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The French Revolution - OverSimplified (Part 1)

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  • OverSimplified
    OverSimplified  4 years ago +14701

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    • mads
      mads 4 years ago +206

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    • acez
      acez 4 years ago +114

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    • Eddie Miller
      Eddie Miller 4 years ago +70

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    • John Watha
      John Watha 4 years ago +44

      Was good great video

  • Sam Cohen
    Sam Cohen 3 years ago +1647

    It's amazing how Louis the 16th, one of the "weakest" kings, had such a large impact on history by funding the American Revolution on behalf of the colonies.

    • Emilie Crtn
      Emilie Crtn 3 years ago +136

      He actually wasn't as weak as depicted in general culture. He actually wanted to rule, having grown in the absolute monarchy of divine right. He was opposed to the revolution and tried to betray the nation several times (the King's escape from the Tuileries, Marie Antoinette giving some plans to Austria etc...). So the fact that he was so deeply implied in US history is actually not that surprising.

    • Landry Longacre
      Landry Longacre 3 years ago +21

      Arguably this was the worst mistake he ever made

    • General Rubbish
      General Rubbish 3 years ago +71

      @Landry Longacre I mean, if you're already deep in debt, the last thing you should do is go around financing revolutions just because you're salty about Britain winning the 7 Years War.

    • Landry Longacre
      Landry Longacre 3 years ago +16

      Mário Ďuráč oh that too, but I meant helping them rebel to create the USA because this country was a mistake.

    • General Rubbish
      General Rubbish 3 years ago +7

      @Landry Longacre Oh yeah, no argument there lol. Maybe a second revolution would be in order at this point, just start the country over and try again.

  • Dogymacdogface.
    Dogymacdogface. Year ago +2633

    The fact that he added the old united states flag at 3:45 really shows how much care he puts into these videos. Either that or I'm impressed by simple, easy to do things.

    • Dogymacdogface.
      Dogymacdogface. Year ago +10

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    • Leonard Hughe
      Leonard Hughe Year ago +6

      What was the point of that

    • Dogymacdogface.
      Dogymacdogface. Year ago +44

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    • Luigi/MR L Gaming
      Luigi/MR L Gaming 10 months ago +34

      I think your too easily impressed

  • Gongasoso
    Gongasoso Year ago +10361

    Allegedly, Marat's skin condition was related to celiac disease. So, ironically, his debilitating skin condition would go away if he stopped eating gluten - as in, bread. Exactly what was lacking at the time.

    • Trombone Man
      Trombone Man Year ago +1029

      Wow. That’s so horrible. To think that the cure would have been as simple as just cutting out bread. All his suffering was needless. That’s both funny and sad at the same time.

    • Tate Franklin
      Tate Franklin Year ago +909

      Separating a Frenchman from pastries is like separating Siamese twins, ultimately more trouble than it’s worth, and likely to cause horrific side effects

    • S P
      S P Year ago +105

      @Trombone Man what else would he eat?

    • You're worth your weight in avocados
      You're worth your weight in avocados Year ago +279

      @S P flourless chocolate cake? 😂

    • SquooshyCatboy
      SquooshyCatboy Year ago +293

      @S P
      let him eat cake

  • Jeson Tjowari
    Jeson Tjowari Month ago +289

    Marie Antoinette was actually quite generous.
    1. She donated a lot to charity. There's a letter she sent to her family in Austria that she cared and was concerned about the poor people in France
    2. For "Let them eat cake", it's actually Rosseau who spread that propaganda. He probably referred to Queen Maria-Thérèse, the wife of Louis XIV who lived a century prior.
    3. She actually popularized the simple white dress to women in France.
    *"I was a queen, and you dethroned me. I was a wife, and you killed my husband. I was a mother, and you tore me from my children. Only my blood remains: you are thirsty. Drink it. Hasten to meet it that you may drink it."*
    -Marie Antoinette, 1793

    • Rey_Latifa nelum
      Rey_Latifa nelum Month ago +36

      She donated to charity but was a strict conservative who wanted her family to remain absolute monarchs, so clearly she liked the idea of people venerating her for her « charity » more than actually helping them. She also wanted to raise an army from Austria to invade her « own people », all to keep power. She did not say « let them eat cake » but her actions are the reason why people assume she did.

    • Lendri ''Badger'' Mujina
      Lendri ''Badger'' Mujina 22 days ago +24

      At the very least, she faced her fate with dignity. Her last words were "Pardon me, sir, I didn't mean to do that"... referring not to what she was accused of, but to having accidentally stepped on someone's foot on her way to the guillotine.

    • Anel Begic
      Anel Begic 19 days ago +11

      The same is true for Louis actually. I heard how he was not exactly anti-reformation but rather anti-revolution.
      Granted he did not help his case half the time but history paints him in a much worse light then he actually was.

    • MM2
      MM2 12 days ago +2

      One way I heard it described (I don't know how true it is) is that her famous quote wasn't so much a cruel/uncaring response to the starvation, as it was an ivory-tower liberal ditz's response: If the peasantry lacked bread makings, then simply feed them with cake dough (which was more expensive) to get them through the emergency . Ta-da, problem solved!
      Living in Versailles, where the wealthy ate well, it must have sounded to her like a perfectly reasonable plan. It was a problem of total lack of frame of reference, rather than callousness. (although that was a problem, too)

    • Lendri ''Badger'' Mujina
      Lendri ''Badger'' Mujina 12 days ago

      @MM2 Yeah, that's why I never really had a problem with the quote, despite it not being something she actually said; it was accurate to her attitude and what basically everyone thought of the royal family, that they couldn't comprehend what the problem was.

