Adam Ruins Everything - The Story Behind the Berlin Wall | truTV

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    Adam sets the record straight that Ronald Reagan's famous speech didn't actually bring down the Berlin Wall.
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Limėi
Limėi

He's so short in the animated episodes I can't even I mean seriously is this the animators' way of roasting him?? Then again though he was literally set on fire a few times-

Day ago
United States of Embarrassment
United States of Embarrassment

wait, there's people who actually think Reagan brought down the wall?

2 days ago
TheDeathmail
TheDeathmail

Check the closed captions, which add a lot to what's being said...

2 days ago
ANNE MCCULLOUGH
ANNE MCCULLOUGH

Why are there no new episodes?

2 days ago
ExpendableGuard Entertainment
ExpendableGuard Entertainment

Actually Adam, pretty much everybody and their Grandma knows this and I fail to see the purpose of this episode. Further more, things were not business as usual. The Soviet Union was undergoing massive liberalization by Gorbachev and was openly meeting with both Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher both during and after. So yeah, Reagan didn't have a direct impact, but he had an indirect impact through politics and social movements that his and his predecessors/allies rhetoric inspired.

4 days ago
CrazyFireTriangle
CrazyFireTriangle

Wow, so short, shoulda just said "Ragen Sucks!" and called it a day. Thanks for wasting my time.

4 days ago
hrpang
hrpang

Not sure if people really get the point of this short clip. Point: The wall went down because of Reagan. Evidence: His mighty declaration before the wall itself. Elaboration: Reagan used his position as the president of the U.S to threaten the Soviet Russia to tear down the wall around Berlin. Basically powerful man wants another powerful man to do what he wants. Arguement: Why should he listen? All he did was talk boldly. Oh our greatest enemy is ordering us to break down a wall me made. Dmitry get me my bear slaying axe so I can slay wall, I'm scared into doing it by powerful american man. It was Soviet Sarcasm Dmitry.

4 days ago
Myhead Hurt
Myhead Hurt

Actually reagons economy destroyed the soviet union so yea reagon did alot actually.

5 days ago
FallenEpic
FallenEpic

Adam Ruins A Very Specific Belief About The Berlin Wall That You Have Never Encountered Until Jerry Told You Just Now*

6 days ago
SArpnt
SArpnt

0:25 adam ruins perspective the top is a cylinder, it doesn't curve in like that, it's not a seat. the perspective points up and left, but the way you sit makes it seem down and right.

7 days ago
Jack Walgreen
Jack Walgreen

What was Adam doing in the soviet side of bBerlin?

8 days ago
Max Gorenberg
Max Gorenberg

The hell is up with the subtitles? They match nothing being said.

8 days ago
TheSmartEagle - Stuff 101
TheSmartEagle - Stuff 101

Wtf happened to the subtitles?

9 days ago
税金Chickenrex
税金Chickenrex

*_s o v i e t s a r c a s m_*

10 days ago
chicken alfredo
chicken alfredo

The Berlin airlift.

12 days ago
Robert McMann
Robert McMann

Adam is a idiot.

12 days ago
ryan malady
ryan malady

Does anyone actually think that? Youd have to be some kind of idiot wouldnt you

12 days ago
Kevin Gomez Jr
Kevin Gomez Jr

he did ispire people to want to tear down it and in 1989 poeple accualy torn it down and the silviot police man protecting the wall could not do anything. It did make a impact.

13 days ago
MaxiMaster711
MaxiMaster711

wtf were the random subtitles?

14 days ago
Inspector gadget
Inspector gadget

Something is wrong with these subtitles for me It’s not subtitling the script.

16 days ago
xidares a
xidares a

This is the dimonstration thet we don't need America Europe can protect itself

18 days ago
Luke Zeches
Luke Zeches

The captions do NOT match the video

18 days ago
chatparesseux
chatparesseux

Well in a sense Russia itself made the wall fall... Their own politics falling and becoming something else the US has never had much power over the US XD unlike Russia itself nowadays

19 days ago
flatschkuh nieß
flatschkuh nieß

But who actually thought that 😂😂

19 days ago
WTF Ypsilons
WTF Ypsilons

There was no barbed wire on the wall

21 day ago
WTF Ypsilons
WTF Ypsilons

Classic strawman argument

21 day ago
Ma Hobgood
Ma Hobgood

I've seriously never heard anyone claim Reagan was the reason the wall came down.

