How Geography Gave the US Power

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Patrick101 Ducoing
Patrick101 Ducoing

Damn it I love America

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La fosa comun
La fosa comun

You forget than the Americans was invade many countries and opressed them

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Gabo Cejitas
Gabo Cejitas

7:01 Stolen*

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Steve D
Steve D

"We are safe from foreign invasion, what should we do now?" "Let's give guns to everyone, and watch them kill each other!"

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Twasin Junaed
Twasin Junaed

Tobacco is bad for humans

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Dan Jump
Dan Jump

What about the Gadsden purchase?!

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Denver_DinkleBerry _
Denver_DinkleBerry _

People want to say this is the big reason the US is powerful but what about Canada, Mexico, Brazil,Argentina Chile, Venezuela etc they all are in similarities circumstances yet America is #1

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Luke
Luke

Power with no SENSE is error

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2x2is22
2x2is22

If the French would've pumped settlers into the Mississippi river basin there may have been a totally different French speaking country there today

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Alexander Nunne
Alexander Nunne

No let's get Greenland lads

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RNG God.R3D
RNG God.R3D

there is, a house, in new orleans, that puuuuullllllllls the rising sun

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Matt James
Matt James

Does anyone else think that all the nations of the North American continental shelf should unite? Or am I the only one who thinks that is a good idea? We'd be an inconquerable fortress continent with a military and economy far ahead of anyone else! It would bring uncharted prosperity to the nations south of Mexico and of the Caribbean, protection for Mexico and Canada, and even more diversity and more left-wing politics the US in contrast to what we currently have. Theoretically, it's a win-win-win-win.

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Cyrus Cebu
Cyrus Cebu

Not worrying for potential invasion yet they spend more money in thier militaries compare to other countries

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TheLucidDreamer
TheLucidDreamer

Basically: The US has land that's like Europe's, but bigger and better.

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KyuuAA
KyuuAA

There needs a "How Geography produced ignorant Americans"

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Ricardo Ramírez
Ricardo Ramírez

Loved the video but what you said about Mexico is bullshit: A large portion of our territory is jungle and forrest, and our soil is ridiculously fertile; we have one of the largest collections of endemic plants, fruits and animals in the world. Hollywood has lead the world to believe that Mexico is a desert because the northern regions (in contact with the us) are mostly desert. If anything, the one thing that kept Mexico docile during this period was the ineptitud of our people: internal conflict is a significant part our our culture

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kenneth troutman
kenneth troutman

For so long in us? It is the shortest amount of time slavery was in any empire or major country.

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София Сойко
София Сойко

انا اعملي في كل علم في سلام في كل علمية في كل علم في سلام في كل علم في سلام في كل علم 我大爱日太平大好 unitex nations nati9ns uniesоранизация обеденный нацмnaci9nesunidas

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Chris Duane
Chris Duane

USA can only be destroyed from the enemy within the walls. That is why AIPAC, the ADL, SPLC and other Jewish supremacist, Israel-first criminal organizations must be monitored and shut down.

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American Dude0520
American Dude0520

8:55 battlefield 3 above and beyond the call lol

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Chris Duane
Chris Duane

@Yoshi Does Stuff Okay but the point still stands -- Jews are the Nazis of today. There is only one national socialist state in the world today and that is Israel.

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Yoshi Does Stuff
Yoshi Does Stuff

Chris Duane I’m Korean but ok if you wanna jump to conclusions then do it

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Chris Duane
Chris Duane

@Yoshi Does Stuff As usual you're projecting, Jew. You are likely an AshkeNAZI. Do you claim to be of the the master race or do you claim do be 'God's chosen?' What's the difference? Either way Jews should emigrate to Israel and stop spying on and subverting the USA.

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Yoshi Does Stuff
Yoshi Does Stuff

Chris Duane this is starting to sound like Neo-Nazism

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Gabriel Pineda
Gabriel Pineda

United States: “I have the best geography in the world.” Tornadoes: *”Hold my winds!”*

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Al Guida
Al Guida

What they need to do is NOT to build houses with wood and there is your problem solved.

