Mini Countries Abroad: How Embassies Work

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    [1] www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/world/middleeast/united-states-planning-to-slash-iraq-embassy-staff-by-half.html
    [2] travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/countries-limited-visa-services.html
    [3] www.un.int/tuvalu/tuvalu/embassies
    [4] usunrome.usmission.gov/mission/mission-usun/ambassador/
    [5] web.archive.org/web/20080726181824/www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/3428/a/24515; www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/representations-and-travel-advice/dpr-korea/dpr-korea-representation-in-ch.html; web.archive.org/web/20111027103411/www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/foreign-embassy-in-the-uk/korea-dpr-north-korea
    [6] treaties.un.org/doc/Treaties/1964/06/19640624%2002-10%20AM/Ch_III_3p.pdf
    [7] www.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/diplomacy101/places/170537.htm
    [8] www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/15/julian-assange-ecuador-london-embassy-how-he-became-unwelcome-guest
    [9] integrity-legal.com/legal-blog/miscellaneous/laws-and-rules-regarding-extraterritoriality/
    [10] www.jstor.org/stable/4284446?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
    [11] www.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/diplomacy101/people/170341.htm
    [12] www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/world/asia/28iht-embassy.1.13269969.html
    [13] www.citylab.com/equity/2012/09/fortress-america-how-us-designs-embassies/3289/
    [14] www.vanityfair.com/news/2007/11/langewiesche200711
    [15] www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2004/11/welcome-to-the-green-zone/303547/
    [16] www.vanityfair.com/news/2007/11/langewiesche200711
    [17] aoprals.state.gov/Web920/hardship.asp
    [18] aoprals.state.gov/Web920/danger_pay_all.asp

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Queen_PLATINE!
Queen_PLATINE!

1:42 ...isnt Palau East of the Philippines??

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joneth cabaltera
joneth cabaltera

Fyi Palau is not part of Borneo! It's in Oceania. Near Solomon Islands. Pls correct that

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srijan sahni
srijan sahni

Actually, Tuvalu does have a mission in India.

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Cactus 'N Gaming
Cactus 'N Gaming

Never knew Palau existed in Brunei

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Penny The Pineapple
Penny The Pineapple

Found you guys through something on my recommended, can’t stop binging now! Thanks for the awesome videos!

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Heretic Punisher
Heretic Punisher

Damn... it must be really hard living on the beaches of the Bahamas.

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Paulo R. Costa
Paulo R. Costa

I was surprised to find a reference to my city in this interesting video, although, in the video image and by the narrator, it has been mispelled, in the subtitles, it is correct. The city is Ponta Delgada, not Ponte Delgada, in the Azores, Portugal. Curiously, the Azores consulate is the oldest permanently active consulate of the United States of America, being active since the 18th century.

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JustAPolishAmerican
JustAPolishAmerican

1:39 Palau is not in the Spratly Islands. It's actually located between the Philippines and the Federated States of Micronesia.

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Ronan Dunlea
Ronan Dunlea

I love your videos. They're fascinating and funny! One thing I noticed: the position of Palau on the world map is wrong.

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Cynthia
Cynthia

wow. extreme quarantine.

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Gembly
Gembly

How do DPRK embassies work? Once you enter, you can't leave? That's stupid

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Matěj Cingálek
Matěj Cingálek

You put Palau on wrong place.

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Akshat Jain
Akshat Jain

PLEASE ANSWER If a country's relation has gone bad then does the country is obliged to protect or guard the embassy?

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Jeffrey Huang
Jeffrey Huang

11:55 "From the Halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli; We fight our country's battles In the air, on land, and sea;"

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Nathan Jackson
Nathan Jackson

That was one of the smoothest transitions into an ad that I've ever seen. Well done man

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D T
D T

I thought embassies are spy facilities.

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Muhammad Arsalan Bela
Muhammad Arsalan Bela

Iraq ocupation not iraq war

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Muhammad Arsalan Bela
Muhammad Arsalan Bela

Saddam the cia guy most cia installed puppets are in hell i know

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Muhammad Arsalan Bela Both, but i know that Sadamm is at hell right now crying.

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Muhammad Arsalan Bela
Muhammad Arsalan Bela

@Douglas MacArthur are u talking from hell or hells waiting room general

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Muhammad Arsalan Bela Are you a Iraqi or are you just a Iranian

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jonny5777
jonny5777

A year and a day since you posted and its taken me this long to watch it. A few of my friends work in these places, they love it when they get a posting in London, USA or the Philippines but when you get sent to central Africa its time to find another job.

