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    Adam debunks the notion that the Soviets caused the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Marko Helm
Marko Helm

Afaik it is called Borschtsch.

3 days ago
Manny Tran
Manny Tran

When the animated jfk said understand it reminded me of the real jfk.

12 days ago
mountainmarkhor34
mountainmarkhor34

you should do Adam ruins Van Gogh

17 days ago
Elim Kwok
Elim Kwok

Funny how Chinese taught world history is more accurate

19 days ago
theSGTGardner
theSGTGardner

The Cuban missed crisis was not because the us put misses in Turkey. Khrushcev’s Own words on the matter speaks otherwise. He had been facing Cuban backlash after having several ambassadors dispelled from Cuba, and he was facing political problems because of it. He then went on to say that the Soviet Union could not afford to lose face (paraphrasing here) that communism needed to appear to be on the march. But don’t take my word for it do your own research and don’t take it from a poorly drawn cartoon.

28 days ago
Youtube Poop Kids
Youtube Poop Kids

Bok yersinler! Mighty kebab almost started WWIII... BUT OUR PLAN FAILED

Month ago
Mr. Logic
Mr. Logic

This video is correct that the US caused the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963, by placing missiles in Turkey aimed ate USSR in 1961, but lacks important details.

Month ago
Shadow Gamer
Shadow Gamer

Aaaah yes people not understanding this is a clip. Truly a scourge in adams videos

Month ago
AmazingMrThanatos13
AmazingMrThanatos13

Sokolov... They wanted Sokolov

Month ago
Henry Belman
Henry Belman

is he suppose to be dr strangelove

Month ago
Seamus Callaghan
Seamus Callaghan

Glad we learned that lesson! Nowadays, we'd never place our troop along Russia's borders and bomb their allies and place warships in the Black Sea and do flybys of their fighter jets and try to mess with their elections and then, after all that, accuse them of being aggressors when they try to influence our politics, right?...right?

Month ago
Mr. Meximous
Mr. Meximous

The U.S. had no idea the Soviets were so behind. Russia kept bullshitting about the amount of nukes they had, America never learned about their Nuclear size until many years later The missiles in Turkey and Italy were old and were planned to be removed anyway. I like the concept of this show but this segment reaks of bias. This wasn't individually Kennedy's fault. Cruchev and Castro also played many parts in this world ending senario. To act like this can all be blamed on one man is ridiculous.

Month ago
lollsazz
lollsazz

"Cruss-chef" = Hrus-choff

Month ago
Тихон Ошкуев
Тихон Ошкуев

What the heck is borscht? I only ever heard of borsh.

Month ago
TATAR4ik72
TATAR4ik72

Why you don't use KUZMA'S MOTHER PUNCHLINE?!

Month ago
shreyas ganesh
shreyas ganesh

Yesold Jupiter missiles that were so obsolete that the US didn't care about them. Please

Month ago
AlA Al
AlA Al

Did they turn this show into a cartoon because he was too annoying in real life?

Month ago
ryan macdonald
ryan macdonald

Uh Adam? The Soviets had nuclear warheads pointed at America's allies in Western Europe so of course the Americans are going to point nuclear warheads at the Soviet Union in retaliation from whatever place they can!

Month ago
Jorge Feliciano
Jorge Feliciano

go russia go

Month ago
Lisa Dixon
Lisa Dixon

What were the Kennedy’s accent? Is that a Boston accent? It’s super sexy. I know about the Turkish missiles and all and about JFK’s *cough* indiscretions, but he’s still like really hot, Bobby Kennedy more so. At the same time, the Russian accent is also really cute *blush*

Month ago
Robert McV
Robert McV

John D Ruddy already taught me this, he’s a Irish YouTuber who has made videos on the Cold War and the crisis.

Month ago
Amber Shaffette
Amber Shaffette

Of course they started it?! Who this moron that thinks they didn’t? Oh hi Jerry

Month ago
Jadd612
Jadd612

Kennedy also ordered assassinations of communists in Vietnam, and operation Ranch Hand.

Month ago
stalled carton4
stalled carton4

US: where should we place these missiles?, hmm probably next to Russia? No Harsh feelings. I'm sure Russia would understand. Russia: WHY ARE YOUR MISSILES POINTING AT US? US: Oops, sorry man, chill...

