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How Qatar Became the World's Most OP Country

  • Published on Nov 29, 2022 veröffentlicht

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  • RealLifeLore
    RealLifeLore  2 months ago +2094

    I worked really, really hard this past month on the latest episode in Modern Conflicts dealing with the terrible civil war in Yemen. It also marks the 20th episode I have published in this series, with more than 7 hours of additional combined content on other 21st-century conflicts. The best way to watch them is through the CuriosityStream/Nebula bundle deal, and they're currently running an amazing holiday sale that makes it just $11.59 for the entire year to both sites here: curiositystream.com/?coupon=reallifelore

    • lettuce ha
      lettuce ha 17 days ago

      @Lucrumillogical and other geological facts that set us apart from every other country but i mean they both are over powered if thats what op means

    • Lucrumillogical
      Lucrumillogical 18 days ago

      I could have sworn that you recently did a video claiming the US to be the most OP country because of it's water infrastructure.

    • Karma Sakal
      Karma Sakal 20 days ago

      I accidentially bought a yearly curiositystream subscription for nebula, can you help ? Because the link was still working.

    • lettuce ha
      lettuce ha 28 days ago

      @Mcky McObvious nnot a single person blamed these migrant workers u havent heard? they were all oppressed with kafala which is modern day slavery qatar is getting so much hate for this the oligarchs are being blamed

    • Mcky McObvious
      Mcky McObvious 29 days ago

      @lettuce ha blaming or 'othering' migrant workers (or any minority with very little power) is a great way to promote supremacy. it's happened over and over again in the last century.
      maybe the real problem is oligarchs, maybe the profit motive, at the end of the day does it _really make sense_ to blame vulnerable demographics instead of rich people? does it really make sense to vote for the GOP?
      if you think it does, PLEASE explain why. I don't understand.

  • jevicci
    jevicci Month ago +1003

    The amount of work that went into putting this video together is truly impressive.

    • Elade
      Elade Month ago

      @Zoli Farkas True I just started content creation and trust me it’s not as easy as I thought it was. Check out my content tho support.

    • Elade
      Elade Month ago

      Yeah he did put in the work😂 I made a video on Qatar as well but summarized. Check it out Thanks 💯

    • Chris
      Chris  Month ago

      @Tacos de Cabeza 💀😂

    • Jacopo R
      Jacopo R Month ago

      I think it's a very good video BUT they should've put some sources.

    • Zoli Farkas
      Zoli Farkas Month ago

      First: this is his job. Or at least, I assume it should be, after millions of followers.
      Second: don't worry, he will get his money for it... Trust me on this one, You would do the same for the amount of money people get these days, from making Clip-Share content.
      And Third: He usually uploads like 5-6 videos a month, which means (if we count with 6), he has 5 whole days to make one. If He only works for about 4 hours a day, He still only worked for 20 hours, which doesn't look stressed compared to a 9-17 job where you even have to care about transport and not being late as well. So yeah, do not think this is the real life kinda thing :) btw. I like his videos too, so I'm not saying He is lazy or anything, I'm just telling you the sad and grumpy truth.

  • Les Dickson
    Les Dickson Month ago +484

    As a UK resident, I knew about them owning Harrods but I had no idea how deeply invested the wealthy Qataris in London, especially Canary Wharf's buildings where most investment banks are situated, & Heathrow Airport. Love the presentation of the data, and the use of maps to help me understand the geopolitical aspect better!

    • lila
      lila 14 days ago

      Fun fact! My close friends grandfather , Mohammed al fayed previously owned harrods!!

    • Zhi Han Lee
      Zhi Han Lee 16 days ago

      Qatar's QIA also has a stake in Singapore's historic Raffles Hotel (which was also founded by Armenians)

    • bradley halfacre
      bradley halfacre 21 day ago

      UK is Muslim now ,the immigrants are taken over, your PM is Indian , correct?

    • lux
      lux 24 days ago

      @Daniel V absolutely no clue, we dont think about those towns over here in london.....

    • Daniel V
      Daniel V 28 days ago

      ? ? (Mr. H) and what happened to Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, Gary , Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo

  • Jason Ross
    Jason Ross Month ago +53

    Having lived in Qatar for over 10 years, the transformation of the country is truly incredible. To dig deeper into what the Qatari's have diversified their wealth into, just look up information on the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). A very large operation that hires executives from the likes of Goldman Sachs and other leading financial institutions from around the world. Their sole mission is to diversify the Qatari sovereign wealth fund across the entire world. They are the entity who has facilitated purchasing UK property across London and other assets around the world.

    • dizzy rjl
      dizzy rjl Month ago +3

      The economy isn't as diversified as the UAE though, I believe. I think the World Cup was an investment to promote UAE type tourism in the coming years.

