The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Germany

Why Germany is Europe's leader
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Music by Kevin MacLeod (
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Track Listing:
* Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 (J.S. Bach)
* Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg)
* Ode to Joy, or Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
* Deutschlandlied (Haydn)
* The Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
* Four Seasons: Summer, Movement III (Vivaldi)
* Darxie (MacLeod)
* Cartoon Pizzicato (MacLeod)

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  • Germany is the terminator apparently!

    Pony Empires UnitePony Empires UniteVor 9 Stunden
  • 3:29 omg

    Valentin SpießValentin SpießVor 13 Stunden
  • Why are the Netherlands triggered

    Jakub ZdunekJakub ZdunekVor 17 Stunden
  • Something about this reminds me of my time at the Sam O'Nella academy, I just can't put my ear to it.

    David O'HaraDavid O'HaraVor 17 Stunden
  • Rip

    Mario KugaMario KugaVor 2 Tage
  • You will always be remembered brain4breakfast

    Zachary ZwickZachary ZwickVor 2 Tage
  • You should do this video again, but make it two times as long. You talk way too fast, I had to slow down the video to understand what was going on.

    HarpeDiemHarpeDiemVor 2 Tage
    • he passed away ;-;

      lasagnalasagnaVor 2 Tage
  • rip

    MarcoMarcoVor 2 Tage
  • germany too op pls nerf

    BlueBightningBlueBightningVor 3 Tage
  • why the FUCK is Germany getting kinked all over at 0:14

    Tachanka UwUTachanka UwUVor 4 Tage
  • I found this channel recently in April 2020 while I was doing my history project after that I fell in love with this channel. And I only found out that b4b has passed away when I was searching b4b on my PC to subscribe and saw b4b funnel. Then I realized I was late and the channel was inactive. I do not know and why he passed, all I need to know is that he did a fantastic job and I am grateful that I happen to stumble into this channel

    YoUnGbOy 69YoUnGbOy 69Vor 5 Tage
    • I found him in like may of 2016, he was great.

      belgianfriedbelgianfriedVor 2 Tage

    Dudu 286Dudu 286Vor 5 Tage
  • yeah...I sure love my country

    DiaresDiaresVor 5 Tage
  • "the sunbeds, of the Mediterranean" thats a weird way to say zeeland

    RedLikeARoseRedLikeARoseVor 5 Tage
  • He missed Otto von Bismarck and how he tricked France into attacking the "German" alliance of states so that they would unify and fight together, thus they declared themselves Germany in Versailles. R.I.P.

    pulau5000pulau5000Vor 6 Tage

    Pretzel NuggetsPretzel NuggetsVor 6 Tage
  • The last minute of this vid was depressing. Germany is losing itself and simultaneously brain draines southern europe. A lose lose. I think Japan has gone the right way. they may experience some decades of economic strain but automatisation will kill millions of jobs anyways. And while in germany inequality has dramatixally risen, in japan the society has stayed fairly equal. in the future Germany, my neighbor country, will see millions of unemployed besids the hundered of thousends of allready outcompeted workless germans....

    GigagagagamerGigagagagamerVor 7 Tage
  • Ironic that Germany conquered Europe not in war but in diplomacy.

