Who Owns The Statue of Liberty?

  • Published on Oct 30, 2018
  • It's New Jersey vs New York in Bizarre borders part 4!
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  • woofy woof
    woofy woof Day ago


  • Gamer I like gaming

    It belongs to me York the island is part of new yourk

  • Panting Squidward

    Im biased since I was born there, but if its on our side of the border then it's technically ours, even if new york gets the credit

  • Creepy Stares
    Creepy Stares Day ago

    New York would be great if there were no people in it

  • 柳Willow
    柳Willow 2 days ago

    Statue of liberty for sale on ebay,
    seller- *Work in progress*

  • Ryan
    Ryan 2 days ago

    *Causes of WW3:*
    > America VS North Korea
    > America VS any country it doesn’t like (Afghanistan/Pakistan)
    *Causes for New Civil War:*
    > A f*cking Giftshop

  • Dalika Buci
    Dalika Buci 2 days ago

    How many fucking times those fier works go one

  • MVC C
    MVC C 2 days ago

    We all know France owns it.

  • Federal Germanic Republic Of Potatos

    Easter egg: France the f stands for forever you idiot
    USA: you pretentious bitch I hate you forever.

  • Crocodile Smash
    Crocodile Smash 2 days ago

    5:00 Thought you could hide that from us Grey? WELL NOT FOR LONG!

  • Mihir Patel
    Mihir Patel 2 days ago

    Does English people draw any border properly? They messed up all of the borders wherever they sat their foot. I hate them.

  • Dohiya Novak
    Dohiya Novak 2 days ago

    Listen at .5 speed and he sounds stoned.

  • Edzeil The Goat
    Edzeil The Goat 3 days ago

    Easy, France owns it

  • Rice Juice
    Rice Juice 3 days ago

    I thought it just belonged to America?

  • Officially Interesting
    Officially Interesting 4 days ago +1

    At 5:00 if you pause at the right time there is a VERY rude swear word

    • Total Destruction
      Total Destruction 3 days ago

      +Maykil Ryfira It's after the "BFFS" forever thing. Here's what it says.
      France: The F stands for "Forever", you idiot.

      America: You pretentious bitch. I hate you. *Forever.*

    • Maykil Ryfira
      Maykil Ryfira 4 days ago


  • Nikhil Yadav
    Nikhil Yadav 4 days ago +1

    I own it you dummies.

  • Riffi the Camel
    Riffi the Camel 4 days ago

    You have insanely expressive stick figures.

  • Elijah Sisamouth
    Elijah Sisamouth 4 days ago


    France does

  • DJ Pup53
    DJ Pup53 4 days ago

    Obviously America has a gun on her

  • Atlas
    Atlas 5 days ago

    at the risk of annoying the shit out of grey, the freeze frame in 4:59 reads
    France: The "F" stands for forever, you idiot.
    US: You pretentious bitch. I hate you. Forever.

  • Colin Goodman
    Colin Goodman 5 days ago

    This is the answer to the title
    One word


  • OMalleyTheMaggot
    OMalleyTheMaggot 5 days ago

    New Jersey-chan is cute af

  • dkFreeze
    dkFreeze 5 days ago

    I'm lost

  • Robert Getty
    Robert Getty 5 days ago

    New York end of story.

  • caligula
    caligula 5 days ago

    Haha, thought you could hide you little frame at 4:58-4:59
    Pretentious little what? Oh poor France... no Honburger...?

  • Derpity
    Derpity 5 days ago

    France owns it.

  • Ben B.
    Ben B. 5 days ago

    5:00 oH

  • Jasper Janssen
    Jasper Janssen 5 days ago


  • Onza Edmunds
    Onza Edmunds 6 days ago


  • Destiny vlogs
    Destiny vlogs 6 days ago

    Know i know why gta iv, lcs, iii cities call liberty city!

  • Wolfy Kaname
    Wolfy Kaname 6 days ago

    Whaaaaa? I say neither. I was always under the impression it was owned jointly by all states, as it was a gift to the us as a whole

  • Mark Ferring
    Mark Ferring 6 days ago

    Lol, I thought it was gonna be “New York vs the federal government”

  • TheCrakp0t
    TheCrakp0t 6 days ago +3

    6:32 your alignment has been exposed for what it truly is: Chaotic Neutral.

  • Shock
    Shock 7 days ago

    When you showed Gibbons and Ogden, I laughed a bit since I just did a report on that case.

  • Steven Zhao
    Steven Zhao 7 days ago

    Citizen test: where is the Statue of Liberty?
    Me: Oh boy sure glad I watched grey's video.