  • Aeronaut
    Aeronaut Month ago +55

    I lived there during the 80s and early 90s (Until the first Gulf War), I was around 14yrs old. There were no skyscrapers then. The tallest building was the National Bank (4-6 stories, I honestly can't remember), the only Supermarket was aptly named "The Center" and it was pretty modern even then. The kiosk in the car park served the best lamb kebabs that I have ever had in my life, (I can still taste them if I close my eyes). The Falcon Club was just over the road from where I lived, and it's where I spent most of my time. It's all gone now, and replaced by sky scrapers and sports stadiums. Even as a Brit, they were some of the best times of my life. My friend (who had a wooden miniramp in his front garden) and I must have been the only skateboarders in the whole country, or so we thought until we bumped into a bunch of Norwegian kids one day who had built their own quarter pipe in their school yard. Good times.

    • lux
      lux 24 days ago +1

      that’s amazing!! what a great experience you have lived through

    • Aeronaut
      Aeronaut 24 days ago +1

      @Sari Great news! does the Centre still have the same logo? green and white if I remember correctly.

    • Sari
      Sari  25 days ago +4

      The centre and the kiosk is still here :)

  • wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov Month ago +142

    Thanks for all the hard work you put into this. It’s so heartbreaking to hear about the Yemeni civil war, but I appreciate that you still decided to cover it. Great work!

  • Poison Empress
    Poison Empress Month ago +100

    Thank you for explaining the situation in a way that is easy to follow, I appreciate all the hard work that goes into producing these videos.

    • bacon
      bacon Month ago

      not you

    • ??
      ?? Month ago +1

      This is what's so good about reallifelore. He explains things fairly and objectively. I Never knew Qatar fought for Democracy.

  • George Moore
    George Moore Month ago +115

    Thanks for this one. It was very informative. I had no idea how it happened that Qatar became what it is today. Thanks again for the excellent review.

    • P
      P Month ago +2

      There are also good podcasts, but in French, on how they plan to be sort of the middlemen for all sort of things, to avoid being isolated militarily or economically. A very good strategy

  • Lawrence Smith
    Lawrence Smith Month ago +36

    I'm so proud of you guys!!! =D keep up the good work guys!!

  • bushibayushi
    bushibayushi Month ago +531

    I love the companion animations you put in your videos, the maps tremendously help me understand the geopolitical aspect of those issues

    • Elade
      Elade Month ago

      I made a video on Qatar it’s quick as well would u mind giving me feedback

  • Ibukun Sokeye
    Ibukun Sokeye Month ago +26

    This is a book on Qatar. The title of the book could be "The Wealth and The People of Qatar". A lot research went into this piece. I am impressed. Thumbs up!👍👍👌👌

    • lettuce ha
      lettuce ha Month ago

      yeah this dude puts in a lot of work

  • Al Qwer
    Al Qwer Month ago +34

    Your content is amazing! So much analysis and data! Thank you so much!

  • Nab N
    Nab N Month ago +12

    That was a very informative video, beautifully constructed and scripted. I constantly watch a lot of videos regarding Qatar, but your was filled with an ocean of information in my opinion. Kudos to that! Thank you.

    • Nab N
      Nab N Month ago

      @Elade sure, send me the link or youtube title and I'll watch and review

    • Elade
      Elade Month ago

      I made a vid on Qatar as well would u mind watching and giving me feedback?

  • pmw84
    pmw84 Month ago +32

    amazing video thanks for educating us! hope you can create a video about Iranian resources too, especially in Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea! Looking forward to see that one day

  • Avery the Cuban-American

    In regards to Al Jazeera's coverage of the Bahraini uprising, it wasn't actually all that generous. Only the English version covered the uprising. The Arabic coverage, the coverage that mattered most, not so much. Despite being banned in Egypt, Al Jazeera went to great lengths to provide non-stop live coverage of events. That wasn't the case in Bahrain. In fact, some staff actually LEFT their Beirut office because of their coverage, like how they refused to show violence in Bahrain. They also avoided inviting critics of the Bahraini regime on-air.
    Egyptian media on the other hand has criticized Al Jazeera for refusing to show protests in Qatar over a controversial electoral law that limited the voting rights of a Bedouin tribe back in 2021

    • omar kotb
      omar kotb 9 days ago +1

      @someone _ ikr, like i expected him to at least mention how the egyptian media is not honest at times because of it being controlled and funded by the sisi regime, but nope, he completely ignored that and solely talked about qatar, as if he's attacking the country on purpose, even if what he said is true. he didn't regard the media of egypt being skewed, both countries goverments are at fault.

