How Europe Stole the World

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    Johnny HarrisJohnny Harris

    How Europe Dominated the Planet
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    Correction: 01:07 I characterize Europe as a “continent full of poor miserable farmers” and later go on to compare it to the “thriving” empires elsewhere. While it is indeed true that Europe in the 1400s was full of famine, plague, war, and general suffering, it’s inaccurate to say that Europeans were much worse off than people living in any other parts of the world. Especially if you look to Southern Europe where an explosion of art, science, and trade was taking place at this time. The accurate point would be to say that Europe had been relatively cut off from the world since the Ottoman Empire blocked them from historical trade routes. Europe was not deeply connected to global trade, which was mostly happening in the Indian Ocean regions at that time.

    Correction: 04:50 see the correction from 01:07

    Correction: 05:43 As noted earlier, Europeans had trade connections with the east. During this time they were cut off by the Ottoman Empire for the reasons I explain in the video

    Correction: 07:21 While Portugal had gone out trading and exploring Western Africa first, I present it as if Portugal had made it to Asia before Spain decided to start exploring. This isn’t right. Columbus’ journey west (1492) happened a few years before Portugal’s first voyage that reached India (lead by Vasco da Gama in 1497).

    Correction: 08:55 This little dramatization mischaracterizes what happened here. As many have pointed it out it feels like I’m asserting that Columbus “invented” imperialism in this moment. And indeed the way this is presented implies that. Columbus did NOT invent the idea of taking over land. In fact, a part of his contract with the royals was that he would take over any land he could while on this journey. The important point here is that Columbus set out to get in on trade in the east, but that the “discovery” of the America’s turned those efforts away from looking for new trade routes, to a full blown imperial project in the Americas. That’s the point I was trying ot make, but missed the mark in this overly dramatized moment.

    Correction: 16:02 In addition “their weapons” and “their city germs” It would have been more accurate to mention a major tool for the conquerors which was the exploitation of local politics and alliances. The conquest of these huge swaths of land required Europeans to ally with and rely on local expertise and man power to colonize these territories.

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Lucas Santos
Lucas Santos

Just an addendum. When Portuguese came to Brasil, they saw an abundance of a tree along the coast which could be used to produce a bright red paint. Such plants weren't all that common in Europe, and so red paint was expensive and a sign of status. These plants were called "pau brasil", meaning "brasil wood", and "brasil" is a term that originated from French meaning "brazier". So "pau brasil" is a tree that can be used to produce something that looks like a "brazier". They were so excited that they could finally produce this expensive paint in abundance, that they named this land after the product they were after, calling it "Terra do Brasil", literally "Land of Brazil", which then was shortened to just "Brasil". This tree almost went extinct.

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Sofaia K
Sofaia K

Interesting!

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Metal Gear
Metal Gear

@Johnny Harris • great vid. Nevermind the haters 😂

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CZ
CZ

Wilipedia talks!

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Ishani Sharma
Ishani Sharma

@Johnny Harris Love from India. Waiting for next part.

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Netsgets
Netsgets

Cool

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Arman Basurto
Arman Basurto

With all due respect: this is by far the topic you have covered that I am most familiar with, and the video is so plagued by historical errors that I am starting to wonder whether the things I learnt watching other videos from your channel were as accurate as I thought they were when I watched them.

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J
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@江泽民 President Jiang Chinese Communist party bot identified. Don’t try to be slick. Away with your propaganda

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江泽民 President Jiang
江泽民 President Jiang

@Wulfs I’ve been thinking about he’s credibility since his Chinese video. His videos are very biased in a American liberal way.

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SVALLA
SVALLA

Agree, I’m questioning this entire channel I hate to say… Johnny we love you but plzzzzzz

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Wulfs
Wulfs

@Kenneth James he’s always prioritized sensationalism over education, which is fair to keep his videos interesting to the masses, but now it’s veering off into straight-up misinformation.

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Kenneth James
Kenneth James

He tries to turn it into an entertaining narrative for dumb people and it just makes his videos dumb instead. It wasn't always like this.

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Pieter Smith
Pieter Smith

I love Johnny, but his commitment to virtue signaling is overpowering his commitment as an accurate story teller.

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Akhera Shepsutera
Akhera Shepsutera

@Jake Mitchell He SAID in the beginning of the video that this was not a history lesson but an explanation on how Europe took over the world. If YOU would like to go into details according to YOUR knowledge and *beliefs* and your vested interests, then create your own channel and spew your mess there so you can continue to perpetuate hatred and animosity through your focused limiting views. Just about everything you said supports what Johnny's saying! Is his overarching message wrong?! I think not. Europe as a whole WAS behind the eight ball when it came to trade and commerce. Was it not?! They sought to expand as you even admit; And in their expansion, they changed the world! And they killed MANY in the process. By putting so much emphasis on your bullshit details rather than recognizing how the means by which European expansion has and is affecting the world has been both progressive and detrimental to the world in MANY ways.

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Jake Mitchell
Jake Mitchell

@4 Queens Tarot You can't just say it's "obviously a false equivalency" without backing it up with evidence. And I never gave Europeans a free pass. I just said painting native peoples as victims and nothing else, despite the myriad ways they fought, traded with, undermined and allied with European powers for their own individual reasons, is a gross oversimplification.

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4 Queens Tarot
4 Queens Tarot

@Jake Mitchell It’s a pretty gross overstatement to say that Europeans and indigenous people of color were a lot alike seperated only by Superior weaponry….not so. Sounds like you’re giving the Europeans a pass when it’s obviously a false equivalency.

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Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis

@Jake Mitchell That was a brilliant assessment mate. I learned a lot from it

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Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis

​@Yousef izziddeann Did you not read Jake's post? Multiple things Johnny said outright contradict historical facts. He also describes Europeans as miserable throughout the video, which is a terribly disrespectful word to use to describe a culture. There is no difference between him calling Europeans miserable and the Portuguese calling Brazilian natives savages, so he's even using the same terminology that he supposedly deposes

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SB GM
SB GM

"I'm taking some creative liberty here" to call this an understatement would be an understatement. History for people who have no interest in facts, just opinions that suit their own political narrative.

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Belarusian Mapping
Belarusian Mapping

Name 15 mistakes in the video. If you fail to do so, you are wrong and shall apologize

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K L
K L

@ph7 but you had a kingdom with an army and palaces and shit right???

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K L
K L

@ph7 yes plebs all around the world were poor peasants, nothing isolated too europe or any other place. It is all relative were i live you cant survive with 1000 euros a month, in otherplaces you would be the richest guy in town and can live a good life

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Andriod Khan
Andriod Khan

@Dummy Brother he literally did the same on that bread video. No where did he or his team cite the source for “they are 3000 bakeries in US”. But ain’t no one cared, instead bashed us for having horrible bread. Even when his whole argument didn’t make sense. Now he did it to you guys and all of you started caring about his bad research and knowledge.

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AlpAyTr
AlpAyTr

@nick ok there we go, white supremacist propaganda bullshit at its best. Europe highest standard of living? You must be joking...

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Ichirei Sakasama
Ichirei Sakasama

Since you wholeheartedly already acknowledged and accepted that this video made huge mistakes, i believe you should make a follow-up video addressing and creating a more informative on the mistakes. It should be a responsibility for educational/history YouTuber for their audience..

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SVALLA
SVALLA

Would love to see this

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Troll 2
Troll 2

@Metal Gear Communists love rewriting history.

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Fadogar91
Fadogar91

@unevolvedbigtime report it as misleading... because it is...

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Metal Gear
Metal Gear

No wonder the extreme left call nonstop foul play w/ simple words. Y’all are literally that shallow. This ain’t Fake News bruh. This his own interpretation.

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Metal Gear
Metal Gear

Oh please. Grow up alrdy. Do your own homework next time instead.

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therealscaryjeff
therealscaryjeff

I generally like this channel but I really don't understand the motivation behind this video. What is to be gained by deliberately ignoring all context? Thanks to all the brilliant comments that help show what the real story is.

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Danny Archer
Danny Archer

@Aditya He is ignoring everyone else's dirty laundry.

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Aditya
Aditya

@Danny Archer but is he wrong?

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Danny Archer
Danny Archer

_The world we live in today was sketched on paper by European men. Men who looked like me._ The motivation is obvious.

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Jack Theano
Jack Theano

To make us share his depression.. He is a depressed guy and sharing what he depressed about is one way to help himself. but, I don't think History is a best topic for a guy like him. Because if someone wants to go deep in that topic, using empathy while doing research is a no-no, not only damaging mental health but understanding would be bias and omitting fact is around the corner

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Alice E
Alice E

Exactly. We were all miserable farmers who built beautiful gothic cathedrals like the Notre dame. Sure Harris

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Jordan Magera
Jordan Magera

As a history teacher, I tell my student that when telling history, they have a big responsibility. Diverging from the truth and facts to make the story “fit” their preconceived notions is lying to your audience. It also dehumanizes and slanders the people of history. Hitler, Stalin and so many other terrible people show us the result of doing this to history (not saying this video is anywhere close to what they were doing, just illustrating the extremes). Not telling the other side of history is an act of ignorance and hurtful to society as a whole. Please take the responsibility of telling history seriously. Yes it should be accessible, but that doesn’t mean you need to be inaccurate or one-sided.

