How did Italy Lose to Ethiopia? (1895) | Animated History

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  • Be among the first 200 people to sign up for and save 20% off your subscription! Thanks for watching guys! Do you want the Second Italo-Ethiopian War after this? Griff

    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • I gotta ask why not show the castles of gondar and stuff rather than mud hats ?

      Groove EvoorgGroove EvoorgAylar önce
    • Ok

      redhead 043wredhead 043wAylar önce
    • @EtroNa Eritrea yes victory to ethiopia all ways a victory is only for ethiopian and ethiopia will be the best country in the world bro just wait thos 2 or 3 yers we will be a greatest country ever its a prediction but before that thers a war in ethiopia remember its also a prediction

      zlatan ibrahimovićzlatan ibrahimovićAylar önce
    • Tell us about the kushite empire defeating the Persians assyrians and Arabs

      Allan FranklinAllan Franklin2 aylar önce
    • @Seid Adem Exactly my feeling. They're saying Africans can not defeat a European power unless the later was ill-prepared or the former was supported by another European power. This is an insult to our continent n I'm sure Russia is surprised to see it's name here, history is being re-written :D

      Ethio piaEthio pia4 aylar önce
  • You got the part that says "ethiopia had modern weaponry" wrong. The ethiopians were armed with very primitive weapons while the italians had guns and artilleries that were far more advanced and the ethiopians were devastated by reapeted wars and draught that was aggravated by the italians who brought a deadly cattle disease to ethiopia.

    mulugeta abebemulugeta abebe5 saatler önce
  • fun fact, Oreste Baratieri was my grand grand grand grand father, and I'm glad he lost

    LeobiLeobi10 saatler önce
  • You left out many thing, This no where near what exactly happened. You need to research and do your homework more. Smh

    Tewedros YitsakTewedros Yitsak15 saatler önce
  • 0:58 haha 69 nice

    Nate RhettNate Rhett2 gün önce
  • Greetings to my orthodox ethiopian brothers from greece 🇬🇷🤝🇪🇹 ☦️☦️

    ak47 creteak47 crete2 gün önce
  • As an Ethiopian I am proud. In addition to that history states that empress Tayitu heavily surrounded the water Italians drink from(local river ofc)as result soldiers were dehydrated. so women also helped the battle indirectly.

    Hannah THannah T2 gün önce
  • Y'all should check out the movie Adawa by Haili Gerima. The Emperor 's wife had her own army, waiting in the cut to attack when the Italians least expected it. Cause. she never trusted them from day 1

    WapajeaWalksOnWaterWapajeaWalksOnWater3 gün önce
  • dude why in GODS name are you trying to change the history. we know ethiopians were not equipped with a heavy artillery like the italianse. though the bravery of my ancestors shows what we were capable of defeating colonialism.

    Dagi IbsaDagi Ibsa3 gün önce
  • It's simple D-D-D-D-D-Democracy.

    Sukhoi the WolfSukhoi the Wolf3 gün önce
  • I proud ኢትዮጵያዊ በመሆኔ

    Shasha TubeShasha Tube5 gün önce
  • Can you do how portuguese lose to Somali

    Somali GamerSomali Gamer5 gün önce
  • Emperor Menilik's wife Etege Tayetu also played a vital role in this war so much so that it wouldn't have been possible without her and yet not stated here.

    Elshu GElshu G6 gün önce
  • I'm sitting on an arm chair that is older than you.

    Max DeyesMax Deyes6 gün önce
  • False claim that the ethiopians were beter armed than italie army. I was laughing.

    Henock LemaHenock Lema7 gün önce
  • Menelik sounds lioe a true chad

    Dirck the Dork-KnightDirck the Dork-Knight7 gün önce
  • Bullshit primitive. Africa is the root of civilization. Do your research.

    Victor MpapuluuVictor Mpapuluu8 gün önce
  • Ethiopia was one of the African Nations that had won over the Europeans. The Italians made Mistakes and had the Wrong equipment for the environment. However The Italians would try again in the 1930s and This time they succeeded

    skeleguns 10,ooo,oooskeleguns 10,ooo,ooo8 gün önce
  • Some years later however italians won..

    nothingnothing10 gün önce
  • Haha im mixed with booth countrys🇪🇹🇮🇹

    Vincent Canfora - DAL - 9DVincent Canfora - DAL - 9D10 gün önce
  • 5:55 LOL "The Carnage." Cheers to Ethiopia- the fine African nation. And hopefully the Ethiopians could offer the Italians some condolences for not having a single good leader since when they were Romans!

