Rise of the Cossacks - Origins of the Ukrainians DOCUMENTARY

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Kings and Generals historical animated documentary series on the history of medieval era continues with a video on the medieval origins of Ukrainians. Previously, we explored how the identity of Ukraine as a nation starting forming with the Kyivan Rus and the kingdom of Ruthenia, and about the Mongol period - • Medieval Origins of Uk... This new video will describe the fall of the Mongol rule over the lands of Ukraine, how the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth took over and how these events led to the Rise of the Cossacks. We will also talk about the Bogdan Khmelnytsky's rebellion.
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@KingsandGenerals
@KingsandGenerals Жыл бұрын
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@aska8923
@aska8923 Жыл бұрын
Could you stop calling our capital KIEV it`s name is Kyiv after ancient ruler of Rus Kyi
@mokarokas-1727
@mokarokas-1727 Жыл бұрын
@@aska8923 - lol, take it easy. Are you pronouncing/spelling the name of every city in the world the same way the natives do? ;)
@berkosmansatiroglu
@berkosmansatiroglu Жыл бұрын
Hi from Turkey.
@mikenorris5656
@mikenorris5656 Жыл бұрын
Please don't forget about Nestor Mahkno!!!!!!
@syamkumarkaturi9761
@syamkumarkaturi9761 Жыл бұрын
PUTIN WILL CONQUER EUROPE BY TAKING SUPPORT OF THE MONGOLS
@bangscutter
@bangscutter Жыл бұрын
Poland-Lithuania: "So, are you Cossacks fighting for us, or against us?" Cossacks: "Yes"
@007ShaolinMonk
@007ShaolinMonk Жыл бұрын
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, although being de-facto a country of 3 peoples with Ukrainians being the most numerous, de jure it was a country of 2 peoples. Which, of course, led to lots of problems and bloodshed. Cossacs fought for themselves and their freedom in the first place. It was either you live a semi-military cossac lifestyle or you are a slave (a serf).
@agentfundacji1
@agentfundacji1 Жыл бұрын
@@007ShaolinMonk that is a massive oversimplification mate
@007ShaolinMonk
@007ShaolinMonk Жыл бұрын
@@agentfundacji1 you expect me to write a treaty or a poem as the answer to a simple commentary? Are you all right?
@enndee989
@enndee989 Жыл бұрын
Zelensky, a true Ukrainian hateman(cussack leader)
@Lenny2012S
@Lenny2012S Жыл бұрын
😀 bravo
@bohdanhovorun3078
@bohdanhovorun3078 Жыл бұрын
Regarding the origin of the Cossacs, it is also worth mentioning that in 1528 there was a nation-wide nobility census in the Grand duchy of Lithuania (Popys Zemskyi). As a result, some nobility, who could not prove their origin, or (more commonly) made wrong enemies at the court, were stripped of their rank and land. Those guys also joined the cossacks and they certainly held no love for the government of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
@agentfundacji1
@agentfundacji1 Жыл бұрын
Didn’t knew that, may you send a link or propose some book on the topic ?
@lucinae8510
@lucinae8510 Жыл бұрын
By misfits I didn't just imagine adventurers and criminals, but also small nobles who were banished for pissing off the wrong people.
@bohdanhovorun3078
@bohdanhovorun3078 Жыл бұрын
@@agentfundacji1 Links are getting deleted(( Try autotranslating this article. This is about Volyn specifically, but this might give you the general idea. «Особливості проведення земського перепису литовсько-руського війська у Волинській землі 1528 року» // Український археографічний щорічник. - Вип. 16/17. - 19/20. - С. 151 - 164.
@bohdanhovorun3078
@bohdanhovorun3078 Жыл бұрын
@@lucinae8510 Sure, just clarifying) Said census was followed by "The first statute of Lithuania" in 1529 (Перший литовський статут), which, among other things, regulated the rights of nobility and introduced some uniformity. Previously, there were "sorts" of nobility - armoured boyars, zem'yans, and others. After this code of laws, all nobility became "shl'ahta", and those who were unlucky enough to not fit the new order had to find a new place in the society. Some of them ended up in Zaporizhya, bringing their martial experience with them.
@agentfundacji1
@agentfundacji1 Жыл бұрын
@@bohdanhovorun3078 thanks, are you studying history by the way ?
@iaroslavvasyliv8674
@iaroslavvasyliv8674 Жыл бұрын
As you noticed, the biggest problem for Ukraine as democratic state was, that it was always surrounded by empires…
@posteador
@posteador 10 ай бұрын
They are in an indefensible position of many plains. Very tricky, almost as if the only way to survive was the cossack way.
@kecske9809
@kecske9809 9 ай бұрын
thats true for the whole central eastern europe and balkan
@chris1806
@chris1806 9 ай бұрын
Ukraina is a fake country
@just_inker2584
@just_inker2584 9 ай бұрын
Ukraine:"You know, I was something of an empire myself".
@Pettigrew88
@Pettigrew88 8 ай бұрын
Hence the Kiev Rus? Really all Russians claim Ukrainian heritage…..no?
@BeyondYore
@BeyondYore Жыл бұрын
Nice to quote "Hey Sokoli" in the beginning! It is one of the most beautiful folk songs as well in Ukrainian as in Polish.
