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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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Ruan Cunha
Ruan Cunha

The subtitles are from another video

6 hours 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)

Day ago
Dark portal girl
Dark portal girl

What’s up with the captions?

2 days ago
Kimberley Wray
Kimberley Wray

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

4 days 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

5 days ago
AnantaSesaDas
AnantaSesaDas

Subtitle are for cuban missile crisis section.

5 days ago
Toco
Toco

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

7 days 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)

8 days ago
baknish
baknish

more like Soviet TSAR-casm

10 days ago
Max Jones
Max Jones

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

10 days ago
Yaoi
Yaoi

In Soviet Russia, sarcastic comment makes you.

11 days 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.

15 days ago
Angel Fox
Angel Fox

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

11 days ago
TheShy1000
TheShy1000

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

15 days 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."

15 days ago
Tri Phan Kieu Trong
Tri Phan Kieu Trong

The caption lol

16 days ago
P1X3L4T0R : gaming & stuff
P1X3L4T0R : gaming & stuff

https://youtu.be/U06jlgpMtQs Soviets.

17 days ago
Vidhya sagar
Vidhya sagar

Come on hair spray.. :'D

20 days ago
anthony Trusty
anthony Trusty

Adam is just one more Clinton inbred

21 day ago
Samuel
Samuel

In germany we never even watched this speech.

21 day ago
dragonliger
dragonliger

The subtitles are wrong

23 days ago
MrAcarine
MrAcarine

As bcubed says, it was the arms race, not the speech. I haven't heard anyone, not even Reagan's most fervent admirers, say that the speech destroyed the Soviet empire.

23 days ago
SociallyTriggered
SociallyTriggered

Obviously the speech didn't bring down the wall. But it set in motion policy and actions that did lead to the fall of the wall. Just because the wall didn't fall instantly doesn't mean Reagan didn't have a significant role in its fall.

23 days ago
leow193
leow193

The heck happened to the subtitles here ?

24 days ago
CAPTAIN CAPITAL
CAPTAIN CAPITAL

ehm, no one is arguing otherwise. I never in my life heard someone saying Reagan had to do with the fall of the Berlin wall. Even the comment section got confused, thinking that there are people that think Reagan had to do with the fall of the wall. Either this video is too short to explain the statement or you are getting a bit biased

24 days ago
DYLAN SMiTH
DYLAN SMiTH

this is to short and more needs to be put into it

25 days ago
Amberlewis Gaming
Amberlewis Gaming

I had a dream where I saw Adam..........

25 days ago
Grave Knight
Grave Knight

Wrong subtitles. These are the Cuban Missile Crisis subtitles.

25 days ago
SkinoReturns
SkinoReturns

We all know East berliners tore down that wall for that rad Hasselfhoff concert!

25 days ago
Gabzo Avro
Gabzo Avro

Wait what? People where being told that it was tore down for that?

26 days ago
isaiahbruckhaus
isaiahbruckhaus

Everybody knows *David Hasselhoff* brought down the wall!

26 days ago
Sassk 3
Sassk 3

The bland hand is buried in sand

26 days ago
CoreSpeed
CoreSpeed

Really Jerry?

27 days ago
Sander Schep
Sander Schep

You got the captions wrong and I think not many people believed that Reagan's speech did anything

27 days ago
iamthinking2202 _
iamthinking2202 _

Subtitles from the Cuban Missle Crisis Video? Please explain...

27 days ago
americandream112
americandream112

"We have run out of ideas"

28 days ago
EnrichedFlames
EnrichedFlames

The captions tho

28 days ago
jcrowley1985
jcrowley1985

So you're saying Reagan was as good at tearing down walls as Trump is of building them?

28 days ago
AkaiAzul
AkaiAzul

Why do the captions match nothing of what they’re saying?

28 days ago
Minerva Lynch
Minerva Lynch

Absolutely no one believes this

29 days ago
Phuong Tran
Phuong Tran

Isn't anybody going to bothered by the fact that the way Adam sits on the wall is an animation glitch, I mean look at that he's not even sitting on the error, he's just magically leaning his a** on the surface of it.