  • Hadiyah Coleman
    Hadiyah Coleman Year ago +5083

    Actually it was Marie's sister, Caroline Antoinette who said "If they can't have bread, let them eat cake instead!" It just got so twisted because the French were so angry the just hated all royals I believe. Marie actually often donated to the poor and charities
    How did my comment get so popular?

    • Dusty Honey
      Dusty Honey Year ago +175

      She got what was coming for her. She’s the Queen. She’s responsible for her country.

    • always bored
      always bored Year ago +1191

      @Dusty Honey mate shes the queen, yes, but im pretty damn sure all actual menaingful control goes to the king and the king alone

    • badernêra
      badernêra Year ago +39

      Sauce please

    • The Sleepy Archive
      The Sleepy Archive Year ago +349

      @Dusty Honey I get where ya coming from, but idk how much power queens had over government

    • Amiel Patriarca
      Amiel Patriarca Year ago +453

      @Dusty Honey She's a foreigner,how could she have control in France?

  • Sandeep Gill
    Sandeep Gill 9 months ago +2181

    Tax collector: Hello.
    Woman: Hello.
    Tax collector: You responded? There's a tax for that, pay up lady.

    • Kitsuneplayz_YT
      Kitsuneplayz_YT 9 months ago +5


    • Shraga Mildiner
      Shraga Mildiner 8 months ago +19

      And from this we learn: never respond to tax collectors

    • Pon & Con
      Pon & Con 8 months ago +45

      @Shraga Mildiner "Oh, you're not responding to us? There's a tax for that"

    • imtryingmybestok
      imtryingmybestok 8 months ago +7


    • Chicken
      Chicken 8 months ago +9

      *breaths* oof there’s a tax for that

  • Pr Ammar
    Pr Ammar 3 years ago +7167

    Fun fact, Mozart proposed to marry Antoinette... Imagine if she accepted

    • Julius Nepos
      Julius Nepos 3 years ago +308

      I will search this up

    • Arsene
      Arsene 3 years ago +377

      I learned this from fate go

    • Daemon Ackerman
      Daemon Ackerman 3 years ago +235

      I learned this from the manga Innocent. Don't read it if you're squeamish.

    • Dusty
      Dusty 3 years ago +1060

      Her hair would be a piano

    • Kent Haigh Oneill
      Kent Haigh Oneill 3 years ago +96

      Fun fact, that wasn't a fact, you simply asked "imagine what would have happend"

  • Sam Featherstone
    Sam Featherstone 9 months ago +1344

    It takes significant skill to make the French Revolution funny with merch

    • stUpId kaiju Crazy
      stUpId kaiju Crazy 9 months ago +33

      theres a tax for that

    • stUpId kaiju Crazy
      stUpId kaiju Crazy 9 months ago +14

      Flags are Flags using a device to write that down? There’s a tax for that

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      stUpId kaiju Crazy 9 months ago +10

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  • Siddhartha Karn
    Siddhartha Karn Year ago +338

    You are amazing. I am impressed how interestingly you combine humour and satire in explaining such confusing and boring topics.

    • Alicia Renae
      Alicia Renae Year ago +31

      I think this just shows that the topic isn't confusing and boring. It's the teachers.

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant Year ago +1

      @Alicia Renae This Channel here aint called Oversimplified for no Reason - so you may not stop here and want to learn more about History. The Fate of French was covered in the provokingly-titled video
      'Liberty&Freedom are Left-Wing-Ideas' by 'Second Thought'.

    • euryschan
      euryschan 8 months ago

      How is it boring. It may be confusing for you,but boring ?

    • ً
      ً 6 months ago +1

      @euryschan as a highschooler with constant boring history teachers the history topic has just became boring for me lol but with this channel its actually entertaining

    • Seba Seba
      Seba Seba 4 months ago +1

      I'm sorry but if you think that the french revolution is boring you're crazy...
      It's an amazing part of history everything changed with the revolution

  • Connor Petersen
    Connor Petersen 7 months ago +203

    My history teacher just showed this to our class. We all had a blast and we took notes and this and the second part! Love your videos!!

    • cringe_content
      cringe_content 5 months ago +30

      You love his videos? There's a tax for that!

      UNDER・ LOVE 3 months ago +17

      ​@cringe_contentYou commented, yeah, there is a tax for that

    • cringe_content
      cringe_content 3 months ago +10

      @UNDER・ LOVE you replied!? Yep there's a tax for that!

    • Dracule Mihawk
      Dracule Mihawk 3 months ago +11

      ​@cringe_content Your username has "cringe" in it?