@cossakman101
@cossakman101 Жыл бұрын
oh yeah I'm glad i'm not the only one that noticed.
@FirstWolfWarrior
@FirstWolfWarrior Жыл бұрын
Slovak too!
@RealMothman98
@RealMothman98 Жыл бұрын
The Interslavic version is also gorgeous. I'd suggest giving it a listen.
@BeyondYore
@BeyondYore Жыл бұрын
@@RealMothman98 Sounds interesting could you give me a link? I do not find it somehow
@alexandersidorenko9568
@alexandersidorenko9568 Жыл бұрын
The author is Polish teacher from Vinnytza in middle XIX, who was fascinated by Cossack history.
@stomtrooper_34
@stomtrooper_34 Жыл бұрын
My hometown, Kremenchuk, actually was founded as one of those forts against tatars in 1571
@theawesomeman9821
@theawesomeman9821 Жыл бұрын
cool
@oleksandrlysenko611
@oleksandrlysenko611 Жыл бұрын
Кременчук, походить від тюркського "керменчик", що перекладається як малий замок(фортеця). Якщо мислити логічно, то стає зрозуміло, що Річ Посполита не могли заснувати Кременчуцьку фортецю, бо це місце вже мало назву фортеця від попередніх володарів татар.
@samalaimukhametova7290
@samalaimukhametova7290 Жыл бұрын
@@oleksandrlysenko611 ,если вы украинец,то вы меня удивили,обычно против татар вся ваша история, что украинцев, что у русских.Когда надо делать всемирным злом Золотую Орду вы солидарны русскими в истории
@oleksandrlysenko611
@oleksandrlysenko611 Жыл бұрын
@@samalaimukhametova7290 Розділяй та володарюй - давній імперський принцип. На жаль по відношенню до татар, українців, чеченців і т.д. часто використовувався інший, жорстокий макіавелівський "вільне місто краще знищити і розсіяти його мешканців, бо вони не забудуть про свою свободу і повстануть навіть і через сто років."
@baird5682
@baird5682 Жыл бұрын
Is it still there?
@LeoWarrior14
@LeoWarrior14 Жыл бұрын
Hey, hey, hey, Falcons. Fly past the mountains, forests and valleys...
@steffanyschwartz7801
@steffanyschwartz7801 Жыл бұрын
Hej Sokoly
@mrgopnik5964
@mrgopnik5964 Жыл бұрын
Hej Sokoły ❤️
@Andrew_U
@Andrew_U Жыл бұрын
🇬🇧 Ring Ring Ring bell, My steppe Skylark 🇺🇦 дзвін дзвін дзвін дзвіночку, степовий жайвороночку
@apexnext
@apexnext Жыл бұрын
_Lo, there, somewhere near black waters,_ _A young cossack mounts his horse._ _Sadly he parts with his girl,_ _But even more sadly with Ukraine._ _Hey, hey, hey falcons!_ _Fly past the mountains, forests and valleys._ _Ring, ring, ring little bell._ _My little steppe skylark_ I actually had to look it up, that's pretty cool. 😎👍
@kingmichealthefirstofroman2278
@kingmichealthefirstofroman2278 Жыл бұрын
Somewhere from beneath that black water A young uhlan* mounts his horse He tenderly bids farewell to his girl Even more tenderly to the Ukraine
@qqtrol1774
@qqtrol1774 Жыл бұрын
There is a big oversimplification in calling the magnates of Ukraine 'polish aristocrats', yes they were the rulling class in a state entity that today is quite misleadingly called 'Poland' but they were predominantly of ruthenian origin. Most of them adopted polish language and catholic faith in the seventeenth century. What made them polish by those days standards was being the citizens of the Commonwealth but even after they 'fully' polonised they still described themselves as 'gente ruthenus natione polonus' that can be translated to 'of ruthenian origin nationality polish', the main thing is that your ethnicity was far less important for the people of this region than your class. For example in the XVI century a calvin noble from western Poland would feel much more fraternity with his ruthenian speaking orthodox counterpart from today Ukraine than with a peasant or a burgher from his surroundings. Fast forwarding to the XIX century we can see that when your ethinicty becomes much larger factor in your national identification there are examples of many families in which brothers and sisters are choosing different nationalities (polish and ukraninian, polish and belarussian or polish and lithuanian). It is also worth mentioning that polonisation of the eastern nobility wasn't aggresive at all and it would be best to describe the process as: 'ruthenian nobility polonised itself' rather than 'ruthenian nobility was polonised'. I know this comment is also a big oversimplification but any has to be as there have been tens of books written about the topic.
@agentfundacji1
@agentfundacji1 Жыл бұрын
It is simplified but right in its core issue which is that being of noble origin was something much more important to people in early modern period and the so-called ‘polonisation’ of ruthenian aristocracy and nobility was a complicated process and cannot be described in XIX century fashion as ‘Ukrainians and Belorussians taking polish identity’. Also you point out, correctly I believe that being a ‘Pole’ in let’s say XVIII century meant something really different that in second half of the XIX, especially after January uprising.
@theowlx7_alex245
@theowlx7_alex245 Жыл бұрын
Orthodox people were oppressed in the Commonwealth, for example there is a lot of evidence that you could have problems with obtaining handicraft master status in cities, a lot of Orthodox churches were forcely closed and their land taken as only the Union Church at one moment has become the only one legal non-Catholic church in the country, and a lot more stuff that *forced* you to become Catholic and polonise. Some have done so because they honestly wanted so.
