How The U.S. Stole the Middle East

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It started with one dot on the coast of Saudi Arabia









Johnny Harris is a filmmaker and journalist. He currently is based in Washington, DC, reporting on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe. Johnny's visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways. He holds a BA in international relations from Brigham Young University and an MA in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.


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Hey friends. Just a reminder that this is a very broad overview of a big topic. I could make a 12 part documentary series on just Saudi Arabia alone. But I hope this provides a broad understanding of how things have gone down in the region since the 30s. I encourage to go down the rabbit holes of parts of this that are interesting to you. There's so much more to learn about each of these events. Thanks for watching!

Author — Johnny Harris

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Haha thanks for the shoutout! Always glad my maps could help! :D

Author — EmperorTigerstar

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What a masterpiece of a video. Bravo 👏

Author — Yes Theory

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I DIED at the hunger games reference 😂😂😂😂

Author — hot tea

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US throws a democraticaly selected president because they didnt like him and put a dictator, then they say we bring

Author — Barış Imeri

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Your talent and ability to make me love history is mind-blowing. I absolutely love this series.

Author — This is Tech Today

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"Every global flashpoint can be traced back to a mustachioed British man drawing a straight line on a map going 'There we go! Learn to live with it.'"
- John Oliver, 2017

Author — Randall Stephens

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America walked up into the Middle East's house, shot the Middle East in the leg, patched the Middle East's arm for no reason, and asked why the Middle East didn't like it.

Author — h0meless

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One of the most neutral explaination of this topic, didn't blame religion, didn't blame culture, gave a factual story. Love it 😘

Author — Syed Maaz Bukhari

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"Why is Johnny talking about this contractor named Mohammed? And why doesn't he have a last name? Doesn't Johnny know that Mohammed is the most common name? Just calling him Mohammed doesn't tell us *anything* about him."

"Oh. That's why."

Author — aschurm

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Johnny Harris needs his own Netflix Series honestly.

Author — Kanishka Biswas

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07:40 not true, having 22 wives at once is not a thing in Saudi Arabia, the truth though, 4 at once is allowed, that is if you can keep up 🤣

Author — MufarejQ8

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Its very rare to see an american not believing his government and finding the facts himself then sharing the rest of the world so now we understand the us agenda which is majorly exploitation of countries and terrorism and where its originated thank you From middle east

Author — Raashidiin Abdullahi

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I'm from the middle east, and I can say that most of us doesn't hate Americans, but we have all reasons to hate American politicians, all the crises we had for the last century America and UK has dirty hands on it.

Author — TheTB

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Middle east without western interference:
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Author — Yura Uro

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Can't wait for the next part, man! By any chance, would you consider covering America's "benevolent assimilation" of the Philippines in the future?

Author — Gio San Pedro

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Sadam fought the Soviets and the USA, big centrist chad energy.

“For Allahs sake, I just wanna grill”

Author — Red State Progressive

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This is not real journalism. Way to many imprecise statements without context & assumption of motives without clear evidence.

Author — Avraham Edery

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The background of Osama Bin Laden is something that is not talked about at ALL in history. Excellent Job

Author — anelcrip

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My history teacher grew up on one of these oil compounds in Saudi Arabia. Never knew the backstory to them!

Author — Charlie