    DATUCHA KHASAIA 7 days ago

    Don't say *Liberty Island*

  • Drago Kai
    Drago Kai 7 days ago

    "The 'F' stands for 'Forever,' you idiot."
    "You pretentious bitch. I hate you. Forever"
    Grey, you sly bastard...

  • Sasabeth Chase
    Sasabeth Chase 7 days ago

    My first reaction: *blink blink*

  • Gaming Apache
    Gaming Apache 7 days ago

    france they built it

  • Liam does stuff
    Liam does stuff 8 days ago

    I live in New Jersey

  • Mini Twilight
    Mini Twilight 8 days ago

    What is the song called? PLEASE TELL ME

  • Charlie H
    Charlie H 8 days ago


  • Theo Heron
    Theo Heron 8 days ago

    It is not going anywhere anytime soon! The value of the Statue of Liberty is in its location, history, cultural significance. It is not a physical thing to be sold or possessed. It is an inspiration. Move it and the magic is lost.

  • Casai
    Casai 8 days ago

    South America looks like a McDonald's chicken nugget.

  • Crystal_ Mint
    Crystal_ Mint 8 days ago

    lol lets just make liberty island a new state and boom no more problems

  • Laura M
    Laura M 8 days ago

    woah woah woah woah wait wait hold up, whats up with the ontario reference???

  • PhonixTeam
    PhonixTeam 8 days ago

    "The F stands for Forever you know" -France
    "I hate you, you pretentious bitch" -America
    One frame. It's in the video for ONE frame. Even 0.25x speed can't find it easily.

  • No Traveler Returns
    No Traveler Returns 8 days ago

    Not immigrants! I am sure of that.

  • Ethan 15
    Ethan 15 9 days ago

    4:59 “You pretentious bitch, I hate you, *forever* “

  • desu38
    desu38 9 days ago

    Did he just stir the pot?

  • Aadi Modi
    Aadi Modi 9 days ago

    Am I the only one who can relate to New Jersey?

  • lucas
    lucas 9 days ago

    Pause at 4:59

  • Saad Ali
    Saad Ali 9 days ago

    Liberty island should be part of New York City

  • JonatasAdoM
    JonatasAdoM 9 days ago

    Hahaha Grey talking to England as if he was his teacher.

  • Bonconickel Productions

    New York is obviously the older sister and New Jersey the younger sister because New York thinks she can do whatever she wants and New Jersey is probably a little more correct but isn't able to stand up to New York without telling on her to the court.

  • NinjaKnight671
    NinjaKnight671 9 days ago +4

    I always thought the Statue was apart of New York. I never knew there was an argument.

  • Will K
    Will K 9 days ago

    Nice frame at 4:59

  • Charlie C
    Charlie C 9 days ago +2

    > France gifts a statue to America that represent peace, freedom and unity
    > America fights, squabbles and bitches over it for 400 years


  • Luci _
    Luci _ 10 days ago

    1:14 where he "removes" his glasses while he still is wearing glasses....haha

  • Jérémie Herard
    Jérémie Herard 10 days ago

    4:40 I love my country:
    - Hey man ! I need some help here !
    - Well eeehhh... I can't mate, I'm broke, and i got some pretty serious Business to attend here and
    - But it's against the UK !

    Hahaha, kisses from the other side of the oceans(no, not THAT kinda kiss ;) )

  • Pedro P
    Pedro P 10 days ago +1

    2:37 That's where I hit subscribe

  • Daniel Beller
    Daniel Beller 10 days ago

    Grey, you are so gosh darn funny. I am a hands-off Tim. I have never driven for a hotstopper, sent you a Christmas card, nor participated in your Reddit community. I want you to know that there is a contingency of people who listen to your podcast and genuinely love your YT channel who exist, and love you, and think you're awesome. Keep up the great work CGP Grey. Long live Flaggy Flag.

  • Harvey Davenport
    Harvey Davenport 10 days ago +1

    At 4:59 it says
    America : you pretentious bitch. I hate you forever
    France : The F stands for ‘forever’ ,you idiot

  • Bruno56
    Bruno56 10 days ago

    NY City Edward Koch once said all this battling over who owns The Statue of Liberty was similar to the Falklands-Malvinas conflict between Britain & Argentina.