    • cringe_content
      cringe_content 3 months ago +10

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  • Channel of the Lost
    Channel of the Lost Year ago +370

    Mental note for my upcoming history exam: Locking out the third estate from the building was actually an accident.
    The Estates general scheduled an important meeting on a certain day, but they later postponed the meeting to a few days later. They forgot to tell the representatives of the third estate about the moved meeting and the third estate thought they were locked out on purpose, leading to the events of the Tennis Court Oath.
    Also, the poorest people were not the driving force of the revolution, it was the average more educated of the third estate that actually started the whole thing. I heard lawyers were mostly behind it though, so...┐( ∵ )┌

    • SuphaNinja
      SuphaNinja 10 months ago +8


    • kno
      kno 6 months ago +17

      Not really, that's overemphasized in modern teaching simply to discourage any future revolts. The mobs of peasants certainly existed and necessarily ravaged the higher estates

    • Joshua Slawson
      Joshua Slawson 2 months ago +6

      @kno No, it was completely unnecessary and barbaric. Killing women and children simply because of their affiliation with the first 2 estates. Placing heads upon pikes, summary execution with a kangaroo court.

  • JLD
    JLD 2 months ago +27

    For anyone interested in a little background: Louis XIV introduced a really elaborate form of court etiquette as a way to keep control of his nobles. If they were fighting over who got to hand the King his gloves and who got to help the Queen put on her rouge then they wouldn’t have time to fight with him over important stuff. It sort of worked, and he actually had the longest reign of any monarch (that can be verified), 72 years. His grandson, Louis XV kept the system going, but he was a dilettante who spent his time chasing skirts and moping about his lot in life so the state began to stagnate. He reigned for a long time, almost 59 years. Louis XVI was his grandson and by the time he came to the throne things were in a bad way. France was getting kicked by Britain on the one side and Prussia on the other. It would have taken an extraordinarily strong ruler to turn things around and sadly Louis didn’t qualify.

  • JKaz
    JKaz 4 years ago +14581

    I literally want a video for every single piece of Earth's history. You are amazing.

    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Queer
      Your Friendly Neighborhood Queer 4 years ago +103

      Skyjohn so your one of those people who instead of going out and gaining knowledge on your own you want someone else to learn everything for you and then spend months creating a video to entertain you while teaching you about that period of history.

    • Biggus Diccus
      Biggus Diccus 4 years ago +461

      @Your Friendly Neighborhood Queer hey that's good idea

    • Ninthauto591 (Crazy Penguin)
      Ninthauto591 (Crazy Penguin) 4 years ago +427

      @Your Friendly Neighborhood Queer Some of these pepole don't even know about the topics in the first place. Like i didn't about the three kingdoms and how China was ruled during that time. Also the way Oversimplified persents it brings in an audience that otherwise would not traditonally look up history topics.

    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Queer
      Your Friendly Neighborhood Queer 4 years ago +47

      I never said it was a bad idea also I don’t have a problem with learning from Clip-Share or finding out new things but the way this person worded it made it seem as if he ONLY watches Oversimplified and I think that’s pretty stupid because there is only so much you can learn from one source, and I only want people to be educated.

    • Ninthauto591 (Crazy Penguin)
      Ninthauto591 (Crazy Penguin) 4 years ago +81

      @Your Friendly Neighborhood Queer Very true. If you only see one thing in life, your perspective is limted.

  • Another WoF Artist
    Another WoF Artist Year ago +251

    I love watching your videos so much. They’re my go-to for falling asleep, they’re easy to follow and entertaining. Please never stop making content (unless of course you feel that you need to)

    • miry_
      miry_ Year ago +1

      Mee too

    • ScissorLuv
      ScissorLuv 11 months ago +5

      Falling asleep? Bro😂

    • </iptwo?>
       10 months ago

      60th likt

    • Oxifly
      Oxifly 10 months ago

      @ScissorLuv same tho I do

    • yamman225
      yamman225 7 months ago


  • Just another Person On the Internet

    This video was actually really useful. I have an assignment on The French Revolution, and I just used this video because it helps. So thank you.

    • Avacado
      Avacado 11 months ago +4

      I have that next year :D

  • Samuel Hayden
    Samuel Hayden 3 months ago +35

    Fun fact: the French military during the French Revolution invented “canning” using boiled food stuffs and absolutely airtight glass containers.

  • hartenny
    hartenny Year ago +1492

    "wow. They're not *THAT* desperate."
    Best lines of this whole channel

    • wildcat swim
      wildcat swim Year ago +31

      This video is an assault on Taco Bell crunch wrap supreams

    • ron h
      ron h Year ago +9

      @wildcat swim You sir are an overstuffed stoat! I am here to defend the honor and tastiness of Tao Bell! And apologize as there is no defense for Taco Bell... and you are not a stoat, stuffed or otherwise,,,sorry (no stoats were harmed or offended by this, except those who eat at Taco Bell, but these are already dead and incapable of taking offense).

    • galaxy of miscellaneous stuff
      galaxy of miscellaneous stuff 11 months ago +3

      @wildcat swim I'm with you! I love crunchwraps; and I've never gotten sick from them.

    • ReeseyCup
      ReeseyCup 6 months ago +4

      People pulling into Taco Bell:
      Me: They're THAT desperate

    • Alex Wildner
      Alex Wildner 5 months ago

      ​@wildcat swim and rightfully so!

  • Joyceane
    Joyceane 10 months ago +26

    I have always loves watching history from you. It's so hilarious how you portray historical figures. KEEP IT UP!!!🎉

  • Slime Stack
    Slime Stack 3 years ago +8450

    Tax collector: have you paid your taxes?
    Lady: yep.
    Tax collector: oh, there’s a tax for that

  • The Th3rd Son
    The Th3rd Son Year ago +152

    Oversimplified did a good job at highlighting how King Louis had it fairly difficult. You can see what he was battling, and possibly what set him up for failure, all at the start of this video. He did indeed drop the ball as far as his responsibility as a king, but the situation that was dropped in his lap, and his own kin, made him too weak for his role. The King is an intriguing dude, because the revolution was in part his fault while simultaneously not his fault.
    Btw, I don't think he deserved the weirdo thing at the beginning since he was obviously overloaded. Lol.