@qqtrol1774
@qqtrol1774 Жыл бұрын
@@theowlx7_alex245 It technically was illegal but it wasn't really oppression by the state which had very little authority. It was mostly the catholic church as an institution which can be accused of those practises and individual noblemen who in practice up to the middle of XVII century had religious freedom (more than it they had right to enforce any denomination on their subject and many newly converted to catholisism ruthenian nobles tried to excersise it). Even after the middle of XVII it is right even the orthodox noblemen lost their privileges but it was after khmelnitsky uprising. There is one big exception to what I am talking and that is the reign of King Zygmunt III who was a zealous catholic and actively supported policies which I must repeat were mostly practice of the church and individual (not meaning scarce in number) noblemen.
@bogusawgas3759
@bogusawgas3759 Жыл бұрын
@@theowlx7_alex245 Not only in Poland but generally in Europe - it was planned and methodical persecution of other religions conducted by Catholic Church, probably the most famous cases of it were in Spain (inquistion) and France (Bartlomew's Day), in Poland it is called counter-reformation and was relatively milder - without mass killing or burning heretics alive (quite rare, separate incidents happened). In the Commonwealth was more or less strict religion toleration politic which prevented religious wars in opposite to the other west european countries.
@MrNonejm
@MrNonejm Жыл бұрын
You say it's wrong calling them Polish aristocrats then quoting phrase in which they call themselves Polish
@taras3702
@taras3702 Жыл бұрын
I had long known about the Cossacks even though I was raised in America. I was named after a fictional Cossack, and my parents knew one who settled in St. Louis where they were living. They have always fascinated me, and it pleases me Ukrainians today still celebrate Cossack traditions, customers and culture.
@camokat86
@camokat86 Жыл бұрын
Your ancestors are not from Ukraine but you were called Taras ?
@taras3702
@taras3702 Жыл бұрын
@@camokat86 They were Ukranian.
@Frank-ro2xh
@Frank-ro2xh Жыл бұрын
Nice origins history
@shylockwesker5530
@shylockwesker5530 Жыл бұрын
Let me guess, Taras Bulba?
@taras3702
@taras3702 Жыл бұрын
@@shylockwesker5530Yes, Taras Bulba.....
@Artur_M.
@Artur_M. Жыл бұрын
I see what you did at the beginning. ;-) Of course, it's just scratching the surface of an immensely complex and complicated topic (several topics, really). You could make an entire episode about the Church Union of Brest (1596) and how it contributed to the rise of tensions in Ukraine, or create a whole series taking a closer look at the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from its origins. One thing that I would really like to add was in the part when you discussed the various likely roots of the egalitarian, "democratic" culture of the Cossacks. I'd say that, paradoxically, the political culture of the Polish-Lithuanian nobility was among these roots. The members of _szlachta_ not only enjoyed great privileges but were also very numerous (the lowest of the very varied estimates put them at least at 5% of the whole population, way above the European average) and were all legally equal (no additional "tiers" among the aristocracy, with different rights and privileges). That meant (among other things) that tens of thousands of nobles, many of them simple farmers, took a direct part in electing their kings (who in turn could do very little without the approval of the Sejm - the parliament of the Commonwealth). Many Cossacks found this system attractive and wanted to participate in it, but were harshly denied access. In 1632 a delegation of Cossacks showed up at the special session of the Sejm (known as the convocation), which was preparing for the next royal election, and demanded to take part in it, as they were "the members of the Commonwealth" too. The Grand Chancellor of Lithuania, Albrycht Stanisław Radziwiłł supposedly told them that they may be "members" of the Commonwealth but are to it like fingernails and hair to the human body - need to be cut from time to time, once they grew too much. Well, as we can see that attitude backfired a bit...
@dilofozaur
@dilofozaur Жыл бұрын
Famous Polish bard Jacek Kaczmarski wrote and sang a song about the aftermath of it during the reign of Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (ukr. Єремі́я Вишневе́цький) in Ruthenia.
@Leo-yr5jb
@Leo-yr5jb Жыл бұрын
The Rada existed back in the days of Rus, oddly enough, the roots lie in the official historical legend those times of the Polish nobility and Cossacks. Both of them traced their history back to the Scythians, and there it was known from written Greek sources that there was democracy among sword owners. Kossak considered any Ruthenian potentially equal after using the social elevator in the form of an army. While the Polish nobility considered a Pole not a nobleman to be dirt, as in principle, a Rusyn Lithuanian, and then they really did not like social elevators. That is, the Cossacks approached the original. The more people with full civil rights, the less power each representative has. That is, the Polish nobility was worried about the price of a vote.
@xOdySx
@xOdySx Жыл бұрын
I wanted to add similar comments, thanks for bringing them
@lukaswilhelm9290
@lukaswilhelm9290 Жыл бұрын
Not exactly as popular democracy of today but the Polish have Noble democracy while the cossacks have military democracy.