    EpsilonsamaEpsilonsamaVor 7 Tage
  • Ok I get now what is wrong with this video... germany really felt only once, at the end of ww2. WW1 was the definition of a pirrhic victory for the entente, particularly for the french who would end up with such a terrible demography that they would start ww2 with 3 times less young men than the germans. Economicaly speaking, by 1925, germany was the richest on a per capita GDP basis on the continent, because their land hadn't been touched by ww1. As for the "unfair versailles treaty", I can't believe by now 2020 this zombie lie keeps coming back: They didn't pay the war debt anyway, and got away so easily compared to the defunct ottoman empire and austrian-hungarian empire, only because Wilson refused to go hard on them : the french plan was that as germany was so populated, it needed to be cut in two states, so that balance of power in europe would be restored, a bit like the 1815 congress of Vienna (remember that by 1918 Germany was not even 50 years old, and quite a few, in bavaria for example, were not to fond of it). Instead he had a plan, to keep germany and its industries intact so that 1/ they could be a peacul and protifable trade partner (look at Wilson 14 points, he is only speaking about trade, the guy is the forefather of globalization). He convinced the french they would be safe by 2/ promising a military alliance which would prevent any german agression... Well, 1/ it didn't work, as soon as the US market crashed in 1929, the german market followed, and disgrunted german citizens started to listen to some crazy dude and go warmongerer (I am wondering now, we have fed China to the point of it being a superpower, what would happen if there were a world economic crash?), and 2/ the US refused to sign the military alliance as soon as the french had signed the versailles treaty. At least the US would later understand what needed to be done, too bad it only took one world war too much. So yes, there really is only 1 fall for germany, that is 1945, and Germany has never recovered from it. They are the largest european country, with 82 million people, but the french with 67 millions are not too far behind (germany used to be twice more populated than france, the uk and Italy), and the aging german population, with a very low birthrate, can not keep up (it can remind you of the french birthrate during the 19th century and its effect on the french relative power): to keep up demographically speaking, they would need to take one million syrians every couple years, and due to the backlash after doing so just 5 years ago, they are not going to do so again. As a conclusion, I would say that Germany had a window of opportunity, from the mid 19th to the mid 20th centuries, but are now slowly, but surely, decreasing in power status, just as the french slowly decreased in power status from the napolenic wars to ww2. It does not mean that germany is irrelevant, nor about to be, just like the french didn't suddenly become irrelevent after napoleon, but there is no big rise incoming.

    m nm nVor 7 Tage
    • @So Who's the Dummy Now? They paid it AFTER WW2, so it has nothing to do with anything pertaining to INTERWAR germany... I repeat, during the interwar, germany only made some payments in the very early 20s, and anyway, considering they had no army, they didn't have to pay 5-10% of their GDP in it as other nations did at the time. "That war debt came with a huge price, don't like to see the issue tossed aside like it was nothing. That debt actually shaped history." That is where you are wrong. What shaped history was the wall street crash (just compare the german election of 1928, 10 years after ww1, the nzis receivved 4% of the votes, after the crash, 40%), or the too lenient versaille treaty (once more, the US did at the end of ww2 exactly what the french wanted to do at the end of ww1).

      m nm nVor 7 Tage
    • @m n "They didn't pay the war debt anyway," Of course they paid it, and it took until 2010 to pay it off, and it very well could have been the cause of the second WW. That war debt came with a huge price, don't like to see the issue tossed aside like it was nothing. That debt actually shaped history.

      So Who's the Dummy Now?So Who's the Dummy Now?Vor 7 Tage
    • @So Who's the Dummy Now? Ok? I still don't see where it invalidates any point that I have made mister "I don't know where you get your facts from"

      m nm nVor 7 Tage
    • @m n Germany's debt for WWII was forgiven by Great Britain and the US in 2006 after many years of payments, but Germany STILL owes Poland as of this day. Look it up.

      So Who's the Dummy Now?So Who's the Dummy Now?Vor 7 Tage
    • @So Who's the Dummy Now? Yes, Germany repaid its debt AFTER WW2, not during the interwar, as for the number you are giving it is the war reparation of both WW, plus the debt Germany had taken from the US during the interwar and didn't repay at the time neither. I don't get your second paragraph, the rise in relative power of Prussia/ northern confederation/germany comes from a growing population leading to germany ending up being more populated than france during the second half of the 19th century, then bypassing every countries except russia by a large margin.

      m nm nVor 7 Tage
  • **Sam O'Nella music intensifies**

    Pepper SychPepper SychVor 7 Tage
  • funny to see how other countries believe how germany works etc... for me as a german such video's are always funny as heck. because those video's are always bullshit.

    Mouzekiller83Mouzekiller83Vor 7 Tage
  • This is this middle European region - no wonder that the world wanted to destroy Germany because too mighty. The country is unbelievable rich but the people there are robust (see Corona), superior in technology, culture, art and science. Germany dominates today our world and does not use any weapons to attack other nations.

    Ralf RathRalf RathVor 7 Tage
    • @Fantasia Manufacturing is everything these days. Germany also is tops in science and engineering. Don't knock them. Yes, you have to keep your eye on everybody these days. The Chinese have been over in the EU trying to get them to sign onto their "One Belt, One Road Initiative" or make them their big trading partners. Italy has already signed onto this, and guess why Italy got coronavirus? Because they had thousands of Chinese workers making all those genuine Italian products in Italy, while Italians were out of work. Most people don't know this. The US has never had good trade relations with Europe since the EU. China and the EU are seeking dominance together as trade allies. Next allegiances would mean they drop out of NATO. I suppose we will have to fight them all over again some day, sigh.....

