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  • čas přidán 21. 11. 2023
  • China's lust for silver helped establish their formidable economic position on the global stage. However, Western powers were reluctant to engage in silver trade and in their search for an alternative avenue they discovered something that would change history forever: Opium. As opium surged throughout the nation, it brought forth multifaceted societal issues, ultimately fueling the harrowing Opium Wars. These conflicts marked the onset of a devastating "Century of Humiliation" for China, leaving an indelible mark on its history and global standing
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  • @MrLoobu
    @MrLoobu Před 2 měsíci +241

    "Tea takes hold quite rapidly. it's an addictive drug"
    Sells fucking opium.

  • @adityavyas4310
    @adityavyas4310 Před 2 měsíci +394

    The other aspect of Opium trade by the British was that Bengal saw many famines and millions died as farmers were forced to grow opium instead of rice and other food crops.

    • @rickybolio
      @rickybolio Před 2 měsíci

      Bi

    • @Darkest_templar
      @Darkest_templar Před 2 měsíci +1

      nonsense

    • @Robert-hy3vv
      @Robert-hy3vv Před měsícem +18

      There were many famines before the british showed up. There is plenty of arable land in india even to this day.

    • @Myname8315
      @Myname8315 Před měsícem

      British depravity knows no bounds

    • @bunnyfreakz
      @bunnyfreakz Před měsícem +53

      @@Robert-hy3vv British famine were man made.

  • @justinreilly1
    @justinreilly1 Před 2 měsíci +122

    There’s nothing more Victorian and British-square than having a mountain of Opium and giving it away for tea.

    • @brettbanta2100
      @brettbanta2100 Před 9 dny +1

      Who wouldn't like a mountain of opium?

    • @fanwan1206
      @fanwan1206 Před 8 hodinami

      Giving it away? They scammed china for tea with opium

  • @lengray44
    @lengray44 Před měsícem +80

    My dad, who was an engineer, educated at Purdue, was completely wrong in his understanding of the Opium War. He believed that the British were fighting to keep the Chinese from spreading opium all over the world.I think that a great many people thought that. He graduated in 1962. I think maybe it was the propaganda of that time.

    • @crayrayc
      @crayrayc Před 21 dnem +12

      daym.. really makes you wonder about the propaganda being spread today

    • @SW-fy8pq
      @SW-fy8pq Před 19 dny

      Using the media to brainwash is a common tactic used by warmonger governments to glorify their evil deeds. Another example is Japan. They don't know that their Japanese troops have killed tens of millions of children and innocent people in China and Southeast Asia. They even used chemical weapons against the Chinese people, just like Hitler massacred the Jews. But because Japan is under the control of the United States, all the evil deeds of the United States and Japan are covered up.

    • @SW-fy8pq
      @SW-fy8pq Před 19 dny

      During the deadly riots in Hong Kong in 2019, ignorant parents finally discovered that their children’s schools had tarnished the history of the Opium War. The school textbooks claimed that the British government wanted to help the Chinese get rid of the opium trade, but in fact they systematically sold opium to the Chinese for the purpose of It was to colonize China in order to obtain abundant resources.

    • @SW-fy8pq
      @SW-fy8pq Před 19 dny +19

      I hold a British passport and have lived in the UK for many years. No British people knew the evil committed by their ancestors. All of them firmly believe that Britain is a great country that upholds human life and freedom, and brings peace and prosperity to the world. Americans are no different, they strongly believe they are the righteous ones, others are evil.

    • @crayrayc
      @crayrayc Před 19 dny

      @@SW-fy8pq such an injustice =(

  • @Cymricus
    @Cymricus Před 2 měsíci +119

    i’m 38 and it took me until now to realize i actually enjoy history

    • @jasonmajere2165
      @jasonmajere2165 Před 2 měsíci +9

      History is messy and interesting, not memorizing dates in a pg version.

    • @charlytaylor1748
      @charlytaylor1748 Před 2 měsíci +4

      I read History Began in Sumer when I was 40 and have been addicted to history for over 20 years

    • @raticallife1320
      @raticallife1320 Před 2 měsíci +8

      yeah we were robbed of it in school, weren't we? what a waste they made history boring AF in the class room. it's actually very fascinating stuff.

    • @charlytaylor1748
      @charlytaylor1748 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@raticallife1320 they did the same with Shakespeare

    • @naturalLin
      @naturalLin Před 2 měsíci +7

      The older you become the more interested you become in history

  • @conanmcclanahan1069
    @conanmcclanahan1069 Před měsícem +36

    That 3 minute intro deserves a TON of credit... I don't have an entire hour at this moment. But you SOLD me on this documentary!

  • @yenkassa
    @yenkassa Před 2 měsíci +184

    So, the British were a large scale Pablo Escobar.

    • @petarkanev8156
      @petarkanev8156 Před měsícem

      why 'were'? the brits and americans still control global drug trade

    • @davidtwliew616
      @davidtwliew616 Před měsícem +31

      They made Escobar looks like small time retail merchant.😅😅😅

    • @aikaterinimoschou9437
      @aikaterinimoschou9437 Před 29 dny +6

      Always/Everywhere.

    • @evanr1784
      @evanr1784 Před 16 dny

      Great analogy 😅
      Imagine the US stopping all import of cocaine and President Pablo Escobar of a now powerful Colombia invades the US and forces them to buy it​@aikaterinimoschou9437

    • @michaeldob9526
      @michaeldob9526 Před 14 dny +4

      Still are.

  • @danieltang1680
    @danieltang1680 Před 2 měsíci +503

    A great and forthright documentary. My perspective is that I was born in Hong Kong and have now lived in the UK for almost 50 years. I remember when I was a kid that we used to play around our houses and now and again we used to find tiny terracotta pots buried in the soil. These little pots were containers for opium. To this day, I am still astonished that the Victorian Britain which was supposed to be a christian and moral country would allow such an ugly trade of tea for opium. I no longer harbour any bitterness. But to many Chinese, they still have a sense of entrenched indignation and insult. Sadly this might be reflected in the mindset of the increasingly powerful Chinese ruling leadership.

    • @samuelphillian1286
      @samuelphillian1286 Před 2 měsíci

      China is crumbling

    • @waleed8530
      @waleed8530 Před 2 měsíci +96

      The Brits are very pragmatic when it comes to politics and fulfilling their interests and agenda by any means necessary, hence the great success and therefore defiantly not a Christian nation nor a moral one.

