Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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  • Jay Foreman

    Jay Foreman

    11 күн мурун

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    • Tsass0

      Tsass0

      Күн мурун

      @Skeptikalz and write very good adds for Skillshare

    • Todd Howard

      Todd Howard

      Күн мурун

      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

      yfelwulf

      6 күн мурун

      @Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.

    • yfelwulf

      yfelwulf

      6 күн мурун

      @Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.

    • Jimbob Robob

      Jimbob Robob

      7 күн мурун

      Planning for an invasion is a bit of the usual paranoid middle class overreach about the USSR. As if a conventional bombing campaign might not have preceded a nuclear one or sabotage and special ops by agents and special forces wouldn't have been a thing. Invasion indeed! How paranoid. It's as if the anxiety over Putin has pushed aside the collapse of the USSR under it's own deficiencies when it was revealed to be almost certainly incapable of such a thing and had been for decades.

  • Itza_me

    Itza_me

    6 саат мурун

    No-one guessing the maps at 5:19, ok
    New York
    Manhattan?
    Portsmouth & Isle of Wight
    Paris?
    London (tube)
    Prague?

  • marzmi

    marzmi

    7 саат мурун

    Co on powiedział? 0:50

  • Vasili

    Vasili

    7 саат мурун

    Commys

  • Vladimir Makarkin

    Vladimir Makarkin

    8 саат мурун

    Понимать надо. Люди работают.

  • Trickster Rickster

    Trickster Rickster

    8 саат мурун

    Thank you Youtube algorithm, you have blessed me with another godlike channel. Satan bless the bots

  • bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiu

    8 саат мурун

    Google maps be like: I still have to learn much.

  • Cleen Rock Dog

    Cleen Rock Dog

    11 саат мурун

    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

    11 саат мурун

    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

    11 саат мурун

    Winning World War 2. Sarcasm, please say that was sarcasm..

  • G H

    G H

    14 саат мурун

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

  • Kaspar Nick Born

    Kaspar Nick Born

    15 саат мурун

    The Siegfried-Maps of my native country Switzerland are still the best!

  • Утерянный В Тумане

    Утерянный В Тумане

    15 саат мурун

    2:24
    Guys, you should have put pencil in there. Missed opportunity.

  • Hairysteed

    Hairysteed

    16 саат мурун

    _"...always within 10,000 miles from a Russian spy"_ - ...or anyone

  • Iain Killion

    Iain Killion

    16 саат мурун

    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

    16 саат мурун

    THE MERCENARY 2020 BRUTAL ACTION BY THE FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER FROM GANGS OF NEW YORK NOW ON AMAZON PRIME .............

  • Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd

    Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd

    17 саат мурун

    Cold war map off is my preferred name for arctic navigation.

  • v.0

    v.0

    17 саат мурун

    Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?"
    Russia: "xexexe"

    • James Burton

      James Burton

      8 саат мурун

      Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "Why don't you call yourself Hayley Cropper any more?"

  • Thecoolyoyo

    Thecoolyoyo

    17 саат мурун

    I like your new haircut jay :)

  • Piotr Lenar

    Piotr Lenar

    17 саат мурун

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

  • Mccdtk

    Mccdtk

    17 саат мурун

    Russia didn't even come up with vodka

  • ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    18 саат мурун

    2:58 diskette.

  • WookiesInOnesies

    WookiesInOnesies

    18 саат мурун

    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

    C H

    19 саат мурун

    MAP MEN MAP MEN MAP MAP MAP MEN WHERE ARE THE OTHER MENSES??

  • Epic Franek

    Epic Franek

    20 саат мурун

    I'm polish

    No joke

  • Jacob Jørgensen

    Jacob Jørgensen

    21 саат мурун

    Poland allied during the Cold War? You mean soviet puppet?

