Death & Dynasties

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Adapted from 'The Dictator's Handbook':
Part 1:
Special Thanks:
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith
Jason Snell ( for an emergency microphone loan
Mark Govea, Thomas J Miller Jr MD, dedla , Robert Kunz, John Buchan, Ripta Pasay, Saki Comandao, Andres Villacres, Christian Cooper, Michael Little, PervertedThomas , Nevin Spoljaric, سليمان العقل, Tony DiLascio, Richard Jenkins, Chris Chapin, Faust Fairbrook, Jason Lewandowski, Michael Mrozek, Jordan LeDoux, Chris Woodall, rictic , Ian , Tod Kurt, Phil Gardner, Chang Wang, Kozo Ota, Jordan Melville, Martin , Steven Grimm, Joe Pantry, Colin Millions, Muhammad Shifaz, Chris Harshman, Jose Reyes, Guillermo , Ron Bowes, Tómas Árni Jónasson, Mikko , Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Orbit_Junkie , Timothy Basanov, David Michaels, Mark Elders, Donal Botkin, Veronica Peshterianu, Paul Tomblin, Travis Wichert, chrysilis , Ryan E Manning, Erik Parasiuk, Rhys Parry, Maarten van der Blij, Kevin Anderson, Ryan Nielsen, Esteban Santana Santana, Dag Viggo Lokøen, Tristan Watts-Willis, John Rogers, Edward Adams, Leon , ken mcfarlane, Brandon Callender, Timothy Moran, Peter Lomax, Emil , Tijmen van Dien, ShiroiYami , Alex Schuldberg, Ryan Constantin, Bear , Jacob Ostling, Solon Carter, Rescla , Hystiklopp , Andrew Proue, Tor Henrik Lehne, David Palomares, Cas Eliëns, Freddi Hørlyck, Ernesto Jimenez, Osric Lord-Williams, Maxime Zielony, Lachlan Holmes , John Lee, Ian N Riopel, AUFFRAY Clement, John Bevan, Robert Grünke (trainfart)
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Runtime: 05:38


Jáchym Říha
Jáchym Říha - 20 timer siden
Accidental crusader kings tutorial
vinci da
vinci da - 2 dager siden
The near goose proximately clap because package spontaneously contain excluding a black-and-white wednesday. hilarious, shocking coat
Carter - 2 dager siden
mitch prolly thinking one of his grandkids is gonna be president lmaoooo
WallStreetBoss 华尔街老板
Heir and a spare
spring - 3 dager siden
"No *man* rules forever"
Queen Elizabet: *Exactly*
Rtrodz16 - 6 dager siden
Great doctor who reference🤩
Hardeep Rajput
Hardeep Rajput - 7 dager siden
Pablo Romero
Pablo Romero - 11 dager siden
great ck2 tutorial
Kamanashis Kar
Kamanashis Kar - 13 dager siden
"Because when the King is Dead, Long live the King"
AjarTadpole7202 - 15 dager siden
Can we talk about revolutions next
ryan xiao
ryan xiao - 20 dager siden
Pricop Andrei
Pricop Andrei - 21 dag siden
So basically the keys that are keeping you in power are gold diggers?
IValentin T
IValentin T - 24 dager siden
Yes, I hate dynasties, thanks.
Ethan Beggs
Ethan Beggs - 27 dager siden
Special thanks to Kurzgesagt for showing me this awesome channel! :o
Kicapan Manis
Kicapan Manis - 29 dager siden
This video is so accurate. That’s what happened to Palpatine.
Penguin Gaming
Penguin Gaming - Måned siden
The same rule chemically bless because suit behaviorally frighten about a violet cloakroom. broken, bouncy laundry
jackjack116 - Måned siden
TY, now im on my way to create a dinasty in Colombia :D
jamesjomeara - Måned siden
"Put family in key positions... never mind their qualifications." Hey, Hunter, have I got a job for you!
isaac delacruz
isaac delacruz - Måned siden
Mmmmmmmm no pues esta cabron
Martin Fawkes
Martin Fawkes - Måned siden
Biden’s keys must be shitting themselves at the probability of him dying in power, and he hasn’t even been sworn in yet.
Naufal Triandi Roziqi
Naufal Triandi Roziqi - Måned siden
Tell me the examples of princes that stabbed king in the back
J.S - Måned siden
If I was a dictator I should write a democratic constitution when I begin my career and when I die the current constitution says the new constitution becomes the constitution and the army has to follow the constitution and no one can change it anymore
Anonymous Blank
Anonymous Blank - Måned siden
Kim jung ung :* sweats nervously *
zullandzzx - Måned siden
queen elizabeth watching this: no man rules forever? exactly
Tuan Ly Nguyen
Tuan Ly Nguyen - Måned siden
Damn, I want that baby’s little crown
CookieCakeEater - Måned siden
4:02 just noticed he’s a pokemaster
Not Magic Ok
Not Magic Ok - Måned siden
"Dont you think she looks tired?" LOVE THAT REFERENCE
Dakara mo Ikkai
Dakara mo Ikkai - Måned siden
Wow, it's like listening to fire lord ozai!
