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WW1 - Oversimplified (Part 1)

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  • James Porter
    James Porter  Жыл бұрын +40076

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

    • Maria Parada
      Maria Parada 2 күн бұрын

      I can’t believe we’re allowing this kind of misinformation go through very disappointing as a whole

    • gavin smith
      gavin smith 3 күн бұрын


    • R William Isen
      R William Isen 8 күн бұрын

      Kinda how KZclip worked 6 years ago.

    • shadow six
      shadow six 14 күн бұрын

      That's how loyal he is to the subject

    • jacobstgermaine
      jacobstgermaine 22 күн бұрын

      ​@Hriscu Bogdanyeah bro the fashion was great

  • DeltaBlade303
    DeltaBlade303 3 ай бұрын +1567

    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

    • i make videosYT
      i make videosYT 22 сағат бұрын

      Bro the kill assists that that assassin must have is insane

    • Dogeyboy
      Dogeyboy 6 күн бұрын

      @corrupted well said.

    • corrupted
      corrupted 7 күн бұрын

      @Ok you could say it was the turn of the century

    • Thomas Gaughan
      Thomas Gaughan 10 күн бұрын

      l love the video

    • ANTI-GAY 🏳️‍🌈‍‍⃠
      ANTI-GAY 🏳️‍🌈‍‍⃠ 17 күн бұрын

      wars are necessary for population control , it eliminates weak and strong remains , bring new tech , improve globalisation , get moral ethics

  • arandomgamer66gamez
    arandomgamer66gamez 3 ай бұрын +1914

    6 years ago and surprisingly this still *feels* original

    • GeneticJen
      GeneticJen 2 күн бұрын

      So is this by the same guy who made the history of the universe and history of Japan videos? Because if not this is definitely not original.
      Edit: just checked the video description and he even mentions the guy who’s style he is using here.

    • Rajeev Kumar
      Rajeev Kumar 6 күн бұрын

      ​@Dino Productions 16

    • RealBambi!!11
      RealBambi!!11 11 күн бұрын


    • I'm ok guys, I've told you too many times already.
      I'm ok guys, I've told you too many times already. 24 күн бұрын +3

      It does not *feel* original, it still *IS* original my friend!

    • EfectedWall 552
      EfectedWall 552 Ай бұрын

      Agreed 😊

  • Dylan Buck
    Dylan Buck 3 ай бұрын +623

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

    • Joseph Lee Bob
      Joseph Lee Bob 24 күн бұрын

      @Connor Briffa these dont break otu bc of prosperity it breaks out because people want stuff from eachother

    • Connor Briffa
      Connor Briffa Ай бұрын +1

      That statement is a sobering reminder of the negative aspects of human nature. Throughout history, we have seen many instances of war breaking out when societies have reached new heights of prosperity and stability. This is a sad commentary on the fact that even when people are living comfortable lives, there can still be a desire for conflict and destruction. It highlights the need for individuals and societies to continually work towards creating a more peaceful world, even when they are at their most prosperous. Rather than allowing prosperity to breed complacency and a thirst for war, it's important to use it as an opportunity to build bridges and foster greater understanding between people of different cultures and backgrounds.

    • Sarika Joshi
      Sarika Joshi Ай бұрын +1

      When you don't have problem in your life you create them

    • a Piece of Toast
      a Piece of Toast Ай бұрын +12

      Good times create Weak men,
      Weak men create Bad times,
      Bad times create Strong men,
      Strong men create Good times.

  • Scanida
    Scanida  Жыл бұрын +3382

    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.

    • Connor Briffa
      Connor Briffa Ай бұрын

      Wow, what an impressive and inspiring story of General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and his troops! Holding out for 4 years against overwhelming odds with such limited resources and manpower is truly remarkable. And the fact that he treated his African troops as equals, despite the time and culture, is truly commendable. It's heartwarming to hear that the loyalty and attachment his troops felt towards him lasted even through the Spanish Flu and beyond. It's also impressive that the West-German Bundestag recognized their contributions by giving them back-dated pay, even if it took a while to prove their service. The story of the cashier giving the surviving Askaris a broomstick and testing them with a drill to prove their service is truly innovative and a testament to the strength of the bond between General von Lettow-Vorbeck and his troops.

