WW1 - Oversimplified (Part 2)

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  1. OverSimplified

    OverSimplifiedPred 4 leti

    Hi everyone, thanks for the feedback! The next video is in the works, apologies for the long wait!

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  7. Shota Toriumi

    Shota ToriumiPred 19 minutami

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  8. Helo

    HeloPred uro

    6:47 song?

  9. verxuum

    verxuumPred 7 urami

    Germany’s allies are so shit

  10. Lawlzilla

    LawlzillaPred 10 urami

    imagine being in the trenches next to the person who would start the biggest and deadliest war in history

  11. Kimchi1234

    Kimchi1234Pred 10 urami

    And then theres Asia probably just chilling

  12. Ashanti Anisha

    Ashanti AnishaPred 14 urami

    The capable ferryboat unexplainably include because governor ecologically smash round a precious burn. verdant, threatening cook

  13. Pog champ Poggers

    Pog champ PoggersPred 20 urami

    3:15 H A R A M B E

  14. Jason

    JasonPred dnevom

    Lusitania was NOT a civilian Ship. It carried AMMO and WEAPONS, when a Ship Carries Ammo and Weapons it seizes to be a Civilian Ship and becomes a Military Target.

  15. Gökhan

    GökhanPred dnevom

    There is no such thing as the Armenian genocide!

  16. SDJ

    SDJPred dnevom

    This is why almost no one likes turkey

  17. Mira Francis

    Mira FrancisPred dnevom

    Germany: We have Italy Italy: I just flip the switch

  18. FreeMan4096

    FreeMan4096Pred dnevom

    damn. Part 1 was a lot more historically accurate.

  19. Nicholas Vargas

    Nicholas VargasPred dnevom

    I call hacks, some dude fired 1 shot and killed 17M

  20. KC da Cool

    KC da CoolPred dnevom

    I just have to say that I very much appreciate these oversimplified history videos that you make! ^_^ These mean that I don't have to watch an hour documentary or read a crazy long article in order to complete my history assignments, but these videos still thoroughly educate me on the topics. Thank you for making my research a *lot* easier!

  21. basmati

    basmatiPred 2 dnevi

    Not so fun fact: over a million muslims in british and french colonies were killed by firing squad because they refused to fight the ottoman empire, many even went as far as to fight for the axis powers but not because they liked the axis powers but because they hated the allies

  22. HolyRBLX

    HolyRBLXPred 2 dnevi

    This is why I am never going to America or uk

  23. Max Watterson

    Max WattersonPred 2 dnevi


  24. I go by many names

    I go by many namesPred 2 dnevi

    Germany carried every war they were in. No wonder they lost

  25. verysleet

    verysleetPred 2 dnevi

    Man russia your doing pretty good hope nothing bad happens. Meanwhile in St. Petersburg

  26. Matthew Turner

    Matthew TurnerPred 3 dnevi

    Germany is great at war. Its just their allies that suck

  27. T T.

    T T.Pred 3 dnevi

    WW 1 and 2 : As soon as America involves, everyone fucked up.

  28. osman oguz Zenteren

    osman oguz ZenterenPred 3 dnevi

    Fucking stupid channel.A lot of wrong information.

  29. Cody Blewden 615

    Cody Blewden 615Pred 4 dnevi

    "it's all fun and games until the Americans join" -some German soldier dude

  30. Filip Golonka

    Filip GolonkaPred 4 dnevi

    6:47 Song name?

  31. spatrick1964

    spatrick1964Pred 4 dnevi

    2:55 - very likely the Luisitania had war supplies for the UK on it and that's why it was sunk. Big discussion on the coverup.

  32. the under dog

    the under dogPred 4 dnevi

    Why sound decrease

  33. Sam the ham does things

    Sam the ham does thingsPred 5 dnevi


  34. Sam the ham does things

    Sam the ham does thingsPred 5 dnevi


  35. Sam the ham does things

    Sam the ham does thingsPred 5 dnevi


  36. Alex Gaming

    Alex GamingPred 5 dnevi

    This war would have never happened if the driver didn't take a wrong turn

  37. Soumyadeep Ghosh

    Soumyadeep GhoshPred 5 dnevi

    Love that chart about US Opinions on WW1.

