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KOMMENTARE • 21 112

  • James Porter
    James Porter Vor year +35905

    I like how he didn’t even introduce his channel and just started spitting facts

  • Gaminglichgamer
    Gaminglichgamer Vor 7 Monate +1513

    Oversimplified:
    *Comes onto DEclips*
    *Starts spitting facts*
    *Doesn't elaborate*
    *Leaves*
    *Returns and starts spitting facts again*

    • Us countryball
      Us countryball Vor 6 Tage

      Everyone: Rewatching until he uploads

    • Štěpán Veselý
      Štěpán Veselý Vor 10 Tage

      \When i hear Monte Negro, my slavic heart want u killl ver badly :D “”

    • Oxifly
      Oxifly Vor 19 Tage

      @fortnitekid444 *you’re*

    • Brian Lyons
      Brian Lyons Vor 21 Tag +1

      @Based_Gigachad

    • Ravenwing
      Ravenwing Vor Monat

      Rinse and repeat

  • Dylan Buck
    Dylan Buck Vor 3 Tage +6

    History has taught us that every time the standard of living is at its highest, everyone wants to have a war

    • Taco Bender
      Taco Bender Vor 21 Stunde +1

      I guess when youre not worrying about survivng, you have more time to try and solve other problems.

  • Dillon Crowe
    Dillon Crowe Vor 9 Monate +227

    With just HOW MUCH MORE detailed Oversimplified's videos have been the last couple years, I personally would LOVE to see him remake his WW1 videos!

    • John Machenzie
      John Machenzie Vor 12 Tage +1

      ​@Dillon Crowe Who knows what will happen, I'd still watch it anyway.

    • Dillon Crowe
      Dillon Crowe Vor 12 Tage +1

      @John Machenzie sure, it takes more time, but it is oh so worth it.

    • John Machenzie
      John Machenzie Vor 12 Tage +1

      @Dillon Crowe He spends too much time on his videos (often half a year), and instead of remakes like this one (not to mention this isn't even a bad video) he could invest his time and energy on new projects. If he hired more staff and somehow uploads videos 2-4 weeks then this wouldn't be much of an issue but currently it is.

    • Dillon Crowe
      Dillon Crowe Vor 12 Tage

      @John Machenzie why not?

    • John Machenzie
      John Machenzie Vor 12 Tage

      No he shouldn't

  • Jake Martin
    Jake Martin Vor 7 Tage +18

    Just finished watching the whole WW1 and WW2 series, so so well made. I’ve never had a good understanding of the world wars until now. Thank you

  • idk
    idk Vor year +8575

    Imagine taking a wrong turn somewhere and suddenly you’ve changed the course of human history

    • MAB Studios
      MAB Studios Vor 14 Tage

      @Uros Kovacevic yeah because there wouldn’t be as much need for better technology that fast, also hitler would’ve been older and he served in WW1 so it would change a lot

    • BlueWave
      BlueWave Vor 19 Tage

      Á

    • Batuhan Güneş
      Batuhan Güneş Vor 21 Tag

      The biggest whoopsie

    • Toxic Mobile
      Toxic Mobile Vor 25 Tage

      Imagine telling someone with a mustache to write his name on an art test and preventing the holocaust

    • Fredeick the Great
      Fredeick the Great Vor Monat

      @Gaming Creeper That is a massive exaggeration. The Americans could have won the American revolution even if the French hadn't intervened. There were 40,000 American troops and 10,800 French troops. I know France provided a lot of money and weapons to the Americans but saying that the American revolution because of French support is definitely a big exaggeration.

  • Thijmen
    Thijmen Vor 2 Monate +28

    It’s amazing to see how he managed to maintain the style of his first video to this day but still manages to improve upon it in the form of more detailed animation, better humor and voice acting, editing etc. It’s truly amazing how you can watch all videos this dude has made in a day easily and you still feel like rewatching them every now and then. Sure the wait for something new is long but you can always be assured that what you get will be a video you can rewatch over and over again (quality over quantity). Content creating at its best.

  • NnNeEediIMm
    NnNeEediIMm Vor Monat +23

    You literally helped me do my history assignment. Thank you!

    • EliseFairyYT
      EliseFairyYT Vor Monat

      The man has a video on nearly every major historical conflict/event

  • Anna Liew
    Anna Liew Vor 8 Monate +38

    when he talked about the trench warfare, it just sends chill to my body. So many men have to faced intense fear and died for nothing, maybe not even an inch of land gain for their death. Rest in peace soldiers. You all were born in a wrong time. May God bless your soul.

    • Dream_Walker
      Dream_Walker Vor 3 Monate +5

      I have to write an essay about the conditions of the trench and the effects on the soldiers and it was awful just writing it out, knowing it was a real occurrence that hurt so many young men.

  • Depressed Chargers Fan
    Depressed Chargers Fan Vor 3 Monate +38

    I always come back here after a new upload just to see how far he's come since this first video. It's truly amazing how far the animation quality has come along.

