What is Federal Land?

  • Published on Nov 26, 2018
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  • Aaaa Bbbb
    Aaaa Bbbb 5 hours ago


  • G G
    G G 21 hour ago +1

    How does this work in relation to state law?
    Federal Law applies across the entire USA. State Law applies to within each state; does state law apply on federal land within a state?

  • AMSG Brina Korea
    AMSG Brina Korea 21 hour ago

    7:04 Communism

  • Phantomneko Cameron

    You got land for free settlers even a “bit” sets you for life take what you can get!

  • Diego DeLaHoz
    Diego DeLaHoz Day ago

    CGP grey is quite literally true neutral

  • Dkaloger
    Dkaloger Day ago

    Article 13 will. Kill memes

  • Henry Horne
    Henry Horne Day ago

    It’s not fucking nev-AU-da it’s FUCKING NEV-A-DA

  • Xavier Wagner
    Xavier Wagner Day ago +1

    Haha the reservations made me laugh. Im still waiting

  • Jäger Rosenberg

    can you do a video on the BC voting referendum

  • Deay39
    Deay39 Day ago +1

    you first promised the reservations video back in 2014

  • Jessi Jovel
    Jessi Jovel 2 days ago +1

    You'll do the reservations, right? someday? pleaseeee

  • Liam Griffin
    Liam Griffin 2 days ago +1

    Uses the same “what a wonderful story for another time.” Joke twice, I still laugh and I believe that confirms next video being about the reservations.

  • Michael Karnerfors
    Michael Karnerfors 2 days ago

    05:33 Spot the Nevada Test Site, owned by - funny enough - not the DoD but the DoE, to be used to test nukes on.

  • Logan Jaynes
    Logan Jaynes 2 days ago

    Fuck the government, state or federal, they all suck

  • Smashingwithshakira
    Smashingwithshakira 2 days ago

    Better get that Native American reservation video out soon...

  • Infernal Boston Terrier

    How much of Texas is Federal land?

  • Annoying kid
    Annoying kid 2 days ago

    So, why do they call you mr. Batman?

  • Spectralcoffee
    Spectralcoffee 3 days ago

    basically your rulers border gore in CK2, wanting the best spots without care for De Joure

  • Big Gargantuar
    Big Gargantuar 3 days ago

    Stop calling the countries she oh my fucking god it’s so cringy

    • Big Gargantuar
      Big Gargantuar 2 days ago

      Liam Griffin it sounds fucking gay

    • Liam Griffin
      Liam Griffin 2 days ago

      Big Gargantuar but that’s how you refer to countries if you don’t want to say the United States of America every 5 seconds, either he or she.
      edit: why do you think Russia is the “Motherland” and Germany the “Fatherland”


    “nevoda” it’s ne VADA bitch

  • Thato Mogale
    Thato Mogale 3 days ago

    I'm not even American but I watched this anyway.

  • Gerbils4Life
    Gerbils4Life 3 days ago

    Hawaii looked Like it had a lot of Federal land...

  • Necro Boomer
    Necro Boomer 3 days ago

    Btw thank you for representing me as an Arizonan

  • Herp Derpingson
    Herp Derpingson 3 days ago +2

    BLM = Big lands matter

  • Heckin Memes
    Heckin Memes 3 days ago +1

    In general looks like a dude taking a dump off of a pillar.

  • Dustin B
    Dustin B 3 days ago

    One interesting and under discussed dynamic in the State Land vs. Federal Land argument is local management. Many Federal Lands (BLM>USFS>NPS) are managed by local offices that are staffed by state locals; so while the overall law making is a federal representative in Washington DC, the manager who carries out the actual work is a local of the state and may be partial to the state's wants and needs.
    Like a small town sheriff: The laws are made high up in the capitol city hundreds of miles away but the guy who chooses when and who to apply the laws to may be a local "good-ol-boy" sheriff who's friends never seem to be on the wrong side of the law as much as the rapscallion Duke Boys who do the same thing and get punished for it.

  • sonicdragon75
    sonicdragon75 3 days ago +2

    6:06 Last time I checked, that hole had hard winds within the crater.

  • Plate
    Plate 3 days ago

    im from washington state, so the national forest service is my wife

  • xxxtentacion
    xxxtentacion 4 days ago +1

    My question is, how is Alaska apart of the United States of America but is not connected to it. So how is Alaska not apart of Canada?

    • Liam Griffin
      Liam Griffin 2 days ago

      xxxtentacion The looming U.S. Civil War delayed the sale (of Alaska), but after the war, Secretary of State William Seward quickly took up a renewed Russian offer and on March 30, 1867, agreed to a proposal from Russian Minister in Washington, Edouard de Stoeckl, to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million. (Which is pretty cheap for all that oil we found under it)

  • Jan Seemann
    Jan Seemann 4 days ago

    I'd love to continue to support you, but I am not willing to use Patreon anymore. Are you considering to use SubscribeStar? Or is there anyother way to support you?

  • Noob Level Animations

    Learned a lot from this, thanks!