    • @agxryt
      @agxryt Před 2 měsíci +46

      I was going to ask why you would feel any indignation over shit that happened generations ago.
      But then I realized I'm gay, and feel enraged by what gay people have had to endure at the hands of Christians for years, and it kinda clicked.
      People were shitty back then I guess

    • @casusbelli8222
      @casusbelli8222 Před 2 měsíci

      Blamed on Christians ? The real culprits were the Kadoorie and thhe Sassoon family. They were Jews.

    • @samuelphillian1286
      @samuelphillian1286 Před 2 měsíci

      @@agxryt why do you only single out Christians when Muslims throw gays off roofs in 2023? Because you’re a hypocrite

  • @motsuuuu
    @motsuuuu Před 2 měsíci +35

    in all fairness, if anyone’s ever had GOOD loose tea in china, i would definitely classify it as an addiction lol 😂

    • @Gaetano.94
      @Gaetano.94 Před 22 dny +1

      Same with opium. It is the nicest most beautiful scents I've ever smelled.

    • @totallylegit2068
      @totallylegit2068 Před 5 dny

      @@Gaetano.94 stop smelling opium

  • @moviesmovies5337
    @moviesmovies5337 Před 2 měsíci +31

    As a kid I hated history but now it seems I can't get enough 😆

  • @grazryan
    @grazryan Před 2 měsíci +48

    I was so invested from start to finish! Very greatly done!

  • @gomezleonardo60
    @gomezleonardo60 Před měsícem +127

    The documentary was exceptionally insightful. As an American PhD student specializing in Chinese affairs, currently residing in Guangzhou, I found its portrayal of the city to be enchanting, capturing its beauty and the myriad of undisclosed intricacies within. In my scholarly opinion, Canton is indisputably a pivotal region in China. The documentary's emphasis on the impacts of the opium wars was both truthful and precise. The work done here is nothing short of tremendous.

    • @dongshenghan1473
      @dongshenghan1473 Před měsícem

      I am from Guangzhou. I haven't been back for years (since covid). How is the economy fairing nowadays? Are you thoroughly hating the climate yet?

    • @punchyMiddleEarth
      @punchyMiddleEarth Před měsícem +12

      A.I bot comment

    • @starman4840
      @starman4840 Před měsícem +3

      We know you’re not a doctor you’re just looking up big boy words lol

    • @danielb7253
      @danielb7253 Před měsícem +1

      The Qing dynasty was Manchu and run by Manzus. Yuan dynasty was mongol and the CCP claims it was Han.. LOL...Please help me with the lies Phd professor.

    • @andrewjackman2251
      @andrewjackman2251 Před 26 dny

      My perspective that GB used the sale of Opium to the Chinese was specifically a biological weapon to weaken that region , today is ironic that Alot of Americans are zombies because of one of the many drugs they take , and one of them is fentanyl manufactured in China ,

  • @julianshepherd2038
    @julianshepherd2038 Před 3 měsíci +1648

    I suppose the British will get the blame just because we did it

  • @pdruiz2005
    @pdruiz2005 Před 3 měsíci +518

    At 40:35. This incorruptible Chinese official, Lin Zexu, tried his mighty best to stem the drug trade from British and American drug lords and drug traffickers in the 1830s. The Chinese are understandably proud of him, so Lin Zexu has a large statue in the middle of Chinatown in NYC commemorating his life and his sacrifices. When I used to live in Chinatown I would walk by that mighty statue of Lin Zexu practically every day. A constant reminder that the past is never dead. It's not even past.

    • @wolfu597
      @wolfu597 Před 2 měsíci +22

      According to Lins associate, Wei Yuan, British plenipotentiary, captain Charles Elliot, had offered early on to help find a way to end the opium smugling trade, but Lin Zexy rebuffed him. Which, according to Wei was one major mistake at that time.
      One big misconception is about Lin Zexu confiscating opium from western warehouses. Which is rather incorrect. The opium was stored on ships ankered off shore, and when Lin launched his crack down, they just lifted anker and set sail for Manila, Singapore or the Dutch East Indies to wait it out. The only reason Lin was able to destroy 20 000 chests of opium at Humen, was because of Charles Elliot, who bought it from the opium dealers at market value, which they happily accepted, and then handed it over to Lin Zexu.

    • @Walkthepath92
      @Walkthepath92 Před 2 měsíci +20

      @@wolfu597 But then why was China ordered to pay compensation?

    • @wolfu597
      @wolfu597 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@Walkthepath92 Contrary to belief, the biggest push did not come from the Opium dealers. It came from those that had nothing to do with the opium trade. When Lin Zexu launched his crack down, he effectively shut down the entire Canton trade, which affect everyone, opium dealers or not, and that lasted for weeks and weeks. As such, legal goods, worth way more than the opium that was destroyed, was left sitting on ships and in warehouses, and people who were dependent on the Canton trade for their livelihood, started losing money.
      Lins predecessor Deng Tingzhen, along with the man that would succeed him, Qishan, both said to him: Don' target the foreigners.
      Because many of the officials in the south, who had seen firsthand the ships, the thickness of their hulls, and their cannons, had strongly advised against pushing the foreigners too far.

    • @DW-op7ly
      @DW-op7ly Před 2 měsíci

      They were looking for any reason.force China into a confrontation and make them into the bad guys…. And where it’s okay to keep selling China opium in return for its treasures
      And seriously doubt a person like him or anyone else
      Is going to believe these days,
      the Chinese selling their precursor drugs for fentanyl/or fentanyl itself to Mexican Cartels that eventually make it to the USA
      That the Chinese get to wash their hands of it

    • @silverchairsg
      @silverchairsg Před 2 měsíci +2

      I remember him from history class. Intro level history course on History of Asia in university.

  • @Error_-qz2zr
    @Error_-qz2zr Před 2 měsíci +48

    "tea takes hold rapidly its an addictive drug" lmao dude said it like its heroin

    • @travelinman790
      @travelinman790 Před 2 měsíci +4

      Apparently, you've never had tea 🍵 before...