    • IceKnight
      IceKnight Ай бұрын

      @Doriel Can’t chill when the person’s not hot

    • 𒐫  ‎  ☹ █ ‎Ƨ 𒐫𒐫𒐫𒁎𒈓𒀱𒂝𒅃𒈔𒅒𒁎𒂝𒄆𒐫𒐫𒐫𒐫
    • ᓚᘏᗢ Саша ᓚᘏᗢ
      ᓚᘏᗢ Саша ᓚᘏᗢ 2 ай бұрын +1

      Tysm super interesting, I actually ss it so I could read it again anytime xD

    • S P I D Y
      S P I D Y 2 ай бұрын

      fact? this is a whole essay

  • Jake Martin
    Jake Martin 3 ай бұрын +103

    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

  • idk
    idk 2 жыл бұрын +9374

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

    • Pug Animations
      Pug Animations 16 күн бұрын

      @ANTI-GAY 🏳️‍🌈‍‍⃠ and?

    • ANTI-GAY 🏳️‍🌈‍‍⃠
      ANTI-GAY 🏳️‍🌈‍‍⃠ 17 күн бұрын

      wars are necessary for population control , it eliminates weak and strong remains , bring new tech , improve globalisation , get moral ethics

    • Hesham Hany
      Hesham Hany Ай бұрын

      @Андрија Спасић There were remarkable efforts to either avoid war completely or at the very least reduce it to a local conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. Primitive means of communication plus military secrecy (cough, Moltke, cough) squashed those efforts. I think if the war were to be delayed for enough time, a large-scale conflict would have been avoided.

    • Pug Animations
      Pug Animations Ай бұрын

      "Alternate history has to be plausible, but history doesnt"

    • Josemaria Berrios
      Josemaria Berrios 2 ай бұрын

      How do you know you haven’t done that already?🧐

  • GenoCyber
    GenoCyber  Жыл бұрын +1520

    Not taking a shot at this video, but I remember when it came out, I thought it was really good. But after watching “pig wars” I can’t believe how far he’s come in quality. He’s more enthusiastic in his speaking, his humor is consistent without getting too stale, and just the overall way he delivers the information is so much better.

    • Parsa Hasselhoff
      Parsa Hasselhoff Ай бұрын

      He peaked at the Russian Revolution; it's overproduced now

    • GenoCyber
      GenoCyber 6 ай бұрын

      @Pablo Ruiz it’s not the movie I mentioned? only movie I know where a german dies at the end writing a story

    • Pablo Ruiz
      Pablo Ruiz 6 ай бұрын

      @GenoCyber i saw the movie in the charge channel

    • GenoCyber
      GenoCyber 6 ай бұрын

      @Pablo Ruiz The Western Front, perhaps?

    • Pablo Ruiz
      Pablo Ruiz 6 ай бұрын

      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

  • Dillon Crowe
    Dillon Crowe  Жыл бұрын +351

    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!

    • John Machenzie
      John Machenzie 3 ай бұрын +9

      ​@Dillon Crowe Who knows what will happen, I'd still watch it anyway.

    • Dillon Crowe
      Dillon Crowe 3 ай бұрын +3

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

    • John Machenzie
      John Machenzie 3 ай бұрын +11

      @Dillon Crowe 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.

    • Dillon Crowe
      Dillon Crowe 3 ай бұрын

      @John Machenzie why not?

    • John Machenzie
      John Machenzie 3 ай бұрын +2

      No he shouldn't

  • NnNeEediIMm
    NnNeEediIMm 5 ай бұрын +52

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

    • CottonRam
      CottonRam 4 ай бұрын +1

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

  • Aisthetes
    Aisthetes  Жыл бұрын +724

    I mentioned this channel to my history teacher. We are currently learning about world war 1.
    He showed it to the class today 🤓

    • Serious_Editz(Bangladesh)🇧🇩
      Serious_Editz(Bangladesh)🇧🇩 Ай бұрын

      Your class must be loving history.

    • A Frozen Plugg
      A Frozen Plugg 2 ай бұрын


    • DeltaBlade303
      DeltaBlade303 2 ай бұрын

      @M Y T H I C A L N O V A Yay I am gonna watch it on repeat. : )

    • Zero gamer
      Zero gamer 3 ай бұрын

      @M Y T H I C A L N O V A ):

    • The greatest octopus
      The greatest octopus 3 ай бұрын +1

      @M Y T H I C A L N O V A bro chill just because your dog died (which is horrible) you shouldn't take it out on random people on KZclip

  • Thijmen
    Thijmen 6 ай бұрын +52

    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.