      So Who's the Dummy Now?So Who's the Dummy Now?Vor 7 Tage
    • Germany dominates today? Not even close to true. Its a powerful manufacturing power sure, but don't act like Germany is some benevolent superpower that would never attack such weak nations around it. This isn't 1900 anymore. It isn't superior in much but manufacturing. Germany is a great county, but be careful to not choke because of how much you're blowing Germany

      FantasiaFantasiaVor 7 Tage
  • no era penal hahahah

    Bruno Tonatiuh Mendoza CajicaBruno Tonatiuh Mendoza CajicaVor 8 Tage
  • I hate those people farming likes of someone's death wtf

    las plagaslas plagasVor 8 Tage
  • Cryuf the father of Barca and ajax style of futball

    isaiah spinksisaiah spinksVor 8 Tage
    • The Italian wall guinluigi buffon

      isaiah spinksisaiah spinksVor 8 Tage
  • 3:26 i get the joke written in spanish lol😂

    juan gonzalezjuan gonzalezVor 8 Tage
  • Really, Germany could've been so much greater if the Kaiser hadn't been such an idiot.

    FieryWingedAngelFieryWingedAngelVor 8 Tage
  • The people who come to germany are mostly people who dont want to "wörk" and just take the benefits of our welfarestate...

    Matorum PhysikerMatorum PhysikerVor 8 Tage
    • Your Country is forced to take these people because of agreements they have signed with the UN. This is all a political game and a personal financial gain for these crooked political cronies. Ask them what Germany gets out of signing that agreement. Vague answers amount to money going into political coffers and individual pockets. It's the same here in the US. If something doesn't make sense it always boils down to who got paid off.

      So Who's the Dummy Now?So Who's the Dummy Now?Vor 7 Tage
  • The Sam o'nella Academy music is super distracting. And also it makes me expact jokes

    Kilian BaderKilian BaderVor 9 Tage
    • Kilian Bader brain4breakfest

      Earl of LemongrabEarl of LemongrabVor 2 Tage
    • @Earl of Lemongrab are we talking about the same channel

      Kilian BaderKilian BaderVor 2 Tage
    • Kilian Bader what look at the dates are u sane

      Earl of LemongrabEarl of LemongrabVor 2 Tage
    • @Earl of Lemongrab he uploaded 4 months ago, 6 months ago and 8 months ago. Didn't know heaven got internet

      Kilian BaderKilian BaderVor 2 Tage
    • @Fast Turtles it was a joke. For me it seems unreasonable that someone would really think that sam o nella created the musik just for the channel. I see your point though, there is a lot of idiots out there. Maybe my jokes are bad because i am german. Sorry 😅

      Kilian BaderKilian BaderVor 2 Tage
  • *RIP brain4breakfast.* *You will be missed.*

    NeokrofnaNeokrofnaVor 9 Tage
  • Rest In Peace, you magnificent man.

    TheTrafficGuyTheTrafficGuyVor 9 Tage
  • "Why Germany is Europe's leader" Hmmm it's absolutely not

    mplkjo wutmplkjo wutVor 10 Tage
    • @Fantasia France and UK both have a seat at the UN security council. Germany has not been actively involved in any counter terrorism operations outside of its country. Germany is dependant on french nuclear electricity, else its coal again. Both former colonial empires have close relations with their former colonies or commonwealth. Germany job market is filled with precarious jobs (jobs you can't make a career of). It may have a better economy, but it's not a political or military leader. Yeah it has a bit more money but it's not the leader.

      mplkjo wutmplkjo wutVor 7 Tage
    • It sort of is? Its the foremost economic power in the EU and generally has been a pretty dominant force in the union. What country outweighs it?

      FantasiaFantasiaVor 7 Tage
  • Germany will protect Germany will atack But most importantly Germany will be back, under a new flag, of course.