@tomkus333
@tomkus333 Жыл бұрын
& dtto look: J. Hoffman depicts this element quite nicely in his film Fire and Sword (cca 1984-5) in Chmelnicky's conversation with the main character of this wonderful story.T Docela mile tenhle element zobrazuje J. Hoffman ve svém filmu Ohněm a mečem v rohovoru Chmelnického s hlavním hrdinou toho nádherného příběhu.T
@Anton_Danylchenko
@Anton_Danylchenko Жыл бұрын
Otaman and Hetman were two different things. Otaman(Ataman) was the elected ruler of Zaporozhian Sich. Sich itself was a military camp where Cossacks gathered e.g. before planned military campaigns. Sich was located in different places throughout the history. Hetman title meant simply the leader of the army - there were hetmans in Polish and Lithuanian armies as well. Khmelnytskyi never was an Otaman. He fled to the Sich and was proclaimed as a Hetman - the military leader for the upcoming new military campaign. The state formed by Khmelnyskyi - the Hetmanate (the real name of the state was Zaporozhian Host). But there was still another state - the original Zaporozhian Host (led by Otaman). And the relation between Hetmanate and original Zaporozhian Host were not always good.
@jailedtwice735
@jailedtwice735 Жыл бұрын
@Ka1 The term hetman has a German root.
@skullsforerlikkhansthrone9306
@skullsforerlikkhansthrone9306 Жыл бұрын
@Ka1 Ataman is Turkic title(probably a cognate with the word Ottoman, since Osman was Arabized-then-reTurkified form of Osman I's original name, Ataman/Otman), meaning "headman/elderman" Hetman coincidentally bears the same meaning with the Turkic ataman, however it is obviously Indo-European(head-man)
@jailedtwice735
@jailedtwice735 Жыл бұрын
@Ka1 There is no need for any ket-men/kut-men, moreover this is not a logical etymology. I did not find Cuman - ketmen in the Codex Cumanicus. The Czechs have been using the term hetman since the 13th century (zemský hejtman), without any Turks. The Czech word "hejtman" is derived from the Old High German "hauptmann" ("haupt" means "chief" or "head", "mann" - "man"), and the Polish "hetman" - from the Middle Low German "hōd-man" (in the XIV-XV centuries, was used the variant "etman", from the XV century - "hetman"). In the German language of that time, this word had the meaning "commander of an armed detachment"
@margaretaticarat7871
@margaretaticarat7871 Жыл бұрын
ATAMAN,HETMAN,...is close to hitman.
@lukaswilhelm9290
@lukaswilhelm9290 Жыл бұрын
So to put it simply it's like political office vs military office?
@morgoth666ua
@morgoth666ua Жыл бұрын
Маючи історичну освіту мушу сказати що дяка вам ща переклад нашої історії на англійську, відео чудове
@tkdyo
@tkdyo Жыл бұрын
These kind of videos really make you realize just HOW MUCH happens geopolitically in 100 years, even in a little area not often on the world stage. Day to day things seem so stable and unmoving, but you just zoom out a bit and see how untrue that is.
@petrusk842
@petrusk842 Жыл бұрын
Everyday
@Jarod-vg9wq
@Jarod-vg9wq Жыл бұрын
Cossack history is so extraordinary.
@j.pgoodwin9020
@j.pgoodwin9020 Жыл бұрын
Timothy Snyder also has an excellent series of books on European History, Bloodlands is about essentially Ukraine and it's relationships with Europe and Russia and the Mongol Empire. He is currently doing a series of lectures on Ukraine and up to lesson 22. An excellent intro is "Post Colonial Ukraine "
@natel9019
@natel9019 Жыл бұрын
Number 23 is. Available
@cliveengel5744
@cliveengel5744 9 күн бұрын
Timothy Snyder just gets paid by Ukraine to make up their history, the only recognized Historian is Paul Migocsi who wrote the book on Ukraine.
@rishikeshwagh
@rishikeshwagh Жыл бұрын
I first learnt about the Cossacs through a Mumford & Sons song called 'Ditmas'. I absolutely loved the video featuring a Cossac warrior trying to tame a wild horse and then finally experience freedom. Have always been interested in them since. Totally recommend the song along with the music video. It's brilliant.
@a_random_orthodox_Christian
@a_random_orthodox_Christian Жыл бұрын
That reference to hej Sokoly at the beginning makes my cossack blood happy
@turkishultranationalist
@turkishultranationalist Жыл бұрын
hohol
@wojtek1582
@wojtek1582 Жыл бұрын
Those catholic lords, magnates from Ukraine were actually Ukrainians/Ruthenians too. They just converted to Catholicism and polonized. Many of them were far descendants of Rurik. Most of them used old Rus title knaz (prince).
@Mergor_X
@Mergor_X Жыл бұрын
Isnt knaz a duke? In Croatia we say knez for dukes, and princ or prijestolonasljednik for princes
@NPC-fv3nc
@NPC-fv3nc Жыл бұрын
@@Mergor_X Depends where and when the title was used. During the reign of Boris I of Bulgaria, it was equivalent to a King, later his son - Simeon I the Great was crowned as the first Tsar(equal to the Byzantine Basileus) by the Patriarch of Constantinople in 913.
@wojtek1582
@wojtek1582 Жыл бұрын
@@Mergor_X In Polish language prince and duke are the same word. In those times in Polish-Lithuanian monarchy you could be King (monarch), great prince (monarch - in later times it was always the same person as king), prince (just a title in most cases not connected with any rule over given territory and where it was connected with a rule you were subject of a monarch) and rest of the nobility was just members of nobility able to use only title of knight or some office name if they had any.