  • Mr. ?
    Mr. ?  Жыл бұрын +5884

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

    • John Andy Bitos
      John Andy Bitos 23 күн бұрын

      still can't top off my stupidity. even when you include the war

    • Connor Briffa
      Connor Briffa Ай бұрын

      While it's true that he went back out in public after the failed attempt on his life, it's also important to note that he and those around him likely had a false sense of security. In hindsight, it's easy to see that the failed attempt was a warning of the larger tragedy that was to come. However, at the time, it's understandable that they may have felt that the danger had passed and that it was safe to resume their daily activities.

    • RTG Gaming
      RTG Gaming 11 ай бұрын

      Because of that,lots of people have to die because of war

    • Noah Ramey
      Noah Ramey 11 ай бұрын

      @Black Haze yeah that’s true.

    • Black Haze
      Black Haze 11 ай бұрын

      @Noah Ramey Yes it would have had a different outcome but major powers in Europe were trying to find excuses to try out their new weapons(like germans) to conquer others for their own interests. This is an undeniable fact. Wars were more common back in the day as well and it was a matter of someone invented the atomic bomb to stop all major wars. Which is what happened in the end.

  • Angel_exe
    Angel_exe  Жыл бұрын +279

    I like the theory that the assassin was eating a sandwich before the archduke came. Can you imagine hearing about your friend’s failed assassination attempt, then go out to have lunch at your local sandwich shop, only to come out and see the duke right there.

    • Ryan Hernandez
      Ryan Hernandez 27 күн бұрын

      @Connor Briffa Connor, I think that's pretty deep. Nice job.

    • Connor Briffa
      Connor Briffa Ай бұрын

      The thought of the assassin being in the middle of eating a sandwich, only to suddenly be faced with the opportunity to carry out the assassination, is a fascinating contrast. It adds a layer of unexpected randomness to the event and makes you wonder what was going through the assassin's mind at that moment. It's also interesting to think about the events that must have transpired after the failed attempt, with the assassin perhaps still clutching their sandwich as they were apprehended. The idea of someone going about their daily routine, only to be suddenly thrust into the midst of a historical event, is a sobering reminder of how quickly life can change.

    • Primitus
      Primitus 2 ай бұрын

      @Angel_exe I think it's mostly because of the Emperor of Austria. After the assassination of Franz Ferdinand,
      Franz Josef I declared war on Serbia. ( I believe he should've not done that )

    • Angel_exe
      Angel_exe 3 ай бұрын +2

      @Walden Nelson if it's true than he must of had the biggest decision making moment of his life. Either wait for his sandwich to arrive or to do his job and take all the credit.

    • Angel_exe
      Angel_exe 3 ай бұрын

      @Randomuser well...I guess he made an impact on the world. Not a good one but, yeah something.

  • Anna Liew
    Anna Liew 11 ай бұрын +78

    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_Walker
      Dream_Walker 7 ай бұрын +8

      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.

  • clawitzer is the best pokemon
    clawitzer is the best pokemon 5 ай бұрын +12

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

  • Dave Rose
    Dave Rose 6 ай бұрын +12

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

  • Depressed Chargers Fan
    Depressed Chargers Fan 6 ай бұрын +46

    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 5 ай бұрын +2

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

  • AJ _110
    AJ _110 3 жыл бұрын +18841

    Okay so like who wants him to be your history teacher

  • Isabel
    Isabel  Жыл бұрын +43

    I can't tell you how much your videos have helped me. When I take in information I have a hard time not spacing out but your videos are so fun and humorous I get it in just one watch!

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant  Жыл бұрын

      Bluejay also covers History welll. Same for Illuminaughtii and
      of course CGP Gray.

  • banana leaf
    banana leaf  Жыл бұрын +19

    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.

    • Connor Briffa
      Connor Briffa Ай бұрын

      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.

    • puiterken
      puiterken 7 ай бұрын +1

      and prideful/ruthless

  • Ethan De goose
    Ethan De goose 3 ай бұрын +47

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

    • Ethan De goose
      Ethan De goose Ай бұрын +7

      @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

    • Xfighter04
      Xfighter04 Ай бұрын +1

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

  • MisterControversies
    MisterControversies  Жыл бұрын +28

    I hold World War 1 dear to my heart, it always seems like some story you see in a dream. I can't believe something this old could still be one of the bloodiest events in history.
    Can't wait for Part 2, good luck with that.

