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Music by Kevin MacLeod:
Pina Colada
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I Knew A Guy
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Covert Affair
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  • Sneaky Snake
    Sneaky Snake

    Just make non-alcoholic beer

  • Alicia Adams
    Alicia Adams

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  • Mey Miler
    Mey Miler

    Barış Özcan'dan geldik. Sufi Özcan gönderdi bizi.

  • Guinea's Galaxy
    Guinea's Galaxy

    Alternate title: The American drunken revolution

  • Mr TeddyBearBoss
    Mr TeddyBearBoss

    "Hey what's this in the bathtub?" "That's bath water." "Why does it taste like alcohol?" "Uh, here's a better question, why are you tasting my bath water?"

  • Marty.M293

    What is most american thing you can think of? Alcohol! Eastern Europe: Ok...let me stop you right here.

  • Akmal Dewatmoko
    Akmal Dewatmoko

    5:22 Karen original

  • Smokey420Greenleaf

    love how this channel goes out of its way to insult it's subscribers constantly then has the nerve to ask for donations afterward. not the greatest business model ever.

  • Jeb Broham
    Jeb Broham

    The Texas county I grew up in only just went wet in the last few years, 2017 to be exact. It had been a dry country since 1920.

  • Lelo Stimulous
    Lelo Stimulous

    Get off my ass for drinkin ya nag.

  • Vinícius Menezes
    Vinícius Menezes

    what I learned with this? the women free opinion was an error from the modern democracy

  • Cassie N
    Cassie N


  • Snehil Singh
    Snehil Singh

    Frankly not forcing morals related to better habits has only deteriorated things

  • Lukiiman

    "Women" TommyInnit: 👁👄👁

  • Mango Productions
    Mango Productions


  • GodTurtle6

    24:41 history DOES repeat itself

    • Lelo Stimulous
      Lelo Stimulous

      Chi-town shithole. Nothing changes in Chiraq!


    I have never enjoyed history so much

  • livingood1049

    I'm a dumb stinky idiot,,, doomed.. DOOMED!!!

  • chaotixninja5

    Oversimplified: "What’s the most American thing you can think of?" Me: "Hard to say since America is made up of a bunch of other cultures mixed together overtime."

  • LordAnime

    Fun fact, parts of america still ban alcohol

  • Charlie Miller
    Charlie Miller

    Do the Spanish American war please

  • Jordan Peterson
    Jordan Peterson

    Every time OverSimplified makes a news paper I have to stop the video and read all of the filler text

  • XxNinjä101xX

    Fun fact: this is the #1 reason why alcohol is a problem to all 50 states

  • Jade D
    Jade D

    Fun drinking game. Everytime you see a drunk person in the video you take a shot. You'll be drunk by the 2nd minute I promise you

  • RedBot_1

    “Holy heckin’ balls!” -Oversimplified, 2021

  • hayden qi
    hayden qi

    11:15 nobody noticed he said "ten thousands" but the number in the text was 1000s.

  • Oliver

    i watched this

  • Aika Aoki
    Aika Aoki

    I don't get the download a car joke

  • Mr. G's Gaming
    Mr. G's Gaming

    U shood do the Mexican-American war next

    • gaming guy
      gaming guy

      Wwwwoooooaaaaaahhhhhhh look at you crazy talk

  • kamui Cage
    kamui Cage

    Michigan Mother low level moon shining gets life in prison Former lawyer sets up major bootlegging operation from multiple fake companies with liquor he scammed out of the government gets only 2 years gets out kills his wife and gets no prison time our justice system as always sucked

  • Scott Dalpe
    Scott Dalpe

    I can attest to the fact that all bad ideas begin in Ohio.

  • Vayun Yadav
    Vayun Yadav

    History at school -: *waking up from sleep* Wha-What are we studying again??????? HIstroy from Oversimplified-: Whens the next vid coming, u top all ur exams just by watching oversimplified, one series of vids on the same topic give more information to u than u ever learn in school Which is better?

  • Mr Boosh Kebab
    Mr Boosh Kebab

    31:37 try to find wally

  • Harry King
    Harry King

    Don't call me FAT SUSAN 🤣

  • Derick Cheeks
    Derick Cheeks

    😂😂😂 hey I would like to join the purple gang😂😅🤣

  • Da Apple
    Da Apple

    Alice the girl near a water fountain:it's called water. Men nearby:What's water?

  • Goat

    Carrie the karen

  • Sophia Ibarra
    Sophia Ibarra

    I live in chicago and love it :)

  • HGmatrix


  • Laquisha Gary
    Laquisha Gary

    I think American is due for another prohibition…. Just saying.

  • daggubati lakshmi narayana
    daggubati lakshmi narayana

    I love my whiskey

  • Farzan Munshi
    Farzan Munshi

    26:17 anyone else see a familiar bucket?

  • rich ri
    rich ri

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  • Baron William
    Baron William

    Carrie Nation carried the nation by smashing

  • sasino148

    6:00 i didn't need to see that

  • Eleanor Ligon
    Eleanor Ligon

    It says something about a law when one of the states against prohibition was Utah.

  • Sswifty

    Lol I just rewatched this video and he said let’s think back to 2005 *me just being born in 2005*

  • WereBlastingOffAgain

    "Now release the lions" *An American Ceasar*

  • Aileen Del Rosario
    Aileen Del Rosario

    the "uH oH" got me

  • Matt W
    Matt W


  • Animator Diaries
    Animator Diaries

    Alhamdulillah ❤️ Alcohol is Haram in Islam 😎

  • HushRush

    I really don't care who it is, if I owned a bar and someone came breaking stuff, I'm gonna make sure that person regrets the day he/she was born.

