Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Jay Foreman

15 өдрийн өмнө

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Jay Foreman 15 өдрийн өмнө
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iamthewallrus 3 өдрийн өмнө
@Paul Sangiorgio men men men men
Tsass0 4 өдрийн өмнө
@Skeptikalz and write very good adds for Skillshare
Todd Howard
Todd Howard 5 өдрийн өмнө
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
yfelwulf 10 өдрийн өмнө
@Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.
yfelwulf 10 өдрийн өмнө
@Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.
B4rker_Boii 2 цагийн өмнө
Teesside UTB🔴⚪️🔴🇦🇹
The Internet Peasant
The Internet Peasant 2 цагийн өмнө
Polish "allies" is...somewhat generous to the Soviets, no?
Eel Marwen
Eel Marwen 3 цагийн өмнө
Baldavier 6 цагийн өмнө
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 ?
Wind Wind
Wind Wind 7 цагийн өмнө
I love you guys. You are the best source of useless trivia.
Atgeir Nyttingnes
Atgeir Nyttingnes 9 цагийн өмнө
The same with Norway, and they even had detail from the most inner fjords in Norway
Harris McLean
Harris McLean 10 цагийн өмнө
Big R
Big R 10 цагийн өмнө
Illicit cartography? They got it from the Russians, I have a different dealer.
Kribea Өдрийн өмнө
Vodka isnt Russian. Vodka is Polish
Bartosz Kosmowski
Bartosz Kosmowski Өдрийн өмнө
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 mndown.info/fast/video/qp-SfZ2hxWqYa4k. Also, it is nice to see you guys more often.
Electric Angel
Electric Angel Өдрийн өмнө
the sovjets has a disrespect towards copyright law. since there communist i hope so.
Michał Kowalski
Michał Kowalski Өдрийн өмнө
Polish allies ? For real ?
Janusz Pawlacz
Janusz Pawlacz Өдрийн өмнө
Winning ww2 lmao
Janusz Pawlacz
Janusz Pawlacz 12 цагийн өмнө
@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?
Никита Морозов
Никита Морозов Өдрийн өмнө
How is Cieszyn Silesia? Still standing, unannexed?
Rafi Ashraf
Rafi Ashraf Өдрийн өмнө
There was one less “men” in the intro and it’s bothering meeee Anyone else
Doktor_Kitten Өдрийн өмнө
2 week anniversrye?
Stevster_11 Өдрийн өмнө
Well what if they just drank vodca and drew it while drunk...
Helen Trope
Helen Trope Өдрийн өмнө
Answer to the question in the title: So that they know where to plant the Novichok.
Arnab Manna
Arnab Manna Өдрийн өмнө
Hey guys plz discuss the map of Kolkata , the city is completely designed by the British as per London .
Nom du Clavier
Nom du Clavier Өдрийн өмнө
"You're welcome"
Antoni Polski
Antoni Polski Өдрийн өмнө
Edmond Sveikutis
Edmond Sveikutis 2 өдрийн өмнө
I bet the last US president gave em all the information.
Brock Casey
Brock Casey 2 өдрийн өмнө
The amount of nukes weren’t enough to nuke the whole world. Green land would still be alive like always
Amna Naveed
Amna Naveed 2 өдрийн өмнө
I hope they do a video on the kashmir border and dispute.
christopher bell
christopher bell 2 өдрийн өмнө
Is this fun with flags but with maps ? XD
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 2 өдрийн өмнө
Pure English humor..and such a finest theme.. oh man, I like it.
Rumpel Pumpel
Rumpel Pumpel 2 өдрийн өмнө
"dont watch it now! - watch it later" ... okay you got my full attention back xD sorry
mladenenglang 2 өдрийн өмнө
Soviet invasion? Never existed in plans. Plan of Marshall-yes. And this propaganda still goes on. read Uk's newspapers!
Salmon RushDie
Salmon RushDie 2 өдрийн өмнө
These fellows appear hungry &/or sleep-deprived.
Oscar Wind
Oscar Wind 2 өдрийн өмнө
They are in fact not wrong right wrong not even close to not being right not wrong about the Gorbachev thing.
Глад Валакас ФЭК
Глад Валакас ФЭК 2 өдрийн өмнө
Justin Bael
Justin Bael 2 өдрийн өмнө
Russia really have some weird habits lately and map making isn't one of them
TheClunkingFist 2 өдрийн өмнө
There are a lot of Russian names in your patreon list...
TheClunkingFist 2 өдрийн өмнө
"Don't look at it now, look at it later!" Crickey, you made me jump.
