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WW1 – Oversimplified (Part 1)

WW1 – Oversimplified (Part 1)

The world of 1914. A time of modern technology, culture, and fashion. Truly the height of civilization. Let’s have a war. Everyone knew a big war was coming. France wanted some stuff back that Germany had taken from it, Germany wanted to take more of EVERYONE’S stuff, and they’re building a big sexy navy that …

Rand Paul and Aqua Buddha!

Rand Paul and Aqua Buddha!

David Gregory on meet the press. this this is this is got me scratch my head the news everybody’s buzzing about the fact the Rand Paul is going off on bill clinton monica lewinsky something that happened what seventeen years ago or something like that and and that we litigated as a nation book Bill …

Why War With China Will Get You Drafted

The date is July, 2019, and rumors of a military buildup of Chinese forces across the strait from Taiwan begin to leak to the international press. As the fourth of July is celebrated here at home, thousands of miles away Taiwan begins to move their command and control functions into hardened, nuclear-proof underground facilities. F-16s …

World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history, and today we’re going to talk about a topic so huge to history buffs that we can only discuss a tiny, little fraction of it. I am of course referring to paratroopering. No World War II. World War II is the only historical event that …

Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History

NARRATOR: From about 1525 to 1866, 12 and 1/2 million Africans were taken from their homeland and forcibly shipped across the Atlantic. A journey that almost 2 million of them wouldn’t survive. By the turn of the 18th century, European merchants were building vessels capable of transporting hundreds of slaves per journey. These ships had …

The American Revolution – OverSimplified (Part 1)

*Fancy music* “Hooooooly smokes!” Christopher Columbus! That is no way to address the King and Queen of Spain! What is wrong with you?” “Ok. Ok!” “So you know how we’re looking for a new trade route to India, right?” “Right” “And the earth is round, right?” “Right.” “So I’m thinking we can just sail the …

WW2 – OverSimplified (Part 1)

This video was made possible by Skillshare. Churchill was a man with many talents. He was an artist, a butterfly enthusiast, and he had an unpublished manuscript about aliens. Clearly he was a man with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Maybe he could have loaded up his computer, and logged on to Skillshare. An online …

Emu War – OverSimplified (Mini-Wars #4)

Emu War – OverSimplified (Mini-Wars #4)

This, is Australia. (nooo really) For the man who imagines being strangled by a tarantula while a kangaroo breaks his kneecaps and things, Mmm. Yes please. For the man who pictures himself being eaten by a snake in the burning Outback while eating a Vegemite sandwich and thinks: “MMM YES, PLEASE!” And that man was …