  • Meat Man
    Meat Man 6 ай бұрын +7

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

  • Nergato YT
    Nergato YT 3 жыл бұрын +18528

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

    • Ronan Gordon
      Ronan Gordon 4 ай бұрын

      WWII: ended by an Austrian guy in charge of Germany shooting himself

    • Jared Joseph Songheng
      Jared Joseph Songheng 5 ай бұрын

      Mistakes make you stronger
      Tandey (British Guy who didn't shoot Hitler in 1918) = *GOD*

    • Yellow Wasp Rakija
      Yellow Wasp Rakija  Жыл бұрын

      Caused by Austria annexing Serbian land

  • Soob
    Soob 15 күн бұрын +1

    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

  • scorpio shit
    scorpio shit 5 ай бұрын +4

    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

  • _Phoenixed shulc_
    _Phoenixed shulc_ 2 күн бұрын +1

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

  • Torric
    Torric  Жыл бұрын +8

    It's fun comparing his oldest video to his newer ones and seeing how much he's improved.

  • Ridip basak
    Ridip basak 2 ай бұрын +34

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

  • Ciara H
    Ciara H 3 жыл бұрын +7661

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

    • Queen5239
      Queen5239 Ай бұрын

      This is the funniest comment I’ve seen in a while

    • Jared Joseph Songheng
      Jared Joseph Songheng 5 ай бұрын

      What Caused WW1 - An Austrian Man gets Shot
      What Caused WW2 - An Austrian Man doesn't get shot

    • Sonal Mudliyar
      Sonal Mudliyar 2 жыл бұрын

      I hope there's no ww3

    • NinjaKED12
      NinjaKED12 2 жыл бұрын

      You mean an art student

    • Senor Felipe
      Senor Felipe 3 жыл бұрын

      And now ww3 was caused by a dude getting blown up with a missile

  • ʳᵃᶻᵉˡˡᵉʳᵒᵘˡᵉᵗᵗᵉ

    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-_

  • z ak
    z ak  Жыл бұрын +5

    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 💕

  • Spicy Muffin
    Spicy Muffin 5 ай бұрын +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.

  • sweatx
    sweatx 11 ай бұрын +5

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

  • Creepily
    Creepily 4 ай бұрын +2

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

  • Mister Yokel
    Mister Yokel 2 жыл бұрын +4074

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

    • Yellow Wasp Rakija
      Yellow Wasp Rakija  Жыл бұрын

      I think a lot of Belgians gave their lives and fought valiantly RIP

    • Hacker Gaming
      Hacker Gaming  Жыл бұрын

      Fun fact: my step-step grandfather is Belgium royalty

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant  Жыл бұрын

      Joshua Mills Bluejay also covers History welll. Same for Illuminaughtii and
      of course CGP Gray.

    • Aiden Catalano
      Aiden Catalano  Жыл бұрын

      Papers please

    • Juan.
      Juan.  Жыл бұрын

      @Jason Dyrkacz and that's how Belgium became the richest country on earth

  • Doog678
    Doog678  Жыл бұрын +2

    This guy has taught me more about WWI than a world history could ever

  • Silly gecko 🗿
    Silly gecko 🗿 4 ай бұрын +1

    This is the only world war channel that is not boring to watch and makes it fun to learn this stuff.

  • Soe Lemon
    Soe Lemon 4 ай бұрын

    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

  • Elliott Hannam
    Elliott Hannam  Жыл бұрын +1

    If you pay attention to how his style has changed, you see a lot. I'm comparing this to the Pig War, which as of this comment is the most recent. Anyway, the build up of drawn models means there's more in the way of original assets. Here, the faces of important figures weren't particularly detailed or unique, almost always just represented by photos. This does remind me of the style choice not to give most characters detailed faces, which reflects the faceless role the masses often play in history. Anyway, I also noticed the jokes and other visuals don't sync with the script as well. There are often pauses in talking and the general finished product is much less refined. Here the poor quality is actually used as part of the style, which I like. Obviously there's a length difference, which reflects a massive detail difference. This video is oversimplified, but more recent videos are quite the opposite, making the channel title situationally ironic. Still, it does make the overall point that history is always immensely complicated and no summary will be fully accurate, which is nice.
    I really like this channel's content. It does a great job balancing education with entertainment, and as someone with ADHD I really appreciate a way to learn about history that's easier for me. In a way it reminds me of Tierzoo, which while very different is also an entertaining and educational channel (if you haven't seen it, look it up).
    Anyway, long comment. Point probably made

  • urlocaltrashbinner but low quality

    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.