    Captain AlexCaptain AlexVor 10 Tage
  • Germany always choosing the weak partners in war

    no -graciasno -graciasVor 10 Tage
    • yea xD

      NNVor 10 Tage
  • I have a Love and interest for German culture and People It started when i was 10 bc of Old School stormtroopers in movies, cool tanks and a angry, patriotic Austrian who is good at delivering speeches

    Kyrie Clutch GOATvingKyrie Clutch GOATvingVor 10 Tage
  • Can't wait for the 3rd fall

    Christos GouliosChristos GouliosVor 10 Tage
    • you can wait long

      NNVor 10 Tage
  • I miss u

    AndyAndyVor 11 Tage
  • Germanic Tribes: *Rise* Germania: *Fall* Germanica: *Rise* New Germania: *Fall* Greater Germania: *Rise* Gaulan Germania: *Fall* Gaulan: *Rise* Galicia: *Fall* Brandenburg: *Rise* Franks: *Fall* Frankia: *Rise* Bavaria: *Fall* Holy Roman Empire: *Rise* Austrian Germany: *Fall* Prussia: *Rise* Greater Bavaria: *Fall* German Empire: *Rise* Neo-Germany: *Fall* Nazi Germany: *Rise* East+West: *Fall* Germany: *Rise*

    Cormac ConnollyCormac ConnollyVor 11 Tage
  • F

    Vincent Payne VIIIVincent Payne VIIIVor 11 Tage
  • Well, I think France is the actual leader of Europe because it is the strongest country that never attacked the whole of Europe the same way as Germany did twice (thrice ?).

    Dimitrios KolokasDimitrios KolokasVor 11 Tage
    • @So Who's the Dummy Now? Dude we are talking about Hitler here..and again Germany attacked again first to a European country. So its obvious that the others would intervene. Do you think we should have waited all of us our turn?

      Dimitrios KolokasDimitrios KolokasVor 7 Tage
    • @Dimitrios Kolokas I read from your post that Germany attacked France 3 times. But I pointed out that France attacked Germany first in WWII, because of their alliance with Poland. They did not wait for Germany to attack them first.

      So Who's the Dummy Now?So Who's the Dummy Now?Vor 7 Tage
    • @So Who's the Dummy Now? Thank you for confirming my point. So, in WWI Germany attacked France first. And then Germany started WWII.. 💝

      Dimitrios KolokasDimitrios KolokasVor 7 Tage
    • Congress of Vienna was in 1815, after Napolean Bonaparte ripped his way through Europe. He did it for France. France is the leader of nothing. The people there are still pissed off they lost lingua franca. Germany attacked France first in WWI as part of an inevitable strategy. Because Germany was planning to attack Russia, and they knew France would honor its alliance with Russia. Since a war on two fronts was inevitable, they decided to strike first so they would keep the initiative. Regarding WWII, on 3 September 1939 France had declared war on Germany, following the German invasion of Poland. In early September 1939, France began the limited Saar Offensive. So France was the aggressor here, based on their alliances. If you notice, the entire war game and whether you get pulled into it, is about alliances. One Country today, the United States is so powerful an ally that Countries do not have to fear being attacked, as no one wants to poke the bear.

      So Who's the Dummy Now?So Who's the Dummy Now?Vor 7 Tage
    • @N its not only about the past. Nowadays, France supports an actual European union while Germany opposes to it as much as it can. Let me be clear though. German politicians do the right thing, because right now Germany is by far the most powerful country in EU and benefits the most among the big countries within EU. Hence, they don't want to risk this position for an actual union. In general, even though Germany is Europes strongest and richest country is lacking empathy and vision, whichnis necessary for a leader. This makes Germany a great powerhouse, which is opposed though to the Pan-european project.

      Dimitrios KolokasDimitrios KolokasVor 10 Tage
  • That Pic @5:11... it is in switzerland :D

    U_ VoxU_ VoxVor 12 Tage
  • 0:02 Poland is German LOL

    Hungry Far Eastern SlavHungry Far Eastern SlavVor 12 Tage
  • I didn't really like this video, it didn't really go in depth about anything or critically analyze anything, and it seemed like it tried to make a lot of jokes. But like it didn't say anything of substance, it just glossed over 120 years of history and didn't even do it in an interesting way. Like it really said nothing about nothing. There are like 3 other channels I watch occasionally that do this much better. Probably got this video recommended to me because of watching those other ones, but this just wasn't an interesting video. Check our Eastory or Real world lore for some better videos. It's a dislike from me.

    timtebow777timtebow777Vor 12 Tage
    • @timtebow777 ok

      Dinosaur 1978Dinosaur 1978Vor 12 Tage
    • @Dinosaur 1978 I don't know the person who made the video or know anything about him. I am just judging the video I watched.

      timtebow777timtebow777Vor 12 Tage
    • Why would you leave a dislike to a video of a dead person? He died like 4 months ago the family doesn't want to say the cause. RIP Brainforbreaksfast.

