The mystery of the squarest country

Jay Foreman
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JAY FOREMAN twitter.com/jayforeman
MARK COOPER-JONES twitter.com/markcooperjones
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Song produced by
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Apr 12, 2021




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Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 27 days ago
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 RUvid account is not, actually, a Kremlin propaganda bot.
the population of Kazakhstan
@Ukraineball Map or give it to Liechtenstein
the population of Kazakhstan
Yeah, but at 4:41 and 4:45 you can also see that Crimea is marked as part of Russia
Lotschi 5 days ago
@Julius Barodzisas I just meant that is is important for some people, even if you don‘t care
Julius Barodzisas
@Lotschi But I don't But i should be😳
Julius Barodzisas
@Nick Yefimenko Are you Ukrainians that heartbroken about krimea?
Kafaloto Feao
Kafaloto Feao Hour ago
Me knowing the answer but watched the entirety of the video bc it's so entertaining 🧡
Omri Niri
Omri Niri 5 hours ago
What's up with Israel's borders? Now there's a question.
Demir yabancı
Demir yabancı 7 hours ago
Mauritania: Haha take the L Why are you still here
Thing 3000
Thing 3000 15 hours ago
You missed slovakia and others
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 4 hours ago
Slovakia is literally the first country on our list, at 0:09. And we didn't miss any countries. We checked.
Videostube Ch.
Videostube Ch. 18 hours ago
'Algeria and Kenya are pentagons' BFDI fans: 😧 😒 😨
DevCairo 19 hours ago
I fookin knew it
Randoms Day ago
Every state in America be like .... am i joke to you
Eric V
Eric V Day ago
Armenia is known as looking as the profile of a girl’s face with long hair
Jack Bonello
Jack Bonello Day ago
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.
Jellyfesh Day ago
if wyoming is a contry then it will be the squares contry
Shiro Day ago
ok now i wanna build a country with 1km x 1km 2
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
You can but nobody will recognise it probably
ɥɐou Day ago
I guess Kosovo could have been at least named. :)
ɥɐou Day ago
@Jay Foreman oh right, my bad. Harsh decision then, but fair enough ^^
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman Day ago
It was. 2:41.
Lueezation Lueezaming2
I like the vid ruvid.net/video/video-1SfneW8BGlw.html
aa a
aa a Day ago
It’s Cape Verde, not Cap Verdi.
Christine Furmick
my second fav contri is egypt
Anya Thurmes
Anya Thurmes 2 days ago
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
Ehan's Anime world
Lavinia Clark
Lavinia Clark 2 days ago
Sing this 1 syllable out of sync
Beth Ryan
Beth Ryan 2 days ago
What is your email?! I want to send you LOTS of map questions
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 2 days ago
Spore Ambience
Spore Ambience 2 days ago
amogus amogus amogus amogus amogus amogus amogus
Sonic and Red
Sonic and Red 2 days ago
2:54 - So Congo looks like a fox, huh?. That just makes me want to make an anime foxgirl version in that exact pose...
Scott Maday
Scott Maday 2 days ago
who else guessed Egypt before they even started?
guppy 3 days ago
Brian David Gilbert energy
Anakita Stabs
Anakita Stabs 3 days ago
im from slovenia and when you said slovenia i did the yes motion lul
Exploring Games MMC
Its smoothly goes from a disscusion to a song
GTA V 3 days ago
All country song
Nona Bgo
Nona Bgo 3 days ago
Romania is like a fish or a bouquet of flowers.
Ionuzzu123 3 days ago
How did you miss that romania looks like a fish
jdhnn guevarra
jdhnn guevarra 3 days ago
san mariNO vatiCANT
Heidi Barker
Heidi Barker 3 days ago
I thought I had seen all the world's art, I waa wrong.
Muhammad Mirsab
Muhammad Mirsab 3 days ago
Palestine?!!!! 🇵🇸
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
It’s not a UN recognised country
Milan Barot
Milan Barot 3 days ago
This should be added to the curriculum as nursery rhyme
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
It’s not a nursery rhyme 4:35 1:51
ImBarryScottCSS 4 days ago
Whole video as ploy to get San MariNO in. Well played.
Alexander Callahan
For some reason, I had it set to 0.75, so now it sounds fast
Alexander Callahan
Spudster 4 days ago
Slovenia is a chicken
KDN 4 days ago
states do count if you make Wyoming its own country. too bad Wyoming doesn't exist
Eric Appiah Westen
Didn't hear Ghana????
Bepis Man
Bepis Man 4 days ago
Brendan Joyce
Brendan Joyce 4 days ago
Congratulations Map Men. I will no longer be able to look at Cameroon the same way again.
Mohamed arshad
Mohamed arshad 4 days ago
Egypt Egypt
jfdd43 4 days ago
Does this account for the distortion of a country’s shapes on a flat map opposed to a globe?
Pacotaco 4 days ago
Taiwan is my favorite group of islands
épinards & caramel
3:16 Well, a lot of them would be squares when viewed in 3D (or… maybe all of them? 🤔)
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
No, some are not square at all How on earth do you get Uzbekistan to look like a square
Colton Crofts
Colton Crofts 4 days ago
Laughs in Colorado
Gustavo Pereira
Gustavo Pereira 5 days ago
Tyler Henderson
Tyler Henderson 5 days ago
Kot Kotlecik
Kot Kotlecik 5 days ago
I knew it.
