Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

11 jan. 2021
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    Jay ForemanJay Foreman16 dagen geleden
    • @Paul Sangiorgio men men men men

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    • @Skeptikalz and write very good adds for Skillshare

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    • who cares what they have just came to drop a dislike, i h 8 stup i d videos with clickbaity titles, just pause em as soon as the load dislike usually block the channel and move on

      Todd HowardTodd Howard6 dagen geleden
    • @Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.

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    • @Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.

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  • Hey, I actually remember noticing that Russian maps of Afghanistan were remarkably better than anything else we had. I always just chalked it up to the fact that they'd been there for 10 years quite a while before we even showed up.

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    Dmitrii KruglovDmitrii Kruglov3 uur geleden
  • Russians didn't win WWII. The Soviet Union fought Nazis after being happy for Hitler to destroy national integrity of countries and helped the Nazis conquer Poland only fighting the nazis after being invaded. I know you must hate hearing it but The USA Turned the tied of war.

    Tecumseh CristeroTecumseh Cristero4 uur geleden
  • Title of the video: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain? " Me Russian, who didn't know that Russia have the best maps of Britain: 🗿

    Максим ОвчинниковМаксим Овчинников5 uur geleden
  • Do you do voiceover for adverts on Dave?

    David ImrieDavid Imrie7 uur geleden
    • Yep!

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman6 uur geleden
  • Try to hard, not to be funny anyway.

    Fam FamFam Fam8 uur geleden
  • So Yandex maps is just following a long tradition I see.

    Enlighted TruthEnlighted Truth16 uur geleden
  • Sooo u rly did esperanto subs and did not russian subs??? )

    Andrew FlowAndrew FlowDag geleden
    • Someone’s doing Russian. It’s just taken them a little longer than others.

      Jade NagiJade Nagi9 uur geleden
  • Absolutely brilliant like milk

    Steel FixerSteel FixerDag geleden
  • as per usual, the english are beaten at their own game. It's like poetry in motion

    Nafi IslamNafi IslamDag geleden
  • Teesside UTB🔴⚪️🔴🇦🇹

    B4rker_BoiiB4rker_BoiiDag geleden
  • Polish "allies" is...somewhat generous to the Soviets, no?

    The Internet PeasantThe Internet PeasantDag geleden
  • Brilliant!

    Eel MarwenEel MarwenDag geleden
  • www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2021/01/26/unbuilt-london-the-channel-tunnel-terminus-at-white-city/ Are you still doing the unfinished London series ?

    BaldavierBaldavierDag geleden
  • I love you guys. You are the best source of useless trivia.

    Wind WindWind WindDag geleden
  • The same with Norway, and they even had detail from the most inner fjords in Norway

    Atgeir NyttingnesAtgeir NyttingnesDag geleden

    Harris McLeanHarris McLeanDag geleden
  • Illicit cartography? They got it from the Russians, I have a different dealer.

    Big RBig RDag geleden
  • Vodka isnt Russian. Vodka is Polish

    KribeaKribea2 dagen geleden
  • So I was sent by The Spiffing Brit, to destroy youtube algorithm and get you more subscribers, I will leave a link to a video explaining how to do it nlworld.info/key/video/pqJhfc7Nm2uQaog. Also, it is nice to see you guys more often.

    Bartosz KosmowskiBartosz Kosmowski2 dagen geleden
  • the sovjets has a disrespect towards copyright law. since there communist i hope so.

    Electric AngelElectric Angel2 dagen geleden
  • Polish allies ? For real ?

    Michał KowalskiMichał Kowalski2 dagen geleden
  • Winning ww2 lmao

    Janusz PawlaczJanusz Pawlacz2 dagen geleden
    • @Никита Морозов how's the economy, huh? What's the average GDP? And what about the amount of drunkards on the streets? Where is the intelligent russian youth that were talked about so much in propaganda?

      Janusz PawlaczJanusz PawlaczDag geleden
    • How is Cieszyn Silesia? Still standing, unannexed?

      Никита МорозовНикита Морозов2 dagen geleden
  • There was one less “men” in the intro and it’s bothering meeee Anyone else

    Rafi AshrafRafi Ashraf2 dagen geleden
  • 2 week anniversrye?