    • Alex Duong
      Alex Duong Year ago +27

      I've got to say, Louis seemed like that kind of guy who would make a decent friend, but a terrible leader. I've also got to say his plan to escape France was pretty lousy

    • Just spitting Some facts
      Just spitting Some facts Year ago +9

      Especially the "I hate those parties,it's so awkward". King Louis xvi is a shy guy person and couldn't make eye contact to those who are not close to him.

    • Internasyunalè Mapping
      Internasyunalè Mapping 6 months ago +6

      The King was pretty innocent for the most part, he wasnt at fault but he was. Just like Marie, the deeper you look inside her actual life is extremely depressing.

  • Julia Anne
    Julia Anne Year ago +2770

    Fun Fact: Kings of that time usually had mistresses, who would try to influence them politically, and the people would blame the mistress for any political wrong doings, but since Louis XVI had no mistress everyone blamed Marie Antoinette even though she most likely had no idea how bad it was for the common people.
    Edit: 700 likes! Mom I made it!
    Edit 2: 1.2k. This is my most liked comment EVER!!
    Edit 3: IT’S AT 1.8K!!!!

    • MariaThePotterNut
      MariaThePotterNut Year ago +315

      She really didn't, and when she DID find out (even though they were trying to keep it from her) she actually tried to make things better, like reinstating the- I forget the term rn but basically parliament of the people, and made the peasant class have more representation. But the court did NOT like the idea of less power and tried everything to stop her at every turn, including SO MUCH propaganda made up just because the rebel leaders needed the people to hate the monarchy.

    • Stuff With Soph
      Stuff With Soph Year ago +192

      Misogyny is everywhere in history it's crazy

    • Julia Anne
      Julia Anne Year ago +76

      @Stuff With Soph It really is and it pisses me off.

    • Priti Agarwal
      Priti Agarwal Year ago +96

      Also marie never said the " eat cakes " thing

  • Yudith Acosta
    Yudith Acosta Year ago +19

    3:07 King Louis XV's death 7:24 French baker's death 11:41 BUFF ARC 12:36 French soldier's death 12:56 Governor de Launay's death 16:17 French member number 1's death and French member number 2' death 16:19 French member number 3's death 16:31 French guy's death

  • unsaddleruby8
    unsaddleruby8 Year ago +50

    Fun Fact: King Louis was so out of touch with France that when the Bastille was invaded, in his diary he wrote, "Nothing." And that's it. It was later found out that when he wrote "Nothing" It meant that the day he hunted for animals on the same day as the Bastille Massacre, he found no animals.

  • That Time Stamp Guy
    That Time Stamp Guy 4 months ago +33

    0:23 Nobility Joking
    1:09 Louis XVI has a lot of responsibility.
    1:44 France 🇫🇷 Upper Class, Lower Class Divide.
    2:08 Losing The Seven Years War 1756-1763.
    2:36 The Enlightenment questioning of Monarchy 👑
    3:25 May 1774 Louis XVI crowned 👑
    3:39 Louis XVI. Financed The American Revolution 🇺🇸
    4:05 France grows Poor, Marie Antoinette stays Lavish.
    4:53 Increase Taxes didn’t go well.
    6:34 Peasant uprising vs Tax collectors
    6:42 Anger over inconsistency and inequality.
    6:54 Natural Disasters, The Price of Bread 🥖 went up quickly.
    7:44 The Estates General of 1789
    9:07 2 to 1 Vote 🗳️ puts down The Third Estate.
    9:40 The National Assembly is born.
    10:17 The Jacobin Club wants to REMOVE THE KING 👑
    11:11 Fear -> Anger -> Revolution -> Violence
    11:36 The National Guard is formed. Some French Guard defect and join them as well.
    11:54 Seige of Hotel & Bastille.
    1. Denounce Violence
    2. Support Violence
    13:34 Jean Paul Marat _Friend of the People_ newspaper 📰
    14:25 August Declaration of Rights of Man and of the citizen
    15:05 October 5th 1789 Women’s March

  • I_am_minion
    I_am_minion 2 years ago +8210

    Fun Fact: Antoinette never actually said the famous line "Let them eat cake." She was way too out of touch with the poor people to even consider it

    • Owen Morrissey
      Owen Morrissey 2 years ago +45

      @Sanjana Karthik hell yessir

    • Mikaela Albes
      Mikaela Albes 2 years ago +927

      ​@Sanjana Karthik To be fair, She was already hated when she came to France even when she hasn't even done anything simply because she was Austrian. She was also very much a teenager when she reigned and not properly educated on how to be a queen plus It was pretty much her husband's responsibility to care for the people.

    • • Dreamixx •
      • Dreamixx • 2 years ago +487

      @Sanjana Karthik She was a teenager so you can’t really expect that much from her as a queen and France was in financial ruins before she was even queen so you can’t really blame her. If you saw the affair of the diamond necklace, she’s also got framed for things she hasn’t done.