    • mdsatan
      mdsatan Vor 2 Monate

      Not just animation, compared to the newer vids you can really hear the audio being noticeably and inconsistenly edited.

  • Mr. ?
    Mr. ? Vor year +5741

    If you ever feel dumb remember that the Arch Duke of Ferdinand went back out in public after people tried to assassinate him.

    • RTG Gaming
      RTG Gaming Vor 8 Monate

      Because of that,lots of people have to die because of war

    • Noah Ramey
      Noah Ramey Vor 8 Monate

      @Black Haze yeah that’s true.

    • Black Haze
      Black Haze Vor 8 Monate

      @Noah Ramey Yes it would have had a different outcome but major powers in Europe were trying to find excuses to try out their new weapons(like germans) to conquer others for their own interests. This is an undeniable fact. Wars were more common back in the day as well and it was a matter of someone invented the atomic bomb to stop all major wars. Which is what happened in the end.

    • Noah Ramey
      Noah Ramey Vor 8 Monate

      @Black Haze well yes but actually no. Tensions were rising greatly, but the war still could’ve been avoided if we got lucky enough. Even still if the war did still happen, it would’ve happened later and played out differently and would’ve gave a different outcome.

    • Black Haze
      Black Haze Vor 8 Monate

      @Noah Ramey WW1 was unavodiable though. Something else would have triggered it if the assasination didn't occur.

  • clawitzer is the best pokemon

    It's impressive how far he's come and how much his videos have improved since then

  • Dave Rose
    Dave Rose Vor 2 Monate +8

    Can we all just appreciate how far the videos have come. From humble beginnings to totally epic

  • Iron Cross
    Iron Cross Vor Tag

    My social studies teacher put this on even though I watched this like 3 years ago. Noice!

  • RUFFIN PATTERSON
    RUFFIN PATTERSON Vor 11 Stunden

    Your terminology is off WWI: Alliance(Germany, Austro-Hungary, Italy) Entente: (Russia, France, Great Britain)
    WWII: Allies vs Central Powers

  • Scanida
    Scanida Vor 10 Monate +2578

    Funfact:
    The German General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck held out for 4 years with 14.000 soldiers (3000 Germans and 11.000 Africans or Askaris) against 300.000 British soldiers despite being cut off from any supply line.
    He did this by being a brilliant strategist who moved his troops quickly and efficiently but also by treating his African troops as equals to the other Germans. During the Spanish Flu, when rations dwindled, only few soldiers deserted since they had all become so loyal and attached to von Lettow-Vorbeck.
    Decades later, in 1964 when von Lettow-Vorbeck died, the West-German Bundestag (parliament) decided to give back dated pay to all the surviving Askaris. So, a banker was flown to Mwanza at Lake Victoria who set up a provisional cashier‘s office. 350 former soldiers returned but only few of them could present documents, which von Lettow-Vorbeck had handed them out by the end of the war, to prove that they had served. So instead, others showed their uniforms to prove their service but there were still many left with no evidence. Then, the cashier had an idea: He gave all the men a broomstick and ordered them to perform the Prussian/German drill like they would‘ve done with a weapon. Not a single one of them failed the test and they were given their pay.

  • Spicy Muffin
    Spicy Muffin Vor 2 Monate +2

    Thanks for creating this. So many others start waffling nonsence and start from part way through the war. This focus on how it started and progressed is a great bite sized way to learn.

  • Wheatly Crab
    Wheatly Crab Vor 8 Monate +3

    Thanks to you i got an A+ form history at the end of the grade, really well done keep up the good work

  • z ak
    z ak Vor 8 Monate +2

    the fact that i wasnt in school for like 2 months while everyone was learning about ww1 and then the day I return, I learn that the day after we'll have a quiz regarding ww1 and then I start to panic, come across this channel (and this vid) and somehow pass my quiz which shows how informative and on point this channel is 💕

  • scorpio shit
    scorpio shit Vor Monat +1

    i can't explain how much i despised history before i started watching your videos instead of reading from the book and now im having full conversations with my teacher about wars i love it

  • Nergato YT
    Nergato YT Vor 3 years +18458

    WWI: caused by shooting an austrian guy
    WWII: caused by not shooting an austrian guy

  • Meat Man
    Meat Man Vor 3 Monate +1

    It's almost been 6 years... this was the first video I watched of oversimplified and I come back to pay respects every year

  • Marvel Geek
    Marvel Geek Vor 6 Monate +10

    Oversimplified: Everyone was talking about each other behind each other’s backs.
    Germany to Austria: Let’s kick Russia’s butt.
    Bulgaria to Russia: Yo, You got my back?
    Austria to Germany: I hear Russia likes nickel back.
    Italy to Britain: Austria lives with its Mom.
    France to Britain: Germany’s butt’s hairy.
    Germany to France: Rekt
    Russia to France: U smell nice.
    Spain: *que* ?

  • GarkKahn
    GarkKahn Vor 3 Monate +5

    I looked for your channel and i'm impressed that i can't scroll down all your videos without reloading because there is only a few
    You're some kind of prophet from the internet

  • RUEStudios
    RUEStudios Vor 4 Monate

    This was his first video ever on DEclips. Usually, people just start explain themselves, what their channel is about, etc. But this CHAD starts feeding our brains with useful information.

