What is Federal Land?

  • Published on Nov 26, 2018
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Comments • 7 023

  • Martial Matters
    Martial Matters 9 hours ago

    I can't tolerate this topless nudity

  • Jomar Rodriguez
    Jomar Rodriguez 10 hours ago

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

  • Kasyu
    Kasyu 17 hours 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 Day ago

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

  • Marco Garcia
    Marco Garcia Day ago +1

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

  • Seoul
    Seoul Day ago

    Are United States Territories federal land ?

  • Wubba Bro
    Wubba Bro Day ago

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

  • Excollector99
    Excollector99 Day ago

    Great video. A well animated and clear explanation.

  • zyxwvutsrqponmlkh

    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.

  • Ayden Budish
    Ayden Budish Day ago


  • Kam Norman
    Kam Norman Day ago


  • MayFlower Ann
    MayFlower Ann Day ago

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

  • christine cornish
    christine cornish 2 days ago

    BLM is also responsible for hunting down the wild horse

  • L Zad
    L Zad 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • J R
    J R 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • HKOlaura
    HKOlaura 2 days ago

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

  • Ryan Jameson
    Ryan Jameson 2 days ago

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

  • Thomasu Pippin
    Thomasu Pippin 2 days ago

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

  • KaptenN
    KaptenN 3 days ago

    America is fascinatingly weird...

  • Mike Stories
    Mike Stories 3 days ago

    country road, take me home....

  • Giradox
    Giradox 3 days ago

    I had never heard the word "miscellaneous" out loud before. :O

  • Pohloon Chow
    Pohloon Chow 3 days ago

    grumble grumble grumble grumble

  • Timothy
    Timothy 3 days ago

    Never would’ve thought Nevada would get this much attention from anything besides Vegas

  • kang pimp
    kang pimp 3 days ago


  • James Roden
    James Roden 3 days ago

    Capital Swamp(0:51); tap: add Black. Sac capital swamp: create capital city. That just puns on all cylinders

    • James Roden
      James Roden 3 days ago

      3:41 nuclear silo. Etb tapped. Tap: destroy target land. Uh yeah, Grey or someone at Grey Industries plays Magic.

  • I am Pegram
    I am Pegram 3 days ago

    Anyone else notice the asterisks are arranged in the EURion constellation at 8:21?

  • Protoman
    Protoman 4 days ago

    Well there you have it. A middle finger doesn't get bigger than getting nukes dropped on you.

  • Anthony Batuello
    Anthony Batuello 4 days ago

    All of it

  • *A* *Name*
    *A* *Name* 4 days ago

    whippity, whine, this land is mine

  • Necro Boomer
    Necro Boomer 4 days ago

    Country roads take me home
    You only now this if you turn on subtitles

  • unconsidered1
    unconsidered1 5 days ago

    This is more of a political view on the federal land in the west. I grew up in Idaho, and everyone I knew didn't mind how the land was controlled by the Forest Service/National Parks/Fish & Wildlife/Bureau of Land Management

  • Joshua Waite
    Joshua Waite 5 days ago

    that's a pretty big hole you punched in nevada america. OH not just the once. Oh. oh.

  • Frank R. Haugen
    Frank R. Haugen 5 days ago

    Sooooo... It's not California that's mismanaging it's forests, but the president mismanaging his.
    Why doesn't he know what lands the office own? Oh, right, he's too busy playing golf and watching TV -.-

  • Papyrus the Skeleton

    Who does oceans belong to.

  • TakeThisification
    TakeThisification 5 days ago

    Would love an additional video with information on the infamous Bundy Standoff, and how it very much relates to this.

  • Ward Huyskes
    Ward Huyskes 5 days ago

    Listen to bundiville if you're interested in the conflict between states and the federal government

  • Erekai
    Erekai 5 days ago

    This video literally came out the same week I was researching and preparing for a presentation about the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, and it helped me understand all the shenanigans a lot better. So, thanks Grey. I know you did this video just for me.

  • jimboa20
    jimboa20 5 days ago

    The United States: we have a LOT of land!

  • XxAvatar KorraxX
    XxAvatar KorraxX 5 days ago

    You should make a video in Law and how it can differ in different countries and stuff, like I know I’d go to jail if I murdered someone here, but what would my punishment be elsewhere 🤔

  • Power Killer
    Power Killer 5 days ago

    Got a question (Can’t states buy federal land?)

  • Paul TheSkeptic
    Paul TheSkeptic 5 days ago

    Did you know they gave away land as late as the 1960's. Maybe later. I just know about a book from the 60's that talks about "homesteading". I think they might still do it in Alaska

  • George Coburn
    George Coburn 5 days ago


  • Pusheen VIII
    Pusheen VIII 5 days ago

    Quick Easter Egg... The iPad on his desk is the new sexy iPad Pro with Apple Pencil 2. Nice detail.