    • 「 Eclipso 」
      「 Eclipso 」 2 years ago +328

      @• Dreamixx • EXACTLY. She was framed for a lot of things which had lowered her reputation ,not only that considering she wasn’t even French gave the people a better chance to blame everything on her so she was kinda the scapegoat queen.

  • Captain Delta Editz
    Captain Delta Editz Year ago +91

    French Revolution is one of the greatest Revolution . It's was like a really emotional ,action , thriller Real life movie . Oversimplified simply did an absolutely brilliant job doing justice to it.
    My all knowledge of history on this rev goes to you , it's better to learn this was than boring teaching in schools .

    • le whales
      le whales Month ago

      It made France the strongest force in Europe for like 23 years until the unification of Germany

  • fp2z.
    fp2z. Year ago +58

    Let’s all appreciate the time and effort he puts in the making the video ❤️

  • L B
    L B 9 months ago +15

    Oversimplified thank you for these very short and simply videos I watch them all the time but for the first time in my life im watching your videos for SCHOOL a Final!!! Your videos alone got me moved up above like my entire grade in history as I watch them for fun so thank you!!

  • MrKruger88
    MrKruger88 Year ago +13

    These videos must take a RIDICULOUS amount of time, effort and skill to make. I love them so much!!!

  • Beeway
    Beeway 3 days ago +1

    10:06 I love how detailed this is, it even showed that random guy that looked like he was walking, and the people on the right pledging, that guy on the left in a chair..

  • Charlie Wolin
    Charlie Wolin 3 years ago +3567

    Marie Antoinette actually didn’t say “let them eat cake”. That was said by a Spanish princess a century earlier. Marie Antoinette’s last words were actually translated to “I’m sorry sir, I meant not to do it” after she stepped on her executioners foot.

    • Pirate
      Pirate 3 years ago +324

      yeah she also didn't tell people to go to taco bell grats

    • MoxyTheFirst
      MoxyTheFirst 3 years ago +82

      @Pirate r/woosh

    • Brandon Caudill
      Brandon Caudill 3 years ago +453

      I don't think anyone ever thought "let them eat cake" was her last words, as implied here.

    • Aditya Deo
      Aditya Deo 3 years ago +104

      That made me feel bad for her.

    • Edmonton1704
      Edmonton1704 3 years ago +182

      Meh, credit where credit is due, she was kind and gracious in her final moments

  • DarkRoast
    DarkRoast Year ago +269

    Danton: Hey let's calm down and start working on making things better
    Robespierre: Sounds like you're losing your head

  • samiamrg7
    samiamrg7 Year ago +14

    It’s worth noting that most of the revolutionary sentiment was concentrated among the urban Parisians. The rural peasantry was suffering and wished for reform, but they remained loyal to the monarchy throughout much of the revolution. It was the Parisians who were the most radical and who were best positioned to force concessions from the king, what with Versaille being so close to Paris.

    • Cornbeef Commie
      Cornbeef Commie 5 months ago +1

      The traitors including Robespierre ruined the system that made France a stable and powerful country and turned it into a hell only to be restored by Napoleon (who btw originally a revolutionary but didn't forgot the importance of monarchism when he became emperor).

  • A Human
    A Human 8 months ago +9

    This video actually helped me with my history test i just love how his videos are educational and funny

  • JustSomeRando
    JustSomeRando Year ago +6

    Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to make these videos! This is how I prepare for my history classes. So much better than studying!

  • Jackson O65
    Jackson O65 7 months ago +6

    Wow, the animation in these...
    You put a lot of effort into it, thank you

  • CookieNinja8
    CookieNinja8 4 years ago +2498

    Remember children, revolution isn’t always the answer.
    Sometimes revolution is the question and the answer is yes.

    • Marko Erakovic
      Marko Erakovic 4 years ago +11

      As in should we not star a revolution? Yes!

    • Noel Gjebrea
      Noel Gjebrea 4 years ago +2


    • Landon Brawe
      Landon Brawe 4 years ago +12

      @Marko Erakovic there can be a political revolution rather than a revolutionary war revolution is needed though

    • Jon Dunmore
      Jon Dunmore 4 years ago +1

      Isn't Love the answer?

    • Landon Brawe
      Landon Brawe 4 years ago +4

      @Jon Dunmore love of our people not love for thy enemies they send our kids to die they don't give a shit by whatever means

  • Linda Easley
    Linda Easley Year ago +10

    The most humorous,yet educational channel on Clip-Share 👍

  • CrispyGamez
    CrispyGamez Year ago +6

    i miss your vids so much you make learning fun and entertaining not to mention you have a great voice i realyy hope youll be able to upload more i love having you as my history teacher

  • Jenna Roth-Epstein
    Jenna Roth-Epstein 4 months ago +4

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! This was my LEQ question on my AP World History Test and this saved me so much! Easiest essay of my life, and it’s all thanks to this video. Just THANK YOU! ❤

  • A cow that jumped over the moon

    Just learned about the French Revolution today in school, this video actually helped me a lot. Thanks oversimplified

  • Arschenick Von Zwiffi
    Arschenick Von Zwiffi 11 months ago +5

    Just so you know, the women walk to Versailles was not targeting the king, but the QUEEN. She went to the balcony, did not say a single word, and she bowed to the people. Then they re-gained an itsy bitsy amount of sympathy for them, all yelling "All hail the Queen". Then, the royal family was removed from Versailles castle to le Louvre, in the center of Paris, and former royal family palace before Louis XIV built the castle in Versailles.

