The Russian Revolution - OverSimplified (Part 1)

Published 2020-08-17
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--------------- ATTRIBUTIONS ---------------
Music (licensed under a Creative Commons license).

Music by Kevin MacLeod:
Investigations
Pina Colada
Covert Affair
I Knew A Guy
Sneaky Snitch
Dances and Dames
Faceoff
Marty Gots A Plan
Fast Talkin
Infados
Bumbly March Music To Delight
Dark Mystery


From Artist:
LMOP - The Whisper Man
Ian Post - Eminence Landscapes
Stanley Gurvich - Puddles
Kevin Graham - Autumn
Stanley Gurvich - At First

All Comments (21)
  • Stacey Soggins
    It isn’t a communist joke until everyone gets it.
  • Skye Aternus
    Nicholas seemed like the guy everyone wanted to be their friend, if only he wasn't the Tsar.
  • Isaac Hartley
    I like how he says Stalin has the “second most known historical mustache”

    Let’s face it, we all know #1.
  • Rygiel N. Reeco
    “Your grandfather has a mild case of being blown up by a terrorist” That part got me 😂
  • Unbeknownst to many, little Jimmy is the reason why the channel exists. Thanks to his space-time travel abilities Jimmy, aka Oversimplified, can see directly through the unfolding of world events that shaped humanity. Thus the storytelling of the channel is to be taken as gospel and preached to all.

    Thank you little Jimmy
  • Catherine
    As a Russian, I approve. It is indeed oversimplified, but generally true. And it gives you a great overall view, which is essential before you can understand the nuances.
  • Zane
    Russia: has poor farmers, and rich, partying nobles

    France: Hey, I’ve seen this one before! It’s a classic!
  • TPosingJesus
    I love that all it says about the UK is that it invented the train: as a native of the area I can confirm that this is an accurate representation of our attitude to our past.
  • Goofy Ahh Quandale
    Lenin: I wanna start a revolution without being blamed

    Oversimplified: Well, you need NordVPN
  • Jayman Gaming
    "and even people like you, can get a girlfriend"

    I pledge my allegiance to the Soviet Union.
  • Mrs Always Right
    The fact that we get free documentaries on YouTube by OverSimplified is truly a gift 👍
  • Average Gamer
    Fun fact: Jimmy’s family consists of several cosmic beings, him and his mother each being one. They live in the gaps between reality and have the ability to travel through dimensions and visit out mortal plain whenever they see fit
  • Ajay Joel
    "and even people like you, can get a girlfriend"

    I pledge my allegiance to the Soviet Union.
  • SoulOfFlame
    I could say many things, but I'm gonna say:

    Rest in Peace, Father Gapon.
  • andy19il
    I like how he doesn’t even try to voice act and it still turns out great.
  • Snakeybakey
    Part of what made the Khodynka Tragedy so deadly was a long ditch which many rushing people fell into before being trampled.
    The stampede was escalated with rumors that there was a gold coin in each beer cup.
  • DARKHARLQUIN_ALT
    There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
    He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
    Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
    But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
    He could preach the Bible like a preacher
    Full of ecstasy and fire
    But he also was the kind of teacher
    Women would desire
    Ra ra Rasputin
    Lover of the Russian queen
    There was a cat that really was gone
    Ra ra Rasputin
    Russia's greatest love machine
    It was a shame how he carried on
    He ruled the Russian land and never mind the Czar
    But the kazachok he danced really wunderbar
    In all affairs of state he was the man to please
    But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
    For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
    Though she'd heard the things he'd done
    She believed he was a holy healer
    Who would heal her son
    Ra ra Rasputin
    Lover of the Russian queen
    There was a cat that really was gone
    Ra ra Rasputin
    Russia's greatest love machine
    It was a shame how he carried on
    But when his drinking and lusting
    And his hunger for power
    Became known to more and more people
    The demands to do something
    About this outrageous man
    Became louder and louder
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    "This man's just got to go", declared his enemies
    But the ladies begged, "Don't you try to do it, please"
    No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
    Though he was a brute, they just fell into his arms
    Then one night some men of higher standing
    Set a trap, they're not to blame
    "Come to visit us", they kept demanding
    And he really came
    Ra ra Rasputin
    Lover of the Russian queen
    They put some poison into his wine
    Ra ra Rasputin
    Russia's greatest love machine
    He drank it all and said, "I feel fine"
    Ra ra Rasputin
    Lover of the Russian queen
    They didn't quit, they wanted his head
    Ra ra Rasputin
    Russia's greatest love machine
    And so they shot him 'til he was dead
  • Asterix
    The way I learned it, Nicholas wasn’t necessarily a big fan of Rasputin, but he loved his wife very much as was easily influenced by her opinions. Rasputin, however, had a lot of influence over Alexandra. There were rumors that the two of them were having an affair. So if Rasputin thought a certain policy should be enacted, or a certain minister should he fired, he told Alexandra who would suggest it to Nicholas.
  • Beatlemaniac
    Fun fact:
    Tsar Nicholas II and King George V of Britain looked identical, and they used to swap clothes at dinner parties to prank their guests.