Synopsis by Sean Hurley
From the BBC and Time Life, the Europe the Mighty Continent series explores the immense changes that have taken place on the European continent over the last century. This rich history is given voice by Peter Ustinov and historian John Terrine. This program examines Woodrow Wilson's dream of creating a world body that would insure a conflict like WWI could never happen again. Though his dream came true with the creation of the League of Nations, it is impossible to ignore the bitter irony that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union joined. The program also explores the political developments that occurred so rapidly at the close of hostilities. And the development of dictatorships in Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, and Italy are considered by Ustinov and Terrine.