British Colonization of Africa | Animated History

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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian6 aylar önce
    • Im dutch and the boer wars is not ok

      Duck KwakDuck Kwak4 gün önce
    • do a video on the recolonization of africa by the ccp

      Eric KhaiEric KhaiAylar önce
    • I like your videos. That being said, they aren't good enough to justify the number of ads I'm forced to watch to get through one. At one point, I was looking at a pop up that was being displayed over your channel sponsor segment. Dial them back.

      Bret WarrenBret Warren2 aylar önce
    • @Zephyr It's close to me, dummy

      Britannistan HollandistanBritannistan Hollandistan3 aylar önce
    • @Britannistan Hollandistan no, not even close

      ZephyrZephyr4 aylar önce
  • England stopped slavery in 1833 in their empire. Slavery was allowed in many colonies. If I am correct slavery existed in a few places in .......... until the 1950's. The place is not named for obvious reasons.

    Mike CainMike Cain18 saatler önce
  • In Sierra Leone the black people were sent there after being denied land in Nova Scotia which they were promised for supporting England in the American Revolution. You did not state this.

    Mike CainMike Cain18 saatler önce
  • The British Empire was the English Empire as Cornwall, Scotland, Wales and Ireland were as controlled and colonized the same as other countries in the empire.

    Mike CainMike Cain18 saatler önce
  • Sudan is the only one capable of breaking the war square

    المحترم يجي /Esteemed Yijiالمحترم يجي /Esteemed YijiGün önce
  • At 2Mil give us armchair historian armchair

    Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon BonaparteGün önce
  • Stop being Anti-British. My ancestors fought at The Somme, Gallipoli and Burma in both world wars and they did it know they were fighting for the British Empire. They knew they were fighting to bring order and peace to the globe. Long live the British Empire.

    Happy FellowHappy Fellow2 gün önce
  • (Laughs in Belgium in the Congo)

    Kom. HendrichKom. Hendrich2 gün önce
  • The Dervish movement in Somalia, was the longest anticolonial war in Africa, lasting for 21 years, they regularly defeated the armies of the British and Italian empires, they imported thousands of martini rifles, and supplemented their Dervish movement cavalry with these guns they also built impressive castles and forests that are still standing, such as Taleex Qalcad, and Eyl Qalcad

    Hassan Abdikarim MohamedHassan Abdikarim Mohamed3 gün önce
  • Africa: *BRI'ISH?!?!*

    Z2VZ2V3 gün önce
  • your videos are amazing, i really enjoy the graphics

    Aye AyeeAye Ayee3 gün önce
  • somewhere down there i probably restarted a comment war that will engulf us into flames

    Martin CasinilloMartin Casinillo3 gün önce
  • British soldiers: Ah such a nice city with intricate architecture *I'll burn it*

    Dirck the Dork-KnightDirck the Dork-Knight3 gün önce
  • “English King James the 1st” Scots: reeeeeeee

    HdhnswkHdhnswk5 gün önce
    • Who was also James VI of Scotland

      SoapSoapGün önce
  • Am I the only person here because of school?

    Nutella’s GachaNutella’s Gacha6 gün önce
  • I do really like this, very good animation and fair veiw of both sides, neither are portayed as antagonists (although we did absoloutly suck) , but one thing you should have done is enclude the use of the British "volley fire" technique, it would make them seem like more of the proffetional, mostly organised force they generally were and maybe should have mentioned the British invention of the "Maxim Machine gun", sorry for likely being annoying, carry on with these great videos

    SOAPeeSOAPee6 gün önce
  • Colonization of Africa is only a natural step in the evolution of the world. Their primitive and backwards nature makes their ownership of the resources of Africa a joke.

    Anon YmousAnon Ymous7 gün önce
  • Britain: *Bippity bopity bop your land is now my colony, i don't care if you're rebelling me*

    RedRed7 gün önce
  • the people who dislike the vid must be the british people who deny their own dirty evil history.

    hksolohksolo7 gün önce
    • They deny their ugly history

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
  • Good ol times

    No uNo u7 gün önce
  • The probable rooster considerably wash because control lastly record since a funny library. voracious, apathetic oak

    Simon WangSimon Wang7 gün önce
  • The slave trade did not collapse, the British crushed it.