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Abdulhafeez
Abdulhafeez

The other side of history that people were not captured and enslaved to do things against their will. Please give me a break, you can go and make a video about your side of history.

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Diederick Brauer
Diederick Brauer

@Alice E "liberals aren't sxxxxxx" wow, this type of self-pity generalization illustrate the opposite.

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Aditya Sharma
Aditya Sharma

The two-sided story goes like this: The locals welcome the trader-cum-invaders / plunderers as 'Gods' out of sheer innocence of their soul and offered them all comfort. Yet, to demean and insult this great attribute not seen in their own lands, 'No resistance' was the term used in the letter to portray the locals as weak and stupid.

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Aditya Sharma
Aditya Sharma

​@Keanu The other side of the story is: The locals welcome the invaders / plunderers as 'Gods' and offered them all comfort. Yet, to demean and insult this great attribute not seen in their own lands, 'No resistance' was the term used by Columbus and team.

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Zishan Syed
Zishan Syed

@Thomas Boland lol 🤣🤣 so the version of history I learned in school was not revisionism by Europeans? White folks are hilarious! If you believe that every worthwhile discovery was made by folks that look like you and not me, you might want to ask yourself why...

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Haatchii
Haatchii

Johnny, I love your work but you've really dropped the ball here on European history, this is a massive simplification and in many cases just wrong

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Irene Jose
Irene Jose

@Del La Hoya You've 100% got a point here - the only thing that is "objective" is truth and since the history of imperialism and colonialism has mostly been recorded by Europeans or those in conquered nations who actually have access to materials required for record-keeping, our understanding of history is just a weird amalgamation of everybody's "subjective" understanding of the event. For Europeans, imperialism was definitely glorified and positive. For others, not so much. Time to keep defensiveness aside and truly look at "all sides" for a proper understanding of history.

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Metal Gear
Metal Gear

@Del La Hoya • You care more about Flesh vs Flesh. I care more about Good vs Evil. I do not hold hands w/ Monsters of any Flesh tone. While you blatantly ignore such Evils exist or ever even existed. The battle is of theological principles rather than nonsensical issues revolving around Flesh. I’m not holding hands w/ such concepts neither. Good Luck w/ that.

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Metal Gear
Metal Gear

@Del La Hoya • Hollywood Woman King [Wiki] _The growth of Dahomey coincided with the growth of the Atlantic slave trade, and it became known to Europeans as a major supplier of slaves_ All Praise be to the Slave Masters

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Metal Gear
Metal Gear

@Del La Hoya • _” Europeans romanticized their conquest”_ once again you must seriously think that nobody else did such too? We even now romanticizing The Woman King of Enslaving Africans.

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Metal Gear
Metal Gear

@Del La Hoya • Your view of history is way off point. Europeans never were even capable of enslaving Africans. It was Africans whom enslaved Africans. The Europeans merely purchased those whom were destined to be slaughtered by the African victors. The single greatest threat to Africans has been will always be Africans themselves. Europeans ended the slave trade while African tribe of Dahomey continued such practice & even waged war against Europeans to continue to enslave Africans.

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Matthew Walzer
Matthew Walzer

Many parts of this video are extremely oversimplified and lacking in context. However, one part that is simply factually incorrect is your statement on the Portuguese discovering a root to India as a motivation for the voyage of Columbus. Columbus set sail in 1492, whilst the Portuguese didn't find a route to India until Vasco da Gama's voyage in 1498.

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Sang Beom
Sang Beom

Magellan also died in the Philippines. Legazpi was another explorer

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careless
careless

@Luiz Amaral And Cape Bojador in 1434 (20 years before Columbus birth).

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Mina A.
Mina A.

@Luiz Amaral Ghana had Portuguese settlers as early as 1471

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Luiz Amaral
Luiz Amaral

Not disagreeing with you here, you are correct about Vasco da Gama's Voyage not being the motivation. But Bartolomeu Días, another Portuguese sailor, discovered (for the Portuguese) the cape of good hope in 1488. This discovery is what eventually led to da Gama's voyage.

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Carina Harumi
Carina Harumi

Bro, you have the tools to make the complicated easy. Don't offend our intelligence and don't underestimate YOUR skills by assuming you can't do it and that we can't grasp the "vastly complicated 500-year history". If I wanted another video of the stupid things we share in the school playground because we were actually asleep during history class and only heard a third of the lesson, I'll go to some random "Top 10 facts about the Middle Ages", thank you. When I go to watch your channel, I'm looking for in-depth analysis, well-researched points. For me to come watch your video and hear you saying sh*t my junior high school teacher had already proved wrong 20 years ago in frigging Brazil is just... 🤦‍♀️ So please, don't fall into the trap of oversimplifying stuff. There's already waaaay too much of that stuff on YouTube and it doesn't suit you.

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Gabriel King
Gabriel King

The opening of the video is inaccurate, Europe had already been involved in the Silk Road trade routes, and had only been locked out in the 1400s by the ottomans, thus encouraging the search for other trade routes to the east

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Metal Gear
Metal Gear

He did indeed state such…… no offense to you. It’s just others bashing too much over nothing.

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Art Curious
Art Curious

Turkey always seems to be in the middle of everything lol

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MrTruthAddict
MrTruthAddict

Butthurt white guy says what?

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Merinzify
Merinzify

​@Pierzing.glint1sh7 But what they were called varied from country to country, so yes it does matter what they called themselves, they considered themselves roman, and they were citizens of the roman empire, and after that eastern roman empire or byzantine empire or byzantium, but they never called themselves like that. They were the last part of the roman empire that kept going after the western part fell. ( until the ottoman ) And your example is exactly why you are wrong, everyone conquered by the british might be considered british by the brits, but not by the people that were conquered.

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Mayur Arun
Mayur Arun

Don't accept all that the west showing or telling you

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C G
C G

Others have pointed this out, but there are some serious innaccuracies. Some things that stood out to me on first watching: -The first exploreres/conquerors weren't just "adventurous", they wanted to make money, a shitload of it. -"This isn't a history lesson, i won't talk about names and dates" as a history teacher really, really offends me. You see, history is NOT names and dates, its the big picture... -Europe was ofc not just poor farmers, or at least not more so than other parts of the world. -You show a map of europe labeling it as "the world map". Are you suggesting that Asia and Africa were not known to europeans? IF so, thats very wrong. -Europe was part of the global trade network. Most notably, the Genoese and Venetians were huge in the silk and spice trade. The exploration of new trade routes wasn't as much "Europe vs Asia" and more "new european trade powers vs old european trade powers". -Spices like black pepper were known and used in europe, its prices just fell when new routes to get the stuff were discovered. -The indigenous empires of middle and southern America had HUGE armies. However, they didn't have fire arms and more importantly, the well known axctec empire was in a big inner struggle, so it was easy to knock down. -You seem to make too much of a deal of Columbus and his "Idea" of claiming land. The Europeans had done this all over the places, even the "just trading" portuguese had set up trading posts along their route. New wasn't the idea, new was the opportunity to actually occupy big portions of land.

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Caleb
Caleb

​@Irene Jose You clearly have a very infantile view of the world. You literally just glossed over human sacrifice, and by your logic you consider all European wars "in-fighting"? These are peoples/tribes/civilizations warring with each other, conquering each other, and much worse. "This reasoning has the same validity as if I killed an arguing couple..."and this, wow I'm almost speechless. You just compared distinct groups of people with different land, customs, culture who were murdering, raping, stealing , sacrificing each other to a couple having a verbal argument. There's so much more to address but I'm stopping here because your logic is so flawed, your clearly blinded by an emotional worldview that is completely disconnected from reality.

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Irene Jose
Irene Jose

@Caleb In-fighting doesn't excuse the genocide of a group of people, though? This is what I don't understand about the BS, ultra-defensive narrative of "but they were fighting too!" "Africans had slaves too!" - yes, and? How does that, in any way, justify magnifying the slave trade to a global enterprise or committing a genocide of the Natives? This reasoning has the same validity as if I killed an arguing couple cause "they were fighting anyways and having a bad day, soooo why not?"

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Caleb
Caleb

@Fadogar91 This is what I hate the most, this BS narrative that native americans were these peaceful perfect people. When in reality they were as you said sacrificing humans, and warring/killing other peoples, fighting over territory. It's just that stronger, better tribes came across from the ocean and won.

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Fadogar91
Fadogar91

*the incas had internal struggles (basically divided into two, reigned by two brothers who fought each other)... the aztecs were doing fine, just conquering themselves and sacrificing thousands of people per year, but around 100K indigenous people from other tribes that were being conquered by the aztecs joined the few hundred spaniards and together they brought down the aztecs...

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Kyle Barnard
Kyle Barnard

This whole video seems a vehicle for Johnny to display his admittedly amazing map collection. 'Crash Course World History' and 'Crash Course European History' are better resources if you're interested in learning about history. "The truth resists simplicity" as John Green says.