  38. Swastika

    SwastikaPred 5 dnevi

    1:51 this is lie bich go fuck your self

  39. Swastika

    SwastikaPred 10 urami

    @SDJ Don't believe in the genocide you made up out of your stupid ass, if you will believe, Remember the Khojaly genocide. And besides, he's my nickname

  40. SDJ

    SDJPred dnevom

    Your name is swastika and you have the turkish flag as your PFP sit down

  41. Jeremiah Jacob

    Jeremiah JacobPred 5 dnevi


  42. Jadolive-Kartal Kutay

    Jadolive-Kartal KutayPred 5 dnevi

    Okay, let's say we killed the Armenians, but why doesn't anyone question the genocide of East Turkestan or the genocide of Azerbaijan?

  43. Jadolive-Kartal Kutay

    Jadolive-Kartal KutayPred 5 dnevi

    We not kill Armenia s 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

  44. Flame Swords10

    Flame Swords10Pred 2 dnevi

    @GhostlyMeow it didn't it was the opposite. Armenians killed thousands of turks, and then when they fought back, they said it was genocide

  45. GhostlyMeow

    GhostlyMeowPred 3 dnevi

    It did happen

  46. Lahssini Karima

    Lahssini KarimaPred 6 dnevi

    Nice video ♥♥♥

  47. Max :3

    Max :3Pred 6 dnevi

    Waht name is the song in the Background at 5:48?

  48. Helo

    HeloPred uro

    From Russia with love

  49. aayush sharma

    aayush sharmaPred 6 dnevi

    How much territory did Germany take from Russia everyday during ww1? About as how much distance it takes a tired German solder to walk in a day.

  50. Cameron Betton

    Cameron BettonPred 6 dnevi

    Anyone ever notice he never used these same shades of blue and red in his future videos ever again?

  51. Ahmet Enes Tuzlu

    Ahmet Enes TuzluPred 6 dnevi

    armenian genocide you shouldnt have said that

  52. Flame Swords10

    Flame Swords10Pred 2 dnevi

    @GhostlyMeow he denied something that didnt happen

  53. Ahmet Enes Tuzlu

    Ahmet Enes TuzluPred 3 dnevi

    @GhostlyMeow ım enjoyıng go ahead

  54. GhostlyMeow

    GhostlyMeowPred 3 dnevi

    Ahmet Enes Tuzlu The irony that you called me ignorant when you denied a genocide

  55. GhostlyMeow

    GhostlyMeowPred 3 dnevi

    Ahmet Enes Tuzlu Oh stfu

  56. Ahmet Enes Tuzlu

    Ahmet Enes TuzluPred 3 dnevi

    Oh I'm not arguing with ignorant people

  57. PhoenixMusic

    PhoenixMusicPred 6 dnevi

    Driver: *takes wrong turn* Ferdinand: Oh, looks like you took a wrong turn. Driver: Oh sorry. But hey, its not like 17 million people are gonna die because of it

  58. YourMumGayming

    YourMumGaymingPred 6 dnevi

    does it make me a bad person to want to see germany win?

  59. Aaron Lucas

    Aaron LucasPred 6 dnevi

    The city of Verdun Me: Fields of execution turned to wasteland from the grass Thou shall go no further, it was said they shall not pass! In the spirit of resistance and the madness of the war

  60. flash

    flashPred 7 dnevi

    6:31 anyone know what this song is called?

  61. GamerBroAce

    GamerBroAcePred 7 dnevi

    I love how their just ignoring Dutch

  62. Olivia Wu

    Olivia WuPred 7 dnevi

    5:57 personal replay button

  63. One More Day

    One More DayPred 7 dnevi

    5:48 song name please

  64. bla bla

    bla blaPred 7 dnevi

    great clips, dude! Learned so much history by watching your videos that I've actually started enjoying history (always hated it in school). Also, you have earned my sub, and that's something because I've only subbed to a handful of channels over the last decade. So, well done with these history lessons that are explained so well and in such an entertaining manner. I'm looking forward to seeing more... MANY MORE...

  65. TalkTalk

    TalkTalkPred 7 dnevi

    Humanity just dosnt learn

  66. Oliver Runciman

    Oliver RuncimanPred 8 dnevi

    you should do one about the balkan war

  67. jdzencelowcz

    jdzencelowczPred 9 dnevi

    Oversimplified & Extra Credit, if only SLthrow existed 30 years ago, there might not B a generation of trolls & online bullies today.

