History vs. Che Guevara - Alex Gendler

  • Опубликовано: 27 ноя 2017
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    His face is recognized all over the world - the young medical student who became a revolutionary icon. But was Che Guevara a heroic champion of the poor, or a ruthless warlord who left a legacy of repression? Alex Gendler puts this controversial figure on trial in History vs. Che Guevara.
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  • TED-Ed
    TED-Ed  Год назад +586

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    • Marlene C
      Marlene C 9 дней назад

      Che Guevara murdered my grandfather in Cuba , he was only a cold blooded murderer.

    • Saltseeker
      Saltseeker 29 дней назад

      1:37 capitalism final boss

  • ToriMori
    ToriMori 2 часа назад

    0:29 i have nothing to say but...
    why does che guevara look like professor utonium from the power puff girls in that shot

  • Abdalla Al Askar
    Abdalla Al Askar 16 часов назад

    I literally have a Che Guevara hat

  • Alusine Barrie
    Alusine Barrie 16 часов назад

    Terrorism is an act of US foreign policy

  • Desiderato Animation Studios
    Desiderato Animation Studios День назад

    I declare Che Guevara not guilty he did what he had to do

  • funky finley
    funky finley День назад

    this is a tricky topic

  • Void Gaming
    Void Gaming 2 дня назад +1

    Um... who?

  • Hey Hi hello
    Hey Hi hello 2 дня назад +1


  • this boi
    this boi 3 дня назад

    "Sovyettes" lol

  • Robert Renk
    Robert Renk 3 дня назад

    Wow. He reads poetry to children therefore it’s ok to murder people.

  • grievous heist
    grievous heist 3 дня назад

    Ted just lost all credibility. There is no question, he was a brutal dictator without any regard for liberty or justice

  • Void
    Void 4 дня назад

    wtf, and where is the answer to that question ? You life tourists, only seek for something new to mess with, never making it to a solution, running from one thing to another.

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 3 дня назад

      Its left for the viewer to decide

  • Johnston Carliferanda
    Johnston Carliferanda 4 дня назад

    "Sure, he shot some thousand people in his death camps. But he also read poetry to children!"

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 3 дня назад

      Sure helped the average cuban get right! But he killed people!

  • creepin death
    creepin death 5 дней назад

    So... Its not a t-shirt company

  • Niko Niko
    Niko Niko 5 дней назад

    History won.

  • la massa spaghettosa volante
    la massa spaghettosa volante 5 дней назад

    The nuclear missiles sera an idea of Fidel.Che wasn't a Soviet union fan.He referred an alliance whit China,but Castro continues in the Russian way

  • Robert Vaughn
    Robert Vaughn 6 дней назад


  • Arjent
    Arjent 7 дней назад +1

    The drawing of Kennedy though xD

  • Williamjames Hoffer
    Williamjames Hoffer 7 дней назад

    If you somehow think the mass slaughter, enslavement, and torture police states Che Guevara wanted and helped create were either necessary or a net positive for those countries, you are a sociopath, aka a communist.

  • Chaitanya Kandwal
    Chaitanya Kandwal 7 дней назад +2


  • ewelina ch
    ewelina ch 7 дней назад

    Soderbergh couldn't do in 4 hours what u achieved in under 7 minutes.

  • SWAPS- CS:GO & More
    SWAPS- CS:GO & More 8 дней назад

    Is this supposed to be a Communist propaganda?

  • BomChickyBowWow
    BomChickyBowWow 9 дней назад

    This is way too controversial and expansive a topic to dump into kids in a five minute cartoon.

  • Jakub Bielański
    Jakub Bielański 9 дней назад

    What an extremely subtle way of falsifying history. leftists have always been masters of cunning propaganda.

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 8 дней назад

      What did he falsifyy if i may ask?

  • Alonso Esparza
    Alonso Esparza 9 дней назад

    For Peace and prosperity, Blood must be spilled and Immoral actions must be made for better or worst. In tge Beginning he wanted to help those in pain but lost his place through the madness that made him more like the very people he fought against because they found ways to manipulate the system for their own wealth.

