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WW1 - Oversimplified (Part 1)

  • čas přidán 20. 10. 2016
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Komentáře • 21K

  • @scanida5070
    @scanida5070 Před rokem +4645

    The German General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck held out for 4 years with 14.000 soldiers (3000 Germans and 11.000 Africans or Askaris) against 300.000 British soldiers despite being cut off from any supply line.
    He did this by being a brilliant strategist who moved his troops quickly and efficiently but also by treating his African troops as equals to the other Germans. During the Spanish Flu, when rations dwindled, only few soldiers deserted since they had all become so loyal and attached to von Lettow-Vorbeck.
    Decades later, in 1964 when von Lettow-Vorbeck died, the West-German Bundestag (parliament) decided to give back dated pay to all the surviving Askaris. So, a banker was flown to Mwanza at Lake Victoria who set up a provisional cashier‘s office. 350 former soldiers returned but only few of them could present documents, which von Lettow-Vorbeck had handed them out by the end of the war, to prove that they had served. So instead, others showed their uniforms to prove their service but there were still many left with no evidence. Then, the cashier had an idea: He gave all the men a broomstick and ordered them to perform the Prussian/German drill like they would‘ve done with a weapon. Not a single one of them failed the test and they were given their pay.

    • @DorielM
      @DorielM Před rokem +62

      Bro chill

    • @aditidas1070
      @aditidas1070 Před rokem +241

      Thank you for the information mate. 🌻

    • @lilbank2521
      @lilbank2521 Před rokem +109

      Yep one of the greatest guerrilla war strategists to ever live!

    • @now_is_past
      @now_is_past Před rokem +105

      @@DorielM wake up delete ur comment

    • @DorielM
      @DorielM Před rokem +9

      @@now_is_past no

  • @Deltablade303
    @Deltablade303 Před 11 měsíci +8160

    If you’re having a bad day, always remember that at least you didn’t start a war only because you took a wrong turn

    • @Coralinesothersister
      @Coralinesothersister Před 11 měsíci +93

      i love this lmfao, true

    • @onnie9529
      @onnie9529 Před 11 měsíci +23


    • @ok2635
      @ok2635 Před 11 měsíci +268

      That turn started ww1, ww2, the cold War, and most modern wars.

    • @Deltablade303
      @Deltablade303 Před 11 měsíci +41

      @@ok2635 Yea ur right I just realised that.

    • @user-sk3ql4yg5s
      @user-sk3ql4yg5s Před 11 měsíci +65

      well the war was going to start anyway since tensions were already super high

  • @arandomgamer66gamez69
    @arandomgamer66gamez69 Před 11 měsíci +5721

    6 years ago and surprisingly this still *feels* original

  • @dylanbuck5727
    @dylanbuck5727 Před rokem +2932

    History has taught us that every time the standard of living is at its highest, everyone wants to have a war

  • @jakemartin2677
    @jakemartin2677 Před rokem +675

    Just finished watching the whole WW1 and WW2 series, so so well made. I’ve never had a good understanding of the world wars until now. Thank you

    • @ishthewall1915
      @ishthewall1915 Před 5 měsíci +3

      I imagine it wasn't your last viewing

    • @Zay-ej1ur
      @Zay-ej1ur Před 4 měsíci +2

      Same !!!! I actually learn about this stuff AFTER graduation

    • @mochi_aster
      @mochi_aster Před měsícem +3

      before this video I literally knew nothing abt the first world war 😭

    • @ough.
      @ough. Před 15 dny


  • @Yabuturtle
    @Yabuturtle Před 2 měsíci +31

    I think we should share oversimplified videos in schools. Despite being oversimplified, he does give out a lot of good information, but not just that, he does it in an entertaining way. So when kids watch these vids, they get a good idea of what likely happened, and then, with this knowledge at hand, it can encourage them to study and know more of the intricate details.

  • @jamesporter3761
    @jamesporter3761 Před 2 lety +47137

    I like how he didn’t even introduce his channel and just started spitting facts

  • @dilloncrowe1018
    @dilloncrowe1018 Před rokem +639

    With just HOW MUCH MORE detailed Oversimplified's videos have been the last couple years, I personally would LOVE to see him remake his WW1 videos!

    • @timothycortez5969
      @timothycortez5969 Před rokem +8


    • @johnmachenzie1613
      @johnmachenzie1613 Před rokem +5

      No he shouldn't

    • @dilloncrowe1018
      @dilloncrowe1018 Před rokem +1

      @@johnmachenzie1613 why not?