Altered Beast
Altered Beast - Måned siden
i dont get what exactly is the point of these videos
VVLX - Måned siden
Lelouch’s father really took this to heart.
Black Solid
Black Solid - 2 måneder siden
So what if AI controlling power? They have infinite life span
Default Koala
Default Koala - 2 måneder siden
Elithical nepotism.
DasBauer - 2 måneder siden
I am not sure what to do with the knowledge I get out of this series.
Dudex Channel
Dudex Channel - 2 måneder siden
Could you tell what references for studies?
Caid Thackeray
Caid Thackeray - 2 måneder siden
I feel like the keys are immortal....
zay wonder
zay wonder - Måned siden
Joe H.S
Joe H.S - 2 måneder siden
The Bush or Trudeau dynasty?
Micky Ahn
Micky Ahn - 2 måneder siden
Son: time to overthrow my dad
Son's son: Time to overthrow my dad
Son's son's son: Time to overthrow my dad
Son's son's son's son: Time to overthrow my dad
Son's son's son's son's son: time to overthrow my dad
Baterka - 2 måneder siden
That's how mafia works.
Diba Tari
Diba Tari - 2 måneder siden
Yissss, Doctor Who reference
Mikka K.
Mikka K. - 2 måneder siden
😂 nepotism
Jonah S
Jonah S - 2 måneder siden
1:44 Doctor Who reference FTW!
Sans from Earthbound
Sans from Earthbound - 2 måneder siden
Nice Doctor Who reference!
Smart gamer 123
Smart gamer 123 - 2 måneder siden
Death & Dynasties = D&D
zachattack12 - 2 måneder siden
Guys I think I figured it out it’s not the government that’s corrupt it’s human nature that is corrupt what’s by proxy makes the very concept of government corrupt
Edit:by proxy makes
Sorin Koos
Sorin Koos - 2 måneder siden
actaly you can fight agenst the riper whit dna
Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell - 2 måneder siden
Depressingly insightful. Thanks for another excellent video
nimrod films
nimrod films - 2 måneder siden
"i like to think of it as a source of cheep labor, like a family"
- professor Hubert J Farnsworth some time between 2999 and 3013
Trey Good
Trey Good - 2 måneder siden
They stay with your family because you have the same rules so they can still get paid
Sam Personguy
Sam Personguy - 2 måneder siden
Isn’t it patricide?
Freddie Hodkin
Freddie Hodkin - 2 måneder siden
Watching this early between US election day 2020 and inauguration day is... interesting
Imperial Fist
Imperial Fist - 2 måneder siden
instructions unclear acquired 1 wife and 2 children now hunted by police for kidnaping
gaming dog
gaming dog - 2 måneder siden
Queen Elizabeth the 2:I don't need tips I am Immortal
John Burr
John Burr - 2 måneder siden
Unless you as a leader are already planning to be replaced and are ok with it because we all take turns. Switzerland.
Kenna Rajora
Kenna Rajora - 2 måneder siden
"No one rules forever"
The Queen : I'm about to end this mans whole career.
Teenage Gamer
Teenage Gamer - 2 måneder siden
That Doctor Who refernce tho.
Most genius scene of the season I think.
Varvara Mironov
Varvara Mironov - 2 måneder siden
no one:
some kid with a lollipop on a tank: haha cannon go bang bang bang!
Dylan C.
Dylan C. - 2 måneder siden
Whats the music used in this? I see a link in the description but I can't find this track
AmericanAstronomy - 2 måneder siden
love the reference to Doctor Who at 1:43
Eoin Moran
Eoin Moran - 2 måneder siden
Dynasties aren't just familial, they're also based on party
Scoot Scoot
Scoot Scoot - 2 måneder siden
1:44 that a Dr. Who reference?
Varvara Mironov
Varvara Mironov - 2 måneder siden
"no-one rules forever"
putin: you dare chalenge me mortal
Kenna Rajora
Kenna Rajora - 2 måneder siden
I mean the Queen would have been a better example.
D _
D _ - 2 måneder siden
now he is rumored to have Parkinson's disease
Rassilon productions 2020
Rassilon productions 2020 - 2 måneder siden
Nice doctor who reference at 1:44
EdrumSense - 2 måneder siden
Chavez did die... and he practically left the Dynasty to Maduro
M Sch
M Sch - 2 måneder siden
that only works as long as it is not gavelkind succession...
Skn - 3 måneder siden
No but seriously(coming from the previous video), did you just play CK2 or something? Lol.
SpetsnatzLegion 336
SpetsnatzLegion 336 - 3 måneder siden
The opening statement reminds me of the european royalty family tree which must resemble a drunk spiderweb at this point (or at the start of the 20th century when most still had theirs)
KNIGHTFALL - 3 måneder siden
3:54 Lol, Description of Joe biden's son Hunter and the Biden family corruption
Jack - 2 måneder siden
GoatsEatsOats K
GoatsEatsOats K - 3 måneder siden
Even if you don't love babies, acquire them

- CGP grey
David Anonym
David Anonym - 3 måneder siden
What do you mean with 7 on a dice?
