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Why Trains Suck in America

Why Trains Suck in America

Let’s face it: trains kinda suck in America. They’re slow, expensive, and just don’t exist in many parts of the country. The simple reason for this is because the US is so sparsely populated. Aside from here, here, and here, cities just aren’t close enough together to make train travel faster or cheaper than plane …

Russia’s Geography Problem

Russia’s Geography Problem

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Backblaze and in collaboration with Alternate History Hub and Real Life Lore. Russia is immense–it spans 5,000 miles across, 2,000 miles vertically12, crosses 11 time zones3, borders everywhere from Norway to North Korea4, and is as close to Anchorage as it is to Amsterdam5. It’s huge… …

Canada’s New Shipping Shortcut

Canada’s New Shipping Shortcut

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Hover. Get 10% off your custom Domain from Hover with the code “Wendover” at checkout. The Arctic will be perhaps the single most influential region on earth in the coming century and yet almost no-one even lives there. Eight nations have territory above the Arctic Circle—Denmark …

History of Germany

History of Germany

Germany has had an incredibly turbulent history, especially in the last 100 years, one full of rises and falls of all kinds throughout it’s more than 100 years (more like 2,000) of history. So, in early celebration of Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity), hier gibt es die Geschichte von Deutschland (here is …

Every State in the US

Every State in the US

This is “Every State in the US” by Wendover Productions and made possible by The Great Courses Plus. We’ll start with Alabama, the first state alphabetically. Magnolia Springs, Alabama is the only town in America to have their mail delivered by boat, although the longest mail delivery route in America is in rural Oklahoma where …