  • Guntas Singh
    Guntas Singh 9 дней назад +2

    Che Guevara is a saint and the USA is bad, stealing land from peasants in order to fund their rich lifestyles

  • nithin prasad
    nithin prasad 9 дней назад +1

    CHE guvevara is a hero
    Love u Che

  • Arang
    Arang 9 дней назад

    In comparison to deaths caused and done by the U.S in South America, Che was nothing. The U.S and their corporate imperialism will continue to favor money before lives and exploit the poor and vulnerable. And somehow their mass-influence on culture and discreet propaganda all over the world makes people still glorify and idealize them.

  • Kris Silver
    Kris Silver 10 дней назад +1

    0:30 Professor Utonium

  • Bautista Vazquez
    Bautista Vazquez 10 дней назад +1

    I like it unbiased and both views

  • Fact Fan The Fan channel
    Fact Fan The Fan channel 10 дней назад

    Awesome guvara

  • Robin Maida
    Robin Maida 11 дней назад +2



    Your mom is a DICKTAKER...

  • Ian Sinclair
    Ian Sinclair 13 дней назад +1

    Great Batman quote fights here “you ether die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain”

  • Aman Ansaribrp
    Aman Ansaribrp 13 дней назад

    One day a wave of communism will rise in USA,a leader will emerge.

  • Aman Ansaribrp
    Aman Ansaribrp 13 дней назад

    This is just like doing 99 good deeds and 1 sin but whole world just sees that 1 sin.

  • Alberto Molano
    Alberto Molano 13 дней назад

    I'm reading his biography right now. After Guevara describes the fourth cold-blooded execution I've had enough of myths. Cuba is a strange place. It:s strange because until now the heads of state (Fidel, Raul) had a criminal past. Raul Castro? That respectable elder head of state? During his guerilla years he was considered "extremist" and violent". He kidnapped, killed persons, threw lighted dynamite sticks at the enemy. How many countries have heads of state with that past?

  • Steven Beauchamp
    Steven Beauchamp 14 дней назад +1

    Why did young Che look like Professor Utonium?

  • low remora
    low remora 14 дней назад +1

    what about history vs EEUU?

  • Turtle Extra
    Turtle Extra 14 дней назад

    Now the video talks about che not Castro so yeah don’t say but Castro che might have not agreed with it all but that’s just what I got from this

  • SamieMac
    SamieMac 14 дней назад

    Wow! This is some seriously slanted propaganda! The best part is that they never deny that he was bloodthirsty terror spewing dictator. They just keep telling us that "he wasn't as bad as the other guys."
    Ah, the glittery albeit fake morality of communism...

  • Jorge Silva
    Jorge Silva 16 дней назад +1

    He was a killer

  • Raul Jose Lopez Pondal
    Raul Jose Lopez Pondal 16 дней назад +1

    Gracias Che... Por convertir al país más rico del mundo hispanico,cuba en una dictadura que promueve la prostitución infantil, herradicar a la homosexualidad y destruir a la mujer

    • Raul Jose Lopez Pondal
      Raul Jose Lopez Pondal 9 дней назад +1

      +Nazx 36 claro que si admito que me equivoque en pensar que cuba antes era un paraíso pero así tristemente era en esa época, pero también pasó por esto gran Bretaña y los propios estados unidos sólo pienso que los derechos ubieran llegado a Cuba tarde o temprano si mantenían el capitalismo, fue una buena charla con distintos puntos de vista

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 9 дней назад

      +Raul Jose Lopez Pondal hmm razonable quiero terminar esta conversacion bien asi que lo dejare en algo simple
      Puedes quejarte de la falta de democracia en cuba pero no se me hace justo decir que cuba antes de Castro y todo el asunto del socialismo era "mejor" si la economia era mejor pero era debido a utilizar a los cubanos comunes como mano de obra barata y tener un monton de tratos con estados unidos que nunca tenian en consideracion a la gente de cuba (aparte de los elites claro)

    • Raul Jose Lopez Pondal
      Raul Jose Lopez Pondal 9 дней назад

      +Nazx 36 México estuvo siempre inspirado por las ideas populistas, sin embargo el socialismo y el capitalismo han convivido durante un siglo entero aproximadamente y si bien esta muy lejos de ser perfecto es un país que tiene un futuro prometedor, en este caso son los políticos y la burocracia excesiva los que afectan al Estado. Aún asi tubo diversos conflictos a la internos : El porfiriato, las cristiadas, los propios conflictos con los narcos...