      Dinosaur 1978Dinosaur 1978Vor 12 Tage
  • The denglish in this video ist very gut

    Vincent PeyVincent PeyVor 12 Tage
  • Ich lasse grüßen

    Lucas GerhardLucas GerhardVor 12 Tage
  • Germany is the best, cmon!

    xRaddicKxxRaddicKxVor 12 Tage
  • Meanwhile in Poland : not stonks

    stonksstonksVor 12 Tage
  • "Austria had a hundred billion different languages"

    Anarcho-EtatistAnarcho-EtatistVor 12 Tage
  • 0:37 Sudan was never under Ottoman rule

    cloudy zintcloudy zintVor 13 Tage
  • Man that ending when you know b4b is passed away and the song is like b4b still here and will upload more glorious videos and when the video is over that's when I realized he passed away Rip b4b,he will be missed I still missed him in 2020 in this dark time :(

    Rachmat BudiRachmat BudiVor 13 Tage
  • Why do you have to put Italy in this video if it doesn’t have anything to do with Germany

    Gina SmithGina SmithVor 13 Tage
  • Hier der Deutsche Kommentar.

    Finn RehmFinn RehmVor 13 Tage
  • Can we have a F in the chat for brain 4breakfast

    JamesJamesVor 13 Tage
  • thank you now i don’t know what i still don’t know

    QuaddedQuaddedVor 13 Tage
  • He didnt die,God brought him to heaven to teach polandballs to angels

  • *Heros never die

    iy_shadow_yi 00iy_shadow_yi 00Vor 13 Tage
    • why is he dead then

      lasagnalasagnaVor 2 Tage
  • r.i.p. brains4breakfast. Lost a member of the Polandball community

    farah motifarah motiVor 13 Tage
  • Diese Kommentarsection gehört nun der BRD.

    Sebastian HoesingSebastian HoesingVor 13 Tage
  • Hol up never knew we were eurpopean leader

    dMNY 307dMNY 307Vor 13 Tage
  • It's so weird watching this as a German

    MikaMikaVor 13 Tage
    • Yeah

      RobinRobinVor 13 Tage
  • Countryballs are gay

    Liam DunLiam DunVor 14 Tage
    • Yeah, so? Those glasses are gay to me.

      Dinosaur 1978Dinosaur 1978Vor 12 Tage
    • so?

      MilitantPacifistMilitantPacifistVor 13 Tage
  • F

    Amedeo TrovòAmedeo TrovòVor 14 Tage
  • 8:55. You hit the nail on the head, too funny. xD

    Hermann26Hermann26Vor 14 Tage
  • Narrator: "ironicallly one of the last places to unify in this period under the idea of the self determination state, was perhaps the seat of philosophical thoughts in europe!" greece: "Hellas?" Narrator: "Italy." oooohh burrrnnnn!! XD

    littlepinkcactuslittlepinkcactusVor 14 Tage
  • Why are some people in the comments saying Germany has fallen again? As far as I'm concerned it's still striving and the things mentioned at the end of the video didn't change? Plus: as a german myself this was hilarious to watch, with all the little inside jokes XD especially the newspaper: "Jobs in Köln...propably" , since I am from that City!

    littlepinkcactuslittlepinkcactusVor 14 Tage
  • russia is a big boy

    LuxurygangLuxurygangVor 15 Tage
  • Germany cant stop rising

    G VidsG VidsVor 15 Tage
  • 3:27 "No era penal" 🇲🇽🇳🇱

    Alberto DomenzainAlberto DomenzainVor 15 Tage
  • I know this is a weird though but I hope the creators family do have the access to his YT channel now because it has a very good videos with high quality that are sure to attract many people. This in return probably still gathers some income that could help them if they need something. It is not a replacement for the person by any means,, yet it is still inheritance that could help someone. I don't know.. maybe he had kids? or someone he loved?

    Tom VrabecTom VrabecVor 15 Tage
  • Talking about Germany and in the 4 points mentions.... Italy Hetalia Fans: Knew It!

    Tom VrabecTom VrabecVor 15 Tage
The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Germany