    Doktor_KittenDoktor_Kitten2 dagen geleden
  • Well what if they just drank vodca and drew it while drunk...

    Stevster_11Stevster_112 dagen geleden
  • Answer to the question in the title: So that they know where to plant the Novichok.

    Helen TropeHelen Trope2 dagen geleden
  • Hey guys plz discuss the map of Kolkata , the city is completely designed by the British as per London .

    Arnab MannaArnab Manna2 dagen geleden
  • "You're welcome"

    Nom du ClavierNom du Clavier2 dagen geleden
  • Ok

    Antoni PolskiAntoni Polski2 dagen geleden
  • I bet the last US president gave em all the information.

    Edmond SveikutisEdmond Sveikutis3 dagen geleden
  • The amount of nukes weren’t enough to nuke the whole world. Green land would still be alive like always

    Brock CaseyBrock Casey3 dagen geleden
  • I hope they do a video on the kashmir border and dispute.

    Amna NaveedAmna Naveed3 dagen geleden
  • Is this fun with flags but with maps ? XD

    christopher bellchristopher bell3 dagen geleden
  • Pure English humor..and such a finest theme.. oh man, I like it.

    seeni gztyseeni gzty3 dagen geleden
  • "dont watch it now! - watch it later" ... okay you got my full attention back xD sorry

    Rumpel PumpelRumpel Pumpel3 dagen geleden
  • Soviet invasion? Never existed in plans. Plan of Marshall-yes. And this propaganda still goes on. read Uk's newspapers!

    mladenenglangmladenenglang3 dagen geleden
  • These fellows appear hungry &/or sleep-deprived.

    Salmon RushDieSalmon RushDie3 dagen geleden
  • They are in fact not wrong right wrong not even close to not being right not wrong about the Gorbachev thing.

    Oscar WindOscar Wind3 dagen geleden
  • Ъ

    Глад Валакас ФЭКГлад Валакас ФЭК3 dagen geleden
  • Russia really have some weird habits lately and map making isn't one of them

    Justin BaelJustin Bael4 dagen geleden
  • There are a lot of Russian names in your patreon list...

    TheClunkingFistTheClunkingFist4 dagen geleden
  • "Don't look at it now, look at it later!" Crickey, you made me jump.

    TheClunkingFistTheClunkingFist4 dagen geleden
  • Very few people knew very little about? So the rest of us knew all about them?

    Da5id CDa5id C4 dagen geleden

    Kaney590 GamingKaney590 Gaming4 dagen geleden
  • Just found this completely by accident. This is great. Would suggest you should be writing and appearing on broadcast tv but you are clearly wayyy too good for it in every manner.

    christopher morrisonchristopher morrison4 dagen geleden
  • Mark ♥

    EK XEK X4 dagen geleden
  • What we take down depends upon the military needs...so...

    asdf lkjhasdf lkjh4 dagen geleden
  • At one time in history Ireland was the best mapped country in the world ,the British mapped every inch of Ireland to help with the occupation of Ireland

    Tom O sheaTom O shea4 dagen geleden
  • No-one guessing the maps at 5:19, ok New York Manhattan? Portsmouth & Isle of Wight Paris? London (tube) Prague?

    Itza_meItza_me5 dagen geleden
  • Co on powiedział? 0:50

    marzmimarzmi5 dagen geleden
  • Commys

    VasiliVasili5 dagen geleden
  • Понимать надо. Люди работают.

    Vladimir MakarkinVladimir Makarkin5 dagen geleden
  • Thank you NLworld algorithm, you have blessed me with another godlike channel. Satan bless the bots

    Trickster RicksterTrickster Rickster5 dagen geleden
  • Google maps be like: I still have to learn much.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu5 dagen geleden
  • I like how you acknowledge the Russian achievements and contrbutions that mostly everyone else prefers to deny and ignore...i.e. periodic table and WW2 👍

    Cleen Rock DogCleen Rock Dog5 dagen geleden
  • 6:14 what about when the CIA invaded in 1979? Whose maps were used then?? ...also this is absolutely brilliant, I can't believe I'm just finding this show now.

    Jay StrawJay Straw5 dagen geleden
  • Winning World War 2. Sarcasm, please say that was sarcasm..

