Is the United States a Country?

  • Published on Dec 20, 2016
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Comments • 13 384

  • J Libra
    J Libra 23 hours ago

    Is England my city

  • MrBrainDead Wolf

    this is dumb

  • Jamie Wells
    Jamie Wells 3 days ago

    When history repeats itself. I’m waiting for the territories (colonies) to have a revolution.

  • Tacudaz
    Tacudaz 3 days ago


  • Tacudaz
    Tacudaz 3 days ago

    Virgin island can’t have more than 1 person

  • Islam my identity
    Islam my identity 4 days ago

    Next video is " Is India toiletless"?

  • wond ding dong
    wond ding dong 5 days ago +1


  • Slide Ways
    Slide Ways 6 days ago

    The United States.
    The most hated country in the world. 👏👍

  • Meat Load
    Meat Load 6 days ago

    Next up: Does Australia Exist?

  • beepo deepo
    beepo deepo 7 days ago

    It's pronounced Beloroos

  • Jamie Neligan
    Jamie Neligan 8 days ago

    No, we live on a corporation we have presidents and Vice Presidents. If we lived in a country we would have kings and queens in prime ministers.

  • Will
    Will 11 days ago

    One point is wrong, states are not "granted" power by the Federal government. They get thier power from the Constitution.

  • Michael Maar
    Michael Maar 11 days ago +4

    No one:
    Not a single soul:
    RealLifeLore: Is the United States a Country?

  • Better With Rum
    Better With Rum 12 days ago +1

    This is misleading at best. You’re making gross simplification based on word smithing.

  • Funny Memes
    Funny Memes 12 days ago

    3:50 Actually, Texas could, no? I think that is the only state that could secede...

  • James Mason
    James Mason 12 days ago

    The foreign states because the same law does not from State to state!!

  • Ripley
    Ripley 13 days ago

    Duh you forgot Alaska and Hawaii in the thumbnail

  • Inquisitor Maddox
    Inquisitor Maddox 14 days ago

    Next you’ll say the earth if flat and the moon is made out of cheese

  • Feeber Izer
    Feeber Izer 14 days ago +2

    Picky picky. Most people say "America" because it's shorter than saying "United States of America" all the time...

    • CramberryPie
      CramberryPie 12 days ago

      They could say the US or even the States, but saying America creates confusion.

  • Johan Fagerström
    Johan Fagerström 17 days ago

    The EU is like USA but if some of the states have their own currencies and the states with the united currency has their own version, the states have different official languages, all states have a strong nationality (some similar to others), some states have monarchy, all the states pays to have a memberchip, all states have their own military, all states have very different school systems..... and much more.
    And if canada and some more country are like almost member of the US.... (since norway for example isn’t member in the EU but still has to follow the EU to keep their contact)
    A lot is similar to USA in EU. But still far of.
    For example... probably no one in europe would call themselves ”eu-members” or ”europeans” instead of their nationality like french, swedish, italian etc... but in usa you mostly call yourselves americans and not floridans, califonians, oklahomans etc...
    Also what is very different is that for example germany that in itself is a federation (like usa) so that would make one more government 😅

  • Game Hackz
    Game Hackz 18 days ago

    The US is privately owned French corporation

  • Matt Stamm
    Matt Stamm 20 days ago

    One short way to answer question is if a state in the Union has ratified the Constitution in it's respective state governing assembly, then yes your state is now part of the Union and therefore a part of the United States. In a more metaphorical way, we each are drops of water, the drops coalesce and become larger bodies of water, the sum parts make up the whole and within the sum parts are echoes of the other parts. Kind of like a family. Some DNA is similar and related while other parts are less similar, but still connected.

  • Patrick Rivera
    Patrick Rivera 20 days ago

    Is Russian A language is Christian a religion find out from epic gamer moment’s channel

  • The Future Is Here
    The Future Is Here 20 days ago +1

    The USA is too awesome to be a country, so it skipped right to Global Empire

  • Rameez Hussain
    Rameez Hussain 21 day ago

    US is killer state USA killers of millions of Asian I hate USA😠😠👎

  • Kolab
    Kolab 23 days ago

    3:25 OK I know it’s not gonna make a lot of difference to most people, but the federal government doesn’t grant any powers to the states. It’s actually the opposite.
    And it can’t be said that the civil war settled anything because that would mean the winner of any debate or legal battle could be won by who punched the hardest. That’s not a good basis for justifying your argument.

  • Adam Salih
    Adam Salih 24 days ago +1

    Noooo the US is a continent

  • Jackson #1
    Jackson #1 24 days ago

    but the Caribbean is considered part of the americas

  • Alina P
    Alina P 25 days ago

    I'm from the unincorporated territories and trust me, it's more like beauracratic pirates rule us than anything else.

  • Lunatic Cultist
    Lunatic Cultist 25 days ago

    is new york a continent

  • starwars150
    starwars150 25 days ago

    Murica is murica

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 26 days ago

    Union of American Capitalist Republic

  • Swami Coupet
    Swami Coupet 27 days ago

    The U.S. is not like the E.U. because it's a federacy as in there is a central government and it has the most power but the E.U. does not have a central government and the counties that make up the E.U. can leave when they want if they want.

