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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • STALIN - Hitler won't be so STUPID as to start a 2 FRONT WAR, that's how they lost WWI HITLER - Oh yeah! Hold my HEINEKEN, watch this! How's that for STUPID? I showed you eh!

      BXGUY73BXGUY732 aylar önce
    • you think youre slick with that supreme tank, i see you

      Skyler McMorranSkyler McMorran6 aylar önce
    • The ad was annoyingly long, you didn't have to explain so much.

      Ksanbah LyngwaKsanbah Lyngwa6 aylar önce
    • attacking russia only makes sense if japan attacks from the other side. they crush the country together and destroy their factories

      TasmarTasmar6 aylar önce
    • because the Russians suffered in the hands of Bolsheviks that Germans wanted to free the Russians??

      Julberry JuanJulberry Juan8 aylar önce
  • The German army for many nations living in the USSR was a former liberators army. The German army was happily welcomed in Ukraine and other republics of the USSR.

    andrzej21111andrzej2111128 gün önce
  • Si in a way Stalin save England

    4555joe4555joe29 gün önce
  • The Soviet Union took the most severe blows of WWII in human losses....more than 20 000 000 ( million ) people lost their lives....wow...too heavy t imagine...!!!

    jaafar nasserddinejaafar nasserddine29 gün önce
  • this is the link for the video. Look closely at the beginning... trvision.net/detail/video-x_xSRBYP0gQ.html

    Anthony EndackAnthony EndackAylar önce
  • Who are you German or russian

    jitendra gawadejitendra gawadeAylar önce
  • This video is TOTALLY FULL OF LIES! you lost my subscription.

    PanBaniškiPanBaniškiAylar önce
  • Simple answer: To lose

    wisam111wisam111Aylar önce
  • Oh so _that’s_ why they my german roommate wants to expand his living room!

    SmellfishSmellfishAylar önce
  • Lol that VPN was hacked lmao

    Pradaxa BoudrauxPradaxa BoudrauxAylar önce
  • SUPREME making advertising since the 40s lol

    Roge seRoge seAylar önce
  • Why Germany attacked Russia? 1. They didn't. Name Russia and Russian were completely abandoned in Soviet terminology at that point. 2. Germany attacked Soviet Union, because Soviet Union did not attack India, which meant that Stalin was not interested in cementing alliance with Hitler and choose the British and Americans who offered more useful territories as a reward for partnership - central and eastern Europe.

    Paul BenedictPaul BenedictAylar önce
  • didn't hitler consider russia's considerable oil reserves and production an essential ingredient for the rest of his war plans?

    sean hsean hAylar önce
  • Why you ask? Because their leader was not a German he was a foreigner an AUSTRIAN FOOL!

    Keith BuschKeith BuschAylar önce
  • Stalin sent wave after wave of his own men until the enemy soldiers reached their kill limit and shut down

    gfunkmadnessgfunkmadnessAylar önce
  • After watching so many videos I am just amazed how Germany was on track to become Super power but one guy led the country to the disaster.

    Sayantan BhattacharyySayantan BhattacharyyAylar önce
  • GREAT book. I own a copy, gave it to my brother as a Christmas gift just last year. .. I'm not actually a very good reader (fwiw) but read a number of parts here and there and read the reviews, etc. Should be a solid source of information. ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Hartmann_(historian) )

    Alex FrentzAlex FrentzAylar önce
  • Soviets were about to invade Germany....

    AlexAlexAylar önce
  • Imagine if Russia captured Hitler... would they just hang him or a firing squad?

    jay johnjay johnAylar önce
  • is this just a long fucking advertisement????

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  • Love you Mister Griffin Johnson. Your brain is pretty darn impressive.

    Toxic AngelToxic AngelAylar önce
  • "If the United States had not helped us, we would not have won the war," he wrote in his memoirs. "One-on-one against Hitler's Germany, we would not have withstood its onslaught and would have lost the war. No one talks about this officially, and Stalin never, I think, left any written traces of his opinion, but I can say that he expressed this view several times in conversations with me." -Nikita Khrushchev

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    MR KMR KAylar önce
  • What was Britain doing by that time? Peacefully playing on the backyard?

    High PriorityHigh PriorityAylar önce
    • @General_ Charlie I mean before the war started.

      High PriorityHigh PriorityAylar önce
    • They were getting ready for D-day and helping their Empire in Africa and Asia

      General_ CharlieGeneral_ CharlieAylar önce
  • Wait a minute, are you talking about Hitler's ideas or American?

    High PriorityHigh PriorityAylar önce
  • Ok, finally I will know the truth from the 25 year old guy about WW2

    High PriorityHigh PriorityAylar önce
  • To compare the Soviet Union‘s response to the fascist invasion is a sign total lack of historic knowledge. No crusade was a response to an invasion.

    HarryGuitHarryGuitAylar önce
  • Cause vicevers

    Antonio GutierrezAntonio GutierrezAylar önce
  • Unfortunately your sources about Soviet Union are very off from reliable :-(

    Eugene GuEugene GuAylar önce
    • How?

