Ten Minute History - Peter the Great and the Russian Empire (Short Documentary)

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Comments • 570

  • Sai Praneeth Maddula

    Peter the great created the table of ranks.This video is really helpful.He also built the city of St.Petersburg and moved the capital over there.

  • Sai Praneeth Maddula
    Sai Praneeth Maddula 9 days ago +1

    Peter the great westernized russia.
    He creates the table of ranks.

  • My Name is Gladiator
    My Name is Gladiator 12 days ago

    How many times have you won the "Worst Graphics on TVclip" award?

  • Bufoferrata
    Bufoferrata 15 days ago

    Shouldn't Peter be MUCH taller?

  • Baba O'Really
    Baba O'Really 19 days ago

    I was under the impression that the karelian istmus wasn't taken before WW2.

  • Erik The Half A Bee
    Erik The Half A Bee 21 day ago

    It's only 10 minutes but you could have paid a bit more attention how genius creating a new capital was. And the fun fact that he was actually 204 cm, which must have been quite a sight

  • Ed SR
    Ed SR Month ago

    Where’s the video on Catherine?

  • Andy Kh
    Andy Kh Month ago

    Aside from making beard tax Peter also shaved some boyars beards himself because they pissed him off

  • Michael Rice
    Michael Rice Month ago

    Epitome is pronounced with four syllables. uh·
    pi· tuh· mee.

  • poppedweasel
    poppedweasel Month ago

    Epitome is pronounced: epit 'o' me
    Imperator is pronounced: Imp' era' tor

  • Cool Crush Ice Killa

    Ultimate BOSS 😎

  • fulcrum 29
    fulcrum 29 Month ago

    Its a tradition for those invading Russia to not check their supply

  • Sanamana _
    Sanamana _ Month ago

    Ivan the terrible. Founds tsardom and expanded throughout Siberia, asserting and administrating what would become modern Russia gets but because he kills his own son gets ‘the
    terrible’
    Peter- loses war and has western wet dreams but also kills his own son gets ‘the great’

  • MademoiselleRia
    MademoiselleRia Month ago +1

    you make learning so much easier

  • DJ Wise Pariah
    DJ Wise Pariah 2 months ago +1

    I'm sorry, but a Scotsman by the name of Samuel "Greig" McGregor is the father of the modern Russian anvy.

  • bificommander
    bificommander 2 months ago

    I'm not angry, son, I'm disappointed.
    Okay, I'm actually livid. Thumb screw time!

  • James Scannell
    James Scannell 2 months ago +2

    The idea of a 6 ft 10 inch Czar in disguise is hilarious and especially with that fake nose, glasses and mustache.

  • Edmund Totah
    Edmund Totah 2 months ago +2

    Fun Fact: No

  • Flavius Belisarius
    Flavius Belisarius 2 months ago +1

    2:12 Jews are also sometimes referred to as old believers in the orthodox church. Or at least someone, somewhere on the internet told me that while I was looking for Greek to read

  • Undeady
    Undeady 2 months ago +1

    5:20 the letters ябтль are just shuffled letter of блять ( blyat)
    seeing this made me laugh for some reason

  • SoukEye
    SoukEye 2 months ago

    How do you make a video on Peter the Great and not tell about his time living in England and The Netherlands where he learned many things which were used to defensively modernise Russia ??

  • chaosXpert
    chaosXpert 2 months ago

    Peter did a lot of good things for Russia, it just so happens that a lot the reasons behind those things were stupid or childish

  • Steven Bollinger
    Steven Bollinger 2 months ago

    There are four syllables in "epitome."

  • Oscar Wind
    Oscar Wind 2 months ago

    I shall now fix religion.

  • Aleksei Carrion
    Aleksei Carrion 3 months ago +11

    "How long is eternity?"
    "66 years"

  • Lily Nichols
    Lily Nichols 3 months ago

    *pay up fluffy*
    I cackled like a deranged witch at that

  • mccabber24
    mccabber24 3 months ago

    "pay up, fluffy"

  • Myles Morell
    Myles Morell 3 months ago +1

    Which was then invaded by the Swedish too, because...... why not🤷‍♂️

    • TheHoly Hay
      TheHoly Hay Month ago

      Myles Morell no jokes was reading this and he said it at the same time

  • Byzantine Mapper
    Byzantine Mapper 3 months ago +8

    "Tsar Michael of Russia, is a bit dead."


    I just love the dark jokes about death

  • Marcus Taber
    Marcus Taber 3 months ago

    epitome? ep i tome? e pito me

  • Marcus Taber
    Marcus Taber 3 months ago

    yabtl=you aint bout that life.

  • Bloodheal
    Bloodheal 3 months ago +3

    "Case of the deads" great stuff lol

  • Kaide Scharaga
    Kaide Scharaga 3 months ago

    They never learn do they?

  • XJDaniel
    XJDaniel 3 months ago

    1:45
    But fun fact *NO*
    That was great

  • Kurnia Erfan
    Kurnia Erfan 3 months ago

    Oh look! It's thumb screw time!!