Month ago
Mild Soul
Mild Soul

First and foremost it's an ad to pique interest at just under 2 minutes. If you know more details or references then do tell, but just a 2 minute spot isn't going to be as detailed and entertaining if you want to cram in everything that happened from multiple perspectives.

Month ago
dead man
dead man

An advertisement for the video says that "Kennedy almost killed us all!" The Eisenhower administration came up with the bay of pigs invasion and planed to put nuclear missiles in a 1959 deal with Turkey. Have your facts more accurate, Adam. http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/history/cold-war/cuban-missile-crisis/timeline.htm

Month ago
Spencer Is awesome
Spencer Is awesome

Who is the person who voices the guy at the start of the video

Month ago
NuncNuncNuncNunc
NuncNuncNuncNunc

This video feels half done.

Month ago
max-pain-02 gaming
max-pain-02 gaming

What are kids taught in the US? I'm in the UK and I was taught this and how the USA put missiles in Turkey first, we actually learn that the cold war was not black and white and was a very grey area with no real hero because both sides did silly things like just before the summit meeting in France the USA sent a U2 spy plane in to Russian air space, it was shot down and the US government said it was a weather plane but the Russians knew that was a lie because the pilot was captured alive, so Khrushchev wanted an appoligie at the meeting, he didn't get one so he stormed off. Also I know the Russians did stupid stuff, but I would be hear all day listing the thing the US and USSR did. So my question. Do American kids get taught the one sided story of the cold war, or is it just collage humour who is running out off ideas

Month ago
Bergen ML
Bergen ML

Long Live the USSR

Month ago
Val Mid
Val Mid

Ted-Ed can confirm this

Month ago
Aran
Aran

Thank god for Extra Credit, at this point ARE is just political propaganda.

Month ago
Blackmamba 385
Blackmamba 385

Extra credits made an amazing episode about this

Month ago
zigonzagoff
zigonzagoff

From this count more republicans voted civil rights than democrats. Get the details and make sure to quit giving credit to only democrats. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/28/republicans-party-of-civil-rights

Month ago
strictmachines
strictmachines

It makes sense that they got the guy who said Pluto was a planet as the narrator.

Month ago
Isa Mekail Mahmud
Isa Mekail Mahmud

Handsome

Month ago
Da Hawk
Da Hawk

Full version here (more than twice as long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy4THHeRJX8

Month ago
Stuart Koehler
Stuart Koehler

Gideon from Gravity Falls

Month ago
Mornsta
Mornsta

Adam the "historian expert", drawing wide conclusions from mere government selected declassified documents that probably don't tell the full story. Which president wouldn't want to paint their previous presidents as incompetent by giving an incomplete picture? Anyway if you wanted to cover the same take most around the world have done that it was two sided at least cover the provocative trade embargo done by the US???

Month ago
GundamGoku
GundamGoku

This is taught is history class. Most people know this.

Month ago
Big Body Small Head
Big Body Small Head

Adam has been diagnosed with obesity, that’s why he’s only doing cartoon voice overs now. -Small Head Big Body Ruins Everything

Month ago
Not Politically Correct
Not Politically Correct

Our boy Adam sure does support communists, doesn’t he?

Month ago
Jawaad Abdu
Jawaad Abdu

it is true about usa put missiles in turkey but i thought it was in 1959

Month ago
Blue kangaskhan
Blue kangaskhan

Isnt the voice ciril from archer

Month ago
Noely Barrera
Noely Barrera

The narrator !!

Month ago
Brian Seymour
Brian Seymour

Clever usage of a Dr. Strangelove reference.

Month ago
THAT CHANEL
THAT CHANEL

Lol all the dislikes

Month ago
Qrpo
Qrpo

Only difference the US is a democratic nation that acted with the knowledge of the international community to defend itself, and the USSR was a brutal communist dictatorship that acted in violation of international and posed a legitimate threat.

Month ago
MrCor21
MrCor21

Very sloppy and oversimplified as usual adam

Month ago
RED WRAITH
RED WRAITH

Obviously your running out of material because this is commonly known. It’s even taught in schools that a USSR submarine captain actually prevented **ahem** total atomic annihilation.

Month ago
bigjake360t
bigjake360t

didn't know that.

