The mystery of the squarest country

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  • Re Ukraine: Many people wondering if Map Men are legitimising the Russian annexation of Crimea at 2:39. We are not. We had intended to make Crimea a different colour, as a way of saying 'look, sticky outy bit that's also currently disputed', but we just forgot to do it. We are sorry. This KGcode account is not, actually, a Kremlin propaganda bot.

    Jay ForemanJay Foreman27 күн мурун
    • @Ukraineball Map or give it to Liechtenstein

      the population of Kazakhstanthe population of Kazakhstan2 күн мурун
    • Yeah, but at 4:41 and 4:45 you can also see that Crimea is marked as part of Russia

      the population of Kazakhstanthe population of Kazakhstan2 күн мурун
    • @Julius Barodzisas I just meant that is is important for some people, even if you don‘t care

      LotschiLotschi5 күн мурун
    • @Lotschi But I don't But i should be😳

      Julius BarodzisasJulius Barodzisas5 күн мурун
    • @Nick Yefimenko Are you Ukrainians that heartbroken about krimea?

      Julius BarodzisasJulius Barodzisas5 күн мурун
  • What's up with Israel's borders? Now there's a question.

    Omri NiriOmri NiriСаат мурун
  • Mauritania: Haha take the L Why are you still here

    Demir yabancıDemir yabancı3 саат мурун
  • Malawi

    Czechia Mapper - Videos for Everyone!!!Czechia Mapper - Videos for Everyone!!!10 саат мурун
  • You missed slovakia and others

    Thing 3000Thing 300011 саат мурун
    • Slovakia is literally the first country on our list, at 0:09. And we didn't miss any countries. We checked.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman17 мүнөт мурун
  • 'Algeria and Kenya are pentagons' BFDI fans: 😧 😒 😨

    Videostube Ch.Videostube Ch.14 саат мурун
  • I fookin knew it

    DevCairoDevCairo15 саат мурун
  • Every state in America be like .... am i joke to you

    RandomsRandoms23 саат мурун
  • Armenia is known as looking as the profile of a girl’s face with long hair

    Eric VEric VКүн мурун
  • Well done and most amusing. However Trump and his Neo Not Sees might hate you for it. Those overflowing sewers and dirty toilets have no senses of humor.

    Jack BonelloJack BonelloКүн мурун
  • if wyoming is a contry then it will be the squares contry

    JellyfeshJellyfeshКүн мурун
  • ok now i wanna build a country with 1km x 1km 2

    ShiroShiroКүн мурун
    • You can but nobody will recognise it probably

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • I guess Kosovo could have been at least named. :)

    ɥɐouɥɐouКүн мурун
    • @Jay Foreman oh right, my bad. Harsh decision then, but fair enough ^^

      ɥɐouɥɐouКүн мурун
    • It was. 2:41.

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanКүн мурун
  • I like the vid

    Lueezation Lueezaming2Lueezation Lueezaming2Күн мурун
  • It’s Cape Verde, not Cap Verdi.

    aa aaa aКүн мурун
  • my second fav contri is egypt

    Christine FurmickChristine FurmickКүн мурун
  • 3:28 Egguatorial Guinea I didn't notice the joke the first several times I watched this video and now I can't stop giggling

    Anya ThurmesAnya Thurmes2 күн мурун
  • Egypt

    Ehan's Anime worldEhan's Anime world2 күн мурун
  • Sing this 1 syllable out of sync

    Lavinia ClarkLavinia Clark2 күн мурун
  • What is your email?! I want to send you LOTS of map questions

    Beth RyanBeth Ryan2 күн мурун

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman2 күн мурун
  • Colorado

    Spore AmbienceSpore Ambience2 күн мурун

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  • 2:54 - So Congo looks like a fox, huh?. That just makes me want to make an anime foxgirl version in that exact pose...

    Sonic and RedSonic and Red2 күн мурун
  • who else guessed Egypt before they even started?

    Scott MadayScott Maday2 күн мурун
  • Brian David Gilbert energy

    guppyguppy2 күн мурун
  • Egypt:

    • yes

  • im from slovenia and when you said slovenia i did the yes motion lul

    Anakita StabsAnakita Stabs3 күн мурун
  • Its smoothly goes from a disscusion to a song

    Exploring Games MMCExploring Games MMC3 күн мурун
  • All country song

    GTA VGTA V3 күн мурун
  • Romania is like a fish or a bouquet of flowers.

    Nona BgoNona Bgo3 күн мурун
  • How did you miss that romania looks like a fish

    Ionuzzu123Ionuzzu1233 күн мурун
  • san mariNO vatiCANT

    jdhnn guevarrajdhnn guevarra3 күн мурун
  • I thought I had seen all the world's art, I waa wrong.

    Heidi BarkerHeidi Barker3 күн мурун
  • Palestine?!!!! 🇵🇸

    Muhammad MirsabMuhammad Mirsab3 күн мурун
    • It’s not a UN recognised country

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • This should be added to the curriculum as nursery rhyme

    Milan BarotMilan Barot3 күн мурун
    • It’s not a nursery rhyme 4:35 1:51

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • Whole video as ploy to get San MariNO in. Well played.