    Orwell 1984Orwell 19845 dagen geleden
    • @Bence Baracsi You cite Barbarossa. That was the German invasion of Russia in 1941. The Battle of Britain was fought in 1940. The most vital battle of WW2. It denied the Germans the ability to invade the UK. This led to the British mounting continuing bombing raids into Germany so tying up vital arms and manpower. But don't argue with me. Ask Albert Speer. He said the biggest mistake the Germans ever made was not defeating the British. And where were the D Day landings launched from..Learn some REAL history...

      Orwell 1984Orwell 1984Dag geleden
    • @Orwell 1984Here's some history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Barbarossa?wprov=sfla1 I don't want to insult you in case you're 12 or disabled or something, but please make sure you know what you're saying before you assume others are idiots.

      Bence BaracsiBence BaracsiDag geleden
    • @Bence Baracsi Ever pick up a history book. They were allies at the start of WW2, signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, then carved up Poland between them. Only one country won WW2 and that was the UK...

      Orwell 1984Orwell 1984Dag geleden
    • @Orwell 1984 They... did? Stalin joined the allies after Hitler invaded the USSR

      Bence BaracsiBence BaracsiDag geleden
    • @Bence Baracsi How did Russia win WW2..

      Orwell 1984Orwell 1984Dag geleden
  • Maybe they did invade not physically but culturally. You can't deny how communism is an upwards trend since then.

    G HG H5 dagen geleden
    • I'd love to see it

      MagicEveMagicEve4 dagen geleden
    • and I genuinely recommend it!) Thank you thank you thank you please! :)


      bocoy noiubocoy noiu5 dagen geleden
  • The Siegfried-Maps of my native country Switzerland are still the best!

    Kaspar Nick BornKaspar Nick Born5 dagen geleden
  • 2:24 Guys, you should have put pencil in there. Missed opportunity.

    Утерянный В ТуманеУтерянный В Тумане5 dagen geleden
  • _"...always within 10,000 miles from a Russian spy"_ - ...or anyone

    HairysteedHairysteed5 dagen geleden
  • I'm sure the Soviet military had more detailed maps than the USGS, thats like saying an F1 car has more horsepower than a Prius

    Iain KillionIain Killion5 dagen geleden

    D LegionnaireD Legionnaire5 dagen geleden
  • Cold war map off is my preferred name for arctic navigation.

    Ireallyshouldntbehere ltdIreallyshouldntbehere ltd5 dagen geleden
  • Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "xexexe"

    v.0v.05 dagen geleden
    • Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "Why don't you call yourself Hayley Cropper any more?"

      James BurtonJames Burton5 dagen geleden
  • I like your new haircut jay :)

    ThecoolyoyoThecoolyoyo5 dagen geleden
  • This "Polish map" isn't from cold war era, rather it was made for polish pilots during WWII.

    Piotr LenarPiotr Lenar5 dagen geleden
  • Russia didn't even come up with vodka

    MccdtkMccdtk5 dagen geleden
  • 2:58 diskette.

    Rubik CubikyanRubik Cubikyan5 dagen geleden
  • So if someone would have asked me last week if i liked maps i would have said 'hell no!'. Yet i seem to have binged loads of videos on this channel over the last few days. The comedy mixed with facts and the ad skits are strangely intriguing. I may have become a map facts fan. Good Job with these videos! 😊

    WookiesInOnesiesWookiesInOnesies5 dagen geleden

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  • I'm polish No joke

    Epic FranekEpic Franek5 dagen geleden
  • Poland allied during the Cold War? You mean soviet puppet?

    Jacob JørgensenJacob Jørgensen5 dagen geleden
  • 6:06 but do not forget, that china, the ccp, is the bigger problem.

    TechnocraticDreadnoughtTechnocraticDreadnought5 dagen geleden
  • There is a great 1970s Russian map of Wellington NZ. It has every building in all the Quarters and the Parliamentary Precinct, all the companies that were in that building, and even little notes on what you could buy from shops at every location. Someone in the Soviet Embassy really really liked maps and spent a lot of time doing it, and updating it.

    Captain CalculusCaptain Calculus5 dagen geleden
  • U are so very good at those adds :)

    Tsass0Tsass05 dagen geleden
  • You know there's a mistake at the start, right? Two, if you consider that you did not mention Dostoievski.