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Hayden Arias Dávila
Hayden Arias Dávila

Johnny, I recommend you try to research "la leyenda negra" or the black legend about Spanish colonialism. Queen Isabella of Spain disavowed the treatment of the natives by Colombus and forced him to relinquish his duties and position he held in the Americas. One problem with being a native English speaker is that you miss the plethora of research done in Spanish. Something which drastically shifts your results considering the context of this video. I hope you have the time and patience to watch this video with translated subs if you are not well acquainted with Spanish: https://youtu.be/t918VibrmI8

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Susanne W.
Susanne W.

@Álvaro Hernández crt stuff

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Nooo Name
Nooo Name

I don’t he does much of this thing called ‘research’. It’s quite apparent in his videos

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Álvaro Hernández
Álvaro Hernández

Johnny speaks Spanish, so there is no excuse. This video is propaganda…

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Alberto Hernandez Rodriguez
Alberto Hernandez Rodriguez

He s done the same amount of research in Spanish, English or French.. None

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Marius Weber
Marius Weber

That's a really cool video, thank you for the recommendation!

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Hikma History
Hikma History

"I mean I'm taking some creative liberty here" - understatement of the year dude! Much of this video is you taking creative liberty. Still a fan of the graphics & visuals ngl

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DeadlyLazer
DeadlyLazer

I can totally imagine Johnny having a drawer full of world maps from every era

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Willem van Oranje
Willem van Oranje

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAeoJVXrZo4&ab_channel=ThePresentPast I wish Johnny Harris saw this...

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UsernamerAlreadyTakn
UsernamerAlreadyTakn

He's a beta male

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whatever 12
whatever 12

Anyone know where he buy that Portugal map from? Can't find it in description

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whatever 12
whatever 12

@Alias Mc’Decoy I been looking for some strategies game like this for so long.. Any others good strategies game?

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Jeff Pen
Jeff Pen

Alright, you talk two straight video about China and the UE, now can we have a video about why the US is so damn big?

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Joseph R Shrimpton
Joseph R Shrimpton

Horrible Histories managed to achieve easy to follow and entertaining history lessons that were also accurate and fairly fleshed out. That's the gold standard.

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richardparadox163
richardparadox163

This is what happens when you allow ideology to guide history/journalism instead of the other way around. It becomes like a conspiracy theory where you pick and choose information to construct and conform to a predetermined narrative that you’ve decided. Very disappointed in you Johnny.

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The legend of Timbuktu
The legend of Timbuktu

Haven't white people being doing the same thing towards black people and minorities for the past 500 years?

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KitKat270
KitKat270

For anybody interested in a more accurate overview of the history of European trade with other historic powers, I highly reccommend "A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World" by William Bernstein. It discusses the history of the Silk Road dating back to Roman times; how all trade was effected by the Black Death (as a result, European peasants got more labor rights and universities became more accessable). It also discusses how European empires were not the only ones to practice slavery or conquer other peoples and engage in violence to protect or claim land and trade routes (as others in the comments section have pointed out). Finally, the book shows how a cultural exchange between Europe, India, China, and the Middle East took place in the process of trading goods, which is really fascinating. I also think it's worth noting that people don't need the subject of historic trade to be "sensationalized" or "moralized" when it's interesting in and of itself and shows the best and worst aspects of humanity.

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TheFilip43
TheFilip43

History is too interesting to simplify it to such an extent, I love that Johnny can create a narrative but such an oversimplification wasn't interesting to me.

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Krišjānis Viļčevskis
Krišjānis Viļčevskis

@soso i thought he was doing exactly that.

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soso
soso

YeA u r just pissed cuz he was not making the video from European stand point of view.

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Krišjānis Viļčevskis
Krišjānis Viļčevskis

I agree. Im no history buff but something just felt off about the things he said. Also it started to be boring yeah, the lack of context and more detailed story telling.

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Sammie Sea
Sammie Sea

Johnny, I love how you illustrate history I learned and enjoyed in Catholic high school with new perspectives. I really appreciate your ownership over correcting misrepresentations as well. Keep up your amazing work.

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WWE
WWE

Now you've seen his approach to history, ask yourself if anything he says in any of his videos is accurate.

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Spannito
Spannito

Europeans mischaracterize everybody else

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khizer
khizer

@Di ok? completely unrelated to what i was saying

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Di
Di

​@khizer colonization was brutal sometimes at the same time natives had no idea they have raw resources and what to do with it. colonizers left roads, cities, government structure. president, parliament, minister those are european words. if europeans never came there it would be like a huge national park with tribes running around today.

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khizer
khizer

@WWE i guess youre kinda right, but if people are really skeptical they can search up his points

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WWE
WWE

@khizer The thing is, us viewers are not experts in any of the topics he makes videos about, so we really have no way of knowing wether the information he is giving us is accurate.

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Zece Săgeți🏹
Zece Săgeți🏹

As a historian I condemn this video and the clown who made it. Everything he claims is false, exaggerated, sensational and misleading. Like he has virtually no idea what he's talking about, yet does so with more conviction and confidence than actual experts in the field. The hubris! History should be left to historians.

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ThomasCaldwell74
ThomasCaldwell74

The present past did a very good video on this. His comparison to Irving's book on colombus is best part

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Kicius for the better
Kicius for the better

For a second let’s put aside all the historical misconceptions of this video… This is way too much generalized to “Europe” conquering the world…. Many European countries never had colonies (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romunia, Ukraine, Belarus, Litva, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Switzerland, Iceland, Ireland, modern Greece (the ancient towns like Athens had colonies some 2000 years ago)…. This just feeds the rhetoric of all Europeans messing around with “good indigenous people” which is just to fit the trendy speeches of nowadays. Please do distinctions before putting lots of other cultures, kingdoms and societies on the same bucket.

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V Volek
V Volek

@Devansh Gupta. thats kinda the point tho

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MrMrSwitzerland1
MrMrSwitzerland1

@Spannito Please provide scientific evidence for that statement. Otherwise I have to assume it to be a promotion of hatred, science denialism and disinformation.

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Zaydan Naufal
Zaydan Naufal

This! If everyone in Europe was colonizer, Albania would be incredibly rich, as rich as Singapore today.

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Spannito
Spannito

@MrMrSwitzerland1 you are against generalizing things related to Europe but you Europeans are the first people to generalize and put Africa in to a box

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Halal chad
Halal chad

Having sympathy for indigenous people is not making them angels . And acknowledging that alot of westrn European countries did most horrible things in history isn't bashing on Europeans.

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Bengi Yardimli
Bengi Yardimli

The whole video is like a history lesson but for some reason it feels like its being told backwards. Like European explorers didn't actually decide suddenly to go east from land to start trading just to find out it was blocked. It was already a trade route going hundreds of years into the past that was suddenly cut off.

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HealthyMealthy
HealthyMealthy

Yes thousands of years. This kid has no clue what he is talking about.

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Benji banjo
Benji banjo

@Star Capture The Ottomans raised taxes long before the conquest of North Africa, your telling of history is one sided and is told to make the other look bad and not the truth. They didn't just raise taxes for Spain, but any trade going through their Empire, and ironically this is what would eventually lead to it's downfall as they were bypassed completely in the end, making the Empire stagnate. Everyone did fucked up things during this era, not just Europeans, but the history is always slanted agianst Europeans by people like you. I'm not denying any of the bad things Spain did, or any of the bad things Europeans did, but everywhere did fucked up things, the Muslim world was no different, the globe was just a fucked up place.

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Star Capture
Star Capture

​@Benji banjo Aha as if Europe and its barbarian kingdoms didn't attack and steal in North Africa or the east. how about the latin conquest of constantinople? you talk as if the evil inquisition was a tiny thing, it was the most fascist and evil thing in the world. under the Muslim rule freedom of religion was guaranteed while in europe convert or Die. the ones who were attacking were the andalusians who were expelled from their homeland for refusing backward contradictory christianity thus spanish crown breaking the treaty of Granada. they were attacking who took their homes and properties in name of christianity. Spain tried occupying Tunisian and libya but then they were defeated by the ottomans they tried to attack the Arabic peninsula and colonies it but were defeated too. so why would the ottomans make them pay cheap taxes? for a moment the ottomans decided to conquer Andalusia but their wars with safavids stopped them. spain and portugal were cruel with so many broken treaties that made everyone hate them. The Netherlands and England allied with the ottomans against them in one time. go see the catholic church and its extravagance by what kind of gold was saint peter church built? the only problem in this video is how simplified it is. if you go deeper the crimes of europe are the biggest in the world and history next to the mongols.

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Benji banjo
Benji banjo

​@Star Capture The Ottomans didn't stop trade to Spain because of the Spanish inquisition, no one stopped trading at all, what happened was the Ottomans increased taxes on goods traveling through the area after the conquest of constantinople which forced Europe to find new trade routes in order to not be exploited. The breakdown in trade is because of the Ottomans, not Europe. The Ottomans had also been relentlessly attakcing Europe for a long time, and the arab world had been for hundrerds of years prior, the barbary slave trade was literally north african muslims constantly raiding European coastal towns for salves, so again stop trying to flip it on it's head and make out Europe to be a sole evil in the world, just like the video.