Month ago
G G
G G

Stupid stupid stupid . Stu P. Id st st st st st st up up up up id id id id

Month ago
Adam Mann
Adam Mann

As many have said this is a super over simplified version. But what I would want a comment reader to take away is to explore for yourself the political climate in Europe at the time, and overall Soviet/communist aggression. And we didn't want Castro in power and were willing to do anything to get him out. He knew this, and yes he played a part in the missile crisis. Don't watch some other short video, go back and watch Ted Turners 30 part series on the cold war where they interview Kissinger, Castro and all the soviets. It's dangerous to be so careless with history.

Month ago
Phat Man
Phat Man

“Land of the free” they say

Month ago
Jose Correa
Jose Correa

So JFK almost ended the world? Wow!

Month ago
LelouchL3
LelouchL3

Now can you change the textbooks used in every American school please?

Month ago
Darkhorsearmor
Darkhorsearmor

Actually the missals in Turkey we’re old and where going to be moved anyway. So Adam was also wrong

Month ago
Bob Bemis
Bob Bemis

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Month ago
lamp007
lamp007

History is repeating itself, as we go against our promise to not expand NATO and stage US troops on the border of Russia.

Month ago
Skiks
Skiks

True the USA was trying to bomb the mutants

Month ago
Andrew DiDomenico
Andrew DiDomenico

Extra History did a better job.

Month ago
Tramaine Terrance
Tramaine Terrance

Hello, Humans. My name is Terrance. Earth is a very strange place. Humans are a very odd species. I can't believe there are 7.2 billion of you on this planet. I've learned much over my time spent on this planet. The things I've discovered, I'll never forget. Sometimes in life, you just end up on Youtube. So many Humans love to go on this website. Terrance will continue to watch the videos created by Humans. All this in hopes of consuming as many Youtube videos as possible. It fascinates me how much one can learn listening to Humans. TERRANCE OUT

Month ago
rnjbond
rnjbond

Are you going to pretend that the Soviets weren't trying to use Cuba as leverage to drive the the US out of West Berlin? This is a garbage video.

Month ago
No One
No One

This is all basic history...plus its not as simple as that.

Month ago
StupidMcFackFace
StupidMcFackFace

Why couldn’t we have all just killed each other then

Month ago
MrSggurcs
MrSggurcs

Played Metal Gear Solid 3... Already know this...also I am already a demon.

Month ago
Ben Seifarth
Ben Seifarth

In Soviet Russia, USA cause missile crisis.

Month ago
random animations
random animations

Or make something totally bland! -harry partridge

Month ago
quibily
quibily

Is that Jerry from Rick and Morty???

Month ago
Robert S
Robert S

Not impressed. This makes it seem as though the crisis was purely our fault. This Cliff Note version of history does not give the whole picture. In reality, the missiles placed in Turkey were put there (1959) to slow or stop Russian expansion into Western Europe of which Turkey was most vulnerable at the time. We didn't just place them there willy nilly. Their eventual removal (1963) was done so in part because they had become obsolete and were replaced by the Polaris. A submarine launched balistic missile.

Month ago
joe smith
joe smith

THIS IS TRUE ! THE SCHOOLS ARE PROPAGANDA ! KENNEDY NOT ONLY STARTED THE CUBAN MISILLE CRISIS BUT AN AMERICAN CIA JET PROVOKED A RUSSIAN JET TO CROSS INTO TURKEY AND THE AMERICANS SHOT IT DOWN DURING THE CUBAN MISILLE CRISIS !

Month ago
Angry Tacoz
Angry Tacoz

What propaganda garbage. Did you actually read multiple sources or just find one source that fit your narrative?

Month ago
LG Draws
LG Draws

Adam is one of the grossest human beings to crawl onto the internet

Month ago
Gman Plays Games
Gman Plays Games

yeah, like many people I already knew that the US had put missiles in Turkey first.

Month ago
Dojokid500
Dojokid500

0:42 Wait, is that Jerry Smith?

Month ago
Sarkam
Sarkam

Latest episode in Adam Ruins Everything by Not Being Fully Honest.

Month ago
Joe A
Joe A

This show went from fun and informative, to lazy and cringy.

Month ago
oh hi everybody!
oh hi everybody!

We learned this in school though.... Also after Bay of Pigs Kennedy realized the levels of idiocy his advisors had and ignored everything directly aiming towards nuclear war, so I wouldn't really say it's ruining history...except for the dumb ones I guess?