      ანდრეი ველასჰოანდრეი ველასჰოAylar önce
  • "Soviet cities bordering Germany" - really? Completely fails to mention the joint Nazi - Soviet invasion of Poland. Animated history with lots of important facts missing.

    Currawong 579Currawong 579Aylar önce
  • The fools who believe that Russia could have won the war alone.

    • Nazi 1x1 beat any country.

      Руслан БаратовРуслан БаратовAylar önce
  • I think was because the caucasus' oil.

    Prof. Carrillo GarcíaProf. Carrillo GarcíaAylar önce
  • I got everything here except the why ?

    Adams AngelsAdams AngelsAylar önce
  • Starts 2.22

    Adams AngelsAdams AngelsAylar önce
  • “Burrrp shut up idiots, this is what happened and why”. During ww1 Germany ‘accidentally’ planted Lennon into Russia causing civil war. Back then the plan was beat Imperial Russia, turn around, beat France, then turn around again and crush The Communist or Soviet Russia.. again.. yes the Germans wanted to beat Russia twice in the same war that’s how good they were... “Communism scared the fck out of everyone in the developed world because no one wanted to give their house and car to the government out of good will”. But ‘spoiler’ Germany lost ww1. “Scheisse” said the German high command. Anyway Ww2 came around and Starlin killed all of his generals during the Red Terror, leaving Russia a sitting duck. The Nazi’s still felt obligated to destroy communism and clean up the mess their previous high command ‘accidentally’ made. “I mean look at how many people that dumb idea has killed around the world.” ‘Communism’ “Like 100 million people”. “Numbers like that put Hitler to shame”.... “Fkin amateur.... sheesh”. Oh yeah and might as well grab some ‘Land’ or ‘Lebensraum’ while you’re there. Ps. Totally wasn’t an accident, it just wasn’t suppose to turn into a Cold War that lasted 45 years and it definitely shouldn’t have fcked with the U.S. 2020 election. “THAT WAS TOTALLY RIGGED! EVERYONE CAN SEE IT, WHAT DO YOU THINK WE’RE STUPID”!!

    Matty Von Long-SchlongMatty Von Long-SchlongAylar önce
  • Im convinced Hitler was so influenced by his amphetamine use it made him mad with power. I feel if he was clean from them he would have settled after France and the world would be s different place today.

    The Pale ManThe Pale ManAylar önce
  • Animations really improved

    Steve SmithSteve SmithAylar önce
  • According to a book i read, Ribbentrop looked like he had been drinking and looked upset when he broke the news to Molotov. According to other accounts Ribbentrop was against the invasion and would say to the Soviet officials in Berlin "Its not me that wants this, its them!".

    Jimbobjim jimJimbobjim jimAylar önce
  • I'm surprised the *Soviet* defeats to*Japan and Finland* were not mentioned here, considering it was in fact one of the driving forces on why Hitler viewed the Soviets as weak.

    DOA MacabreDOA MacabreAylar önce
  • Because the German army was under the command of Hitler. By then the Generals had been trained to shut up and do what they were told to. Hitler was addicted to amphetamines by then he was a speed freak so it seemed like the thing to do .

    Cpt.Dave'sCpt.Dave'sAylar önce
  • He made the same mistake as Napoleon did. They both did not take into account Russian mother winter😂😂

    Black MoonBlack MoonAylar önce
  • We defeated the wrong enemy -General Patton

    Salty GamingSalty GamingAylar önce
  • The Germans had no Oil and therefore could not really fight ! That's what they were looking for in Baku (Stalingrad)

    Andreas SchwarzAndreas SchwarzAylar önce
  • The title of this was like a Jeopardy answer. And the question was: what did Hitler say in late 1942 when the 6th Army was surrounded at Stalingrad?

    thomas aquinasthomas aquinasAylar önce
  • I didn't watch the video but my guess... communisme ?!

    Mister GiftMister GiftAylar önce
  • Both leaders are great and terrible!

    The Big GameThe Big GameAylar önce
  • Did anyone else see the supreme sticker on the second tank @6:35 ?

    Baolong NguyenBaolong NguyenAylar önce
  • Dude, you may not know it, but you are spreading communist propaganda with this video. Your version of the events is mostly the Khrushchev's version, with some modifications. There are new sources, the historical science moved on. Evidence that the USSR was preparing an invasion on Germany was uncovered. There were documents published by Mark Solonin and they neatly correspond with what authors like Viktor Suvorov and others have claimed. The German invasion had nothing to do with Hitler hating the communists or the slavs. He was just cornered. I know that this is youtube and the standards are low, but it still annoyes me when somebody regurgitates the old Soviet propaganda presenting it as a revalation. BTW, Churchil did not warn Stalin of an impending German invasion, this is what the Soviets claimed. You should read the actuall letter of Churchil. He talks of a few German tank divisions when USSR had dozens of tank divisions (not to mention that the Soviet tanks were far superior to the German ones) and this could not possibly have scared Stalin. The episode with Stalin being shocked which you state as a fact is from the Zhukov memoirs which were discredited and are not taken as a source by the serious historians anymore.... I don't have time to cover all the outdated 'facts' you mentioned in this video. You need to read more. Computer graphics is not enough, you need actual knowledge.

