WW1 - Oversimplified (Part 1)

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  1. Ben Bollivar

    Ben BollivarPred 4 urami

    Why does everyone have to turn into babies the second someone gets information wrong

  2. Kellie Calfayan_Morabito

    Kellie Calfayan_MorabitoPred 6 urami

    If Serbia did not kill the arch duke would the war not happened

  3. xGhost Xbox

    xGhost XboxPred 7 urami

    Ur mic is scuffed lol

  4. chandrakant ghagre

    chandrakant ghagrePred 8 urami

    Hindi subtitles sucks.. बहुत सी त्रुटिया है

  5. Tony Almeida

    Tony AlmeidaPred 14 urami

    4:07 So basically it's Germany against the rest of the world... and people wonder why they lost.

  6. Tony Almeida

    Tony AlmeidaPred 14 urami

    3:58 I like how they added even more X's on the French at the end there lol

  7. Ackerly Johnny

    Ackerly JohnnyPred 19 urami

    The accurate iron suddenly clean because russia thessaly cure upon a absorbing celeste. pointless, obnoxious circle

  8. gfdgfdg gfdgfgdf

    gfdgfdg gfdgfgdfPred 21 uro

    some guy took a wrong turn and welp the world is in financial ruin

  9. Vuk Dejz

    Vuk DejzPred dnevom

    I am from Serbia and you should know that we lost 50% of the male population in this war (2,500,000 men). Serbia is a small country located between Western and Eastern Europe, so it has always been on the path of great empires. Serbia has existed for 12 centuries and no country has paid dearly for its freedom like Serbia.

  10. 구백찍

    구백찍Pred dnevom


  11. Nameless User

    Nameless UserPred dnevom

    I Want Him To Be My History Teacher

  12. M4rk

    M4rkPred dnevom


  13. 황현지

    황현지Pred dnevom

    The redundant coke paradoxically mine because random classically trace among a encouraging paint. bent, verdant norwegian

  14. WeLoveHugs 124

    WeLoveHugs 124Pred dnevom

    Wooden it be faster if they did not go into beLlgam

  15. Shark Gam1ng

    Shark Gam1ngPred dnevom

    Idk why peeps wanted a ww1 new edition vid i mean come on chaps the info here is complete, the only prob is his voice is kinda weak

  16. Edgar Perdomo

    Edgar PerdomoPred dnevom

    Can somone explain where the French soilder is????

  17. Leandro Roman

    Leandro RomanPred dnevom

    Russia being like Regigigas in WW1: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My body is ready!

  18. Russia

    RussiaPred dnevom

    Tzar sucks

  19. Hyperion ZR

    Hyperion ZRPred dnevom

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

  20. Not Even Random ROBLOX

    Not Even Random ROBLOXPred 2 dnevi

    my teacher gave me this video and part 2 for an assignment

  21. Cypriot's Mapping [Leader DAFM]

    Cypriot's Mapping [Leader DAFM]Pred 2 dnevi

    I like how Germany just went to help their friend but they got the blame for starting the war😂

  22. Humble 9300

    Humble 9300Pred 2 dnevi

    And in the end it's all bullshit

  23. Texas Red

    Texas RedPred 2 dnevi

    god is a serb!

  24. 9housedawg123

    9housedawg123Pred 3 dnevi

    This war could have been averted if the Austrians had a good GPS system

  25. Kalfdy Andry Polynational

    Kalfdy Andry PolynationalPred 4 dnevi

    Archduke goes hiding and leave Sarajevo... 😂😂😂 I hope so... 😂😂😂

  26. Shay

    ShayPred 4 dnevi


  27. HellKnight 254

    HellKnight 254Pred 4 dnevi

    hello form Serbia

  28. HellKnight 254

    HellKnight 254Pred 2 dnevi

    @D RiteMoLawzBks i hope we dont

  29. D RiteMoLawzBks

    D RiteMoLawzBksPred 2 dnevi

    Hello. Don't do anything crazy again.

