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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Anthony Vigil
Anthony Vigil

Hey Adam why don’t you ever bring up the millions of people who were slaughtered in communist nations that is never brought up in school as an American who went to school in America... all we ever learned was how evil our military was and how horrible white people are and being the only Hispanic person that looked white in East San Jose sucked (even tho my tios and tias were brown berets and my great grand father fought for his citizenship)

19 hours ago
LORD MELVIN
LORD MELVIN

It was actually David Hasselhoff

2 days ago
Советская Россия
Советская Россия

like we are gonna listen to enemy

3 days ago
Anthony Rodriguez
Anthony Rodriguez

*seeing as how Reagan

5 days ago
Anthony Rodriguez
Anthony Rodriguez

Seeing as how Trump worked to exhaust the Soviet economy and bring about its collapse (and that of its satellite states), I'd say that Reagan did a tremendous amount to bring down the Berlin Wall.

5 days ago
General Tso
General Tso

This show is just nonsense nobody thinks Reagan was responsible for that. Adam is a shill for the alt left.

5 days ago
Walter Carvalho
Walter Carvalho

This isint a really good video, this whole thing is based on a something only strawmen believe in.

6 days ago
TheNinjaBoyGames - Yeah I do stuff
TheNinjaBoyGames - Yeah I do stuff

Err, I never heard of Reagan saying that

7 days ago
SWC
SWC

Wait.... Do Americans actually believe this

7 days ago
John Jack
John Jack

More like "Adam says something is wrong but doesn't explain why thus making the clip redundant."

7 days ago
EktoHunter
EktoHunter

It was an accident by a spokesperson accidentally reading the wrong things and saying "die Mauer wird fallen" or something like that

7 days ago
Carolyn Thomas
Carolyn Thomas

Turn on the subtitles

11 days ago
jens jensen
jens jensen

I’m pretty sure you made up that myth

11 days ago
James
James

uh... this was clearly a political statement about Ronald Reagan and no detail about the ACTUAL Berlin Wall

17 days ago
Guy The GalaXII
Guy The GalaXII

Even though Ronald Reagan influenced more people to support taking the wall down.

6 days ago
Drace90
Drace90

Almost nobody here in Germany even remembers Reagans speech.

19 days ago
WateverWatever04
WateverWatever04

Captions are for the wrong video just to let y'all know

21 day ago
Eyddi B
Eyddi B

is that comentator the voice of the dad in rick and morty?

27 days ago
Sylvia Primrose
Sylvia Primrose

The closed captions are incorrect. They are for the Cuban Missile Crisis video

29 days ago
Ahegao And Thicc Bongos
Ahegao And Thicc Bongos

Who does the subtitles for A.R.E for tru tv because they’re doing a terrible job at it, the subs didn’t even match what was being said.

Month ago
Fangle the pirate
Fangle the pirate

THE NARRATOR IS JERRY SMITH :O

Month ago
Nathan Tran
Nathan Tran

S O V I E T S A R C A S M

Month ago
Eduards Valneris
Eduards Valneris

Fun fact it was physically imposseible to get over it 1st its its around 2 m long 2. Its end is round so u cant grip on it So what ya 30 cm animation doing there? 3 it looked like this | | Wall"deathstrip"wall and the death strip was taken by east berlin (soviet occupied side of berlin) thats my job here " whoosh" *magicaly disapears in to the darkness*

Month ago
Roelof Sonneveld
Roelof Sonneveld

The captions are wrong😂😂😂😂🤣🤣

Month ago
Murloc Chieftain
Murloc Chieftain

I don't like how Adam's show is reduced into these tiny little snippets. I liked the old stuff! Wai you gotta be so successful to warrant a tv show, man! Wai can't you just *be*! -flails around dramatically before deciding he's done enough for one night-

Month ago
Aleck Barr
Aleck Barr

Where is your CONTEXT!!!! I mean seriously, you basically just said the first paragraph of work and left everyone hanging.

Month ago
yup
yup

He convinced Gorbachev that communism wasn't working. There's a famous story Gorbachev told about visiting the US to meet Reagan and stopping at a grocery store to see if it was real.

Month ago
gamer?
gamer?

Finaly something thats not about america

Month ago
H Kay
H Kay

Isn’t communism good?

Month ago
Unidorsal Icosahedron
Unidorsal Icosahedron

The reason the wall fell, was because a drunk Soviet radio announcer misread his lines.

Month ago
Andrew Cruz
Andrew Cruz

Reagan knew the Wall was going to be torn down due to the financial ruin East Germany and the USSR were in at the time, it was inevitable. Here’s something I’m going to make happen, “Adam, I order you to make a snarky video that talks down and ruins something about the United States. You’ve been ordered by me, obey your master.” Now wait for it...

Month ago
Greeky Gaming
Greeky Gaming

Capitalist lies!

Month ago
Hanger 117
Hanger 117

The CC is from the "how Kennedy Caused the Cuban Missile Crisis," episode.