    Connor SprolesConnor Sproles7 gün önce
    • With the help of the USA

      chaosXpertchaosXpertGün önce
  • Rebuilding thanks to china

    Peter HoPeter Ho8 gün önce
  • It's not the presentation or facts that I have a problem with, it's the lack of historicity and appreciation - or even respect for - the prevalent attitudes of the day which drove on these activities. History cannot be understood through a lens of contemporary (and equally, inevitably passé) mores. The whole tone of this is one of supercilious disdain. It smacks of partiality and not a little hypocrisy given America's expansionism on its "own" continent, to the point of branding the remainder of our indigenous population, Native "Americans." Again, a curate's egg of a production. (Good in parts.)

    ludocratludocrat8 gün önce
  • "revolutionary France" *knight piece in Spain *

    Demon BoiDemon Boi9 gün önce
  • 150 men with good tactics managed to hold off 4,000. Tactical planing can go a long way.

    EclipseEclipse9 gün önce
  • a ridiculous over simplification, why do we never hear of the aggressive behaviour, subjugation & cultural annihilation caused by the migration of African populations into the southern part of Africa or the negative consequences of Arab slavery & the Arab invasion of North Africa ?

    Tim FarmerTim Farmer9 gün önce
  • Карточка на хлеб means bread card

    Azjargal AmarjargalAzjargal Amarjargal9 gün önce
  • Gold, timber *and slaves*

    D okorobiaD okorobia12 gün önce
  • Mark of shame for life

    Bob BBob B12 gün önce
  • "From now on you will serve the Borg. Resistance is futile." Sounds like the Borg motto is not recent at all."

    QuixoteprQuixotepr12 gün önce
  • Back in the days when the British didn't play by the rules they were the rules.

    The_red_ barronThe_red_ barron12 gün önce
  • Would love to see other videos about this subject

    Axel BobergAxel Boberg13 gün önce
  • britain is the worlds biggest terrorist country , it`s so easy for them to hide these crimes just by using the word anti white .

    LiarsLiars13 gün önce
    • @Happity their is no empire in human history greater and more accomplished then the British empire

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer15 saatler önce
    • @Happity the British empire didn’t fade because of population they faded after two world wars

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer15 saatler önce
    • @Happity name to me the empire greater and more accomplished

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer15 saatler önce
    • @Kordell Swoffer well their are technically a lot of greater empires than the british , but british empire was also a very large and successful enipre

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
    • @Kordell Swoffer they were technically more advanced than others at that time and also more powerful but technically as the world advanced and modern nations formed the british empire faded because they were only 2 percent of the population of the empire

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
  • British look to Africa:Mine mine mine mine

    Dap ForeverDap Forever15 gün önce
  • Hippity,Hoppity, Africa is now our property

    Zentralrat der FliesentischbesitzerZentralrat der Fliesentischbesitzer15 gün önce
  • Advancement Unlocked Colonize the World

    Kent GuillerKent Guiller16 gün önce
  • Can we have a history of French or German colonization of Africa or the pacific islands. That might be interesting

    Original HistoryOriginal History18 gün önce
  • And British leftists call the United States imperialistic? Hah!

    Rimshot 22Rimshot 2218 gün önce
  • PA guy! Seems philly to me

    Connor MeikrantzConnor Meikrantz19 gün önce
  • He didnt tell the full story of the ashanti

  • if I ever fall in love with someone I will, too, take great care in demolishing them with explosives 🥰

    Malena ErezMalena Erez19 gün önce
  • This is a personal thank you to my history teacher for assigning us a sponsored video

    Malena ErezMalena Erez19 gün önce
  • I'd like to hear more about these grand, intricate and beautiful african cities that the British burned and destroyed...