  • Wood Glue
    Wood Glue 3 months ago

    no mention of how "Peter the Great" killed tens of thousands of his own people in building st petersburg

  • TheMiningTeam
    TheMiningTeam 3 months ago

    9:14 - 9:18 I love how there is so little diffrence between “Kingdom on the other side of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth” and “An empire that noone could ignore.

    • Grayson Guinn
      Grayson Guinn 3 months ago

      The changes were more seen internally than just adding more territory

  • Alex Kyriacou
    Alex Kyriacou 4 months ago

    The Stretsy rebelled against Peter, forcing him to cut short his Eurotrip. This enraged Peter, who punished them severely.

  • Rosnanda Arifa
    Rosnanda Arifa 4 months ago

    the bolshevik admired peter the great for his rule that brings russia to its golden age..The difference between peter and nicholas II is that peter created a reputation for himself as an excellent Tsar who was undeniably great,while Nicholas II didnt understand that this reputation as the greatest is earned and choose to believe to his own hype and believe that just bc he was Tsar,the people would always loved him no matter what while himself slaughtered and imprisoned anyone that defies him rather than listening to their problem while peter refused to be a naive men and choose to listen to the people problem and what they need,that is why the people love him and respected him bc he earned their respect..millions of soldier were killed during the war between Japan and Germany..The Great Russian millitary forced was destroyed in such short amount of time bc of his lack millitary knowledge and just continues making a terrible decission..He knows that he is a weak millitary commander and still insist the millitary just do what he wants them to do,different from peter who is a millitary man that lived up to his name as commander...The people in Russia who protested were killed outside of their palace during nicholas's reign and through all of this he still believe to his own hype..in the end,his selfishness are the true factors leading up to the fall of the romanov dynasty and end up with his own family slaughtered by the people as revenge

  • Agent FireKid
    Agent FireKid 4 months ago +1

    Banned Arranged marriages? PETER UR THE BEST, me being an Indian had to say it

  • Robert Scannell
    Robert Scannell 4 months ago

    Fun fact Peter stayed at a house in England on his grand embassy. Peter absolutely destroyed this house. He broke every chair, soiled rugs and ruined the garden which was one of the most beautiful in the world at the time. Peter the great was a absolute tool in that house. A Fucking drunk Russian czar obliterating a little mansion in England by making human wheelbarrows in a garden in a hilarious thought.

  • Robert Scannell
    Robert Scannell 4 months ago

    She came down with a case of the deads lol

  • Megan Maher Rose
    Megan Maher Rose 4 months ago

    I actually look forward to when a monarch “becomes one with the dead” or “had a small case of death” cuz the death jokes get better and better

  • GeniusGT
    GeniusGT 4 months ago +1

    5:17 What the fuck am I reading?
    Yabtl' ?

  • Bilgee Carlos
    Bilgee Carlos 4 months ago

    Russian wold logic:
    Place bunch of random letters
    As did in 3:22

  • eedobee
    eedobee 4 months ago

    EPPY TOEM???
    🥴🥴
    Epee Tomee!!!

  • Brady Pittenger
    Brady Pittenger 4 months ago

    Even a broken clock tells thumb screw time twice a day.

  • Michelle Giacalone
    Michelle Giacalone 4 months ago +1

    Alexis died of frustration.
    "Alexis, what time is it?"
    "Alexis, do cats snore?"
    "Alexis, how do you make borscht?"
    *THUMP*

  • Inquisitive
    Inquisitive 4 months ago

    in 1722 When the Safavid empire collapsed in Iran Russians under Peter invaded southern caucuses and northern Iran while Ottomans invaded western parts of the empire, both were kicked out by Nader Shah Afshar. How come that's not in this video? In fact, Russian troops when they saw how Ottomans were crushed by Nader's army they just left and didn't even fight.

  • Josh Donoho
    Josh Donoho 4 months ago

    Great as in he did a better job of bullying his way to glory.
    Russia in a nutshell.

  • Михаил М
    Михаил М 4 months ago

    question to the author. Where did the stereotype come from that everyone loses because of the Russian winter? All Russian victories were not in the winter period, but in spring, summer and autumn. Learn the story of an illiterate ....

  • Leo Ball
    Leo Ball 4 months ago

    Mount & Blade With Fire & Sword

  • Tek Arts
    Tek Arts 5 months ago

    good concept but slow down

  • Kenny McCormick
    Kenny McCormick 5 months ago

    russia has always had economical problems lol

  • Lol Channel
    Lol Channel 5 months ago

    Peter I The Great born in 1676 year and die in 1725 year .

  • Григорий Грачёв

    "Russia invaded Poland"
    ---
    Four words. Khmelnytsky Uprising. Pereyaslav Council.

  • Abdul Rafay
    Abdul Rafay 5 months ago

    Why he hated ottamans to much 🤔

  • Will G
    Will G 5 months ago

    Alexis was a homosexual

  • Will G
    Will G 5 months ago +5

    Feodor? That's ebonics for "Theodore"

  • Bilgee Carlos
    Bilgee Carlos 5 months ago +1

    3:24 wtf