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Star Capture
Star Capture

@Benji banjo the spanish inquisition wasn't good thing was it? under the ottomans all different faiths can live under the spanish you convert or die. also spain tried conquering north africa with portugal but were defeated by the ottomans then they tried conquering the Arabic peninsula and were defeated again. .

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Samuel Cohen
Samuel Cohen

This video over-simplifies a lot of things. I can understand that it's hard to fit everything in a short amount of time to make videos people won't be afraid of the length to watch, but in this case it creates extreme generalisations that misrepresents or even ignores certain nuances and facts that existed in history. Not everthing is "stolen", not everything is caused purely by one ideology. History is complex. There are many players in each story from every side. Not to mention timeline inaccuracies. Please maybe hire a historian if you haven't to help process all things to prevent losing ciritcal information in your process to condense things. It comes across as propaganda-ish or targeted. I hope that's not the aim.

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V Volek
V Volek

@EM Argonne if you dont like the comment, dont read it or respond to it

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EM Argonne
EM Argonne

Man you don’t like it don’t watch it

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Ansh Chadha
Ansh Chadha

Propoganda is the aim ofc

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TheTravelingClatt
TheTravelingClatt

I'm just gonna request this in advance, please, for the love of god, do not make videos explaining the Israeli Palestinian conflict. 🙏

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Robin.V.Awasthy
Robin.V.Awasthy

So needless to say, this video definitely dropped the ball when it comes to explaining the complexities of European colonialism. While I want to applause Johnny Harris for raising questions with regards to Europe's colonial past. Especially, when I see comments down below from people with the attitude of "Its the past" and "Every country was doing it then". When the very idea of colonialism is deeply rooted on dehumanization people from country other than your own (don't believe me read the white man's burden). I find it hard to do so, especially when the past is dramatized, oversimplified and almost rewritten to fit your own narrative. 'The present past' did a really good critique of this video where he debunks most of what's being said here. I imply you to give it a watch. I think there a deeper problem with Johnny's storytelling style which prioritized good storytelling above all else. This isn't the first time he has been told to cite his sources and if he continue to ignore the underlying problems within his super picturesque videos. I think loss of subs would be the last of his worry as this would bring into question the whole YouTube journalism bubble. Which would be a shame, despite his mess-ups, I do really like the guy for start conversations about difficult topics.

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ph7
ph7

@Robin.V.Awasthy yes i readed the comment. But didnt understood the sarcasm. Cheers

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Robin.V.Awasthy
Robin.V.Awasthy

@ph7 Yes, that's exactly what I said. (sarcasm) Like, did you even read the comment?

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ph7
ph7

Sow is it ok for you when an arab says he is proud of is colonial past on Balkasn and Iberia?

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Paul Flores
Paul Flores

As what I've said before the way this guy's telling history like he is very sure about his sources. Which is sometimes really dangerous. We can all appreciate his effort but sometimes you know what when something's off we need to call somebody out.

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Ewoud Alliet
Ewoud Alliet

1:05 - "a continent of poor miserable farmers" I hear this a lot from people claiming Europe was a backwater (and that "only colonisation" made Europe rich and prosperous). Whilst this was true for the early part of the Middle Ages, due to frequent raids by Vikings, Steppe peoples, low population figures etc. (which devestated the region and were less than ideal circumstances for development) this isn't really correct (unless of course you apply modern standards, which would be a useless comparison, but then you're definitely right). Since the High Middle Ages (starting 1000AD), (especially Western) Europe had actually been rapidly developing; population skyrocketed, new farming techniques were introduced (the "Ostsiedlung" being an example of early colonization; as well as the Crusades one of expanding influence; which in turn also brought knowledge to Europe), universities were introduced, architectural techniques improved... During the Renaissance (parts of) Europe would in fact become one of the most developed "regions" on the planet, much like the Middle East at that time. Of course do note that Europe is a continent; some regions did better at certain period. For the High - Late Middle Ages this was mostly northern Italy, southern Germany, the Low Countries etc. This is important as this is why Portuguese explorers decided to look for new trade routes to Asia/India; when the Ottomans/Muslim had taken control of trade routes previously used (mostly by Italian merchants from Venice etc.; hence their decline as the Ottomans taxed trade; hence also why the Pax Mongolica was such a prosperous period for Silk Route Trade). You also claimed that the other empires along the Silk Route were already trading and had more valuable goods than Europe did. I'm sorry to say this; but that's almost outrageous as it completely defeats the purpose of trade. You can't trade if you don't have anything valuable to offer in return. Europe had been on the edge of the Silk Route since the time of the Romans and had participated in trade since then. The only issue it had was that it was relatively isolated meaning that it payed large amounts of taxes (as all countries added tax; so every country taxed a merchant passing through; by the time he arrived in Europe his goods were pretty expensive and this wasn't very "efficient" and it drained wealth - so exploration wasn't just fueled by curiousity, but also by well... money, I mean, it almost always is) and was highly dependent on "upstream" states (e.g. embargoes) - similarly, during the Roman period Silk Road trade financed the Persians, a major Roman enemy. Unlike the others which had easier access. If what you claimed was true; then trade with India wouldn't have made Portugal ridiculously rich; because what would they give the Indians if they had nothing to offer and were poor? Now, the main question: what did Europeans export? Glass (beads, windows etc.), textiles (silk wasn't the only desirable textile; e.g. wool and linen), furs, animals, jewelry and metalworks, olive oil, (grape) wine, honey, walnuts, etc. and yes, even slaves were traded on the Silk Road. So, instead of arguing Europe was poor; didn't trade on the Silk Road and had little (valuable) goods to trade; a more correct explanation would be that Europe was geopolitically isolated, payed exorbitant amounts of taxes to trade on the Silk Road and that European division caused states to look for ways to get any advantage they could over the other. Also note that the discovery of new trade routes was horrible for some Silk Road countries such as the Ottoman Empire; as now they'd get less taxes. Also, Europeans did have black peppers before the Portuguese arrived in India, as Europe did trade on the Silk Road before that. It's what brought Marco Polo to China and what made the Venetians and Genoans so rich (in fact, the Italians often held monopolies, which was another reason for the Portuguese to sail around Africa; so they could compete - European countries were constantly trying to get the edge over the other). The earliest records of black peppers in Europe date back to the Romans. By the way; the high cost of trade (distance; taxes etc.) explains why goods like black peppers were so rare and valuable in Europe. The opposite was true for European goods in China. Also about silk, it was produced in Europe too, but in smaller quantities (Kos silk or Coa Vestis since 4th century BC, but Chinese silk became more popular; northern Italy, especially the Como region since 1000AD etc.) As for the Amerindians not having armies and making no resistance: what? And Europeans did (not always, but often) still trade with Amerindians too - and interestingly, initially also often guided peace negotiations between different tribes. Although you are definitely correct about Columbus laying the fundaments of imperialism with his treatment of the Taino people. I really liked the maps though. I think that generally speaking you gave a pretty good representation of what happened. I'm certainly curious for the next two videos. Sorry if I used a lot of brackets, but I think this comment would've been even bigger if I didn't.

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David Alvarez
David Alvarez

@Annika Sauer seems like white guilt which is all we hear about today and is an oversimplification

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C Harlotte
C Harlotte

@Shankar Sivarajan that would be the economically correct way to put it, indeed. You don’t even need to torture the term “valuable” for that matter because labour cost and time (huge factors in producing comparative advantage for the production of a good) have a value in itself.

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Jonny D
Jonny D

Or he is just trying to get easy views from people who love to see anti-european, revisionist history. This was not 'showing a different side' this was blatant lying. The 'other side' is the dominant view taught in schools now a days.

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Jonny D
Jonny D

Nothing gets more easy views than 'Europeans are bad and stupid'.

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Pierzing.glint1sh7
Pierzing.glint1sh7

@Ali Every civilization made contributions, however I am also non european and I do concede that none of these inventions would have been possible without European brain to not only put all the pieces together but invent more pieces than any other civilisation in the history of humanity!

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Not Iron
Not Iron

Loved the vid. There were pretty big mistakes, but the video as a whole was very entertaining and beautifully shot. Keep up the great videos

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Matt Forner
Matt Forner

Johnny, as a long-time viewer of your videos, this vid has so many inaccuracies, opinions delivered as facts, and oversimplifications that don't do justice to the actual human people who lived in these times, cultures, and societies. Yes, history is messy and throughout all of human history there have been 'winners and losers,' however, this vid comes across as one-sided virtue-signaling and propaganda masqueraded as storytelling. It clearly feels like you are pushing a political narrative and telling of history that fits your worldview and that's not at all what history should be. Historians, or people seeking to honestly study and teach history, have to have approach it from a place of reverence and understanding that it's far more encompassing of anything you or I will ever know or understand or experience in totality. This video comes across condescending and like history is a clear, easy, cut and dry, black and white narrative that can be summed up with a clickbait title. It comes across like 'Europeans = Bad and Non-Europeans = Good' and as easy as that. *Editing my comment as I did see you respond to another video on this topic. I think your response had loads of charity and a genuine desire to grow, so props and respect for that. I think some topics can't be summed up in one, 17-minute video. There are multi-part documentary series, entire 40-hour university-level lecture series from The Great Courses, in-depth series from people like Dan Carlin (probably my favorite history storyteller), tons of books, etc. I think some topics, like this one, as so complex and expansive that one video breaking it down just isn't the right way to do it, as genuine as that approach can be. Looking forward to more vids!