29 days ago
thetnta
thetnta

These video's need to be marked as teasers in the title. It is not only too short, but also bereft of any information.

29 days ago
Jorge Libs
Jorge Libs

I... Actually knew that already. It got torn down when the USSR collapsed

29 days ago
Super Salad Balad
Super Salad Balad

The subtitle is in the wrong video

Month ago
Katherine Bass
Katherine Bass

Jerry get a job

Month ago
Alan Bradley
Alan Bradley

Subtitles are the for the Cuba episode.

Month ago
Biodeamon
Biodeamon

so its just american propaganda as usual no surprise

Month ago
Sandor Enckell
Sandor Enckell

The closed captions are for the Cuban missile crisis

Month ago
Forge Fyre 7.62
Forge Fyre 7.62

Reagan worked with Saudi Arabia to end the Soviets.. A oversimplified but bottom line up front description of what happened. Between the spoof of SDI, Stinger missiles to the Muhajadeen, massive corruption and the crashing of oil in '87, THAT'S how that wall ultimately fell.

Month ago
Endjo
Endjo

america is lead eaters lol

Month ago
huyanacapac
huyanacapac

Wow, do Americans really believe that? Hundreds of thousands of east germans risking their lives protesting for months and you think it was the US all along? I'm so offended right now haha ;)

Month ago
Réne Ramirez
Réne Ramirez

We get Adam has a subtle bias in his videos but this was a bit much. This speech didn't tear down the wall, no one believes that.

Month ago
Mark Meadows
Mark Meadows

This is idiotic. Reagan absolutely had a hand in bringing down the wall, but ending the Cold War. He financially bankrupted the Soviets when they tried to keep up with a fake "Star War" that terrified them. He drove fear into the hearts of their leadership again with "tear down this wall!" an line in the speech he alone wrote delivered against the recommendations of his staff. In short, he saw the Soviets for what they were, an evil empire that was part of a political system that had murdered 100 Million of it own citizens, and ended the cold war by WINNING IT!

Month ago
Al Zeema
Al Zeema

Little soviet sarcasm. I'M LITERARLY SCREAMING

Month ago
Pfsif
Pfsif

Communism is alive and well in United States colleges.

Month ago
Brandon Stringfield
Brandon Stringfield

Ronald Regan was dumb ass

Month ago
Communism Inc.
Communism Inc.

Why did i get subtitles from the cold war video?

Month ago
LordNifty
LordNifty

Did anyone else using closed captions get the subtitles for the Cuban Missile Crisis video?

Month ago
Lawrence Lam
Lawrence Lam

Captions are wrong

Month ago
Rescyy
Rescyy

Adam ruined my depression

Month ago
Ryan
Ryan

Historical revisionism at its worst right here

Month ago
Kyle Cooke
Kyle Cooke

It was Churchill’s iron first speech

Month ago
SilverWing27
SilverWing27

So just like today. A speech is made but nothing happens.

Month ago
Ian Hose
Ian Hose

Were is the evidence

Month ago
Mike Someone
Mike Someone

Lol it seems as if americans want to seem like they are saving the world

Month ago
Schwarzer Tee
Schwarzer Tee

lmao it's funny how full of yourself you muricans are thinking you had anything to do with the fall of the berlin wall :D

Month ago
Qualified Idiots
Qualified Idiots

Why didn't they just call out for Coolade?

Month ago
JoeS_BD
JoeS_BD

I don’t think the majority of Americans know that speech happened, let alone think Reagan tore down the wall.

Month ago
NaseMaser
NaseMaser

I've never heard anyone claim that his speech brought down the wall. What I have heard is that Reagan push for investing large portions of taxes to develop arms faster than Russia ended up causing bankruptcy in Russia so bad they couldn't continue the cold war and decided to make a peace agreement.

Month ago
MrHatoi
MrHatoi

I'd hardly call that a story...

