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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9

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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the ancient world, from China to the West. Along with all these consumer goods, things like disease and ideas made the trip as well. As is his custom, John ties the Silk Road to modern life, and the ways that we get our stuff today.

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Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield: http://dft.ba/-lifesilk

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39 Comments

  1. lol I have an exam tomorrow; this episode really speaks to me.

  2. I'm a person who has a test tommorow

  3. I have my final tomorrow lmao XD!!!!!

  4. Sidiiq says:

    Why is everybody having test tomorow and not me?

  5. As India thrived on the Silk Route along with many other nations in the East, the English did not encourage it, as it hampered their business interests and hence it died a slow death. The indian leaders of 2016 have decided to revive this silk route to establish the same with the present day technology.

  6. I fall under the category of people who have a test tomorrow lmao god bless John Green for making these videos.

  7. CharIi says:

    i have a test tomorrow its the midterm

  8. It should more properly be called The Jade Road as silk is a relatively recent invention. It supplemented the sea routes since people have been people!

  9. i have a test tomorrow. AP world help

  10. Turtles shell for what? Why did they sell that?

  11. Mike Burke says:

    Hey Crash Course. Do a video on "when" signage began during the first colonial settlers and the WEST. Western towns. We have signs everywhere today as a result of those signs. But when did it actually start. 1800s?

  12. tm kantor says:

    7:07 swastika?
    context please

  13. No test on history, doing a masters on ecology and training bicepts and tricepts at the gym while listening to this playlist on history! Well done John and team!

  14. i hope you fail your test tomorrow

  15. Trinity Mayo says:

    I am 2 out of the 4…

  16. Trinity Mayo says:

    I am 2 out of the 4… Though depending on my luck I may or may not be the 3/4

  17. Tolga says:

    the silk road links in discr. arent working man

  18. Shreem Kleem says:

    I am so gonna fail my test tomorrow

  19. Sage Elliott says:

    I feel like I'm the only one who was a muggle quidditch player😅

  20. I want that mongol shirt. I had one but I don't know where it went. I need a replacement.

  21. people. who. have. a test. tomorrow. is me.

  22. jarmtx says:

    If only we could go back to the god ole' days of the silk road!! What have we become!?!?!?

  23. u know what the reason I watch this ,his dad Robert green is was my 7th grade Texas history teacher and he showed us a video and was like "that's my son"

  24. I could have been interesting to mention that no trade goes one way and Rome(specifically) had something to offer to the east, namely Glass. Some have argued that it might just as well be called the "Glass Road" for the vast quantities of it going all the way to china. Also a knowledge protected in the west as to maintain an upper hand in trade.

  25. Did you also know Silk Road was a deep web website that got taken down twice?

  26. Anyone got a test tomorrow for the end of the 1st semester?

  27. silk feel good when wear it

  28. Joey Kyle says:

    Sometimes i cant even comprehend half of what John Green says

  29. Dj Wither says:

    When one of the Buddha statues has a swastica on it

  30. so when did the silcecroad disappear?

  31. Broken Mind says:

    Pfft, TEST tomorrow? My ESSAY is today xD

  32. Peter Wang says:

    I like your video.

  33. + Cam Neily no im a history fanatic!!! i watch this for fun. also can u guys do a vid for Sun Tzu and Vlad the Impaler?? thanks!!❤

  34. Im binging crash course world history videos. History is actually fun.. Huh.. Who knew haha

  35. Grammar nazi, muggle quidditch player, and have a test tomorrow. Now I just need to become a billionaire.

  36. Thomas pipes says:

    Phrase of the week: When in Rome

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