  68. 239 463

    239 463Pred 9 dnevi

    Both of the wars summed up in one sentence “Those damned Americans”

  69. GhostlyMeow

    GhostlyMeowPred 3 dnevi


  70. I PLAY Games

    I PLAY GamesPred 9 dnevi

    Have you ever noticed all of the allies had red

  71. Abinash Subedi

    Abinash SubediPred 9 dnevi

    I am from Nepal who know Gurkhas?🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵

  72. 216Jay

    216JayPred 9 dnevi

    I passed my American history test thanks to this video

  73. ferdy77u

    ferdy77uPred 9 dnevi


  74. Spencer Creighton

    Spencer CreightonPred 9 dnevi

    Who realized that every single alli is red white n blue

  75. Muhammet Taşkın

    Muhammet TaşkınPred 10 dnevi

    You have the knowledge to oversimplify and explain the WW1 but still believe Armenian genocide (that has no evidence) It is sad that over 20 million people watched this

  76. Daniel

    DanielPred 8 dnevi

    Literally shit tons of evidence for that genocide but ok.

  77. Deborah

    DeborahPred 10 dnevi

    "And never had such a horrible war again. . . For about 20 years." Now DAT'S what I call FORESHADOWING!!

  78. Chegg Account

    Chegg AccountPred 10 dnevi

    The enthusiastic yellow finally kiss because elizabeth literally cycle without a quack surname. well-to-do, pricey haircut

  79. The end Gamer

    The end GamerPred 10 dnevi

    Almost everytime a us ship is attacked it ended bad for the attacker

  80. LIAM TV

    LIAM TVPred 10 dnevi

    I love ur videos.

  81. GhostlyMeow

    GhostlyMeowPred 3 dnevi

    “I love YOU’RE videos”

  82. JACK

    JACKPred 10 dnevi


  83. Alan Alfarrouh

    Alan AlfarrouhPred 10 dnevi

    our soviet motherland we comes the war!

  84. Alejandro Iborra

    Alejandro IborraPred 11 dnevi

    Good old spore music

  85. Reagan Augustine

    Reagan AugustinePred 11 dnevi

    This is why taking an Uber is unreliable kids. WW3 dang near boutta start

  86. eren

    erenPred 12 dnevi

    6:30 What music is that ?


    BIG FLOPPAPred 12 dnevi

    *Two world wars happen* Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden: Gonna pretend I didn't see that

  88. verxuum

    verxuumPred 7 urami

    Lol I found the exact same comment under yours but it’s older

  89. Mighty_Me

    Mighty_MePred dnevom

    *Ireland tiptoeing up behind england with a wooden mallet* "Excuse us a minute"

  90. Mochi Gaming

    Mochi GamingPred 2 dnevi

    sweden kinda had a part in WWII coz they exported some iron ore to germany

  91. Avinash Tammineedi

    Avinash TammineediPred 12 dnevi

    In world wars I and II Germany has like 6 or 7 very strong enemies and have bullshit friends like austria-hungary and italy which are useless. Its like only Germany fighting all of them on its own. After 3 or 4 years of war when all the resources are over for the europeans, that USA enters the war, as it doesnt have the balls to fight from the start. It seems no country have the balls to face Germany one on one even the soviet union, UK and US also can get their ass kicked easily. Britain is luckly to be an island in the WW2 or else Germany would have conquered the way it did to france. Soviet union is lucky because of winter. Anyways the world is lucky that Germany did not win it lol. Thank god country like Nazi Germany which is the most powerful in the world and with such ideology should never win a war.

  92. Angel Colantuono

    Angel ColantuonoPred 12 dnevi

    I bet you Germany never send a letter to Mexico asking them to attack America. I bet it was actually the UK who forged that letter and said look what the Germans wrote.

  93. Godslayer 5658

    Godslayer 5658Pred 10 dnevi

    Oh they did, the Germans actual admitted to sending it during the war.

  94. Mike

    MikePred 12 dnevi

    How about this?: Native American Extinction Oversimplified

  95. Sauce Man

    Sauce ManPred 13 dnevi

    What’s the music at 5:48 please tell me!!