Da5id C
Da5id C 3 өдрийн өмнө
Very few people knew very little about? So the rest of us knew all about them?
Kaney590 Gaming
Kaney590 Gaming 3 өдрийн өмнө
christopher morrison
christopher morrison 3 өдрийн өмнө
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.
EK X 3 өдрийн өмнө
Mark ♥
asdf lkjh
asdf lkjh 3 өдрийн өмнө
What we take down depends upon the military needs...so...
Tom O shea
Tom O shea 3 өдрийн өмнө
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
Itza_me 3 өдрийн өмнө
No-one guessing the maps at 5:19, ok New York Manhattan? Portsmouth & Isle of Wight Paris? London (tube) Prague?
marzmi 3 өдрийн өмнө
Co on powiedział? 0:50
Vasili 3 өдрийн өмнө
Vladimir Makarkin
Vladimir Makarkin 3 өдрийн өмнө
Понимать надо. Люди работают.
Trickster Rickster
Trickster Rickster 3 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you MNdown algorithm, you have blessed me with another godlike channel. Satan bless the bots
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 3 өдрийн өмнө
Google maps be like: I still have to learn much.
Cleen Rock Dog
Cleen Rock Dog 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 👍
Jay Straw
Jay Straw 3 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Orwell 1984
Orwell 1984 3 өдрийн өмнө
Winning World War 2. Sarcasm, please say that was sarcasm..
Orwell 1984
Orwell 1984 2 цагийн өмнө
@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...
Bence Baracsi
Bence Baracsi 2 цагийн өмнө
@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.
Orwell 1984
Orwell 1984 3 цагийн өмнө
@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...
Bence Baracsi
Bence Baracsi 3 цагийн өмнө
@Orwell 1984 They... did? Stalin joined the allies after Hitler invaded the USSR
Orwell 1984
Orwell 1984 4 цагийн өмнө
@Bence Baracsi How did Russia win WW2..
G H 4 өдрийн өмнө
Maybe they did invade not physically but culturally. You can't deny how communism is an upwards trend since then.
MagicEve 3 өдрийн өмнө
I'd love to see it
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 3 өдрийн өмнө
and I genuinely recommend it!) Thank you thank you thank you please! :)

Kaspar Nick Born
Kaspar Nick Born 4 өдрийн өмнө
The Siegfried-Maps of my native country Switzerland are still the best!
Утерянный В Тумане
Утерянный В Тумане 4 өдрийн өмнө
2:24 Guys, you should have put pencil in there. Missed opportunity.
Hairysteed 4 өдрийн өмнө
_"...always within 10,000 miles from a Russian spy"_ - ...or anyone
Iain Killion
Iain Killion 4 өдрийн өмнө
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
D Legionnaire
D Legionnaire 4 өдрийн өмнө
Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd
Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd 4 өдрийн өмнө
Cold war map off is my preferred name for arctic navigation.
v.0 4 өдрийн өмнө
Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "xexexe"
James Burton
James Burton 3 өдрийн өмнө
Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "Why don't you call yourself Hayley Cropper any more?"
Thecoolyoyo 4 өдрийн өмнө
I like your new haircut jay :)
Piotr Lenar
Piotr Lenar 4 өдрийн өмнө
This "Polish map" isn't from cold war era, rather it was made for polish pilots during WWII.
Mccdtk 4 өдрийн өмнө
Russia didn't even come up with vodka
⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ 4 өдрийн өмнө
2:58 diskette.
WookiesInOnesies 4 өдрийн өмнө
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! 😊
C H 4 өдрийн өмнө
Epic Franek
Epic Franek 4 өдрийн өмнө
I'm polish No joke
Jacob Jørgensen
Jacob Jørgensen 4 өдрийн өмнө
Poland allied during the Cold War? You mean soviet puppet?
TechnocraticDreadnought 4 өдрийн өмнө
6:06 but do not forget, that china, the ccp, is the bigger problem.
Captain Calculus
Captain Calculus 4 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Tsass0 4 өдрийн өмнө
U are so very good at those adds :)
Max Headrom
Max Headrom 4 өдрийн өмнө
You know there's a mistake at the start, right? Two, if you consider that you did not mention Dostoievski.
John Murphy
John Murphy 4 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Ania Wilkosz
Ania Wilkosz 4 өдрийн өмнө
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
Derek McManus
Derek McManus 4 өдрийн өмнө
Are these Soy Boys gay lovers?
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi 4 өдрийн өмнө
Boooooooooo. You suck.