  • Wies IJland
    Wies IJland 10 days ago

    Give us back new jersey and new york netherlands forever

  • MrDodo
    MrDodo 10 days ago

    It’s a *National* Monument
    The Federal Government owns it and protects it I assume

  • EvilHomerSimpson
    EvilHomerSimpson 10 days ago

    Fucking English, ruined the whole damm world

  • jostur3
    jostur3 10 days ago

    It took me about three tries to see what the fuck happened in the frame that takes up like...0.2 seconds.
    In case you don't want to suffer like me:

    France: The "F" *stands* for "Forever", you idiot.
    U.S.: You pretentious bitch. I hate you. *Forever*

  • People Talk Alot
    People Talk Alot 10 days ago

    NJ owns it but from us it's the back.

  • homestuck Fan
    homestuck Fan 10 days ago


  • Kyle D
    Kyle D 10 days ago +20

    Dude. Almost every problem is this world can be traced back to England

  • IslayToMuch
    IslayToMuch 11 days ago

    I would fight for that gift shop.

  • Chrisi Vega
    Chrisi Vega 11 days ago

    #never forget

  • undertaker343
    undertaker343 11 days ago

    Killing each other for a island named liberty island . That pretty much covers the whole meaning of what USA means today .

  • Favmir
    Favmir 11 days ago +1

    4:58 I just noticed how France is about to point out how "BFF forever" doesn't make sense ha

    • Favmir
      Favmir 10 days ago

      +Much Doge You're right!
      "The F stands for 'forever', you idiot."
      "You pretentious bitch. I hate you. Forever."
      Guess they're not that good of friends after all...

    • Much Doge
      Much Doge 10 days ago

      If you pause at the right frame you'll even see her explaining it

  • flow
    flow 11 days ago

    I own it, pay me bitches.

  • Michael Winge
    Michael Winge 11 days ago


  • Patriarchy is Natural
    Patriarchy is Natural 11 days ago


  • PK StarStorm TM
    PK StarStorm TM 11 days ago

    0:30 it's the flag of Luxembourg not Netherland :/

    • PK StarStorm TM
      PK StarStorm TM 10 days ago

      +QuaDead CGP was right the flag of New Netherland look like the flag of Luxembourg

    • QuaDead
      QuaDead 10 days ago

      He said new Netherlands so it probably is the right flag

  • Jay K
    Jay K 11 days ago

    New York would tell the Supreme Court to get bent! LOL!

  • domo-duck
    domo-duck 11 days ago

    I think the state that owns the Statue of Liberty is the state that starts with New.

  • guyana ball
    guyana ball 11 days ago

    New york. It belongs to new york. *ITS LITERALLY CLOSER TO NEW YORK*

  • Yal Rathol
    Yal Rathol 11 days ago +1

    to simplify and answer the question:
    it belongs to canada. it all belongs to canada. all shall be maple syrup and hockey, eh!

  • Dead Ringer
    Dead Ringer 11 days ago

    I own the statue.

  • Andrew D.
    Andrew D. 11 days ago +1

    Well done. Thank you. I love it. It’s like Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st Century.

  • Avash Bardewa
    Avash Bardewa 12 days ago

    I live in England

  • will
    will 12 days ago

    Why isn't Grey running for President?

  • Christopher Kay
    Christopher Kay 12 days ago

    Get f*ing rekt New York

  • h.
    h. 12 days ago

    New York

  • Palora
    Palora 12 days ago

    May Liberty Island's Liberty Fireworks never Liberty Stop. Nor her Liberty Cannons.
    That bit was so funny.

  • H
    H 12 days ago +7

    Ahh the bigger navy diplomacy...Hit them from corners they least expect.

  • JJJA215
    JJJA215 12 days ago


  • ColicoVis
    ColicoVis 12 days ago +4

    “New York telling the Supreme Court to get bent”
    Seems right

  • Eric John
    Eric John 12 days ago +1

    Wow, New York is such a bitch!

  • McC1oudv2
    McC1oudv2 12 days ago

    Just make it another territory/state. Like the Vatican but as a state.
    You can call it "Liberty state". It probably makes more revenue than some of the other states.

  • Eduardo de Montenegro
    Eduardo de Montenegro 12 days ago

    Yay back to frantic pace! I honestly like this so much better than the slow "explanation tone" videos :)

  • Edwin Cheesecake
    Edwin Cheesecake 12 days ago +1

    France is right there. BFF already includes "forever". Though America is right in its response too :)

  • Edward
    Edward 12 days ago


  • Sara Gobran
    Sara Gobran 12 days ago


  • blackmail boi
    blackmail boi 12 days ago +2

    he wore 2 glasses...
    *how far is he going to go just to not let his eyes be seen*