  • Maroki06
    Maroki06 4 days ago


  • slitor
    slitor 4 days ago

    I can sorta understand why Nevada rejected the national nuclear storrage facility, they should still have it there as its allready built, its understandable.

  • mono2go
    mono2go 4 days ago

    Eurion constellation at 8:21

  • All New Start
    All New Start 4 days ago

    The U.S. in this case, is the federal corporation In the District of Columbia, also known as USDC or the UNITED STATES. It was created by the congressional act of 1871. Also see 28 USC 3002 (15) “United States” means- (A) a Federal corporation. Wait what ???????

  • Big Aftermath
    Big Aftermath 4 days ago

    Neh-vah-duh not Navoda

  • Teutonic Boi
    Teutonic Boi 4 days ago +1

    Who else is watching in √-1/(πe)^Φ P.A.26?

  • Daemon Magister
    Daemon Magister 4 days ago

    girls are dumb

  • Jorge Gomez
    Jorge Gomez 4 days ago

    Please make a Little America with a gun at an Indian or Mexican a tee shirt. Add "Manifest Destiny" to the Indian and "Mexican Cessioning" to the Mexican character either top or bottom. I'd buy one of each.

  • VanMaster Gaming
    VanMaster Gaming 4 days ago

    Can you do some of these videos but for Canada? I would really like to know more about my countries politics and it's relation to the USA.

  • Nathan White
    Nathan White 5 days ago

    6:00 so don’t go to Nevada? Ok that’s fine easy enough

  • Katherine Says Hi
    Katherine Says Hi 5 days ago +1

    America sounds like the girl who steals your toys at recess
    (No I’m not a preschooler or an elementary schooler or whatever)

    • Liam Griffin
      Liam Griffin 2 days ago

      Katherine Says Hi yeah our government is full of complete and utter cunts.

  • Ashe Gamer 5
    Ashe Gamer 5 5 days ago

    Who got the magic the gathering references?

  • Demossle
    Demossle 5 days ago

    MTG and CATAN, dude you are cool.

  • Ellie the Equestrian 34

    Are you James’s teacher

  • me you
    me you 6 days ago

    more pleas

  • Diego DeLaHoz
    Diego DeLaHoz 6 days ago +1

    Were you even asked to be in rewind?

  • John Runyon
    John Runyon 6 days ago

    This actually answers my long-burning question as to why Texas is one of the few "Western" states without really any national parks. The federal government decided to keep the land from other states but they never really had any land in Texas to begin with, since Texas was admitted as a state from the beginning (and already largely settled).

  • Jordanes Wyrhta
    Jordanes Wyrhta 6 days ago

    Lmao that bit on the nuclear testing in Nevada got me

  • Avgeek
    Avgeek 6 days ago

    All dislike from non fedreal land

  • Ultra GamesX
    Ultra GamesX 6 days ago +2

    Hi Mr. Batman!

    • Liam Griffin
      Liam Griffin 2 days ago

      Ultra GamesX nice odd1sout reference

  • chun yan gong
    chun yan gong 6 days ago +14

    Betting that CGP Grey's next video would be about the Indian reservations.

  • Andy
    Andy 6 days ago +2

    CGP Grey's America: The Game
    Like if this should be real.

  • William T
    William T 6 days ago +2

    do reservations!

  • Ezra W
    Ezra W 7 days ago +4


  • Kleopatra Van den Bergh

    1.17 Wich state is that

  • Qwasey Wearycooldoc
    Qwasey Wearycooldoc 7 days ago

    Also they need a stop complaining cuz America is just gonna take the state for themselves.

  • Qwasey Wearycooldoc
    Qwasey Wearycooldoc 7 days ago

    Lady war 😉

  • CareyBanyasVideos
    CareyBanyasVideos 7 days ago

    GREY let me know when your are free for a EDH game.

  • Jeremy Anderson
    Jeremy Anderson 7 days ago

    Great job, and thank you, personally. As a guy from southern Idaho this has proven difficult to explain clearly to my friends in Baltimore, and Queens. It also is no excuse for the behavior of those goons who occupied the Malheur NWR a couple years back. I spend a lot of time on Federal land in ID, eastern OR and NV, it is every bit as byzantine in practice as is presented in this video.

  • Sean Ball
    Sean Ball 7 days ago

    I really liked the Magic: The Gathering joke, especially with the Wastes land that New Mexico is holding. Made me laugh out loud, keep it up CGP Grey.

    • Liam Griffin
      Liam Griffin 2 days ago

      Sean Ball I saw that as a bit of a MTG and a Fallout reference.

  • EarthHound
    EarthHound 7 days ago

    Answer: A Washington DC located theme park.

  • Lieutenant Bob
    Lieutenant Bob 7 days ago

    You should make a card game with those cards............................. I would buy it.

  • Little Prince ASMR
    Little Prince ASMR 7 days ago

    'Resource tiles' - Loved that.

  • Ben DeVeny
    Ben DeVeny 7 days ago

    Well done

  • pieniaurinko
    pieniaurinko 8 days ago

    Good explanation, and very nice animations. Thanks!