  • Kittenstarz
    Kittenstarz 2 years ago +3243

    Parties: exist
    The french nobles: *we could make a religion out of this*

    • Thaleis Von Paris
      Thaleis Von Paris 2 years ago +33

      At some point we have. It’s called Laïcité. A word usually badly translated as Secularism but it’s not exactly all what Laïcité cover. It’s protected beyond reason for some of our citizens. I am widely for its defense. I am definitely converted to the cult... ;)

    • jiangshhi
      jiangshhi 2 years ago +13

      sounds like dionysus

    • 10_ben urim
      10_ben urim 2 years ago +15


    • Pomgranates
      Pomgranates 2 years ago +5


    • arandomkobold
      arandomkobold 2 years ago +2

      @Thaleis Von Paris Theres a cult devoted to parties? Cus where do I sign up?

  • Mercy Kwabe
    Mercy Kwabe Year ago +20

    You make teaching my students so easy with these videos. Thank you.

  • Jesse Hunter
    Jesse Hunter Year ago +7

    these over simplified history stories are funny af & most of the time historically accurate while being entertaining 🤣🤟🏻 even if it wasn’t it’s close enough for me to listen to regardless while half asleep 🤟🏻

  • Angry Man
    Angry Man 2 months ago

    oversimplified puts a lot of work in these videos i love how he mentioned the change of
    france's flags

  • FSM
    FSM Year ago +9

    This channel is pure gold!!! Great work!!! Cheers 😃

  • Brarry
    Brarry Year ago +16

    i love the fact he did not forget in his redrawing of tennis court oath to add Joseph Martin-Dauch signature the only man who opposed the oath
    just like in the orginal picture you can find him on the left sitting down not looking too happy

  • Noelle Umina
    Noelle Umina Year ago +2067

    "Fear, left unchecked, often boils over into anger, and that anger detonates with violence."
    Very true, that one statement actually sums up a lot of things.

    • Chief_BEEF10
      Chief_BEEF10 Year ago +26

      Fear of diarrhea 😖

    • killercore007
      killercore007 Year ago +44

      I was almost expecting it to go “anger leads to hate, hate leads to the dark side”, lol.

    • Firuu
      Firuu Year ago +16

      @Chief_BEEF10 violence of diarrhea 💀

    • OM3GA
      OM3GA Year ago +5

      @killercore007 suffering not dark side

    • killercore007
      killercore007 Year ago +3

      @OM3GA I know. Just that since he only used 2 statements, I had to improvise.

  • Santiago Hernandez
    Santiago Hernandez Year ago +3

    I'm a Venezuelan guy, and there isn't really fun history videos in spanish. I'm inspiring myself to learn french with your videos. Thank you so much!

    • Mateja Micic
      Mateja Micic 6 months ago +1

      wdym learn french,he speaks english in his videos

  • LinkfiedProductions
    LinkfiedProductions Year ago +5

    You literally teach me more about history than any public school could in a week! It’s insane how good your videos are and how they make me genuinely love history. So thank you, I hope your career last a long time and YOU! Yourself, make history!

  • Jessica M
    Jessica M 10 months ago +1

    OverSimple…..you are creative and hilarious dude. I loved history class as a kid and but best grades came from history class. I can say without a doubt if we were friends it school it would have been super fun

  • Jacob Lewis
    Jacob Lewis Year ago +5

    Marquis de Lafayette was just an awesome person in general.

  • gloria
    gloria 15 days ago

    This is so funny and understandable. Thank you so much for this.

  • Shrihari Tiwari
    Shrihari Tiwari 2 years ago +3100

    When you know the history, but still watch for the great jokes.

  • Nasty Nate
    Nasty Nate Year ago +66

    Straight up... I've spent my entire life knowing the "... eat cake" from Auntinette.. you finally made it make sense. Thank you

      L0ST_WALLET Year ago +8

      Ironically enough she actually said: “Qu'ils mangent de la brioche," or "Let them eat brioche." Which is basically a fancier version of bread, she was antagonized a lot to be honest but was still quite arrogant and out of touch lmao

    • Yoosun
      Yoosun Year ago +17

      @L0ST_WALLET Actually it wasn’t her who said that. It was her sister, Caroline Antoinette.

      L0ST_WALLET Year ago +4

      @Yoosun damn it! I deleted that part of the comment afraid of spreading misinformation but I’ve become the misinformation!

    • drawl
      drawl 10 months ago +2

      She never actually said that

  • James plays
    James plays Year ago

    To be completely honest he should have hundreds of millions of subscribers for his content and history

  • Cresent Crystal
    Cresent Crystal  5 months ago +2

    Bro, love you. Just subscribed. Made my life easier.
    You've explained me better than my teachers and source materials!
    Love you. Also binged many of your topics. If the three estates were still in order today and I was the ruler of France, I'd invite you to be a citizen and directly put you to the Clergy sub head. A new position made just for you. You didn't need to do anything oversimplyfied, the peasants would take care of you my man.

  • armando spence
    armando spence Month ago

    "wow. They're not THAT desperate."Best lines of this whole channel. Fun fact, Mozart proposed to marry Antoinette... Imagine if she accepted.