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Pablo Vargas
Pablo Vargas

Hi John! I am big fan of you, but I think the content video is quite wrong 😅 The idea of claiming the land (colonization) was part of the agreement of Colon and Spanish monarchy before he departed, not sth new. Plus spanish conquistadors faced lots of resistance from local population in the Americas. They managed to defeat Aztec and Inca empire by exploiting internal divisions and getting help from already subjugated people 😅

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Kashish Nagpal
Kashish Nagpal

Your work is so inspiring. The level of dedication you have is so amazing. It’s truly mesmerising to watch your videos, I’m in awe. I hope to become like you one day.

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JB
JB

The Europeans at the time of Columbus didn't think the earth was small (based on the visual presented). The approximate circumference of the Earth had been known since Roman times and the prospect of traveling west was considered dangerous because you'd have to travel enormous distances to reach Asia that way. Columbus purportedly believed the earth was significantly smaller than the general consensus (based on no real evidence) and therefore traveling west would be viable.

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Tamási Márton
Tamási Márton

Based on what i found, his evidence was an (in fact, correct) calculation by a greek scientist, whose name I forgot, but instead of Roman miles, in wich the calculation was made, he counted with significantly smaller spanish miles, and got a really small earth size.

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Rickuo
Rickuo

​@sj appiyah Key people in the royal courts of Spain and Portugal might have already known at the time of Colombus from ancient greek mathematicians the existence and rough size of land masses. Hence, for example, why later on Europeans actively searched for a southern landmass, eventually finding Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica, strongly believing in its existence.

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Austin
Austin

Actually most people thought the earth was small which is your first error; Its not fully known which map Columbus used, but its believed Martin behaim map was used. Also Claudius Ptolemy had a huge role in a lot of thought about how large the earth; take a look at his map.

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reza karampour
reza karampour

@Saarthel Search . ' Solving 9-11 by Christopher Bollyn '

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Michelle
Michelle

@Slinger yeah no lol have you seen the states it’s been since then?😂

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Victor Godoy
Victor Godoy

Hey Johnny! Cool video with some issues that you already addressed. You know what would be a very interesting topic to see from your perspective? American imperialism. Your take on how the USA spread its influence on major conflicts across the globe. Of course Europe had its fair share on it, but the US keeps on expanding their influence till this day

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AKK
AKK

Hahaha this dude actually said Columbus invented colonialism. Comedy gold this.

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Maciej Stachurski
Maciej Stachurski

so I'm watching this chanel, exited every single time, wondering what next video will be about, I'm liking, subscribing, following, commenting and suddenly..... this episode happened. WTF?! I mean why? how? Did Johnny thought that no one knows European history? Come on man, you can't make idiots from your viewers. I'm disappointed but I hope that new correct episode will happen soon. All the best.

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GLPS
GLPS

The best use of a video like this is to have a class of history students spot inaccuracies, exaggerations, improper usage of definitions and other flaws.

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Red Royce
Red Royce

Pretty sure the trade route East existed for a long time already (as in the Roman times already). But it was 'suddenly' cut off (Ottoman Empire) so the Europeans decided to find another route to the East. Not like they suddenly had an itch to go East and trade as if they never did it before. Also Europe wasn't just a bunch of only poor farmers before...

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Sang Beom
Sang Beom

I was surprised he completely ignored the Ottoman Empire lol. It was pretty fricken big with massive consequential pull in the world. Europe was pretty advanced in its own right. Also many empires have "stolen the world". China, Mongolia, Japan, Ottomans, India...

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jdjdjskfjjsksnxnfndjs
jdjdjskfjjsksnxnfndjs

Well about the cut off from the east trade thing, from what I understand it's more complicated than just that and it's not fully accurate that the Ottoman Empire cut off the trade from Europe (at least from newer historiographies). There's never just one reason for anything in history, here is just the same when it comes to the discoveries of early modern period.

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Luke Boyd
Luke Boyd

Part of the Ottoman Empire's wealth was due to its control over trade routes. The Ottomans did not "cut off" Europeans; they demanded exorbitantly high taxes for trade products and profited massively, as anyone would have done. European powers figured it would be easier and cheaper to find new trade routes so they did just that. The author's attitude towards providing specific names and dates (i.e. supporting evidence) should give every viewer immediate concern.

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Dinesh Kesarpu
Dinesh Kesarpu

Ever heard of the silk route

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XunQianBaiDu
XunQianBaiDu

@Yugen It wasn't the export duties, so much as the Venetians got themselves exclusive trading privileges.

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crisostomo ibarra
crisostomo ibarra

Hey Johnny I've been a fan of your channel for a couple of years but i got disinterested on this video. I then saw your reply at The Past Present's video and it got me excited to see you continue (or reboot) this series. Thank you!

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Josh Mathews
Josh Mathews

I love these videos and I’m aware that when telling stories we have to simplify things, however this is inaccurate on a few levels. Hopefully the rest of this series can cover these discrepancies a little more.

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Yin over Yang
Yin over Yang

beautiful video, beautiful edit, beautiful color grading, animation, absolutely pro-level. Unfortunately anyone listening to the story can see many logical "it can't have worked that way" moments: Men In smart suits from Spain that built a ship were apparently POORER than the locals., It's certainly political - I think the presenter must know this, as he's got a brain of some sort Im guessing, it's very disturbing,

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fundermentalist
fundermentalist

Great video very charismatic editing and narration cant wait for the next, as for the die hard historians this content bares more information than history channel’s documentary on such subject taking an hour of your time with many irrelevant adverts in between, as for inaccuracies well… no one could possibly be one hundred percent accurate on the past prior to the 1850s as there is no accurate evidence other than “paintings written words and hearsay His story is written by the victors fact! Those who control the present control the past those who control the past control the future…

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Bruh Moment
Bruh Moment

Before Imperial age, Muslims also viewed themself as superior (hence 'Khairu Ummah'/The Best People) and drew map with Mecca in its center. Up to Opium War, Chinese was also viewed themself as superior and see their culture as the center of civilization (hence Zhong Guo or Central Kingdom). They also drew the map with them in its center. So much story about human nature, tribalism, and superiority complex can be seen from a simple map.

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Dembe Adam
Dembe Adam

@Ahmed Abd El Hamid moslems from Oman amongst other nations practiced slave trade and imperialism on the East African coast

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SURLE
SURLE

Islam is not a race. Anyone from any background can be a muslim (Best people)

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Ninad Ganore
Ninad Ganore

@Bonafide Monafide Whatever the case may be, the reality is that the policies of the western countries are and have been more liberal than ours, we learn from them and then write them into our own constitution, like decriminalization of homosexuality for example. Also we followed the west in areas like liberalization of the economy which led to more technologies being invented. So $hut ur mouth and go back to bootlicking for Hindu supremist ideology.

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Bonafide Monafide
Bonafide Monafide

@Chris Simpkins Youre arguing from bias. You cant claim that christianity is innocent of its followers' actions then claim Islam is not innocent of its followers' actions. You also need to differentiate between actual Muslims and ethnic projects lol that of the ottomans who committed genocides even against other muslims

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Bonafide Monafide
Bonafide Monafide

@Bruh Moment Olafur Egilsson was no historian or academic nor was he unbiased in his literature. He was abducted along with his family by Barbary Pirates and definitely wouldnt portray them in any "fair" way. Piracy isnt allowed in Islam either‚ so the actions of the Pirates arent justified nor is abducting innocents or enslaving them.

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David Hill
David Hill

The history of how gunpowder and firearms / cannons etc came about (which gave whoever had them the edge when it came to war ) would be interesting .

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norbsobil
norbsobil

Okay so I'm here in the comment section to say I am impressed with the video (maybe because I come from one of the colonized countries so I feel like I can relate) but I am surprised by a great number of disagreeing comments saying the video is full of inaccuracies especially in the opening where Europe was described as boring with farmers and such. And I understand because I was also like "How the hell did Europe afford to sail and conquer those lands if they were poor?". Can't really trust anyone even if they create a content even if it seems true especially with Youtube.

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Connor Drake
Connor Drake

You're right, Europe isn't poor on those times. The main purpose why Europe navigate the whole world was because of Spice from Moluccas in Indonesia. Italy monopolize the trading in Europe and they made it luxurious to sell those spices in Europeans.

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Tiago Figueiredo
Tiago Figueiredo

Johnny, very interesting topic, kind of true the premise that Europe can be said to have "stolen" the world, but you're cherry picking and adding up to facts to spread the message you want to... Cheers.