Month ago
rav ernot
rav ernot

(read in offensive russian accent) In soviet russia, sarcasm laughs at you.

Month ago
jahenders
jahenders

Well, that's a slanted hatchet piece with little explanation. No, the speech didn't make the Soviets tear down the wall -- the Reagan era military buildup was something the Soviets couldn't keep up with.

Month ago
Krashsite
Krashsite

This video could have been an April fools, it was made near April.

Month ago
JonnesTT
JonnesTT

actually gorbatschow himself was one of the first to want the wall down :D and he wanted to unite germany again and make it an ally but he wasn't a full on dictator so it didn't happen his way.

Month ago
Berial92
Berial92

this gives very little information. too short

Month ago
Ken Abbott
Ken Abbott

The Left is quite fond of pretending that others did Reagan's work in breaking communism. This is mostly to cover up the fact that they were supporting the commies. Reagan's speech was important, but it was not by far the only thing he did to stop the USSR. His view was that we should win and they should lose, and this was literally something new--the prevailing view at the time was "detente." Reagan directly freed two nations taken over by communists, but he also launched assaults economically, by helping people the Soviets were attacking, and on the world stage. It's not a coincidence that under every other president communism expanded, and under Reagan it broke.

Month ago
Smi Co
Smi Co

Wrong subtitles...

Month ago
Antoine Bronk
Antoine Bronk

I am a Jelly bun!

Month ago
Chaplain Mitchell James
Chaplain Mitchell James

Did Mallory brainwash Cyril again?

Month ago
Gage Daliere
Gage Daliere

Nobody thinks that smh... Reagan was great don’t trash him by putting words in people’s mouths

Month ago
Zak Low
Zak Low

They put the wrong captions on this video

Month ago
matt baker
matt baker

adam please do wall of shame /segragation wall in palestine

Month ago
Dark Mage
Dark Mage

Niemand hatte die Absicht eine Mauer zu errichten...

Month ago
Irrelevant402
Irrelevant402

Clearly Adam is a disgusting communist sympathizer! (Just a little American hyperbole.)

Month ago
Sam Grattan
Sam Grattan

Jesus christ WHO THINKS THAT??? " Adam Ruins Everything", more like "Adam Constructs Straw-man Arguments Because He Is Running Out Of Ideas".

Month ago
Oui monsieur yo soy de rancho
Oui monsieur yo soy de rancho

Why is the graffiti in English? 😤🇩🇪

Month ago
Ya boi Magellan
Ya boi Magellan

the captions are from a different video...

Month ago
doug contreras
doug contreras

Why are videos too short now? They used to be longer.

Month ago
name surname
name surname

I mean he took down the soviets so he technically brought down the wall

Month ago
DaGucka
DaGucka

Communism and socialism aren't bad. Dictatorships are bad.

Month ago
Brittany Nuessler
Brittany Nuessler

As someone who uses captions, can you guys fix your whack captions? They are very obviously wrong and for a different video....

Month ago
dandy-lions
dandy-lions

The subtitles are for a different video...

Month ago
Co Lum
Co Lum

WRONG! The Graffiti on the berlin wall was in german!

Month ago
Michael Gelson
Michael Gelson

Why are my captions for the Cuban missile crisis

Month ago
Ben Grogan
Ben Grogan

Hay Adam they were a few things going on behind the scenes like currency mullion. Against the rublle!

Month ago
The_Gaming_Syndrom
The_Gaming_Syndrom

Wait....americans really believe this?

Month ago
Michael Thornley
Michael Thornley

adam, i think you may be running low on material. we all know the wall came down with the soviets fall, not becuase of a speech.

Month ago
Anonymous
Anonymous

the subtitles are from the wrong video

Month ago
ElroyMcDuff
ElroyMcDuff

Hmm, the live action ARE's are much better.

Month ago
Jack Mabal
Jack Mabal

That was a short ass story lol

Month ago
Jean-Luc Robtiaille
Jean-Luc Robtiaille

you do realize the subtitles are wrong...

Month ago

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