    Kay LewKay Lew20 gün önce
  • Although Western nations behaved like a beast in Africa in the 19th century, for Japan they were kind teachers. They didn't try to invade Japan. They respected Japan and the Japanese. Therefore, Japan could learn Western civilization and science technology. Thanks to their support, Japan could become a modernized nation.

    mitsubishi777mitsubishi77720 gün önce
    • @Samuel Warrenhe’s referring to the alliance between Japan and Britain.

      LesDodo ClipsLesDodo Clips7 gün önce
    • They kinda fought a world war against Japan.

      Samuel WarrenSamuel Warren9 gün önce
    • nah, not really.

      Abhinand PanickerAbhinand Panicker17 gün önce
  • yes more vids on Africa

    OverTheEdgeBooksOverTheEdgeBooks21 gün önce
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    John JamesJohn James23 gün önce
  • I love being British it's awesome

    Jammy DodgerJammy Dodger24 gün önce
  • The British destroy african cities so they can "bring civilization" to Africa 😳

    M. Meidiano Al-Fajri X IPS 1M. Meidiano Al-Fajri X IPS 126 gün önce
    • Better civilization

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
    • 😂😂😂😂😂😂

      George MgboluGeorge Mgbolu20 gün önce
  • People really are terrible.

    Russell St.MartinRussell St.Martin26 gün önce
  • I would like to see more video on African colonization. More importantly I wanted to know how Briton became so powerful and was able to have such vast empire.

    truslf12truslf1226 gün önce
    • @Happity it wouldn’t have been slower the majority of the British accomplishment came from themselves

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer15 saatler önce
    • @Kordell Swoffer yes it was but it would have been really slow without their colonies like india and Africa also britan was way more educated and more socially developed than almost all of the colonies they controlled expect canada

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
    • @Happity the industrial revolution was easily the biggest reason for their success

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer15 saatler önce
    • @Kordell Swoffer their are more important issues that lead to British success than that but that also was one of the reasons

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
    • Industrial revolution and superior technology and better ability to invent that technology etc

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
  • Wow most of the invasions britain lead sound like failures, the fact that some attempts at colonization was so awful that it lead to peaceful trading helps explain why exactly some nations in sub saharan Africa were better off than others after colonialism

    albert einstienalbert einstien26 gün önce
    • No most of their invasions were successful but the British often underestimated their opponents

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
  • Ah the good old days When our people weren't pussies who were afraid to stand up for their nations just to avoid being called "racist"

    M KM K26 gün önce
    • @Happity I mean in the sense that they were more powerful then then that are now politically economically and militarily

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer15 saatler önce
    • @Kordell Swoffer no not really great Britain is a much developed now than it was in the old times

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
    • @Kali Moe and their was many things great about Britain and the us so stop wasting time

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
    • @Kali Moe their running around to get trade deals so they can trade it doesn’t mean their nothing like how stupid are you from one to ten

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
    • @Kordell Swoffer arctic euros should cease their world Terrorism

      Kali MoeKali Moe8 gün önce
  • 5000 th comment

    hithanshhithansh27 gün önce
  • China together with africa,future!

    Li NickLi Nick27 gün önce
    • China the future not likely

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
  • God I wish I were a colonial officer

    Jacob's Tech ZoneJacob's Tech Zone27 gün önce
    • you would only await death by deadly disease

      Ben DoverBen Dover15 gün önce
    • 🤡🤡🤢🤮

      Kali MoeKali Moe17 gün önce
  • THE Mali or Songhai Empires

    B1 C.UniversityB1 C.University27 gün önce
  • Now Yankees in here would be feeling lucky that British got overwhelmingly distracted managing their affairs otherwise barely 100 year old US government had suffered the same fate as the Zululand or like some others in the other parts of the world !

    matt priormatt prior27 gün önce
  • Hello from Egypt ✌️

    Mohamedmadian TahaMohamedmadian Taha27 gün önce
  • The Ashanti kind of deserved it.

