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Stuart Webster better known online as OverSimplified (formerly known as Webzwithaz), is an Irish-American[2] YouTuber who makes animated history videos about various historical topics. Including wars, revolutions, and historical figures, while explaining them in a comedic, fun, and simple way, but still being informative and historically accurate.

Webster created his channel on October 28, 2006, but he didn’t upload his first video until October 21, 2016, titled WW1- OverSimplified (Part 1). The video has over 42 million views as of November 2022. On September 12, 2017, he reached 100,000 subscribers. On October 11, 2018, he reached 1 million su,bscribers. He has also released merchandise.

In 2017, the Hitler – OverSimplified video was marked as offensive and blocked in parts of Europe due to legal claims by unknown persons. He did explain he was going to dispute the claim (post on Patreon). Since then, YouTube has removed the offensive classification and restored monetization to the videos, but they still remain blocked in certain countries. This video was the only video blocked in certain countries.

This censorship has since been used to say in his NordVPN sponsors, “are there some OverSimplified videos that are STILL blocked in your country?” or something similar.

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