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Pope Fights — The Italian Wars: History Summarized

Pope Fights — The Italian Wars: History Summarized

From the religious institution that brought you “Anti-popes” and “Ignoring the Reformation to make it go away” comes a groundbreaking innovation in Pontifical Memery. So prepare yourself for debauchery, awful diplomatic skills, and rampant clerical misconduct in “Pope Fights 3: The Italian Wars”. You see, it is a simple rule of history that, if given …

History-Makers: Marco Polo

History-Makers: Marco Polo

Marco! Marcooo! Marco? This video is sponsored by NordVPN. More on that later. Following their monumental conquest of China, Central Asia and the Middle East, the Mongols completely reanimated trade between east and west along the new Silk Road. Among thousands of merchants and travellers who made their way to and from Asia, one guy …

Failed Assassinations — History Hijinks

Failed Assassinations — History Hijinks

Diplomacy is complicated. You have to manage competing interests and work cooperatively to ensure the best communal outcome. But luckily, there’s another, much more efficient option: Murder. Because once you leap over those pesky moral speedbumps like The Worth Of Human Life, it becomes so much easier to solve problems by just un-existing the people …

A Brief History of Quarantine

A Brief History of Quarantine

Quarantine is a potent word. It’s one we’ve all had to get used to in the recent crisis. The idea of quarantine can be terrifying but what exactly is it and how can it help. I’m in Venice which like many cities at the moment is silent and empty. But this isn’t La Serenissima’s first …

History Summarized: Byzantine Empire — The Golden Age

History Summarized: Byzantine Empire — The Golden Age

The Byzantine Empire has long maintained a delicate balance of simultaneously doing fantastic and also being constantly in peril. Normally this would be a contradiction, but the Byzantines made “Golden Disaster Empire” their entire damn brand. As we’ll see over the next 500 years, the Dark Ages brought genuinely brilliant reforms while the Golden Age …

Fall of Constantinople – Reply History

Fall of Constantinople – Reply History

In the year 1451, The 19 year old Mehmed II ascends to the Ottoman throne, and immediately begins preparation for the taking of Constantinople. Their capital and last great holdout of the Roman Empire He saw as his duty to capture the city because for him it was an essential part in the expansion and …

Tri-City Grocery Jingle

Tri-City Grocery Jingle

You can have everything the very best of everything at your friendly Tri-City Grocery Everything is quality from A to Z The clerks and checkers are the best there You’ll be happy you’re a guest there Join your friends and all the rest there Everybody’s shopping the Tri-City way You can have everything the very …