    • someone _
      someone _ Month ago +4

      We found the sisi supporter 💀

    • burjalmadre
      burjalmadre Month ago

      LOL, goes to show you, none of those 'news' outlets in the GULF give a flying shit about actually reporting unbiased, research based, objective NEWS, they just want to peddle propaganda, narratives and its all sinfully censored and controlled by the state. Its pathetic, all of it. No better than any of the sensationalized bullshit news outlets in the west that do the same thing; no objective, honest, investigative journalism to speak of 🤣

    • Abdallah
      Abdallah Month ago +7

      ​@SM Tausif they said "a" tribe

    • SM Tausif
      SM Tausif Month ago +3

      Bedouin ? you mean literally all native arabs ?? LOL

  • Khalid Henriques
    Khalid Henriques Month ago +16

    I don't know intricate details of the war happening in Yemen. I am from NY. The only thing I hear about it is from the guys inside of the bodegas. Watching the suffering going on out there literally brought tears to my eyes. While the world is focused on Ukraine and ending that conflict, what is to happen with Yemen? 🤷‍♀️

  • positoniX
    positoniX Month ago +4

    23:04 made me laugh so hard 😭 How are you gonna hate a country so much and want to isolate it so mucu that you want to literally alter its physical geography and turn it into a literal island, thats hilarious regardless of who you support

    • David Robertson
      David Robertson Month ago +2

      Lol if you think that’s funny, SA was originally going to line the trench with nuclear waste - they may have actually done that, not sure.

  • Lekurishkun
    Lekurishkun Month ago +12

    yet another amazing episode! Didn't knew they are a natural gas backed economy not oil!

  • Diplo D
    Diplo D Month ago +13

    Very Inforamative and SUPER WELL PUT TOGETHER ! Awesome Narration!
    Love stuff like this!

  • Ali Mohammad
    Ali Mohammad Month ago +5

    So much appreciation for covering the crisis of Yemen!

  • Joost Verplancke
    Joost Verplancke Month ago +10

    Now I understand why Qatar is so friendly towards Iran and towards Shia governments more in general, and why Saoudi Arabia is so paranoid about this fact. Thank you for that insight.

    • Zhi Han Lee
      Zhi Han Lee 16 days ago +1

      Heard a reason why Saudi Arabia lifted its blockade on Qatar was also fear that the latter would the pushed even closer to Iran. However I thought Qatar has an absolute monarchy too, so its support of the Arab Spring might thus seem a bit less expected

  • Eric Herbert
    Eric Herbert Month ago +81

    This is such an unbiased analytical video, birds eye view no bullshit. lovely to see someone valuing their work like a professional (or unlike most professionals?)
    so much so, i might have to get nebula.... shyyyt i'm poor though. however i'm sold, cya there legend

    • Brock zao
      Brock zao Month ago +1

      i wouldnt say that

    • burjalmadre
      burjalmadre Month ago

      lol, unlike the actual biased, bullshit, censored, propaganda news that comes out of Qatar, its allies, and its enemies 😅

    • ORYX
      ORYX Month ago

      He still missed up hugely about the 6500 worker deaths which has bern proven wrong and just hate propaganda

    • Earthling
      Earthling Month ago +1

      I understand streaming wars are expensive but it's $12 per year for both Curiosity stream and Nebula which I think is a complete steal 👍

    • φεγγάρι
      φεγγάρι Month ago +1

      This is a very biased video that just shows western hypocrisy, first of all 6500 is the number all death of foreign workers in qatar that weren’t even related to the world , only 3 people have died while working on the world cup statpdiums and infrastructure which is still sas but nowhere near the number shown, saying that saudi arabia is occupied yemen and having a war there when they’re supporting the yemeni government and protecting thier country from iran backed houthi terrorist group is the most biased thing ever.

  • Eugene Rozov
    Eugene Rozov Month ago +3

    It is interesting, why in this really great video the author marks occupied Crimea as a Russian territory, while whole the world except North Korea and several other backwater countries do not agree with this annexation.

  • Mr Bad
    Mr Bad Month ago +1

    They had oil but they knew how to use it productively and most importantly their rulers were not corrupt .
    If you compare Qatar to my country, Algeria, which has oil, vast areas, an excellent strategic location, climatic and topographic diversity, and a strong demographic power , A historical civilization, however, when the corrupt rose to power, Algeria did not achieve anything . The same applies to any country .
    Government corruption paralyzes any civilization, no matter how powerful it is and no matter what resources it has.
    If the Gulf countries succeed in something, it is giving power to those who deserve it and who knows how to use it .

  • Tom Kelly
    Tom Kelly Month ago +49

    Wow, ya Qatar is insanely OP! I can't imagine even with all those immigrants how they could run Aljazeera, Qatar airways, FC Barcelona, their massive gas fields and build so much too! My Phillipino friend here in Canada said that she made more money working for a lawyer here in Canada then she did working for a prince in Qatar! So I guess the wealth remains pretty concentrated there. The prince lived in a palace

    • Darryn D'Souza
      Darryn D'Souza Month ago

      @Houd Boucetta if you'd ask my personal opinion then it's wrong on a lot of accounts. No equal pay for equal work. That's outright discrimination based of background.
      But if you ask economically what's wrong.. Then nothing. Because basically it just works on demand and supply.
      So it depends on you whether you want to see it ethically or economically.

    • Houd Boucetta
      Houd Boucetta Month ago

      @Darryn D'Souza yeah what's wrong with that Darrryn

    • Darryn D'Souza
      Darryn D'Souza Month ago

      Pay in Gulf countries depend on nationality. An immigrant from South Asian countries would never be paid much. It would be a little better than what they would earn at home but not as much as those from 1st world counties.