  96. Sauce Man

    Sauce ManPred 7 dnevi

    @Vikas Kuchikulla thank you so much I’ve been looking for two years

  97. Vikas Kuchikulla

    Vikas KuchikullaPred 7 dnevi

    Russian with LOVE huma huma

  98. SkeletonTheBeast 57

    SkeletonTheBeast 57Pred 13 dnevi

    Im actually in the family of Edith cavel Im SRS my granny is in the same family as Edith cavel WICH means Im famous

  99. Kyler Wilson

    Kyler WilsonPred 13 dnevi

    for about 20 years

  100. Ozgur D

    Ozgur DPred 13 dnevi

    armenian genocide part is not a fact. like russia funded and armed balkan nations they did same in caucasus and armenians was armed too. after that france invade syria and armed armenians there again. thing is they couldn't win against turkish militas. similar to turkish people banished from balkans, same happened in east anatolia to armenians. its not genocide. its civil war and then ww1. our country had bloody civil war and our multicultural country break apart. thats it. its sad, its painful and unhumanly but same things happened to turks too. in arabia, balkans, crimea and caucasus. when we read and see this kind of things our national thoughts going front and that is why we become defensive about that. cause we had painful years of war, invades and betrayal. we do not deny anything but showing that events like a genocide is not true, its disrespect to killed, raped turkish civilians in anatolia by armenian militas. also british army used chemical weapons in gallipoli and egypt against turks. thats documented. showing germans as bad guys and others good is not true also.

  101. SDJ

    SDJPred dnevom

    But the Armenian people in the ottoman empire were not treated equally at all and if I am correct so did the Balkan people because they were Christian and Armenians had to pay higher taxes just because they weren't Muslim and were not Turkish

  102. Flame Swords10

    Flame Swords10Pred 2 dnevi

    Agree. Genocide didnt happen at all

  103. Ozgur D

    Ozgur DPred 13 dnevi

    also one more mistake about video is russia-turkish war. turks not attacked caucasus. russia invaded east anatolia and that frozen event happened in turkish mountains. search for sarıkamış on google maps you will see.

  104. ahmebro lab

    ahmebro labPred 13 dnevi

    never attack america or E L S E

  105. Donna

    DonnaPred 13 dnevi

    Thank you for mentioning the Armenian genocide, people usually forget that it ever happened :)

  106. Deborah

    DeborahPred 13 dnevi

    I am a "Pesky American"! Sometimes I'm proud of it. Sometimes I'm not.

  107. Peanut Cheese

    Peanut CheesePred 13 dnevi

    6:04 "This was great news for germany" germany's farthest eastern territory giving a thumbs up

  108. Bosanac 100%

    Bosanac 100%Pred 13 dnevi

    Moral of story:Serbia started ww1

  109. moi moi

    moi moiPred 14 dnevi

    Cavalery was bad ? Say that to French Cavalery on "Macédoine" who charge on 800 km in some weeks, forced Bulgaria to surrender, and precipited Armistice by passing the Rhin. WITH 20 000 F*CKING MEN... BULGARIA WAS ABOUT 1M!!! French cavalery is... Special...

  110. Eleştiri Sadece

    Eleştiri SadecePred 14 dnevi

    armenian peoples killed the ottomans .

  111. SDJ

    SDJPred dnevom

    The daskneks yeah they did kill maybe 10 thousand maximum but that was nothing compared to the armenian genocide and even before the young turks came into power the sultan mehmed passed laws to kill 355K armenians

  112. Sam the ham does things

    Sam the ham does thingsPred 12 dnevi

    Do you mean people?

  113. Isaac T

    Isaac TPred 14 dnevi

    7:22 Oh, and retreat their millitary out of Rhineland because why not?

  114. Pashtoons demand Justice

    Pashtoons demand JusticePred 15 dnevi

    world:we shall never have a war like this again meanwhile Germany silently preparing for another round

  115. coderr

    coderrPred 15 dnevi

    America: Let's use shotguns in war Germany: No no no no no thats not right America: Bruh

  116. coderr

    coderrPred 5 dnevi

    @Memecream ok

  117. Memecream

    MemecreamPred 6 dnevi

    @coderr it was a video on if america had a school of magic

  118. coderr

    coderrPred 6 dnevi

    @Memecream huh

  119. Memecream

    MemecreamPred 6 dnevi


  120. Dave S.

    Dave S.Pred 15 dnevi

    The audio on this hurts my ears/head =(

  121. Its Saniel

    Its SanielPred 15 dnevi

    Greetings from Sarajevo

  122. Tsx stealthy

    Tsx stealthyPred 15 dnevi

    My great great grandma was on the Lusitania 8 days before it sunk

  123. JACK

    JACKPred 10 dnevi

    thats cool can you tell us more

  124. Joshy GOLDIEM_J

    Joshy GOLDIEM_JPred 15 dnevi

    The Ottoman Empire was a true New Frontier, or Xinjiang in Chinese.