@HubertSychterz
@HubertSychterz Жыл бұрын
W I RP nie było tytułu "Duke." A "książę" przysługiwał tylko tym, którzy mieli pochodzenie od Giedymina, Ruryka bądź Piasta.
@williammozy9491
@williammozy9491 Жыл бұрын
That makes alot of sense, because the Szlachta titles were extended to Lithuanian and Ruthenian nobility. Not to mention, it was a commonwealth, so honestly it sounds more like they overthrew their own nobles, who had been backed by the Polish nobility
@benedictmarkolitoquit4848
@benedictmarkolitoquit4848 Жыл бұрын
love the way of elaborating the true life of being a Cossack
@krisdudas-hjelms7036
@krisdudas-hjelms7036 Жыл бұрын
Love the opening of the episode with Hej Sokoły. Excellent writing!
@IhaveBigFeet
@IhaveBigFeet Жыл бұрын
I’m Polish but I think Ruthenia should’ve been granted more power during our commonwealth. Something akin to a Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian commonwealth
@michachrzanowski1064
@michachrzanowski1064 Жыл бұрын
@@iliatregoubenko4224 if not poles there would be no ukraine. K&g presented the romantic overview of that outlaw community.
@user-cq2be8ty6o
@user-cq2be8ty6o Жыл бұрын
That is was actually. Getman Ivan Vyhovsky wanted to sign Treaty of Hadiach. And as a result must be a Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian commonwealth. But people of that days was too suffered from Pole, and wasn't accept with that treaty.
@IhaveBigFeet
@IhaveBigFeet Жыл бұрын
@@iliatregoubenko4224 It was us who built almost every city in western Ukraine, never forget
@michachrzanowski1064
@michachrzanowski1064 Жыл бұрын
@@user-cq2be8ty6o suffered from Ruthenian overlords. Polonised Ruthenian aristocracy ruled there.
@user-cq2be8ty6o
@user-cq2be8ty6o Жыл бұрын
@@michachrzanowski1064 Very funny. Including that Ruthenian in cossaks time not accepted neither Poles, neither Russians. The only autocratcy that exist was at Ivan Mazepa times. But that was not much time. Very good narrative from russian propaganda. "They killed themselves" and try to demonize every page at the Ukrainian history. Do you really think that if not poles, ruthenians weren't exist? Or are they appeared there by some magic trick? Of course now poles are another people like an ukrainians and attitude is different
@pan_kot
@pan_kot Жыл бұрын
Very happy to see the video about that part of my Motherland's history. Thanks
@danmitchell1955
@danmitchell1955 Жыл бұрын
I love how diverse history that kings and general channel talk about . Highly enlightening. It just goes to show how cultural mixes happen with mix of words like Hetman etc . But nice to see Ukraine rich history discussed and polish -Lithuania rich history to
@alexanderhyaguer6827
@alexanderhyaguer6827 Жыл бұрын
if one song, represents this era was this song: kzbin.info/www/bejne/emKTaqWbdqpqibs
@gijbfhjm
@gijbfhjm Жыл бұрын
@@michaelsalmon9832 yes, one more thing ruzzians stole from us
@konjisan1799
@konjisan1799 Жыл бұрын
Poland was the most mixed cultural, nationalitis at that time
@veldrensavoth7119
@veldrensavoth7119 Жыл бұрын
That intro. That first 17 seconds. You saw an opportunity and you took it. And it worked wonderful. That was a pro level move. I love this channel
@mykolasdobilaitis1565
@mykolasdobilaitis1565 Жыл бұрын
It's really fun that you are covering lesser known moments in history. I hope some day you Will make a dedicated video about the rise of grand Dutcy of lithuania
@Comrade_Marius
@Comrade_Marius Жыл бұрын
We really don’t get much coverage, a pagan nation late into the Middle Ages is kinda nuts tho
@slobodanstamenic1425
@slobodanstamenic1425 Жыл бұрын
Probably when Russians invade you. You will have preferential status on K&G.
@high4702
@high4702 Жыл бұрын
Svidrigailo uprising! I have never seen any video about this war. Would be cool
@ivan7453
@ivan7453 Жыл бұрын
Truely exellent. I love history delivered in this unique way. I'm looking forward to the next video.
@jimmyconway8025
@jimmyconway8025 Жыл бұрын
Asked Been waiting for a Cossack video! Be awesome if you could do a series on them. My grandma family were Cossacks! 💕
@Maus_Indahaus
@Maus_Indahaus Жыл бұрын
It would be interesting if you would cover the Deluge, a turbulent time in Polish-Lithuanian history, tightly intertwined with Cossack Hetmanate.
@Andriy_Moskalenko
@Andriy_Moskalenko Жыл бұрын
Hmm I from Ukraine and haven't heard of it, I'll give it a try ;)
@Maus_Indahaus
@Maus_Indahaus Жыл бұрын
@@Andriy_Moskalenko When Poland, Russia, Tatars, Cossacks fought each other, changing alliances multiple times, with most of Poland being occupied at one point. It was a total mess
@dough6759
@dough6759 Жыл бұрын
@@Maus_Indahaus Very tight cover! I like!!