  • RandomCrapStudios
    RandomCrapStudios  Жыл бұрын +6732

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

    • CirieZ
      CirieZ 5 ай бұрын

      I would like to see the Soviet-Polish war for independence as a mini war

    • CirieZ
      CirieZ 5 ай бұрын

      @Webby yeah but also his newer videos are on longer topics
      Ww1 didnt have as much, ig the russian revolution counts for a long topic but he already talked about it

    • CirieZ
      CirieZ 5 ай бұрын

      @Webby yeah but also his newer videos are on longer topics
      Ww1 didnt have as much, ig the russian revolution counts for a long topic but he already talked about it

    • the poop monster
      the poop monster 5 ай бұрын

      @8-Bit Stream Ratio

    • 8-Bit Stream
      8-Bit Stream 5 ай бұрын +1

      It is oversimplified

  • Moop
    Moop  Жыл бұрын +5

    The shelling didn't have a large impact on morale. "Shell shocked" is a very old word for what we would no call "PTSD." What this means is people can handle getting shelled all day, but they cannot handle death and fear.

  • RUEStudios
    RUEStudios 8 ай бұрын

    This was his first video ever on KZclip. Usually, people just start explain themselves, what their channel is about, etc. But this CHAD starts feeding our brains with useful information.

  • Lu Martinelli
    Lu Martinelli 8 ай бұрын +7

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

    • Fecu
      Fecu 8 ай бұрын +2

      for real, i prefer this type

  • CrowSenpai
    CrowSenpai 9 ай бұрын +7

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

  • NotJelly_Tako707
    NotJelly_Tako707 6 ай бұрын +1

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

  • Daniel Yang
    Daniel Yang 3 жыл бұрын +2702

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

    • Unknown
      Unknown  Жыл бұрын

      Who is the guy that everybody was fighting.

    • Mila Rajšić
      Mila Rajšić  Жыл бұрын

      @Petar Djordjević Meee tooooooooooooooo

    • Jerry Yang
      Jerry Yang 3 жыл бұрын

      @Rosalidia c This is a war worth fighting for

    • Jerry Yang
      Jerry Yang 3 жыл бұрын

      The American Dude what the hell? I'm chinese american and my parents gave me this name. He's not trying to be white, he's not doing anything, and he's just making a comment. But why would you call him white? You don't really know him, just him name. So it's bold to be making accusations about someone based on their names.

  • Animal crossing killed my kid
    Animal crossing killed my kid  Жыл бұрын +4

    This man hit the ground running with his content. Ive never rewatched a youtuber as often as i have oversimplified like jesus

  • Average Monolith Fan
    Average Monolith Fan  Жыл бұрын +3

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

  • Subbing to anyone who subs to me
    Subbing to anyone who subs to me 9 ай бұрын +2

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

  • meedabuhuh
    meedabuhuh  Жыл бұрын +1

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

  • Poetic Pariah
    Poetic Pariah 6 ай бұрын +1

    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.

  • InfernoNash
    InfernoNash 2 жыл бұрын +1545

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

  • PartiMe_Kyra
    PartiMe_Kyra 11 ай бұрын +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.

  • ThirsTea
    ThirsTea 5 ай бұрын +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

  • Marvel Geek
    Marvel Geek 9 ай бұрын +13

    Oversimplified: Everyone was talking about each other behind each other’s backs.
    Germany to Austria: Let’s kick Russia’s butt.
    Bulgaria to Russia: Yo, You got my back?
    Austria to Germany: I hear Russia likes nickel back.
    Italy to Britain: Austria lives with its Mom.
    France to Britain: Germany’s butt’s hairy.
    Germany to France: Rekt
    Russia to France: U smell nice.
    Spain: *que* ?

  • TONIO Gaming
    TONIO Gaming  Жыл бұрын +4

    Oversimplified should create a game like countryball did but with the full people they used early in the video I'd definitely want to play that game

  • Dhruvan Sankar
    Dhruvan Sankar 4 ай бұрын +1

    So we’ll explained with hints of humor! Just like a sitcom! Loved it.