  • RandomCrapStudios
    RandomCrapStudios Vor year +6748

    I would really like to see "WWI remastered" because there is so much more to talk about.

    • CirieZ
      CirieZ Vor 2 Monate

      I would like to see the Soviet-Polish war for independence as a mini war

    • CirieZ
      CirieZ Vor 2 Monate

      @LouBriccante yeah but also his newer videos are on longer topics
      Ww1 didnt have as much, ig the russian revolution counts for a long topic but he already talked about it

    • CirieZ
      CirieZ Vor 2 Monate

      @LouBriccante yeah but also his newer videos are on longer topics
      Ww1 didnt have as much, ig the russian revolution counts for a long topic but he already talked about it

    • the poop monster
      the poop monster Vor 2 Monate

      @8-Bit Stream Ratio

    • 8-Bit Stream
      8-Bit Stream Vor 2 Monate +1

      It is oversimplified

  • PartiMe_Kyra
    PartiMe_Kyra Vor 7 Monate +1

    *Finally, someone speaks my language.* I've been searching for the summary of WWI and all the videos are like for experts. Or maybe I'm too dumb. This one makes it straight to the point and in way anyone (with or without historical knowledge) could understand.

  • meedabuhuh
    meedabuhuh Vor 9 Monate

    It's nice to watch this and see how far he's come. So proud.

  • Subbing to anyone who subs to me

    Simple, short, clear, informative. That’s all we need.

  • Mal3rtik
    Mal3rtik Vor 16 Stunden

    Before the war germany had a couple colonies in africa but nothing compared to Britain, Germany was building up their navy, their leader was kaiser wilhelm

  • Mister Yokel
    Mister Yokel Vor year +4026

    Fun Fact: In world wars, Belgium’s only purpose is acting as a toll booth to France

    • Yellow Wasp Rakija
      Yellow Wasp Rakija Vor 8 Monate

      I think a lot of Belgians gave their lives and fought valiantly RIP

    • Hacker Gaming
      Hacker Gaming Vor 11 Monate

      Fun fact: my step-step grandfather is Belgium royalty

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant Vor 11 Monate

      @I am too lethargic to figure out a proper username Bluejay also covers History welll. Same for Illuminaughtii and
      of course CGP Gray.

    • Aiden Catalano
      Aiden Catalano Vor 11 Monate

      Papers please

    • Juan.
      Juan. Vor year

      @Jason Dyrkacz and that's how Belgium became the richest country on earth

  • Lu Martinelli
    Lu Martinelli Vor 4 Monate +6

    Love this one. The script on these old videos had something special about it

    • Fecu
      Fecu Vor 4 Monate +1

      for real, i prefer this type

  • ThirsTea
    ThirsTea Vor 2 Monate +1

    Oversimplified,i really thankful of you for making this video because thanks to you i able to pass my exam with the full marks of WW1 questions,so once again thank you

  • Bobtheham
    Bobtheham Vor 4 Monate +1

    I learned more about history from this channel then my history class

  • Funki Mochi
    Funki Mochi Vor 9 Monate +1

    This man made learning so much more humorous

  • Esteban C.
    Esteban C. Vor year +6810

    Germany is that one guy in online PvP/Battle Royale games that has to carry the entire team and loses as a result.

    • USA1776
      USA1776 Vor 9 Monate

      Lol facts, also didn’t help that I joined the war :/

    • addy red
      addy red Vor 10 Monate

      @Phase0 go read up the nazis themselves before spewing that .... Goering, Hitler and goebbbels were extremely impressed with Japan. Goering called them as good as the Germans goebbels told the propaganda department not to talk too much about how Japan was great because that would upset the Italians and Hitler started worried about the yellow peril after watching Japan's prowess. Japan ran through the pacific cut through all the allies and took over the colonies except India until us changed the game and it held it's own long after Germany capitulated. Japan wasn't there to hold hands of Germany they had their theater and they did their job.

    • SandiGaming
      SandiGaming Vor 10 Monate

      @Tyrone Bot u say competent like its a video game😭

    • Alex M.A.D
      Alex M.A.D Vor 10 Monate

      @Unknown I guess, I saw some people saying if Turkey acknowledges Armenian genocide they would have to ost huge sums of money and in worst case scenario some land from Anatolia. But I'm not an expert on geopolitical stuff.

    • Unknown
      Unknown Vor 10 Monate

      @Alex M.A.D maybe because they want to Distance themselves

  • sweatx
    sweatx Vor 7 Monate +1

    Fun fact: you still can't stop watching this guy spitting facts

  • Marc Malloy
    Marc Malloy Vor 5 Tage

    If you dont know the last major war was napeoleanonic wars before ww1

  • Timothy Evans
    Timothy Evans Vor 9 Monate

    This knowledge is delicious. More please. I am using these videos to teach my daughter and I wish there were more. We have seen them all. Teach on sage :)

  • Ms. Dennis
    Ms. Dennis Vor 6 Monate

    My students loved both part 1 and 2. Small suggestion - up the volume. Even with my speakers on max volume, audio was hard to hear at times.