@michaeleager4635
@michaeleager4635 Жыл бұрын
Yeah, and what happened to the animals when the ark was finally on solid ground
@robertm.8653
@robertm.8653 Жыл бұрын
Just another great video, as always!
@stacey_1111rh
@stacey_1111rh Жыл бұрын
This one was really cool. Helps to understand the roots. Great work!!
@a_name1000
@a_name1000 Жыл бұрын
Wonderful presentation and explanation. I knew none of this. Thank you!
@vikey1764
@vikey1764 Жыл бұрын
Awesome video! Thank you! Looking forward to the next one
@user-bw1to3mh8d
@user-bw1to3mh8d Жыл бұрын
I have waited for a long time for this video, thank you.
@tktilk3878
@tktilk3878 Жыл бұрын
@Kings&Generals, wow, didn't really think you would make video about Cossack's era of Rus-Ukraine, thanks a lot
@jazu4nuk
@jazu4nuk Жыл бұрын
Great work. I really enjoyed this documentary
@undervibes5042
@undervibes5042 Жыл бұрын
So you're telling me Mandalorians were straight up just space cossacks?
@KingsandGenerals
@KingsandGenerals Жыл бұрын
Good comparison, didn't think of it.
@Wyraxx
@Wyraxx Жыл бұрын
and in "Dune" settlements called "sietches", its how cossack's settlements were called: "sitch"
@vladsavka9855
@vladsavka9855 Жыл бұрын
Great video! Top content as always! I would like mentioning of the fact that Cossacks also served as mercenaries in Thirty Years War. And many of these well armed and experienced veterans joined Khmelnitsky uprising in 1648.
@jlpack62
@jlpack62 Жыл бұрын
Thank you for this history. I am both ethnically Polish and Ruthenian (as well as Croat), and this is fascinating.
@artemlaptiev4407
@artemlaptiev4407 11 ай бұрын
I can not understate how much I want to see the next video on the history of Ukraine from you! Please continue making them!
@JonnyCobra
@JonnyCobra Жыл бұрын
Fantastic contribution that adds massive new depth toone's reading of the ongoing Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. This clearly is not a new fight.
@mesofius
@mesofius Жыл бұрын
It's a 350 year old war between two nations that are complete opposites of each other.
@tnzboy
@tnzboy Жыл бұрын
guys really good job, so cool illustrations and so easy well told history details
@nicolasgrinberg1996
@nicolasgrinberg1996 Жыл бұрын
Moral of the story is don't mess with the Cossacks
@TheEudaemonicPlague
@TheEudaemonicPlague Жыл бұрын
This is the second video I've watched recently that talks about this era, though the other one continued into current time. Each provides info the other doesn't, making it worth watching both in their entirety. I'm nowhere near done learning about the region's history...I suppose I'd better visit the Internet Archive. Anyway, you've made this interesting enough that I was sad it ended so soon. Of course I'm going to sub--I wouldn't want to miss the next one.
@theverylovelychannel4498
@theverylovelychannel4498 Жыл бұрын
Can you post a link of other video? Kind regards.
@robbabcock_
@robbabcock_ Жыл бұрын
Great examination of a fascinating and volatile region!
@filipbogdanovic1018
@filipbogdanovic1018 Жыл бұрын
you should do a video or two on the migration of the south and west slavs, there are a lot of historical sources with some really interesting stories.
@j.w.9669
@j.w.9669 Жыл бұрын
Was not expecting „Hey Sokoly“ in the opening, but ist is truly welcome :)
@Uzair_Of_Babylon465
@Uzair_Of_Babylon465 Жыл бұрын
Fantastic video keep it up your doing amazing job
@swordwaker7749
@swordwaker7749 Жыл бұрын
The history of the people who always fight against overwhelming odds and emerge victorious.
@catcheagle5114
@catcheagle5114 Жыл бұрын
The reference in the beginning is beautiful!
@vladfedorov5993
@vladfedorov5993 Жыл бұрын
Thank you for this video. Very good explained. Finally I can hear my history in English, for people all over the world.
@nathanpangilinan4397
@nathanpangilinan4397 Жыл бұрын
This video makes me interested in seeing a video on the Deluge as a whole.
@typim
@typim Жыл бұрын
wow , that was interesting! and ended on the intriguing part. can't wait to see next episode.
@michaelzak5614
@michaelzak5614 Жыл бұрын
Been waiting for this video for so long, good job!
@traviseluik893
@traviseluik893 Жыл бұрын
I've been waiting for a video like this for 2 years❤
@AlcaturMaethor
@AlcaturMaethor Жыл бұрын
An interesting thing, completly ommitted, was the fact that Khmielnitsky was meeting often with then Polish king (Vladislaus IV) in preparation for a war with Tatars and Turkey (which would be very beneficial for Cossacks, especially increasing their autonomy). Vladislaus was seen as friendly to Cossacks, but his plans for war were ultimately rejected by the parliament. There are sings that he was actually at least verbally supportive of the planned uprising - he publically told to Cossacks complaining about their rights "don't you have sabres at your side?" while the parliament was by far more oppressive ("you are like nails to be cut"). There is little historical evidence, but it could be that Khmenitsky hoped for support of Vladislaus IV of some sort. Khmelnitsky did allegedly have a royal banner and a sign of hetman office from king. Vladuslaus died however just as the uprising begun and had no chance to do anything.
