Irish Potato Famine - The Young and the Old - Extra History - #5

Irish leaders entered the picture when the 1847 Poor Laws backfired, leading landowners to mass-evict their starving tenants. Daniel O'Connell tried to maintain an alliance with the Whigs, and failed. The Young Irelanders split off from the Repeal Association, and as a result, both the rebellious and the moderate minds of the country lost significant traction, unable to fight the famine alone.
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  1. Extra Credits

    Extra Credits

    Tháng trước

    By the time that the first healthy harvest arrived in 1849, a million people had died due to prejudiced men writing bad policy-a stark warning of what happens when poor relief becomes a tool of political ideology. But in a world where 1 in 8 people are malnourished, the Republic of Ireland today has turned its deepest psychological scar into a call to action. Oxfam Ireland: Oxfam America: You can also support our production of Extra History and help us pick what stories we should explore next, by joining our Patreon here:

    • James Walsh

      James Walsh

      12 ngày trước

      The UK also gives a lot of foreign aid. Just saying.

    • j and c

      j and c

      26 ngày trước

      I would like to see you do one on the troubles next ,while still on the subject of ireland

    • Small Tablet

      Small Tablet

      28 ngày trước


    • Oisin Creaner

      Oisin Creaner

      Tháng trước

      +Thomas Richardson you can pay in Euro and your bank will deduct from your account an amount in dollars equivalent to the Euros you've paid (plus some commission for the exchange). One Euro is worth slightly more than one dollar, so unless you're looking to be really precise with your accounting, just pick an amount that you'd be comfortable paying in Dollars and pay that in Euro. (e.g. if you would have happily paid twenty bucks, put in €20, and it will probably be ~$22-23)

    • iziPzi


      Tháng trước

      Would love to see a series on napolionic wars

  2. Badhammy865


    Ngày trước

    3:40 wtf did anyone else notice the dude on the right?

  3. BecauseICan


    4 ngày trước

    8:05 *"uuuUUUUUUUuuuuUUUUUUuuuGGGGGGGGgggggggHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh"*

  4. Nico Sando

    Nico Sando

    4 ngày trước

    anybody notice gritty

  5. OatGuardian


    4 ngày trước


  6. kein mcgill

    kein mcgill

    5 ngày trước

    Erin go Bragh!

  7. connor griffin

    connor griffin

    5 ngày trước

    so did anyone else notice the creepy Philidelphia flyers mascot in the background at 3:35 ?

  8. Lucas Wallace

    Lucas Wallace

    5 ngày trước

    "Sometimes bad mans die in their sleep." Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plageuis the wise?

  9. Cú Chulainn

    Cú Chulainn

    6 ngày trước

    We need more Irish Edit: By that I mean more people willing to donate to charity.

  10. Eevee the Flareon

    Eevee the Flareon

    6 ngày trước

    6:09 i heard you had tacos

  11. Redgum


    7 ngày trước

    I lived in Ireland for only a small time, but despite my nationality being so different (Korean), I fell in love the moment I saw those green hills. Hopefully one day I can return, and make it my adopted home, as much as I would like. Wonderful work, and god bless.

  12. Brandon Thach

    Brandon Thach

    8 ngày trước

    3:40 that guys face all the way on the right tho

  13. Conor Murphy

    Conor Murphy

    9 ngày trước

    This was a brilliant series.

  14. Tuck Hoi Chan

    Tuck Hoi Chan

    9 ngày trước

    This whole thing as well as being britain s whole history makes me one to never support brits in the past.CT should have had his grave destroyed ,his body dug up and burnt to total ashes, and his family lines eradicated.

  15. Veselka


    10 ngày trước

    Ireland is a Mrs. Ireland 😀

  16. Veselka


    10 ngày trước

    Healthy carrots killed purple parrots

  17. Lol 86

    Lol 86

    13 ngày trước

    How can anyone be more cruel to Ireland than Queen Victoria? Oliver Cromwell: hold my beer

  18. SamuriLemonX18


    13 ngày trước

    I find your characterisation of Ireland as a world leader in foreign food/development aid....strange. They give 0.45% of GDP in aid, winch is just over the minimum legal requirement of the EU of 0.42%. For comparison the UK gives 0.72% of GDP which amounts to about 20x the amount of money Ireland gives. In terms of %GDP, the "world leaders" are the Scandinavian countries, all giving over 1% of their GDP to foreign aid. Ireland doesn't even rank in the top 10 for either measurement. So why may I ask, is this the characterisation you give? Because honestly, it's flat out wrong.

  19. Lyman Larson

    Lyman Larson

    13 ngày trước

    3:34 It's our Lord and Savior... GRITTY!!!

  20. World Studios

    World Studios

    14 ngày trước

    Who else is now more greatful than ever to french fries?