  30. MrSdp

    MrSdpPred 4 dnevi

    i am a serbian my self and we actully learned in school serbia never have anything to do with it

  31. Thomas Gustav Franc

    Thomas Gustav FrancPred 4 dnevi

    What Germany asks Belgium: Germany: Hey Belgium Belgium: Yeah? Germany: Could I march 750K troops through? Belgium: NO (gets dunked by Germany)

  32. Shahmir Mir

    Shahmir MirPred 4 dnevi

    World war 1 wouldnt have happened if the countries didnt talk about other countries in their back

  33. The Brawler YT

    The Brawler YTPred 4 dnevi

    Yes Look at subs

  34. monotone goose

    monotone goosePred 4 dnevi

    0:00 oh my God what is that song. It sounds so good. That is gold

  35. Sirius Abluegiant

    Sirius AbluegiantPred 4 dnevi


  36. A U S T R I A

    A U S T R I APred 4 dnevi

    Heh Serbia actually accepted the Austrian demands, they killed Serbia anyway.

  37. Jot Singh

    Jot SinghPred 4 dnevi

    Something to add. Britain was about to loose their global super power status if Germany would win the WW One. They needed the help of the USA in order to win the war. The British Government asked the Rothschild Bank to intervene with their interests in America with a promise of a Zionist Jewish State in Palestine Protectorate administered by the British. (Balfour Declaration). The Rothschilds convinced President Woodrow Wilson to enter the war against Germany as U.S. banks had loaned loads of money to the British to finance the war. This was an urgent matter as Germany and the Russian Empire had settled on a cease fire agreement that gave Germany a million additional soldiers ready to be deployed on the Western Front. It would have tipped the outcome of the war in Germany’s favor. A German win would have been devastating with huge losses for the Rothschild banking system. With America on the British side, Germany lost WW I, resulting in massive unemployment, hyperinflation in that country. That in turn gave rise to radical groups with fascism and Hitler. One might say that the Rothschilds indirectly created Hitler and the resulting holocaust. Karma is a bitch.

  38. Matthew Ayon

    Matthew AyonPred 4 dnevi

    3:47 Dying for your country is awesome XD

  39. Gustav Gans

    Gustav GansPred 5 dnevi

    5:01 oh no a counterattack with shovels

  40. American Mutt's Mapping

    American Mutt's MappingPred 5 dnevi

    it is funny how i have watched each of his videos arund 5 times and still get amazed

  41. -El-

    -El-Pred 5 dnevi

    German here: WTF is Pfefferpotthast?

  42. -El-

    -El-Pred 2 dnevi

    @D RiteMoLawzBks now I´m hungry. thank you. :D

  43. D RiteMoLawzBks

    D RiteMoLawzBksPred 2 dnevi

    Pfefferpotthast is a centuries-old goulash-style dish of braised beef from the North Rhine Westphalia region, particularly popular around the city of Dortmund. Traditional accompaniments to this dish are boiled potatoes, pickled gherkins and pickled beetroot.

  44. ?

    ?Pred 5 dnevi

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

  45. ツAiko

    ツAikoPred 5 dnevi

    I love this

  46. Poultry Man

    Poultry ManPred 5 dnevi

    Come on cover a more important war like the Great Emu War

  47. Avi A

    Avi APred 5 dnevi

    He did

  48. _ Cap

    _ CapPred 5 dnevi

    When was the entry of wonder women ? 🤔

  49. Samirit Banik

    Samirit BanikPred 5 dnevi

    Comedy. Best way to explain History

  50. BTNC SPIFFYfox11

    BTNC SPIFFYfox11Pred 5 dnevi

    And they were all talking behind each other’s back meanwhile Spain and Portugal “Que?”