Month ago
AaronPM55
AaronPM55

So, I dig Adam ruins everything. His climate change video was top quality and the best I think he's made, but it's the full video that shows a well rounded argument. If you just give short snipits like this on YouTube it's just kinda annoying and misleading.

Month ago
Dragonslayer 9000
Dragonslayer 9000

>:( I don't leik dis dude

Month ago
Sos ig
Sos ig

I feel like the reason it takes so long to make these videos is because the description

Month ago
Fat gods
Fat gods

I DONT CARE ABOUT THE HISTORY OR WHATEVER W H Y IS THE DUDE’S VOICE JERRY FROM RICK AND MORTY

Month ago
Donovan Riley
Donovan Riley

I think nuking the soviets is ok when they murdered 12,000,000 of their own people

Month ago
smcic
smcic

This was way too short of an explanation.

Month ago
Sam Iam
Sam Iam

This whole channel smells and reeks of RUSSIAN COLLUSION! Go back & serve your kremlin masters Adam.

Month ago
acrprmann
acrprmann

The U.S. was to blame in less than two minutes. Predictable.

Month ago
AllAboardTheDankMemeTrain
AllAboardTheDankMemeTrain

Yah I'm sorry but this is actually a well known truth...

Month ago
Mitch Seward
Mitch Seward

This is exactly what we just learned in is history class. You didn’t ruin anything

Month ago
Aristotle Theo
Aristotle Theo

If you believe what Adam Conover says, kill yourself.

Month ago
o o
o o

the soviets never had knowledge (at the time) of US missiles in Turkey, this is confirmed in the history book right in front of me. Anyway what kind of child minded adults does this video even appeal to, I mean are you so stupid you need things explained to you in animation and "funny jokes" for your tiny brain not to get distracted?

Month ago
JAKE
JAKE

But they did start the missile crisis

Month ago
samcgfa
samcgfa

But we knew this

Month ago
Avishai Dernis
Avishai Dernis

Took me too long to recognize the voice of Chris Parnell

Month ago
Christine Rigney
Christine Rigney

The missiles in Turkey had been there for 2 years as part of the NATO defense network. It was known throughout the world. The missile bases in Cuba were being set up secretly and only detected by air reconnaissance photos overflying the island.

Month ago
Ajit Pai
Ajit Pai

Btw you lying. Yes we had missiles in Turkey. But guess what. The Cuban missile crisis was about the blockade. Which was too prevent the warheads from getting through to Cuba. dipshits

Month ago
Red dead
Red dead

Or I stop worrying and love bomb

Month ago
Captain Captain
Captain Captain

The truth is, the illuminati were involved. Jfk was part of the illuminati, and the illuminati had a plan to take over the country. You see, thier plan was to cause panic in this country, and to present themselves as our saviors in a time of crisis, similar to what hitler did. So they wanted the missiles to be launched on america, that way they could take over after the aftermath while pretending to care. But Kennedy realized he couldn't let this happen, all those innocent people. So against the illuminati's orders, he ordered the pay of pigs invasion, so as to diffuse the situation. After this, the illuminati were furious. So it was decides that Kennedy would be made an example of in the order, so george bush sr was tasked with killing Kennedy, and Oswald was the fallguy. Because of thier service, the bushs were rewarded with the presidency. Each got a full 2 terms, and each had a buffer In between, also serving 2 terms, so as not to look suspicious. George Bush sr, 2 terms, then bill Clinton, 2 terms, then george bush jr, 2 terms, then barrack obama, 2 terms. The illuminati even caused 911 in an effort to aid bush in his presidency. Jeb bush was going to be part of the this deal, but Donald Trump presented a unique opportunity they couldn't pass up, so the bush's were compensated for the broken promise, and Donald Trump became president. Now, he will destroy the country, and the Illuminati will swoop in and save us. This is the true history your schools don't wish to tell you. This is what truly happened.

Month ago
Tim Radice
Tim Radice

Anybody else notice a pattern where It's always the people who market themselves as smart experts that are in fact dumber than a box of rocks?

Month ago
Chibbbles TheAnimeDoge
Chibbbles TheAnimeDoge

We have to learn about this in school lol

Month ago
Everett
Everett

Who let Jerry out

Month ago

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