    HulaguHulagu28 gün önce
    • 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤢🤮

      Kali MoeKali Moe17 gün önce
  • Growth rate my ass. If someone was payed in 2 cents and it upgraded to 20 cents isn't the same as a British worker getting 20000 to 25000 a year. There is no happy ending for Africa yet, And we are still in politically heavy influence by Europe or china. Has it got better = Yes. Has the system of colonialism ended= No. Sorry for the ti-raid but i hate it when people use GDP to ":0 wow africa is doing so well". When in fact colonies exist just not in an empiric fashion. Africa is still a place where foreign powers are choosing African leaders to exploit the natives and it resources. What china is doing is an exception, its the norm.

    skrop gemaskrop gema28 gün önce
    • @skrop gema and I don’t really care what their dreams are you shouldn’t be coming here in high numbers and they should adopt our cultural values

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
    • @skrop gema no you wouldn’t white people were and are treated terrible in Africa

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
    • @Kali Moe That is 100% true. If a european were to go to africa the we will treat him/her like they are gods in human form. Also most africans dream of us to leave africa and live with the whites or asians. It really pittaful

      skrop gemaskrop gema17 gün önce
    • How could things gotten better if y'all are still mentally, spiritually and politically Colonized

      Kali MoeKali Moe17 gün önce
  • Very biased

    Muckley of TrisfalMuckley of Trisfal28 gün önce
    • @Glenn Ashia It is unbiased definitely

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
    • @Glenn Ashia yes this guys just stupid

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
    • Seems unbiased to me

      Glenn AshiaGlenn Ashia14 gün önce
  • Wars in Europe: *Ends Europe: ITS TIME FOR AFRICA

    SavimbiSavimbi29 gün önce
    • Germany: "Can I have a bigger piece of Africa Pwease". German and France: "No" Germany: *incoherent screeching and smashing keyboard*

      sir Nortonsir Norton6 gün önce
  • Churchill ruined Britian by refusing to settle for Hitlers demands, Hitler then rained bombes on Britain and smashed the empire never to seen gain. Britians last chance was keeping out the Germans out France which the RAF Spitfire was unable to do as Luftwaffe bf109 was superior earluy in the war.

    garyseeseverythinggaryseeseverything29 gün önce
    • @garyseeseverything yes Britian broke a lot of treaties

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
    • @Kordell Swoffer Britian broke a lot of treaty

      HappityHappity15 saatler önce
    • @Kordell Swoffer British in the past respect treaties, really? What a joke! They were the cause of WW1 and WW2.

      garyseeseverythinggaryseeseverything8 gün önce
    • He didn’t and he wasn’t gonna accept his demands of domination over Europe British had a treaty and they we’re not gonna break it

      Kordell SwofferKordell Swoffer8 gün önce
  • Hmmm. Lekker kip kerrie

    JelkiinJelkiinAylar önce
  • He tells it how it is. America has alot of blood on there hands as well.

    savagex466savagex466Aylar önce
  • How to colonize a territory: - Eng, Fr, Neth, Bel: Erase the locals or confine them to reserves, repopulate with your own people, build factories and plantations, get some slaves to work in them, enrich the whites through trade and exploitation of resources, turn it into a puppet/failed state, never totally leave. - Rome, Greece, Spain: Conquer the land by war and agreements, alphabetize and convert the locals, make them your own citizens, build universities, temples and cities, enrich the whites and the locals through trade and exploitation of resources, get looted by your enemies, collapse. - Portugal: Lets do both!

    Lateatnightpioneers 2000Lateatnightpioneers 2000Aylar önce
  • what animating software do you use

    KvitKvitAylar önce
  • 🇬🇧 This makes me so proud. 🇬🇧

    Delta NovemberDelta NovemberAylar önce
  • They should have used the same method in Africa that they used in the US, Australia, NZ and Canada. That being said, the British Empire was pretty amazing about a century ago...

    Travis JonesTravis JonesAylar önce
    • 🤡🤡🤡🤢🤮

      Kali MoeKali Moe17 gün önce
British Colonization of Africa | Animated History