@grzegorzbrzeczyszczykiewic1139
@grzegorzbrzeczyszczykiewic1139 Жыл бұрын
I'm pretty sure Sienkiewicz made up "don't you have sabers at your belt". But generally that was true
@AlcaturMaethor
@AlcaturMaethor Жыл бұрын
@@grzegorzbrzeczyszczykiewic1139 Nope, this comes from Władysław Czapliński "Władysław IV i jego czasy"
@grzegorzbrzeczyszczykiewic1139
@grzegorzbrzeczyszczykiewic1139 Жыл бұрын
@@AlcaturMaethor ok good to know
@kosa9662
@kosa9662 Жыл бұрын
Yep, King wanted to create alliance between Commonwealth and Russia and together destroy Crimea Khanate and later strike at Ottomans, but this plan failed miserably
@kboid5919
@kboid5919 7 ай бұрын
@@grzegorzbrzeczyszczykiewic1139 I heard the story, that Chmielnicki's wife was kidnapped, and he went to the king for help, and the king told him "don't you have a saber yourself?"
@djm9276
@djm9276 Жыл бұрын
AMAZING !!! THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT LESSON OF HISTORY !!!
@mishchuk
@mishchuk Жыл бұрын
Thank you for this video!
@McJibbin
@McJibbin Жыл бұрын
Awesome video as always!!
@FerrisMacWheel
@FerrisMacWheel Жыл бұрын
The final artwork is magnificent
@vergil7185
@vergil7185 Жыл бұрын
Such a great video! I definitely like it!
@creedness733
@creedness733 Жыл бұрын
Love seeing Circassia on the maps
@ivanzubko5224
@ivanzubko5224 Жыл бұрын
That was interesting! Waiting for the next episode)
@jackruddock2619
@jackruddock2619 Жыл бұрын
Have you thought of doing a series on the English civil wars at some point?
@KingsandGenerals
@KingsandGenerals Жыл бұрын
Yep, it is in the works
@jackruddock2619
@jackruddock2619 Жыл бұрын
@@KingsandGenerals good to know 👍
@theawesomeman9821
@theawesomeman9821 Жыл бұрын
@@KingsandGenerals please make a video on the Anglo-Zulu war.
@thefisherking78
@thefisherking78 Жыл бұрын
Awesome stuff, thank you!
@crush42mash6
@crush42mash6 Жыл бұрын
Thank you for doing this, my grandfather was a Cossack in the Ukraine
@StreetsoundzV
@StreetsoundzV 9 ай бұрын
Thats not possible when you are not 250 yesrs old
@ryori4176
@ryori4176 Жыл бұрын
Thank you for the work you do.
@piotrwojdelko1150
@piotrwojdelko1150 Жыл бұрын
As a Pole I would say Germans left their castle in Poland and Poland left in Ukraine .It is likely that there is more Polish castle in Ukraine than in Poland.I read that some of them were so rich that their revenue was relevant to year of annual the UK budget and more than Polish budget.
@Konzor
@Konzor Жыл бұрын
Didn’t know Poland was ever a rich country.
@joebutler7982
@joebutler7982 Жыл бұрын
@@Konzor During 16th - early 17th centuries it was the largest exporter of grain in the world. It was very rich and powerful.
@piotrwojdelko1150
@piotrwojdelko1150 Жыл бұрын
@@Konzor Especially on the east nobility had mercenaries counted in thousands like a private army with many castles.Poland declined due to deluge and looting of the Swedish army.Poland and Sweden were at constant war .Swedes didn't event look at Russia nothing to loot there .However history has changed first declined Poland after weakened Swedes were defeated by Russia and we had a birth of Russia Empire .Cossack believed that Swedes helped them with Russia ,however Sweeds were defeted after the battle of Poltava .As a trivia I want to mention that Sweeds even reached east France Alsace looted their castle in 30 year war .Poland was catholic and Sweden was protestant an excellent excuse to rob.
@andriilink5666
@andriilink5666 Жыл бұрын
You were very bright and competent on this.
@Subhabrata
@Subhabrata Жыл бұрын
Beautiful representation of a complex history. 👏👏👏
@srajanverma9064
@srajanverma9064 Жыл бұрын
0:03 hej sokoly!! The song I'm addicted to recently !! Just wanted to you to make a video on this topic !!
@tamasgyorffy1
@tamasgyorffy1 Жыл бұрын
thank your for the content! excellent!
@yuriysavchuk5394
@yuriysavchuk5394 Жыл бұрын
Amazing video. Well done. Greetings from Germany
@vylkoklak
@vylkoklak Жыл бұрын
There's actually a really nice Polish movie from the 90', "With Fire and Sword", well known both in Poland and in Ukraine (it depicts both quite nicely both sides of the 1648 civil war) that can be found on youtube with english subtitles: kzbin.info/www/bejne/i36okHmDmJmSiKs The quality isn't perfect, but I'm sure it can be found elswhere, too. For people from the "region" who at least hear the difference between the languages, it may be even more interesting as it's 50-50 in Polish and in Ukraininan and the changes of the language that the characters use add an extra layer to the movie, but the movie should be clear to anyone anyway.
@kefirmroku4494
@kefirmroku4494 Жыл бұрын
It depicts Ukrainians nicely, but it is total parody of both Polish ducal courts and Polish military tactics.