  • AJ _110
    AJ _110 Vor 2 years +18865

    Okay so like who wants him to be your history teacher

  • John
    John Vor 4 Tage

    Am I the only one who noticed that 🇩🇪 had a thumbs up on the top right.

  • theduck1
    theduck1 Vor 3 Monate +1

    i strongly recommend you a book by Ken Follet, tittled 'Fall of Giants', it shows a wide view of the world in the time of ww1 perfectly.

  • Jonas Koopman
    Jonas Koopman Vor 5 Monate +2

    if I was a history teacher, I would've shown this to my class

  • Neo
    Neo Vor 8 Monate

    I like how he did even introduce his channel or anything just started spitting straight facts

  • InfernoNash
    InfernoNash Vor year +1541

    I learned more about history from Oversimplified than 4 years of Social Studies

  • That girl ray
    That girl ray Vor 8 Monate +1

    Ah I remember when this channel was young
    I believe the subscriber count was like 14k
    I had heard all about WWII But had no idea about WWI, so I went to DEclips and looked up something to the effect of “world war one history simplified”
    And I remember this coming up and thinking OMG PERFECT
    This and part 2 were the only videos on the channel
    I thought “I sure hope this guy posts more” since I thought he was dead since it was just two videos and not a crazy amount of subs
    I’m so glad for your success and even five years later still love your channel!!! Keep up the good work!!!
    Ive been in love ever since

  • Jack Sons
    Jack Sons Vor 7 Monate +3

    just watched the world war 2 video and thought, well the quality of this one is worse, but considering this is your first video, it is great !

  • SpetZemas
    SpetZemas Vor 5 Monate

    Oversimplified’s first video and yet it’s still quality content!

  • Takumi Fujiwara
    Takumi Fujiwara Vor 8 Monate

    A classic. I remember when this came out it was amazing. But he has evolved so much

  • Alexandria Sperounes
    Alexandria Sperounes Vor 3 years +1999

    I introduced this to my history teacher and she showed it to us in class today. I feel so powerful.

  • NotJelly_Tako707
    NotJelly_Tako707 Vor 3 Monate

    I wouldn't mind having this guy as a history teacher

  • Poetic Pariah
    Poetic Pariah Vor 3 Monate

    At 3:32, the image portrayed was actually a potential new uniform that France may have adopted if WWI hadn't broken out. To note, there is a green and yellow version of this uniform as well.

  • Iwaizumi's Cutie
    Iwaizumi's Cutie Vor 8 Monate +1

    OverSimplified videos are getting better and better

  • mudkip150
    mudkip150 Vor 8 Monate

    The way he explains trench warfare makes it seem like a game that you play with your family

  • Shelley Crayon 4
    Shelley Crayon 4 Vor 2 years +2560

    Why is Austria Hungary if they have Turkey right beside each other?

    • m_e
      m_e Vor 6 Tage

      It’s good because of the thinking

    • Rhinoboy2000
      Rhinoboy2000 Vor 9 Tage

      Dad joke 100

    • Bozo ツ ♉
      Bozo ツ ♉ Vor 11 Tage

      :(

    • Buddy
      Buddy Vor 13 Tage

      @Ryan Scully Stfu man take your judgement somewhere else we don’t care plus they fixed the Hungary thing

    • I am strange
      I am strange Vor 17 Tage

      Haha

  • DontizzleJones
    DontizzleJones Vor 8 Monate

    I like coming back here to see how much progress has been made on the channel's video production

  • jad alaswad
    jad alaswad Vor 7 Monate

    If u want to know more about trench war i know a book called somme mud by edward lynch, its basically the story of an australian soldier who was in the western front during the trenchwar. Highly recommend

  • Johnsilverwolf
    Johnsilverwolf Vor Tag

    this vid needs a remaster the audio is just too bad

  • LiterallyGrassBlock
    LiterallyGrassBlock Vor 6 Monate +5

    I’d love to see a remaster of this video, I feel like there are some things left out and some jokes and commentary that could be better

  • Hyperion
    Hyperion Vor year +6901

    Thus a legend was born
    Can't believe this is his first video, it's pretty high quality

    • Sanity X
      Sanity X Vor 8 Monate

      his voice has changed throughout the years too

    • Lou Shark
      Lou Shark Vor 8 Monate

      @Macaroniwithdachickenstrips ikr!

    • Lou Shark
      Lou Shark Vor 8 Monate

      Yes, he is a really good youtuber

    • Jim
      Jim Vor 9 Monate +1

      Yea pretty good for first vid but the mic is way off compared to his newer ones

    • Macaroniwithdachickenstrips
      Macaroniwithdachickenstrips Vor 9 Monate +1

      WAIT THIS IS HIS FIRST VIDEO WHAT I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW LOL THIS GUY IS A LEGEND

  • I Am Pototo
    I Am Pototo Vor Monat

    4:06 was my dads favorite part of this video and probably your channel, the first time he watched it he laughed a lot and told me to replay it. This video brings back memories

  • banana leaf
    banana leaf Vor 8 Monate +10

    World War I was basically the biggest family feud episode in history. George V, Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas we’re all first cousins. Crazy just how powerful some families truly are.