Trey Edge
Trey Edge - 3 måneder siden
Slowly gaining more insight into the Rule of Two in Star Wars.
IAmSeamonkey - 3 måneder siden
so when do we get parts 3,4, and 5?
legokingiscool - 3 måneder siden
1:58 the third guy (the one in the middle) is literally me :O
Sergeant Sharkseant
Sergeant Sharkseant - 3 måneder siden
these ruler videos in the end result:
How to Habsburg
Joe H.S
Joe H.S - 3 måneder siden
Bushes and Clintons anyone?
Alex Williams
Alex Williams - 3 måneder siden
Harriet Jones, Prime Minister.
Yes, we know who you are...
tajavious1 - 3 måneder siden
went looking for this comment, had to be here
Chavin Pradana
Chavin Pradana - 3 måneder siden
Grey: ...Its virtuous cycle formed by calculation like trust, but better
Me: U mean VICIOUS cycle?
Grey: *did I stutter??*
Logic2187 - 3 måneder siden
This is an odd time to get recommended this, given the presidents health
atur chomicz
atur chomicz - 3 måneder siden
Theo Higgins
Theo Higgins - 3 måneder siden
You guys ever get recommended a CGPgrey video you've never seen before?
It's a wonderful, wonderful thing.
Ugly German Truths
Ugly German Truths - 3 måneder siden
Awww the six word from Doctor Who that toppled the Prime Minister :D
Majora489 - 3 måneder siden
I see that Doctor Who reference in there. :D
Andy White
Andy White - 3 måneder siden
A nice doctor who reference :)
Michael Kraume
Michael Kraume - 3 måneder siden
i can't breathe
atur chomicz
atur chomicz - 3 måneder siden
Good joke
Anthony Andreola
Anthony Andreola - 3 måneder siden
Would it be fair to say that corporations have replaced the family dynasty to a large extent in our modern world? Not in every way for sure, but in terms of controlling the reigns of industry the family patriarch probably doesn't hold the power that a King once did.
naejin - 3 måneder siden
Well, the rules for rulers doesn't just mean top leaders of countries. If you watched part 1, rules for rulers applies to all tiers of leaders. But in terms of nation/government head leader/ruler, I'd argue that corporations are the key supporters that the king/ruler has to please to get their support to keep them in power.
Stephen Mulkey
Stephen Mulkey - 3 måneder siden
Weird way to tell your wife you want to have kids.
Matt Villegas
Matt Villegas - 3 måneder siden
Now the Lion King makes so much more sense
LACHA_ LAWD - 3 måneder siden
Sneaky doctor who reference
Néstor Abreu Jiménez
Néstor Abreu Jiménez - 3 måneder siden
1:35 hahahahahahaha let's start a pool
Dilian Pavlov
Dilian Pavlov - 3 måneder siden
no king rules forever my son
Magnus Juul
Magnus Juul - 3 måneder siden
It's funny how the mongols kinda did the exact opposite of this. Genghis Kahn was no stranger to ousting family members and didn't give them any sort of special treatment. He made a young boy/man one of his top generals because he showed competence in numerous battles. But I guess the tradeoff here is that when Genghis finally died there was a mad scramble for power, that maybe could have been avouded if he had made sure his familys right to power was more cemented than it was, or something like that.
naejin - 3 måneder siden
Um...I guess there is a problem when your family is TOO big, where you spawn too many children over the span of thousands of women, which causes uncertainty as to who will become the new supreme ruler.
Kajal Srivastava
Kajal Srivastava - 3 måneder siden
You should have been a king's adviser, that kingdom will be glamorous by now.
Αντώνης tsilimpourdis
Αντώνης tsilimpourdis - 3 måneder siden
This actually makes sense why sometimes rulers are unworthy of the power they possess only through heritage.
wiltony - 3 måneder siden
Thanks for your content, one recommendation: the pauses between your words are awkward. I recommend working on speaking a little more smoothly. It's a bad trend that I've heard from other "YouTubers" too (the vsauce guy is the worst offender). It just sounds unnatural and patronising.
Jackson Stein
Jackson Stein - 3 måneder siden
“And everything is smooth because when the king is dead, long live the king”
Aleks Kole
Aleks Kole - 3 måneder siden
That Doctor Who reference tho
ZBTE - 3 måneder siden
I gotta say, this video and the main Rules For Rulers video feel oddly topical nowadays...
Warren Lam
Warren Lam - 3 måneder siden
Been like this more or less for millenia. Just that more people than normal seem to notice it this year.
Vladimir take the breeki
Vladimir take the breeki - 3 måneder siden
"No man rules forever"
Queen Elishabet: I am not a man!
PAS Ferret
PAS Ferret - 5 dager siden
Still part of a dynasty
Superbeltman - 3 måneder siden
"I'm not a politician, I'm a Queen"
dragon with sword
dragon with sword - 3 måneder siden
well this is relevant
Joy Pase
Joy Pase - 3 måneder siden
This being in my recommendations on October 2nd 2020....
Words5numbers - 3 måneder siden
Anyone watching in October 2020 will understand how important this just became
Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia - 3 måneder siden
Holy Hillary-biden shit it makes sense now