The Napoleonic Wars - OverSimplified (Part 1)
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-Napoleon and Alex on raft © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Music (licensed under a Creative Commons license):

Music by Kevin MacLeod:
Marty Gets A Plan
Hard Boiled
Dances and Dames
Fast Talkin
Pina Colada
Face Off
Bumbly March
Sneaky Snitch
Faster Does It
Constance The Descent
Exotic Battle
Covert Affair

From Artlist:
Ian Post - Eminence Landscapes
LMOP - The Whisper Man
Kevin Graham - Autumn
Maik Thomas - Bonus Track
Ian Post - Futuristic War

Audionautix - Temptation March

All other music licensed from Epidemic Sound

Thanks for watching!

  • OverSimplified

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    • C.A. old
      C.A. old

      28:54 Murat ? French Turk ? Hurray !

    • cris dob
      cris dob


    • Cristopher Raveche
      Cristopher Raveche

      @Marcheski TV making love

    • Νικος Καζιανης
      Νικος Καζιανης

      Sacre bleu where have you been

    • Roderick Karl Addun
      Roderick Karl Addun

      Do the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I dare you!

  • Mr. Gerz
    Mr. Gerz

    Next you should do the franco-prussian war

  • DerVirus

    anyone else noticed how scuffed it is that at the scene where he crowned himself emperor the german national anthem was playing in the background

  • Daniyar Sadykov
    Daniyar Sadykov

    Austria: *Declares war* Napoleon: "How many times do I have to teach you this lesson old man?!"

  • tate tots
    tate tots

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  • mikin lirou
    mikin lirou

    Austria declared war on France this angered Napoleon, who punished them severely

  • Ali the Heep
    Ali the Heep

    15:25 Now THAT is how you integrate a sponsor

  • Hunley Pineapple
    Hunley Pineapple

    Imagine being so badass a war and a historical period was named after you

    • mikin lirou
      mikin lirou

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  • BraVe Maxx
    BraVe Maxx


  • Carla I. Garcia
    Carla I. Garcia

    Fun fact in France Law: Never name your pig Napoleon or you get punished

  • Gia Chinh Nguyen
    Gia Chinh Nguyen

    Should've added jacobin plotting in there as well

  • El Comendante
    El Comendante


  • trololoev

    if one country try to conquer entire Europe they easily do it. Rome, Napoleon, Hitler. Europe bad in defence

  • trololoev

    i hope i didn't hear BS about russian winter... Edit thanks God he didn't do it. At least he didn't say winter heal russians ank kill frenches.

  • Dalin Da
    Dalin Da

    France won with…. NORDVPN

  • jared glinka
    jared glinka

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  • אלון אקרמן
    אלון אקרמן

    i love the fact that my history teacher is trying to teach my entire class history and still the grades are so low and then oversimplified is teaching me more history than my history teacher. youre doing an incredible job

  • ᴊᴀɪꜱᴀɴ

    19:37 germany national anthem background ? ok...

  • LVBeethoven

    This is exquisite. Imma compliment napoleon and HE MADE HIMSELF EMPEROR?

  • David Vasquez
    David Vasquez

    1:41 what a year for Napoleon to be born

  • Febe

    this is so helpful! Thankyou!!

  • YBF 321
    YBF 321

    Fun fact: this video was released on John F. Kennedy’s birthday 🎂

  • Tariq McLeod
    Tariq McLeod

    The coordinated cowbell indisputably bathe because tip ethnopharmacologically deliver absent a dispensable brochure. breezy, tight jail

  • Mira Sahawneh
    Mira Sahawneh

    Daang this is better then school

  • Shoddy Peasant
    Shoddy Peasant

    0:51 “horses make horses.”

  • Ark

    What the horse doin

  • Shikhar Chaurasia
    Shikhar Chaurasia

    Get you a person who is as smooth as Oversimplified is with NordVPN commercials.