    • puiterken
      puiterken Vor 4 Monate +1

      and prideful/ruthless

  • Creepily
    Creepily Vor 19 Tage

    Just realised my brother’s teacher uses your videos to teach ww1 in humanities lessons
    Just shows how good these videos are

  • Hritvik Esai Rooban
    Hritvik Esai Rooban Vor 3 Monate +4

    0:03 the world in 1914
    0:05 modern technology
    0:06 culture
    0:07 fashion
    0:11 let's have a war
    0:20 german navy
    0:27 people did not think it was cool
    0:29 declaring independence
    0:31 with help from Russia
    0:40 beat each other up
    0:43 Sarajevo
    0:48 archduke Franz ferdinando

  • Ciara H
    Ciara H Vor 3 years +7569

    Who caused ww1: an uber driver
    Who caused ww2: an art teacher

    • Jared Joseph Songheng
      Jared Joseph Songheng Vor Monat

      What Caused WW1 - An Austrian Man gets Shot
      What Caused WW2 - An Austrian Man doesn't get shot

    • Sonal Mudliyar
      Sonal Mudliyar Vor 2 years

      I hope there's no ww3

    • NinjaKED12
      NinjaKED12 Vor 2 years

      You mean an art student

    • Senor Felipe
      Senor Felipe Vor 2 years

      And now ww3 was caused by a dude getting blown up with a missile

    • Frosty Games
      Frosty Games Vor 2 years

      Ciara H who caused ww3: memes

  • Colin Rhodes
    Colin Rhodes Vor 8 Monate +1

    This is his first video 😳I’m shocked for how good he is

  • Pravina Fi
    Pravina Fi Vor 2 Monate +1

    This is crazy that it’s so Awesome & I’m just finding this channel 5 years later. Just wow!
    Thanks man, just thanks ⚡️
    Bitcoin brought me here. Trying to learn how the world works & it brings me back to history. Empires that fell, currency collapse, When money dies, what happened in 1971, Tyranny etc etc
    Down the rabbit hole 🕳 I go

  • Luke Bailey
    Luke Bailey Vor 5 Monate +1

    Imagine being that driver you’re just driving and then you suddenly take a wrong turn which changes the entire course of history

  • Mik
    Mik Vor 7 Monate

    i love how I'm learning so much while having fun

  • The citizen of the internet
    The citizen of the internet Vor 2 years +1943

    WW1 in a nutshell: So basically France and the UK declared war on Germany for declaring war on Russia for declaring war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire for declaring war on Serbia.

    • sparkle NIGHTS
      sparkle NIGHTS Vor 6 Monate

      @Flashstar 123 nice

    • Marco Schmidt
      Marco Schmidt Vor 11 Monate +1

      @Reiny Amrita Actually they declared war upon each other at the same day.

    • dogodog
      dogodog Vor year +2

      “Britain was friends with Belgium who was being trespassed by Germany in order to get to France to kick France’s ass, because France was friends with Russia, who was getting ready to kick Austria’s ass, because Austria was getting ready to kick Serbia’s ass because someone fro Serbia shot the leader of Austria’s ass(actually in head)” Bill Wurtz

    • Adri
      Adri Vor 2 years

      So wars happened.

    • TheLetterL ᨆ
      TheLetterL ᨆ Vor 2 years

      you got this from that one countryballs video, i loved that one

  • PumpestationVest

    Why does the Marseillaise play when it's about the United States?

  • Kill All Turtles
    Kill All Turtles Vor 2 Monate

    This really deserves a reboot, in 2016, everyone thought this was amazing, and know it's by far low-quality compared to new stuff

  • O yeah yeah
    O yeah yeah Vor 7 Monate

    1:26 Assassination was carried out by organization "Young Bosnia" which aimed to create a Union of Southern Slav countries, and for its members had citizens of Serb, Croatian and Bosnian nationality. Saying that Serbia was guilty would correspondingly mean that also both Bosnia and Croatia was guilty as well. By logical thinking, one could see why such organization would have less to do with Serbian politics and more to do with revolt of occupied nations under Austrian banner. If you plan to create a video on such topic more research would be highly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Tony Mendes
    Tony Mendes Vor Monat +2

    Hey, what about a remake of WW1 videos? The level of detail that you have now is way ahead of what you used to have 6 years ago!

  • TJ Animates
    TJ Animates Vor 3 years +1529

    Me: Is four a lot?
    Oversimplified: Depends on the context.
    Oversimplified : dollars? No.
    Oversimplified: meters gained in world war 1? Yes.