    • @Error_-qz2zr
      @Error_-qz2zr Před 2 měsíci +15

      @@travelinman790 no i never tried tea or a caffeine drink my whole life, i live in a cave,we dont have coffee beans and tea leaves here

    • @arddermout6946
      @arddermout6946 Před 2 měsíci +6

      ​@@Error_-qz2zrwho needs tea when you have H

    • @AB-wf8ek
      @AB-wf8ek Před 2 měsíci +1

      For real, most Americans wouldn't drink Chinese tea if you paid them

    • @Error_-qz2zr
      @Error_-qz2zr Před 2 měsíci +6

      @@AB-wf8ek "Tea is an addictive drug" American sips from his sugary Starbucks

  • @ChelinTutorials
    @ChelinTutorials Před měsícem +9

    What an amazing documentary. Incredible quality. Thank you so much. ❤

  • @lesliewarnell5172
    @lesliewarnell5172 Před 2 měsíci +56

    This docu is jam-packed with info. I had to watch it twice *and* take notes. Well done indeed. 📚

  • @wagherbert
    @wagherbert Před 2 měsíci +187

    A truly exceptional documentary on a fascinating period of history. Thank you.

    • @mohdfahmi8841
      @mohdfahmi8841 Před 2 měsíci

      //;;//;//;;//..;;//..

    • @Luke_Sandy_High_Ground
      @Luke_Sandy_High_Ground Před 2 měsíci +1

      So did almost every empire in history@@asterix45

    • @peterg219
      @peterg219 Před 2 měsíci

      And just to think 200 years ago, the Jesuits boasted that 'they' already controlled China. Currently both the white & the black Popes are Jesuits, for the 1st time in history.

    • @revellen
      @revellen Před 2 měsíci +1

      Shows how evil the UK has been in the past.

    • @Luke_Sandy_High_Ground
      @Luke_Sandy_High_Ground Před 2 měsíci

      The Chinese would eat their prisoners of war@@revellen

  • @garrettkato
    @garrettkato Před 2 měsíci +98

    It’s crazy how North American medical industry did this to their own country.

    • @voidrandom321
      @voidrandom321 Před 2 měsíci +16

      The upper class will always do something to the lower.

    • @creasunset
      @creasunset Před měsícem +10

      Class warfare, and profiteering.

    • @PunaSquirrel
      @PunaSquirrel Před měsícem

      Aloha from Hawai'i. You make good music🤙🏼

    • @dthundergunb3115
      @dthundergunb3115 Před měsícem

      Yeah it's all due to policies like NAFTA the founders wouldn't have ever allowed policies like free trade to happen. That and regulations in the US mean higher prices and less profits for big pharma...they can't have that so they'll use slave labor in china's industry where there's no regulations so labor is dirt cheap but if we we're to go to war with them....then it's bye bye medication

    • @johnallen2535
      @johnallen2535 Před 21 dnem

      The Sackler family did this to America

  • @blairhakamies4132
    @blairhakamies4132 Před 2 měsíci +3

    Fabulous video. Congratulations. Thank you for sharing it. 👌

  • @YogiMcCaw
    @YogiMcCaw Před 2 měsíci +7

    Nice doc done in that old-school classic documentary style. I like watching this kind of stuff.

  • @SnickC13
    @SnickC13 Před měsícem +3

    A new channel to endlessly stream in the background. Thanks ❤

  • @stiofanocathmhaoil2318
    @stiofanocathmhaoil2318 Před 2 měsíci +4

    Fascinating documentary, thanks for uploading it.

  • @burnttoast6813
    @burnttoast6813 Před měsícem +50

    This has been a great documentary so far, thank you all for all the hard work and attention to detail!
    I remember watching a documentary about the opium trade in China with my parents when I was hardly tall enough to sit at the table, and it always stuck with me that the emperor banned opium despite his personal use, still have that image in my head. Thank you!

  • @ShaunHaddrill
    @ShaunHaddrill Před 2 měsíci +24

    Is anyone else seeing parallels between the opium trade and the current opioid crisis in the USA? Fentanyl sounds like opium on steroids.

    • @oneshothunter9877
      @oneshothunter9877 Před 2 měsíci

      Chinas revenge.

    • @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320
      @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320 Před 20 dny +9

      It's pretty clear what parallels you're alluding to. The DIFFERENCES are far more striking though
      1) the American corps buy fentanyl of their own free will, they were never forced to by the end of a gun
      2) China then and as now makes everything cheap. They do not need to sell you drugs, they merely make pharmaceuticals your companies profit from
      3) then as now your hatred is driven by sinophobia. You know full well it's your own companies and politicians you should blame if you want to stop it from being sold. But blaming those of a different color fulfills some... Kink, innit? Funny how all of you blame china but your companies continue to sell it, they'll find alternative suppliers yet 😂

    • @ShaunHaddrill
      @ShaunHaddrill Před 20 dny +4

      @@goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320 valid difference between the optimum wars and the phentenyl crisis in the USA today. I don't know why you are alluding to colour of skin and racial remarks. I'm an outsider looking in at the crisis. I still think the responsibility to stop the crisis should be shared between both governments, US and Chinese, and in addition certain corporations.

    • @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320
      @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320 Před 20 dny

      ​@@ShaunHaddrilltypically people who bring up fentanyl have such a color of skin bias against China.
      If the US wanted to really stop it, all they had to do was tell their pharmaceuticals to stop selling it. There are valid medical uses of the drug, which is wild that the US would rather blame others for something that is solely under their control

    • @ringabell3163
      @ringabell3163 Před 16 dny +4

      ​@@ShaunHaddrill The US crisis should be shared between the US government and the US people. Slinging mud is a common practice in the US. You see and hear it unceasingly every 4 years.

  • @wutruriding1355
    @wutruriding1355 Před 2 měsíci +36

    Very informative and well done documentary. Thoroughly enjoyed.

    • @NazriB
      @NazriB Před 2 měsíci

      Lies again? Olympic Medals Trade Secrets

  • @henrynguyen9593
    @henrynguyen9593 Před 2 měsíci +7

    Loved it. Great work thank you.

  • @capoislamort100
    @capoislamort100 Před 2 měsíci +3

    Awesome documentary, very informative.👌🏾❤️

  • @postscript5549
    @postscript5549 Před 2 měsíci +7

    Wonderfully done. Thank you very much!

  • @kathleenmoore4019
    @kathleenmoore4019 Před 2 měsíci +5

    Great documentary thank you for sharing.

  • @Fastbikkel
    @Fastbikkel Před 2 měsíci +96

    Very interesting material. I had some knowledge about opium trade and trade with China in general, but this certainly shed new light on the subject for me.

    • @jakemocci3953
      @jakemocci3953 Před 2 měsíci

      Look up the Sassoons. The opium traders weren’t Anglo, they were jewish.

    • @dznuts123
      @dznuts123 Před měsícem +1

      Lol just shows you were brainwashed, if this documentary shed any kind of light.