  • Jose Aguirre
    Jose Aguirre

    Your VPN time to spend your ebooks

  • Gaminguide1000

    The thing is, Switzerland, already had like revolutionary ideas

  • Declan Ortiz
    Declan Ortiz

    Hey, you should do Vietnam: Oversimplified when you get the chance. Was rewatching a bunch of your old videos, and I got excited when you mentioned it

  • J mirror
    J mirror

    Do William Wallace

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    hy dw

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  • Tycho S.
    Tycho S.

    Can we get the British conquest of India next?

  • Kaiser Ironclad Chad
    Kaiser Ironclad Chad

    That depressed mule Napoleon was riding reminds me of the donkey Lucius from the novel The Golden Ass, which is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety.

    • Kaiser Ironclad Chad
      Kaiser Ironclad Chad


  • Jester

    7:30 What soundtrack is that? Sounds like MW2

    • Jester

      @Kalashnikov 413 Thanks but I found the sound track. Its called "Code of Conduct"

    • Kalashnikov 413
      Kalashnikov 413

      most of the musics is from Kevin MacLeod


    He should make a second channel called over explained where he plays his video but pauses at points to explain further

    • Kalashnikov 413
      Kalashnikov 413

      and make it 2 hours long lmao

  • Brotherhood for Christ
    Brotherhood for Christ

    Oversimplified ideas . Crimean War . Seven Years War . English Civil War

  • Bboyplayzty

    Close... My name's spelled Lucian.

  • Pickiles & Phoeinx
    Pickiles & Phoeinx

    can you do the vietnam war next plz

  • Julliana Salonga
    Julliana Salonga


  • Filemon Tigor
    Filemon Tigor

    i really like the introduction

  • jared glinka
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  • Yuan5758

    "Baguette munchers go home!!" "Y-yeah! what he said!!" Napoleon is me, I am Napoloen

  • Prince Blade
    Prince Blade

    8:14 made me laugh my guts out

  • Magicians, Magic & Mayhem
    Magicians, Magic & Mayhem

    You’re like Bill Wurtz without jingles.

  • Curtis Hammer
    Curtis Hammer

    But seriously, which version of La Marseillaise is that at 0:30?

  • Dialask Isel
    Dialask Isel

    I can't even begin to describe how thankful I am for channels like this. Most people see history as a dry and stuffy affair, fit only for boring history classes whose lessons are forgotten the moment the test is over. Others reduce things so far down that there is only vague moralizing lessons and misrepresentations of complex and fascinating historical events. This channel goes into surprising detail, despite its name, and teaches history in a way that is honest, engaging, and fun. Making it less like a laborious process and more of a joy on par with or exceeding watching most vacuous high-budget "entertainment" and Hollywood films. Keep doing the great work :)

  • Cranboo

    17:26 is the most underrated meme existed

  • Ryan Lopez
    Ryan Lopez

    hippolyete?? i- it remendes me of a plastic toy i used to own that was a hippo

  • The Boneyard Mafia
    The Boneyard Mafia

    That part where Napoleon only lasted 2 seconds with that chick would've been the perfect to to put in a boner pill endorsement if you ever get one.

  • Dalton Hagler
    Dalton Hagler

    Napoleon is a gamer 17:27

  • johnny dane
    johnny dane

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  • Yuichiro Hyakuya
    Yuichiro Hyakuya

    If a leader like him existed in the PH. we can even conquer china

    • Gab Storey
      Gab Storey

      Sadly PH won't had, wouldn't have and will never have someone like him. Again. I'm British and I appreciate Napoleon's legacy..

  • snekky_

    OverSimplified, I cannot thank you enough. Earlier this year, I was struggling in my history class due to some differences with my teacher. I needed to get my grade up, and fast. I started watching history videos, but none of them gave me exactly what we were studying. Enter: your channel. Somehow, your uploads have covered almost everything our class has covered, and thanks to you... I've passed the class with a B+.

  • Brian Lomas
    Brian Lomas

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  • Steve Thorn
    Steve Thorn

    If only France had Napoleon during ww2…

  • dzombaj_ga

    Do Balkan Wars or I will punish you severely

  • SleepyArtsStudent

    He has full character art for Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. We're missing big pointers and teasers here.