    ImBarryScottCSSImBarryScottCSS3 күн мурун
  • For some reason, I had it set to 0.75, so now it sounds fast

    Alexander CallahanAlexander Callahan4 күн мурун
  • Egypt

    Alexander CallahanAlexander Callahan4 күн мурун
  • Slovenia is a chicken

    SpudsterSpudster4 күн мурун
  • states do count if you make Wyoming its own country. too bad Wyoming doesn't exist

    KDNKDN4 күн мурун
  • Didn't hear Ghana????

    Eric Appiah WestenEric Appiah Westen4 күн мурун
    • 0:19

      Bepis ManBepis Man4 күн мурун
  • Congratulations Map Men. I will no longer be able to look at Cameroon the same way again.

    Brendan JoyceBrendan Joyce4 күн мурун
  • Egypt Egypt

    Mohamed arshadMohamed arshad4 күн мурун
  • Does this account for the distortion of a country’s shapes on a flat map opposed to a globe?

    jfdd43jfdd434 күн мурун
  • Taiwan is my favorite group of islands

    PacotacoPacotaco4 күн мурун
  • 3:16 Well, a lot of them would be squares when viewed in 3D (or… maybe all of them? 🤔)

    épinards & caramelépinards & caramel4 күн мурун
    • No, some are not square at all How on earth do you get Uzbekistan to look like a square

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • Laughs in Colorado

    Colton CroftsColton Crofts4 күн мурун
  • Colorado

    Gustavo PereiraGustavo Pereira4 күн мурун
  • Ohio

    Tyler HendersonTyler Henderson4 күн мурун
  • I knew it.

    Kot KotlecikKot Kotlecik5 күн мурун
  • Can you do all capitals in the world

    GoodyGoody5 күн мурун

    • You live in a wizard

      Kyle KingKyle King3 күн мурун
  • I held out until 4:34, but then I laughed like a drain.

    Andrew BrownAndrew Brown5 күн мурун
  • “Qatar looks like a bean” Ah yes BEAN

    BaluchistanBall ProductionsBaluchistanBall Productions5 күн мурун
  • I've always thought Belgium looks like a leprechaun bending over with a rucksack on his back... :)

    Bruno BenoitBruno Benoit5 күн мурун
  • All of this and it’s Egypt?

    Joe ZegersJoe Zegers5 күн мурун
  • Two Brits discussing how to shape Countries on the world rectangular is so 1918 :D

    Henri-Bryde MeierHenri-Bryde Meier5 күн мурун
  • 4:18 that's because it's got a lake full of them

    Mister Bone o'ttiz etti yoshdaMister Bone o'ttiz etti yoshda5 күн мурун
  • Spain can do 2 things to be a square is 1. Invade Portugal 2. Kick Galicia

    Gamewolf 248Gamewolf 2485 күн мурун
    • @Rainbow Ball Yeah

      Gamewolf 248Gamewolf 2488 саат мурун
    • If they kick Galicia, they still wouldn’t be square because of the East side being slanted It needs to invade Portugal and then kick Catalonia

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • by definition the states inside the US are countries...

    abb crissabb criss5 күн мурун
    • @Seikh Sawan I'm not sure how every nation that refutes refers to them as states handles them but that is historically and into the modern area the case. You would be hard pressed to find the difference between a state and a country. They are often interchangeable. With the only difference is most but not all fall under a large union or did at one point. For instance Germany and Italy are examples of countries referred to as European states. Members of the EU are called member states in the same way the states under the American union are. Like wise every member of the UN is a UN state. Are you going to try and say they aren't countries?

      abb crissabb criss2 күн мурун
    • @abb criss Lol If you think that way, all countries’ states would count and it would take forever.

      Seikh SawanSeikh Sawan2 күн мурун
    • @Jay Foreman Country a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory. Nation a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory. States are indeed their own countries inside a union. They are all independently governed and while they are expected to follow decisions of the federal government they do not have to. This is why states like CO were able to threaten the federal government with a suit when they tried to enforce federal drug laws after the state legalized pot.

      abb crissabb criss5 күн мурун
    • No they’re not.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman5 күн мурун
  • Spain is literally just a square with a tumour

    Chance KearnsChance Kearns5 күн мурун
  • Third time watching and only just noticinh that the phone in the advert is being held by a foot.

    Jacob MescamJacob Mescam6 күн мурун
  • Can confirm its very square here

    Mazenmokhtar NadaMazenmokhtar Nada6 күн мурун
  • vatican?

    senna hojsenna hoj6 күн мурун
    • Vatican’t.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman6 күн мурун
  • Kreigistein: yes but no

    Baku Mapping - ShanTVBaku Mapping - ShanTV6 күн мурун
    • @Rainbow BallIt's Non-Immigrant you Cant go there For some reason. But I know it's in the Philippines in Luzon.

