WW1 - Oversimplified (Part 1)

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  1. Ewa Kapcia

    Ewa KapciaPred 10 minutami

    Why go to history class? Go watch this instead

  2. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight SchrutePred 36 minutami

    Anyone who still calls the yugoslavic region of Europe yougoslavia, you're a legend

  3. Lakshay Singhal

    Lakshay SinghalPred 2 urami


  4. IcyUncleChris 76

    IcyUncleChris 76Pred 3 urami

    Frances history: Defeating loads of different countries in different wars How people remember it: Pwease Germany not again

  5. Swegpikapu 420

    Swegpikapu 420Pred 6 urami

    Bro he started out a god

  6. Juan Hernandez

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  7. bla bla

    bla blaPred 8 urami

    so.... germany have hated on the world twice in a row?? Damn, if the 3rd WW ever starts we know why...

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  9. Eray ONUR

    Eray ONURPred 13 urami

    Why i feel like there was more videos before this video in this channel. Am i missed them ?

  10. Hariciu a

    Hariciu aPred 13 urami

    why not attack russia first? france will just defend a bit that is 1000iq

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  13. Chuckwagon 1

    Chuckwagon 1Pred dnevom

    His mic has changed so much since this video

  14. Nicolas Bernal

    Nicolas BernalPred dnevom

    17,000 comments now

  15. Bear

    BearPred dnevom

    At 2:47, there is a little patch of red in France.

  16. Blinking Shibe

    Blinking ShibePred dnevom

    This video needs a remake.

  17. Pikagiuppy 93

    Pikagiuppy 93Pred dnevom

    bill wurtz: aw that's cute

  18. untossableboi

    untossableboiPred dnevom

    Also the scp monsters

  19. Megan Mattson

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    millions of death and for what lmfao humans

  21. Ken McCrary

    Ken McCraryPred 2 dnevi

    I liked the information but I can't show it to my 5th grade class. because of the inappropriate language, so it is a wasted resource. That is a shame because the information was good.

  22. AJ Andrew Y.

    AJ Andrew Y.Pred 2 dnevi

    1:55 me when I forgot that one thing

  23. Campbell Mcgown

    Campbell McgownPred 2 dnevi

    Very nice video but Germany invaded Luxembourg aswell

  24. verysleet

    verysleetPred 2 dnevi

    Hey new poland hope nothing bad happens in 20 or so years:circa 1919

  25. verysleet

    verysleetPred 2 dnevi

    Good ol imperialism the best or worst ism of all the isms

  26. verysleet

    verysleetPred 2 dnevi

    Wow Franz that's really cool of you checking out those officers that got blown up hope nothing bad happens on the way

  27. Marianne Martin

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  29. derek valerio

    derek valerioPred 3 dnevi

    hey and then

  30. Elizabeth Gonzalez

    Elizabeth GonzalezPred 3 dnevi


  31. Y2XS

    Y2XSPred 3 dnevi

    In Britain all we learn about ww1 is that Churchill was a legend

  32. Scott Olesen

    Scott OlesenPred 3 dnevi

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  33. tom johansson

    tom johanssonPred 3 dnevi

    Back in da days when Russia when Russia was gof country...

  34. Namjoons crab

    Namjoons crabPred 3 dnevi

    When you have a test about ww1 tomorrow but you slept through all lessons,,,

  35. Swagoto Ghosh

    Swagoto GhoshPred 3 dnevi

    Is this video child friendly? (for 11-13 yo)

  36. derek valerio

    derek valerioPred 3 dnevi

    so then i said orange

  37. GhostlyMeow

    GhostlyMeowPred 3 dnevi

    Swagoto Ghosh No not really any swear words above “ass” and “piss” type

  38. Swagoto Ghosh

    Swagoto GhoshPred 3 dnevi

    @GhostlyMeow i want to show this to my little sister. Just wondering if there are any curse words in it, too lazy to see the whole thing for just that

  39. GhostlyMeow

    GhostlyMeowPred 3 dnevi

    Who cares??!!! youtube is 13+ anyway

  40. Marc Vickers

    Marc VickersPred 3 dnevi

    Me encantan tus videos bro, saludos desde Guatemala

  41. Ondřej Zástěra

    Ondřej ZástěraPred 3 dnevi

    This happened just because some Serbian guy got mad at Austria-Hungary.