  • Miranda Aniston

    Miranda Aniston

    21 саат мурун

    miniurl.es/milfhot8z1mz






    Nel loro impegno per migliorare la qualità della vita, dimenticano che la costante crescita quantitativa e la portata della nostra attività ci consentono di adempiere a compiti importanti per sviluppare i compiti stabiliti dalla società. E non c'è dubbio che molte personalità famose si mescolano a dati non univoci al punto da essere completamente irriconoscibili, il che aumenta il loro stato di inutilità.Le considerazioni ideologiche di ordine superiore, così come la pianificazione futura, giocano un ruolo decisivo nell'analisi dei modelli di comportamento esistenti. Tuttavia, non bisogna dimenticare che il nuovo modello di attività organizzativa offre ampie opportunità per ripensare le politiche economiche estere.💕
    Assim, o conceito de alta tecnologia de estrutura social e perfeito para a implementacao de formas de influencia. Ate hoje, apenas os estados independentes continuam sendo o destino dos liberais que desejam ser distribuidos associativamente entre os setores.

  • TechnocraticDreadnought

    TechnocraticDreadnought

    23 саат мурун

    6:06 but do not forget, that china, the ccp, is the bigger problem.

  • Captain Calculus

    Captain Calculus

    23 саат мурун

    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

    Tsass0

    Күн мурун

    U are so very good at those adds :)

  • Max Headrom

    Max Headrom

    Күн мурун

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

  • John Murphy

    John Murphy

    Күн мурун

    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

    Күн мурун

    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

    Күн мурун

    Are these Soy Boys gay lovers?

  • Derek McManus

    Derek McManus

    Күн мурун

    They don't

  • StickTheGlue

    StickTheGlue

    Күн мурун

    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

    Күн мурун

    I never thought anyone could make maps fun, well done.

  • Stig Martin

    Stig Martin

    Күн мурун

    Is this what BeardyMan does in his off time from creating epic tunes? 😂👍

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      22 саат мурун

      Beardyman (Darren Foreman) is my brother, and he made the Map Men theme music for us.

  • Carlos C

    Carlos C

    Күн мурун

    Its the MAP, it’s the MAP, It’s the MAP, it’s the MAP, ‘tis the phucking map KOmrad

  • MoyBoy

    MoyBoy

    Күн мурун

    Yo I’ve only just realised the ‘intro song’ is different every episode - pretty epic if u ask me

  • Женя Волков

    Женя Волков

    Күн мурун

    Кошмар!

  • Anna Rakovska

    Anna Rakovska

    Күн мурун

    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

    Күн мурун

    I never trust English guys who say Russia won the war. Way too beta

    • dushas

      dushas

      14 саат мурун

      @Cian MacGana =))

    • Cian MacGana

      Cian MacGana

      18 саат мурун

      @dushas nah Britain won the war

    • dushas

      dushas

      20 саат мурун

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

  • Mungo658

    Mungo658

    Күн мурун

    sweet surname bro

  • Pubg-Blsy

    Pubg-Blsy

    Күн мурун

    Winning ww2 ? Debatable

  • Jan

    Jan

    Күн мурун

    English people really should use Polish spelling, it's far easier! (I'm Polish of course)

  • Mister NovelBro

    Mister NovelBro

    Күн мурун

    "Winning WW2"
    GTFO

  • Dub Elements

    Dub Elements

    Күн мурун

    Dendi ?

  • Rhajdami centoria

    Rhajdami centoria

    Күн мурун

    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

      Күн мурун

      What a ridiculous thing to say.

  • Jason.

    Jason.

    Күн мурун

    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

    Күн мурун

    should be asking "who gives a fuck?" lnstead

  • Алексей Сушко

    Алексей Сушко

    Күн мурун

    Look at Google map and on Yandex map...

  • The Monster

    The Monster

    Күн мурун

    U Fucking suck

  • Michal Jancik

    Michal Jancik

    2 күн мурун

    4:05 Žilina , Slovakia ... 😃

  • zephyrandboreas

    zephyrandboreas

    2 күн мурун

    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

    HRTBRK

    2 күн мурун

    The way I was caught out by the “don’t watch it now, watch it later” spooked me😭

  • bouytt guyt

    bouytt guyt

    2 күн мурун

    The Soviet maps warmly recommends the 123-metre spire of Salisbury.