  • Chris Saylor
    Chris Saylor 5 days ago

    Making natives wait to get something sounds like the most American thing you've ever done.

  • Pacific Legal Foundation

    A huge downside to so much federal ownership in Western states: much of the land could be economically viable (thanks to new innovations unavailable at the time of the Homestead Act) & could offset housing crisis if feds back off & let local communities develop.

  • Liberty Smith
    Liberty Smith 6 days ago

    *_The Government Taketh your Income, and Taketh your "Rights" Away, blessed be the name of the Government!_*
    *_Home Grown State Sponsored Terrorist Groups - Judges, Prosecutors,Congress, FBI, CIA, NSA, NRO, NGA, TSA, DEA, DHS, BLM, EPA, IRS, Judges, State & Local Police, etc!_*

  • Philip Deichler
    Philip Deichler 6 days ago

    Great MTG land card use. Laughed the whole video! Awesome content.

  • Carl Boragay
    Carl Boragay 6 days ago

    Philippines was an American territory (1901-1946).

  • J. C.
    J. C. 6 days ago

    Was the rhyming intentional? You seemed to pick it up a d drop it randomly.

  • megadestroyer454
    megadestroyer454 6 days ago

    Everyone caught the magic reference, but what about the Catan reference?

  • Truong Laivan
    Truong Laivan 6 days ago

    TL;DR: 5:24 and "the best way to think about Federal Land is that while it may be in a state, it is not of the state."

  • WittyBaguette
    WittyBaguette 6 days ago

    Stop saying Nevada wrong you sound like trump and Michelle Stop saying Nevada wrong you sound like trump and Michelle Stop saying Nevada wrong you sound like trump and Michelle Stop saying Nevada wrong you sound like trump and Michelle Stop saying Nevada wrong you sound like trump and Michelle Stop saying Nevada wrong you sound like trump and Michelle Stop saying Nevada wrong you sound like trump and Michelle Stop saying Nevada wrong you sound like trump and Michelle

  • Sebastian Sundberg
    Sebastian Sundberg 6 days ago


  • holyyakker
    holyyakker 6 days ago

    Not sure who else may have already chimed in on this - but some eastern states/municipalities that are more land poor/dense deal with PILOT in another way, as it is often a way local property taxes are reimbursed for things like hospitals, state universities, and other organizations that are exempt from paying local property taxes. PILOT is annoying for EVERYONE.

  • Carl Cael
    Carl Cael 6 days ago

    It's not pronounced ne-vaw-da. It's Ne-vah-duh. I live here.

  • kittehdrawrs
    kittehdrawrs 6 days ago

    Ahh yes, I'm sure Nevada could tax and make good use of ALL THAT DESERT!

  • Jeff Sargent
    Jeff Sargent 6 days ago

    Please please please make that video "for another time" "The Reservations"

  • Laura Reis
    Laura Reis 6 days ago

    the nuclear bomb holes... omg. sorry I laughed

  • New World Old Problems

    I'm stoked for the video on native reservations!

  • CGA
    CGA 7 days ago

    i missed him

  • The Gaming Grizzly
    The Gaming Grizzly 7 days ago

    Nevada is a puppet state confirmed

  • Max Anklowitz
    Max Anklowitz 7 days ago

    3:41 why would it enter tapped

  • TrollfacePanda
    TrollfacePanda 7 days ago

    *State*: This is our land because its in our state.
    *Federal* : No this is ours and you have no control over it.
    *State* : AM I A JOKE TO YOU

  • Saalih Abdul-Salam
    Saalih Abdul-Salam 7 days ago

    NIce reference to the Pokemon collecting cards!

  • Blan Morrison
    Blan Morrison 7 days ago

    tl;dr 8:25

  • plummye005
    plummye005 7 days ago

    Me and all my buds lean pretty conservative and live in the very federally owned state of Colorado but even we know that the forests and mountains would go to shit if it stopped being federally owned. All it means to us is a wide open place we get to shoot guns, go explore and camp in unmapped areas, and not many can live except hobos.

  • Jesus Castillo
    Jesus Castillo 7 days ago

    Honestly, at 2:58 America look like she'll curse his descendants for a thousand years.

  • Awesome Dude
    Awesome Dude 7 days ago

    you mixed magic the gathering with catan, nice.

  • Nicholas Cohen
    Nicholas Cohen 7 days ago

    Incredible quality as always. Moreeeeeeeee

  • DanielC
    DanielC 7 days ago

    much easier when the Queen owns the land :D

  • Chuanrrr RRR
    Chuanrrr RRR 7 days ago

    grumble grumble grumble...