  • Hunger Games
    Hunger Games

    *knock knock* It's Germany, we want our Beer back

  • Roman Epic Productions
    Roman Epic Productions

    great explanations!

  • Johnny Rottenpiss
    Johnny Rottenpiss

    Freddy B. Rodriguez

  • Isaac Mabbley
    Isaac Mabbley

    WOOAAH -Al Capone

  • Victor Jackson
    Victor Jackson

    What have we learned? Next step, legalizing and taxing drugs.

  • Elliot Wells
    Elliot Wells

    7:30 😂

  • Blake Burress
    Blake Burress

    Honey is malware don't download it.

  • max mihulka
    max mihulka

    31:37 and the find waldol

  • Ines Gil Yague
    Ines Gil Yague

    you know the part where it says religious places can use wine look at the first window. Its messed up

    • Ines Gil Yague
      Ines Gil Yague

      Jeff's i it

  • John Pan
    John Pan

    That's what happens to smoking now.

  • Jareth Stegeman
    Jareth Stegeman

    Actually his videos were pretty trending not long ago

  • Tornado potatos KenOK2 OOFF
    Tornado potatos KenOK2 OOFF

    He sounds like dream

  • Daniel Dionne
    Daniel Dionne

    When vegans start talking about the vegan lifestyle…

  • Explained:

    16:44 Agent himself broke the law!! (by tasting "bathwater")

  • Baby Yoda
    Baby Yoda

    From Ohio to all: yeah I’m sorry about banning alcohol, if you’ve had it or not, we all know it’s great

  • Chitrakhhi Banerjee
    Chitrakhhi Banerjee

    This channel should be used to teach history at school

    • Chitrakhhi Banerjee
      Chitrakhhi Banerjee



      He holds back a lot on swearz and anything that sexual to encourage this.

  • Tyler Black
    Tyler Black

    If the American justice system is a dish, Gordon Ramsey would be cursing Congress and the Judges out in ways never thought possible.

  • Genesis, Doer of Things
    Genesis, Doer of Things

    Mmm beer

  • Iwan Janowka
    Iwan Janowka

    Sometimes i ask myself if the prohibition really existed or if it is just some weird metaphor tale for the war on drugs because the parallels are so obvious...

  • manifestgtr

    This must’ve been around the time that someone came up with that old cliche: “What’s one thing you’ll *never* hear a guy say? This party would be sooooo much better if my chick was here”

    • Venice C
      Venice C

      Patrice o neal said that

  • Takeshi Nakazato1
    Takeshi Nakazato1

    Calling the guy "Ned Flanders" was legendary

  • perfectsplit

    This shows that Al Capone was popular and praised in the short-term. Like Hitler. In the long run history, however, they are both condemned as monstrous villains. How will history remember Joke Biden, George Floyd, or Black Lives Matter?

  • perfectsplit

    Oversimplified is better than Crash Course World History. (Sorry, Mr. Green) History classes in school should be taught like this.


      I mean yeah but crash course also uploads wayyyy more. More quality desnse here but there's a lot more of crash course for you to binge.

  • perfectsplit

    Saudi Arabia has prohibition right now - and somehow they are able to make it work. I guess prohibition can work - in a tyrannical society.

  • Kunal Kherajani
    Kunal Kherajani

    Hello, I'm a really big fan of yours from India, can you please do some videos on Indian History, anything you like, indus valley, golden age of India, Chandragupta or maratha empires, Mughal rulers or India's revolt against the British, anything you like, just please do some video on India, big fan of your work

  • Your Agent
    Your Agent

    "You know em, you love em." *Shows Ad Me: oh yes, I do love ads

  • Hydr4

    Thanks to honey i haven't went outside in the last two years 5/5

  • Tronega Rickroll
    Tronega Rickroll

    Where’s walle 31:39 top right corner

  • Yaser Khilji
    Yaser Khilji

    Damn wom*n

  • MrBrockman407

    "You see liberal democrats? You've always been this way!"

  • Nitish Adhwariya
    Nitish Adhwariya

    We are all bunch of stinky idiots😂😂truth indeed.

  • Oliver Edens
    Oliver Edens

    This whole thing could be easily avoided if Americans could hold their liquor

  • Patrick Chang
    Patrick Chang

    So basically, idiots tried doing things and end up making it worse very obviously

  • Walter Edwards
    Walter Edwards

    Why couldn't we do this with weed


      Wym? Like that's basically what's happening now.

  • Lies

    4:03 Why are the Dakotas unified?

  • enchantedfoxysword

    31:41 top right

  • Ngo Hanh Phuong
    Ngo Hanh Phuong

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  • calvin stewerd
    calvin stewerd

    to crazy

  • Deepmalya Das
    Deepmalya Das

    You should make one on the Colombian drug cartels

  • Mark Henderson
    Mark Henderson


    • The18thDoctor

      Um, no. If you don’t like America, you can vote to change how it’s run. That’s how democracies work.

    • Poland

      Well many people and country hate Americans

  • Mayhem

    Did anyone else notice waldo in the roosevelt speach scene?

  • Marvin

    17:07 Fun Fact- The Cutty Sark was a rum runner and as a result has a whiskey named after it.

  • pjm

    Fun fact: Chicago murder rate under Capone was 10.5 per 100k Chicago murder rate under Lori Lightfoot is close to 20 per 100k

  • pjm

    Isn't women pronounced weemen?

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    Ngo Hanh Phuong

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  • Techy Turtle
    Techy Turtle

    The prohibition led to the shutdown of one of the governments biggest business and led to them making income tax a thing