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  • omg the style of the videos is so different in these old videos :D

    Aa ronAa ron2 gün önce
  • if spain would have a prussian king would be very glorious. we have bourbons...

    Karpetanoi DruidKarpetanoi Druid5 gün önce
  • What is annoyance : Having an Italian ally

  • What happened to the core tactics after Napoleon fled into exile in 1815?

    Θεμιστοκλης ΜιχαλουδηςΘεμιστοκλης Μιχαλουδης12 gün önce
  • Thanks for your factual analysis.

    Jerome DelanoeJerome Delanoe14 gün önce
  • The Bismarck state, always a problem for Europe.

    petros asparagospetros asparagos29 gün önce
  • Discipline: 300% Precision: 500% Glory: Incomprehensible!

  • Interesting

    FalkrimFalkrimAylar önce
  • ...but Bismarck had a plan. He ALWAYS had a plan.

    Lego LeviathanLego LeviathanAylar önce
  • I wish to specify; the french understood as well as the germans the importance or railways and transporting troops and supplies. Unfortunately, they weren't as efficiant because they rush their troops too quickly to the front, without giving them proper supplies, or much heavy equipment to support them

    Patrick DesjardinsPatrick DesjardinsAylar önce
  • Uneducated people: the prussians werent that great The prussians defeat a superpower in like a year

    random potatorandom potatoAylar önce
  • audio is too quiet

    Alex FrentzAlex FrentzAylar önce
  • France is a country known as agression and surrender

    cristiano Ronaldocristiano RonaldoAylar önce
  • Those lads speedrunned growing facial hair 3:00

    The Question GuyThe Question GuyAylar önce
  • Why is it always the rich Elites who make war? You never hear of poor people being involved in wars. 🤔

    The Good Hope Group The Good Hope GroupThe Good Hope Group The Good Hope GroupAylar önce
  • Discipline: 300% Precision: 500% Glory: Incomprehensible!

  • I watch these, and I appreciate it, but I still don't ever understand. What was France hoping for when they declared war? What was their best case outcome? Were they hoping to conquer Prussia, then Spain, then all of Europe. I don't get what the ultimate goal of the war is about? It seems like they just want a war, then find some convenient excuse, then gather an army and fight the other guys till a few acres of lands change hands after hundreds of thousands die. What a waste.

    marcmarc1967marcmarc1967Aylar önce
  • On the surface, the French started the war while underneath, the French started the war, just like they started BOTH world wars! Louis Napoleon wanted a war to distract the French from his miserable domestic policies and to continue French aggression in Europe, which had continued for 1,000 years. "Back onto the international stage"? Is that what countries around the world called the French invasions including Mexico? Gee, Pierre, your bias is showing beeg temps.

    Scott CampbellScott CampbellAylar önce
    • Lmao your really trying to say France started ww2

      That’s a Human personThat’s a Human person5 gün önce
    • The French started BOTH world wars ? Is it a joke or is it written in your private history book ?

      Fantomas vs FantomasFantomas vs Fantomas12 gün önce
    • Noice

      The Question GuyThe Question GuyAylar önce
  • God Bless the Internet and its providers. Ever wonder about the Franco-Prussian War, Hitler’s historical nursery? Wonder on the Internet.

    Anasazi TribeAnasazi TribeAylar önce
  • It's pretty crazy seeing on how the channel has improved

    Le Sky TroopahLe Sky TroopahAylar önce
  • Herr Bismarck wanted to take over Paris but Wilhelm I prevented him...

    VolumedMusicManVolumedMusicManAylar önce
  • The Prussians did absolutely nothing wrong. The French had been meddling in German & Italian affairs to prevent them from uniting under one strong flag. Germany in particular would become powerful enough to tip the balance of power in Europe, and well.... Franc couldn't have that. Bismark simply used French war mongering to achieve what the German people had been wanting for so long. It's a shame that Austria ended up being permanently left out, considering the fact that the Austrians had been wanting to join a united Germany since before the Austro-Prussian war. The Nazid didnt take Austria by force, the Austrians wanted to join. They are freaking Germans after all! Who are we to tell them they cannot join their German brothers and sisters? Its just annoying that the allies essentially behaved just like France did here when it comes to this

    Cody HolllingsworthCody Holllingsworth2 aylar önce
    • Also yes the nazis did take Austria by force and although in the inter war times Austria might have wanted to join Germany a lot of them didn’t want to join nazi Germany

      That’s a Human personThat’s a Human person5 gün önce
    • Wdym Italy was a French ally and French helped a lot to unite italy

      That’s a Human personThat’s a Human person5 gün önce
  • 4:53 now THAT is ACTUALY GERMANY! ^^

    HoundofJusticeHoundofJustice2 aylar önce
  • Well, what can I say as a German? Auf nach Paris!

    HoundofJusticeHoundofJustice2 aylar önce
  • As a German i feel more like part of the Kaiserreich

    Lukas EngelLukas Engel2 aylar önce
    • @Lukas Engel What is your opinion on the Kaiserreich?