  • Morgan
    Morgan 7 days ago

    Too bad the planeswalkers is enchanting Evil Presence on all thier lands though.

  • Joanne Olmstead
    Joanne Olmstead 7 days ago

    2:43 my state in its reservation it holds the largest casino in the world

  • Wa Boi
    Wa Boi 7 days ago


  • bath 263
    bath 263 7 days ago

    Catan in a nutshell

  • ArtemisScribe
    ArtemisScribe 7 days ago

    Me about 2 minutes into this video "Oh so it's *in* the state, it's just not *of* the state."
    Me after the last line of this video happens: "Clearly I'm a genius"

  • Karaten
    Karaten 7 days ago

    According to American Historian Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, “The reason it is Federal land is it was never legally taken from the Native Nations by treaty. It was simply occupied. So legally, they can’t privatize it. They can’t sell it… But they lease. They lease for mining, for uranium mining, copper mining, coal mining. They just refuse to repatriate that land to the Native people.”
    (retrieved from “Why America?” Empire files interview [22:40] tvclip.biz/video/XdhIYWb3XVU/video.html?t=1358)

  • Bunt Munch
    Bunt Munch 7 days ago +2

    Native tribes fought and killed EACHOTHER over territory for hundreds of years, and they both agreed that was fair. The reason it's such a difficult issue to talk about us "taking their land" is because Americans didn't even do anything wrong. Natives were no more peaceful than the Americans of the day. You should do a video on this topic.

    • Bunt Munch
      Bunt Munch 18 hours ago

      +Bright Garinson We all came from one living organism that doesn't change the fact that some humans were in a place on planet Earth first. And being somewhere first doesn't give you the right to the land. If a stronger force takes it, you're fucked. And if you can fight back you do. But the natives were no stranger to war before white men even arrived in a North America.

    • Bright Garinson
      Bright Garinson Day ago

      Stop saying native. They aren't native to the region as they came from East Asia.

  • Kyo Dong
    Kyo Dong 7 days ago

    cgp grey being active again

  • Dislike Bot
    Dislike Bot 7 days ago

    Please use the correct pronunciation of Nev*ADD*a, not Ne*VAHD*a

  • Austin Wyman
    Austin Wyman 7 days ago

    Are you ever going to make part 2 for lord of the rings?

  • Filmocide
    Filmocide 7 days ago

    Shaun really broke your monarchist ass, didnt he CPG? You fucking deserve a life sentance in the fucking gulags.

  • GabDubé
    GabDubé 7 days ago

    America =/= The United States _of_ America (since there can always be other "United States" in other continents)
    "American", as an adjective, is relevant to anything from/about _any country_ on the entire american continent.

  • mike degenstein
    mike degenstein 7 days ago


  • サイレントボイス

    America's that big that if you gathered all the federal land there's a new country

  • Alexander Powell
    Alexander Powell 7 days ago

    Honestly disappointed that you chose to skip over the presence of Native peoples in a video about Federal Land, which affects them very profoundly given that these groups have experienced the type of fundamental threat to sovereignty in a even greater scope than the state vs. federal dynamic. I hope you do plan to make it a "story for another time" and make a follow-up essay on the topic.

  • Will-I-Am-Not
    Will-I-Am-Not 7 days ago

    well at least nevada got some entertainment out of it

  • Choke-a Cola
    Choke-a Cola 7 days ago

    where the F*** is the settlers of catan video you promised huh?

  • Ultimate Gamer
    Ultimate Gamer 7 days ago

    2:38 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand an entire state just cringed in unison as you mispronounced its name.
    It's Nev-add-ah
    Not Nev-ah-duh

  • Atlas Ellis
    Atlas Ellis 7 days ago

    Please don’t use the In General character, I beg of thee

  • Maii Degeese
    Maii Degeese 7 days ago

    Yeah, reservations are very, very complicated.

  • Minister EH
    Minister EH 7 days ago

    Wow! Ty for this vid sweetheart 🙂

  • BenAfflecktheAlmighty
    BenAfflecktheAlmighty 7 days ago +2


    • BenAfflecktheAlmighty
      BenAfflecktheAlmighty 2 days ago

      +K-Tech PL It's a video that responds to Grey, and it makes some good points. Why the fuck are you replying to me?

    • K-Tech PL
      K-Tech PL 6 days ago

      why the fuck you posting this?

  • jacob massengale
    jacob massengale 7 days ago

    How did I miss a cgp grey video??

  • RainbowFlowers 30
    RainbowFlowers 30 7 days ago

    Coming from another country I finally understand what’s up with America.