  • _IDrinkLemonade_
    _IDrinkLemonade_ 2 жыл бұрын +2849

    School: you cant use wikipedia
    Me: *laughs in Oversimplified*

    • Tokiya's wife 2007
      Tokiya's wife 2007  Жыл бұрын

      @hans tf man?

    • Haroldinho
      Haroldinho  Жыл бұрын

      @Lucas Sturgill I hate schools like that

    • Jenzy
      Jenzy  Жыл бұрын

      @hans wtf are you talking about?

    • lasagna
      lasagna  Жыл бұрын +1

      It feels like my school is the only one who encouraged the students to use wikipedia

  • Düker Azhara
    Düker Azhara  Жыл бұрын +11

    Through time, not only did his videos immensely improved, well-edited and well researched, but his mic was, too.

  • Thomas Cheuvront
    Thomas Cheuvront 3 ай бұрын +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.

  • Caleb's crazy amazing life
    Caleb's crazy amazing life 3 ай бұрын +2

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

  • Bobtheham
    Bobtheham 7 ай бұрын +2

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

  • GoodBrickSon
    GoodBrickSon 7 ай бұрын

    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

    • Unwarym
      Unwarym 6 ай бұрын

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

  • Esteban C.
    Esteban C.  Жыл бұрын +6798

    Germany is that one guy in online PvP/Battle Royale games that has to carry the entire team and loses as a result.

    • USA1776
      USA1776  Жыл бұрын

      Lol facts, also didn’t help that I joined the war :/

    • SandiGaming
      SandiGaming  Жыл бұрын

      @Tyrone Bot u say competent like its a video game😭

    • Alex M.A.D
      Alex M.A.D  Жыл бұрын

      @Unknown I guess, I saw some people saying if Turkey acknowledges Armenian genocide they would have to ost huge sums of money and in worst case scenario some land from Anatolia. But I'm not an expert on geopolitical stuff.

    • Unknown
      Unknown  Жыл бұрын

      @Alex M.A.D maybe because they want to Distance themselves

  • blackwalls
    blackwalls  Жыл бұрын +1

    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.

  • A. Liu
    A. Liu 5 ай бұрын +1

    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!!!!!!!!

  • Jonas Koopman
    Jonas Koopman 9 ай бұрын +3

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

  • Kain Of Legends
    Kain Of Legends  Жыл бұрын +2

    This video is 5 years old?! Why is this channel so consistently good?!

  • Hritvik Esai Rooban
    Hritvik Esai Rooban 6 ай бұрын +4

    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

    • Random SCP:SL Content
      Random SCP:SL Content 6 ай бұрын

      @Space most likely for personal notes

    • Space
      Space 6 ай бұрын +3

      This comment is so useless but yes

  • The citizen of the internet
    The citizen of the internet 2 жыл бұрын +1959

    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.

    • sparkle NIGHTS
      sparkle NIGHTS 9 ай бұрын

      @Flashstar 123 nice

    • Marco Schmidt
      Marco Schmidt  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Reiny Amrita Actually they declared war upon each other at the same day.

    • Adri
      Adri 2 жыл бұрын

      So wars happened.

    • TheLetterL ᨆ
      TheLetterL ᨆ 2 жыл бұрын

      you got this from that one countryballs video, i loved that one

  • Funki Mochi
    Funki Mochi  Жыл бұрын +2

    This man made learning so much more humorous

  • areloTET
    areloTET  Жыл бұрын

    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)

  • GarkKahn
    GarkKahn 6 ай бұрын +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

  • Britfox
    Britfox  Жыл бұрын +4

    I'd recommend reading "A Short History of WWI" by Norman Stone. Fairly quick reading, and goes over these points and the wider political context in more detail- not quite as Oversimplified, but better than a textbook.

  • {☆}Paw{☆}
    {☆}Paw{☆} Ай бұрын

    Our teacher showed this and part 2 today in history class, good job man this video was very enjoyable even to Me who does not care about history at all

  • Alexandria Sperounes
    Alexandria Sperounes 4 жыл бұрын +2003

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

  • theduck1
    theduck1 7 ай бұрын +2

    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.

  • Yo
    Yo  Жыл бұрын +3

    He’s taught me more than my history teacher and he’s been talking for 6 minutes

  • Jelly boi
    Jelly boi 2 ай бұрын +3

    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

  • nyzmikey
    nyzmikey 7 ай бұрын

    You really need to remake this one you have gotten so much better

  • Ms. Dennis
    Ms. Dennis 9 ай бұрын

    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.