  • -Lightning Will-

    -Lightning Will-

    2 күн мурун

    It's bc they know who to be scared of

  • daviduribe004

    daviduribe004

    2 күн мурун

    lol russia "won" ww2

    • bouytt guyt

      bouytt guyt

      2 күн мурун

      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

    2 күн мурун

    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 (https://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

    2 күн мурун

    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

      trololoev

      Күн мурун

      sorry, but if USA made good maps even of USA i will be surprised.

  • some dude

    some dude

    2 күн мурун

    The WWII comment could be debated

  • icumsriracha

    icumsriracha

    2 күн мурун

    Very good.

  • mrcellophane99

    mrcellophane99

    2 күн мурун

    Where can we see a Russian map of Area 51 ?

  • Úna Parkinson

    Úna Parkinson

    2 күн мурун

    Great as always

  • Sprint955ST

    Sprint955ST

    2 күн мурун

    Well, either I’m mistaken or I just heard Jay’s distinctive tones doing a voice continuity on top telly channel Dave??!!

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      2 күн мурун

      You’re not mistaken, I have done some voiceover work for Dave.

  • Barry Scott

    Barry Scott

    2 күн мурун

    I'm just glad someone else identified the true victors of the 2nd world war

  • René Larsen

    René Larsen

    2 күн мурун

    Well Arnold Schwarzenegger let the cartographer go together with Jackie Chan from the jail in Tayna pechati drakona so im sure thats why..

  • Filu

    Filu

    2 күн мурун

    Russian didnt made vodka

  • Łukasz Pawłowski

    Łukasz Pawłowski

    2 күн мурун

    "Kolczyste" (Colchester) and "Sendłycz" (Sandwich) are my favourite on that map :) .
    "- Two kolczyste sandwiches pliizzz" would be like "Two spiky sandwiches please" ;) :D

  • Pelena STRW

    Pelena STRW

    2 күн мурун

    So many subtitles in different languages and no russian...

  • KJV only

    KJV only

    2 күн мурун

    Turn to Jesus Christ!

    • KJV only

      KJV only

      2 күн мурун

      Isaiah 13:11 KJV And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      2 күн мурун

      No.

    • KJV only

      KJV only

      2 күн мурун

      Saint Luke 5:32 KJV I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Saint Luke 13:3 KJV I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

  • Ред стоунер

    Ред стоунер

    2 күн мурун

    Хехе)

  • audrien

    audrien

    2 күн мурун

    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

    • audrien

      audrien

      2 күн мурун

      @Jay Foreman ohhh, i'll assume that was dobrze zrobione, meaning "well made" or "well done", is that right?

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      2 күн мурун

      Dobre zdrobione. (Sorry I did such a terrible job pronouncing it!)

  • JustAPolishAmerican

    JustAPolishAmerican

    2 күн мурун

    0:50 What he meant to say: "Dobrze zrobione!"
    What he actually said: *"DOBRE ŻRONIE!"*

    • Łukasz Pawłowski

      Łukasz Pawłowski

      2 күн мурун

      If not for subtitles in Polish - I would have had no idea what he had said :) . Not to mention, that they just 1:1 translated English phrase "well done" - which no Polish person would have used in such a situation :D . So..., wcale NIE "dobrze zrobione" ;) Still, they tried - and Polish is no joke for foreigners so props for them! :)

  • DieMimik

    DieMimik

    2 күн мурун

    As a german I am amused by "Saufend-on-si" bc "saufend" means "getting drunk" in german XD

    • Łukasz Pawłowski

      Łukasz Pawłowski

      2 күн мурун

      Jawohl! I guess being saufend on see makes one much amused ;) .

  • JonatasMonte

    JonatasMonte

    2 күн мурун

    Transliterated.
    I gotta remember that one.