@nicolasiden4074
@nicolasiden4074 Жыл бұрын
Love that TV show
@scottleft3672
@scottleft3672 Жыл бұрын
Great film...thankyou.
@alekshukhevych2644
@alekshukhevych2644 Жыл бұрын
@@kefirmroku4494 It is a Polish movie however, and no it did not depict Ukrainians nicely either.
@EliteBadFrog
@EliteBadFrog Жыл бұрын
Mount & Blade: With fire and Sword is also a fun game set in this period
@alexandermaxwell4219
@alexandermaxwell4219 Жыл бұрын
Great work! Would like so hear something about lithuanian origin
@kenken8765
@kenken8765 Жыл бұрын
That Hej Sokoly reference at the start is top tier
@dutch1589
@dutch1589 Жыл бұрын
Nicely presented
@oleksander
@oleksander Жыл бұрын
Great overview, thank you!
@TheGrincich
@TheGrincich Жыл бұрын
Absolutely love the reference to Moj Sokoły in the beginning 👏🏻
@tomriley5790
@tomriley5790 Жыл бұрын
The Battle/Campaign between Lithuania and the Golden horde would be interesting!
@georgefragakis6761
@georgefragakis6761 Жыл бұрын
excellent work again !!!!
@andygeorgiou2846
@andygeorgiou2846 Жыл бұрын
Excellent and educational. Thank you!
@dfunk1866
@dfunk1866 Жыл бұрын
Great video!
@minoru5760
@minoru5760 Жыл бұрын
As always great movie has interesting points. From the Far East, I have a faint hope a movie about early days of samurai as frontier hunting peasant like Cossacks in this video. Even though they hadn't been Christians, democratic, and above all many are wary of them.
@-RONNIE
@-RONNIE Жыл бұрын
Thanks for the good video 👍🏻
@manuelapollo7988
@manuelapollo7988 Жыл бұрын
This Ukrainian serie is so interesting, great job. And happy statehood day to all the Ukrainians, you couldn't choose a better day to release this video!
@manuelapollo7988
@manuelapollo7988 Жыл бұрын
@@darkogabric1130 every country in the world then is a fake country. Even yours was made up at a certain point. Now Ukraine exists and kicks the ass of Russia
@apexnext
@apexnext Жыл бұрын
Yes! Being American myself, I wasn't completely familiar with Ukrainian Origins. I love this series and can't wait to see how it unfolds! I was super glad to see a 2nd video in the series today. And that there will probably be more to come. 😁👍 I had to look up Statehood Day, proposed by President Zelensky, this is the first year it's a public holiday? That's pretty cool too. 👍
@manuelapollo7988
@manuelapollo7988 Жыл бұрын
@@apexnext yes, it's the first time. The day was chosen because on the 28th of July 988AD the Kievan Rus officially converted to Christianity
@pav0cristatus
@pav0cristatus Жыл бұрын
looking forward to new videos like this!
@brokenbridge6316
@brokenbridge6316 Жыл бұрын
This will be an interesting mini-series to watch
@MrRomko
@MrRomko Жыл бұрын
Thank you! Good job!
@Miamcoline
@Miamcoline Жыл бұрын
Awesome stuff.
@philbydoodle6199
@philbydoodle6199 Жыл бұрын
That was interesting = thanks for the history lesson
@DeprogAxA
@DeprogAxA Жыл бұрын
Can you do a video about the Battle of Anoual? during the Moroccan indipendency battles, 3000 rifians defeated 20k spaniards killing almost 14k of them
@alicozaurul
@alicozaurul Жыл бұрын
This was BEAUTIFUL!
@cscreen8
@cscreen8 Жыл бұрын
What a great movie you made! Thank you
@Vasua1067
@Vasua1067 Жыл бұрын
man, your video is great!)
@ikv7409
@ikv7409 Жыл бұрын
Great video about an interesting topic. Please do more about Ukraine. Tnx
@markusskram4181
@markusskram4181 Жыл бұрын
Another great video as always
@theodoroseidler7072
@theodoroseidler7072 Жыл бұрын
Fantastic! Thank you!
@outrageoussapper
@outrageoussapper Жыл бұрын
Yes more early modern era history!
@user-xl8ri3jq4j
@user-xl8ri3jq4j Жыл бұрын
Very cool video!!
@YanTraken
@YanTraken Жыл бұрын
Thanks for the great episode. I just want to add that many of the Polish nobility was protestants .
@danmitchell1955
@danmitchell1955 Жыл бұрын
Were they ? That very interesting I thought Protestantism was namely in Western Europe namely Netherlands , England ,Scotland ,Germany , Bohemia etc .
@YanTraken
@YanTraken Жыл бұрын
​@@danmitchell1955 They were catholics ofcourse, but also calvins, luterans, arians, orthodox, noefits, and some muslim (Polish Tatars-Lipki).
@MrLambadus
@MrLambadus Жыл бұрын
@@danmitchell1955 I don't think there were many protestent nobles in the Ukrainian lands, but in the rest of the country it happened, yes. They were still a minority but thanks to religious tolerance they enjoyed freedom of worship and participated in politics. Nonetheless, in the 17th century Polish protestantism started to collapse and currently Poland is almost entirely Catholic.
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