    • @johnmachenzie1613
      @johnmachenzie1613 Před rokem +44

      @@dilloncrowe1018 He spends too much time on his videos (often half a year), and instead of remakes like this one (not to mention this isn't even a bad video) he could invest his time and energy on new projects. If he hired more staff and somehow uploads videos 2-4 weeks then this wouldn't be much of an issue but currently it is.

    • @dilloncrowe1018
      @dilloncrowe1018 Před rokem +6

      @@johnmachenzie1613 sure, it takes more time, but it is oh so worth it.

  • @thijmen5295
    @thijmen5295 Před rokem +173

    It’s amazing to see how he managed to maintain the style of his first video to this day but still manages to improve upon it in the form of more detailed animation, better humor and voice acting, editing etc. It’s truly amazing how you can watch all videos this dude has made in a day easily and you still feel like rewatching them every now and then. Sure the wait for something new is long but you can always be assured that what you get will be a video you can rewatch over and over again (quality over quantity). Content creating at its best.

    • @big_sea
      @big_sea Před 6 měsíci +2


    • @julieslager5440
      @julieslager5440 Před měsícem +1

      I love rewatching Prohibition & King Henry VIII. I laugh at my favorite lines every time I watch them.

    • @rxndomfxndom7405
      @rxndomfxndom7405 Před měsícem

      ​@@julieslager5440​​For me it's Three Kingdoms, because I don't live in Chica and I love that one fast part

  • @ThatCanadianGuy
    @ThatCanadianGuy Před 2 měsíci +13

    Ain't no way this is already 6 years old. I still remember watching this only a few months after it came out. This basically shaped my entire life into history and I'm now better than anyone I've ever met!

  • @annaliew934
    @annaliew934 Před rokem +144

    when he talked about the trench warfare, it just sends chill to my body. So many men have to faced intense fear and died for nothing, maybe not even an inch of land gain for their death. Rest in peace soldiers. You all were born in a wrong time. May God bless your soul.

    • @dream_walker9726
      @dream_walker9726 Před rokem +16

      I have to write an essay about the conditions of the trench and the effects on the soldiers and it was awful just writing it out, knowing it was a real occurrence that hurt so many young men.

    • @Bangladesh_Edits
      @Bangladesh_Edits Před měsícem +1


  • @nnneeediimm
    @nnneeediimm Před rokem +127

    You literally helped me do my history assignment. Thank you!

    • @WooffzTheCoon
      @WooffzTheCoon Před rokem +2

      The man has a video on nearly every major historical conflict/event

    • @Astral_is_in_venus
      @Astral_is_in_venus Před 8 měsíci +1

      This man thought me more then less then an hour in history class

    • @Justsomeguy-OGISM
      @Justsomeguy-OGISM Před 7 měsíci

      @@WooffzTheCoon i mean. not really since the american revolution isnt here if it was it would be perfect

    • @WooffzTheCoon
      @WooffzTheCoon Před 7 měsíci

      @@Justsomeguy-OGISM he has a video on the American revolution though? Two infact?

    • @Justsomeguy-OGISM
      @Justsomeguy-OGISM Před 7 měsíci

      @@WooffzTheCoon oh thank you i thought he only had the civil war

  • @aj_1109
    @aj_1109 Před 4 lety +18978

    Okay so like who wants him to be your history teacher

  • @bananaleaf5899
    @bananaleaf5899 Před rokem +88

    World War I was basically the biggest family feud episode in history. George V, Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas we’re all first cousins. Crazy just how powerful some families truly are.

    • @leonpaelinck
      @leonpaelinck Před rokem +4

      and prideful/ruthless

    • @connorbriffa132
      @connorbriffa132 Před 9 měsíci +2

      Yes, it is quite remarkable to think about how the close family ties between world leaders played a role in the events leading up to World War I. It just goes to show how personal relationships and power dynamics can have a major impact on global events and shape history.

    • @mjsjoquist716
      @mjsjoquist716 Před 4 dny

      The biggest betrayals come from the closessstttt people.

  • @depressedchargersfan8061
    @depressedchargersfan8061 Před rokem +72

    I always come back here after a new upload just to see how far he's come since this first video. It's truly amazing how far the animation quality has come along.

    • @mdsatan
      @mdsatan Před rokem +4

      Not just animation, compared to the newer vids you can really hear the audio being noticeably and inconsistenly edited.

    • @j.smyth51552
      @j.smyth51552 Před 8 měsíci +2

      He also became more over-excited and hyper in the narration of the new videos, but tbh that has happened to all popular CHcliprs.