    Max HeadromMax Headrom6 dagen geleden
  • This is by far one of the most interesting you tube video I have watched and that has changed my option on the entire soviet union 10/10.

    John MurphyJohn Murphy6 dagen geleden
  • As a Pole, I felt weird when you suggested that our air force could invade GB. We always liked you, guys! The Soviets wouldn't let us be nice to you :c

    Ania WilkoszAnia Wilkosz6 dagen geleden
  • Are these Soy Boys gay lovers?

    Derek McManusDerek McManus6 dagen geleden
    • Boooooooooo. You suck.

      Jade NagiJade Nagi5 dagen geleden
  • They don't

    Derek McManusDerek McManus6 dagen geleden
  • They do say the Russians have the best spies in the world. They even managed to get one into extremely high up in the Japanese forces during WW2 who told them they had no intention of invading through China. Freeing up a LOT of specially trained and equipped troops to stall and then drive back the German advance in the middle of the Russian winter

    StickTheGlueStickTheGlue6 dagen geleden
  • I never thought anyone could make maps fun, well done.

    Justin WebberJustin Webber6 dagen geleden
  • Is this what BeardyMan does in his off time from creating epic tunes? 😂👍

    Stig MartinStig Martin6 dagen geleden
    • @Jay Foreman well shaft me sideways with a rubber duck, that’s awesome! And also nice to meet you Jay as a very new subscriber to your channel, I apologise for not even being aware BeardyMan had a brother! 🙈

      Stig MartinStig Martin5 dagen geleden
    • Beardyman (Darren Foreman) is my brother, and he made the Map Men theme music for us.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman5 dagen geleden
  • Its the MAP, it’s the MAP, It’s the MAP, it’s the MAP, ‘tis the phucking map KOmrad

    Carlos CCarlos C6 dagen geleden
  • Yo I’ve only just realised the ‘intro song’ is different every episode - pretty epic if u ask me

    MoyBoyMoyBoy6 dagen geleden
    • Wow I thought all the other ones were the same

      Rafi AshrafRafi Ashraf2 dagen geleden
  • Кошмар!

    Женя ВолковЖеня Волков6 dagen geleden
  • i was singing along to the intro only to realise that there is no extra "men" in the end! am i hallucinating or did you remove it? if yes, pls get it back on!!! :(

    Anna RakovskaAnna Rakovska6 dagen geleden
  • I never trust English guys who say Russia won the war. Way too beta

    Cian MacGanaCian MacGana6 dagen geleden
    • @Cian MacGana how? we were stuck on the island for two years until the Americans showed up and the Red Army got to Berlin well before the western front did.

      MagicEveMagicEve4 dagen geleden
    • @Cian MacGana =))

      dushasdushas5 dagen geleden
    • @dushas nah Britain won the war

      Cian MacGanaCian MacGana5 dagen geleden
    • pretty sure that's what you call it, when one side has inflicted 85-90% of casualties of the defeated side.

      dushasdushas5 dagen geleden
  • sweet surname bro

    Mungo658Mungo6586 dagen geleden
  • Winning ww2 ? Debatable

    Pubg-BlsyPubg-Blsy6 dagen geleden
  • English people really should use Polish spelling, it's far easier! (I'm Polish of course)

    JanJan6 dagen geleden
  • "Winning WW2" GTFO

    Mister NovelBroMister NovelBro6 dagen geleden
  • Dendi ?

    Dub ElementsDub Elements6 dagen geleden
  • sheldon cooper(s) ... it's funny. But i will continue to hate england for what you done in your history. Don't worry guys one day we will come :))) See you later :)

    Rhajdami centoriaRhajdami centoria6 dagen geleden
    • What a ridiculous thing to say.

      Jade NagiJade Nagi6 dagen geleden
  • They still put planes in our airspace.

    Jason.Jason.6 dagen geleden
  • should be asking "who gives a fuck?" lnstead

    Totally not a famous person with a fake nameTotally not a famous person with a fake name6 dagen geleden
  • Look at Google map and on Yandex map...

    Алексей СушкоАлексей Сушко6 dagen geleden