I’ve mentioned the YouTube channel Geography Now before, and how I’m really enjoying Paul Barbato’s educational videos about the geography of what will eventually be every country in the world. He’s currently on the A countries, and will soon finish Azerbaijan.
Now that country is going to cause an uproar, I’m sure. On his video about Armenia, there’s been a huge battle in the comments section between Armenians, Azerbaijani, and Turkish. There is, of course, a rather rocky history between these people, which I won’t go into here. You can just watch the video.
If you wish to dare wade into the comments, you can do so. But be warned that you’ll see mostly heated accusations and arguments. It’s amazing how an educational video can bring out the nationalistic fervor, vile incriminations, and raw emotion. It’s an educational video! They’ve gone as far as attacking Paul himself. He’s just providing the facts. But of course, Turkish, Armenian, and Azerbaijani accounts of the facts tend to be different. Well, I would assume he’s using reputable sources for his facts and doing a lot of research for each video. If he makes a mistake, he apologises and changes it. Honestly, some people just need to calm down.
I personally can’t wait for the Azerbaijan video. I can’t wait for any of them, actually.