  • @clawitzeristhebestpokemon8765

    It's impressive how far he's come and how much his videos have improved since then

  • @user-lp3ox4mi8x
    @user-lp3ox4mi8x Před 6 měsíci +30

    Before War:
    0:00 Pre-War Tensions
    0:41 Ferdinand's Assassination
    War Starts:
    1:34 Austria-Hungary Declares War
    1:59 The Schlieffen Plan
    2:29 Germany Invades through Belgium
    Other Stuff:
    2:57 What else is going on
    3:26 How warfare changed
    3:59 Russia is Ready for War!
    4:35 Western Front Attacks
    Trench Warfare:
    5:17 How Trench Warfare Works

  • @user-rj8il1mw3l
    @user-rj8il1mw3l Před 5 měsíci +8

    6 years ago and surprisingly this still feels original. You literally helped me do my history assignment. Thank you!.

    • @KubaPlaysYT
      @KubaPlaysYT Před 5 měsíci +2

      You know is NOT original, this comment

  • @ItsMerpie
    @ItsMerpie Před 2 lety +10246

    Imagine taking a wrong turn somewhere and suddenly you’ve changed the course of human history

    • @user-lz8ky2md6t
      @user-lz8ky2md6t Před 2 lety +554

      the war would've still happened, just maybe not in 1914 but probably a bit later

    • @gojiandfriends2796
      @gojiandfriends2796 Před 2 lety +29


    • @epicscopes2370
      @epicscopes2370 Před 2 lety +110

      If the war didn’t happen then WW2 wouldn’t have happened either

    • @uroskovacevic2743
      @uroskovacevic2743 Před 2 lety +32

      @@epicscopes2370 are you sure about that?

    • @uroskovacevic2743
      @uroskovacevic2743 Před 2 lety +40

      @@epicscopes2370 i think that ww 1 will happen later and if he was happen later and he will be more bloody cuz they maybe will finish tanks and modernize planes so yeah think about that.

  • @scorpioshit975
    @scorpioshit975 Před rokem +15

    i can't explain how much i despised history before i started watching your videos instead of reading from the book and now im having full conversations with my teacher about wars i love it

  • @aatifshawkat7712
    @aatifshawkat7712 Před 26 dny +2

    Its been exactly 105 years today since this brutal war. Rest in peace to all the brave soldiers who gave their lives only so that they could satisfy their commanders who forced them to fight in such terrible conditions.

  • @youtubehandlessuck
    @youtubehandlessuck Před rokem +11

    It's almost been 6 years... this was the first video I watched of oversimplified and I come back to pay respects every year

  • @nologicfound9230
    @nologicfound9230 Před 9 měsíci +2

    I still can’t believe how far he’s came from this vid to his latest, I’m so proud of him fr. I love watching the old videos for when I sleep it’s so calming

  • @nergatoyt6126
    @nergatoyt6126 Před 4 lety +18730

    WWI: caused by shooting an austrian guy
    WWII: caused by not shooting an austrian guy

    • @_rk553
      @_rk553 Před 4 lety +489

      But shooting german civies in poland

    • @janpiorko3809
      @janpiorko3809 Před 4 lety +340

      Germany Ball You know this was staged by the germans, right?

    • @johnreid2221
      @johnreid2221 Před 4 lety +81

      Yep that sums it up

    • @bablijain6406
      @bablijain6406 Před 4 lety +44

      Pls explain ?

    • @crabfoo7451
      @crabfoo7451 Před 4 lety +640

      sj gyaan Adolf hitler was born in Austria and during ww1, a British private named Henry Tandey had him at gun point but couldn’t pull the trigger, hitler then caused ww2

  • @daverose2958
    @daverose2958 Před rokem +24

    Can we all just appreciate how far the videos have come. From humble beginnings to totally epic

  • @ThePoeticPariah
    @ThePoeticPariah Před rokem +7

    At 3:32, the image portrayed was actually a potential new uniform that France may have adopted if WWI hadn't broken out. To note, there is a green and yellow version of this uniform as well.

  • @razelleroulette
    @razelleroulette Před 10 měsíci +3

    I never thought I'll ever use the videos on this channel as a homework research/resource for possible answers but here I am, doing exactly that 💀
    _And honestly I'm not complaining, I'd love to learn history like this lmao-_

  • @TheRealPeterGriffin123
    @TheRealPeterGriffin123 Před rokem +4

    I wouldn't mind having this guy as a history teacher

  • @DatuAlihIskandar
    @DatuAlihIskandar Před 6 měsíci +2

    I always love rewatching old Oversimplified videos every few months

  • @Question42069
    @Question42069 Před 2 lety +6181

    If you ever feel dumb remember that the Arch Duke of Ferdinand went back out in public after people tried to assassinate him.