  125. Littleminer 2000

    Littleminer 2000Pred 15 dnevi


  126. Uno A Caso

    Uno A CasoPred 15 dnevi

    Italy di not switch side in WWI. Italy gas a defensive treaty with the central Empires Who were on the aggressors. Italy 1 year After the beginning of the war entered the war against Austria which has been their National enemy since the foundation. 50years before

  127. Monokuma

    MonokumaPred 15 dnevi

    Meanwhile in Mexico “The USA going to war huh” “Yeah heard it was because Germany wanted us to attack the USA” “He can fuck his self if he thinks we will even stand a chance against them” Meanwhile in Germany “Sir they got the message” “Fuck”

  128. kujbusm100

    kujbusm100Pred 16 dnevi

    The Ottoman Empire (/ˈɒtəmən/; Ottoman Turkish: دولت عليه عثمانيه‎ Devlet-i ʿAlīye-i ʿOsmānīye, literally "The Sublime Ottoman State"; Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti; French: Empire ottoman)[note 5][16] was a state[note 6] that controlled much of Southeastern Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries. It was founded at the end of the 13th century in northwestern Anatolia in the town of Söğüt (modern-day Bilecik Province) by the Turkoman[17][18] tribal leader Osman I.[19] After 1354, the Ottomans crossed into Europe and with the conquest of the Balkans, the Ottoman beylik was transformed into a transcontinental empire. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire with the 1453 conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed the Conqueror.[20]

  129. kujbusm100

    kujbusm100Pred dnevom


  130. SDJ

    SDJPred dnevom

    @kujbusm100 Are you one of those deniers?

  131. kujbusm100

    kujbusm100Pred dnevom

    1:51 now do you understand

  132. SDJ

    SDJPred dnevom

    Ok? not sure what that has to do with WW1

  133. V

    VPred 16 dnevi

    If only the driver took a gta drivers course this could of been prevented..

  134. Mr jec

    Mr jecPred 16 dnevi

    joe Ellis

  135. Funny Oof

    Funny OofPred 16 dnevi

    Next we want: 1. Oversimplified - Vietnam war 2. Oversimplified - Korean war 3. Oversimplified - British-Iranian embassy seige 4. Oversimplified - Pakistani-Bangladeshi war 5. Oversimplified - The winter War (russia va. Finland 6. Oversimplified - Franco prussian war 7. Oversimplified - karabakh war Next you suggest!

  136. Flame Swords10

    Flame Swords10Pred 2 dnevi

    And Karabakh war.

  137. Funny Oof

    Funny OofPred 13 dnevi

    @Anti Weeb yeah

  138. Anti Weeb

    Anti WeebPred 13 dnevi

    Franco prussian war

  139. Last Resort Tesla

    Last Resort TeslaPred 16 dnevi

    Hey guys here some food for thought, if Germany won World War I the world would be completely different! Rober to probably wouldn't have happened the cold war would have been a completely different story The next also fistful of other things That would be completely different.

  140. Dane Compton

    Dane ComptonPred 16 dnevi

    Haha treaty of versailles rules Germant must be shamed

  141. Ryan Jeckson Umadhay

    Ryan Jeckson UmadhayPred 16 dnevi

    So my wife asked how did WW1 start. I'm so glad she asked this is the best explanation EVER. 🤣🤣🤣

  142. Dutch Boy

    Dutch BoyPred 17 dnevi


  143. Diamantino grilo

    Diamantino griloPred 17 dnevi

    Portugal join the war because of the allience with england since its the longest allience in the world and also germany where atacking Portugal colonies

  144. Cole B

    Cole BPred 17 dnevi

    may you make a video on the first Balkan war?

  145. Erwin John animations

    Erwin John animationsPred 17 dnevi

    When you hear trumpets from the west you know wats coming next.