  • NordicRPG
    NordicRPG 9 months ago +5

    Wow, this video was absolutely amazing! I can't thank you enough for creating such a wonderful piece of art. It has inspired me to create videos of my own, and I would be forever grateful if you could take the time to watch some of my videos as I think they are on par with what you have created here. I'm so glad to be able to watch your videos, and I just want to thank you for all the hard work you put into making it so awesome. You're truly an inspiration!

  • goose
    goose 2 years ago +5246

    Tax collectors: “ hey. Are you alive? “
    Poor: “obviously.. “
    Tax collectors: “ *yep...mhm there’s gonna be a tax for that.* “

    • Khaos
      Khaos 2 years ago +166

      Tax collectors: hey what's that(points at a grave)
      Poor: That's my dead father.
      Tax collectors: Is he dead?
      Poor: yes he's dead, duh.
      Tax collectors: oof, yup there's a tax for that.

    • Tim Zeller
      Tim Zeller 2 years ago +79

      Tax Collecters: hey whats that **points at nanometer of salt**
      Poor: salt...
      Tax Collecters: *"oof.. yup there's a tax for that..."*

    • Delano Van raalte
      Delano Van raalte 2 years ago +67

      Tax collectors: hey whats that?
      Poor: paper
      Taxcollectors: there is a tax on that and a tax on paying taxes
      Poor: this is riddiculous
      Taxcollecters: oof there is a tax on critiscm

    • Hercule Satan
      Hercule Satan 2 years ago +72

      Tax collector A: “What are you doing?”
      Tax collector B: “Collecting taxes.”
      Tax collector A: “Oof, yep... there’s a tax for that.”

    • RandomSpider
      RandomSpider 2 years ago +8

      Hello,I would like to tell you that you made a comment similar to mine,it was like this but had a different ending,just saying! Not trying to be rude.

  • big boys
    big boys Year ago +1

    Oversimplified History is a very boring chapter for me personally thankfully to you im actually like getting into it thank you for the good work and keep uploading videos like this

  • Stevi Roy
    Stevi Roy Month ago +3

    Damn, what a time to see this video on my feed.
    You go French! Show us how French do it!

  • Joanna Clark
    Joanna Clark 8 months ago

    I knew this would be fun to come back to while I was learning about the French Revolution in my World History class. And boy I wasn't wrong!

  • StrawburriesRyummi
    StrawburriesRyummi 2 months ago +1

    I have adhd and I watch your channel a lot because it's funny and I can do chores while listening, however, IVE HEARD THEM ALL 20 TIMES
    PLEASE ❤

  • The Madcap
    The Madcap 11 days ago

    I like how he has the first seeds of Revolution originate in a bar in this video, since that is actually historically accurate. A little fun fact: The founding fathers of America first started talking about the oppressive nature of Great Britain in taverns, which would pave the way for revolution. I don’t know if the same is true for France, but it does have its roots in history.

  • Vansh Chauhan
    Vansh Chauhan 2 years ago +8664

    Bruh, just imagine how much research this amazing guy does to make this video + the animations and editing. Not to mention his voice has to match with his animation with the exact speed....
    A round of applause to you man.

    • RingoA
      RingoA 2 years ago +130

      Always wondered how much time it really takes to make these. And how he makes these.

    • Cryoflip
      Cryoflip 2 years ago +302

      @RingoA the reason why I never get upset with how little he uploads. I know he's putting his all into it and I trust him

    • Thiago Gregory
      Thiago Gregory 2 years ago +33

      He probably have a team for it.

    • Carter Webster
      Carter Webster 2 years ago +49

      If they showed this in school (which sadly was ahead of my time in school) besides the point I might’ve actually payed attention. I learned more from this Chanel than 12 years of social studies and history.

    • trorisk
      trorisk 2 years ago +27

      Like Nogent said. The "research" is an abridged version of the history lessons for elementary school childrens. It's good to have an overview of the period but it's not really history, it's more a story.

  • fxirywolf75
    fxirywolf75 4 months ago

    Before seeing this video i didnt care even a little about the french revolution, your videos are so good they make me interested in historical things i didnt care about before

  • Fatimah Makgatho
    Fatimah Makgatho Year ago +6

    This is so well done 😂 I feel smart and entertained.

  • Italian mafia clown
    Italian mafia clown 6 months ago +1

    The worst part of all is that, although the tax collector scene looks like satirical exaggeration, there were actually a lot more and they all had very high prices

  • Truck-kun
    Truck-kun Year ago +5

    People might not know this but it was really common to assign a married or widow maid in the room of nobility to ensure that they consumate the wedding properly as most of them were kids who were married from age of 10-16.
    And also have lessons before marriage as well for the same

    • anonymouse
      anonymouse 11 months ago +1

      I could have lived the rest of my life without knowing that💀 Imagine you are a maid and you have to watch a 10 year old girl/boy have sex for the first time (hopefully the first time). I couldn't imagine how awkward it would be...

  • ThePatriot
    ThePatriot 10 months ago

    I love how when he leaves us with ex: option one and option two he makes it so you can immediately tell which its going to be by being oddly specific

  • Cali Gaming
    Cali Gaming 4 years ago +409

    The royalty had awesome parties...
    Which enraged the peasants, who revolted violently.

    • Nytro G
      Nytro G 4 years ago +1

      Cali Gaming 😂😂, good one😂😂

    • Was sagst du
      Was sagst du 4 years ago

      Cali Gaming was this from the Hitler one?😂

    • Cali Gaming
      Cali Gaming 4 years ago +1

      Was sagst du yea, it was from the part one.