    Morning_glory MonsterMorning_glory Monster2 aylar önce
    • No one gives a damm really

      TheGoldengamerTheGoldengamerAylar önce
    • trvision.net/detail/video-BcCbX1fqFKA.html&ab_channel=ManuelRodriguez

      Fred SosyskaFred SosyskaAylar önce
  • I saw a couple of years ago on TRvision a video in which Hitler explains why he attack URSS. I want to see it again, but I can’t find that video anymore. Could someone help me with a link? Thanks!

    fotosonyfotosony2 aylar önce
  • ok.. this is the tenth one of these I've watched today, I'm officially interested in your channel and have subscribed, which is high praise from me. I really am picky about what I sub to. Just when I thought I knew everything about ww2 too ! Sheesh.

    obergruppenfuhrer Sang-Froidobergruppenfuhrer Sang-Froid2 aylar önce
  • And people wonder why Putin is being aggressive against NATO. Duh 😒 ! History !

    Tom TomTom Tom2 aylar önce
  • russia was preparing to invade Europe,that is why they had 10k BT high speed tanks that could only be used on european roads, had maps of Germany, had 1 million paratroopers ,took down their massive defensive wall, fitted ALL their fighter planes with rockets ,built many aerodromes close to their western border. hitler pre -empted them by 2 weeks. this is ALL hidden by the lying media that most people are brainwashed by.

    shawn corriganshawn corrigan2 aylar önce
    • All your arguments have long been refuted by professional historians.

      Андрей БорцовАндрей Борцов2 aylar önce
  • Nobody: Germany onvading moscow and thinking they are wining* Stalin: *Hold my Vodka*

    MichaelMichael2 aylar önce
  • 6:34 That Panzer do be doing product placement.

    Frikkie YeenFrikkie Yeen2 aylar önce
  • Trump incoming

    Hypello You’t’UbEHypello You’t’UbE2 aylar önce
  • I would just like to say that before signing the agreement with germany, the USSR wanted to sign an agreement with britain and france against germany as he saw hitler as a real threat. How can you say that stalin envisioned a world order along with the germans and at the same time was preparing an offensive attack ? the molotov agreement was never gonna be upheld, both parties knew that and both parties were preparing for war, it's just that the USSR was not yet ready for it so it wanted to buy time, hitler was

    Destroctive BladeDestroctive Blade2 aylar önce
  • Your German sucks though jock.

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  • the tanks have supreme signs 6:34

    Fish with a gun GunFish with a gun Gun2 aylar önce
  • Territory expansion and resources

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  • Peep the supreme box logo 6:55

    Daniel AguirreDaniel Aguirre2 aylar önce
  • Oil

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  • Dr. Botso Korisheli, teacher of mine in High School was a survivor of this. His parents had been purged and he was doing slave labor in Soviet occupied Poland. In the ensuing confusion he got away, after making a sprint across a football field stretch of ground to the German lines.

    Tom FrazierTom Frazier2 aylar önce
  • Too stop Bolshevism from crossing the Rhine according to one German veteran which he said they managed too do also for living space and resources especially oil

    Micheal schmidtMicheal schmidt2 aylar önce
  • The US was on the wrong side in WW2 in Europe

    Robert What?Robert What?2 aylar önce
  • some fair points on commonality of Germany/Russia as outcasts. But Treaty of Rapallo was in 1920, well before Nazi rise. And Bolsheviks/Nazis were mortal enemies. The 39 Treaty was always a "breathing space treaty". The Nazis did not want war on two fronts, and all Soviet attempts at pacts with the West were met with either indifference in Paris/London or with outright contempt & opposition. Molotov/Ribbentrop pact was therefore convenient for both sides. But it was always a question when they would go to war against each other, not if. Hitler's greatest error was not attacking Soviets a month or 2 sooner, that and underestimating the Soviet people's resolve. In a fit of pique G attacked Yugoslavia in May 41, won the battle and lost the war

    Mango 4ttwoMango 4ttwo2 aylar önce
  • How do you confuse russia and soviet union?

    Timur ErmolenkoTimur Ermolenko2 aylar önce
  • Germany had 2 options: invade Great Britain or invade the Soviet Union. The invasion of Britain would have entail understanding by the Soviet Union that they would be next and make them fight. So Hitler left the UK for the dessert and Russia for the main course.

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  • я ненавижу глупого гребанного Гитлера

    Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin2 aylar önce
  • But forgot the warm cloth dumb Nazis

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  • Frankly speaking, I considered The armchair historian and the channel to be one of the most reliable in war history.. However, the sponsore and advertisement are a bit boring,more of a nuisance

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