22 days ago
Internet User
Internet User

As a German myself I was never told this story but instead it fell because of tensions, a failing soviet economy, etc.

23 days ago
Germanball Gkid
Germanball Gkid

I hate how my great great grandma was a German that lived in Germany and meaning ethnically I’m German and I don’t know this stuff

24 days ago
elijahpepe
elijahpepe

c o m m u n i s m

24 days ago
Alexander Wood
Alexander Wood

I’ve never heard that speech was the reason the wall came crashing down.

25 days ago
Narutonarutonaruto85
Narutonarutonaruto85

The subtitles appear to be talking about the Cuban missile crisis.

26 days ago
TheVideoIsTheKing
TheVideoIsTheKing

Arguing against nothing

26 days ago
Elite American Gamer
Elite American Gamer

That's it!?

26 days ago
PivotBoyDSi
PivotBoyDSi

Anyone notice that the captions were from the Cuban Missile Crisis segment of Adam Ruins Everything?

27 days ago
Trevor Phillips
Trevor Phillips

The true reason why the wall broke down was because someone threw a Nokia at it.

29 days ago
Greg Espinoza
Greg Espinoza

Reagan was challenging Gorbachev to demonstrate openness to Europe and belief in his desire to end the cold war by reunification of the continent. Adam would have been more fair if the entire quote was included.

Month ago
Greg Espinoza
Greg Espinoza

Also, he wanted Gorbachev to be the next hero of the day because I believe that they were friends enough.

Month ago
Alto Viola
Alto Viola

The captions are wrong.

Month ago
KingKadem
KingKadem

Pfff... Everyone in Germany knows that the Berlin wall was teared down because of Hasselhoff!

Month ago
Piplup Productions
Piplup Productions

Uhhhh the captions are switched w the Cuban Missile Crisis ones.

Month ago
Josh Thompson
Josh Thompson

The subtitles are about the cuban missile crisis

Month ago
sfir5501
sfir5501

What is in those lyrics?!

Month ago
Famhje
Famhje

0:26 is he sitting on the side of the wall?

Month ago
Harpax A
Harpax A

Subs are wrong...

Month ago
NateDaBossRulez
NateDaBossRulez

Mr trump, tear down this wall!

Month ago
UndertaleSkeleBros
UndertaleSkeleBros

I love ya adam.but you don't understand politics, no duh Regans speech alone didn't make the wall fall but it did get people thinking about it

Month ago
UndertaleSkeleBros
UndertaleSkeleBros

Guy The GalaXII yep

24 days ago
Guy The GalaXII
Guy The GalaXII

UndertaleSkeleBros just li Regan was a key player in the fall of communism. Alot of people (usally liberal) say, "Regan had nothing to do with it!" But he did.The way he used a failed missile defense system and made it seem like it worked, the numerous speeches, it all contributed to the fall of communism.

24 days ago
Bryce McCarthy
Bryce McCarthy

It wasn't Soviet sarcasm because not everyone got it

Month ago
David Cappadoccia
David Cappadoccia

In Soviet Russia, sarcasm is truth.

Month ago
Nika Nika
Nika Nika

sO WHEN DID jERRY START NARRATING?>

Month ago
Notadova
Notadova

Is it just me or do none of the captions show what theyre saying. It seems like theyre all from different videos

Month ago
Jamie The Heavenly Jam
Jamie The Heavenly Jam

Fix the English subtitles they are from the Cuba missiles episode

Month ago
John Doe
John Doe

This isn't what's taught in school mr. Adam. You should revisit it.

Month ago
ThePrimeGameProtector
ThePrimeGameProtector

They already were tearing down the wall...

Month ago
Marilyn Mitchell
Marilyn Mitchell

The Closed Captions are wrong.

Month ago
Codeword 09991
Codeword 09991

Regan was still good though

Month ago
Roger Foster
Roger Foster

I would say that Reagan prolonged the inevitable by saber-rattling. That's why Russia is reverting to many of its old ways now.