Month ago
Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul

Reagan did help by putting fuel on the arms race fire that helped bankrupt the soviet union. But I dont actually know that he should get credit for that.

Month ago
Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams

In sorry but American white people LOVE to rewrite history so they look better. Most things you learn about American history Are not true..it's crazy

Month ago
TobiIsAGoodBoy1
TobiIsAGoodBoy1

I do no why but I always imagine Rick an Morty's Jerry when I watch theses...

Month ago
Saskia R.
Saskia R.

Wow Do americans really believe Reagon did it ?

2 months ago
Airnicco
Airnicco

It's amazing how America fantasised their own history

2 months ago
Lovcio Gamer
Lovcio Gamer

2short

2 months ago
JAYDEN ALONSO
JAYDEN ALONSO

Sounds like jerry

2 months ago
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-

2 months ago
United States of Embarrassment
United States of Embarrassment

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

2 months ago
TheDeathmail
TheDeathmail

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

2 months 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.

2 months ago
CrazyFireTriangle
CrazyFireTriangle

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

2 months 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.

2 months ago
Myhead Hurt
Myhead Hurt

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

2 months ago
FallenEpic
FallenEpic

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

2 months 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.

2 months ago
Hunterowl17 5
Hunterowl17 5

What was Adam doing in the soviet side of bBerlin?

2 months ago
Max Gorenberg
Max Gorenberg

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

2 months ago
TheSmartEagle - Stuff 101
TheSmartEagle - Stuff 101

Wtf happened to the subtitles?

2 months ago
税金Chickenrex
税金Chickenrex

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

2 months ago
chicken alfredo
chicken alfredo

The Berlin airlift.

2 months ago
Robert McMann
Robert McMann

Adam is a idiot.

2 months ago
ryan malady
ryan malady

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

2 months 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.

2 months ago
MaxiMaster711
MaxiMaster711

wtf were the random subtitles?

2 months ago
Inspector gadget
Inspector gadget

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

2 months ago
xidares a
xidares a

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

2 months ago
Luke Zeches
Luke Zeches

The captions do NOT match the video

2 months 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

2 months ago
flatschkuh nieß
flatschkuh nieß

But who actually thought that 😂😂

2 months ago
WTF Ypsilons
WTF Ypsilons

There was no barbed wire on the wall

2 months ago
WTF Ypsilons
WTF Ypsilons

Classic strawman argument

2 months ago
Ma Hobgood
Ma Hobgood

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

2 months 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.

2 months ago
Gman Games
Gman Games

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

2 months ago
elijahpepe
elijahpepe

c o m m u n i s m

2 months ago
Alexander Wood
Alexander Wood

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

2 months ago
Narutonarutonaruto85
Narutonarutonaruto85

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

2 months ago
TheVideoIsTheKing
TheVideoIsTheKing

Arguing against nothing

2 months ago
Elite American Gamer
Elite American Gamer

That's it!?

3 months ago
PivotBoyDSi
PivotBoyDSi

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

3 months ago
Trevor Phillips
Trevor Phillips

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

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago
Alto Viola
Alto Viola

The captions are wrong.

3 months ago
KingKadem
KingKadem

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

3 months ago
Piplup Productions
Piplup Productions

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

3 months ago
Josh Thompson
Josh Thompson

The subtitles are about the cuban missile crisis

3 months ago
sfir5501
sfir5501

What is in those lyrics?!

3 months ago
Famhje
Famhje

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

3 months ago
Harpax A
Harpax A

Subs are wrong...

3 months ago
NateDaBossRulez
NateDaBossRulez

Mr trump, tear down this wall!

3 months 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

3 months ago
UndertaleSkeleBros
UndertaleSkeleBros

Guy The GalaXII yep

2 months 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.

2 months ago
Bryce McCarthy
Bryce McCarthy

It wasn't Soviet sarcasm because not everyone got it

3 months ago
David Cappadoccia
David Cappadoccia

In Soviet Russia, sarcasm is truth.

3 months ago
Nika Nika
Nika Nika

sO WHEN DID jERRY START NARRATING?>

3 months 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

3 months ago
Jamie The Heavenly Jam
Jamie The Heavenly Jam

Fix the English subtitles they are from the Cuba missiles episode

3 months ago
John Doe
John Doe

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

3 months ago
ThePrimeGameProtector
ThePrimeGameProtector

They already were tearing down the wall...

3 months ago
Marilyn Mitchell
Marilyn Mitchell

The Closed Captions are wrong.

3 months ago
killa 69
killa 69

Regan was still good though

3 months 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.

3 months ago
Julie Cahoolie
Julie Cahoolie

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

3 months ago
NeverthelesS
NeverthelesS

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

3 months ago
tomrulz444
tomrulz444

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

3 months 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.

4 months ago
Isabella Bornberg
Isabella Bornberg

I have never heard anything about Regan involved in this

4 months ago
Владислав Сидоренко
Владислав Сидоренко

The subtitles are from Cuba Missile Crisis episode.

4 months ago

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