  • @bushlovesska
    @bushlovesska Před 2 měsíci +31

    Im American and this haiquai guy who helped fund early parts of the industrial revolution is someone ive never heard of but he sounds amazing

    • @byhyew
      @byhyew Před 2 měsíci

      Basically the first corrupt Chinese official to smuggle money out of the country. Nowadays you find half of Toronto inhabited by such families. 😂

    • @RobinsWood1
      @RobinsWood1 Před 2 měsíci +3

      An American author by the name James Bradley has publish a book in 2019.
      Tittle, The China Mirage, hope this book might help you to understand that chapter of American history in debt. BTW another very interesting history book by Jung Chang tittle: The 3 Sisters. Big sister love power, 2nd sister love money, 3rd sister love her country.

  • @pdruiz2005
    @pdruiz2005 Před 3 měsíci +128

    At 23:55. Well, the Chinese were not stupid. They had read and heard about the British conquest of India from the 1750s right on through the 1810s and 1820s. Great and powerful India--the mighty land of the Buddha and the Buddhist scriptures--was now a mere colony of the British. This rightfully made the Chinese authorities suspicious and scared that the British were aiming to set up a colony in China next.

    • @DAVID-kd3qy
      @DAVID-kd3qy Před 2 měsíci +38

      The history of the British Empire is really quite sordid and shameful.

    • @vinceb4380
      @vinceb4380 Před 2 měsíci

      China is back on the World Stage to take its rightful place at the Top.🐯🐉❤❤❤

    • @outdoorscholar6016
      @outdoorscholar6016 Před 2 měsíci +21

      I think it’s safe to say their fears were recognized with the current mess that is Hong Kong: the mainland never had *total* jurisdiction over it until the 90s, and even after they got it the West pretty much went “if I can’t have HK, no one can” and started stirring up the youth with lies about “independence”

    • @xoho3462
      @xoho3462 Před 2 měsíci

      India is hindu…

    • @andrewwilliams3137
      @andrewwilliams3137 Před 2 měsíci +22

      @@outdoorscholar6016 You have got to be joking. The mainland had no jurisdiction, China ceded Hong Kong Island and Kowloon on the peninsula in perpetuity, only the New Territories were leased for 99 years. Britain founded Hong Kong city and built it from nothing to become one of the largest manufacturing economies in Asia by the end of it's time as a British Empire colony. Hong Kong was then a British Dependent Territory and Commonwealth member. In the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration the UK agreed to transfer it in 1997 and China would guarantee Hong Kong economic and political systems for 50 yrs. The agreement "triggered a wave of mass emigration as residents feared an erosion of civil rights, the rule of law, and quality of life". "Over half a million people left the territory during the peak migration period, from 1987 to 1996" . Seems they're still not happy about it now.

  • @threestars2164
    @threestars2164 Před 2 měsíci +50

    Can't believe how evil humanity can be!

    • @mdmarcus7494
      @mdmarcus7494 Před 2 měsíci +10

      Related to western countries over the past 200 years.

    • @teacopem
      @teacopem Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@@mdmarcus7494it's not even that bad

    • @mdmarcus7494
      @mdmarcus7494 Před 2 měsíci +7

      @@teacopem It is if you consider many many crimes they commited against other people over the world and history speak truth im just stating facts based on that. Just go check colonialism and see who where the major players.

    • @user-wx2xo4ll7l
      @user-wx2xo4ll7l Před 2 měsíci

      @@mdmarcus7494 the chines was not that much better too

    • @mdmarcus7494
      @mdmarcus7494 Před 2 měsíci

      @@user-wx2xo4ll7l No country is saint but if weight all that we could say who is heavier in terms of hideous nature.

  • @joshuajames1720
    @joshuajames1720 Před 2 měsíci +23

    Fantastic documentary, very well put together, thank you, I look forward to the next instalment!

    • @Ickie71
      @Ickie71 Před 2 měsíci

      and all its adverts too?

    • @audreyricci6383
      @audreyricci6383 Před 2 měsíci

      ​@@Ickie71You obviously do not have a skip ads icon to stop the ads.

    • @Ickie71
      @Ickie71 Před 2 měsíci

      i sure do same as everyone but that means constantly getting up off the settee and over to the PC click it and back again every sodding 4-5minutes its a damn joke now YT is kiling itself with this AD GREED@@audreyricci6383

  • @fitmesslife
    @fitmesslife Před 2 měsíci +34

    A certain banking family seems conspicuously absent from this doc.

    • @xispaster
      @xispaster Před 2 měsíci +8

      Not a cristian family

    • @marcuswalldesand9983
      @marcuswalldesand9983 Před měsícem

      You mean Wallenberg? Bank of England was a creation taken from the Swedish Riksbank, swedes where in the core of this construction... Eastindia was very influenced by swedish intrests and specially Wallenberg-family... Now Wallenberg is the most wealthy family in the world...

    • @fitmesslife
      @fitmesslife Před měsícem +5

      @@marcuswalldesand9983 The RottenChildren

    • @marcuswalldesand9983
      @marcuswalldesand9983 Před měsícem

      @@fitmesslife Then you have to study more... cause the Rothchilds is not involved in this as Wallenberg-family.. They created the Bankingsystem in Europe (Sweden, England, Germany...) and their friends Warburg, Morgan was part of FED:s creation... Rothchild may been rich and powerful, but not as powerful as Wallenberg in Sweden. Modern war is about 85% information, 10% financial and 5% bombs and weapon... Wallenberg have controlled the information which MADE them in charge... Ericsson, established in 184 country, controlling the nervsystem of the world - internet, telecom.... Information! Strong conections to brother Dulles - What would CIA be without information - The Five eyes is depending on the 6th Eye - Wallenberg/Ericsson! Where ever the railroad was built in US the Ericsson cabel came with it...

    • @dthundergunb3115
      @dthundergunb3115 Před měsícem +5

      Hahaha I was thinking the same thing. With them being quoted as saying "the sun never set on Britannia's holdings" they for sure had a hand in it.

  • @kolitmas624
    @kolitmas624 Před 2 měsíci +65

    After watching this documentary I have a great respect and compassion for China. It is indeed one of the most hurt countries in the world. Today polictics of China is to regain its honor and self-esteem. I admire this ancient country. Hats off.

    • @xWHITExEAGLEx
      @xWHITExEAGLEx Před měsícem +6

      Well China was also a very brutal empire, look up the Dzungar Genocide or how they oppressed the native Miao people and massacred millions of them.