  • @LightningSniper
    @LightningSniper Před měsícem

    The improvement he’s made since this video is just crazy. Thanks for the great videos OverSimplified

  • @ridipbasak8162
    @ridipbasak8162 Před 11 měsíci +43

    you're the reason i dont need to open my history book to study world history

  • @jellyboi9396
    @jellyboi9396 Před 11 měsíci +5

    Oversimplified I don’t care if you don’t see this but I just want to let you know that I always learn more than you and your videos then school they teach horribly and it’s like two years to learn one small little battles but here I can just learn the entirety of world war one in a few minutes you are the best person ever thank you

  • @adgead
    @adgead Před 26 dny +2

    it was 7 years since this video was made.. and its still better then some content that's on youtube or all of the content farms. Hope you make more videos tho

  • @tyranttom
    @tyranttom Před 7 měsíci +5

    This makes my history lessons so much more interesting and funny thank you!

  • @misteryokel3853
    @misteryokel3853 Před 2 lety +4114

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

    • @jasondyrkacz8270
      @jasondyrkacz8270 Před 2 lety +181

      Belgium: Really? We can charge money for countries to invade France?

    • @Lee-qy8zs
      @Lee-qy8zs Před 2 lety +21

      Please love god and spread his word please 🙏

    • @coitze8704
      @coitze8704 Před 2 lety +31

      As a Belgian I can't disagree.

    • @coitze8704
      @coitze8704 Před 2 lety +15

      @@Lee-qy8zs Also wtf?

    • @chelyr5517
      @chelyr5517 Před 2 lety +5

      @@coitze8704 It’s a bot

  • @ethandegoose864
    @ethandegoose864 Před 11 měsíci +73

    Could we get a WW1 remastered? I think that’d be a top notch vid

    • @Xfighter04
      @Xfighter04 Před 10 měsíci +3

      This video is already awesome imo. Remastering this isn't necessary.

    • @ethandegoose864
      @ethandegoose864 Před 10 měsíci +8

      @@Xfighter04 honestly, only reason I had asked is just because it uses an older sounding mic compared to the other videos on the channel, plus I bet it would be better in possibly higher detail. But i will agree it is a great vid

    • @atashiinandeska
      @atashiinandeska Před 8 měsíci

      @@ethandegoose864 It doesn’t need to be in higher detail. His channel name is literally called Oversimplified. It’s good as it sounds and you can hear it. No need for a remaster.

    • @ethandegoose864
      @ethandegoose864 Před 8 měsíci +2

      @@atashiinandeska well guess what, the WW1 video has gone out far from the quality of his later videos and even feels short compared to the WW2 video. This also goes with mic quality, style of drawing and overall feel. It my be the first video, but it would always be nice to have a larger video for such a large event. Plus the name “oversimplified” isn’t even super true considering the first Punic war videos or the napoleonic war videos. I had only asked this as a theoretical and yet you people argue over it, so you make me say my points. You may never agree, but IF the video was remade in a quality set with today’s video quality, mic quality and today’s video length, I think most would like that. Now do not argue with me, because this is a waste of time for both of us.

    • @bigbay1159
      @bigbay1159 Před 4 měsíci

      @@atashiinandeska /Opinion

  • @soelemon
    @soelemon Před rokem

    hated history all my life and the way we study it as a subject at school. But gotta say that the way you explain it... it is just too interesting... i've never thought of watching history related videos but here i am, watching all of your videos

  • @sweatx479
    @sweatx479 Před rokem +8

    Fun fact: you still can't stop watching this guy spitting facts

  • @trainmaster1115
    @trainmaster1115 Před 2 měsíci +1

    This first video shows how much he has improved his content. This video is very fast paced and random. It's still a great video, but his new ones have great pacing and let's you take in 1 bit of info before shoving another in your face

  • @ciarah9052
    @ciarah9052 Před 4 lety +7669

    Who caused ww1: an uber driver
    Who caused ww2: an art teacher

  • @shutupcrispyy
    @shutupcrispyy Před 5 měsíci +1

    I hope all your videos will always be public because in the future when I finally become a history teacher I’m going to play your videos as recaps after all applicable lessons before tests bc these videos actually helped so much during my finals

  • @meedabuhuh3084
    @meedabuhuh3084 Před rokem +1

    It's nice to watch this and see how far he's come. So proud.