Derek McManus
Derek McManus 4 өдрийн өмнө
They don't
StickTheGlue 4 өдрийн өмнө
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
Justin Webber
Justin Webber 4 өдрийн өмнө
I never thought anyone could make maps fun, well done.
Stig Martin
Stig Martin 4 өдрийн өмнө
Is this what BeardyMan does in his off time from creating epic tunes? 😂👍
Stig Martin
Stig Martin 4 өдрийн өмнө
@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! 🙈
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 4 өдрийн өмнө
Beardyman (Darren Foreman) is my brother, and he made the Map Men theme music for us.
Carlos C
Carlos C 4 өдрийн өмнө
Its the MAP, it’s the MAP, It’s the MAP, it’s the MAP, ‘tis the phucking map KOmrad
MoyBoy 4 өдрийн өмнө
Yo I’ve only just realised the ‘intro song’ is different every episode - pretty epic if u ask me
Rafi Ashraf
Rafi Ashraf Өдрийн өмнө
Wow I thought all the other ones were the same
Женя Волков
Женя Волков 4 өдрийн өмнө
Anna Rakovska
Anna Rakovska 5 өдрийн өмнө
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!!! :(
Cian MacGana
Cian MacGana 5 өдрийн өмнө
I never trust English guys who say Russia won the war. Way too beta
MagicEve 3 өдрийн өмнө
@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.
dushas 4 өдрийн өмнө
@Cian MacGana =))
Cian MacGana
Cian MacGana 4 өдрийн өмнө
@dushas nah Britain won the war
dushas 4 өдрийн өмнө
pretty sure that's what you call it, when one side has inflicted 85-90% of casualties of the defeated side.
Mungo658 5 өдрийн өмнө
sweet surname bro
Pubg-Blsy 5 өдрийн өмнө
Winning ww2 ? Debatable
Jan 5 өдрийн өмнө
English people really should use Polish spelling, it's far easier! (I'm Polish of course)
Mister NovelBro
Mister NovelBro 5 өдрийн өмнө
"Winning WW2" GTFO
Dub Elements
Dub Elements 5 өдрийн өмнө
Dendi ?
Rhajdami centoria
Rhajdami centoria 5 өдрийн өмнө
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 :)
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi 5 өдрийн өмнө
What a ridiculous thing to say.
Jason. 5 өдрийн өмнө
They still put planes in our airspace.
Totally not a famous person with a fake name
Totally not a famous person with a fake name 5 өдрийн өмнө
should be asking "who gives a fuck?" lnstead
Алексей Сушко
Алексей Сушко 5 өдрийн өмнө
Look at Google map and on Yandex map...
The Monster
The Monster 5 өдрийн өмнө
U Fucking suck
Michal Jancik
Michal Jancik 5 өдрийн өмнө
4:05 Žilina , Slovakia ... 😃
zephyrandboreas 5 өдрийн өмнө
Not sure if anyone has ever commented on it, but does anyone think that Jay sounds as if he were the identical voice twin of James Burke? I love it.... I've always really enjoyed James' documentaries. And I love your channel.
HRTBRK 5 өдрийн өмнө
The way I was caught out by the “don’t watch it now, watch it later” spooked me😭
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 5 өдрийн өмнө
The Soviet maps warmly recommends the 123-metre spire of Salisbury.
-Lightning Will-
-Lightning Will- 5 өдрийн өмнө
It's bc they know who to be scared of
daviduribe004 5 өдрийн өмнө
lol russia "won" ww2
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 5 өдрийн өмнө
0:49 excuse me? i am a native polish speaker and have absolutely not an ounce of a clue what you were trying to say
Sergio Juan Membiela
Sergio Juan Membiela 5 өдрийн өмнө
OTOH, I did read a story about Western made maps of Moscow being the best ones. That because the Russian messed with their official maps to avoid giving away intelligence (www.nytimes.com/1988/09/03/world/soviet-aide-admits-maps-were-faked-for-50-years.html). IIRC, it ended being so bad that diplomats in Moscow needed to use the maps provided by their own intelligence agencies (mainly the CIA) to do their routine functions, and the maps being leaked to everyone (including Russians with the right connections!) who needed to travel through Moscow.
Generic Rants
Generic Rants 5 өдрийн өмнө
Why are people surprised that Russians can make good maps, if it was the US that made these maps of USSR nobody would bat an eye
trololoev 5 өдрийн өмнө
sorry, but if USA made good maps even of USA i will be surprised.
some dude
some dude 5 өдрийн өмнө
The WWII comment could be debated
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