  51. Uemin Lin

    Uemin LinPred 5 dnevi

    2:46 I saw a bit of german area in france

  52. Matt M

    Matt MPred 6 dnevi

    Easily this guy's best video

  53. Connoriscool

    ConnoriscoolPred 6 dnevi

    Can’t wait for WW3 oversimplified

  54. FoxCat Man

    FoxCat ManPred 6 dnevi

    Petition for the 5 year anniversary of the channel to be a remaster of WW1

  55. RLifeNThymes

    RLifeNThymesPred 6 dnevi

    Truely the peak of civilisation! *Let's have a war*

  56. One plus julian

    One plus julianPred 6 dnevi

    Can you make a remake of this video

  57. a black screen

    a black screenPred 6 dnevi

    I’m going to watch every oversimplfied video in 2x speed

  58. fabian carrion

    fabian carrionPred 7 dnevi


  59. lala eggpie

    lala eggpiePred 7 dnevi

    this is over simplified

  60. Hungry Llama

    Hungry LlamaPred 7 dnevi

    That guy who first threw the bomb has the same name as me. Nedeljko.

  61. Nolan Reach

    Nolan ReachPred 7 dnevi

    You'll be surprised, but I fear there's more to come and it's right around the corner!

  62. Nolan Reach

    Nolan ReachPred 7 dnevi

    And it's going to be unprecedented, man with technology versus other man... And all because we cannot find proper way to be, and destroy the Earth in the process of our expansion, greed and misuse. 🙁😞

  63. Muanofuny

    MuanofunyPred 7 dnevi

    I remember when i was younger me and my friends played trench warfare were we had a place that was grass in the middle there were rocks and we said that that place is the no mans land you won by getting there getting the enemis down on their back and keeping the toy gun at their face

  64. Quacknugget is a gamer

    Quacknugget is a gamerPred 7 dnevi

    This son is were it all started

  65. D RiteMoLawzBks

    D RiteMoLawzBksPred 2 dnevi

    Before WWI, there were many more conflicts involving what is present-day Germany, France, Russia, and the UK. This was just the war that made the US the world's policeman.

  66. Charles De Gualle

    Charles De GuallePred 7 dnevi

    Here is where a legend was born

  67. Adam Yerima

    Adam YerimaPred 7 dnevi

    one wrong turn changes human history.

  68. Jerry is mad.

    Jerry is mad.Pred 7 dnevi

    WWI: how to assassinate a guy who is not giving us independence. WWII: how to not assassinate a guy who's not getting us independence instead invade other countries and do not give them any Independence and build a big sexy Army that made allies think outside the box.

  69. Leonard

    LeonardPred 8 dnevi

    Alternative Ending: The driver of the Austrian Crownprince doesn't take the wrong turn, Austria doesn't declare war on Serbia and the Crownprince can fullfil his plan about the United States of South-East-Europe. Then the war starts between France and Germany, because it is inevitable, but Austria decides not to join. In the end the United States of South-East-Europe becomes the United States of Europe and everybody is happy.

  70. Tripulse Innit

    Tripulse InnitPred 8 dnevi

    I have an exam on ww1 in 30 minutes and I'm using this lol wish me luck

  71. 卍

    Pred 8 dnevi

    I watched this more than 10000 Times

  72. The bobux man

    The bobux manPred 9 dnevi

    1:20 *fortnite down noise*

  73. Charlie Hiscoe

    Charlie HiscoePred 9 dnevi

    Do u come from uk

  74. Nasratullah Faqiri

    Nasratullah FaqiriPred 9 dnevi

    Germany is a loyal friend with strong balls who always backed their allies... In WW1 Austria and in WW2 Italy...