    • @ghjkllkjhg-qm2fc
      @ghjkllkjhg-qm2fc Před měsícem

      @@xWHITExEAGLEx You are fabricating history

    • @orangedeer-13
      @orangedeer-13 Před měsícem +8

      @@xWHITExEAGLEx Which BBC article told you about these things

    • @xWHITExEAGLEx
      @xWHITExEAGLEx Před měsícem +13

      @@orangedeer-13 BBC? It's history, there are many books on the subject.

    • @laurie9557
      @laurie9557 Před měsícem

      They are also planning to conquer us.

  • @MarkJ.Ashwin
    @MarkJ.Ashwin Před 2 měsíci +380

    I am an Australian. My forebears were British. I grew up being told at primary school how great the British Empire was. In recent years I have been coming to terms with the Empire's crimes and corruption.

    • @hotmess9640
      @hotmess9640 Před 2 měsíci +40

      As someone who is from a country where millions of people died because of your forbears, they’re evil and probably not resting in peace

    • @oscarrlee18
      @oscarrlee18 Před 2 měsíci +23

      Sorry to say including the creation of your own country Australia

    • @macleanguthrie8439
      @macleanguthrie8439 Před 2 měsíci +34

      @@hotmess9640 Bruv really insulting people who have been dead for centuries.

    • @helpIthinkmylegsaregone
      @helpIthinkmylegsaregone Před 2 měsíci

      The British Opium trade was headed by Jews, by the way. Specifically, the Mizrahi/Sephardic Sassoon family and their Masonic henchmen. You wouldn't know about that, because these documentaries are made in order to legitimize hatred of Christian Europeans.

    • @garethwigglesworth8187
      @garethwigglesworth8187 Před 2 měsíci +30

      ​@@macleanguthrie8439they hate our ancestors so much that they hate their descendants

  • @crossan-uq1cd
    @crossan-uq1cd Před 2 měsíci +31

    Whoa i learnt so much from this video. I never knew a Chinese merchant invested in America's early industries. Incredible. I'd love to visit China!

    • @LeecheeTour
      @LeecheeTour Před měsícem

      Welcome to travel to China and experience the rich Chinese culture
      Welcome to contact me directly to book travel routes to various cities

  • @deadhorse1391
    @deadhorse1391 Před 2 měsíci +11

    Interesting video
    I have an antique lap desk from the 1840s that was made in Canton
    Looks like a typical English one but on the bottom of the drawer has Chinese writing identifying it.

    • @shaw6949
      @shaw6949 Před 2 měsíci

      What would cost me to buy this from you?

  • @zenzen272
    @zenzen272 Před 2 měsíci +11

    This clearly explained the culture of the western society and the eastern society. In the current era, has this been repeated ?

    • @robinbreeds9217
      @robinbreeds9217 Před měsícem

      The British Empire was not of the British The rise and fall of the opium-fueled Sassoon dynasty, the ‘Rothschilds of the East’
      In ‘Sassoon,’ Prof. Joseph Sassoon tells how his distant family of Baghdadi Jews fled to India and built an empire on the legal narcotics trade, hobnobbing with the British royals
      They established a global business empire that stretched across three continents, and became friends and confidants of Britain’s aristocracy and royal family. But the Sassoon dynasty, which made its millions as traders in opium, cotton, tea and silk, stemmed not from London, Paris or New York - but Baghdad.
      The family’s meteoric rise and equally dramatic fall is told in gripping yet meticulous detail by history professor Joseph Sassoon in his new book “The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire.” (A Hebrew edition will follow in June.)
      It’s not simply a tale of refugees who came to be known as the “Rothschilds of the East,” but also of bitter family disputes, trailblazing female pioneers and a legacy carelessly squandered. “Think ‘Succession’ with yarmulkes,” as the New York Times recently put it.
      The story begins with David, the dynasty’s founding father, escaping Ottoman Baghdad for Iran in the late 1820s. The son of Sheikh Sassoon ben Saleh, a long-serving former chief treasurer to the city’s pashas, David had been threatened and held hostage by Baghdad’s notoriously greedy and rapacious governor. When the aging Sheikh, once “the most eminent Jew in Baghdad,” joined him soon after, it capped a remarkable fall from grace for the family.
      For Joseph Sassoon, the story of their exile from Baghdad - one echoed by his own family fleeing the Iraqi capital during Saddam Hussein’s brutal rule - sparked a connection to his distant relatives. “That sense of looking for security, longevity and stability is so ingrained in anyone who was a refugee,” he tells The Times of Israel.

  • @xispaster
    @xispaster Před 2 měsíci +25

    The Spanish government (catholic), was always against the commercialization of opium. It even refused the idea of using the Philippines as entrepôt for the trade of Indian opium or trying to cultivate it there.
    However, Fernando VII (who else?) abolished the prohibition to cultivate opium in Luzon in April 1828, but the local authorities ignored it and never supported its cultivation.
    By the time of the Second Opium War, the Captain-General of the Philippines, Fernando de Norzagaray, proclaimed a general prohibition to all hispano-filipino corporations to try to trade opium for ‘health and public moral reasons’.

    • @krystofcisar469
      @krystofcisar469 Před měsícem +2

      ever thought that opium was only real anesthetic until late 1900´s? opium was always very valuble and useful herb product... i would say that prohibition was rather immoral in fact...

    • @buwanbuwaya6927
      @buwanbuwaya6927 Před měsícem +1

      @@krystofcisar469 Didn't regulateThe it enough, and also look at the drug problems now at latin America, the Philippines? It the habits of their ancestors were passed down the line and it there ever since

    • @saturninoestoquejr.7134
      @saturninoestoquejr.7134 Před měsícem +1

      The Filipinos were and have always been smarter than the Chinese. They are also have outstanding goord morals and characters.

    • @saturninoestoquejr.7134
      @saturninoestoquejr.7134 Před měsícem +1

      The Chinese in the olden times will do anything for money. Including leading one to addiction.

  • @Gary-bk8np
    @Gary-bk8np Před 2 měsíci +1

    Is this part of a series? The end hints at another to come to go on with the story but I can't find any such thing. Would love to continue!

  • @ethangallup565
    @ethangallup565 Před 2 měsíci +2

    What a great doc. Unreal job.

  • @MysticChronicles.
    @MysticChronicles. Před 29 dny +1

    An extraordinary documentary chronicling an intriguing era in history. Your gratitude is appreciated.

  • @TheGiraffeJustin
    @TheGiraffeJustin Před 2 měsíci +21

    I wouldn't say the Qing Dynasty was China's greatest empire except in terms of total area controlled. The Tang Dynasty would be more appropriate as a golden dynasty

    • @dudubunny
      @dudubunny Před 11 dny

      Exactly, the Qing dynasty was one of the most humiliating dynasties for the Chinese people, because the Manchu people invaded Ming China and enslaved (most importantly, mentally and educationally) Han Chinese.

