What is Federal Land?

  • Published on Nov 26, 2018
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Comments • 7 102

  • Nathan White
    Nathan White 14 hours ago

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

  • Katherine Says Hi
    Katherine Says Hi 23 hours ago

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

  • Ashe Gamer 5
    Ashe Gamer 5 Day ago

    Who got the magic the gathering references?

  • Demossle
    Demossle Day ago

    MTG and CATAN, dude you are cool.

  • Ellie the Equestrian 34

    Are you James’s teacher

  • me you
    me you Day ago

    more pleas

  • Diego DeLaHoz
    Diego DeLaHoz Day ago

    Were you even asked to be in rewind?

  • John Runyon
    John Runyon Day 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 Day ago

    Lmao that bit on the nuclear testing in Nevada got me

  • A320
    A320 2 days ago

    All dislike from non fedreal land

  • Ultra GamesX
    Ultra GamesX 2 days ago +1

    Hi Mr. Batman!

  • chun yan gong
    chun yan gong 2 days ago +6

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

  • Andy
    Andy 2 days ago +1

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

  • William T
    William T 2 days ago +2

    do reservations!

  • Ezra W
    Ezra W 2 days ago +4


  • Kleopatra Van den Bergh

    1.17 Wich state is that

  • Qwasey Wearycooldoc
    Qwasey Wearycooldoc 2 days ago

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

  • Qwasey Wearycooldoc
    Qwasey Wearycooldoc 2 days ago

    Lady war 😉

  • CareyBanyasVideos
    CareyBanyasVideos 2 days ago

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

  • Jeremy Anderson
    Jeremy Anderson 2 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 2 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.

  • EarthHound
    EarthHound 2 days ago

    Answer: A Washington DC located theme park.

  • Lieutenant Bob
    Lieutenant Bob 2 days ago

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

  • Little Prince ASMR
    Little Prince ASMR 3 days ago

    'Resource tiles' - Loved that.

  • Ben DeVeny
    Ben DeVeny 3 days ago

    Well done

  • pieniaurinko
    pieniaurinko 3 days ago

    Good explanation, and very nice animations. Thanks!

  • mista memer
    mista memer 3 days ago

    Resevations next plz

  • Mical
    Mical 3 days ago

    Wait, so the coastal WATERS are Federal LAND‽

  • Ögedei Khan
    Ögedei Khan 3 days ago

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

  • Cloud5SS
    Cloud5SS 3 days ago

    Fire island lol

  • James Brooks
    James Brooks 4 days ago

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

  • Aaron Irby
    Aaron Irby 4 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 4 days ago

    I love the Basic Lands.

  • Cameron Beauchamp
    Cameron Beauchamp 4 days ago

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

  • Cameron Beauchamp
    Cameron Beauchamp 4 days ago

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

  • Max Swenson
    Max Swenson 4 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 4 days ago

    This channel is older than my sister

  • Oscar La vista
    Oscar La vista 4 days ago


  • Martial Matters
    Martial Matters 4 days ago +1

    I can't tolerate this topless nudity

  • Jomar Rodriguez
    Jomar Rodriguez 4 days ago

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

  • Kasyu
    Kasyu 4 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 5 days ago

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

  • Marco Garcia
    Marco Garcia 5 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 5 days ago

    Are United States Territories federal land ?

    • IsYitzach
      IsYitzach 2 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 5 days ago

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

  • Excollector99
    Excollector99 5 days ago

    Great video. A well animated and clear explanation.

  • zyxwvutsrqponmlkh
    zyxwvutsrqponmlkh 5 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 2 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 5 days ago +1


  • Kam Norman
    Kam Norman 5 days ago


  • MayFlower Ann
    MayFlower Ann 6 days ago

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

  • christine cornish
    christine cornish 6 days ago

    BLM is also responsible for hunting down the wild horse

  • L Zad
    L Zad 6 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 6 days ago

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

  • J R
    J R 6 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 6 days ago

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

  • HKOlaura
    HKOlaura 7 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 7 days ago

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

  • Thomasu Pippin
    Thomasu Pippin 7 days ago

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

  • KaptenN
    KaptenN 7 days ago

    America is fascinatingly weird...

  • Mike Stories
    Mike Stories 7 days ago

    country road, take me home....

  • Giradox
    Giradox 7 days ago

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

  • Pohloon Chow
    Pohloon Chow 7 days ago

    grumble grumble grumble grumble

  • Timothy
    Timothy 7 days ago

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

  • kang pimp
    kang pimp 7 days ago


  • James Roden
    James Roden 7 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 7 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 7 days ago

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

  • Protoman
    Protoman 8 days ago

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

  • Anthony Batuello
    Anthony Batuello 9 days ago

    All of it

  • *A* *Name*
    *A* *Name* 9 days ago

    whippity, whine, this land is mine

  • Necro Boomer
    Necro Boomer 9 days ago

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

  • unconsidered1
    unconsidered1 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 days ago

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

  • Erekai
    Erekai 9 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 9 days ago

    The United States: we have a LOT of land!

  • XxAvatar KorraxX
    XxAvatar KorraxX 9 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 9 days ago

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

  • Paul TheSkeptic
    Paul TheSkeptic 10 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 10 days ago


  • Pusheen VIII
    Pusheen VIII 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 days ago

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

  • Carl Boragay
    Carl Boragay 10 days ago

    Philippines was an American territory (1901-1946).

  • J. C.
    J. C. 10 days ago

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

  • megadestroyer454
    megadestroyer454 10 days ago

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

  • Truong Laivan
    Truong Laivan 10 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 10 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 10 days ago


  • holyyakker
    holyyakker 10 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 10 days ago

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

  • kittehdrawrs
    kittehdrawrs 10 days ago

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

  • Jeff Sargent
    Jeff Sargent 10 days ago

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

  • Laura Reis
    Laura Reis 10 days ago

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

  • New World Old Problems

    I'm stoked for the video on native reservations!