What Made The American Civil War so Deadly? | Animated History

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What Made The American Civil War so Deadly?
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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • Love the channel man 👍

      Allan YoungAllan Young3 gün önce
    • @Kevin Conrad " Since it is just for us it is our national Constitution." Nope, international. Try reading it, and show me the word "national" on it. It's not there. You're legally ignorant, just parroting what they pumped up your ass in K-6.

      Tom EvansTom Evans4 aylar önce
    • ​@Ostfront I can tell you the history of communism right now. 2500 years ago, Socrates said communism was sophistry, and it was so obvious that everyone agreed. Then "Totalitarian Democracy" (aka "indirect democracy" or "representative democracy") came out under Jackson in 1833; and so communism made sense, if the people were supposed to be equal, but those in office were more equal than others. Then Lincoln continued Jackson's precedent, to conquer every American nation-state, creating a continental empire Totalitarian Demcracy, which quickly destroyed the US economy; and quickly began blabbing about "AMERICAN EXPTIONALISM!!!" (i.e. _expansionism)_ under a "DUTY TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR DEMoCRACYYY!!!!" In a poorly disguised grab for power for FOREIGN assets, which turned a minor European power-balance into a global war, which allowed Lenin and Stalin to seize power under Bolshevism; while likewise Totalitarian Democracy gave rise to Crony Capitalism-- which Marxists stupidly believed was just "capitalists gaming the free markets," and not the ELECTORAL SYSTEM. You're welcome!

      Tom EvansTom Evans4 aylar önce
    • @Tom Evans Neither. I have no clue what you are talking about. Since it is just for us it is our national Constitution.

      Kevin ConradKevin Conrad4 aylar önce
    • @Kevin Conrad Was the Constitution national or international? Can't answer?

      Tom EvansTom Evans5 aylar önce
  • Old wrong tactics with new accurate weaponry.

    david edbrooke-coffindavid edbrooke-coffinGün önce
  • Deadly? Have you known about Greek Civil wars?

    agpaok0agpaok03 gün önce
    • @agpaok0 Yeah, but this video isn't about the Greek Civil War.

      BoD AssassinBoD Assassin2 gün önce
  • 8% of white men died in the civil war In the south 18% of white men between 18 and 45 died.

    Normie death squadNormie death squad6 gün önce
  • Just found this and you're at 999k and still posting so you've got my sub. Good vid mate grats on the 1 mil soon

    StoweCoStoweCo6 gün önce
  • 😂😂 That sound effect though 2:00

    ManterPanterManterPanter7 gün önce
  • Simple, we were fighting our strongest enemy, ourselves.

    BrendanJ RiceBrendanJ Rice7 gün önce
  • anyone see Mussolini at the end of the video?

    Seth BurgersSeth Burgers7 gün önce
  • They just didn’t properly social distance or wear masks clearly

    Daniel MihaylovDaniel Mihaylov8 gün önce
  • They did what Americans do best fight wars.

    Joe MartinJoe Martin8 gün önce
  • It doesn't get much worst than brother vs. brother.

    Timothy WayneTimothy Wayne8 gün önce
  • I don't know, but I think were going to find out again.

    james harveyjames harvey8 gün önce
  • Let me guess ? Cannons , hate ,muskets and swords are the reason the civil was brutal . Saved everyone 9 minutes .

    Anslo ComptonAnslo Compton9 gün önce
  • I hope the new Civil War never arrives.

    The GameThe Game10 gün önce
  • “To the ones who fought confederate or union they fought for there country there belief they died the bled they pained for there country and though there bodies have long since returned to dust there names meaningless to most modern day man there memories vague or forgotten there Honor is assured they died and because of that they are made today happen remember them and there stories memento Mori remember death” Doggo 2021

    Doggo’s DrawingsDoggo’s Drawings10 gün önce
    • Ok

      Doggo’s DrawingsDoggo’s Drawings8 gün önce
    • you're the only one who figured it out

      D TopsD Tops8 gün önce
  • This video is BS. You are missing Grants tactics of marching men to there death knowing he could replace them. The North had a population of 21 million people, the south had a population of 5.5 million free people. The north also had a constant flow of immigrants flowing in that were easy to conscript. Grant was called a butcher by news papers at the time so this isn't hindsight looking back. The war took so long and had so many causalities because of incompetency in the Northern leadership.

    Johnathan DamronJohnathan Damron12 gün önce
  • Why so brutal? Easy. The ability to kill people out paced military strategy.

    Stephen ColemanStephen Coleman12 gün önce
  • You've got the wrong Confederate flag at Gettysburg. That flag was a naval flag. It was later grabbed up by the kkk and white supremacists and used to further their aims.

    bR1XX4nbR1XX4n12 gün önce
  • I wonder what the casualties will be for the next one.

