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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I hope you like this video! I know its a bit more serious than some others ones but hopefully its still an enjoyable watch.

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Author — Wendover Productions


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

Author — Господин Хороший


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

Author — 2prize


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

Author — 1FokkerAce


USAs Geography problem: Who to attack next?

Author — srksii


“There is no conceivable way to take over and conquer Russia.”

France Left the Chat
Germany Left the Chat

Author — Nigel Marvin


Here I can summarize this entire video:

Its too big.

Author — Chairman Meow


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


"Because... In the end, reality can be whatever I want."

Author — i am cheeese


“Germany knows that Russia can shut of their gas”

Immediate flashbacks

Author — Hayden Stith


Atlantic Ocean, controlled by Atlanta.

Author — AZ Splitter


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

Author — Spreehox


This guy: mediterranean ocean

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

Author — 203. Ju


I played this to the Mediterranean sea, and now it's an OCEAN.

Author — bakersmileyface


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


Author — MinimalResults


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

Author — Daniel Kirpichnikov


"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


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


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

Author — Tone32616


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

Author — Sonny Darvishzadeh