  • Emma Stajduhar
    Emma Stajduhar 28 days ago

    Hawaii is in America just like Madagascar is in Africa

    • orcfish
      orcfish 28 days ago

      Emma Stajduhar hawaii isnt in north america

  • Micah On The Mic
    Micah On The Mic 28 days ago

    I live in the former confederate states of America

  • Micah On The Mic
    Micah On The Mic 28 days ago

    You dont live here i do i live here in SE florida and north america is a contry america including canada is a contanent not a conty idiot

  • Micah On The Mic
    Micah On The Mic 28 days ago

    Yes idiot

  • The talk Guy
    The talk Guy 28 days ago

    Next video is Canada a planet

  • Pedro Trinidad
    Pedro Trinidad 29 days ago

    Indiana never gets spotlight :c

  • Chris Holman
    Chris Holman 29 days ago

    Each State is a Soverign Nation, the Federal Government unites these States. Constititionally the Federal Government has only two roles, negotiate trade and protection of the Union. Unfortunately our Federal Government has become bloated with centralized power.

    • Chris Holman
      Chris Holman 27 days ago

      @Larry Kenshalo Read it. The Federal Government has two roles. Each State is Sovereign united together.

    • Larry Kenshalo
      Larry Kenshalo 27 days ago

      Never heard of the US Constitution I suppose?

  • Daily Coffee
    Daily Coffee 29 days ago

    No, this is Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

  • BumbleBuzzBee BuzzBee
    BumbleBuzzBee BuzzBee 29 days ago

    Its not illegal to gamble in Oklahoma anymore

  • Wyoming Wyoming
    Wyoming Wyoming 29 days ago

    Wyoming will not disregard me/ us or our law enforcement in uniform.Or our chosen leaders .

  • Wyoming Wyoming
    Wyoming Wyoming 29 days ago

    All states will follow the same laws even tribal

  • Wyoming Wyoming
    Wyoming Wyoming 29 days ago

    Here i come its worth my time

  • Wyoming Wyoming
    Wyoming Wyoming 29 days ago


  • Bandandas
    Bandandas Month ago

    Why is everyone is from usa

  • Praveen Kumar
    Praveen Kumar Month ago

    What is meaning of USA

  • Al0h0
    Al0h0 Month ago +1

    Is the USA a country?
    Is the earth a ball of grass?

  • Ady #99
    Ady #99 Month ago

    Why is greenland a Part of USA in That pic

  • #Random Videos
    #Random Videos Month ago +1

    Is RealLifeLore a TVclip channel?

  • Josh Pearson
    Josh Pearson Month ago

    This has got to be the stupidest and most contrived video ever

  • DJDIAZ001
    DJDIAZ001 Month ago +1

    4 things are certain, AMERICA is not a country, the United States is a country, North America and South America are 2 continents sitting on different tectonic plates and are recognized as 1 continent because it is a continuous land mass, and the land that connects them is called an Isthmus.

  • fat boi
    fat boi Month ago

    Next up: does water make you hydrated?

  • Thuan Lam
    Thuan Lam Month ago

    We, the Chinese will make a lot of great products, and they will be available in Europe, and we will co-manufacture one state of the art product, and it will not be available in the United States.

  • polemeros
    polemeros Month ago

    The United States of America WAS a country once but no longer is. It is now two, at least. Like many nations, it had serious internal tensions (North vs South being the primary one, from the time of the Revolution, erupting in the War Between The States). But after WWII, slowly, then rapidly beginning with the 60's and now crazily and insanely, it is clear that the Reds and the Blues represent two hostile and incompatible nations trapped inside an old border.

  • joel madlansacay
    joel madlansacay Month ago

    So usa only consist of washington d. c.

  • Thuan Lam
    Thuan Lam Month ago

    The United States is not a legitimate country. George Washington is a butts kisser, betrayer. It was a betrayal, not a revolution. It's still a country, not a good country. It's built on betrayal, and lie. The United States government is a criminal organization, mob association. The United States politicians are crooked, and evil. The big investors are crooked, and evil. The Yanko are just whole bunch of butts kissers, and evildoers. The Mexicans in the United States speak Spanglish, and love to kiss butts, and copy others, but they are not capable of making a good copy. The Mexican government kiss butts, and play double faces. They do not want to have good relation with any other countries. They want to copy other countries, but they are not capable of making a good copy. The Poles love to kiss butts, and play double faces as well. They love to cause problems, and do thing illegal. Deal illegal drugs, and steal stuffs, commit frauds. Get punished, then become homeless with felony record. Do the most boring jobs. Poland was one of the factors that cause WWII. They kiss king of France butts, and betrayed. The poles Earl broke Poland away because of betrayal. They are stupid, and love to kiss butts along with causing problems, doing illegal things committing the crimes. They speak the betrayal language called Polka. The Poles in the United States don't even speak English correctly. They speak Polkish. The Poles, Mexicans, the Yanko love to insult themselves, and thrust their mothers.

    • polemeros
      polemeros Month ago

      When did you stop taking your medication?

  • gta5thglife
    gta5thglife Month ago

    The Federal law cant go into someones house it up the Sheriff if the says no then the Federal law cant go into someones house

  • gta5thglife
    gta5thglife Month ago

    You are FUCKING full of FUCKING SHIT. Your not a true AMERICAN