      Matt the OlympianMatt the Olympian19 gün önce
    • @Matt the Olympian Nordrhein Westfalen

      Lukas EngelLukas Engel19 gün önce
    • What part of Deutschland are you from?

      Matt the OlympianMatt the Olympian19 gün önce
  • No france is still the agressor here Germany simply abused the french desire for agression to their favor

    MISTERMISTER2 aylar önce
  • "Superior german logictics" Oh how they have forgotten their lessons.

    opop opopopop opop2 aylar önce
  • France couldn’t beat Mexico what made them think they were going to beat Germany

    Dusty151Dusty1513 aylar önce
  • so basicly france go like no no prussia cant get more power. prussia see opportunity making france declare war. then prussia says heheheh guns go brr brrr. then kicks france behind.

    Isaiah super JIsaiah super J3 aylar önce
  • The Franco-Prussian war was one of the most epochal events in history. It brought down one of France's better builders and civic planners in Napoleon III. It elevated Prussia, and worse a unified "Germany', which led directly into the catastrophic 1st World War. That war and the related WW2 destroyed Europe, and cost the world incalculable amount of lives and treasure...

    thomas aquinasthomas aquinas3 aylar önce
  • I was sent here by my school.

    Bugaboo8 CreatesBugaboo8 Creates3 aylar önce
  • The only thing I heard was *Prussens Gloria*

    Sudyotman SudershanSudyotman Sudershan3 aylar önce
  • u talking so fast OMG r u singing rape music?

    جيش الدفاع التركي Turkish Military Defenseجيش الدفاع التركي Turkish Military Defense4 aylar önce
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    PT HuntingPT Hunting4 aylar önce
  • Bismark is like... the Uncle Iroh to Prussia being like the Fire Nation...

    Sauce YetiSauce Yeti4 aylar önce
  • I have to agree with my history professor who covered the subject. She alleges France still would have declared war even if Bismarck hadn’t edited the Ems Dispatch. Otto may have taken credit, but in this case, it is Napoleon, motivated by his desire to both check Prussian expansion, whilst simultaneously desiring to push France’s borders to the Rhine, that ultimately led to war.

    Christian UngerChristian Unger4 aylar önce

    Gerardo AguilarGerardo Aguilar4 aylar önce
  • I know it seems like a devious move to manipulate the press, but let's be honest France more or less spit on the newly forming germans, with their blocking the legitimate rise to power in spain, then when Prussia agrees, to try and demand that no prussian will ever be king in Spain, kind of had it coming. Just goes to show without the OG napoleon, france cant fight a war, without foreign support.

    Pibion BPibion B5 aylar önce
  • Im prettysure that at 1:15 the disconnected part of Austria should belong to Prussia

    ISzoxISzox5 aylar önce
  • One small mistake. Prince Leopold , who tried to become the spanish king was a member of the Hohenzollern family, but not really prussian. He was a member of the swabian branch ,Hohenzollern- Sigmaringen'. The mountain and castle Hohenzollern is at the swabian Alb mountains near the town of Hechingen. The swabian branch is older than the prussian branch, but they only had a small teritory , which became a part of Prussia in 1849. Fun fact: For some weeks the town Sigmaringen was the capital of France (when the Vichy gouvernement had to flee).

    Britta KriepBritta Kriep5 aylar önce
  • Very nice, deliberately avoiding speaking about the Paris Commune lol

    Vox Populi☭Vox Populi☭5 aylar önce
  • Nuance!? In history!? What is this heresy?!

    Apeman of LengApeman of Leng5 aylar önce
  • Actually the french had more troops than the prussians in the last major battle where napoleon was captured way less actually and it was a prussian cavalry charge that inflicted heavy casualties to the french

    Altin MisiniAltin Misini6 aylar önce
  • There were deep geopolitical strategies in play, certainly in Bismarck's mind, but Napoleon III was not acting as a rational player. He was trying to rally the French people to his new "Liberal Empire" and thought a glorious war would help him politically. He was also miffed because Bismarck had not rewarded France for standing back during the Austro-Prussian war and wanted more territory to buffer Alsace. Not least, France and Napoleon III, in particular, wanted to compensate for the humiliation it experienced in Mexico, the execution of Maximilian, US pressure to withdraw. Finally, Napoleon was very ill with a large kidney stone. He took drugs for pain, he tired easily and was in no shape to be out leading an army, which he insisted on doing. The French had superior rifles and expected to slaughter the Prussians with the Chassepots. It did not go as Napoleon hoped.

    Don DoyleDon Doyle6 aylar önce
  • Spain's revolution occurred in September 1868, Queen Isabella abdicated soon after. The invitation to Leopold occurred in summer 1870, as you say.

    Don DoyleDon Doyle6 aylar önce
  • Wilhelm was not the Emperor of Germany, he was just German Empreror

    MokinsenMokinsen6 aylar önce
  • Germany wins war against France (1870-1871): Took Elsaß-Lothringen (most people there spoke german) + Money France "wins" war against Germany (1914-1918): Took Elsaß-Lothringen, West-Prussia, Part of North-Germany, Occupies Rheinland, Took Great Parts of Prussian-Polish Area, Give Germany absolutely fault for the war, Nearly impossible war-reperations. That was fair.