  • @themarimo3324
    @themarimo3324 Před 5 měsíci +3

    We watched this 6 minute video in a Modern History class 6yrs ago and it gave us more insight than an hour long class

  • @wildpurple005
    @wildpurple005 Před 5 měsíci +2

    Oddly enough this small bit has some of the greatest animation on his entire channel

  • @MrSniperfox29
    @MrSniperfox29 Před 8 měsíci +3

    Fun fact, despite the many treaties, Britain initially held off entering the war because it felt the continent wasn't it's business and it was fun being on its own. The ONLY treaty they took seriously was they promised to protect and honour Belgium's neutrality. Germany, having seen Britain not want to get involved, assumed that meant it wouldn't at all, and thus went through Belgium, and then did a gigantic OH CRAP when it realised that for once, Britain wasn't lying when it made a promise to someone.
    Makes you wonder what would have happened had German not attacked through Belgium

  • @gordy4924
    @gordy4924 Před 6 měsíci

    I love this series i can watch it over and over without it getting old

  • @thecitizenoftheinternet1077
    @thecitizenoftheinternet1077 Před 3 lety +2103

    WW1 in a nutshell: So basically France and the UK declared war on Germany for declaring war on Russia for declaring war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire for declaring war on Serbia.

    • @bjblazkowicz2612
      @bjblazkowicz2612 Před 3 lety +105

      That is a giant mindfuck

    • @flashstar1234
      @flashstar1234 Před 3 lety +187

      It’s actually UK declared war on Germany for declaring war on Belgium because they need to invade France for looking like they are going to declare war on Germany for declaring war on Russia for declaring war on Austria Hungary for declaring war on Serbia.
      Yes I am very fun at parties

    • @Chinawanka
      @Chinawanka Před 3 lety +12

      Flashstar 123 Lol

    • @johanlassen6448
      @johanlassen6448 Před 3 lety +24

      No. Germany declared war on France and Russia. The UK declared war on Germany after Germany invaded Belgium and refused to leave.

    • @johanlassen6448
      @johanlassen6448 Před 3 lety +18

      @@flashstar1234 France did not declare war on Germany. Germany declared war on France.

  • @zak5774
    @zak5774 Před rokem +6

    the fact that i wasnt in school for like 2 months while everyone was learning about ww1 and then the day I return, I learn that the day after we'll have a quiz regarding ww1 and then I start to panic, come across this channel (and this vid) and somehow pass my quiz which shows how informative and on point this channel is 💕

  • @wheatlycrab4868
    @wheatlycrab4868 Před rokem +3

    Thanks to you i got an A+ form history at the end of the grade, really well done keep up the good work

  • @trans_rat
    @trans_rat Před 6 měsíci +12

    I remember when I got obsessed with history and I'd spend all day rewatching all his vids.

  • @areloTET
    @areloTET Před rokem +1

    Fun fact: the serial number of the car where FF was assassinated was AIII 118, foreshadowing the armistince. The reason why it’s a foreshadowing is because the I could be read as a 1. Therefore you could read it as A111 118, also being read as A111118 (Armistince November 11th, 1918)

  • @urlocaltrashbinnerbutlq
    @urlocaltrashbinnerbutlq Před 10 měsíci +2

    Feeling like telling some things about a school trip I had, related to WW1 because I'm mostly passionate about WW1, and also why not
    Back in elementary school, in what we call "CM1" in the French grades (the grade before the last grade in elementary in the French school system), we went on a class trip to No Man's land, visiting a museum about WW1 and everything surrounding it. At the end of the museum, we even got someone to make a presentation about the muskets, the huge weaponry etc. It was pretty awesome.
    Walking on the path in No Man's land felt surreal. The grass, regrown. Everything was cleaned up, and nice; nothing like what I had remembered from history class with the atrocities... Imagining that millions of soldiers died here, infected with pests, poisonous water along the muddy floor is horrible to think about. There was wooden floor along the trenches.
    I even got a little postal card from the visit with a bookmark! We got to trade cards with classmates, I got lucky and managed to trade mine. Got a postal card of No Man's land and a picture of the trenches. We went to visit the graveyards too.
    Before going to No Man's land, we visited a few areas left as memorials, with shellshocks. There were signs with something along the lines of "There might still be ammo, watch your step" at the entrance. Saw a poppy field in the distance.
    This was probably the most memorable school trip I will have. I remember everything clearly. The uniforms I saw at the museum, the firearms, the poppy field, and the memorials. The hard, wooden floor of No Man's land as well as the few hundreds of gravestones we saw amongst the millions of other soldier's graves.
    I remember, at the museum we had a little "Flip-book sized" stack of papers together. It was a little quiz. As we progressed through the museum, we needed to fill it in with the correct information.
    Gosh, I miss the old days where we had school trips like these at our schools.

  • @KimchiOnCrack
    @KimchiOnCrack Před 3 lety +3100

    This man taught me more in 6 minutes than all my life in school. Thanks, American school system.

    • @krisparra4313
      @krisparra4313 Před 3 lety +22

      Lol same

    • @jayv8458
      @jayv8458 Před 3 lety +78

      Try here in the Philippines where you wake up around 4am, go to school in 6am, recess for 15 minutes (9:45 - 10:00) and ends class at 4pm, then around 5 assignments daily which mostly are essays.