    • Abdullah Ramay
      Abdullah Ramay Vor 11 Monate

      LMFAO

    • GigaChad
      GigaChad Vor year

      Brilliant comment

    • Mansur Ali
      Mansur Ali Vor year

      dollars in usa? no. us dollars in south asia, latinoamerica, africa, russia, some of the middle east countries and Turkey? yes, yes it is

    • A cat that looks like hitler
      A cat that looks like hitler Vor 2 years

      Lime Green I don’t think anyone asked

    • Slapz R6
      Slapz R6 Vor 3 years

      1000nt liker!

  • Caleb's crazy amazing life

    The fact that this was his first video and it’s great says something

  • Bordlampen
    Bordlampen Vor 7 Tage +3

    0:37
    I appreciate the choice of the Danish "Havmanden-class submarine"

  • Redaxe
    Redaxe Vor 2 Monate

    I love how you mentioned montenegro joining in the war aswell and zoomed in on them and said it as if it really mattered xd at 1:47

  • vesse
    vesse Vor 5 Monate +1

    Imagine how embarrassed the driver of Ferdinand felt after taking a wrong turn.

  • Abraham Lincoln • 162y ago
    Abraham Lincoln • 162y ago Vor 2 years +23547

    This was the beginning of a legend.

  • P.István
    P.István Vor 7 Monate +1

    As a Hungarian i can say it out loud that the first world war was basically Germany fighting everyone.

  • varsha singh
    varsha singh Vor Monat

    After seeing some of your videos.. I realized your videos are very diplomatic.. The actions which changed the course of the world is explained so simply without stating the villans against.. 😞 how humans were imported.. Made slaves.. Made to fight.. Killed.. Why british army was able to retreat.. If history has to be told on a world platform either it should be from a bird's view and if not the videos must have the favorism written.. This will not guide the minds of budding generation..
    The impact could be less... But in longer run.. Such things r said wiping the real history 🙏

  • CrowSenpai
    CrowSenpai Vor 5 Monate +7

    The history channel that is actually better then social studies and history class, I learned more from oversimplified then I did in school

  • Susan J
    Susan J Vor 2 Monate

    I gained SOME knowledge from this, but mostly it made me laugh... Good job, folks !

  • Maz
    Maz Vor 5 years +999

    WAY more engaging and easier to follow than ANY history class. Major props. Subscribed.

    • SOME LIT KID
      SOME LIT KID Vor 5 years

      Ikr

    • Varró Olivér
      Varró Olivér Vor 5 years

      I have an awesome teacher ,who explained everything,but with more detail.But we only learned theese things (everything that's in part 1,no more,no less)So i want to watch part 2 so I can show my teacher how awesome I am xd.But this guy explains it realy good too.

    • they walking up to you and
      they walking up to you and Vor 5 years +2

      Scarface 927 well that's because it's oversimplified. For idiots to understand.

    • fried water
      fried water Vor 5 years

      Hello Popcorn (doesn’t uppercase W)
      Traggered

    • John Liu
      John Liu Vor 5 years +2

      IKR at first I didn't know much about WWI but after this video, I feel like a genius. Yipuwang, yeah that sucks that he only posts every five months though :(. Still waiting for WWII

  • Oakstar
    Oakstar Vor 5 Monate

    I love the way the assassin missed and when the driver took a wrong turn, he had a moustache.

  • Somnath Banerjee
    Somnath Banerjee Vor 8 Monate

    Hilarious man.... This guy could have prevented the war with humour....awesome!!!

  • Not Danijal
    Not Danijal Vor 5 Monate

    My great great great great grandma told my other generations the story of the ww1 but I would love to hear this now be right back after finishing it

  • Mawyth
    Mawyth  Vor 6 Monate +3

    I have a test on ww1 in a few hours and I'm trusting this with my life

  • You, Citizen don’t pickup that can.

    I’m making the Russian history for my class because I wanted to and due to ww1 being in my Russian history I remember that I learned ww1 on your channel so I remember how it started and ended
    Thanks for making this history video