    • Raul Jose Lopez Pondal
      Raul Jose Lopez Pondal 9 дней назад

      +Nazx 36 No me considero liberal pues son bastante hipócritas al considerar cómo por ejemplo:
      Los demócratas que se consideran """liberales""" cuando fueron los que lucharon a favor de la esclavitud.
      Soy centro tirando a derecha

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 9 дней назад

      +Raul Jose Lopez Pondal Mexico?

  • Atenção a todos Estúpidos
    Atenção a todos Estúpidos 16 дней назад +1

    His father was an Irish Argentine

  • Jefferson Cereno
    Jefferson Cereno 19 дней назад

    Che' - Che' at Pacquiao... 1 star general...

  • The Crib
    The Crib 19 дней назад

    Here from Baki

  • Seyam Rahman
    Seyam Rahman 20 дней назад +1

    3:26 angry mob lookin for blood? Sounds a hella lot like Venezuela right now but you dont see America helping the Venezuelan president

  • Sm0k3d H4ms
    Sm0k3d H4ms 20 дней назад +2

    Socialism never works, not in Cuba, not in the USSR, not in Venezuela, nowhere!

  • faizan ulhaq
    faizan ulhaq 20 дней назад +1

    Banan war and scoialsim and leftist and france and germany and bana war and rwicl issue and us support of anticommunism and bana war

  • Cathlean Stark
    Cathlean Stark 20 дней назад +2

    Can you do a history vs. Marcos of the philippines

  • Lionel Messi
    Lionel Messi 21 день назад +1

    Wait..... in the history vs Richard Nixon video the opposition lawyer condemns the coup against Allende of Chile by CIA and Nixon and here he supports the coup led by CIA against Arbenz !

  • Vivek Shirke
    Vivek Shirke 21 день назад +1

    Never knew this was a liberal propaganda channel

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      O! Are you offended little snowflake?

  • 664 TheNeighborOfTheBeast
    664 TheNeighborOfTheBeast 23 дня назад +2

    I love Che Guevara. RIP

  • Anthony Carroll
    Anthony Carroll 24 дня назад +1

    Che Guevara was a turd

  • LambDPro
    LambDPro 25 дней назад +2

    I got here from watching Baki Son of Ogre

  • Connor McMullen
    Connor McMullen 26 дней назад +2

    He was always a villain

  • 1DeppAufYoutube
    1DeppAufYoutube 27 дней назад +2

    History VS Tito please

  • James Mejia
    James Mejia 28 дней назад +2

    Viva la revolución

  • Abhishek Bhattacharya
    Abhishek Bhattacharya 28 дней назад +2

    No Doubt.. *He was a Hero and he is a Hero* ... You can not fight *guns* with *life of people*

    • Almond Mon
      Almond Mon 16 дней назад

      The only hero is Amithab Bachang in his film.
      Che was a killer. A cold blood killer.
      He killed people in La Cabaña, Habana, Cuba and if the person that he, himself shoot was still alive on the floor, che pulled his gun and shoot him on his head.

  • naapurinerkki
    naapurinerkki 29 дней назад +2

    There is also a Finnish song about him.

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      Lol how tell me the name please =)

  • HowDoYouDo?
    HowDoYouDo? 29 дней назад +1

    History is written by the winners

  • Papagaio Metafísico
    Papagaio Metafísico Месяц назад +2

    USA is the most terrorist country in the world

  • İlhan Şubat Kalkan
    İlhan Şubat Kalkan Месяц назад +4

    Cuba was nothing before them, still a poor country for sure but you can check out their stats here, they are better than most.