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Yao
Yao

Johnny, good video production. But I guess you may need to oversimplify the history to make this video work.anyway, this one has way better quality than the ones about China and Russia in term of interpretation of history.

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Melker Wicksell
Melker Wicksell

I think you oversimplified Europe and Asias situation a bit. Europe wasn't just a place of miserable farmers. There was also universities, innovations, impressive architecture, skilled practicioners of metal and glassworking and all kinds of other sophisticated trades, philosophy, theology and new political ideas, it was also in a age of rediscovery of ancient wisdom ie the renaissance. Yes there was a lot of farmers who lived in relative poverty but this was true in the Middle East and Asia as well. At least in Europe there was seasons of the year where you couldn't grow or harvest food so many peasants had periods of relatively little work compared to places where you have multiple harvests every year. And by 1450 not everyone lived under feudalism in Europe, there was even Dietermarschen in northern Germany, a peasant republic you could concider a proto-communist state. There was also many so called Free Cities that were democratically run (with limitations ofc) and many other regional and national systems of government than pure feudalism. There was also a lot of spices in circulation in Europe both domesticly grown and imported from the east in limited quantities, and while they might not have had black pepper they had long pepper, which is very similiar to black pepper but slightly spicier and more fruity. In fact if you read medieval European recipies you'd be suprised they seem to have way more spices in them than modern European recipies. This is may partly be the result of a more recent development in European cuisine where you put emphasis on getting the best ingredients and preparing them well, and not masking the flavour with too much spices. Similiar to Japanese cuisine. Europe was far from a paradise, but it wasn't exactely more miserable for the lower classes than the rest of the world. And it wasn't necessarily less advanced overall, just different.

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Pablo Trujillo Morales
Pablo Trujillo Morales

@Manoj Sreekantam not spain, apparently, in 1542 with the 'Nuevas Leyes" indigenous esclavization was prohibited, their conquest process was based off of Roman Law, expanding the empire and creating a new spain, hence why it was called Nueva España

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Steven Gruber
Steven Gruber

Thank you, someone knows what they're talking about. Very frustrating hearing these simplifications.

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EM Argonne
EM Argonne

Bro you didn’t have to write your life story if you don’t like it don’t watch it

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The Savage
The Savage

Hes woke

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Markus Ilirian
Markus Ilirian

@Dana C you study are ways because we created democracy, capitalism, socialism.....etc etc

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Timothee Tessier
Timothee Tessier

Johnny if you’re reading these comments I have a crummy feeling you won’t be getting to parts 2 & 3. But on a SideNote: You have a glorious collection of maps, truly

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Miss bloody Mary
Miss bloody Mary

Till now we were taught one sided history, thanks Jhonny for telling the other side of history too .

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Aussie_Truth
Aussie_Truth

Just like to say that it's been awhile since I've come across such an engaging storyteller as yourself. I'm looking forward to many hours of watching your channel. Cheers

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HealthyMealthy
HealthyMealthy

This is extraordinary dumb and the type of reductionist thinking or just pure laziness that now is labeled genius. Congrats!

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DON FLAVIO
DON FLAVIO

Johnny my friend, cool video, but I must disagree in one part. Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain very much aware, and having orders in hand, to take possession of newly discovered lands, to be its governor and viceroy. With this idea in mind he arrived into the Caribbean islands. It is not like he was looking just for trade and then had a change of heart. These prerogatives and orders are contained within the Capitulaciones de Santa Fe, a document subscribe by the Spanish Crown before the first journey, on April 1492. Regards

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Animesh Nanaware
Animesh Nanaware

@Jamil Ahmed explain Jiziya, forced conversions, raping and enslaving Hindu/Sikh women, explain barbaric treatment towards Hindu rulers such as death of Chattrapati Sambhaji Maharaj et.cetera to name a few. I am not a sanghi I am just a believer of logic and truth, the genocide was carried out over centuries - golden era because Mughals were ambitious about themselves and not the public - put that into your comment.

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Jamil Ahmed
Jamil Ahmed

@Animesh Nanaware The Mughals enriched India and turned it into one of the most prosperous civilisations the world has ever seen. India during the Mughal period was a citadel of art, poetry, commerce, religious harmony etc. But since the Mughals were Muslims sanghis will inflate the brutality of the empire to give them an excuse to oppress Indian Muslims today. Yes it’s true the Mughals did use some brutal tactics to achieve their aims but that was no different to any other empire during the period. If anything the Mughals were far more tolerant and accepting than their European counterparts who colonised, subjugated then forcible converted en masse to Christianity

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i-mm-o res
i-mm-o res

@RVG1 if you can read minds good luck with YOUR agenda ;).

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Frankie
Frankie

@Zectifin Boohoo

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RVG1
RVG1

@Alquin Ilagan Well said.

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Aaron Ramsay
Aaron Ramsay

Someone buy this man a history book, I like Johnny vids but he really messed up so much in this video. So many things are just wrong

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Suheil Qutteina
Suheil Qutteina

Next episode please. I love your videos, but the suspense for the next episode in this series is killing me 😁

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Agapito
Agapito

Johnny to help with the criticisim, the channel Extra Credits has various history videos, and they usually follow up with a longer video like "History of beer - lies" where they go over each point they overdramatized or simplified to fit into the shorter video. It's maybe a helpful way of addressing this for people that want more info!!

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Raphy Timms Hardy
Raphy Timms Hardy

The idea that Columbus invented colonialism is ridiculous

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Leo Devardinho
Leo Devardinho

This whole channel is a clear example of why good animations have nothing to do with proper content and true information

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Stepanov Takiov
Stepanov Takiov

@Gabriel Côté Funded by me... Yes, of course I have.

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Stepanov Takiov
Stepanov Takiov

@Willem van Oranje And I tried to warn you from the beginning. And YOU ignored me!

Vor 19 Tage
Jeff Pen
Jeff Pen

Alright, you talk two straight video about China and the UE, now can we have a video about why the US is so damn big?

Vor Monat
Stefan Alin
Stefan Alin

@BILE THIS!!!!!! couldn't have said it better

Vor Monat
BILE
BILE

@Gabriel Côté Cheers, it's funny how Johnny's video on news media mentions: "The news tricks you into feeling informed," which is very accurate for videos like this

Vor Monat
wonjunchunv
wonjunchunv

whole video is historically inaccurate and posing as a educational content this is both dangerous and hateful. This is a hate crime against Europe.

Vor Monat
Damien Campbell-Bell
Damien Campbell-Bell

Lots of mentions about the inaccuracies in the European history, but what about the Americas having no armies. How do you think the Aztecs got such a large empire? A big element of their downfall was that conquered groups aided the Spanish, unwittingly swapping one occupier for another. He also kind of makes it sound like conquering territory was a new idea, as if the previous two millennia in Europe (and the rest of the world) hadn't been a repeated back and forth of empires, wars, "civilising" barbarians and land grabs. Conquering the other, no matter how similar or different they may be is pretty much the history of the human race.

Vor 27 Tage
Lucas Simoni
Lucas Simoni

15:20: "The Brazilians are 'Savage and very brutal'" Me as a Brazilian in 2022: Yeah, seems legit! 😂 Crazy to think I'm on the new world, in the stolen lands from the "barbarians"... The native indigenous people here are extremely marginalized, the few that are BARELY left, in no way shape or form they are considered to be of any significance at all to our mainstream culture, it's really disgusting to see this historical trend.

Vor 7 Tage
JIE SHENG
JIE SHENG

I have a question: why the map of Spain at 8:10 doesn’t include the territory of the Kingdom of Aragon, but only the crown of Castile? Besides, at 9:35, Columbus reported to King and Queen, if I’m not mistaken, the king here, is referred to Ferdinand II of Aragon, which is the King of Aragon. That Spain, from where Columbus departed in that historic moment, should include Aragon.

Vor 28 Tage
Joseph Toner
Joseph Toner

I think others have mentioned this but this video just seems far too reductive for the purpose of constructing a simple narrative. The idea that Christopher Columbus went to Cuba and then just invented colonialism on his own while none of his crew agreed is wild. The agreement he reached with the Spanish crown before the voyage was that they would take over the land and he would be rewarded with being Viceroy and Governor of the land. Also Portugal didn't enter the Indian Ocean via the South African route until after Columbus' voyage, rather they first travelled overland routes through the middle east to India and Ethiopia. These routes notably passed through the Ottoman Empire which in the video you say didn't occur as it was refused. There's probably way more stuff that it makes it hard to draw out conclusions. I think portraying it all as some big plan as well is a bit disingenuous, to me the arguably scarier aspect of imperialism is that it emerged through shifts in the economy not through the nefarious plans of a few bad guys. Your videos look better than any other videos essayist just please for the love of god do a little bit of factchecking.

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PremiumAzteca
PremiumAzteca

@Joseph Toner Isn't that what this video is about, competition? It's basically an American trying to bash Europe by rewriting history. "Yes we are evil and imperialist, but have you seen what Europe did 400 years ago? Like, comment, subscribe and be amazed by my demagoguery"

Vor 26 Tage
atticus
atticus

@Joseph Toner that present past video was like therapy, and definitely helped ground me in the way we have to approach history, I had never seen the channel before and it couldn’t have come at a better time

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ph7
ph7

There was a big plan. The navigations/expansion was planed since 1280 when D.Dinis I realized portugal had to grow more and planted a forest. Then D.João I, after defeating the spanish invaders he started the expansion. And on 1400 the main plan that happened was created adn followed.