    • Unwarym
      Unwarym Vor 3 Monate

      russia in WWI isn’t really talked about in this video

  • *Legendary Pro*
    *Legendary Pro* Vor 2 Monate +3

    0:02
    The world of 1914. A time of modern technology, culture, and fashion.
    0:07
    Truly the height of civilization.
    0:09
    Let's have a war.
    0:11
    Everyone knew a big war was coming.
    0:13
    France wanted some stuff back that Germany had taken from it,
    0:16
    Germany wanted to take more of EVERYONE'S stuff,
    0:18
    and they're building a big sexy navy that was making the British uncomfortable.
    0:22
    These two empires thought they're really cool.
    0:24
    But lots of different people who live there didn't think it was so cool.
    0:27
    And some of them had even been declaring independence,
    0:29
    with help from Russia.
    0:30
    Everyone was talking about each other behind each other's backs.
    0:33
    Throw in the fact that military technology had come a long way since the last major war,
    0:38
    and suddenly everyone was pretty eager to beat each other up.
    0:41
    In this area of Austria-Hungary lived some Serbs and Bosnians who hated living in Austria-Hungary.
    0:45
    So the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand goes there for a nice drive in an open-top car,
    0:50
    with his car's route published in advance.
    0:53
    And that went just about as well as you'd expect.
    0:56
    Some assassins were waiting for him along the way and threw bombs at his car,
    0:59
    but they missed and blew up some officers behind him, instead.
    1:03
    So, the Archduke goes into hiding, leaves Sarajevo and whole war never happens.
    1:07
    Except no. The Archduke doesn't leave,
    1:09
    but instead goes back out in the open top car, to visit the injured officers in hospital.
    1:14
    The driver takes a wrong turn and by sheer coincidence gets stuck besides one of the failed assassins.
    1:19
    Who shoots him.
    1:21
    Austria-Hungary is understandably pissed about all this,
    1:24
    and they think the Serbian government had something to do with it (which they might have).
    1:28
    So they go to their ally Germany and say:
    1:30
    "Hey Germany, we're gonna declare war on Serbia!",
    1:32
    and Germany is all for that.
    1:34
    So Austria-Hungary sends a big list of impossible demands to Serbia
    1:37
    and when Serbia refuses, they declare war.
    1:42
    Austria-Hungary and Germany are friends and Serbia is protected by Russia,
    1:46
    who's friends with France, so they all declare war on each other.
    1:49
    Montenegro joins in, too.
    1:50
    France and Britain also have a kind of alliance.
    1:53
    So, when France says: "Hey, Britain you got my back?", Britain is like:
    1:57
    "Maybe...?",
    1:58
    and then they decide to stay out of it.
    2:00
    Which is great for Germany because Germany has a plan:
    2:03
    They know that Russia is so big and clumsy that it will take them all to get ready for war.
    2:07
    So with this guy in charge Germany will send all its troops into France at Lightning speed while Russia is getting ready.
    2:13
    Defeat France then move all the troops to Russia and defeat Russia. Then we all speak German and eat Pfefferpotthast every day.
    2:19
    Just one problem:
    2:21
    France has loads of forts and defences along its German border.
    2:24
    And Germany can't waste any time fighting them so Germany decides to go around them.
    2:28
    Through Belgium.
    2:33
    Belgium is neutral but Germany wants to march 750 thousand troops through it to get around France's defenses.
    2:39
    They're hoping Belgium will just kind of sit down and shut up.
    2:42
    But they don't. They fight back, and they're pretty good, too, so they slow the Germans down.
    2:46
    What's worse is that Britain shows up. And they're pretty pissed that Germany is invading neutral countries.
    2:51
    So now Britain declares war on Germany.
    2:54
    So Germany push on through Belgium and commit some atrocities along the way. They also wear spikes and sometimes skulls on the uniform.
    3:00
    So, if you're trying to not look like the bad guys:
    3:02
    Good job.
    3:03
    The allies have a propaganda extravaganda and this starts having an influence around the world, notably in America.
    3:09
    The US President Woodrow Wilson sees himself as a bit of a Jesus figure
    3:13
    and spends most of the war trying to get everyone to just hug it out.
    3:16
    But there's also a large population of ethnic Germans living in the United States and when the war first broke out
    3:21
    they were like: "Yay, Germany!!" But now that they are committing atrocities in Belgium
    3:25
    they are less enthusiastic.
    3:26
    Let's play: Spot the French soldier!
    3:30
    Did you see him? Easy right? He's wearing a bright blue uniform with red trousers
    3:35
    and do you know who else spotted him easily, too?
    3:37
    The Germans.
    3:39
    So, when the French were slowly marching in columns to the countryside
    3:42
    the Germans easily tore them to shreds with their giant guns.
    3:45
    All the nations involved in this war went in with an old-school war mentality.
    3:50
    And all of them had to update the uniforms and tactics a lot during the great war.
    3:55
    Because this war was going to be like nothing anyone had ever seen before.
    4:00
    Russia is ready for war and way earlier than expected.
    4:03
    "Hey, Austria-Hungary, can you get on top of that?"
    4:06
    "Oh? Yeah, sure! We've got this."
    4:07
    nope.
    4:08
    So, Germany has to send some troops back to the east to defend against the Russians.
    4:12
    The chief of staff of the Austro-Hungarian army is this guy. And although he is handsome,
    4:16
    He turns out not to be the best military strategist.
    4:19
    Austria-Hungary constantly ignores Germany's advice,
    4:22
    ...and then comes running back to Germany whenever they get in trouble.
    4:25
    Austria-Hungary even gets its ass kicked by tiny Serbia who repels all their invasion attempts at the start of the war.
    4:30
    It's better news for Germany in the North, though, where they almost
    4:33
    completely wipe out the Russians second army.
    4:35
    Back on the western front, the Germans
    4:37
    continue advancing and are in sight of Paris.
    4:39
    At this point anyone would be forgiven for thinking the Germans were going to get that quick victory after all.
    4:44
    But then things start to go wrong. The French commander-in-chief knew something had to be done.
    4:48
    And he ordered his armies to stop retreating.
    4:50
    In the resulting battle, a gap opened up in the German lines.
    4:53
    If a gap opens up, the enemy can use it to flank you from the side and behind.
    4:57
    So the German armies have to retreat.
    4:59
    The Allies launch a counter-attack, so the Germans dig into defensive positions. The Allies do the same.
    5:06
    Then both sides move north trying to outflank each other along the way. When they reach the sea,
    5:10
    They're in a stalemate with trench systems running the whole way from the coast to Switzerland.
    5:14
    The beginning of trench-warfare on the Western front.
    5:17
    Here's, how trench warfare works:
    5:19
    Two opposing lines of trenches with No-man's land in between.
    5:22
    One side would pummel the other with hundreds of thousands of artillery shells, sometimes for days at a time.
    5:28
    This had a huge psychological effect on the soldiers leaving many shell-shocked.
    5:32
    Then, the attacking troops would leave their trenches and rush across no-man's land,
    5:36
    A muddy wet mess of shell craters and barbed wire.
    5:39
    The defending trench would unleash machine-gun fire on the attackers inflicting thousands of casualties.
    5:44
    The attackers would send wave after wave until either they gave up or the opposing trench was finally overrun.
    5:50
    There would be months of fighting and the deaths of thousands in order to gain a few meters or kilometers of land.
    5:55
    Living in the trenches was hard work, too. Corpses, mud that could swallow you whole,
    6:00
    pools of poisonous water, rats,
    6:02
    disease, the smell...
    6:04
    It's insane that millions of soldiers put up with these conditions and commanders ordered them to do so for years.