    Daniel GoutovetsDaniel Goutovets11 gün önce
  • Always Jesus help ethiopians becouse ethiopians are true blivers. god always makes you stronger. I LOVE MOTHER ETHIOPIA.

    Mikias MikoMikias Miko11 gün önce
  • The ethiopian map is wrong ,

    Hyper AHMEDICAHyper AHMEDICA12 gün önce
  • What about the drums the Ethiopians were banging? you dont know what your talking about.

    Colour Code DecoratorsColour Code Decorators12 gün önce
  • How about eritrean killed fighting against Italian

    lazy foodielazy foodie13 gün önce
  • It's because they already have Eritrea so no need to have a larger land

    lazy foodielazy foodie13 gün önce
  • yesss they couldn't fight us cause we are one and one , so they try different ways and start indirect way by pushing us to fight against each other which's called civil war , but lots of ppl don't understand this

    Kahlid SeidKahlid Seid13 gün önce
  • You called us the enemy’s like we the one that started all this. Rephrase your words next time dumbass

    KSM x BOSSKSM x BOSS13 gün önce
    • Italy started it

      Nahom WorkuNahom Worku8 gün önce
  • I am proud to say my great grandfather's two brothers lost their life at the battle of Adwa.

    ሸዋንግዛው ፍቅረስላሴ።ሸዋንግዛው ፍቅረስላሴ።13 gün önce
    • They were from *Menjar Shewa*

      ሸዋንግዛው ፍቅረስላሴ።ሸዋንግዛው ፍቅረስላሴ።13 gün önce
  • The modern romans lost to ancient ethiopians who were on bare foot with a sword, how embarrassing to be white. No country can defeat ethiopia with war not even your ancestors with wisdoms beat ethiopia. Rich history, rich faith,rich culture,rich wisdoms if you weren't resist ነጫጭባ you would have worshipped ethiopia. Your white ancestors did it, king sefyos queen kasopia princess andromeda they were ethiopians. Know histroy to before posting this pathetic video.

    Abena GoldAbena Gold14 gün önce
  • This dude isn't even in an armchair...

    rob kirchhofrob kirchhof15 gün önce
  • The British had Afghanistan, the Italians had Ethiopia.

    SiliconValleySkySiliconValleySky16 gün önce
  • by god power ethiopia win italy where are u ethiopian

    luel mesayluel mesay17 gün önce
  • I'm ethopian and I think Italy did a bad thing

    Zelalem GetahunZelalem Getahun19 gün önce
  • Ethiopia is in believeable because they fought against the sixth great European heard country

    nate benynate beny20 gün önce
  • what you gonna say when they lose the war every time?

    amy yeoseopamy yeoseop20 gün önce
  • Why was the loss declared embarrassing as a general statement? it was only embarrassing to Italy.

    kekagisokekagiso21 gün önce
  • Every European army would have lost in such a scenario change my mind

    Zanzao-1 Ps3Zanzao-1 Ps323 gün önce
  • Abyssinia in all the old familiar places...

    Simon the LikeableSimon the Likeable23 gün önce
  • Italy lost because they didn’t get Ethiopia to like pizza

    GôjiraGôjira24 gün önce
  • But the Italians were successful in taking Ethiopia over in 1935

    Jonathan SmithJonathan Smith25 gün önce
  • Armchair warriors, all. The Ethiopians simply used their home terrain more intelligently

    Riaz HassanRiaz Hassan28 gün önce
  • if people are willing to genocide themselves to win can you blame italyfor losing?

    Dustin CordellDustin Cordell29 gün önce
  • They got their revenge

    Soviet Union country ball and german countryballSoviet Union country ball and german countryball29 gün önce

    Jackie SaladsJackie SaladsAylar önce
  • As we the Rastafarians, we know all the History & our Heroes.

    True StoryTrue StoryAylar önce
  • We're talking about Italy aren't we?