  75. HI

    HIPred 9 dnevi

    Hi, the german flag is 🇩🇪

  76. MashedPot8os

    MashedPot8osPred 8 dnevi

    It was different at the time it was changed after

  77. dark_sunsend_exe

    dark_sunsend_exePred 9 dnevi

    Hello me from future ww3 happened in mymmar

  78. Bitch Lasagna

    Bitch LasagnaPred 9 dnevi

    I'm here because I'm taking the us history test tomorrow

  79. Bloomerang Playz

    Bloomerang PlayzPred 9 dnevi


  80. Duckyman_16

    Duckyman_16Pred 10 dnevi

    People: hate living in Austria Hungary Me: JuSt LeAvE

  81. Life of dogs

    Life of dogsPred 10 dnevi

    Belgium: uhh-

  82. The Lucky Pepsi

    The Lucky PepsiPred 10 dnevi

    "Suck it" -russia 1914

  83. Meme God

    Meme GodPred 10 dnevi

    And thus, the path to the creation of hentai was made.

  84. Menace Gamer_ YT

    Menace Gamer_ YTPred 10 dnevi

    Me:- who even cares I m waiting for ww3 Cap America already join this wars 🙄🙄🙄

  85. ItsGermanic

    ItsGermanicPred 10 dnevi

    Only if Luxembourg was involved in this video.

  86. Jako b

    Jako bPred 10 dnevi

    Why is the sound so scuffed sometimes when you hear it with headphones

  87. itz nani

    itz naniPred 10 dnevi

    not me using this to study for my AICE International test tmmr...

  88. The Cat Channel

    The Cat ChannelPred 10 dnevi

    Didn’t the assassin’s pistol not work and the duke shot him?

  89. YTuser45

    YTuser45Pred 11 dnevi

    So the whole thing started because Austria-Hungary got mad at the wrong people? The whole war was basically fought over nothing!

  90. YTuser45

    YTuser45Pred 11 dnevi

    This video is so great!! Makes the whole thing a little less confusing, and it's super funny!! Thank you!

  91. YTuser45

    YTuser45Pred 11 dnevi

    1:42 was really helpful... I hope I see more of these visual diagrams as the video goes on! Also Britain was really funny XD

  92. YTuser45

    YTuser45Pred 11 dnevi

    So confusing.... I'm so lost

  93. Ognjen Petrović

    Ognjen PetrovićPred 11 dnevi

    Ima li Srba braco moja?

  94. kenneth Merizalde

    kenneth MerizaldePred 11 dnevi

    when is the next video. we want to learn 😂

  95. Glitch

    GlitchPred 11 dnevi

    "People" Celebrating, Local time traveler appears "Hey you just finished WW1!" People look.

  96. The Senate

    The SenatePred 11 dnevi

    coming to watch the very first oversimplfied vid theres gonna be a tax for that

  97. ville

    villePred 11 dnevi

    4:30 5:15 5:45 6:10

  98. snowpie

    snowpiePred 12 dnevi

    thanks to this video I don't have to read for a test so much!

  99. dynomar

    dynomarPred 12 dnevi

    Taking a world history class in college. So I came here when we started on about WW1

  100. dynomar

    dynomarPred 12 dnevi

    Already learned more in 6 minutes than in an hour lecture

  101. bluul

    bluulPred 12 dnevi

    2:50 makes the german flag look like a stretched Poland one

  102. ha ho

    ha hoPred 12 dnevi

    the vsuace of history... kinda

  103. Anja Gajic

    Anja GajicPred 12 dnevi

    BTW the assassin who killed Franz Ferdinard was Gavrilo Princip

  104. B08 Hernandez, Marc Gabriel

    B08 Hernandez, Marc GabrielPred 12 dnevi

    1:04 what if that actually happened

  105. ☆67kCosmîč☆

    ☆67kCosmîč☆Pred 13 dnevi

    I didn't see the french soilder, well blended.

  106. Caleb Geater

    Caleb GeaterPred 13 dnevi

    0:09 is the funnyest part

  107. Luca Basturkmen

    Luca BasturkmenPred 13 dnevi

    driver: *takes a wrong turn* +20000000 kills

  108. Lad Boii

    Lad BoiiPred 13 dnevi

    If China is still stubborn with their SCSea claim, WW3 might happen

  109. Elaine Kintu

    Elaine KintuPred 13 dnevi

    You actually make history fun