  • mista memer
    mista memer 8 days ago

    Resevations next plz

  • Mical
    Mical 8 days ago

    Wait, so the coastal WATERS are Federal LAND‽

  • Ögedei Khan
    Ögedei Khan 8 days ago

    f for Nevada containing high quality casinos and fallout games and 84% federal land

  • Cloud5SS
    Cloud5SS 8 days ago

    Fire island lol

  • James Brooks
    James Brooks 8 days ago

    as an alaskan i must say i love how often it was displayed here

  • Aaron Irby
    Aaron Irby 8 days ago

    Just FYI, the Clinton administration forced Military bases to comply with everything from the EPA to State law in regards to what they can and can't do on their bases. The comment about the housing is incorrect. In the 90's the military was forced to begin condemning houses with asbestos or houses that fell outside the respective states building codes. By the new millennium it worked out great for those of us stuck in Twentynine-Palms. The old Fred Flintstone houses had been torn down and we got nice homes that an average person in California would have to have paid a couple of million dollars for and the rest of average Americans would have paid about 120K to 200K depending on what state you live in. The Military no longer has absolute power on their bases and in some cases they have huge training areas they can no longer utilize becuase endangered species live on those ranges.

  • Lyndon Howlett
    Lyndon Howlett 8 days ago

    I love the Basic Lands.

  • Cameron Beauchamp
    Cameron Beauchamp 8 days ago

    2:11 2:24 there is a lot of Idaho in here

  • Cameron Beauchamp
    Cameron Beauchamp 8 days ago

    0:10 That one in the middle is Idaho that’s where I live

  • Max Swenson
    Max Swenson 9 days ago

    Sorry CPG Grey. I decided to ditch Patreon and consequently my financial support for your channel. Please consider setting up an account on SubscribeStar.

  • Pizza Man
    Pizza Man 9 days ago

    This channel is older than my sister

  • Oscar La vista
    Oscar La vista 9 days ago


  • Martial Matters
    Martial Matters 9 days ago +1

    I can't tolerate this topless nudity

  • Jomar Rodriguez
    Jomar Rodriguez 9 days ago

    You should do a video on the problem with coinstar and alternative ways to get cash for coins

  • Kasyu
    Kasyu 9 days ago

    You forgot to put anything actually involving nasa in the misc. section, but that’s probably because they are all so tiny.

  • Jayden Nix
    Jayden Nix 9 days ago

    Forget these, play doom eternal. I wanna see your reaction lol

  • Marco Garcia
    Marco Garcia 10 days ago +1

    I love the video ! But please for the love of god, it's nev-ä-duh not nev-āh-duh

  • Seoul
    Seoul 10 days ago

    Are United States Territories federal land ?

    • IsYitzach
      IsYitzach 7 days ago

      No, they are like states in terms of ownership. They just have a complicated relationship to the rest of the US as it isn't well defined on a piece of paper.

  • Wubba Bro
    Wubba Bro 10 days ago

    I love this guy like I’ve been watching this guy for 3 days and now I’m Einstein

  • Excollector99
    Excollector99 10 days ago

    Great video. A well animated and clear explanation.

  • zyxwvutsrqponmlkh
    zyxwvutsrqponmlkh 10 days ago

    Constitution only allows the federal government to own land for military bases or post offices. If it's not one of those tow then they can just shove it.

    • Aquitale
      Aquitale 6 days ago

      This is a very fascinating claim, and I would love to believe this and share this news. Could you perhaps site where in the constitution it says this? If so I and so many others could actually argue on this point. I'm sorry I don't know where it says this, as when I checked I found no such thing. But would love to believe this. Thanks

  • Ayden Budish
    Ayden Budish 10 days ago +1


  • Kam Norman
    Kam Norman 10 days ago


  • MayFlower Ann
    MayFlower Ann 10 days ago

    All hail the Great Uniter with her beautiful dress and luscious golden hair.

  • christine cornish
    christine cornish 10 days ago

    BLM is also responsible for hunting down the wild horse

  • L Zad
    L Zad 11 days ago

    Being a Californian, I’m glad that the coastline is Federal land, so that a few really rich people cannot keep everyone from using the beaches. But oh how they try! They lock beach access gates, they put up rock barricades to make it seem like private property, they use every trick in the book. 😡.

  • Jay Wolf
    Jay Wolf 11 days ago

    land belongs to no one. land belongs to all creatures including humans on earth.

  • J R
    J R 11 days ago

    I only tapped on this video because of the to scale Alaska at the beginning. That shit was YUGE.

  • Josef Ruiz
    Josef Ruiz 11 days ago

    I'm still waiting for this man to be in a youtube rewind

  • HKOlaura
    HKOlaura 11 days ago +1

    Arizona has the best state flag design for a skirt because it’s the best design for a state flag.

  • Ryan Jameson
    Ryan Jameson 11 days ago

    America: (holds on to land)
    States: why u steal our land?

  • Thomasu Pippin
    Thomasu Pippin 11 days ago

    I live literally right next to the test site...

  • KaptenN
    KaptenN 12 days ago

    America is fascinatingly weird...