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King of Ocean
King of Ocean

But fact isn't change here that if they went for trade why they claimed land

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Joseph Toner
Joseph Toner

@Kate Spaulding The Spanish Crown agreement is from Infidels and Empires in a New World Order by David Lantigua but I'd recommend just reading a bit online about general overviews on Columbus. There's some other interesting events like Columbus sending his brother to England to gain support for the voyage but his brother getting captured en-route by pirates. This video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAeoJVXrZo4&ab_channel=ThePresentPast came out yesterday as a response to Johnny's video and it does a great job of explaining the factual inaccuracies. Can't recommend it enough. It explains how the Spanish had already used methods of colonialism and genocide in the Canary Islands prior to the voyage. It also debunks Johnny's claim that Portuguese colonialism was basically peaceful trading but rather demonstrates that setting up trading posts often resulted in a lot of locals being murdered.

Vor Monat
Apex Ackerman
Apex Ackerman

Just watched 17 minutes of Johnny harris opening maps of the world . Each bigger than the other.

Vor Monat
K Kelly
K Kelly

Hey Johnny thanks for your hard work. I'd like to suggest a topic. How did college become so expensive? Thanks for your consideration.

Vor Monat
Ozrenius
Ozrenius

This video reminded me why it is always smart to avoid talking about history with Americans

Vor Monat
jorge puerto
jorge puerto

Excellent job! Everything is absolutely true. Obviously some people are bound to be offended by its truths, someone always is no matter what. Thanks Johnny

Vor 25 Tage
Dani Moreira
Dani Moreira

I've always watched your videos with interests but this one is a complete mistake. It's absolutely biased and yes completely oversimplified, and honestly wrong. You are looking at 15th century events and history using the 21st century perspective - and that is clear when you clearly say that the Portuguese and the Spanish "grabbed a bunch of territory", calling them "white and catholic people VS non white and non catholic" or when you say that the Portuguese depicted the "Brazilian" (that didn't even existed at the time because they were a variety of tribes and chiefdoms - Brazil only became Brazil after the Portuguese colonization) as the "people that kept on cutting trees". You should read and study history better. If you want to look at maps at least get the context of how they were made first, so that you can get the full picture and not just a gimplse of how it looks for a 2022 "woke" guy.

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Renan Rocha
Renan Rocha

Indeed. It’s sold in this video like the tribes in the region that later would become Brazil were purely magic, living in harmony. If that was the case Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, none of them would be able to ally themselves to tribes to be able to explore or have support against their enemies.

Vor Monat
Tobby Chamberlain
Tobby Chamberlain

you literally took the words out of my mouth! btw I came looking for your comment because some other dude made a video criticizing Johnny. He showed your comment in his video but he wasn’t so harsh on him even though everything you said is true. Judging from the whole channel Vox where he makes some videos, you can already know what his approach will be when narrating history; it’s completely biased and inaccurate.

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V.P.
V.P.

A lot of his videos about foreign countries, especially distant ones, are like this, at least in the sense that they are made from a modern, biased Western-centric point of view (unavoidable to an extent) and are extremely oversimplified. I am saying this on my part with refernece to his videos about Ukraine and as someone who is from Eastern Europe, has studied history, and speaks Russian. The issues he presents are far more complex and obviously you need to make compromises for the sake of time management, but some of the points are just distorted and even naive, and don't properly get into the hows and whys. That in itself isn't necessarily a problem, but I feel like a lot of people in his audience take everything he says way too literally and thus have a completely wrong understanding of the problem when it comes to anything that goes beyond surface-level knowledge. Especially considering this is meant as a channel to supposedly properly educate people on these issues.

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Caio Moussalem
Caio Moussalem

I usually really like his content. They all seem carefully well researched. I’m sad to say that this is not the case for this video. To many oversimplifications and inaccurate statements. He seemed more worried about the beautiful maps and the technical aspects of the videos that I really feel he dropped the ball in terms of content on this one.

Vor Monat
tstcikhthys
tstcikhthys

Johnny Harris is just on another level with his production quality. The history is a bit oversimplified/misreported though, unfortunately :) I hope you don't slip into that in your future videos. But either way, still excellent. BTW, _route_ is pronounced just like you pronounced it the first time (5:41).

Vor 9 Tage
erica strawberrica
erica strawberrica

10/10. Very informative and entertaining and sad but true

Vor 7 Tage
Sahoo Sidharth Sankar
Sahoo Sidharth Sankar

Hi John a video idea that would garner you millions of views. Since you're a journalist I suggest researching and making a documentary about how the untouchables came about in india. And apart from that the whole idea of why eating beef is considered a sin in modern india but wasnt in the past. Trust me the video will be a great success and the answers are puzzling and interesting

Vor 7 Tage
ccam001
ccam001

I enjoy Johnny’s content. But I’m glad he’s getting called out on the nonsense in this video. Here is a great video going over the inaccuracies in this video: https://youtu.be/pAeoJVXrZo4

Vor Monat
CutieShroomPie
CutieShroomPie

Thanks, I can't watch this video.

Vor 27 Tage
D. White
D. White

Good link thanks

Vor Monat
Jithin Sunny
Jithin Sunny

Harris, please do a story on the scientific history of the Indian sub-continent

Vor 25 Tage
Jenn
Jenn

Just a thought- the change between pre-1400s colonization and post-1400s colonization (using civilized v uncivilized moral architecture to overcome a populace's fatigue of money expenditure, lives lost, ethical quandaries, etc) involves so many people, so many journeys, so many stories before it coalesced into Jus Gentium around 1764 that it's nearly impossible to whittle that process down into an easily digestible explanation. I think personifying that change using one example is a good way to introduce people to this history. I dislike that it is Christopher Columbus but that is someone people in America are already familiar with so it can shortcut some of the setup. Essentially Mr. Harris took Columbus and turned him into Santa Claus except instead of explaining the complex idea of generosity and altruism, he's trying to explain the complex history of what changed to make post-1400s colonialism so much worse/stickier/far-reaching. You can disagree with the fact that he chose to personify this change but he was very clear that he took creative liberties to tell this story.

Vor Monat
indeed
indeed

there is so much wrong with this back in 2014 when all this wokeness started we used to joke that it will be illegal to be white in the UK or that they would be teaching the romans were actually black and its happening right now our memes are no longer staying as dreams and it is terrifying

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matheusGMN
matheusGMN

as a Brazilian, one thing we learn is that the Portuguese were expert navigators, when they drew up the treaty of tordesilhas, despite never seeing the "new world" before in their lives, they already knew there had to be land, at some distance, over there, so much so that they refused the initial proposal by Spain and demanded one with more nautical miles west so that they could be sure there would be land for them. From what I understand, they knew this because the current in Africa flows upwards from South to the North, so they figured that there must be something, in the other side of the ocean, where the current is stopped and forced to go from North to the South, and they pretty much used that information with the size of the current to figure out how far away it was, and make sure how far away they had to demand to get land, that's why the first Portuguese expedition that found land in 1500 was dead on, and why their trajectory looked like they just did a pit stop on their way to India

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PatrickXp
PatrickXp

Eu sou brasileiro tambem

Vor Monat
Guilherme Velhote
Guilherme Velhote

@matheusGMN They didn't have to the whole trip to India, there were scouting ships for this purpose. The "oficial" narrative was that it was an accident, something really unlikely and very odd if we think of the Tordesilhas treaty a few years early. Also, Colombo came to the Portuguese crown first but was rejected, most likely Portugal already knew there was other land so they knew it wouldn't be possible. We've Been sailing Deep into the Atlantic since early 1400, settling on the Azores for example, midway to the Americas

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matheusGMN
matheusGMN

@Guilherme Velhote it’s possible but unlikely I don’t think they’d be able to make a voyage that detours,, then go back to Africa, and follow through to India and comes back and everyone keeps quiet about the new found land, the biggest motive for all this was money, and as far as they knew, that land was worthless, in fact it kinda was, they only really got an interest for it when they started cultivating sugar cane in Brazil and making mad profits from it

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Guilherme Velhote
Guilherme Velhote

Most likely Brasil was already physically known at that time, but kept top secret by the Portuguese crown for strategic reasons

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OrbLach
OrbLach

@Witthy Humpleton they passed close to Brazil before the treaty being settled , so they had an idea that there was land to that side

Vor Monat
strongallalong89
strongallalong89

I think Johnny has too much of a political agenda to get things right the first time around. That said, I can respect the fact that he admitted he effed up.

