RudtheSpud: French Revolution in 9 Minutes

Discover the origins of France’s spirit of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité in this bloody decade of the French Revolution! LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WANT NEXT!

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  1. I know several people who are from the area involving Ireland and the United Kingdom get offended when you can’t tell the difference but you sound a bit Irish. If you’re not I apologize if I insulted you

  2. It’s awesome to see a show like this on Channel Awesome! I love your little bug-eyed guys and the way you balance a fast pace with nifty little details and overall accuracy. I don’t suppose an account of the English Anarchy could be forthcoming? I just love me some Stephen vs. Maud/Matilda.

  3. It’s the first time I watched one of your videos and I have to say it is pretty nice. I was interested to see a non-French point of view given that I am French (sacre bleu! – btw French people say that as much as English speakers say “that’s pretty wizard”-).

    If you took care on your own of all the drawing and the research I have to admit that it is pretty impressive because it is a tough period of French history (not as much as the XIXth century but still). I already knew some of the things you mentioned and it helped because I find one main flaw in this video: it goes all over the place. One example was about Louis XVI. In something like 1m30 he is dead then back to life talking to the nobles in prison then fleeing or something like that. The drawings helped the comprehension a lot but I think for such a messy period of time you should have stuck to a chronological analysis and should have skipped a few steps of the way (reasons why Louis failed as a King / women going to Versailles for bread / intellectuals looking for a brighter monarch / battles and deaths / Bastille / Varennes/ Death of Louis / mess with Robespierre / Napoleon taking over).
    I love the concept because it could interest either kids or adults to history in a fun way, the drawings are pretty nice and it is interesting but I think it was slightly too dense to be told as such length in 9 minutes.
    All in all pretty good stuff which makes me want to see more.

    P.S. I think you made at least a typo mistake with “patrié” it is patrie ( the country)

    • I’m trying to see where you’re talking about Louis XVI being killed before his execution. I do try to keep my videos as chronological as possible and this one is pretty predominantly chronological. I’m glad you enjoyed my video and it’s nice to hear it coming from someone from France! 😀

  4. Yay! My request got made into an episode!

    Since tgwtg got deleted, here’s a few ideas:

    The history of Hawaii’s illegal overthrow, or the history of Hawaiian polytheism.

    There was also a period of time where Hawaiian language, arts, and dance were banned in schools, so children had to learn English when their parent were speaking Hawaiian at home. Prior to this, Hawaii was one of the most literate nations in the world in the last half of the 19th century, full of poetry, culture, and arts. These were almost lost entirely, but there was a movement to bring back Hula, poetry, art, language, ect. back in the 1970s

    The Battle of Thermopylae and what actually happened.

    Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Chopin, Debussy, i could go on. I could send you my music history book from school as well, but I don’t know where it is…

  5. You aren’t that guy who hangs out with Hagan in some of her review vlogs–just someone else with a similar accent?

    • Nevermind. You don’t sound the same at all as the video goes along.

      You’ve got that Irish accent that almost sounds American, the one I suspect is closest to the accent before the Colonies.

      • Some linguists do believe that the basis of the standard American accent is in the accents from the North of Ireland as alot of pilgrims came from Ulster. It’s got the same strong “R” sounds you get in most American accents.

        • If anything, I think your Rs are stronger than ours! Well, except those of us who live in hillbilly country where we actually add Rs to words like wash and window (warsh and winders)

  6. Actually Naopleon Bonaparte and his early army (pre Grande Armee) ended the First Coalition in what is now north central Italy in 1797 but could not march on Vienna yet.

  7. I however always prefer History Channel’s 2005 doc production of The French Revolution, it was very entertaining as a great historical non-fiction piece and still is after all these years.

  8. All these years and I never got round to investigation the Revolution proper. So you have my thanks for making this.

  9. This was both informative and entertaining.

    I second the person who requested a Hawaii episode.

  10. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    you should do the great depression and can you please do the thing that’s after the french revolution

  11. Who IS this God person, anyway?

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