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HKPCR FUNG
HKPCR FUNG

200 years ago, China used to be the strongest and biggest nation(economically and militarily) in the world with the biggest land area over 15 millions sq km of land (such area was even bigger the size of the then TSAR Russia ,USA and Canada), China has lost 5 millions sq km of land to western countries upon invasions since 1840. Now many Chinese citizens are Proud to be Chinese in these dates after nearly 200 years of constant foreign invasions during the past period since Opium war 1840 with British when Chinese Govt confiscated all imported narcotics such as opium smuggled by British and European Merchants into China to poison Chinese citizens and its armies !! ! The present ruling party of China is the best ,most efficient and strongest political party ever have for China during the past 200 years history to re-establish all the glories for the great China!!!! Cheers to China and its citizens and become more confident and stronger to defend itself against any foreign provocations and invasions around Chinese territories by all kinds of devil means!!! God will surely punish all these demons from the West overseas. If USA or the west try to interfere internal affairs of PRC(i.e.Taiwan or other issues) and provocations on sovereignty of PRC in South China sea, China can also help native people in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and any other previous or present colonial territories occupied by Europeans less than 500 hundreds to get independence and demand all these european invaders to go back to europe where you were originally from. Cheers to all aboriginal people in USA, Canada, Australia and ................to become master of their own lost land agai occupied by foreign invaders less than 500 years ago.. Fair enough to support human rights!!!

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Petrus 906
Petrus 906

Did i miss or did he really not mention the millions of indigenous americans that are the original owners of that land? And that the US (and most nations on the american continent including mine) are raised on a continental graveyard of people, languages, fauna and cultures

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Diboy Mashesha
Diboy Mashesha

Manifest destiny!

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anonygent
anonygent

The problem with this is that the reason we are powerful is that we are rich, and the reason we are rich is that we are smart and we were lucky enough to have an English based economic and legal system. The geography and natural resources help but they are not determinative. The UK, Japan, and Iceland are all rich despite having little territory, few resources, and powerful neighbors.

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anonygent
anonygent

kokofan50 Again, read more history. It was precisely to defend our ships from German attacks that we got involved in WWI. It was precisely to cripple our ability to defend our ships and allies that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. It was to defend our ships against British impressment that we fought the War of 1812. It was to defend our ships against Muslim pirates that we fought the Barbary Coast war. Our military isn't just for show.

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kokofan50
kokofan50

@anonygent I’ve read, well watched, more than my fair share of history, and one thing that is sure is when you have an army invading, you don’t have the luxury of developing and deploying a sound economic philosophy. It also doesn’t hurt being able to get whatever resources you need from all over the world without worrying about how you’re going to defend your ships.

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anonygent
anonygent

kokofan50 I suggest you read more history.

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kokofan50
kokofan50

All the countries you mentioned are islands, so they aren’t under threat of invasion. Two of them only really got rich after the US secured the oceans for trade, and the third was the global hegemon before the US.

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anonygent
anonygent

TeamJella A study some years back determined that national wealth were determined by two principle factors, IQ and economic system. Natural resources was third, and mainly had to do with oil. Exclude oil and natural resources didn't even make the top five. There's some correlation between success and climate, too hot or too cold and a country does poorly, but considering that the US incorporates most of the world's climates within its borders militates against that being determinative. It could be persuasively argued that the reason we have the geography we do is because we became rich and powerful as we went, pushing the British loyalists north and the Mexicans south as we expanded across the continent. A poorer people wouldn't have been able to do that.

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西耳朵的Boss
西耳朵的Boss

American have resources on its mainland while the Britain extracted its resources by colonization. One of the reason why America overtook Britain as the world no.1 after WW2

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Madhu Sudhana Reddy Tadigotla
Madhu Sudhana Reddy Tadigotla

Alaska:am I a joke to you

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Wilian Rodrigues
Wilian Rodrigues

Geography to Russia: F u Geography to China: F u Geography to Poland: F u Geography to the US: I LUV U

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Max James
Max James

Major destination for slaves? Only 5% of slaves taken from Africa (600,00 of 12 million) went to the North American colonies. Considering they were British this is no surprise.

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Big John Memes
Big John Memes

America is just isolated enough not to have to pour all of their resources in the military but not so isolated that it was Australia + rivers and The Great Lakes

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Big John Memes
Big John Memes

@kokofan50 Yeah and Australia doesn't have that extensive river system cor the lakes that North America has

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kokofan50
kokofan50

@Big John Memes no, the US has a semiarid grassland, which also happens to have the largest natural navigable water system in the world running through it.

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Big John Memes
Big John Memes

@kokofan50 The US has a giant desert in the middle of it as well

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kokofan50
kokofan50

Australia is less isolated than the Americans, but that giant desert in the middle of the continent limits its growth.

