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Great work as usual bro thanks
9:24 this is considered the region of origin for what we know as Capoeira. Let that sink in. . .
Haven’t finished the video yet, but I think you’re missing the point of the so called “gunpowder revolution”. It (at least in the early centuries) wasn’t necessarily about the direct impact of firearms on a battlefield, but more about the necessities of equipping an army with guns. European countries needed to be more centralized, with an increased level of industry, in order to field an army equipped with firearms and field cannons. This was a self-reinforcing cycle, since 50,000 men with guns have a way of increasing a king’s authority on their own. This increase in government control allowed kings to invest in things like fleets of trans-Atlantic ships, and expensive colonies in other parts of the world.
I assume diseases like yellow fever and malaria took a toll on calvary horses as well, with regions of terrain much rougher than is common in Eurasia.
hey question this seems to apply mostly to pre-1700 sources. was it different in the later 1800-1900s with the scramble?
5:04 so could be a bit like the Phalanx vs maniple but on a much smaller unit scale. basically the romans used the Phalanx until they encountered the hill people and since the Phalanx requires flat terrain the weakness were open and they were defeated. the roman invented the maniple system to adapt still closed formation but less rigid and way more flexible. so the central african style from what i understand is a constant war of movement
Please do a video on the TEMNE people in Sierra Leone
Divide and conquer never fails
I've been in several fights in my life, I have not fought a black man. It would hurt my soul to strike a brother. Too few of us have this sense.
I was always in class in elementary school wondering why the white teachers would tell us that marching together in a line is the best tactic. I was always like if you want to get shot stupid LOL
As soon as I saw the quote by John Thornton (one of my favourite historians of Africa…his work on Nzinga is really good) I thought "Wow….this guy's serious."
Brilliant channel. Well done.
Bro you should do a movie about one of these African kingdoms. I would definitely support it💯
I love your magnificent work brother ❤ knowledge is indeed power. God bless you 🙏
Done with the continent that sold us. Wasn't Black Hebrews original home anyway. That is why they sold us. Ghanaians never sold Ghanaians. Nigerians never sold Nigerians – They sold Black Hebrews that escaped from Israel – If you do simple research.
One small correction the main reason Europeans didn't push into the african heartlands has to due with malaria, more than african military tactics it was disea that halted the European powers. That is why quinine was such a huge break through and then scramble for africa even happened.
Can't imagine that muskets were very effective against any trained army
That was then, we need nuclear weapons
This is cool man
Where do u get ur images from?
Is ethiopia the only african nation to conquer non africans ?
YouTube has failed me by not advertising this channel sooner. Really excellent work, I look forward to more.
One minor piece of feedback: your text is often hard to read, too small and too cursive to show up very well. Maybe something to look into with future videos.
•Can you do a video on the Ika people of Nigeria one day ?
It's quite disappointing not to hear the slightest mention about Anzican warfare in a video specifically meant to disgress about the art of w*r in Central Africa…
… we are speaking after all about the largest and most powerful p0litical entity of the region, if not arguably one of the most powerful and longest living empires in both medieval and early modern prec0lonial African history and whom the Kingdom of Kongo was originally nothing short but one of its renegate fiefdoms.
Please can I get the link or name of the African drum beat at the end of the videos.
The Congo were anlis o of the potuvo
This is actually one of the best channels on YT. Thanks for correcting the narrative 💯 Respect from Somalia 🇸🇴
Thank you for these videos. Much success and blessings.
Salute to this video…. Very Crucial
Much respect to my African brothers and sisters from American, yo cousin's
Isn't that always the way. The enemies use our issues between us to help them. But until we as a people understand that our common enemy's defeat must be the objective, we will always be used in their destruction of our societies.
Concerning central Africa u should do one about the Luyi/Luyan people of zambia under sabitwane of the Lozi
Hope there's a video on the Benin Empire's military soon
Thank god for this channel and From Nothing.
I seriously wonder how horses didn't make it to central Africa especially with neighbors such as Sudan. also with how big the Kongo became it's weird to me that we only hear of issues with colonizers and not neighboring African superpowers. This was a wonderful video by the way, I learned something new.
Listening to this I believe that's the number one issue many ignorant or uneducated people speak on the history of Africa. They don't see us as having different cultures but one people. Instead they view Europeans as being Spanish or British but they lump Africans as living in one place with one identity.
Great video. There is an idea that Europeans had a military advantage over Africans from the very beginning of African-European encounters. Not so. This was very early demonstrated in the 15th century Gambia region where African soldiers repelled a Portuguese naval incursion, killing 22 of the raiders. Africans had shown that they could also defeat Europeans in mass battles like the Battle of Kitombo in 1670. African military viability was a large part of why Europeans were restricted to coastal trading enclaves, while Africans held on to the vastness of the African continent's interior. The ability of Europeans to advance inland and conquer African kingdoms with decisive ease was hundreds of years in the making. Europeans not only created the advanced weaponry that insurmountably widened the weapons gap between Europe and Africa, they also developed medication to shield them from a lethal disease environment. Several decades in the 19th into the early 20th century saw Europeans achieving what they could not do in the 15th century: dominate nearly the entirety of Africa.
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