This Land Is Mine by Nina Underappreciated historical weapons: THE GUN SWORD! 6 months ago   03:33

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.

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

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

....Assyria controlled it other times.

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

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

Here comes Alexander the Great, conquering everything!

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

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.)

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.

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

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

....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.

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.

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

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.

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 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

McBrads Anderson
That’s how it goes isn’t it? We kill each other for reasons not even we ourselves fully understand, until of course there is nobody left to kill. Ere ‘tis human.
I'm loving the new Hokuto no Ken.
Rebeca Mesquita
arrepiei todinha
Gaming Champ
History of israel told with a spng about land and God
Israel belongs to the Anti-Christ
David Prediger
3:32 song?
Monkey Cat
Death runs the show!
I live in the United Kingdom (the most inappropriately named country ever), and this is so relatable...
This video is awesome and all but she missed one or two. Between the Babylonian conquering it from the Israelites, and the Macedonian Greek, there should be the Achaemenid Persians.
илья винегрет
so next weapon should be atom bomb
Auramaster 206yt
2:01 me and the boys taking back the holy land
Natali Milgrom
ישראל 🎌🎌
Chlebq PL
1:04 BOW HACK!!!!
That's a cursed land
Max Monahan
Fuzail Hasan
The history could still be expanded more

Cave men/ Canaanite / Egyptians / Assyrians / Jews / Babylonians / Persians / Alexender / generals of alexender / ptolemaic / seleucid / Jews / Roman / Eastern Roman empire/ Arabs (Rashidun Caliphate)/ Ummayad Caliphate / Abbasid Caliphate / Mamluks / Ottoman turks / Arab revolt led by Kingdom of Hejaz / British Occupation / Arab Israeli conflicts /creation of Israel and Israel military / Resistance groups fighting against Israel/ fighting of Militant groups against Israel / World War 3 and then angel of death
Makes me so proud to be British 🇬🇧
Gerard Pique
The hell is for the jews.
Thought this would be a Stingy parody
Tahoe Sharie
Welcome to life
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