    • Mouse Eater 27
      Mouse Eater 27 4 years ago +3

      Which lead to more economic downturn

    • Señor Hilter
      Señor Hilter 4 years ago +1

      This enraged adolfs father
      Who punished him severely

  • A J B
    A J B Year ago +2

    The clergy were actually a lot more open to reform than they're historically given credit for.... most delegates were small scale rural priests, which were not very impressed with absentee bishops and had a lot more in common with peasants. It's not till the seizures of church lands that they turn starkly against the Revoltuon

  • Bimo P H
    Bimo P H Year ago +1

    I love it when a historian actually pronounce porsche properly

  • Jasi Jones
    Jasi Jones 11 months ago +1

    I’ve never heard of this channel and was just randomly reading about the French Revolution, this is greatness. What YT was made for

  • I Am Sylar
    I Am Sylar Year ago +13

    The constant Jokes and laughs this guy throws out makes watching about history fun

    SHASHWAT SHARMA PHUKAN 3 months ago +1

    cant believe it has been 3 years since this masterpiece came out

  • gtcrusher
    gtcrusher 4 years ago +275

    Video was posted 7 hours ago and already has half a million views..
    I am proud of this channel

  • MISSION101
    MISSION101 Year ago +2

    It’s interesting coming back to these videos after you actually know a bit more about the topic and seeing how much gets left out or misconstrued for simplification. I don’t think it would bother me as much but seeing the number of comments that say they’re using this video or others for school assessments is a little concerning haha

  • G Vedakarthik
    G Vedakarthik Year ago +11

    This was literally funny as hell well the explanation was also really good

  • ᴢᴇᴘʜʏʀ
    ᴢᴇᴘʜʏʀ 6 months ago +7

    That moment when you're both Oversimplified and Coldplay fan and never knew that one of their biggest song hit 'Viva La Vida' was referring to this part of history.

  • That One Potato
    That One Potato Year ago +5

    I love how on the tennis court oath you got everyone’s poses and positioning correct

  • Vtron
    Vtron 7 months ago +4

    For a channel with only 29 videos, was able to attract 7.3 Million subs shows its content quality! Just brilliant!

  • シシ
    シシ 3 years ago +532

    Fun fact:
    Knowing Lafayette was really clumsy, Marie Antoinette invited Lafayette to a ball. When he ended up falling, she laughed at him in front of everyone

    • atlas nguyen
      atlas nguyen 3 years ago +30

      Marie Antoinette, you have chosen to lose another limb of yours.

    • atlas nguyen
      atlas nguyen 3 years ago +34

      No one hurts my large baguette

    • シシ
      シシ 3 years ago +38

      No one shall laugh at our Large Baguette

  • Juno
    Juno Year ago

    Bro learning this before playing assassin’s creed unity is an experience! Everything he said mixed perfectly with the game even the heads on spikes thing

  • arnavi k
    arnavi k 21 day ago

    im watching this video for the 100th time and still not getting bored ( btw i love jean paul marats animation)

  • ℰ𝓍𝓅ℯ𝓇𝓉 𝒩𝓎𝓂𝓅𝒽ℴ𝓁ℴℊ𝒾𝓈𝓉 🍄

    It’s gotten to the point where I watch these purely for genuine entertainment

  • armando spence
    armando spence Month ago

    Fun fact, Mozart proposed to marry Antoinette... Imagine if she accepted. "wow. They're not THAT desperate."Best lines of this whole channel.

  • Attila Péter
    Attila Péter 9 months ago +32

    Oh btw Louis XVI only closed down the building of the building because of constructions preparing it for an assembly with all estates together, and not each estate voting privately on issues. Which would've been better for the third estate, but in the confusion they thought the king was trying to take it away.

  • choppaRaze -
    choppaRaze - 4 years ago +561

    Oversimplified: doesn’t upload for 2 months
    Also Oversimplified: uploads two videos in under 1 hour
    *perfectly balanced as all things should be*

  • PokéSkull
    PokéSkull Year ago

    Out of all videos that use NordVPN sponsorships on their videos, I honestly almost sort of fell in love on how Oversimplified does NordVPN sponsorships. I mean.....IT CAN'T BE A VIDEO WITHOUT IT

  • briancatmaster
    briancatmaster 4 months ago +1

    Helped me immensely with my AP World history LEQ. Definitely a dub!

  • Theor
    Theor 3 months ago +2

    I'am flabbergasted King Louis and Tsar Nicholas can be so.. ineffective. Its like they do it on purpose.

  • ShadeStrider103
    ShadeStrider103 Year ago +1

    The third estate was really getting dunked on. It was almost cathartic to see them revolt and succeed.
    Even though the victory went sour with Robespierre and all that.

  • Micah Philson
    Micah Philson 2 months ago +2

    Surprised he didn't mention that Antoinette never said "Let them eat cake".
    That was a political satirical joke that was first said at least when she was a child, if not even earlier.

  • exohead1
    exohead1 3 years ago +4357

    “Hey, my hair is a boat”. This enraged the populace, who punished her severely.

  • victoria Rojas
    victoria Rojas Year ago +1

    Thank you for this video, it helped me in writing my 3 pages essay on American vs French Revolution!

  • MetaCubeII96
    MetaCubeII96 6 months ago +2

    I have learned more about history from oversimplified then my history teacher