Month ago
Julie Cahoolie
Julie Cahoolie

the subtitles are from the cuban misssle video....

Month ago
NeverthelesS
NeverthelesS

Is it just me, or are the subtitles from the episode about the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Month ago
tomrulz444
tomrulz444

This show just stop being fun. Now it's a circle jerk of ruining.

Month ago
Reinis Aizsilnieks
Reinis Aizsilnieks

Communism collapsed because too many nations never wanted to be in it, and they never liked to be in it for all those years. People revolted, but breakup of soviet union, was like miraculously peacfulest revoltion in history, considering it was most evil empire in history of mankind.

Month ago
Isabella Bornberg
Isabella Bornberg

I have never heard anything about Regan involved in this

Month ago
Владислав Сидоренко
Владислав Сидоренко

The subtitles are from Cuba Missile Crisis episode.

Month ago
Supream78
Supream78

Whys the Cuban missile crisis subs in this video

Month ago
Elliot Woo
Elliot Woo

Feminists be like: adam mansplains everything

2 months ago
punk rock trucker
punk rock trucker

Do people legit believe that the wall came down in 1987 (under Reagan’s orders)?? The wall coming down in ‘89 is as easy as knowing that Brazil speaks Portuguese instead of Spanish

2 months ago
Guy The GalaXII
Guy The GalaXII

punk rock trucker no. It's Regans speech, that Adam is Wrong about. Yes, it didn't immediately make the wall go down, but it generated alot of support.

24 days ago
Gray Priest
Gray Priest

the koolaid guy took it down

2 months ago
Littleredbull 127
Littleredbull 127

I didn't get the "Mr. Gorbachov tear down this wall!" on Adam Ruins Divorce until i watched this.

2 months ago
KnightofFunnyJunk
KnightofFunnyJunk

You could have just ended this video by just saying "Reagan did very little" Long before the 1980's even began the Zionist Government had essentially wormed its way into American and European Politics which led to many ((famous moments)) in history all just being long term plans to bring forth the New Israeli Empire If you weren't one of those poor deluded fools who couldn't see how big of a lie our government was becoming for the next close to a century then the cracks really began exposing themselves when Regan took power its just it no longer took a key eye to notice the crack it was just becoming more visible Way to be subtle about choosing Reagan so instead of needing to stretch your mind to the idea that your president is a prop who does what he's told they literally put a man who is an actual prop as the leader of the free world and he gets to brag about how ((destroyed communism)) which he didn't do no such thing it just mutated into several different variants of it that still burden the world to this day Not killing Communism during the Industrial Revolution was a mistake. Letting Russia become a super power is one of Humanity's biggest flaws.

2 months ago
Guy The GalaXII
Guy The GalaXII

KnightofFunnyJunk jeez I lost Brain cells reading that, I might of even dropped a few IQ points.

24 days ago
Shurukin
Shurukin

In Soviet Russia, sarcasm get you.

2 months ago
Rie Kumar
Rie Kumar

Adam you seem to always bring false beliefs and then disprove them (when noone believed or argued it in the first place). Every video that you make is starting to feel like liberal propaganda.

2 months ago
Rie Kumar
Rie Kumar

I don't know a single person that thought Reagan was the one who made wall fall.

2 months ago
The_nerdy_cube
The_nerdy_cube

god damnet jerry

2 months ago
Jonathan Moor
Jonathan Moor

Jerry smith? Is that you? Again? Why is he every one!

2 months ago
stan de MLG BOIEEEY
stan de MLG BOIEEEY

Wrong captions

2 months ago
BattyBitz
BattyBitz

That wasn't a story as much as it was just a small statement.

2 months ago
Mike Walworth
Mike Walworth

Ahh yes, more Reagan bashing. How about you focus on more contemporary topics, such as Trump actually moving the embassy to Jerusalem, unlike every president before him, who only talked about it?

2 months ago
Debate Reel
Debate Reel

The wall was taken down by pressure from East German citizens for free travel and other soviet satellite states demanding freedom and an end to soviet occupation

2 months ago
Isaac Liu
Isaac Liu

No one says the speech did it, but instead Reagan's defense policies... Yet another careless straw man...