      Baku Mapping - ShanTVBaku Mapping - ShanTVКүн мурун
    • @Baku Mapping - ShanTV well can you at least tell me the location of it

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
    • @Rainbow Ball no it's a micronation unrecognized by the world no bigger than 0.4 meters wide it's a perfect square but if you scroll in you can see a small dent. but if you Include Foreign territories you can See it has Many enclaves inside Of the Phillippines called "The Oversea's Territory," And the Philippines has an Enclave Inside Of Kreiginstein called Bisaya Montroal, its Population is 38. It's 1 if you Don't add the Territories. its Currency is 500'000. but it's Unrecognized. if You search it, Nothing will come up

      Baku Mapping - ShanTVBaku Mapping - ShanTVКүн мурун
    • Do you mean Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
    • What

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • Equatorial Guinea

    chad wasn't perishedchad wasn't perished6 күн мурун
  • The Egypt/Sudan border was the first thing that came to mind

    helloimloishelloimlois6 күн мурун
  • We, Vietnamese think our country looks like a S :)

    Unknown nameUnknown name6 күн мурун
    • Yeah S for Snake

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • kosovo is serbia

    Ivano KraljevicIvano Kraljevic6 күн мурун
    • I am getting bored of this, search up disputed in the dictonairy

      GarfieldGarfield6 күн мурун
  • 親愛なるボランティア、 この文を翻訳できますか? どうもありがとう! 男性の地図

    さぶあかさぶあか6 күн мурун

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  • did you just have the audacity to call luxembourgers squares??? I have never heard a more accurate name for us then squares ngl

    Den JoostDen Joost6 күн мурун
    • sentance at 1:51 translates to "fuck off"

      ceerw butyceerw buty6 күн мурун
  • Somalia is a sock.... idk why, but that broke me

    Diana MoonDiana Moon7 күн мурун
  • Romania looks like a fish.

    ClaudiuClaudiu7 күн мурун
  • This isn’t a question that I knew I needed to be answered 😂

    Cleo AlexanderCleo Alexander7 күн мурун
  • Wyoming

    MightyZxMightyZx7 күн мурун
  • it is actually rose island

    mgtrplayzmgtrplayz7 күн мурун
  • meh austria kinda looks like a chicken leg tbh

    maklagmaklag7 күн мурун
  • Finally, the British drawing straight lines all over the map pays off!

    ArrZarrArrZarr7 күн мурун
  • What about that off-shore oil rig nation?

    Larry AlexanderLarry Alexander7 күн мурун
    • 0:10

      Rainbow BallRainbow Ball7 күн мурун
  • 5:30

    Jing AnteJing Ante7 күн мурун
  • I really feel like I've learnt something. Not anything particularly useful, but something none the less.

    Rich606Rich6067 күн мурун
  • 1:52 hahahahahahahhahahahhaahhahahahhahahahhaha *ive been launging for an uncomfortable amount of time* now I vatican't unsee that. Thanks a lot. But for real I like the video

    LWkittyLWkitty7 күн мурун
  • Egypt!!

    Mohamed SalemMohamed Salem7 күн мурун
  • 4:02 Monaco is like Giraffe

    المشاهد العاديالمشاهد العادي7 күн мурун
  • You should do one of the capitals

    Santiago García-Huidobro HSantiago García-Huidobro H7 күн мурун
  • sentance at 1:51 translates to "fuck off"

    Max BaldýnskýMax Baldýnský7 күн мурун

    the.abhiram.rthe.abhiram.r7 күн мурун
  • You said about Chile what I was expected . Satisfied enough!

    Felipe IglesiasFelipe Iglesias7 күн мурун
  • The content is so good I actually finish the last part advert , but it should be sponsor by ssquarespace not stereo .

    Junior FrankieJunior Frankie8 күн мурун
  • I like that it's a kid's show

    Julius BarodzisasJulius Barodzisas8 күн мурун
    • 1:51 4:35 Sure it is.....

      Rainbow BallRainbow Ball7 күн мурун
  • “Qatar looks like a bean” It do be looking like a bean.

    hihi8 күн мурун
  • Those guys are legends

    spakerolonispakeroloni8 күн мурун
  • Best video this channel's ever produced. Bravo.

    Dan BradfordDan Bradford8 күн мурун
  • 3:35 "The Vatican? The Vati can't" 😂😂😂😂 Edit: It's 3:34

    Pranav APranav A8 күн мурун
    • @Rainbow Ball Thank you for informing.

      Pranav APranav AКүн мурун
    • 3:34

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • 1:30, your welcome!

    Percy HamillPercy Hamill8 күн мурун
  • It’s Chile.

    Chan YYChan YY8 күн мурун
    • It’s long

      Rainbow BallRainbow BallКүн мурун
  • You guys do the best adverts!

    Michael DickinsonMichael Dickinson8 күн мурун
  • If you like maps and catchy rock music, then the new video of "MAP" will be perfect -

    Steve SchijnsSteve Schijns8 күн мурун
  • The Falklands weren't marked when talking about Argentina, you can almost hear them unsubscribing

    Martin MartinezMartin Martinez8 күн мурун
    • xD

      Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian8 күн мурун
  • Idk what I just watched, but I needed it greatly.

    InsaynoInsayno8 күн мурун