  • JonatasMonte

    JonatasMonte

    2 күн мурун

    0:00 You didn't mention Tolstoy!!!!

  • J MJ

    J MJ

    2 күн мурун

    "Polish allies" is a bit of a stretch.

  • Erik H—N

    Erik H—N

    3 күн мурун

    Thanks again 👍Who’s the jazz pianist on the soundtrack in the end of the video?

  • William

    William

    3 күн мурун

    6:25 is an oil field in California near Bakersfield.

  • Seikleiner

    Seikleiner

    3 күн мурун

    Очень нехорошо: выпустили ролик, касающийся России, однако перевели его на все наречия, которые только возможно, кроме русского :(

    • Seikleiner

      Seikleiner

      2 күн мурун

      Thank you very much, I will wait :)

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      3 күн мурун

      Sorry! I guess the Russian-speaking volunteer is taking longer than everybody else. I’m sure the Russian translation is coming soon. Hopefully no more than just a few days!

  • Michal Lewandowski

    Michal Lewandowski

    3 күн мурун

    New vid noice one lads. This reminds me of that bimig bang show when Sheldon reviews maps

  • Jacques Mertens

    Jacques Mertens

    3 күн мурун

    Polish allies? Are you off your trolley?
    Since when does being occupied by the Russians mean you're on their side?

  • Jeremiah Carr

    Jeremiah Carr

    3 күн мурун

    Polish Allies SHIT a brick poles if anything hated their soviet oppressors.

  • Alexandr Moroseac

    Alexandr Moroseac

    3 күн мурун

    Ю ар вэлком!

  • marlboro9tibike

    marlboro9tibike

    3 күн мурун

    In the soviet russia, you dont need maps, the maps need YOU!

  • Pat Reilly

    Pat Reilly

    3 күн мурун

    The comment about expecting Russian maps to be defective is such a good illustration of latent anti-communist ideology clouding our understanding

  • asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    3 күн мурун

    Amazing video man

  • Саша Кумылганов

    Саша Кумылганов

    3 күн мурун

    Secret? I've got officer atlas literally at home from my father's day in the red army as a tank officer, and considering the size of the damn thing there is quite a lot of maps in there

    • asioe kiou

      asioe kiou

      3 күн мурун

      2:24, aha the Russians didn't use pens in space comrade. LOL 🤣

  • ninad pathak

    ninad pathak

    3 күн мурун

    I like your new old look. old new look wasn't working as much.

  • Dan Dart

    Dan Dart

    3 күн мурун

    The lack of excitement in "What's Skillshare?"

  • Interplanetary Reconnaissance

    Interplanetary Reconnaissance

    3 күн мурун

    You guys make some of the best content on YouTube

  • JOHNNY MYTHO

    JOHNNY MYTHO

    3 күн мурун

    It's good to see Britain was actually an half interesting country back at the time and not a shithole only known for a pretty terrible series of books made for grown-up kids where you can get arrested for having a swiss army knife in your pockets.

  • Phillipa Kemi

    Phillipa Kemi

    3 күн мурун

    Just found out there's a secret bunker for the regional government in my hometown.... That's unexpected

  • Ash Ackroyd

    Ash Ackroyd

    3 күн мурун

    https://redatlasbook.com/cityplansuk

  • A M

    A M

    3 күн мурун

    "... until no matter where you lived in the world, you were always at least ten thousand miles from a russian spy"
    That got me lmao.

  • WestCoast Trainspotting

    WestCoast Trainspotting

    3 күн мурун

    Dont watch it now, Watch it later. - Mark, 2020

  • Bojan Bojovic

    Bojan Bojovic

    3 күн мурун

    First time here, you two are brilliant.

  • Zenek Ragdoll

    Zenek Ragdoll

    3 күн мурун

    5:41 I like how everything is in Polenglish, but they left ,,Przyl." for przylądek (cape), I mean like ,,excuse me do you know where is przylądek Łodm-Point?"