    Ry GRy G12 gün önce
  • You are not correct that every Army was Commanded by a West Pont Graduate. Nathan Bedford Forrest was just a Natural. His Tiny Cavalry and Infrantry captured more supplies and prisoners than any other General during the war. When main Army separates into smaller Units and is deployed miles and miles away from each other the smaller Units are Armies. The biggest mistake the South made was not giving Forrest Top Command in the West. Forrest caused the war to last a year longer than would have if he was given the Command he had. Grant said Forrest was the only General he feared. Sherman said he didn't care if it cost 10,000 men and broke the Treasury to catch Forrest. They sent a Army of 8,500 men to catch Forrest. 30 percent of Sturgis's Army was equipped with new repeating and cartridge rifles. Forrest out numbered 4 to one in Infrantry and 5 to 1 in Cavalry destroyed Sturgis. It is one of the two Perfect Battles in the war. Chancellorsville was the other.

    Kurt SherrickKurt Sherrick12 gün önce
  • Pt 2 coming up so best get ready to make a second episode

    Qrow AnthonyQrow Anthony13 gün önce
  • Who’s ready for civil war 2 baby !?

    N’Dajaka PiffingtonN’Dajaka Piffington13 gün önce
    • Aye, but you won't catch me wearing red or blue. Let them kill each other and then rebuild... Maybe.

      Random generated NameRandom generated Name10 gün önce
  • Everyone fighting was American, therefore everyone dying was American. There, saved you all 8 minutes.

    Eddard StarkEddard Stark14 gün önce
    • @Eddard Stark Nice joke?

      BoD AssassinBoD Assassin2 gün önce
  • You mean 10% of the union soldiers were aborigine indigenous men... African American is a term created in the 1980's by the corrupt united States census

    Shaun BellShaun Bell14 gün önce
    • @Shaun Bell So everyone thought that black people were indigenous to America before the 80s?

      BoD AssassinBoD Assassin2 gün önce
  • TWO YEARS LATER while this aged like fine wine

    A regular PersonA regular Person15 gün önce
  • White privlage folks... 😔

    LooaxeLooaxe16 gün önce
  • I think it was Super bloody

    Tim HTim H19 gün önce
  • Because of old tactic used to confront new weapons

    ndoro beindoro bei20 gün önce
  • Accurate or not, I'll gladly take the Foghorn Leghorn accent over the stereotypical trailer park cousin-fucker accent we usually get portrayed as in media.

    Clay MillerClay Miller21 gün önce
  • Im reading the top book on your stack right now!

    crablegs21crablegs2121 gün önce
  • Why was the war brutal? _Because it was a war. There is no such thing as a pleasant armed conflict._

    ProjectFlashlight612ProjectFlashlight61223 gün önce
  • Most deaths because we count deaths on both sides don’t we? If we didn’t count the rebel side then ww2 would have most deaths.

    Rafael The CrusaderRafael The Crusader26 gün önce

    Terry WertTerry Wert27 gün önce
  • Armchair Historian would be one of those videos that I would actually pay attention to in class

    Mex TacoMex Taco27 gün önce
  • 620k dead doesn't seem like so much for the most deadly war in the entire history of a country

    Martin BruhnMartin Bruhn28 gün önce
    • @ben I don't hate americans, but americans have had their share of wars to a much lesser extend, than they think. The 30 year long war was fought in the 17th century with much less sophisticated weapons technology. People from other nations dies as well, so that is not thetotal account of casualties. Also not included in that number is civilians, that died from starvation and disease, which by some estimates was as much as died in the actual conflict, so can double that number. As a per year reduction rate of population killed, that would be 0.25% per year in the case of the USA, which is a lot, but something like 1.67% (I used a calculator for this one) in the case of Germany. And keep in mind, this is not the only pre WW I+II war, post 30-year-long-war that was bloodier than the civil war in the case of Germany, but also like dozens of other countries got their fair share of blodier than the american civil war conflict in that period of time. Just think of the napoleonic wars for instance

      Martin BruhnMartin Bruhn27 gün önce
    • @Martin Bruhn 23,000 people were killed in a single day at the battle of Antietam. u must really hate Americans

      benben27 gün önce
    • @Martin Bruhn you’re comparing a 30 year long war that included 13 different countries to an internal conflict that only lasted 4 years.

      benben27 gün önce
    • @Martin Bruhn ok

      benben27 gün önce
    • @ben You mean 10% of the male population in the age of a soldier. The U.S. had about 60 million inhabitants back then, that's 30 million men, that would be 3 million dead. It's a fifth of that, so 2%. In the 30-year-long-war Germany lost something over 20% of it's total population. roughly 4 million people of an estimated population of back then 15 or 16 million people. That's a really bloody war. Rome lost in the battle of Cannae 60000 men in a day.

      Martin BruhnMartin Bruhn27 gün önce
  • hahahah american civil war is not so brutal :D

    sumosamisumosami28 gün önce
    • @sumosami Who said anything about comparing? I just said it was brutal.