    • Houd Boucetta
      Houd Boucetta Month ago +1

      They run PSG not Barcelona

    • burjalmadre
      burjalmadre Month ago +1

      Of course the wealth remains super concentrated in Qatar... The laborers that come from mostly South Asia, like Pakistan, India, Nepal, etc are treated basically like modern day slaves, the government or locals dont give a shit about the wellbeing of those poor people, they want them to come work for peanuts, under horrible labor conditions, and in fact remove their freedom and prerogative to leave the country if they dont want to stay and work in those conditions - employers regularly hold the poorer laborers passports, forbidding them from leaving, or even complaining about not getting paid, something they would never DREAM of doing to the more wealthy, intelligent western expats! Its disgusting, Qatar, like most Gulf nations there, are dark, seedy, hypocritical nation states that dont care about any real human progress except for their own image of opulence and superiority.

  • Earthling
    Earthling Month ago +3

    Wow, I can't believe that this guy uploads a full length modern conflict series video on Nebula alongside each major video.

  • saad ben benabslam
    saad ben benabslam Month ago +1

    My friend I've been a fan watched lots of Ur videos and u do tremendous research . But you have a massive oversight here . The article with the 6500 was an evil wording which extremely misleading : 6500 worker died during that period in total not the ones building the infra. Those of natural reasons etc... Actually there has only been three cases related to onsite working accidents . 3 . Western media ...

  • Freediver Rob - Spearfishing

    You teach me so much. Thank you for doing what you do.

  • MoeMoe599
    MoeMoe599 Month ago +1

    Good job on the research. The first real unbiased research about Qatar. One mistake you made on this video which is no fault of yours is “Labour deaths” .. unfortunately the country has been under attack by the western media covering this topic. The number of deaths that have been going around is the (Total number of ALL immigrants in Qatar between the start of building the stadiums until today) when you combine the number of deaths of a whole nation and contribute it to one project .. you alter the truth to hurt the image of the country. Secondly all countries and governments of the west and the nations of south Asia have not formally acknowledge that statement which indicates that the rumors have been made by non government agencies for personal gain. Never the less, it is tragic and people in Qatar are acknowledging that and are working toward better reforms. Not to minimize the problem but I am sure that the death rates when compared properly to the whole country .. you would find that it is not as substantial as what the media have been promoting.
    Other than that, good job on collecting the information and putting the whole thing together. It is impressive coming from a Qatari haha. If you ever need any help on a topic related to Qatar or the region hit me up. There is a lot of info that cant be found online lol

  • Kaybe
    Kaybe Month ago +8

    Thank you for shedding light on the ongoing wat in Yemen.

  • Mujaffa El-Achmed Al'Shariff

    Mr RealLifeLore, you make good content! Thanks for a good and informative video. I will point out a spelling error you made, on the graph showing Qatar's GPD growth (at 13:09), it is written "Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Per Capital". It is not meassured in capitals, but inhabitants, which is "Per Capita". It is a common error, so do not beat yourself up for it, I just wanted to inform you. Have a good day

    • Band Of Brothers
      Band Of Brothers 14 days ago

      I think it was a typo. He said capita but wrote capital.

  • C R
    C R Month ago +497

    Lived in Qatar as an expat for 4 years. Much of the foreign labor are single males from places like Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia. Many are also domestic workers from the Philippines, Indonesia, etc. The economy is growing so quickly it's mind blowing. You can see it literally daily. But Qatar nationals tend to buy property in places like the UK, Canada, New Zealand, etc. They buy up property to vacation ,and to move to once global warming makes the country uninhabitable. They know they won't be able to live there in 100 years. All the richest are deeply invested elsewhere.

    • Yusuf Khan
      Yusuf Khan 18 days ago

      @blacklite911 all businesses must be owned atleast 50% by a Qatari, there are thousands of side shops, malls, cafes etc and they’re all atleast half owned by Qataris so mostly they own businesses and chill

    • yoyojoseph
      yoyojoseph 23 days ago

      @dirygehayu i personally dislike "colonialist" 'cause libtards use it to victimize themselves. But calling me a snowflake when you literally need to call yourself "expat" to make yourself feel better is simply ironic; be a man and call a spade a spade, pusillanimous.

    • Premier CC Guy MMXVI 🇺🇦
      Premier CC Guy MMXVI 🇺🇦 Month ago +1

      Rich people taking advantage of the working class (sarcastically) man I just love Capitalism 🙄

    • Gameurai
      Gameurai Month ago

      @Rabeh El Houjeiri You're an idiot. I've been living in Austria for 33 years without Austrian citizenship. By your logic, I'm not an immigrant.

    • Mr05chuck
      Mr05chuck Month ago

      100 years they probably won’t be alive. Science you know.

  • zither zon
    zither zon Month ago +10

    12:00 Love to see how all the ships to and from Asia must go through the narrow Malacca Strait. Red China's true Achilles' Heel.