  • @KILLHACAY
    @KILLHACAY Před 9 dny

    Wow! Amazing documentary! It's incredible how interesting history is as we get older I think there's so much history stories tales and information it should be made into a movie is series perhaps call it the "company" i believe there's so much potential in this I'm writing a book and script on it..

  • @javed1039
    @javed1039 Před 2 měsíci +10

    British east India company now known as NATO more or less

  • @scottsantana2248
    @scottsantana2248 Před 21 dnem +1

    Very glad I found this Doc, loved it. So many outside China wanted Chinese goods (like the huge Japanese need for silk, for example) but the Emperor would accept silver currency only. Then opium comes into the picture and IT can be traded on the downlow for silver from Chinese black market merchants. Which then allowed the British (and others) to sort of "buy" Chinese tea and porcelain goods for opium without having to come up with the silver upfront. It was a strange situation, fascinating in its way. If Chinese Emporers weren't so averse to developing/buying firearms and cannon, the Europeans wouldn't have had such an advantage against Chinese resistance when it came to open military conflict.

  • @azforu29
    @azforu29 Před 7 dny

    Love that stuff. Keeps me healthy.

  • @ptwon7136
    @ptwon7136 Před měsícem +4

    ah now i understand the motive for the fentanyl trade 👀

  • @dragonvliss2426
    @dragonvliss2426 Před 3 měsíci +9

    I visited Hong Kong back in the 1980's, and rode out a typhoon there. Fascinating City.

  • @xiongfeichen316
    @xiongfeichen316 Před 2 měsíci +44

    Today, China is one of the countries with the strictest ban on drug trade, because a country cannot fall twice on one thing.

    • @oneshothunter9877
      @oneshothunter9877 Před 2 měsíci

      @@JB-lp9xr
      They don't export fentanyl.
      They export the chemicals that fentanyl is made of. Supposedly knowing what they will be used for, of course.
      Sweet revenge. 😎

    • @anandasmom
      @anandasmom Před měsícem +10

      @@JB-lp9xr maybe that's exactly why its being done .... revenge.

    • @xiongfeichen316
      @xiongfeichen316 Před měsícem

      @@JB-lp9xr It's really interesting that the most powerful country on earth has the most powerful economy, military, and of course the most powerful media. He blames China, from across the Pacific, for his inaction on the drug epidemic. Maybe it’s because of such strong propaganda ability that so many people believe it. It’s really ridiculous.

    • @bruceliu9436
      @bruceliu9436 Před měsícem

      better target at britisch, haha@@anandasmom

    • @LightningDoesStrikeThrice
      @LightningDoesStrikeThrice Před měsícem

      Funny how thier manufacturing fentanyl then through trade & funding the cartels huh!? Like the CCP doesn't know or can stop it but they don't seeing as China has OPENLY admitted to be at war with the U.S but of course you live in your American hug box don't you & only America can be bad & racist lol get fking real

  • @donvillarante1517
    @donvillarante1517 Před 2 měsíci +30

    I guess East India Company is the world's first cartel

  • @user-fc5vg9fk5g
    @user-fc5vg9fk5g Před 2 měsíci +4

    Tea and the goodness to have come from it actually has Sino origins. Priceless

  • @silverchairsg
    @silverchairsg Před 2 měsíci +35

    I'm Singaporean, and in the bad old days when Singapore was a trading port under the British and not as developed as it is today, there were lots of Chinese men who came here to work as labourers and coolies and such. They used to turn to opium to ease their pain or whatever, and there are many pictures of them in history textbooks and museums sporting their fugly Qing Empire queues (this was early 20th century, before the Republican era and when Chinese men still wore queues on pain of punishment of death by order of the Qing Manchu overlords) and lying on mats stoned from opium. They seemed utterly miserable to me.

    • @ochomunna270
      @ochomunna270 Před 2 měsíci

      Opium is one of the worse drug ever known to man, worse than Heroin/Crack because if you stop an opium addict from taking the drug they run mad and slowly die off.
      It takes rigorous treatment and lengthy amount of time for addicts to recover even to half of their normal selves. Which is why the British/American merchants must have seemed so evil to the Qing government knowing the foreigners introduced poison destroying the fabric of their society just for profit.
      Over 150 years later and the Chinese seem to be doing the same to the West with fentanyl.

    • @j0nnyism
      @j0nnyism Před 2 měsíci +5

      Singapores origins as a modern society is due to the British. They weren’t only a negative influence. We concentrate too much on the bad things they did and ignore the good

    • @marimo66666
      @marimo66666 Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@@j0nnyism yeah because we were too soft and gullible, we thought we could get a win-win situation for both sides.
      but all that matter for the British was their own win (:

    • @Rowlph8888
      @Rowlph8888 Před 2 měsíci +2

      @@j0nnyism Amen to that..Even if we don't talk about the amazing innovations all started from Britain and centralised investment banking, …before 1650 the 1st beheading of a king exercising abuse of power, in the world, since its inception was relative to what happened since, a slow-moving autocratic slave regime everywhere
      Once Britain became the 1st "relatively" Free State …emancipating and an enfranchising other groups other than a very small group of nobles, , all the advancements you see in the modern world, that we value, eg : ability to talk on the Internet with "free time", if it wasn't for the uprisings of the Englis and the ratification of human and civil rights documents, leading to constitutions, we, as plebs would have no free time at all and would be working all our time to create value for a small group of elites.
      Every democratic society since Parliamentary democracy and the English Bill of Rights (1689) has more recently adapted the stipulations from these documents, including the American constitution and the French charter for the rights of man and the Citizen a

    • @marklion315
      @marklion315 Před měsícem

      let us also remember the effect of the Iroquois Confederacy on the burgeoning American constitution @@Rowlph8888

  • @DawsonByron
    @DawsonByron Před 19 dny +181

    Psychedelics saved me from years of uncontrollable depression, anxiety, smoking, and illicit pills addiction. Imagine carving heavy chains for over a decade and then all of a sudden that burden is gone. Believe it or not, in a couple of years they'll be all over for treatment of mental health related issues.

    • @AnoukHendriks-fq2df
      @AnoukHendriks-fq2df Před 19 dny +2

      To be honest, mushrooms are one of the most amazing things on the planet and it is natural, they serve in many ways not only for mental related issues.