    Phillip JacksonPhillip JacksonAylar önce
  • It is complete ignorance and insults to have referred to Ethiopia as the Real Wakanda when knowingly it is (Wakanda ) an imaginary place of utopia that never existed. And it is tomfoolery that people will subscribe to such ignorance and stupidity in the highest demand on this thread😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆What a limited mind!!! Therefore, if a place never existed that means it doesn't have history likewise its people!!!😆😆😆😆😆

    PrinzonicPrinzonicAylar önce
  • Ethiopians had 120,000 soldiers not 200,00

    Groove EvoorgGroove EvoorgAylar önce
  • Why does this Italian guy look like President Roosevelt?

    Mr. SpyMr. SpyAylar önce
  • are Ethiopian African?

    G HG HAylar önce
  • "What a mistake-a to make-a!"

    1220b1220bAylar önce
  • What's the aim of this video not to show Ethiopia victory. He want to create something division in your mind. Slowly divided power of Africans. Destroy Ethiopia and make weaker African instantiation

    Mefe DMefe DAylar önce
  • The real patriotism is found in Ethiopia god blessed ethiopia🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹

    sent sentsent sentAylar önce
  • It was never Italy’s

    Lane kaliLane kaliAylar önce
    • Not since WW2 :)

      Daxter MinatorDaxter Minator17 gün önce
  • my country is a fucking joke

    Shrek the swamplessShrek the swamplessAylar önce
    • @British Italian ehi that's illegal

      Shrek the swamplessShrek the swampless13 gün önce
    • @Shrek the swampless UK and Italy I’m half Italian and half British

      British ItalianBritish Italian13 gün önce
    • @British Italian UK right?

      Shrek the swamplessShrek the swampless13 gün önce
    • @Shrek the swampless are you brainless? 😂😂 I just told you that 🤣🤣🤣

      British ItalianBritish Italian13 gün önce
    • @Carl Johnson I’m actually proud of me for saying the truth about Ethiopia:)

      Daxter MinatorDaxter Minator13 gün önce
  • Half truth, the creators story is shaded by a stupid excuses. For example he said due to lack of preparation, who starts war with out getting prepared?? And also its not the map that was the problem, it was ethiopians war strategy that was better and smart. By the way dont forget there were ethiopian farmers who were paid a lot of money to be on Italian side, they were the ones who were leading the way to ambalage and adawa. You will find this info in all history books if you read more.

    Abel BejigaAbel BejigaAylar önce
  • 🇬🇧🇮🇹🇫🇷

    Rafael F.EspíndolaRafael F.EspíndolaAylar önce
  • Achievement unlocked: Battle of Adwa

    Jordan JenkinsJordan JenkinsAylar önce
  • I am Ethiopian

    Aron FekaduAron FekaduAylar önce
  • I don’t care how but I am proud of them 🙏

    Lemlem AttaLemlem AttaAylar önce
  • One interesting thing about imperial Russia is that they were not as 'racist' as their European brethren. They generally tended to help South American, African nations and anyone else whom the others perceived as 'weak'. While Russia of today earned a notorious reputation, I still believe at their core, they stood up to evil for the better part of history.

    Sriharsha C VSriharsha C VAylar önce
  • Italy literally became a meme after losing against Ethiopia lol

    quirkziquirkziAylar önce
  • The jagged noise explicitly fit because dog phylogenitically grate including a nutty gander. grotesque, glossy dry

    John JamesJohn JamesAylar önce
  • The worries of Oromo horse men, distroyed the inviters.

    SahraSahraAylar önce
  • We're just built different

    Samuel KaiSamuel KaiAylar önce

    Thaka_and_SARTU KeLLyALiThaka_and_SARTU KeLLyALiAylar önce
  • God bless Ethiopia. We have never been colonized. Proud history.

    The TruthThe TruthAylar önce
  • So you are trying to tell me that the one African nation with guns was the only nation to go unconquered

    That guy outside your windowThat guy outside your windowAylar önce
    • yup, ironic isn't it.

      Dr GorillaDr GorillaAylar önce
  • Who would win the chad armchair historian or the Chad simply history or the Chad oversimplified

    Comedy tall gamer lolComedy tall gamer lolAylar önce
How did Italy Lose to Ethiopia? (1895) | Animated History