  • Fribz
    Fribz Month ago +6

    Great video. One correction though. The 6500 deaths figure is not workers dying from building stadiums in poor conditions. It’s any migrant that died from any cause
    In other words, a pretty proportional figure over 10 years considering the millions of migrants they have

    • Daniel V
      Daniel V 28 days ago

      Underrated comment. These numbers are deaths for any reason, even say an automobile accident, over a decade. Considering the country is 80% foreigners, probably not an outsized number.

  • Muhammad Fakhruddin
    Muhammad Fakhruddin Month ago +1

    Qatar is doing great. i am glad they start to diversify the economy.

  • Aaryavrat
    Aaryavrat Month ago +20

    Great video as usual
    One fact that amazes me is how conveniently all western countries mispronounce Qatar!
    I haven't come across a single American who even tries to pronounce Qatar correctly
    Anyway good job here

    • Aaryavrat
      Aaryavrat Month ago

      @Sean Williams it's K'ter

    • Sean Williams
      Sean Williams Month ago +4

      "conveniently"?? It might help if it was spelled phonetically!

    • saeklin
      saeklin Month ago +11

      I might be able to explain. English doesn't have the sound the Q here makes, so we pronounce it with a hard K. As for how the ending "-ar" is pronounced, well there's contention in our vocabulary between the "ahr" and "er" sound. Three-letter words ending with "-ar" are all pronounced "ahr", not "er": tar, mar, car, bar, far. Guitar and star are pronounced with "ahr". Dollar, molar, and altar are pronounced with "er". But notice very common words ending in "-tar" pronounce it "ahr", so that's what most people will guess. Along with all that, the T is not doubled. You might hear "kway-tar" or "kay-tar", because a vowel-consonant-vowel combo generally makes the first vowel sound long. To spell Qatar so that Americans pronounce it correctly, I'd probably spell it "Khott'r" (which is hopefully not some offensive word I didn't know of). The "kh" is the closest you'll get for that throaty Q sound. The missing vowel between tt and r is intended to de-emphasize the second syllable. So yeah, Americans pronounce it Kuh-tahr because of how its spelled, not because of some habit passed from person to person.

    • Aaryavrat
      Aaryavrat Month ago +1


    • trenton
      trenton Month ago +2

      It's pronounced almost like "cutter" or "kahter", right?

  • Juan Haver
    Juan Haver Month ago +4

    It's such an odd reality that we live in that a micro nation with nearly non existent military can be so powerful, in most of history a stronger military would just take this country trivially

    • Juan Haver
      Juan Haver Month ago +1

      @A2Kaid yes but several empires actually tried to take Venice and failed due to the terrain
      In the current situation I think even a minor power would have very little trouble taking Qatar if no other country intervened and leading world powers could easily carve it up if they decided to

    • A2Kaid
      A2Kaid Month ago

      There have been countries like that in the past. Case in point Venice in 1300-1600s.

  • Ashlin Mario
    Ashlin Mario Month ago

    The saudis and UAE tried to tank the Qatari currency (and their stock market) as well during the early days of the blockade. It worked for a few days but Qatar had equally deep pockets.

  • Tom John
    Tom John Month ago

    Another well made interesting video, putting issues into perspective, of course no one ever think why there so much oil, and gas I’m the Middle East, it hard to imagine that the middle East was once heavenly forested and as the climate changed, and civilization cut down all their forests, desertification turned the Middle East into part of the Sahara desert, which in time, after all the fossil fuel have been depleted, the Sahara will swallow up these civilizations like those that came before, and in time, all these conflicts will be forgotten, their fate is already written upon the wind, thank you !

    KENthePOLYMATH Month ago +7

    I've discovered this channel a monet ago, after Johny Harrris mentioned it in his latest video. After watching this documentary, I already love it. Can't wait to watch the rest.

    • B E
      B E Month ago

      @KENthePOLYMATH Indeed

      KENthePOLYMATH Month ago +1

      For sure! It's a great time in history to be alive, @B E.

    • B E
      B E Month ago +1

      Me too, I discovered this video and channel just today through Johny Harris indirectly. I watched two of J Harris videos today, and on the right side where the suggestion feed of the next videos I saw this.

  • Raul Franco
    Raul Franco Month ago +1

    You’re a great reporter… everything was said here is unbiased ❤❤❤❤

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Month ago +9

    Your videos are so much better than local geopolitical channels in my country..

  • JulliaStark
    JulliaStark 2 months ago +301

    Theses videos are just too good. I find myself binge watching them in meal breaks quite often 😯

    • ibrahim kabir
      ibrahim kabir Month ago +1

      @Monolith fr I bet it’s a discord mod dude

    • Galaxy4Pug RM
      Galaxy4Pug RM Month ago +4

      @Edgy Anole ah noted

    • Edgy Anole
      Edgy Anole Month ago +12

      @Galaxy4Pug RM it's a bot

    • Brokkrep
      Brokkrep Month ago

      @Monolith Works very well

    • Brokkrep
      Brokkrep Month ago +3

      How long are your meal breaks, if you can binge-watch 30min videos?