    • @MichaelFerguson-tx8de
      @MichaelFerguson-tx8de Před 19 dny

      Can you help me with a reliable source I would really appreciate it. Many people talk about mushrooms and psychedelics but nobody talks about where to get them. It is very hard to get a reliable source here in New Zealand. Really need!

    • @AgustinNavia-cg3rg
      @AgustinNavia-cg3rg Před 19 dny +5

      Yes, Sporeville. I had the same experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction... Mushrooms definitely made a huge difference to why I'm clean today.

    • @ParragaZambrano-lo9re
      @ParragaZambrano-lo9re Před 19 dny

      I wish they were readily available in my place.
      Microdosing was my next plan of care for my husband. He's 59 & has many mental health issues plus probably CTE & a TBI that left him in a coma 8 days. It's too late now I had to get a TPO as he's 6'6 300+ pound homicidal maniac. He's constantly talking about killing someone.
      He's violent. Anyone reading this Familiar w/ BPD knows if it is common for an obsession with violence.

    • @MichaelFerguson-tx8de
      @MichaelFerguson-tx8de Před 19 dny

      Is he on Instagram?

  • @Parialated
    @Parialated Před 2 měsíci +228

    I am very very very disappointed that you left out the crucial fact that the Roosevelt profited from the opium trade... His name and descendant suddenly disappear from the story as soon opium is mentioned....

    • @Parialated
      @Parialated Před 2 měsíci +13

      Yet you do mention how their Chinese friend merchant have been punished for his role in the opium trade ..

    • @MathTidbits
      @MathTidbits Před 2 měsíci +41

      a few ivy league schools got opium money to expand their colleges. and now discriminate the entrance of meritorious chinese students,giving the privilege to descendants of a group of victims(slavery) against the descendants of victim of opium trade. what's next ? the victims of alleged WMD (irag,libya) or the victims of alleged 911 (afghanistan) also those from river to the sea victims.?

    • @fitmesslife
      @fitmesslife Před 2 měsíci +13

      And the banking family

    • @donw3861
      @donw3861 Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@@beyourself2444And white females will go wherever black males go.... 🤑🤡👍

    • @robertmatch6550
      @robertmatch6550 Před měsícem +21

      The background music needs to be more background.

  • @dujac88
    @dujac88 Před 2 měsíci +1

    excellent content

  • @tebec3624
    @tebec3624 Před 2 měsíci +135

    Another informative documentary! I hope some history teacher or college professor uses these in class. This would also help business professionals understand negotiation and strategy (never underestimate your opponent)!

    • @nmdd2575
      @nmdd2575 Před 2 měsíci +8

      Lul it's totally a joke just watching the title, Greatest Empire? I'm sure 95% of Chinese people prefer Han&Tang, and quite some nationalist Han Chinese do not even regard Qing&yuan as China. TBH China was all the way down after being conquered by Mongolia. The Qing dynasty was a total suffering for all even for the Manchu who did not have the title of nobility.

    • @Third_Disciple
      @Third_Disciple Před 2 měsíci +2

      ​@@nmdd2575East Turkistand and Tibet certainly isnt China.

    • @nmdd2575
      @nmdd2575 Před 2 měsíci +3

      ​@@Third_Disciple That is decided by international treaties on territorial sovereignty, you need to force the CCP gov or any regime representing China to sign a new one.

    • @zhanghg5080
      @zhanghg5080 Před 2 měsíci +4

      @@Third_Disciple I always tell this: If you are god, it's fine. But you only have keyboard, mouse and empty brain, this means nothing.

    • @Third_Disciple
      @Third_Disciple Před 2 měsíci

      @@zhanghg5080 so now the han think they are god?🤡

  • @ritadighent
    @ritadighent Před 2 měsíci +1

    21:00 The spoons are "virtually indinstinguishable"? What a curious thing to say when they are clearly different.

  • @dogwithwigwamz.7320
    @dogwithwigwamz.7320 Před 2 měsíci +2

    Does the painting talked about by Pro Patrick Conner in the Martyn Gregory Gallery have a name ? The closest I can get to is "The Thirteen Factories Paintings."

  • @danieltang3985
    @danieltang3985 Před 2 měsíci +2

    Forgiven but not forgotten.

  • @oobranky519
    @oobranky519 Před 2 měsíci

    marvelous work!

  • @Niki-ln5be
    @Niki-ln5be Před 2 měsíci +1

    You got a link to part 2 ?

  • @Myth520
    @Myth520 Před 2 měsíci +13

    British stolen tons of Chinese ancient treasures from its Summer Palace

  • @Rutuspace
    @Rutuspace Před měsícem

    This was my first time watching a histroy documentry. I used to like histroy in my school days a lot then I lost touch with it. But trust me when I say that - this was truly an exceptional documentry". Thanks!!

  • @chappahx
    @chappahx Před měsícem

    Exceptional documentary!

  • @robertcezar9504
    @robertcezar9504 Před měsícem +1

    3:47 the emperor shown in the picture is 嘉庆 (Jiaqing), not whatever the narrator said...Qianlong, perhaps...who was emperor in the 18th century, not 19th.

  • @BlumChoi
    @BlumChoi Před 19 dny

    Wonderfully done documentary

  • @detectiveofmoneypolitics
    @detectiveofmoneypolitics Před měsícem

    Economic investigator Frank G Melbourne Australia is still watching this very informative content cheers Frank ❤❤😊

  • @robertlee5456
    @robertlee5456 Před 2 měsíci +98

    Whenever I visit Hong Kong and pass by the corporate offices of Jardine Matheson, I laugh inwardly at the history behind it all. THE most successful drug dealers in history .. now acting as a perfectly legitimate business enterprise.

    • @freebird1ification
      @freebird1ification Před 2 měsíci +6

      dont they all

    • @naomib2334
      @naomib2334 Před 2 měsíci +8

      They don't mentioned the Sassoon family

    • @avatarion
      @avatarion Před 2 měsíci +5

      Not really. Sugar is the most successful drug in the world.

    • @unassailable6138
      @unassailable6138 Před 2 měsíci

      @@avatarion not anymore .
      Sugar' as glycogen exists even in liver and our body makes around 70 grams of it daily even if you dont eat it through gluconeogenesis. Phones nowadays as in smartphones and money are the new modern drugs that destroy your dopaminergic system

    • @Jake-dh9qk
      @Jake-dh9qk Před 2 měsíci +14

      They walk around in suits and pretend they are superior humans

  • @OldDunollieman
    @OldDunollieman Před 2 měsíci

    Brilliant series/

  • @tomasburian6550
    @tomasburian6550 Před 2 měsíci +7

    Chills all the way to the end. An interesting insight into a clash of two very different cultures.