  21. Internet Education

    Internet Education

    15 ngày trước

    1:44 "_Not very much, given her wealth, actually_" As opposed to the revered roman catholics? Ireland's supposed enlightenment? The Pope's contribution paled in comparison to the Queen's.

  22. Black Swan

    Black Swan

    17 ngày trước

    O Connell called him Orange Peel. Literally true fact.

  23. TheEuropean


    18 ngày trước

    01:48 Turks arent Indians or Arabs we look like Greeks or Russians pls make us look like what we are

  24. Eevee the Flareon

    Eevee the Flareon

    19 ngày trước

    6:13 love that spongebob reference

  25. Mr. Pick21

    Mr. Pick21

    19 ngày trước

    3:34 the face on the right haunts my dreams

  26. Cupcake Queen Wojo

    Cupcake Queen Wojo

    19 ngày trước

    Old Ireland: we don't wanna fight. Young Ireland: we will fight if we have to Old Ireland in private: sic your dongs on em! Young Ireland: *running in circles* AHH WHAT DO WE DO!!! That's about my understanding of what happens most of the time. Also the goverment screwed them.

  27. Michelle Evans

    Michelle Evans

    19 ngày trước

    Dublineers? That's not a term ...

  28. Anthony Doherty

    Anthony Doherty

    19 ngày trước

    You had to renounce your faith to get soup this say many more die needlessly and irish land lords were not the the land owners but puppets while irish were starving the put food on ships to England we grow more than 1 vegetable you know

  29. E S

    E S

    19 ngày trước

    1:52 one should mention that the sultan wanted to give 10 times the amounts that he sent, but the British crown refused to accept so much help because it "would make the crown look bad"

  30. vazak11


    19 ngày trước

    The ending was well done, kudos.

  31. Shyguyplays9


    20 ngày trước

    Are we just going to forget about the spongebob reference?

  32. Angus Yang

    Angus Yang

    20 ngày trước

    Finally the Ottomans get mentioned here as helping out the Irish. Sultan Abdulmecid I had heard about it from his Irish doctor, and sent aid accordingly. Even though the British tried to restrict most of it, the ships still secretly delivered the extra supplies.

  33. jassLmhn


    20 ngày trước

    Ireland is a lovely country and are lovely people, I visited some years ago, glad to see you mentioned how Mexico helped with aid, here in Mexico we remember the Saint Patrick's Battalion, which changed sides to support Mexico in the Mexican-American war, and their descents are still living here, I wish we had had more Irish immigration here!

  34. F Morneweck

    F Morneweck

    20 ngày trước

    3:35 the man on the far right is the incarnation of fear.

  35. peope1976


    20 ngày trước

    I'm crying like heck. How cruel people can be.

  36. Mr.Tobacco


    22 ngày trước

    The story of the Ottoman help is kinda a interesting story: A Irish man sneaks into a random trade ship and cames to Konstantiniyye, when he learn where he is he start telling people the story of the famine. Many people don't believes him actually majorty of the people doesn't understands him, they even don't know what or where Ireland is. One day this Irish man comes into the Topkapı Palace (Residence of the Sultan) he tries to enter but Guards not allows him. He tries to tell his story but as usually Guards doesn't understand him. Everyday he tries to enter the palace so he can talk with the Sultan and ask for help but everyday he get caught and finally they arrest him and throw him to the jail in Topkapı Palace. A Pasha hears this and goes to talk with him, he talks with the Irıish guy and hears the story. He couldn't believe what the Irish man said and when he learned Irish wants to talk with Sultan, Pasha agrees and goes to talk with the Grand Vizier. And Grand Vizier tell this to the Sultan Abdülmecid I. Sultan quickly calls the Irish man to his court and when Guards brought the Irish guy to him he gets sad to his condition. Irish guy tells the horrible story of his country for hours, he explains how he came to Konstantiniyye. Abdülmecid quickly order his Vizier to prepare the largest ship in the Ottoman Navy to transport help to Ireland. In same time he sends latter to the Queen Victoria, in that time Ally of the Ottoman Empire. He offers to send 10.000 gold to the Irish people but Queen Victoria only allows 2000. With 2000 gold, beside the Sultan's help also people of Konstantiniyye donate their foods,drinks,fruits etc. and thosa load into the ship then ship set sails to the Ireland... This is the story i heard i don't know how much of these true but it's still proud thing to see my ancestors helped people in need...It's still making me sad Europeans calling we Turks barbarians.

  37. 🐆Phoenix The Cheetah 🐆

    🐆Phoenix The Cheetah 🐆

    22 ngày trước

    N O T T H E P O T A T O S ! ! ! ! !

  38. Humble Soldier

    Humble Soldier

    22 ngày trước

    Who's cutting onions in here? Damn emotion ninjas. Ireland is a great nation.

