3 Must Subscribe YouTube Channels if You Like History

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future

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1. Kings and Generals

I consider myself a bit of a history nerd. If I had to pick a new career, I would love to be a historian. I guess other than me, only YouTube knows this about me, and based on my watching habits, it recommended a video on Mongols, which had a really good-looking thumbnail. So me being me without thinking clicked on the play button and am glad I did.

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2. The Cold War

I feel the current education system does a really good job of teaching kids about what happened during World War I and World War II. However, I feel the history ends there in the textbooks. We start with the Roman Empire and end at World War 2. Textbooks don't tell you what happened post world war 2. At least that was the case with the Indian education system.

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3. UsefulCharts

This channel UsefulCharts uses an interesting method to explore & explain world history. They use family tree charts. They go through the entire family tree of an empire and try to explain how a particular Empire started and expanded. One common and interesting pattern that I have found after watching these videos is how some of the world’s most powerful dynasties, though geographically & culturally apart, have common ancestors. For example, Babur who established the Mughal empire in India came from the Timurid Empire established by Timur who came from the Mongol empire of Genghis Khan. One way to look at it is, how ruling the world had been a family affair and I guess it still is.

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