    • @romaniangypsy3640
      @romaniangypsy3640 Před 3 lety +21

      And the german school System I dont give a shit about rome but everything after that

    • @KimchiOnCrack
      @KimchiOnCrack Před 3 lety +29

      @@jayv8458 wow I though I had it rough

    • @icri3553
      @icri3553 Před 3 lety +1

      @@jayv8458 sikE

  • @hritvikesairooban1422
    @hritvikesairooban1422 Před rokem +6

    0:03 the world in 1914
    0:05 modern technology
    0:06 culture
    0:07 fashion
    0:11 let's have a war
    0:20 german navy
    0:27 people did not think it was cool
    0:29 declaring independence
    0:31 with help from Russia
    0:40 beat each other up
    0:43 Sarajevo
    0:48 archduke Franz ferdinando

    • @space4166
      @space4166 Před rokem +4

      This comment is so useless but yes

  • @subbingtoanyonewhosubstome9310

    Simple, short, clear, informative. That’s all we need.

  • @CreepilyCrply
    @CreepilyCrply Před rokem +3

    Just realised my brother’s teacher uses your videos to teach ww1 in humanities lessons
    Just shows how good these videos are

  • @hubertdenise3100
    @hubertdenise3100 Před rokem +3

    WW1 Europe: A huge mix up of empires, countries, and independent states, all of whom don’t really get along and would quickly fight each other for more land.WW2 Europe: A more uniform land of few empires, many countries and huge resentment between the ally countries and non ally countries for the sanctions put on them.WW3 Europe(aka Russia’s invasion of Ukraine): Actually quite united, lots of international relations, much agreements, but a limited desire to face Russia due to having grown soft and being more concerned about effect on economy then defending human rights

  • @OnTheJayLo
    @OnTheJayLo Před 2 měsíci +2

    Glad this dude is still getting loads of traction on youtube

  • @infernonash1113
    @infernonash1113 Před 2 lety +1540

    I learned more about history from Oversimplified than 4 years of Social Studies

    • @sandxel
      @sandxel Před 2 lety +12

      same lol

    • @infernonash1113
      @infernonash1113 Před 2 lety +4

      2024 student7 sams

    • @infernonash1113
      @infernonash1113 Před 2 lety +3

      2024 student7 Same

    • @ZulRf
      @ZulRf Před 2 lety +3

      Well, It's simplified, of course its cover the whole history.
      But, What about the history details?

    • @lunaoc2.059
      @lunaoc2.059 Před 2 lety +8


  • @blackwalls8126
    @blackwalls8126 Před rokem +2

    Pretty amazing the level of motivation and money people have to sustain a war on this scale. I would barely grasp a straw if I was drowning. Nothing is worth fighting for that bad.

  • @rogue_witch4516
    @rogue_witch4516 Před rokem +9

    My history teacher showed us this video and we all died laughing, great work 😂

    • @cuba129
      @cuba129 Před rokem

      In my class thay showed a oversimplified video people called. Boring

    • @PabloRuizMega
      @PabloRuizMega Před rokem

      i saw a american movie the movie is in english where it tells of german soldiers during world war 1 they were fighting in trenches in occupied france they were off duty swimming when they saw girls they went up to the girls and spoke to them in french. the german soldier saves a foreign soldier fighting in the trenches i do not know what country he was from at the end of the movie the german soldier telling the story gets shot and dies i do not know what movie was that i forgot the name of the movie

  • @TheFederalist11
    @TheFederalist11 Před 8 měsíci +7

    This is so nostalgic that it makes me want to start a war.

  • @kira_ha
    @kira_ha Před rokem +2

    *Finally, someone speaks my language.* I've been searching for the summary of WWI and all the videos are like for experts. Or maybe I'm too dumb. This one makes it straight to the point and in way anyone (with or without historical knowledge) could understand.

  • @SK-IND199
    @SK-IND199 Před 7 měsíci

    One of oversimplified's first videos who knew this guy will become so popular continue teaching history bro 👍👍👍

  • @alexandriasperounes5773
    @alexandriasperounes5773 Před 4 lety +2006

    I introduced this to my history teacher and she showed it to us in class today. I feel so powerful.

    • @arty7122
      @arty7122 Před 4 lety +13

      y e e t

    • @AnonymousL16
      @AnonymousL16 Před 4 lety +15

      @@wendyash4823 no problem lmfao
      people in schools draw bad shit nowadays

    • @kooplah8420
      @kooplah8420 Před 4 lety +7

      Alexi Sperounes Yeah, Mine showed it too.