    ZukoZuko6 aylar önce
    • @chip Wtf are you talking about ? Did you read me regarding Ems dispatch ? Prussia provoked willingly 1870 war. In 1914, Germany declared war on France August 3rd August, after having invaded Luxembourg and declared an ultimatum to Germany. Why are you lying and why are you so ignorant ? Please justify yourself You really should learn history before posting nonsense

      Selina AnsenSelina Ansen4 gün önce
    • @Selina Ansen Germany declared war on Russia, France declared war on Germany, both times. France willingly went into a conflict with an opponent they knew they could possibly lose to

      chipchip4 gün önce
    • @chip Germany provoked the war of 1870 with Ems dispatch, and declared war on France in 1914. France wasn't that willingly compared to Germany...

      Selina AnsenSelina Ansen5 gün önce
    • @chip yeah

      That’s a Human personThat’s a Human person5 gün önce
    • @That’s a Human person Before france...

      chipchip5 gün önce
  • This is a strange trend imo. After WW1 & 2 there are arguments for every war "Germany" was involved that Germany was the aggresor.

    NeoMicyNeoMicy6 aylar önce
  • Damn, that sounds like a massive a$$ whopping.

    Human EntityHuman Entity6 aylar önce
  • My ancestor was a major general in this war... and a polish nobleman. #history

    ReelTheNobleReelTheNoble7 aylar önce
  • Also, France conspired to stop German unification for centuries knowing that a united Germany would become the dominant power in Europe. False news? How about the French Emperor telling a German prince whom they could and could not marry ??

    ElmaestrodemusicaElmaestrodemusica7 aylar önce
    • That stuff happened for centuries with ever nation

      That’s a Human personThat’s a Human person5 gün önce
  • I find this is a very good introduction to this war for a newbie. However: While our armchair historian mentioned the need to look beyond the ostensible to fully grasp the meaning of the conflict I think he should have mentioned WHY the Germans had this sudden urge to unite. The Germans were sick of being an easy victim that they had been ever since the French under Louis XIV had invaded parts of Germany, not to mention the Napoleonic wars. This war against France was only the means that serve the purpose to unite Germany and make it a strong nation.

    Friedrich HofFriedrich Hof7 aylar önce
  • I wish this never happend. Because if it never did, the world would be much more peaceful.

    E0IE0I7 aylar önce
  • You could record louder and then we could turn it down if it was too loud. rather than just passing through looking for something you can hear

    Jack HarterJack Harter8 aylar önce
  • *P R U S S I A N D I S C I P L I N E*

    Eren YeagerEren Yeager8 aylar önce
  • It's straightforward and easy to follow until out of the blue you introduced Prussian Prince Leopold, without a single word explaining his relationship with King of Prussia, or why was he offered the crown and not the King of Prussia.

    Nicholas WongNicholas Wong8 aylar önce
  • From the mist a shape a ship is taking form and the silence of the sea is about to drift into a storm...

    LordcincLordcinc8 aylar önce
  • All that for a 2-4 door vehicle

    BenjiBenji8 aylar önce
  • Man this is old

    Freidheim of PrussiaFreidheim of Prussia8 aylar önce
  • Bismark the CHAD

    CalebCaleb8 aylar önce
  • The speaker keeps saying German, when is Prussians.

    Walter H VillaltaWalter H Villalta8 aylar önce
  • No mention of Bavaria and Austria.

    LeRoy EuvrardLeRoy Euvrard8 aylar önce
  • I hurt

    J'aime mon PaysJ'aime mon Pays8 aylar önce
  • A lovely balanced view of what started this war. Nice job guy.

    Broken BridgeBroken Bridge9 aylar önce
  • One minor correction: Leopold was not a Prussian prince. He was Prince of Hohenzollern and belonged to the Catholic branch of the Hohenzollern family, the Prussian kings belonging to the Protestant one. The two branches had been separated since the Middle ages, long before there was a Kingdom of Prussia. By the way: The term "Franco-Prussian war" seems inaccurate since all German states (and not only Prussia and Bavaria as it is said in the film) fought in it.

    Ulrich HartmannUlrich Hartmann9 aylar önce
  • They deserved that for going against russia in the crimean war

    Rellos ApostolosRellos Apostolos9 aylar önce
  • The warmongers in Paris and London always needed a bad guy and a scapegoat to justify their god given right to rule the planet.

    charles1964charles19649 aylar önce
  • who is only watching this for school work

    Slothmeboy SlothSlothmeboy Sloth9 aylar önce
  • The ONLY victory scored by the French was thanks to Italian general Giuseppe Garbaldi, who headed a multinational unit 5000-strong, the "Army of the Vosges"...the only "French" unit which was able to capture a Prussian flag in that war...

    fabrizio67fabrizio6710 aylar önce
  • The French got what they wanted:Now The Hound Of War is Roaring They deserve it.

    Wei JerryWei Jerry10 aylar önce
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