  39. Facts don’t care about your feelings

    Facts don’t care about your feelings

    23 ngày trước

    Damn I thought the guy in the casket in the beginning was bilbo baggins

  40. Ian L

    Ian L

    24 ngày trước

    3:34 what the hell is that one face its... Its fooking grimace's sp00ky cousin

  41. Tonks Moriarty

    Tonks Moriarty

    24 ngày trước

    No wonder British school refuse to teach this topic, I hate Westminster even more now.

  42. 01 Megalomaniac

    01 Megalomaniac

    24 ngày trước

    Are we.. gunna gloss over the face at 3:36?.. Yes? Okay, then

  43. Fid Marcano

    Fid Marcano

    25 ngày trước

    All of this made me cry. I so Venezuela :( I feel everyhing in this series

  44. Tortilla Master

    Tortilla Master

    25 ngày trước

    what is going on with that mans face on 3:40 face

  45. Karan Bhatt

    Karan Bhatt

    25 ngày trước

    This is not in play list I think

  46. Joshuah Mitchell

    Joshuah Mitchell

    26 ngày trước

    Irish good by . leaves. Irish good by. Ok by good by see you tomorrow morning okay okay okay by good by then but... okay nevermind good by

  47. cameron120587


    26 ngày trước

    Just to point out, your map of the Republic of Ireland at 9:56 shows the whole island of Ireland, which includes Northern Ireland, part of the UK.

  48. Rick Morrison

    Rick Morrison

    26 ngày trước

    3:36 gritty

  49. C is for communism F is for facism

    C is for communism F is for facism

    26 ngày trước

    This shit is pretty boring. Why cant we go back to having actually interesting topics?

  50. IndiaBall RohanDalvi

    IndiaBall RohanDalvi

    26 ngày trước

    do one on bengal famine too , brits did the same with mix of racism

  51. Lowkey Sykes

    Lowkey Sykes

    26 ngày trước

    816 million of those donations will be pocketed by the politicians who will be incharge of those once given.

  52. j and c

    j and c

    26 ngày trước

    I would like to see him do the troubles next while still on the subject of ireland

  53. DoubleATam


    26 ngày trước

    So... Everyone died the end, and also history repeats

  54. Dan Helsting

    Dan Helsting

    27 ngày trước

    Just because a failed man in knight a hero of his backwards beliefs of yesterday - does not mean we can't spit on his grave today. (# only history will judge us)

    • Nikhil Manian

      Nikhil Manian

      25 ngày trước

      History judged. The dude was bad.

  55. Robert Miller

    Robert Miller

    27 ngày trước

    Do a series on the great depression please

  56. TheSaber210


    27 ngày trước

    dublineer is pronounced Dubliner

  57. Abdulrahman AbuZubaydah

    Abdulrahman AbuZubaydah

    27 ngày trước

    Can u do extra history about "almoravid empire"

  58. Gödeke Michels

    Gödeke Michels

    27 ngày trước

    9:56 the Republic of Ireland shown including Northern Ireland. Extra Credits political commentary? Preperation for the expected future of post Brexit expecting a reunification? Or yet another small mistake? Who knows.

  59. Justinian The Great Emperor

    Justinian The Great Emperor

    27 ngày trước

    6:08 "THE BLACK AND TANS OPEN UP" *smashes door*

  60. C Toea

    C Toea

    27 ngày trước

    9:43 This world is full of injustice.Something has to be done.We need better things

  61. cinnamonpiefin


    27 ngày trước

    ah yes i'm sure we're all aware of how bloodless the french revolution was, no mass execution of nobility here lads

  62. The Senate

    The Senate

    27 ngày trước

    bruh moment

  63. Jey Dey

    Jey Dey

    27 ngày trước

    Napoleonic war pls

  64. Jan Kasal

    Jan Kasal

    28 ngày trước

    You should make an episode about ban Josip Jelačić from Croatia ps-(Im from Croatia)

  65. Alfredo Ibarra

    Alfredo Ibarra

    28 ngày trước

    Ireland is also a major tax haven for corporations (Apple).

  66. Null Set

    Null Set

    28 ngày trước

    The story of the Sultans aid makes a nice story but there's really no hard evidence to back it up.

  67. BlackAhorn


    28 ngày trước

    3:35 What the heck is this face on the right?

  68. jgallag90


    28 ngày trước

    That's supposedly when half my ancestors immigrated to the US.

  69. Nathan Cosgrove

    Nathan Cosgrove

    28 ngày trước

    What a series. I've taught my children about the history of our family, why our ancestors left, and why we are who we are. Very well done.

  70. Alexander Korol

    Alexander Korol

    29 ngày trước

    9:38 She should've applied more pressure! That would've been great!

