This Land Is Mine by Nina Underappreciated historical weapons: THE GUN SWORD! 2 months ago   03:33

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solielj
Who's Killing Who? A Viewer's Guide
Because you can't tell the players without a pogrom!
Early Man
This generic "cave man" represents the first human settlers in Israel/Canaan/the Levant. Whoever they were.

Canaanite
What did ancient Canaanites look like? I don't know, so this is based on ancient Sumerian art.

Egyptian
Canaan was located between two huge empires. Egypt controlled it sometimes, and...

Assyrian
....Assyria controlled it other times.

Israelite
The "Children of Israel" conquered the shit out of the region, according to bloody and violent Old Testament accounts.

Babylonian
Then the Baylonians destroyed their temple and took the Hebrews into exile.

Macedonian/Greek
Here comes Alexander the Great, conquering everything!

Greek/Macedonian
No sooner did Alexander conquer everything, than his generals divided it up and fought with each other.

Ptolemaic
Greek descendants of Ptolemy, another of Alexander's competing generals, ruled Egypt dressed like Egyptian god-kings. (The famous Cleopatra of western mythology and Hollywood was a Ptolemy.)

Seleucid
More Greek-Macedonian legacies of Alexander.

Hebrew Priest
This guy didn't fight, he just ran the Second Temple re-established by Hebrews in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Exile.

Maccabee
Led by Judah "The Hammer" Maccabee, who fought the Seleucids, saved the Temple, and invented Channukah. Until...

Roman
....the Romans destroyed the Second Temple and absorbed the region into the Roman Empire...

Byzantine
....which split into Eastern and Western Empires. The eastern part was called the Byzantine Empire. I don't know if "Romans" ever fought "Byzantines" (Eastern Romans) but this is a cartoon.

Arab Caliph
Speaking of cartoon, what did an Arab Caliph look like? This was my best guess.

Crusader
After Crusaders went a-killin' in the name of Jesus Christ, they established Crusader states, most notably the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Mamluk of Egypt
Wikipedia sez, "Over time, mamluks became a powerful military caste in various Muslim societies...In places such as Egypt from the Ayyubid dynasty to the time of Muhammad Ali of Egypt, mamluks were considered to be "true lords", with social status above freeborn Muslims.[7]" And apparently they controlled Palestine for a while.

Ottoman Turk
Did I mention this is a cartoon? Probably no one went to battle looking like this. But big turbans, rich clothing and jewelry seemed to be in vogue among Ottoman Turkish elites, according to paintings I found on the Internet.

Arab
A gross generalization of a generic 19-century "Arab".

British
The British formed alliances with Arabs, then occupied Palestine. This cartoon is an oversimplification, and uses this British caricature as a stand-in for Europeans in general.

Palestinian
The British occupied this guy's land, only to leave it to a vast influx of....

European Jew/Zionist
Desperate and traumatized survivors of European pogroms and death camps, Jewish Zionist settlers were ready to fight to the death for a place to call home, but...

PLO/Hamas/Hezbollah
....so were the people that lived there. Various militarized resistance movements arose in response to Israel: The Palestinian Liberation Organization, Hamas, and Hezbollah.

Guerrilla/Freedom Fighter/TerroristState of Israel
Backed by "the West," especially the US, they got lots of weapons and the only sanctioned nukes in the region.

Guerrilla/Freedom Fighter/Terrorist
Sometimes people fight in military uniforms, sometimes they don't. Creeping up alongside are illicit nukes possibly from Iran or elsewhere in the region. Who's Next?

and finally...

The Angel of Death
The real hero of the Old Testament, and right now too.

Comments 3833 Comments

God of Beans
This land is ours, and we'll see it wiped clean, of the scourge that have sullied our hopes and our dreams
Dino Stan
Obviously it belongs to Ireland.
SC98
2:12 The rightful owners
tere mese
Wheres the Galactic Empire
Sonwig
Palestine belongs to the TRUE empire
Valicroix
Revelation 16:16 "Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon."
Yip
This land is (((my))) goyim.
Fahad MV
Lol such an idiots i feel bad for them that's what happen when you dont have black ops or PUBG
grrr6637
Open borders for Israel. No more US aid for you 😈
HypnoSkales
_The history of Israel in a nutshell._
Mohamed Bakr
Mamluks didn't wear the red hat Tarboosh. it was the ottomans who wore this. The Mamluks wore a similar outfits to that of the Ayyubids (the ones who took the Jerusalem from the crusaders, you missed this period) and that outfit was similar to that of the Crusaders.
Beautiful video though. death always wins in the end. I always wonder why we are fighting when we are not staying here forever.
Ahmed Hasan Khan
This is OUR land
Federico Scara
I see 3 big terroristic organization at the end, arab muslims christian uk and israelian jews...
Yahwe h
3:14 Is this humeyni? Or ME?
Michael Hörmann
Nina Paley's work is amazing...
Panagiotis Kavalieratos
Hahaha this land is (((MINE))) you stupid goyim.
Uruk, Inc.
the first populatin of the middle east are all Iraqi 😍
The Gamer
You know you are a country when you fight over a pig.
לוחמי האופל
Yes jaws yes israel
Ali Rami Ismaili Muhammad
At the end This land nobody lives because of the wars 😭
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Underappreciated historical weapons: THE GUN SWORD! This Land Is Mine by Nina 2 months ago   13:55

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