2 months ago
Bernd Stromberg
Bernd Stromberg

So typical American that they think they are responsible for putting down the wall :D :D And Abraham Lincoln defeated the Roman Empire

2 months ago
Guy The GalaXII
Guy The GalaXII

Bernd Stromberg yeah we kinda are. the USSR would still exist.

24 days ago
Finn C Thornhill
Finn C Thornhill

This week, on liberal Manlet discredits great historical figures...

2 months ago
MrUnseen
MrUnseen

Pfff Reagan....David Hasselhoff did more to tear down the wall ..l.ittle german sarcasm

2 months ago
Herr Schmidt
Herr Schmidt

"Ronald Reagan brought down the wall" "Nuh uh" Wow great argument. Loved the part with all the facts and evidence

2 months ago
YourUgandan Boi_47
YourUgandan Boi_47

Wow gr8 video

2 months ago
Olegor080
Olegor080

Wtf happened to subtitles

2 months ago
The Fandom Trash
The Fandom Trash

Come on, *hairspray*.

2 months ago
Ruan Cunha
Ruan Cunha

The subtitles are from another video

2 months ago
Leona Jarikj
Leona Jarikj

hahahahahahah this is hilarious,cause it siriously isn"t true but history is history everybody writes it(only the winners)

3 months ago
Dark portal girl
Dark portal girl

What’s up with the captions?

3 months ago
Kimberley Wray
Kimberley Wray

Did anyone see the captions? They might want to fix them...

3 months ago
Justin Bellio
Justin Bellio

Wrong fartface it took two years because ....... It's politic and things like national borders and check points ,especially one as famous and politically important, take time to be disbanded.... But yeah i sure being told be reagan wasn't the isolated reason however the domestic political pressure needed to bring about change was jump started and sustained be the us openly supporting the will of the people of Germany and the world

3 months ago
AnantaSesaDas
AnantaSesaDas

Subtitle are for cuban missile crisis section.

3 months ago
Toco
Toco

Did anyone noticed that they had the wrong subtitle from Cuban Missle Crisis?

3 months ago
cramer floro
cramer floro

My mother is german and taught me the story from the german point of view. When I saw Regan appearing in the video I was like "Wait, what does he have to do with the story?" (Actually, he does appear on german textbooks, but only as one of the many people who wanted the wall gone)

3 months ago
baknish
baknish

more like Soviet TSAR-casm

3 months ago
Max Jones
Max Jones

Oh, I thought this would be about the history of Germany. Just a little fun fact about Raegan then.

3 months ago
Yaoi
Yaoi

In Soviet Russia, sarcastic comment makes you.

3 months ago
Magnus Hansson
Magnus Hansson

Is this an actual myth in America? The actual argument is that Reagan spent so much on the military the soviets had to commit virtual economic suicide to keep up, That's an actual narrative that can be challenged. The reforms of then premier Gorbatjev certainly brought instability to the union, as did the massive sales of oil from the OPEC-countries (lowering the price of oil on which the soviets depended). Finally, you might like to mention Boris Yeltsin's coup and partition of the soviet union, which actually went against the will of the populace.

3 months ago
Angel Fox
Angel Fox

You would be surprised. The Cult of Personality that has been built around Reagan would make Stalin blush.

3 months ago
TheShy1000
TheShy1000

As a German I can say David Hasselhoff did more to the fall of East Germany than Kennedy or Reagan.

3 months ago
SAS 7–10
SAS 7–10

Nothing do do with the points argued, but not only did the final incarnation of the Berlin Wall not have barbed wire on top of it, nor was it made of bricks, but the way Cartoon Adam is sitting on the wall is impossible. Those caps on the top were round, and circled back into the concrete wall panels. Where Cartoon Adam is sitting, there is literally nothing for him to be able to sit on. He should be sitting on the very top of the round wall caps. "An internet user sets the record straight that Cartoon Adam couldn't have actually sat in than spot on the Berlin Wall."

3 months ago
Tri Phan Kieu Trong
Tri Phan Kieu Trong

The caption lol

3 months ago

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