  71. connla


    29 ngày trước

    we call them dubs, not dublineers

  72. thecroc


    29 ngày trước

    Do the House of Vasa next!

  73. Prajakta Bonde

    Prajakta Bonde

    29 ngày trước

    Please do a series on the Bengal famine or Madras famine or Bihar famine in India. People in the west are never taught about the atrocities the Britishers brought upon colonial India and the millions of deaths they caused. It's horrifying

  74. B Saxon

    B Saxon

    Tháng trước

    Just FYI Ireland only gives 0.22% of GNI to international development aid, where as the 'evil' Brits give 0.67% away... I'm not taking away from the fact that what happened back then was terrible policy I just thought I'd clarify that point.

  75. chans h

    chans h

    Tháng trước

    3:34 who else thinks that smiling guy in the far right is creepy

    • chans h

      chans h

      Tháng trước

      well now i know its comrade gritty

  76. Thomas Maxwell

    Thomas Maxwell

    Tháng trước

    I wonder what would happen if a crop loss like that happened today probably the same thing that would happen of ether the soy or maize crop failed here

  77. Francisco Chango

    Francisco Chango

    Tháng trước

    And then a century and a half later the Venezuelans one upped the Irish in mass migrations with 6 million+ and counting.

  78. Tuathal the True

    Tuathal the True

    Tháng trước

    Would love to see an extra history series on the Easter Rising. Just a thought

  79. Tuathal the True

    Tuathal the True

    Tháng trước

    English parliament don't give a fig about Ireland except where it effects and can be manipulated by themselves? Shocking how things DON'T change!

  80. Tejaskarthick Thangaperumal

    Tejaskarthick Thangaperumal

    Tháng trước

    Do a video about Indian revolution

  81. Finn Doye

    Finn Doye

    Tháng trước


  82. Honey Cat

    Honey Cat

    Tháng trước

    Welsh coal mine strike please

  83. CallMeMAKY


    Tháng trước

    3:35 (far right silhouette) welp I'm not sleeping tonight

  84. DasTemplar 96

    DasTemplar 96

    Tháng trước

    Minorities: Man, White people never had it bad- Slav from the Ottoman Empire: *Ahem* Pole from WW2: *Ahem* Italian Immigrant to America: *Ahem* Gaul during Roman Republic: *Ahem* Spaniard in 600s AD: *Ahem* German Jew in 1930s: *Ahem* Polish Jew in 1940s: *Ahem* Irishman throughout history: *aHeM*

  85. Vontacompton


    Tháng trước

    Needs to be remembered that Queen Victoria tried to limit the aid that the Ottoman sultan was sending, because it made her look bad if she wasn't sending as much aid as a foreign power. i.e. it was legit a genocide

  86. Vivaan Dua

    Vivaan Dua

    Tháng trước

    Who else thought that jack septic eye should’ve voiced this

  87. Ritzy Cupcake

    Ritzy Cupcake

    Tháng trước

    Thanks for making this I have learnt so much!

  88. aryamman sahlot

    aryamman sahlot

    Tháng trước

    You can make a video on Indian empires please?????

  89. Greg Howe

    Greg Howe

    Tháng trước

    The UK leaving the EU could cause issues between Northern Ireland and Ireland, if they throw up a hard border between the 2 nations the time of troubles could return

  90. Commander_Discord


    Tháng trước

    Fucking Gritty at 3:35

  91. John.E


    Tháng trước

    do a video on Merril's Marauders or modern Israli war

  92. LochNess 96

    LochNess 96

    Tháng trước

    The Pope and the Sultan gave more then what was meant to be our queen, disgusting. But we never excepted Brit rule and kept on rebelling!

  93. Kyle Hart

    Kyle Hart

    Tháng trước

    That is so beautiful. Humanity prevails.

  94. MustardLadyAsmr


    Tháng trước

    3:35 is that gritty on the right? 😂

  95. Kev


    Tháng trước

    march 29, 2020 do brexit :)

  96. Foundations Medical Informatics

    Foundations Medical Informatics

    Tháng trước

    If you get a chance, look up the Irish Famine Memorial in Dublin. Of all the memorials I have seen in my life, it is certainly one of the most impactful. However, I think that such a somber testament to famine is necessary. If we don't remember our past, we will surely repeat it.

  97. Virtual Origin

    Virtual Origin

    Tháng trước


  98. Patrick Casey

    Patrick Casey

    Tháng trước

    Pope pius what a name

  99. David Zhang

    David Zhang

    Tháng trước


  100. Manjot Minhas

    Manjot Minhas

    Tháng trước

    I know I need a patreon account but can you do Ranjit's Singh life, the last great indian ruler of the the independent indian bastion back then. You guys can suggest in patreon

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