How World War I Was Foreshadowed by the American Civil War

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  1. EmperorTigerstar says:

    Enjoy the extra video! And thanks to Armchair Historian for the collab!

  2. Konstantinos Roumpas says:

    Basically tne title needs to be How WWI has forshadowed the American Civil War.

  3. Timotheus Peter-Maier says:

    Wooden shovels are worse than stone shovels
    -Notch, 2018

  4. classicMaxReviews says:

    That was actually a really good Dan Carlin Impression.

  5. sie licht mein balls und schäft says:

    Implying Confederate soldiers had English accents

  6. mmmmSmegma says:

    0:07 Lines of Stollhofen, 1703
    "since the 17'th century"
    Whenever someone says x'th century, isn't that suppose to refer to the previous century? isn't the 1st century from years 0 – 99, then the 2nd century is : 100 – 199, and the 3rd: 200 – 299 and so on?

  7. Parthian Capitalist says:

    The civil war was over slavery just as much as the American Revolution was over just taxation. The American revolution was over MUCH more than taxation. Including the Navigation Acts, Proclamation of 1763, Quartering Acts, and the French and Indian War. The civil war was over much more than slavery

  8. Sean Naughton says:

    2:18 The ol' Dan Carlin voice. I started laughting hysterically.

  9. Anders Bergström says:

    "Let me get my Dan Carlin on." That line just made my day, thank you.


    This is a well made video (you make a great many well!) A solid narrative, pertinent information and visuals, neither rushed nor overly drawn-out. It's only issue being on the weapons (and to some extant the context) "took up to a minute to load a civil war rifle" is unrealistic as well over 50 years earlier Napoleon's horse artillery batteries were trained to unlimber and fire in less than 1.5 minutes, with some doing it in about 1 minute. More Pertinently, According to several Military Engineering Treatises and Dictionaries from the 17th 18th and 19th centuries the term "Musket Shot" was a ubiquitous term for the range in which a soldier could strike individual enemy soldiers, from which was based the basics of the construction, defense and attack of Fortifications, broadly as described and mentioned multiple times "Elements of Field Fortification. (1783)" by Lewis Lochee, Master of the Royal Military Academy Little Chelsea with Maxim VII of Field Fortification given as: "The flanks Ought to be within musket shot of their flanking parts, which is generally deemed to be point blank about 300 yards. Though the point blank of our firelock, when attention is paid to loading, is known to be about 300 yards, yet it will be prudent to rate it at somewhat less, considering that men stationed behind works, are apt to pay much attention to the fire of the enemy, as to give very little effect of their own fire: this consideration has induced many to rate the range of musket shot from 200 – 250 yards."
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  11. Ian - San says:

    I learned something new

  12. Kebin Sama says:

    your Dan Carlin impression is pretty on point lol

  13. IronPiedmont1996 says:

    I remember visiting Petersburg a couple weeks ago.

  14. Mathieu Leader says:

    I hope the war on terror does not foreshadow a future conflict

  15. DankSovietSocialist says:

    I believe also in 1864 the danes and the prussians had trench warfare as well similar to that of the American civil war

  16. Mr Praetor says:

    Holy shit that Dan Carlin bit killed me!

  17. why do we History. says:

    I live in Virginia and I've seen an amazing example of Confederate Earthworks put together by scraps of men and children defending a point at Staunton River State Battlefield Park. look it up it is truly an interesting site. It is amazing that they were able to prepare it in a few days and they were so large and effective.

  18. I Baillie says:

    The muzzle loaders could fire about 3 to 4 shots a min not 1.

  19. Doucheman Macgee says:

    That Dan Carlin impression was spot on holy fuck

  20. Max Hess says:

    You do a beautiful Dann Carlin impression.

  21. Kosta Ivetic says:

    do more map animations

  22. Nathan Porrata says:

    That's not a bad Dan Carlin

  23. Young Scum says:

    The Dan Carlin bit was really good

  24. Nopesauce says:

    What is the music you use?

  25. Nathan s says:

    Your Dan was spot on

  26. The Struggle Of The People says:

    Am i the only one that thought this is about French warfare?

  27. Raving Rando says:

    Sadly the southerners suffer the same fate as the Wehrmacht and German people. Most southern soldiers fought to defend their homeland from what they saw as hostile invaders, not to keep slaves. But all southerners who fought are swept under the same label as the slave owners, because how else can one justify their dislike/hatred of southerners? Heck, even modern day southerners are blamed for slavery when they haven't even done anything. Just like the modern day Germans are blamed for the past actions of the Nazis.