Vor 25 Tage
Houston Harwood
Houston Harwood

There was so much potential in this video. Some touching moments, and the maps are amazing. But. BUT. The oversimplifications, as everyone has already pointed out, completely killed this would-be series. And it’s a damn shame. We have Wikipedia now. We have history textbooks and studies available for free as PDFs. Oversimplifying to this degree amounts to misinformation. A quick google search can disprove so many claims in this video. And it’s a shame. Because Johnny has produced so many great videos, and I think he went into this with the right intentions. But we don’t need him to oversimplify.

Vor 5 Tage
Aryan Chaudhary
Aryan Chaudhary

Please make a video on: Why were the Spanish, French, and Portuguese empires were 'more' cruel to their colonial subjects compared to the British and Dutch during the colonial era?

Vor 5 Tage
PremiumAzteca
PremiumAzteca

This is wrong on so many levels, and shows America's ignorance towards history and locations outside of its own borders in a nutshell

Vor 27 Tage
Kevin Vervaecke
Kevin Vervaecke

Stunning video, even more stunning how many things in this video are wrong beyond belief.

Vor Monat
Fadogar91
Fadogar91

@Mr. Clean damn, i was literally gonna start my youtube career debunking this piece of S... :D

Vor 11 Tage
Nandi Collector
Nandi Collector

@Mr. Clean *I just watched it and he is totally correct about the many mistakes Johnny made in this video.*

Vor 14 Tage
Mr. Clean
Mr. Clean

@Ankit Singh JUST SEARCH ON YOUTUBE A YOUTUBER ALREADY DEBUNKED THIS WHOLE VIDEO

Vor 14 Tage
WOKE SOCIETY LLC
WOKE SOCIETY LLC

lol yea straight got his info from google lol this is equivalent to a public school history book

Vor 19 Tage
Ankit Singh
Ankit Singh

Can you elaborate then

Vor 25 Tage
Jeremiah
Jeremiah

This is the definition of misinformation, it's not even a simplification of history, an outright bastardization. Truly pathetic with the platform and resources at the disposal of a channel of this pedigree the historicity of the content is nonexistent, shameful.

Vor Monat
Danny Archer
Danny Archer

_The world we live in today was sketched on paper by European men. Men who looked like me._ This should tell you everything you need to know about Johnny's motivations. Nice to see a Johnny Harris video finally getting the backlash it deserves.

Vor Monat
Danny Archer
Danny Archer

@G94 _so he needs to stop the self-hate._ Don't hold your breath. The guy is an ex-Mormon who is really trying hard to overcompensate.

Vor 23 Tage
J.Cousteau
J.Cousteau

Self-hating white liberals strike again... good this is people are starting to open their eyes

Vor Monat
G94
G94

one thing is for sure, they certainty didn't look like a bearded man from utah. His ancestors were probably farmers as well so he needs to stop the self-hate.

Vor Monat
Mohamed Abdukadir
Mohamed Abdukadir

But that is very true statement, almost all borders in our world currently were created by whiteman.

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Khali The Red-Dobbie
Khali The Red-Dobbie

Johnny I'm eagerly waiting on the next episode! Ur the man brotha! Keep putting up content!

Vor 11 Tage
Kunal Jyotiyana
Kunal Jyotiyana

Very Good explained, nicely presented through maps.

Vor Monat
Frederik Nielsen
Frederik Nielsen

Cuba may have had few armies, but this is not the case for the rest of the Americas and any such claim seriously undermines both the arguments as well as the credit native civilisations deserve. Spain didn't take over the Americas because they just 'claimed' the land (outside the Caribbean), rather the Spanish united against the incumbent Empires (Incas and Aztecs) who had massive governmental structures to actually take over and use for state-building. They did this not through military superiority, but through unity with natives opposed to the Aztec and Inca Empires. Brazil as a state had no predecessor, and this is why Brazil took a lot longer to actually become a united dominion which Portugal could administer (and hence the 'primitive' natives on the map you pointed out). Taking over and claiming land which does not already have a functioning administration is a nightmare, and the Spanish did not have the resources to do this, at least not in the space of time in which they established their empires. It was much easier to cut the snake's head off and take over the body. Claiming the Americas were just 'unclaimed land' is a seriously poor understanding of pre-Columbian America; the Spanish certainly did not see it as such. It was the case only in the Caribbean, Brazil and the parts of North America the England would colonise, which I guess shapes a lot of our preconceptions about the Columbian age. For Spain it was very different, their colonial efforts were much more shaped by military conflict and opportunism (the kings in Spain did not expect Cortes or Pizaru to succeed in defeating two empires, they didn't even know they were trying!)

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Frederik Nielsen
Frederik Nielsen

@Tom H Thanks for the great suggestion, I will be sure to check it out! As far as I know yes, it had a huge impact, and it's sad to see people ignore the Aztecs and Incas because we're too used to seeing things from a US/Canadian/British perspective.

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Tom H
Tom H

It was this governmental structure that has formed Mexican culture, especially when you compare people from the North to the South of the country. Kraut did a fantastic Youtube series on the topic and it's well worth a watch if you haven't already.

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Nicolás Jiménez García
Nicolás Jiménez García

Great comment! I think this video lacked so much depth on the process of actually taking over the American territories.

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Frederik Nielsen
Frederik Nielsen

​@Nate Williams It is by far and away the easiest way to conquer a country, yes! Requires far less resources

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Nate Williams
Nate Williams

Similar how America funds rebel forces when they want to overthrow a government. Same playbook

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Ozodaxon Izzatillayeva
Ozodaxon Izzatillayeva

Noticing that I didn't find anything wrong with the video untill I scrolled through the comments, I guess I'm pretty bad at history? 😅 I love the way you tell the stories, Johnny. Keep up the good work.

Vor 5 Tage
B.S.
B.S.

I hate how supposedly the people of a whole continent/subcontinent (Europe) are put as a single people. This is such an American-centered narrative. My country, Bulgaria, is located in the Balkans and had a vastly different history than those few countries located in the west of the continent that did the majority of the actions pointed in this video. But hey I guess that I am supposed to forego my own people's culture and history just to be bluntly put into an artificial "European" category of peoples just because some American guy in 2022 feels like it! People in Europe could be Bulgarian ,Serbian, Czech French, German, Italian etc. Please respect and research history better in your future videos! So many inaccuracies and biases present here!

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Juan Alonso
Juan Alonso

Great video can’t wait for the part when the French and British kick in the doors of North America through the Atlantic sea currents straight into Roane Oak and James Town.

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Ali Ejmal
Ali Ejmal

amazing video! You're telling history in a creative and entertaining way! I am more of a visual person so never liked reading about history! but I am super engaged watching the visuals of history you presented! Incredible! keep up the good work Johnny!

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Rabbany Narukaya
Rabbany Narukaya

As a nerd of Google Maps, where I spent significant amount of time just scrolling through maps and looking at specific countries’ street-level views, it’s just really exciting to see Maps from a very historical perspective, with how it tells us stories about it just by a simple look. Can’t wait for the next episodes !

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Dusty Dan
Dusty Dan

Yeah man I love getting high af and looking at Google maps

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reza karampour
reza karampour

Search . ' America . A century of coup , revolution & invasion '

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reza karampour
reza karampour

Search . ' Solving 9-11 by Christopher Bollyn '

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Jeff Pen
Jeff Pen

Alright, you talk two straight video about China and the UE, now can we have a video about how the US is so damn big?

Vor Monat
Goblin Slayer
Goblin Slayer

@Vishak bhat I'm a Sigma male of Google maps

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zadumanzx
zadumanzx

yup people been but hurt in a 16 min video, obviously theres going to be oversimplification and europe was a shithole back then as most of early medieval times, but whatever your work is great keep going dont let bad opinions affect you, just keep improving. gj

Vor 17 Tage
memer
memer

I'm writing this after watching "The Present Past" video. I think it would be better is you start citing resources in the video. I'm not a history person, but often after watching your videos I tend to read more about it. Giving direct citing will br easy for futher reading... Better luck with the simplification problem with this video.

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ahsan zohan
ahsan zohan

Man I love you because you don't tell the history according to the European and americans

Vor 29 Tage
Elcidio Ernesto
Elcidio Ernesto

Great video man. I love it. Keep up the good work. 🙋🏾‍♂️

Vor 3 Tage
Freidheim of Rotever
Freidheim of Rotever

The fall of Constantinople was one of the major reasons for all the other stuff that happened later on as what was once the most significant trade route is now under Ottoman control

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Star*killerz
Star*killerz

@Varun Namjoshi I mean it did supply a large degree of scripture, but to say it led to the renaissance, more like it led in part to the renaissance, but yea basicaly

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JonasPrudas
JonasPrudas

@marcjon000 That would be 450 years later.

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JonasPrudas
JonasPrudas

@John Joshua Aquino Before the disruption caused by the Portuguese trips, Venice was probabily the richest place in Europe. It was the main center for trade with goods that came from Asia.

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ItsElevenFiftyFive
ItsElevenFiftyFive

@marcjon000 I’m sure he meant during that time period not present day

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Jeff Pen
Jeff Pen

Alright, you talk two straight video about China and the UE, now can we have a video about why the US is so damn big?

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max jelley
max jelley

Great map roll, great editing and some of the worst analysis and oversimplification I’ve ever heard

Vor Monat

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