powers of the USSR and the USA come to the point of threatening nuclear war?
Part 6: Black Death the Invisible Enemy
A disease that developed and killed within a few days decimates Europe and changes the course of history.