  • Phil Swift Religious Sect
    Phil Swift Religious Sect Месяц назад +1

    Equality is the less intense version of MEDIOCRITY
    Although giving lower classes opportunities is a GREAT idea, that does NOT mean companies, rich people or people with power SHOULDN'T BE WHAT THEY ALREADY ARE
    Basically: Everyone should start off well, and move on INFINITELY, and if they harm society, they MUST be destroyed

  • blobfish gaming
    blobfish gaming Месяц назад +1

    Wait who

  • Keanu Dominic Palma Ortiz
    Keanu Dominic Palma Ortiz Месяц назад +2

    TedEd could you please make History VS. Pablo Escobar

  • TheForgottenHero
    TheForgottenHero Месяц назад

    Whats the difference between Castro and Che??? Castro was the first to betray! ;--;

  • Josh Woolbert
    Josh Woolbert Месяц назад +1

    Just visited Cuba and met my family that remained in Mayabeque province. It’s unbelievable the conditions they live in. All these Che supporting comments make me laugh...

    • Josh Woolbert
      Josh Woolbert 10 дней назад

      Nazx 36 ellos son esclavos de un estado podrido. Una tristeza... 😢

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      Crees que estarian mucho mejor como esclavos en una plantacion?

  • Colonel Capatilism
    Colonel Capatilism Месяц назад

    Just pass on to the next video. I haven't even scrolled down
    And I already know this comment section is doomed to a
    Salty, salty death.
    *Damn Commies*

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      Damn gringos

  • sultanistan 58
    sultanistan 58 Месяц назад +1

    Hero che. North America has always been treated like a step child the massacre of the native Indians nobody can forget.

  • raja thapa
    raja thapa Месяц назад +1

    Of course... The us banana company......

  • ЧеПе
    ЧеПе Месяц назад +1

    Next Karl Marx

  • Ikelos
    Ikelos Месяц назад

    If you're going to make propaganda like this, at least make it entertaining.

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      O look another snowflake

  • Titan
    Titan Месяц назад +3

    Only good communist is a dead communist

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      Only good american is a socialist one

  • Bearlogg
    Bearlogg Месяц назад +4

    God i love capitalism

  • Jiahao Zhao
    Jiahao Zhao Месяц назад +1


  • That High Halo Guy
    That High Halo Guy Месяц назад

    Ohh the guy from baki

  • Ramces Oliva
    Ramces Oliva Месяц назад

    The US started the nuclear missile crisis by putting nuclear missiles in the turkey first. Then the Russians put missiles in Cuba and the US block Russians ships shipping anything to Cuba and this almost started the WW3 so Russia secretly talks to the US. Stating that they will stop supplying Cuba with nuclear missiles and they did so we should have thank the soviets

    • Almond Mon
      Almond Mon 16 дней назад

      and fidel castro when was informed by the Russian that they, the Russian, were going to remove the missiles, Castro asked the Russian to kill all Cubans before returning the missiles to Russia.
      He, Castro, put conditions to kill all Cubans.

    KILLER DESTROYER Месяц назад +1

    Che why is Che Guevara portrayed as a bad person most of the time

      KILLER DESTROYER 16 дней назад

      +Almond Mon well hasn't the world had its fair share of that like bombing certain places (japan)
      People have it all wrong.

    • Almond Mon
      Almond Mon 16 дней назад

      because he is a killer, he is a murderer. He shoot in shooting squad young teenagers as of 16 years old.

    JOSE VAZQUEZ Месяц назад +1

    I nearly learned about this reading manga and his name sounded familiar and I searched him up now here I am

  • Нурсултан Назарбаев

    Samurai Jack!

  • John Javier
    John Javier Месяц назад +8

    Revolutions always happens because of an inequality and abuse to power. Che was not a bad guy. The bad guy is USA.

    • Almond Mon
      Almond Mon 16 дней назад +1

      he is and was a killer, he is a murderer. He shoot in shooting squad young teenagers as of 16 years old.

  • Josef Stalin
    Josef Stalin Месяц назад


    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      Why would you betray him papa stalin!

  • Roblox xd
    Roblox xd Месяц назад +1

    I hear some cubans crying why ? Because this dude stole your lands? ahahaha

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      They are called gusanos =)

  • Emanuel Silva
    Emanuel Silva Месяц назад +3

    Che Guevara killed a boy with 12 years...