  • Ben Lewis
    Ben Lewis Month ago +1

    Also important to note that pretty much all of that wealth is in the hands of those 300k citizens, so the average Qatari citizen basically brings home $700k annually

  • Yalok Iy
    Yalok Iy Month ago

    One important correction though, it's the Russia who cut the export of natural gas to EU, not the European countries that cut the import of it.

  • Alan
    Alan Month ago +1

    Man I love these videos!!! Thank you so much! I'm really considering subscribing to curiosity stream and nebula... thanks!

  • Cat Johnson
    Cat Johnson Month ago +4

    I was captivated by this video. Great job.

  • Lone Forest
    Lone Forest Month ago +1

    Thanks for the hardwork for this informative video💪💪💪

  • Prostee
    Prostee Month ago +4

    the idea of qatar being like a glitch exploiter in an mmo that everyone loathes to death is lowkey kinda funny

  • Houssein Barkallah
    Houssein Barkallah Month ago +1

    What an amazing video; I literally didn't notice it was 30min long !

  • Gary Ferrão
    Gary Ferrão Month ago +18

    I am amused about how the North Field is south of the South Field.

  • tarazan
    tarazan Month ago

    This was one of the golf countries that spent the most on financing the war that destroyed Syria (like hundreds of Billions of dollars) ... . The plan was to pass a gas pipeline from the golf through Syria and which would go either to Turkey and than to Europe or to the eastern Mediterranean (either Syria or Tripoli Lebanon) and than under the sea in a pipeline to Europe. Europe wanted to not be dependent on Russian gas... instead they ended up with millions of refugees w/ majority coming from very conservative/religious rural Syria (i.e. potentially hard to integrate...)

  • Eli Tettelbach
    Eli Tettelbach Month ago +2

    This is a really informative video!

  • Bonga Rozani
    Bonga Rozani Month ago

    If only we can have dedicated leaders to prosper our economies like this in Sub Saharan Africa.

  • Sayfway
    Sayfway Month ago +83

    Small correction: At 22:46 not all the countries you mentioned completely severed ties. Many severed but countries like Jordan and Djibouti only downgraded their relations, yet maintained diplomatic ties.

  • Syed
    Syed 2 months ago +43

    This was an incredible video. Thank you for providing such great education

  • Krumpus Plunk
    Krumpus Plunk Month ago +4

    crazy to see a history video about what feels like yesterday

  • SuperDorran
    SuperDorran Month ago +4

    Still live and work here in Qatar. I wish they went into more detail about how the embargo only made Qatar stronger. They gave into NONE of the demands and learned to be more of a self sufficient country. Qatar is a resilient place, ask the people that came here for the World Cup

  • Sylvester Odwa
    Sylvester Odwa Month ago

    Anyway, I think it is the country punching above it's natural weight the most, not really Over powered to Egypt level because power does not really come from just money or guns I don't think Qatar can survive a real economic blockade like the way countries like Russia, Zimbambwe Uganda, North Korea can and Egypt is an AU cutting end meaning it controls probably >20% of all natural resources indirectly... And Egypt has been trading with countries allover the world for at least a thousand years, Sudan would back them up like hell the way they do against Ethopia, So the Nile can always give them a lifeline
    On paper they are unstoppable but in real life... Would be like their world cup campaign, So many immigrants, to little to fall back to

  • Dave O’Dell
    Dave O’Dell Month ago +2

    Agree 100%. Power resides where we believe it resides. It will be great when the world gets off fossil fuels.

  • QC QC
    QC QC Month ago +5

    thanks for the great content. btw, still a newbie question: what does 'OP' stands for , in your caption? thanks in advance.

    • Top Gammar
      Top Gammar Month ago

      @hafid lho

    • Rameez Iqbal
      Rameez Iqbal Month ago +1

      @hafid lho Cringy senseless slang. Why not stick with proper English that makes sense.

    • hafid lho
      hafid lho Month ago +6

      Over Powered

  • Raven Black
    Raven Black Month ago

    Great video! Sadly I want to watch the stuff you upload on nebula because those are the ones that interest me, but I cannot buy it. My country is going through an economical crisis and 1 usd is almost 19 tl, making the price a lot for me. I cannot buy a streaming platform subscription while I can use that money to simply buy food. This is why youtube will never go out. I'd like to watch those stuff, but there's nothing I can do.

  • 365
    365 Month ago +1

    Awesome video well done 👏🏼

  • The Netherfield Way
    The Netherfield Way Month ago +2

    Great video, can't help but wonder about the weird bird in some shots. Is it an easter egg?

  • Gilang Mentari Hamidy
    Gilang Mentari Hamidy Month ago +222

    Thank you for also mentioning Yemen (and many other unpopular news like Uyghur, etc, in your Nebula channel). It is definitely the most overlooked situation just because it happens in the Middle East, in the Muslim world, and not related to any Western countries. You are one of the few creators who actually try to bring balance to the world.

