Russia's Geography Problem

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Russia's Geography Problem 4.5


This video was based on a chapter of the book “Prisoners of Geography” by Tim Marshall. It’s the best book I’ve read so far in 2017 so I highly encourage you to give it a read.






Research by William Mayne, Sam Moran, Ollie Orton, Jakob S.

Big thanks to Patreon supporters: Rob Harvey, Venkata Kaushik Nunna, Josh Berger, Paul Jihoon Choi, Huang MingLei, Dylan Benson, Maximillian van Kasbergen, Victor Zimmer, William Chappell, Eyal Matsliah, Sihien,Joseph Bull, Marcelo Alves Vieira, Jonah Paarman, maco2035, Hank Green, Plinio Correa, Connor J Smith, Brady Bellini

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Author — Wendover Productions

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Thank you foreigner for explaining me why I'am so poor.

Author — Господин Хороший

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"Their only natural resource... was manpower" *Soviet intensifies*

Author — Spreehox _

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Here I can summarize this entire video:

Its too big.

Author — Chairman Meow

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Russia is like that scary giant old man neighbor everyone's scared of but really he is equally as scared to come over and ask to borrow a cup of sugar

Author — Noodle and soup

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4:02 Well, Even Russia Can't Conquer Russia

Author — Titanus Rodan

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“After WWII Germany was administered by the three victorious powers and France.” Dude, I loved that line. 😂😂

Author — 1FokkerAce

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Wendover: Russia's geography is unconquerable
Hitler: I agree

Author — The Bad Ass

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Atlantic Ocean, controlled by Atlanta.

Author — AZ Splitter

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This guy: mediterranean ocean

Mediterranean Sea: “Am I a joke to you?”

Author — 203. Ju

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"It costs more, but it allows western european countries to buy their energy from their American ally.'


Well, ain't that just dandy and convenient for the US, huh?

Author — Gabriel Pieratti

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Don't worry Russia global warming will make all your ports warm watered

Author — 2prize

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Thanks. It's nice to hear someone's point of view about my country. I mean, without calling us warmongering barbarians.

Author — Tone32616

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In the 19th century, in order to defend themselves against a possible attack from the West, Russians created a railway network with different track gauge than in Western Europe.

Author — Sunday Child

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So u forgot about Murmansk seaport that is one of the largest ice-free ports in Russia

Author — Daniel Kirpichnikov

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Russia's geography advantage:
Winter
Nukes
Slavic Memes
Vladimir Putin
Vitas

Author — Gabriel Pineda

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"Sea of Japan, controlled by Japan..."

Ooookay

Author — MinimalResults

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haha all of a sudden global warming makes sense. so it's russians melting the ice!!

Author — Sonny Darvishzadeh

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"Reality is a confluence of chance and circumstance"
existential crisis intensifies

Author — vexile12

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Imagine emigrating from Russia to the East and some time later you find out that you actually immigrated back to Russia.

Author — AJÉNTUM