  • Øath betrayer
    Øath betrayer Месяц назад +3

    Che is better off dead. 🇺🇸👍🏻

    • Nazx 36
      Nazx 36 11 дней назад

      Like most of your presidents

  • Leu Leu
    Leu Leu Месяц назад

    History vs fuckin USA ! With fuckin many wars. Vietnam war. Korean war. Syria. Lybia. Yemen. Yugoslavia. Iraq ( oh fuckin G Bush- Saddam havent Nuclear weapons ) ....

  • Paulo Castilho
    Paulo Castilho Месяц назад +1

    Nice that Cuba isn't a paradise for the rich anymore (haha).

  • 664 TheNeighborOfTheBeast
    664 TheNeighborOfTheBeast Месяц назад +1

    I love Che

  • 4 2
    4 2 Месяц назад +1

    I think revolutions should be judged by their outcomes.

  • Jamir Temjen
    Jamir Temjen Месяц назад

    Privileged life as a medical student in Argentina.? Lol

  • Max Paschke
    Max Paschke Месяц назад +1

    I'm with the defender, Che Guevara is hero!!!

    • Almond Mon
      Almond Mon 16 дней назад

      he is a killer, he is a murderer. He shoot in shooting squad young teenagers as of 16 years old.

  • despacito 2
    despacito 2 Месяц назад +1

    No matter what.
    Che did good and bad.

  • Ken Wensley
    Ken Wensley Месяц назад

    Che never carried a pistol.

  • Pietro Aldegani
    Pietro Aldegani Месяц назад

    Nor che nor castro nor cuba started the crisis It was the usa that had the brilliant idea of show how's tough guy putting missiles in turkey

  • NicholsZiegler
    NicholsZiegler Месяц назад

    You cannot do a better world by killing people.Once he is got power his violence is not longer justified.

    • Santiago Criollo
      Santiago Criollo Месяц назад

      Even considering the resources that the OTAN was spending to destabilize Cuba?
      Yes, it was a rough decision. But a reasonable course of action if they wanted to maintain their ideals.

  • Ricardo Palomino
    Ricardo Palomino Месяц назад +2

    most of the bad things in Cuba came after che was gone. He left soon after the revolution to try and liberate Bolivia. Have knowledge before you speak please.

    • Almond Mon
      Almond Mon 16 дней назад

      NO. Che killed a lot of Cubans. He was killing Cubans during the missile crisis. After, he went to Africa. He went to Congo. There, he, che, killed so many Africans that the Congolese leaders asked castro to send che back to Cuba. That is when castro, asked him to come back because he was assigned as Industry ministy. Then castro send him to Bolivia to "begin " the socialist revolution from the most center country in Latin America.
      che killed so many Bolivians, that fidel castro, reported his position to the military fighting che.

  • forkevbot
    forkevbot Месяц назад

    You can't judge a government/movement by its ideals. Even the Nazis touted noble ideals (this is how they convinced the masses). Only after years in power did they tout clear genocidal intentions. Nonetheless, with careful inspection of policies, we can identify how ethical some group of people is.

  • Camilo Cuadra
    Camilo Cuadra Месяц назад

    This is a good capitalism propaganda. George bush killed millions more than Ernesto. George Bush was the creator of dictatorships.

    • jakovcu
      jakovcu 28 дней назад

      +Camilo Cuadra say no more
      "Everyone can join communist and then get elected"
      What if you do not want to join communists? That is not how things should work.

    • Camilo Cuadra
      Camilo Cuadra 28 дней назад

      +jakovcu yes, the now president of Cuba has been elected, anyone could join the communist party and vote for him if you see the constitution of Cuba there are lot of things that people could vote for. Most of the things that the government do is directly from the inhabitants of the island, the supposed dictatorship is gone.

    • jakovcu
      jakovcu 28 дней назад

      +Camilo Cuadra is now any different? Can someone change president in free election. Can someone term limit president?

    • Camilo Cuadra
      Camilo Cuadra 29 дней назад

      +jakovcu no one could be elected in cuba at that time if you were from the opposition you were immediately executed, what solution do you propose? I think the way that the revolutionaries went to liberate cuba from being colony from eeuu was the leastest bloody way.

    • jakovcu
      jakovcu Месяц назад +2

      Dictator that did not won election and steped down?

  • Jr Animator
    Jr Animator Месяц назад

    0:32 the professor becomes che guavara after being forced to eat capitalist pea for 10 hours