  42. Lobster_larry

    Lobster_larryPred 3 dnevi

    0:21 only reason why i'm here

  43. Ted Loveday

    Ted LovedayPred 3 dnevi

    This is filler text just filler text I am going to copy and paste this in a second

  44. 이형우

    이형우Pred 4 dnevi

    저때 러시아가 황제 차르에 똥 고집에 대기근에 사람은 굶어 죽어가는데 곡물 수출을 계속해서 화난 민중이 계~~속 반란을 일으키고 그 반란을 진압하로 가는 경찰에 부모가 반란군에 속해 잇어서 경찰이 명령을 거부하는 일도 일어낫으나 1차 세계대전이 터지자 반란도 없어지고 순식간에 러시아 사람들이 뭉쳣다고 하네요

  45. Hjalmar Colling

    Hjalmar CollingPred 4 dnevi

    Baised but good

  46. Thicc Warudo

    Thicc WarudoPred 4 dnevi

    WWI was probably filled with people screaming Blood for the Blood God

  47. Akshay Handa

    Akshay HandaPred 4 dnevi

    What i learnt is that man is barbaric but almighty knows how to destroy the barbaric ;)

  48. Jack Franco

    Jack FrancoPred 4 dnevi


  49. derek valerio

    derek valerioPred 3 dnevi


  50. Sorry

    SorryPred 4 dnevi

    i cant believe is been almost 5 years ^^

  51. Proatnothing

    ProatnothingPred 4 dnevi

    you sound weird compared to now

  52. The Senate

    The SenatePred 4 dnevi

    u probably are back to watch this for your 100th time right?

  53. Zayar201

    Zayar201Pred 4 dnevi

    This is the first video of oversimplified

  54. Alpha Twist

    Alpha TwistPred 4 dnevi

    "And we all speak german) I think you mean Und wir alles sprechen deutcsh. Dummkopf.

  55. Little Professor Luke

    Little Professor LukePred 4 dnevi

    He turns boring textbook history into hilarious content which still teaches more than the textbooks

  56. I don't know lol

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  57. Jacob Mederos

    Jacob MederosPred 4 dnevi

    My great grandma has benn through all the world wars and she told my grandma and now my grandma tells me what happened

  58. Gabriel Gonzalez

    Gabriel GonzalezPred 5 dnevi

    0:34 Spain saying que? Is so perfect lmfao

  59. Realmastershark

    RealmastersharkPred 4 urami

    Actually it’s Portugal

  60. Phantomus

    PhantomusPred 5 dnevi

    I look this video again 12 time, but still interesting..i love your videos

  61. Andres Makowiecki Bermudez

    Andres Makowiecki BermudezPred 5 dnevi

    This all happened bc some1 took a wrong turn

  62. Mustafa Leak

    Mustafa LeakPred 4 dnevi


  63. Andrew Coronado

    Andrew CoronadoPred 5 dnevi

    I just realized it’s been 4 years I feel like it’s been 10 months

  64. lili klein

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  65. Mustafa Leak

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  66. The Matvis5

    The Matvis5Pred 6 dnevi

    5:29 “why the fuck did I come here I broke an arm and can’t hear

  67. Aussie Boi

    Aussie BoiPred 6 dnevi

    Remember when Europe was just a few countries

  68. Joshuu

    JoshuuPred 6 dnevi

    Oh boy my teacher is giving us your videos to watch

  69. Ow Ak

    Ow AkPred 6 dnevi

    Thank you 👍,, because of you i excelled in my class, awnsered a lot of questions and enjoyed myself!

  70. CryptoPaul

    CryptoPaulPred 6 dnevi

    still waiting for oversimplified to drop new videos

  71. Avallone Gomez

    Avallone GomezPred 6 dnevi

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  72. Mihael Marinović

    Mihael MarinovićPred 6 dnevi


  73. علي علي

    علي عليPred 6 dnevi

    Arabic thank you

  74. Maikeru

    MaikeruPred 6 dnevi

    Germany was stupid

  75. Mustafa Leak

    Mustafa LeakPred dnevom

    @Potato Rob Maikeru either thinks they are all the same thing or is just very confused

  76. Potato Rob

    Potato RobPred dnevom

    What is going on here where going from world war 1 to world war 2 and then to hitlers origin story

  77. Mustafa Leak

    Mustafa LeakPred 3 dnevi

    @Maikeru what I'm saying is that I cannot believe that anyone can be as dumb as you are being therefore you are posting all this complete bullshit for comedic purposes. That's a fail then. I repeat, no-one can be as dumb as to confuse WW1 and WW2 that badly.

  78. Maikeru

    MaikeruPred 3 dnevi

    @Mustafa Leak Mustafa Abdullah Mandulah Izis what the hell ur talking bro? inglish

  79. Mustafa Leak

    Mustafa LeakPred 3 dnevi

    @Maikeru Hitler did that did he? I know that the hierarchy of the Imperial German army may not be your area of expertise but I'm struggling to understand why a signals corporal would be in charge of what the army was doing in 1914. I'd have thought it would be a general or field marshal, maybe even the chief of staff like Von Moltke. But then your ruse is easy to see through. No-one could be as dumb as you are being, you went too far dear.