    Not all Germans during WWII were Nazis and not all southerners were slave owners. But (typically) leftists these days want you to believe otherwise, in order to divide us even further.

    Cheers ya'll.

  28. cjoutdoors1991 says:

    3:10 Wait, I've seen ditches like that here in the Washington, DC area! A number of fortifications were built here to protect the capital during the Civil War and when I found ditches like these, I had to wonder. Some were in pretty strategic locations but were unmarked. I wasn't sure if dirt trenches would erode after all this time but, based on this picture, I guess they're still there – just shallower.

  29. hollin220 says:

    Hahahaha splendid Dan Carlin impersonation.

  30. Matthew Chenault says:

    Additionally, the trench warfare extended from Petersburg up further north to Seven Pines with fortresses like Fort Harrison and other major earthworks acting as a hard target to remove for union forces.

  31. Outcast Redeemer says:

    The Civil War also foreshadowed the rise of radical racial supremacy moments throughout the world. The South was burning, poor, with millions dead crippled and homeless, and was without strong leadership. Due to the failures of the Union at the time of the Reconstruction, Something that is to be blamed on personal individuals and their own grudges to the other side, The south faced an era of racial discrimination and subjugation. This was because the average southerner felt as though all their problems were caused by one group of people and lashed out in retaliation.

    After The Great War Germany fell on hard times as repercussions and economic failings caused the people to become angry. And they sought the people to blame. When they had those people to blame, they lashed out.

    It is truly something to see hindsight be so present in our society. Which is why we must always remember our history. Not just the events, but the actions taken that lead up to those events.

  32. Red Blaze says:

    The Yanks managed to lick them Rebs XD

  33. BulletBill110 says:

    America is so badass that we had world war 1 in our own country half a century earlier! Fuck yeah!

  34. Rnet the odd fellow says:

    Make a world war 3 scenario video

  35. Painty Wig says:

    0:07 17th century? Don’t you mean 18th century?

  36. Fang Pro Yik says:

    Can you do the Eight Nation Alliance?

  37. Jeff H says:

    So true tho,
    Both wars used trenches
    Both wars had huge casualties
    Both the Losing sides got punished badly (If u argue for the CSA, well they got annexed, which is sorta the worst thing that can happen right, losing your status as a country?)

  38. Hell Maker says:

    Can you make a video about Hungary vs Turkey?I would appreciate it!

  39. sterhax says:

    My great grandfather was a member of a regiment that fought at Petersburg and it holds the dubious honor of losing the most soldiers in a single day of combat in the Union army, the result of a charge that didn't go so well. He survived, and I found a later record where he had ranked up but was in a unit for previously injured people who couldn't do front line duty. So I have a feeling he didn't escape unscathed from that charge. They were an artillery unit turned into infantry cause I guess they needed bodies. And bodies are what they got.

  40. Jason Palacios says:

    The reason why WWI foreshadowed the US Civil War for the 1st modern warfare is because WWI had the first airplanes and tanks into battle.

  41. Xsell Epoch says:

    I personally see a parallel between the southern fight for national liberation and the Serbian nationalism that motivated the terrorist attack that started WW1. And of course, the dissolution of the central powers’ empires mirrors what would have happened to the US had the southern rebellion succeeded, what with a huge chunk of its empire at risk of being lost.

  42. Jana K. says:

    your Dan Carlin impression was spot o

  43. Thomas Raahauge says:

    I love your logo cat 😀

  44. Manuel Sortospino says:

    therefore also the 2nd italian liberation war against austria was a preclude of WW1… all the men start to come with trains!!!

  45. Emperor Palpitoad says:

    Can you talk about the German Empire?

  46. Francis Lai says:

    I remember from an askhistorians saying that trench warfare didn't really happen overnight. Skirmish lines style attacks similar to WW1 had been in place for some time, nobody really used Napoleonic Tactics in europe at that time, and the essence of WW1, the rise of light infantry and skirmishing, had come about in europe as well.

    I don't think it's fair to say that the civil war drew Napoleonic Tactics to a close so much as put the final nail in the coffin.

  47. senpai notice me says:

    Well the problem is that the USA during that time was considered a backwater in international politics, economics as well as military. Europe did not give a ***t what happened to the US civil war since they are "colonials". If Europe was atleast serious in the military advancements present in the civil war then the Seven weeks war and the Franco-Prussian war would have been fought differently.

  48. bailey walters says:

    ive never heard someone pronounce maxim as maxeem XD

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