Goody 5 days ago
Can you do all capitals in the world
MAUSUMI NATH 5 days ago
Kyle King
Kyle King 4 days ago
You live in a wizard
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown 5 days ago
I held out until 4:34, but then I laughed like a drain.
BaluchistanBall Productions
“Qatar looks like a bean” Ah yes BEAN
Bruno Benoit
Bruno Benoit 5 days ago
I've always thought Belgium looks like a leprechaun bending over with a rucksack on his back... :)
Joe Zegers
Joe Zegers 5 days ago
All of this and it’s Egypt?
Henri-Bryde Meier
Two Brits discussing how to shape Countries on the world rectangular is so 1918 :D
Mister Bone o'ttiz etti yoshda
4:18 that's because it's got a lake full of them
Gamewolf 248
Gamewolf 248 5 days ago
Spain can do 2 things to be a square is 1. Invade Portugal 2. Kick Galicia
Gamewolf 248
Gamewolf 248 12 hours ago
@Rainbow Ball Yeah
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
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
abb criss
abb criss 6 days ago
by definition the states inside the US are countries...
abb criss
abb criss 2 days ago
@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?
Seikh Sawan
Seikh Sawan 2 days ago
@abb criss Lol If you think that way, all countries’ states would count and it would take forever.
abb criss
abb criss 5 days ago
@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.
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 5 days ago
No they’re not.
Chance Kearns
Chance Kearns 6 days ago
Spain is literally just a square with a tumour
Jacob Mescam
Jacob Mescam 6 days ago
Third time watching and only just noticinh that the phone in the advert is being held by a foot.
Mazenmokhtar Nada
Can confirm its very square here
senna hoj
senna hoj 6 days ago
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 6 days ago
Baku Mapping - ShanTV
Kreigistein: yes but no
Baku Mapping - ShanTV
@Rainbow BallIt's Non-Immigrant you Cant go there For some reason. But I know it's in the Philippines in Luzon.
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
@Baku Mapping - ShanTV well can you at least tell me the location of it
Baku Mapping - ShanTV
@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
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
Do you mean Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
chad wasn't perished
Equatorial Guinea
helloimlois 6 days ago
The Egypt/Sudan border was the first thing that came to mind
Unknown name
Unknown name 6 days ago
We, Vietnamese think our country looks like a S :)
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
Yeah S for Snake
Ivano Kraljevic
Ivano Kraljevic 6 days ago
kosovo is serbia
Garfield 6 days ago
I am getting bored of this, search up disputed in the dictonairy
さぶあか 7 days ago
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
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 6 days ago
Den Joost
Den Joost 7 days ago
did you just have the audacity to call luxembourgers squares??? I have never heard a more accurate name for us then squares ngl
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 6 days ago
sentance at 1:51 translates to "fuck off"
Diana Moon
Diana Moon 7 days ago
Somalia is a sock.... idk why, but that broke me
Claudiu 7 days ago
Romania looks like a fish.
Cleo Alexander
Cleo Alexander 7 days ago
This isn’t a question that I knew I needed to be answered 😂
MightyZx 7 days ago
mgtrplayz 7 days ago
it is actually rose island
maklag 7 days ago
meh austria kinda looks like a chicken leg tbh
ArrZarr 7 days ago
Finally, the British drawing straight lines all over the map pays off!
Larry Alexander
Larry Alexander 7 days ago
What about that off-shore oil rig nation?
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball 7 days ago
Jing Ante
Jing Ante 7 days ago
Rich606 7 days ago
I really feel like I've learnt something. Not anything particularly useful, but something none the less.
LWkitty 7 days ago
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
Mohamed Salem
Mohamed Salem 7 days ago
المشاهد العادي
4:02 Monaco is like Giraffe
Santiago García-Huidobro H
You should do one of the capitals
Max Baldýnský
Max Baldýnský 8 days ago
sentance at 1:51 translates to "fuck off"
the.abhiram.r 8 days ago
Felipe Iglesias
Felipe Iglesias 8 days ago
You said about Chile what I was expected . Satisfied enough!
Junior Frankie
Junior Frankie 8 days ago
The content is so good I actually finish the last part advert , but it should be sponsor by ssquarespace not stereo .
Julius Barodzisas
I like that it's a kid's show
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball 7 days ago
1:51 4:35 Sure it is.....
hi 8 days ago
“Qatar looks like a bean” It do be looking like a bean.
spakeroloni 8 days ago
Those guys are legends
Dan Bradford
Dan Bradford 8 days ago
Best video this channel's ever produced. Bravo.
Pranav A
Pranav A 8 days ago
3:35 "The Vatican? The Vati can't" 😂😂😂😂 Edit: It's 3:34
Pranav A
Pranav A Day ago
@Rainbow Ball Thank you for informing.
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
Percy Hamill
Percy Hamill 8 days ago
1:30, your welcome!
Chan YY
Chan YY 8 days ago
It’s Chile.
Rainbow Ball
Rainbow Ball Day ago
It’s long
Michael Dickinson
You guys do the best adverts!
Steve Schijns
Steve Schijns 8 days ago
If you like maps and catchy rock music, then the new video of "MAP" will be perfect - ruvid.net/video/video-CabGh9-FjEs.html
Martin Martinez
Martin Martinez 8 days ago
The Falklands weren't marked when talking about Argentina, you can almost hear them unsubscribing
Heinz Guderian
Heinz Guderian 8 days ago
Prohibition - OverSimplified
Who's in charge of Britain?
London's unfinished motorways