    • @mariomunoz7392
      @mariomunoz7392 Před měsícem

      One is millenary till today and the other is parasitic and gross

  • @LEXICOGRAFFER
    @LEXICOGRAFFER Před 2 měsíci

    Is there a follow up program to this available here? Noticed the "Next Time..." appearing on the screen at closing....

  • @asullivan4047
    @asullivan4047 Před 2 měsíci +20

    Interesting/informative/entertaining . Excellent photography job/📷 pictures/drawings. Enabling viewers to better understand what/whom the orator was describing. Special thanks to special guest speakers sharing personal research information. Making this documentary more authentic and possible!!! A lot of money 💰 & misery 😭 in the diabolically evil opium trade!!!

  • @jailtonnascimento5217
    @jailtonnascimento5217 Před 2 měsíci +1

    Your documentaries are amazing, but I have already written about the very loud soundtrack that muffles the narrator's voice in all the videos. Apparently, no one in production is checking the concerns of the viewers, because nothing has been done about it.

  • @juanalfonsotorrevillas5024
    @juanalfonsotorrevillas5024 Před 2 měsíci +7

    Arrogance shall ever be their downfall

  • @New_Zealand_Murder_History_777

    What an intriguing documentary

  • @Zazyr
    @Zazyr Před 2 měsíci

    Brilliant documentary

  • @user-by4tr1ee9i
    @user-by4tr1ee9i Před 2 měsíci +1

    THE BACKGROUND MUSIC IS MADDENING

    • @oneshothunter9877
      @oneshothunter9877 Před 2 měsíci

      Agree.
      Totally unnecessary in a doc.
      Some of the producers seems to think it makes it more exciting. Not a fricking action movie, ffs.

  • @jamestregler1584
    @jamestregler1584 Před 2 měsíci +20

    Bravo ! Great job thanks ! I knew about the later history of China and the west, now the onset is quite interesting, thanks again 🧐

    • @mohdfahmi8841
      @mohdfahmi8841 Před 2 měsíci

      //;;//;//...

    • @dznuts123
      @dznuts123 Před měsícem

      You don’t know shit. All you learned came from western propaganda. If you ever care about the truth, travel around the world.

  • @jamy8575
    @jamy8575 Před 2 měsíci +3

    They did not "crave" it.. They were forced to take it as payment (balance of payments/global finance)

  • @KeifusMathews3
    @KeifusMathews3 Před 2 měsíci +56

    Love learning about china's culture, well done documentary .

    • @alcapone9550
      @alcapone9550 Před 2 měsíci

      Yeah ... have fun while learning the winners history 😜
      Edit: Thomas SowellTV!

    • @paladro
      @paladro Před 2 měsíci

      @@alcapone9550 plenty of history gets re-written, no telling if that helps or hurts, its all about perspective.

    • @Third_Disciple
      @Third_Disciple Před 2 měsíci +6

      I think this was more a documentary about the blood thirsty European culture. Did we watch the same video?🙈

    • @alcapone9550
      @alcapone9550 Před 2 měsíci +2

      @@Third_Disciple getting slaughtered by europeans is in many countries part of the culture of those ... so you both are right ^^

    • @leechaplin7902
      @leechaplin7902 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Go there it an amazing place and you will realise it's not the place the media talks about

  • @DanielvanderKlooster-gv8mj
    @DanielvanderKlooster-gv8mj Před 2 měsíci +1

    If I remember it right, the character representing "Yuan" depicts "mined silver"?

  • @averageguy1261
    @averageguy1261 Před 2 měsíci +1

    History is fascinating.

  • @danieltang3985
    @danieltang3985 Před 2 měsíci

    Agreed. Thank you.

  • @IA-dd1wc
    @IA-dd1wc Před 2 měsíci +2

    Very well done, informative documentary

  • @fischman26
    @fischman26 Před měsícem +1

    I just visited Weiyan Fort and took a boat ride under Humen Bridge this past November. Fun times in China.

  • @dimatrue
    @dimatrue Před 2 měsíci +5

    I wonder what happened to all the investments by Howqa in the USA? Swindled and robbed away? Just like many other instances? Russian foreign reserves being the most recent example?

  • @BESHYSBEES
    @BESHYSBEES Před 2 měsíci

    Brothel boats ! That’s something I can get on board with lol 😮

  • @melissapinol7279
    @melissapinol7279 Před měsícem +1

    I remember my mom telling me that the Opium Wars were about the noble British trying to keep opium "out" of China.
    I suppose that is what she was taught in school.

  • @austinreise7511
    @austinreise7511 Před měsícem +2

    An important learning. Hope folks could see this beyond just the effect of drugs. It can be anything, like ideology, a fad etc.

  • @sandraberry5132
    @sandraberry5132 Před měsícem +1

    This is a well done historical indicator of the greed of man and the evil he will do to his fellow mankind to satisfy that greed...

  • @justinlandry5820
    @justinlandry5820 Před měsícem

    Thanks!

  • @1084kmp
    @1084kmp Před 2 měsíci +23

    Now you can understand the intentions of the fentanyl war….

    • @mikeheisenberg288
      @mikeheisenberg288 Před 2 měsíci +6

      What goes around comes around

    • @joseph_goebbels606
      @joseph_goebbels606 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Yes china definetely tell greedy drug dealers in america to taint their drugs with fentanyl 😅 and they created oxycotin too right 😂

    • @toddbowers5673
      @toddbowers5673 Před 2 měsíci

      I’m sure selling coffee was pure innocence…

    • @AB-wf8ek
      @AB-wf8ek Před 2 měsíci

      I like how they portray tea as addictive. Most Americans wouldn't drink Chinese tea if you paid them.

    • @enuskolada6618
      @enuskolada6618 Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@AB-wf8ek A German lady once sang me an old song about how coffee was this revolting, morally reprehensible, Turkish/oriental muck.

  • @sevensea41
    @sevensea41 Před 2 měsíci +1

    What a documentary!

  • @anginandeverythingaroundher
    @anginandeverythingaroundher Před 2 měsíci

    This gives me, "...and the fire nation attack." Ecoing in my head.

  • @WildBillCox13
    @WildBillCox13 Před měsícem

    Shared.

  • @SonjaBlackall-qb1nb
    @SonjaBlackall-qb1nb Před 21 dnem

    How long will there withdrawal symptoms last