  • marchevka22
    marchevka22 Vor 2 Monate

    To my understanding, of the 15 demands Austria-Hungary made on Serbia, the Serbs agreed to 14. The Serbs asked the 15th go to an international arbiter. Upon hearing this even the Kaiser allegedly stated their would be no war.

  • Fewdozenz
    Fewdozenz Vor 9 Monate

    You can dislike other content creator throwing in an ad in the middle of their videos, but this dude...this dude is so cool 😎.

  • Daniel Yang
    Daniel Yang Vor 3 years +2687

    Austria: Sends impossible demands to Serbia
    Serbia: Does the impossible demands
    Austria: now that’s a twist

    • Unknown
      Unknown Vor 10 Monate

      Who is the guy that everybody was fighting.

    • Mila Rajšić
      Mila Rajšić Vor 11 Monate

      @Petar Djordjević Meee tooooooooooooooo

    • Jerry Yang
      Jerry Yang Vor 2 years

      @Rosalidia c This is a war worth fighting for

    • Jerry Yang
      Jerry Yang Vor 2 years

      @The American Dude what the hell? I'm chinese american and my parents gave me this name. He's not trying to be white, he's not doing anything, and he's just making a comment. But why would you call him white? You don't really know him, just him name. So it's bold to be making accusations about someone based on their names.

    • Steven Kendzierski
      Steven Kendzierski Vor 2 years

      @The American You don't deserve hell.

  • Le-Oct
    Le-Oct Vor 6 Monate

    Man I wish I had found this channel when I was making my ww1 essay…. Two weeks ago….

  • Owenz Allsortz
    Owenz Allsortz Vor 3 Monate +1

    Great video, love your content! Could you do an oversimplified video of The first and second Balkan Wars? That would be great as I'm keen to learn more about those wars

  • Rogue_witch
    Rogue_witch Vor 7 Monate +8

    My history teacher showed us this video and we all died laughing, great work 😂

    • Pablo Ruiz
      Pablo Ruiz Vor 2 Monate

      i saw a american movie the movie is in english where it tells of german soldiers during world war 1 they were fighting in trenches in occupied france they were off duty swimming when they saw girls they went up to the girls and spoke to them in french. the german soldier saves a foreign soldier fighting in the trenches i do not know what country he was from at the end of the movie the german soldier telling the story gets shot and dies i do not know what movie was that i forgot the name of the movie

    • anti Satan
      anti Satan Vor 6 Monate

      In my class thay showed a oversimplified video people called. Boring

  • Armin Xvs
    Armin Xvs Vor 2 Monate

    I just love how Germany is already "thumbs up" geographically at 1:30 haha

  • Lazar
    Lazar Vor year +5060

    My man literally just started spitting facts and didn't even say who he is or introduced his channel.
    Legend

    • Idiotictf2kidwhois9
      Idiotictf2kidwhois9 Vor 7 Monate

      @Elan Sleazebaggano it is changed a little bit…
      *Still Stolen Though*

    • 2 Shots
      2 Shots Vor 8 Monate

      When you’re true to your craft, you let your craft do the talking

    • I Don’t Make Content
      I Don’t Make Content Vor 10 Monate

      Copied comment lmao

    • SonZilla MarioCraft
      SonZilla MarioCraft Vor 10 Monate

      Christ, wtf is all your guys problems? So they may or may not have copied a comment, so what! it happens all the time, calm tf down.

    • Dean Ronson
      Dean Ronson Vor 10 Monate

      @Not Oskthemosk You have to keep in mind that my man Lazar is probably a Serb, judging by his name.