    • Nicolas Janssens
      Nicolas Janssens Month ago

      A ten second research can prove it is covered by western media

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    • Gilang Mentari Hamidy
      Gilang Mentari Hamidy Month ago +1

      @Emilio Rodriguez Clip-Share can delist/demonetize war-related content. I also paid Nebula and it is extremely cheap for the vast content they provide. I even only watch occasionally but it is still worth it.

    • Kun88
      Kun88 Month ago

      @GothicGolem29 you make it sound like it's a free for all in Yemen
      the biggest population of Yemenis outside of Yemen is in Saudi, it baffles me how people are disingenuous on the situation
      actually i feel like people are playing stupid on the situation

    • Emilio Rodriguez
      Emilio Rodriguez Month ago

      Am I the only one who thinks he could perfectly post the video about yemen on this channel? The excuse under why he exclusively posts that on Nebula is just weird

  • Vakhtang Nodadze
    Vakhtang Nodadze Month ago +1

    Thank you for making these videos.

  • LeFeï XaRager
    LeFeï XaRager Month ago +2


  • MJ Burgess
    MJ Burgess Month ago +3

    I think me watching the world cup lead the algorithms to put this video on my feed. This was a very informative video! Wow. Thanks alot. I will be checking out Nebula. Never heard of it.

  • Т1000 Youtube
    Т1000 Youtube Month ago +1

    I watched this before suddenly feeling really dizzy and then getting a fever dream where Qatar was present, so I thought this video wasn't real

  • ADudeMulti
    ADudeMulti Month ago

    Brilliant video, disappointing that the hugely misconstrued number of migrant deaths had to be included, especially as it was since proven to be such an incorrect understanding of those figures. Other than that, very educational but I wish you would have done just a bit more research about such a damaging narrative...
    It seems the only research you might have done was based off that one shamefully inaccurate Guardian article.
    Despite the endless hours into this video, maybe one more hour of diversified, unbiased research would be beneficial for the future.

  • Indira Devi
    Indira Devi Month ago +1

    Hey, Would You do a Video on Why India's Geography is So Important?

  • Brock zao
    Brock zao Month ago +1

    many information are skewed and seem one sided which makes me question the other parts of the video because you seem a bit bais.
    first, saddam had no interest in irani nor kuwaity oil especially Iraq had and has so much oil on their land to even want more. you can read how rich Iraq in oil. the reasons were more political and historical. so this part I know is very very WRONG
    Second, saudies and qataries also UAE had conflict of interest and not that saudies were "victims" of qataries propaganda. all of these countries wanted control over egypt and libia and they all have differences on which ideologies they support and this caused the problem. trust me saudies and UAE were far from victims.
    and as of yemen its not "could eventually" it already is controlled and funded by itan. huthies used to be some tribes who had no real power until Iran trained them funded them and gave the weapons so they can control that part of the world. they do the same in Lebanon, syria and Iraq
    you seem to give information based on your personal opinion or havely affected by what you hear and not based on actual facts

  • ishmyboy
    ishmyboy Month ago +164

    One of the Qatar'i prince's used to go to a private school near me in the UK. he owned the worlds largest variant of the 747 jumbojet and used to just fly to a small airport and back very often.

      MA HUNCHO Month ago

      Was his name a.a.k ?

    • 👺samurai boi
      👺samurai boi Month ago

      @ishmyboy wait so you live in oakley cus thats the nearest neighbourhood to canford

    • SilverReviews
      SilverReviews Month ago +2

      @Most Valuable Dog good, just wanted to gauge that

    • Most Valuable Dog
      Most Valuable Dog Month ago +8

      @SilverReviews i feel the same way about any rich person who primarily uses a private jet

    • SilverReviews
      SilverReviews Month ago +2

      @Most Valuable Dogim sure you feel the same way about elon musk, right?

  • David Hellywood
    David Hellywood Month ago +2

    This explains the war in Ukraine and the World Cup in Qatar perferctly.
    It shows the power of money and the corruption that it has spread throughout this world, incliding the media who where supposed to protect us from this.

  • keita salmon
    keita salmon Month ago

    this was amazingly informative

  • Wilhelm Bittrich
    Wilhelm Bittrich Month ago

    Had to watch this video for a good five minutes before I could find out what OP means

  • Protozactly
    Protozactly Month ago +3

    That blew my mind, thankyou. You make the world make sense.

  • Antonio Inoa
    Antonio Inoa Month ago

    This video perfectly illustrate how Venezuela became the failed state that it is without even realizing it....
    Diversifying the economy was the best thing the Qataris did something Venezuela.

  • Alaa Hijazi
    Alaa Hijazi Month ago +1

    Migrant workers actually get paid pretty good, but they usually send back 80% of their income to their families back home and live on 20% of the income in an already pretty expensive country

  • Nuno Pires
    Nuno Pires Month ago +5

    Thanks, great job!

  • Dawood Khan
    Dawood Khan Month ago

    Also a much needed video on US war crimes killing millions in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan. More importantly, a video to audience on US’s plundering and pillaging Of Syria’s oil.