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sergey 7
sergey 7

Nonsense, it turns out the whole thing in geography. Even in the 20th century).

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TeamJella
TeamJella

What?

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kevin mauricio
kevin mauricio

Hmmm. The south having more power with less representation. Seems like we never fixed this problem. Look at our senate. California 40 million people. Wyoming 578,000 people. Each state two senators. No wonder this country is shit.

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kokofan50
kokofan50

@kevin mauricio yes, I compared a city to a state. The problem doesn’t change between scale, and it’s not that big of a difference in scale. What’s hard to understand that the US is set up so that a few states with large populations don’t just form a simple majority and do what ever they want?

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kevin mauricio
kevin mauricio

@kokofan50 lol you just compared a state to a city 😂 I think your wrong though. Why should the minority have more power than the majority?? Your basically arguing that. We pay for in federal taxes so we should have more representation

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kokofan50
kokofan50

That was to stop places like California from just dictating how things would be, like Pairs doesnto the rest of France.

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Wilhelm Gustloff
Wilhelm Gustloff

If we aren’t worried about an invasion, then y do we spend $750 billion a year of the military, more than the next top 13 combined?

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American Dude0520
American Dude0520

"WE" ?!?!

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American Dude0520
American Dude0520

calm down 8:55 battlefield is here lol

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kokofan50
kokofan50

Because we’re rich. As a percentage of GDP, the US spends a pretty average amount on our military.

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Xav215 XL
Xav215 XL

@Wilhelm Gustloff You are German shut up...go deal with Russia

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Gurdeep Singh
Gurdeep Singh

All country belong to native Americans?

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Luke
Luke

The us is finished

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大眼惊鱼
大眼惊鱼

China s geography problem; Russia s geography problem; how geography give America power. Interesting, I guess u r a racist from us, right?

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Kemal Rizaldy
Kemal Rizaldy

Basically USA is a country by RNG!!!, It just happen they got lucky :)

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Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

USA is a Genociding country. Thats all nothing more or complex.

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Spencer Graham-Thille
Spencer Graham-Thille

We're like the New England Patriots of national geographies.

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Potos Flavus
Potos Flavus

Don't forget that the US is also filthy rich in all sorts of natural resources, especially coal and oil reserves to facilitate industrialization.

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jubeifyGuy guy
jubeifyGuy guy

Haha Canada, you are militarily weak haha

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um mapping
um mapping

ok yankee

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Yep Anon
Yep Anon

Entire video of how America became a super power... Never touches on the Midwest, the bread basket and industrial engine of the nation that made it what it was. He did mention the Mississippi river water way which is good, because it was the natural interstate that allowed all the Midwest goods to travel throughout the country cheaply, as well as exported. Midwest America is responsible for 80% of why America became Goliath. The industrial revolution, human flight, the mass production of tanks and planes as well as munitions which allowed us to fight in ww1 and ww2 was all in the rust belt of the Midwest. Coastal Americans = Consumers Midwest and plains = the engine.

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DIGITAL STUDIO
DIGITAL STUDIO

its true but not any more

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Thuan Lam
Thuan Lam

The United States is a loser. It lost everything to China.

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Ray peiriz
Ray peiriz

Do one about Sri Lanka

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J FJ
J FJ

Correction, "The United Statesis a country that worked certainly not by chance but by its own sense of superiority over the natives and the rest of the continent. It just happened that the WRONG mix of people landed in the right place to create a world superpower and to exterminate native peoples in the process"

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Astral'o Pithecus
Astral'o Pithecus

The US wouldn't be a superpower if Europe could avoided the two wars. America ignored the first until they were sure they could beat Germany easily, and ignored the second until Japan attacked them. While war-torn Europe had to rebuild, the US had the chance to continue developing its industries, one of which was cinema.

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Astral'o Pithecus
Astral'o Pithecus

America's political system is the last think we envy. It's a complete nightmare that enables the wealthy and exploits the masses.

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D. Aquino
D. Aquino

Do you believe in coincidences? I do, just not in this context....

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Brute Chieftain
Brute Chieftain

We would see our enemies coming from miles away. They better start working on Warp Gates so troops can just pour out into our major cities 🤣

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yngvark
yngvark

Too loud music

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Normal Canadian
Normal Canadian

Smart move, Yankees...

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Normal Canadian
Normal Canadian

um mapping only our geography though.