    • @benhemsworth8555
      @benhemsworth8555 Před 4 lety +11

      Alexi Sperounes I tried this and was ignored lol

  • @jonaskoopman8689
    @jonaskoopman8689 Před rokem +4

    if I was a history teacher, I would've shown this to my class

  • @Normality-official-account

    I’m making the Russian history for my class because I wanted to and due to ww1 being in my Russian history I remember that I learned ww1 on your channel so I remember how it started and ended
    Thanks for making this history video

    • @unwarym1190
      @unwarym1190 Před rokem

      russia in WWI isn’t really talked about in this video

  • @channaly94
    @channaly94 Před rokem +4

    do you guys notice? i havent seen one comment saying anything said in the video are incorrect or bias. Thank you for this top tier knowledge video you have made for us. May you live to a hundred years old and upload more videos for us every year. =p THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

    • @ThatCanadianGuy
      @ThatCanadianGuy Před 2 měsíci

      The Austro Hungarian Flag is incorrect and so is Luxembourg not existing

    • @user-tv5hv1xq3i
      @user-tv5hv1xq3i Před 2 měsíci

      ​@@ThatCanadianGuyhe probably doesn't know it since it's one year ago and luxembourg not existing is a thing for most history channels

  • @thirstea8401
    @thirstea8401 Před rokem +2

    Oversimplified,i really thankful of you for making this video because thanks to you i able to pass my exam with the full marks of WW1 questions,so once again thank you

  • @NJFireDepartment
    @NJFireDepartment Před 9 měsíci +3

    The thing is, Serbia tried there hardest for the war not to happen. They accepted 9 out of 10 Austrian demands, they just didn't want to give Austrian Police jurisdiction in Serbia. They even asked to hold a peace conference. Austria didn't want to.

  • @Bluestar-wb9qx
    @Bluestar-wb9qx Před 3 lety +236

    Honestly it’s so much fun to see how far OverSimplified has come in animation, sound quality, editing, and scripting. It’s nice to see such progress in such a short amount of time for a CHclip channel.

    • @youngtoonfish6891
      @youngtoonfish6891 Před 3 lety +5

      I kinda would like to see what the first videos would look like being remade with the improved quality in these aspects

    • @ahyan14
      @ahyan14 Před 3 lety +2

      Bluestar 1215 yeah dude

    • @abdullah23780
      @abdullah23780 Před 3 lety

      and also studying

    • @vuffhghunmmhg144
      @vuffhghunmmhg144 Před 3 lety

      Lime Green true

  • @funkimochi8994
    @funkimochi8994 Před rokem +2

    This man made learning so much more humorous

  • @Spicymuffin
    @Spicymuffin Před rokem +2

    Thanks for creating this. So many others start waffling nonsence and start from part way through the war. This focus on how it started and progressed is a great bite sized way to learn.

  • @User17387
    @User17387 Před 8 měsíci +1

    Watching this after 6 years it’s just amazing to see the difference in his videos from now and then ❤❤

    • @nenmaster5218
      @nenmaster5218 Před 8 měsíci

      I bet if you lik Oversimplified you
      can have much fun with Bluejay, Tier Zoo, Hbomberguy, Forrest Valkai,
      and Some-More-News

  • @thatgirlray2765
    @thatgirlray2765 Před rokem +3

    Ah I remember when this channel was young
    I believe the subscriber count was like 14k
    I had heard all about WWII But had no idea about WWI, so I went to CHclip and looked up something to the effect of “world war one history simplified”
    And I remember this coming up and thinking OMG PERFECT
    This and part 2 were the only videos on the channel
    I thought “I sure hope this guy posts more” since I thought he was dead since it was just two videos and not a crazy amount of subs
    I’m so glad for your success and even five years later still love your channel!!! Keep up the good work!!!
    Ive been in love ever since

  • @calebscrazyamazinglife1795

    The fact that this was his first video and it’s great says something

  • @austinbasinger3419
    @austinbasinger3419 Před 3 lety +2885

    *“Belgium is like school, something you have to go through”* ~ German proverb
    Edit: France is like the summer on the other side.

  • @bobtheham4043
    @bobtheham4043 Před rokem +2

    I learned more about history from this channel then my history class

  • @LuMartinelli
    @LuMartinelli Před rokem +7

    Love this one. The script on these old videos had something special about it

    • @Fecu
      @Fecu Před rokem +2

      for real, i prefer this type

  • @zacharyrosen6014
    @zacharyrosen6014 Před měsícem +1

    I’m preparing to become a teacher and one of the questions was how would some people say WW1 accidentally started. I remembered this video.

  • @fewdozenz8941
    @fewdozenz8941 Před rokem +1

    You can dislike other content creator throwing in an ad in the middle of their videos, but this dude...this dude is so cool 😎.