  • David W
    David W Month ago

    When it comes to the gender ratio, Qatar is a polar opposite of much of the former Soviet Union (many more men than women in the Middle-Eastern country compared to the reverse, before the Ukraine invasion by the Russian Army, in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltics.

  • ryteps
    ryteps Month ago +1

    my respect for RLL after him calling it football: 📈📈📈📈📈📈📈📈

  • DenLim123
    DenLim123 Month ago +4

    Interesting how he's intentionally avoiding talking about America's involvement in all of this issues with the gulf states but I guess that's what this channel is about, promoting and making America look good

  • tahiti1
    tahiti1 Month ago

    Qatar is hardly an exception. Many small states punch well above their weight globally - Monaco, Vatican, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, etc

    • Shaun Cameron
      Shaun Cameron 21 day ago

      Mostly oil-rich monarchies and money-laundering tax havens.

  • Azzan Qais AL-Kindy
    Azzan Qais AL-Kindy Month ago +1

    The amount of work put in this video is staggering..

  • Robert Colby
    Robert Colby Month ago +1

    Spectacular documentary! 🎥 🎞️

  • Relationship Tips
    Relationship Tips Month ago +1

    Western multinational companies, & Western colonization of non Western colonies has also exploited workers for centuries. Western colonization has resulted in slavery. Qatar & rich other Middle Eastern countries are not alone in exploitation of workers, Western countries have been doing it for centuries.

  • blacklite911
    blacklite911 Month ago

    I have Nebula for the sole purpose of seeing Real Life Lore videos. But it’s baffling to me that this channel is rarely on its featured page when new videos are up.
    Every time I wanna watch a new real life lore video on nebula, I have to search for it. Lame

  • Lead Master
    Lead Master Month ago

    Got off topic in the near end but this pretty much sums up the wealth of Qatar.

  • King Solomon II
    King Solomon II Month ago +2

    Correction 14:33 Al Jazeera does NOT mean peninsula in Arabic it means Island.

  • Abdo
    Abdo Month ago +1

    400-500 migrant workers died not 6500. And they died over 12 years ever since Qatar was awarded the world cup in 2010. Those numbers include natural and health related deaths and ofcouse poor working conditions. But even that number is no where close as high as "civilized" western countries workplace death rate. The migrant workers also had their salaries held back, but people wont mention that the companies that hire them are German and British companies because that will go against the western agenda.

  • Keith Range
    Keith Range 2 months ago +278

    I had no idea that a war was going on in Yemen and that millions are starving.. and I watch and read alot of news. Says alot that media coverage has basically ignored this tragedy

    • lux
      lux 24 days ago

      @Shawn Barron honestly i was just scrolling and thinking that... a lot of very generic praise. but, a lot of good thought provoking comments too

    • Hakim Mohamed
      Hakim Mohamed Month ago

      Thank you for writing about Yemen .

    • Hakim Mohamed
      Hakim Mohamed Month ago

      United Arab Emirates want to take control of soktra island and all the same port which they did now ..aden seaport is the number one seaport in the world because of the location .that why the united Arab Emirates want the war to keep going so they can destroy aden seaport...Uited Arab Emirates part of that war but because they got money no buddy talking about them they killed more than 20000 people's in Yemen and no buddy heard about it .

    • Hakim Mohamed
      Hakim Mohamed Month ago

      Did you know if usa want the war in Yemen to stop it will stop .not just usa .uk .is part in that war .I'm yemenies and all the yemenies knows that if usa and uk want to stop the war it will stop it next day .they make money by selling weapons to ksa and uae .

    • Jon Fee
      Jon Fee Month ago

      @jonathan sibrian Saudi Arabia also one of the countries that fund that war

  • Eugenio Fernandez
    Eugenio Fernandez Month ago

    Great video. Why on earth a country like England would allow foreigners to own their stuff???

    • Dark 54
      Dark 54 Month ago

      Same with France actually bc they don't have enough money to invest in their own buisness simple as that, they need foreign investisment to keep alive some of their activities, in Paris for Example you would be shocked by the amount of thing Qatar buyed in the last 15 years, they owned the Champs Elyse for example.

  • Spaida
    Spaida Month ago

    You have to teach us how to edit like you! You just earned a follower and I will look into your other paid videos!

  • Ali Ridwan
    Ali Ridwan Month ago +12

    The amount of time and research on making this video should be appreciated. Keep up the great work guys.

  • Better With Rum
    Better With Rum Month ago +1

    Can you please explain Myanmar civil war? Also on Nebula? No one is talking about this

  • Gabriel P.
    Gabriel P. Month ago +1

    I am really amazed by the quality on this chanel.

  • Gh Gh
    Gh Gh Month ago +1

    2022 love Qatar from brothers in Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

  • Stripes
    Stripes Month ago

    6500 number is misconstrued & misquoted but they do have an immigrant worker problem that is very close to being modern day slavery. With terrible working conditions, taking away passports, & a lot more issues