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um mapping
um mapping

Wendover called us weak :(

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JakobNielsen
JakobNielsen

Is this series based on "Prisoners of Geography"? I read it a while back and had forgotten all about it, but saw your videos (great, by the way), which reminded me.

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CripzMark
CripzMark

And yet democrats hate to live in the U.S. They hate it like they already have lived out their safe bubble.!LOL

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Brent Rhodes
Brent Rhodes

This is flawed in so many ways that I literally don’t have enough time on my lunch break to explain them all.

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Tango Jones
Tango Jones

And so, the only real enemy lies within - those who massively imported 3rd world hostile cultures as an invasion force to weaken us from within by attacking our free market, Constitutional homogeneous representative republic. Hence we see the first stirrings of what will inevitably soon lead to the next civil war.

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ThatGuyTyarus
ThatGuyTyarus

Murica'

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big fish
big fish

so how the fuck do you guys not have good public services (healthcare, transport ect) the american dream seems more reachable in canada

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Shoaib Hasan
Shoaib Hasan

You should do an episode on the logistics of apprehending a wanted criminal!

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Joe Bie
Joe Bie

The only thing that can threaten America's survival is internal conflict or an unlikely nuclear war with Russia.

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Emanuel Paval
Emanuel Paval

Ignoring native americans all 10 minutes

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Gabriel Pineda
Gabriel Pineda

America's Geographical Disadvantages: Hurricanes Tornadoes Earthquakes Democrats vs. Republicans War risk with enemy countries like Iran Immigration from Central America through Mexico Reliance on Saudia Arabian oil

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Yoshi Does Stuff
Yoshi Does Stuff

Gabriel Pineda we could easily cut Saudi Arabia out

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Madhumita Messi
Madhumita Messi

👍

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palladini971
palladini971

It is 2020, and at this point, I think no more than 50 miles (ca. 80 km) of the Trans Canada is 2 Lane At point it 6 lanes to 16 lanes wide.

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美國德州牛仔TV
美國德州牛仔TV

awesome

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Craig Williams
Craig Williams

You neglected to mention anything about the Indians. Such fertile strategic land would never have been available for use had 95% of the inhabitants of the continent been wiped out by disease. The settlers were extremely lucky to stumble across a relatively empty continent inhabited by survivors struggling for the mere existence of their institutions.

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AlexisBubba15
AlexisBubba15

This will talk about planes i can see It

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Brandon Brezee
Brandon Brezee

Once you’ve been shown how warped the mercator projection you can’t unsee it.

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Eriks Lapins
Eriks Lapins

It is the same reason why Egypt was so well developed during it's time. Instead of the ocean they had the desert. And, of course, the river Nile.

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Roman Soiko
Roman Soiko

انا اتكبام في كب علم فب كل علم我说一日太平peacepaixмирpaz

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Timothy Kalio
Timothy Kalio

The background music is annoying

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j r w 8
j r w 8

5:35 not hating but just pointing out the reason people didn’t settle west was it was forbidden for people to settle west of the Appalachian mountains by Britain because of the Native American tribes there

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JS eating
JS eating

China's geography problem, Russia's geography problem, How geography gave the US power. I don't smell any bias

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Jack Toddy
Jack Toddy

Then there is the enemy within!

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Amir Hagit Einav
Amir Hagit Einav

I’m guessing he took this from brain for breakfast R.I.P

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Rashad Kurqan
Rashad Kurqan

Geography is destiny.

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Monica Matos
Monica Matos

Wow, not only is Canada weak, it lacks basic infrastructure.

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Spread Love
Spread Love

It would probably help to be more historically informed also because you are so wrong about history! 😂 China will invade in the next ten years as planned by all the super powers! You are an idiot! Scientific Socialism was the goal and entirely Chemically Lobotomized society

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6 languages and 4 degrees
6 languages and 4 degrees

WENDOVER LIES PRODUCTION... USA is a SUPER POWER because they and their terrorists CIA have destroyed many GOV and countries due to their policies in order to get richer..THE AMERICAN way...if you cant beat them, destroy them or buy them...

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6 languages and 4 degrees
6 languages and 4 degrees

you skip the part that they had to kill millions in order to get CALIFORNIA...and portrait INDIANS and MEXICANS as the VILANS in their movies so that people could think they did they right way...

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Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy

So half of this is just an opinion piece. why was an Island Great Britain so successful?! It’s not just geography That’s a super simplistic view. Mexico is in the exact same situation as the US with arguably more resources, however is failed. Culture has much to do with success.

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