  • Pinecone Queen
    Pinecone Queen

    I like my bedsheets! They have character!

  • MLIX M
    MLIX M

    Обожаю эти видео, пуская немало неточностей но довольно простой и интересный способ узнавать что то новое

  • felix drolet
    felix drolet

    is it really over simplified if it need 2 part ? :) still love it !

  • Sksksks sksksksks
    Sksksks sksksksks

    Video about Maria Therese? :D

  • A Person
    A Person

    How much of an idiot do you have to be to not give yourself a place to retreat when your facing a military genius

  • IV Panzer
    IV Panzer

    What is the name of the musick at 3:08

  • recrivoj

    Wow face 4:46

  • DIEGhostfish

    19:35 Gee I ahven't seen anything that "not" rigged since... Last November.

    • snekky_

      Let's keep conspiracy theories out of an educational channel

  • DIEGhostfish

    Yeah under the original revolution Catholics got it really (Near genocidally in the case of one group that refused to give pp their faith) bad while atheists/deists and Jews had it better than under the monarchy, then Napoleon sorta evened things out.

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    HELP!!! NordVPN is going to take over the universe!!!

  • Crowded Crouton
    Crowded Crouton

    That intro was so fucking weird 😅😅

  • The_uk_is_the_best_1

    Napoleon:conquers most of Europe rest of Europe: defeats napoleon Napoleon: SACREEEE BLUUEeE

  • ImmaWipeYou

    You're the man that made me interested in History! :)

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  • Lewisplayz

    How come I thought napoleon lived in the 1600s

  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates

    25:21 :)

  • herron ariela
    herron ariela

    why does Napoleon put his arm in his vest? Napoleon: so my wife won't steal my wallet!!

  • DDdoomdude

    I think the intro with baby Napoleon and his army is historically accurate

  • Ben Craig
    Ben Craig

    As far as Oversimplified Intros go, this one takes le cake

    • Ali the Heep
      Ali the Heep

      *le gateau

  • A V
    A V

    Fun fact: if you mail Napoleon a letter he won't respond

  • Arnav Miglani
    Arnav Miglani

    Napoleon: The only true "Emperor" I will ever recognize in history. He didn't need anyone handing out stuff to him. He took it. True OG

  • Norbert Kunst
    Norbert Kunst

    Who didn’t laugh at the moment he said SACREBLEUUUUUU

  • HyperDash YT
    HyperDash YT


  • SgtMaexx

    8:55 Mom, is that you?

  • taofff

    1:54 OooOoOoO look at me I'm dad. I wear powdered wigs and silver buckled shoes and I'm a TRAITOR TO THE CORSICAN PEOPLE!

  • Michael Callison
    Michael Callison

    The birth of that baby was... INAPPROPRIATE

  • Kami Monteiro
    Kami Monteiro

    they won even when he hasn’t the high ground…. is it possible to learn this power?

    • Ali King
      Ali King

      Not from a short guy You:but he was short Me:oh Hey i was normal size at the time

  • United States Mapping
    United States Mapping

    They should do either the 7 years war or the war of 1812

  • Nicholas Mason
    Nicholas Mason

    Keep making these. They are awesome!!

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  • Victor Rashev
    Victor Rashev

    Love how with each video, the animation quality goes up. Love the work you're doing, keep it up! Viva La revolution de la connaissance!

  • Gaston LaBerge
    Gaston LaBerge

    I clicked on this hoping for more....instead a facile infantile pile of crap surrounded by a sesspool of ads.

  • Clanso

    Bonjour Mon bros

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  • Jocelynn Dotson
    Jocelynn Dotson

    8:17 nothing compared to the size of my head

  • PJM

    “When he comes to us, we run away.” Emus: well done son ;)

    • Cow goes moo
      Cow goes moo

      @SPECTRRVOID.mp4 or did you mean wage war at?

    • Cow goes moo
      Cow goes moo

      @SPECTRRVOID.mp4 A what!!!!????


      But does he have a feather hat?

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    Waters Daniel

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