  • @customS197Roush
    @customS197Roush Před rokem +1

    Love your channel. Can you redo the World Wars again more in depth? There is a total of 15 min of WWI when your newer videos are 2-4 times long.

  • @danielyang2559
    @danielyang2559 Před 4 lety +2718

    Austria: Sends impossible demands to Serbia
    Serbia: Does the impossible demands
    Austria: now that’s a twist

    • @TheYeetiest
      @TheYeetiest Před 4 lety +83

      They accepted all of the demands except number 6.... Oof

    • @TaskForce-js1vy
      @TaskForce-js1vy Před 4 lety +17

      @@TheYeetiest and 5

    • @zynxise3257
      @zynxise3257 Před 4 lety +52

      @The American Ever heard of Japanese-American or Chinese-American? He might have an american name but he still has a asian last name. Just because you have asian heritage dosen't mean ur first name has to be asian.

    • @zynxise3257
      @zynxise3257 Před 4 lety +32

      @The American Wait a minute so his name isn't american but hes trying to be white? How is he trying to be white?

    • @zynxise3257
      @zynxise3257 Před 4 lety +23

      @The American Also why should he be named chinese? Thats like saying. "Oh ur name is Jack so you have to name yourself british or english".

  • @literallygrassblock7162
    @literallygrassblock7162 Před rokem +5

    I’d love to see a remaster of this video, I feel like there are some things left out and some jokes and commentary that could be better

  • @noodleplanet2124
    @noodleplanet2124 Před 2 měsíci +2

    I’ve been watching this video for 3 years and it’s still extremely re-watchable

  • @p3trolhead
    @p3trolhead Před 4 měsíci +1

    Absolute banger of an explanation and a no nonsense straight to the point approach.

  • @Bangladesh_Edits
    @Bangladesh_Edits Před 10 měsíci +1

    If, He was my history teacher I would’ve loved school 101%

  • @owenzallsortz141
    @owenzallsortz141 Před rokem +2

    Great video, love your content! Could you do an oversimplified video of The first and second Balkan Wars? That would be great as I'm keen to learn more about those wars

  • @antin8320
    @antin8320 Před 2 měsíci

    I would love to see a remaster of this.

  • @randomcrapstudios8398
    @randomcrapstudios8398 Před 2 lety +6689

    I would really like to see "WWI remastered" because there is so much more to talk about.

    • @getaround1276
      @getaround1276 Před 2 lety +400

      Well it is oversimplified

    • @mansur_ali
      @mansur_ali Před 2 lety +239

      its called "oversimplified" for a reason

    • @Webby104
      @Webby104 Před 2 lety +464

      @@mansur_ali yeah but this video is 6 minutes long. His videos are usually like 30 minutes long as there's a lot of satire, jokes and further detail about certain battles.

    • @noobin_xz
      @noobin_xz Před 2 lety +75

      @@Webby104 this was his first video

    • @spidertrooperstudios8739
      @spidertrooperstudios8739 Před 2 lety +19

      You know I honestly agree with you

  • @GarkKahn
    @GarkKahn Před rokem +5

    I looked for your channel and i'm impressed that i can't scroll down all your videos without reloading because there is only a few
    You're some kind of prophet from the internet

  • @crowsenpai3326
    @crowsenpai3326 Před rokem +7

    The history channel that is actually better then social studies and history class, I learned more from oversimplified then I did in school

  • @Warmonkey69
    @Warmonkey69 Před 2 měsíci +1

    You Just explained everything that my teacher tried to explain to us in 2 months
    You’re the man

  • @ms.dennis9779
    @ms.dennis9779 Před rokem

    My students loved both part 1 and 2. Small suggestion - up the volume. Even with my speakers on max volume, audio was hard to hear at times.

  • @Landonkaka
    @Landonkaka Před 2 měsíci +1

    this channel be how I learned so much history, and became a history buff

  • @ThePresidentOfTheUnitedStates1
    @ThePresidentOfTheUnitedStates1 Před 3 lety +23317

    This was the beginning of a legend.

  • @timothyevans5193
    @timothyevans5193 Před rokem

    This knowledge is delicious. More please. I am using these videos to teach my daughter and I wish there were more. We have seen them all. Teach on sage :)

  • @theduck1447
    @theduck1447 Před rokem +1

    i strongly recommend you a book by Ken Follet, tittled 'Fall of Giants', it shows a wide view of the world in the time of ww1 perfectly.

  • @mal3rtik
    @mal3rtik Před rokem +4

    Before the war germany had a couple colonies in africa but nothing compared to Britain, Germany was building up their navy, their leader was kaiser wilhelm