  80. Neeraj Mauthiya

    Neeraj MauthiyaPred 6 dnevi

    A newspaper do that. Lol

  81. Isaac Kyle Villapando

    Isaac Kyle VillapandoPred 6 dnevi


  82. Oscar Palomeque

    Oscar PalomequePred 6 dnevi

    The dislikes are people that failed the exam

  83. Anonymous Jaguar

    Anonymous JaguarPred 7 dnevi

    . ö

  84. Adolf Hitler

    Adolf HitlerPred 7 dnevi

    I participated in this one


    JAYSON VIEIRAPred 7 dnevi

    Everybody gangsta until you realize that Luxembourg doesn't exist anywhere.

  86. Potato Rob

    Potato RobPred dnevom

    My friend you got a Keen eye

  87. Rezaul Karim Khan

    Rezaul Karim KhanPred 7 dnevi

    Me : "Trench warfare looks so cool in games." After watching this Me : *Gulp*

  88. Mohammed Alshammeri

    Mohammed AlshammeriPred 7 dnevi

    Nice video

  89. Tina Davis

    Tina DavisPred 7 dnevi

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  90. Millner Marrys

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  91. Mister Yokel

    Mister YokelPred 7 dnevi

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

  92. TalkTalk

    TalkTalkPred 7 dnevi

    What are the chances of that dude running into his assasin?

  93. jey rodriguez

    jey rodriguezPred 8 dnevi

    Where it all began

  94. Phillip Wadley

    Phillip WadleyPred 8 dnevi

    Germany: . . .are we the baddies?

  95. Cellvck

    CellvckPred 8 dnevi

    2:18 lol

  96. imen bd

    imen bdPred 8 dnevi

    I leard from this vd more tham my 12 years studying history

  97. Daniel v xy Fluffy_Fox_DC

    Daniel v xy Fluffy_Fox_DCPred 8 dnevi

    Germany has kinda got a thumbs up anyway on the right

  98. Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow WilsonPred 8 dnevi


  99. Oliver Smalley

    Oliver SmalleyPred 8 dnevi

    "So the archduke goes into hiding, leaves Sarajevo, and the whole war never happens!" Me: So there was no WW1? Wooooo!!! "Except no." Me: Dammit europe

  100. Sahas

    SahasPred 8 dnevi

    "Germany wanted to take everyone's stuff" I'm sorry what

  101. Abhinav Srivastava

    Abhinav SrivastavaPred 8 dnevi

    Germany's map is always showing a thumbs up to Russia.

  102. Yuno Gasai

    Yuno GasaiPred 8 dnevi

    Britain had a defensive pact with Belgium from like, 1600s or something stupid. So when Germany invaded Belgium, Britain was obligated to assist, which is why they got involved.

  103. Jane Deane

    Jane DeanePred 8 dnevi

    I prefer not to eat pfefferpotthast whether I am being forced or can choose.

  104. Joes Bros

    Joes BrosPred 8 dnevi

    Bruh my teacher is making me watch this for history class

  105. Mikhail Kutsar

    Mikhail KutsarPred 8 dnevi

    By sheer "coincidence" he stops by the assassin

  106. Andric Stefan

    Andric StefanPred 8 dnevi

    Dang it I didn't find a French solider

  107. Pryority Farm

    Pryority FarmPred 9 dnevi

    seriously on the language? Can anyone communicate without swearing anymore?

  108. Bunnify

    BunnifyPred 9 dnevi

    I actually got this recommended lol

  109. Nick The Tottenham Hotspur Fan

    Nick The Tottenham Hotspur FanPred 9 dnevi

    0:1the start of a Legend

  110. Rynngaming

    RynngamingPred 9 dnevi

    His mike though 😂

  111. Hamilton Arraou

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  112. EG Studios

    EG StudiosPred 10 dnevi

    dam i know almost everything because of this channel

  113. Sam the ham does things

    Sam the ham does thingsPred 10 dnevi

    I got an A- on my WW1 test thanks a lot man!

  114. Sam the ham does things

    Sam the ham does thingsPred 6 dnevi


  115. Sam the ham does things

    Sam the ham does thingsPred 6 dnevi


  116. Airport Inspector

    Airport InspectorPred 10 dnevi

    Everyone: talks behind everyones back Portugal: quê? (What)

  117. Aleksa Rajovic

    Aleksa RajovicPred 10 dnevi

    Im from serbia,in class we learned that our "army" realy resisted to austria hungary and germany

  118. Oder so Oder so

    Oder so Oder soPred 10 dnevi

    Germany pls