  • Gaminglichgamer
    Gaminglichgamer 11 ай бұрын +2286

    *Comes onto KZclip*
    *Starts spitting facts*
    *Doesn't elaborate*
    *Returns and starts spitting facts again*

    • Concept
      Concept Ай бұрын

      Thus the cycle continues

    • ARLORD_100
      ARLORD_100 3 ай бұрын


    • EpicThomas
      EpicThomas  3 ай бұрын

      i absolutely fear this man

    • UnionBall
      UnionBall 3 ай бұрын +1

      Everyone: Rewatching until he uploads

  • That girl ray
    That girl ray  Жыл бұрын +2

    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 KZclip 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

  • Shivansh Khandelwal
    Shivansh Khandelwal  Жыл бұрын +3

    This was the beginning of an era.Not the war , I mean this video.This was when the legend Oversimplified was born.

  • SpetZemas
    SpetZemas 9 ай бұрын

    Oversimplified’s first video and yet it’s still quality content!

  • local_yaminion:)
    local_yaminion:) 11 ай бұрын +2

    OverSimplified videos are getting better and better

  • Dakota Hughes
    Dakota Hughes 7 ай бұрын

    I feel like i learn the map of the world through this as well as the war and movements through the different countries.

  • TJ Animates
    TJ Animates 3 жыл бұрын +1536

    Me: Is four a lot?
    Oversimplified: Depends on the context.
    Oversimplified : dollars? No.
    Oversimplified: meters gained in world war 1? Yes.

    • Abdullah Ramay
      Abdullah Ramay  Жыл бұрын


    • GigaChad
      GigaChad  Жыл бұрын

      Brilliant comment

    • Mansur Ali
      Mansur Ali  Жыл бұрын

      dollars in usa? no. us dollars in south asia, latinoamerica, africa, russia, some of the middle east countries and Turkey? yes, yes it is

    • A cat that looks like hitler
      A cat that looks like hitler 2 жыл бұрын

      Lime Green I don’t think anyone asked

    • Slapz R6
      Slapz R6 3 жыл бұрын

      1000nt liker!

  • Baseball Man
    Baseball Man  Жыл бұрын +1

    I've always thought I was a WW1 expert but I never took the time to study or anything, gosh I was wrong, Great Video.

  • ْ
    ْ  Жыл бұрын

    No introduction no ads no nothing, just immediately got to the point, love it.

  • DraBattle - Lịch sử Hoạt Hình

    Amazing video. Videos of channel helps linking so many little historical anecdotes together and interesting✨😎‼

  • DontizzleJones
    DontizzleJones 11 ай бұрын

    I like coming back here to see how much progress has been made on the channel's video production

  • HY8_Editz
    HY8_Editz 11 күн бұрын

    Thanks man I needed this for my college ww1 project Credits to you my man!

  • loa
    loa 3 жыл бұрын +3634

    Ww1:the war to end all wars.
    Hitler:well yes but, actully no.

    • CactusChips
      CactusChips 5 ай бұрын

      Well, ja but actually nein.

    • SomeDude
      SomeDude 3 жыл бұрын

      The name "The war to end all wars"comes from the fact that WWI was the last war where the europeans fought the ol' fashioned way.

    • Dichtsau
      Dichtsau 3 жыл бұрын

      sorry, i have to post this under all top comments:
      there is no food named "pfefferpotthast" in germany; not even anything close to it. just wtf do you think of us. if u would google the top foods eaten in germany, u would see lasagne #1, spaghetti bolognese #2, pizza #3.

    • runo tree
      runo tree 3 жыл бұрын

      kim jun ung: yes but no

    • Ben Osborne-Ellis
      Ben Osborne-Ellis 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Ww1: the war to end all wars.
      Hitler: hold my beer

  • Rogue_witch
    Rogue_witch 10 ай бұрын +8

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

    • Pablo Ruiz
      Pablo Ruiz 6 ай бұрын

      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

    • god is the best
      god is the best 10 ай бұрын

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

  • noggan
    noggan  Жыл бұрын +1

    I like how he did even introduce his channel or anything just started spitting straight facts

  • vesse
    vesse 8 ай бұрын +1

    Imagine how embarrassed the driver of Ferdinand felt after taking a wrong turn.