      BoD AssassinBoD Assassin2 gün önce
    • @BoD Assassin compare to what?

      sumosamisumosami2 gün önce
    • @sumosami It was

      BoD AssassinBoD Assassin2 gün önce
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    Phung Phuong maiPhung Phuong mai28 gün önce
  • Because the weapons had become deadlier but without fielding breachloading rifles to the infantry the luckless bastards still had to stand shoulder to shoulder to stop a massed infantry charge thereby concentrating the men for mass slaughter.

    calvingreene90calvingreene9029 gün önce
  • I’ve read some British accounts that mention they were surprised that, during the American civil war, neither side ever charged with the bayonet, which was a very common tactic at the time and usually induced one side to route. In the absence on bayonet charges, two sides simply kept shooting at each other for far longer periods of time, resulting in much greater casualties.

    Ben CBen CAylar önce
  • One word, Lincoln.

    A ReaderA ReaderAylar önce
  • And we haven't learned a f-ing thing.🤤

    George BGeorge BAylar önce
  • "Civil war was the most costly war." 2021: "Hold my beer."

    Syre LancasterSyre LancasterAylar önce
  • The carnage is just horrific. I'd love to say I'd have fought valiantly to end slavery, but I think I'd take my chances and head for Canada. What's also frightening, if 1-in -4 survived, you can bet 1 or 2 of said 4 had some type of wound/s.

    SMC01fulSMC01fulAylar önce
  • Marching mass formations into canister shot, napoleons fav and infection

    Tim PurcellTim PurcellAylar önce
  • Yeah man

    Gerald LewisGerald LewisAylar önce
  • *north takes 100k more casualties than the sound *shows south getting mowed down in every clip

    Nicolas VeytiaNicolas VeytiaAylar önce
  • It’s hard to believe that a piece of soap could have saved so many lives....

    LEGO Productions WarLEGO Productions WarAylar önce
  • Great video, thank you. 💙

    Ja LaJa LaAylar önce
  • Civil wars are always total hell

    President of The InternetPresident of The InternetAylar önce
  • It was deadly for the same reason why WW1 was so deadly. Weapons too advanced for the tactics being used. Fighting in tight formations, standing, without cover, while firing rifled muskets with percussion cap and minnie balls. Plus advanced artillery munitions. Mostly however lack of medical care and preventive medicine.

    SGT StedankoSGT StedankoAylar önce
  • Probably the killing part but that's just a guess

    Ali KhanAli KhanAylar önce
  • I thought war is for fun, to walk in rural areas, to chat with fellows, sharing anecdotes, sleeping in wild nature.

    Rashid JunusbekovRashid JunusbekovAylar önce
  • "The weapons were way ahead of tactics" Shelby Foote.

    Ricardo CotoRicardo CotoAylar önce
  • That 'Southern accent' thing didn't really work out, did it?

    Henrik SchmidtHenrik SchmidtAylar önce
  • Well, in american civil war only 20% of casualties were caused by artillery, while 80% by rifles. Comparing with WWI Where 90% casualties were caused by artillery, it's nothing. Modern rifles, expansive field fortifications, made the offense a much harder thing than defence ultimately making frontal assaults on fortified positions suicidal since firing at entrenched infantry was pointless many commanders led their troops with unloaded rifles, so that their troops would not attempt to stop in the Killzone to shoot at the enemy since such fire would only extend the period for which infantry would stay in the Killzone

    Владислав ШевченкоВладислав ШевченкоAylar önce
  • Grab some popcorn for the next one.

    Angelus IraeAngelus IraeAylar önce
  • USA is "countrie" without history

    Strahinja BStrahinja BAylar önce
    • Wtf are you watching then

      benbenAylar önce
  • Couse all american culture is based on violence, lol easy

    Ksawery StawińskiKsawery StawińskiAylar önce
  • Can’t wait for you to do a video in a few years after the second one starts here shortly.🇱🇷🔫🥩🍺

    tiamat1296tiamat1296Aylar önce
  • I know times are crazy but we should all treat each other like our brother and sisters and not let something like this happen again

    Draven GilesDraven GilesAylar önce
  • Basic answer: it was only americans fighting

    JAY DeeJAY DeeAylar önce
  • Conscription and industrial production. Next.

    Alan BeaumontAlan BeaumontAylar önce
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    Phung Phuong maiPhung Phuong maiAylar önce
  • The Revolutionary War in the Carolina backcountry was a brutal civil war as well.

    Richard LahanRichard LahanAylar önce
  • john wesly powoll

    Marianne NewellMarianne NewellAylar önce
  • fore score and 7 years ago

    Marianne NewellMarianne NewellAylar önce
  • because thats what war is?

    WHEREisTHEbalanceWHEREisTHEbalanceAylar önce
  • I guess there weren't.... civil after all

    john fisherjohn fisherAylar önce
  • He forgot to mention the battle of crater,

    Aldieri LeonAldieri LeonAylar önce
  • Did a 5 year old draw the US for your video? Florida looks like it got hit by 5 Katrina's at once

    CptSparklFingerzCptSparklFingerzAylar önce
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