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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 …

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 …

The History of Hong Kong

Throughout modern history, world powers have repeatedly fought over this strategically valuable land. Its name means “fragrant harbor” in Chinese, but it could also mean “City of Change.” This is the story of Hong Kong. The first wave of people to arrive in large numbers had fled Genghis Kahn and his brutal Mongol hordes. They …

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 He was an artist, a butterfly enthusiast, and he had an unpublished manuscript about aliens.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 …

Photos That Will Change The Way You See The World

Photos That Will Change The Way You See The World

facts verse presents photos that will change the way you see the world number one Nord Lincoln when you’re standing in the Bavarian town of Nord Lincoln it seems as though you’re standing in your typical town it actually looks just like most towns around the world it’s not until you see an aerial view …

Yemen – summary of 28 years of history

Yemen – summary of 28 years of history

In just 28 years of existence, insurrections, conflicts, riots, terrorist attacks and wars have weakened and divided this country which is the poorest in the Middle East. Let’s retrace on a map, since its creation, the history of the Republic of Yemen. We begin in 1988 when Yemen was divided in two. In the south, …

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 …

History Summarized: Iroquois Native Americans

History Summarized: Iroquois Native Americans

American History tends to emphasize how the colonies won their freedom from the oppressive British empire and while that’s true it’s only part of the picture. See there were a lot of players in the new worlds during and before the time of the revolution. One of the most remarkable yet often overlooked forces in …

The Map of Mathematics

The Map of Mathematics

The mathematics we learn in school doesn’t quite do the field of mathematics justice. We only get a glimpse at one corner of it, but the mathematics as a whole is a huge and wonderfully diverse subject. My aim with this video is to show you all that amazing stuff. We’ll start back at the …