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

jonny5777 The American embassies are just like prisons, and it’s very sad to see as a American. 😕

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TENZIN TASHI
TENZIN TASHI

this video is worth paying money to watch!!!

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EL DIABLO
EL DIABLO

So ool

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EL DIABLO
EL DIABLO

What a. Ool job

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Gyros Gamer
Gyros Gamer

1:38 why the frick is Palau in the middle of the South China Sea?

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joseph
joseph

embassies still have a use from my experience

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HuckleB680
HuckleB680

Free Assange! He did nothing wrong!

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Diego Lafontaine
Diego Lafontaine

I'd love to get a list of those books they recommend, does anyone by any chance have the link to the site? Thanks

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Michael L.
Michael L.

The embassy for the US in Canada has the footprint like a battleship

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Michael L. The one in Canada isn’t military/prison style right? Or was it the one in Britain?

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Minhazul Islam
Minhazul Islam

you sound like one of the infographics guys

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Dennis S
Dennis S

So the police wait 7 years to arrest Julian Assange but let the murder of a police officer just walk away, someone has their priorities backwards

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aj black
aj black

They only waited because he was inside of a embassy

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Damon Graham
Damon Graham

Would you know what is the bonus to work in the American Embassy in Singapore?

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Damon Graham A little bit probably, not much though.

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Big BLOCK life
Big BLOCK life

35% to be in Pakistan? This is an offence to me as a Pakistani because everything is available here and the ambassadors already have each premium luxury. 5 and 10 for Dubai and Abu dhabi. Which are holiday destinations? Wtf America, this is why your debt situation is soo offensive to each American

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Orion
Orion

Pakistan is not as developed and much more dangerous than other countries. Things are harder to access in Pakistan than in America. It’s true. Some places though do have some dumb amounts of hardship pay. I’d assume that Abu Dhabi and Dubai are hardship because the Middle East isn’t as safe as other places either, despite the fact that there is an abundance of goods there.

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siad igaal
siad igaal

US citizens lives in wooden houses & ambassies in concrets

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

siad igaal Not wooden houses, Americans have pretty great houses lol.

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D'heuvel Tappin
D'heuvel Tappin

My guy mispronounced every Caribbean island 0:40

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Zayn Nabi
Zayn Nabi

The North Korea embassy in London is a literal house in suburbia

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ツRoyalPillows
ツRoyalPillows

It’s weird how there is a 5% bonus and a 10% bonus in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and in the Bahamas..

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David Jensen
David Jensen

Fairly accurate. You should have added the roles of Chargé d'Affairs and the purpose of Consulates, as many people mix between Embassies and Consulates :)

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Sidnac Dimma
Sidnac Dimma

the fact that he pronounces almost all of the Caribbean countries wrong... naturally made me question the rest of the video before even watching.... one after the other... you just got it wrong... sigh... anyway... gonna get over myself and finish it lol

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Fairuz Ismail
Fairuz Ismail

You got did a mistake on palau location

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Colin McCaffrey
Colin McCaffrey

Seems kinda stupid that someone in a building within a country can fire upon a crowd of said country and not get immediately arrested.

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Stephen West
Stephen West

Really shows you how backwater trash Iran is

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The Genius SM 23
The Genius SM 23

Ambassadors lie abroad for the good of their country. Pun intended.

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Posiedon22
Posiedon22

Is it just me, or does this dude sound like half as interesting?

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Sahil Ali
Sahil Ali

Time: 3:45 AM YouTube: How do embassies work Me: "I DON'T NEED SLEEP I NEED ANSWERS"

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Titus Obbayi
Titus Obbayi

I remember when I was about graduating from college, it was the height of the iraq war "surge", and they were offering people in my field over US $200,000 starting salary plus all living expenses right out of college to sign a 2 to 4 year contract to work in iraq. This was multiple times what you would expect. Nobody i know pursued it because of the daily kidnappings and beheadings being shown on the news. So, yeah hazard pay bonus is a real thing

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Titus Obbayi Yeah, it wasn’t very peaceful!

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DerJames87
DerJames87

Wow... USA... USA no wonder they have to hide.

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

DerJames87 Oh, shut up peasant. I’ll show you a prison, El Chapo loves it.

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gaurav c
gaurav c

Pakistan is abused everywhere xD

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Hellish Cyberdemon
Hellish Cyberdemon

I wonder if any US ambassadors carry guns with them to their foreign countries... knowing their bags cant get searched or sized and they have immunity... geez that must be cool

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Hellish Cyberdemon American ambassadors could if they get permission from DC, so yeah they can.

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GamingMaster _04
GamingMaster _04

1:40 Sam: Palau *highlights island west of Palawan*

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kraken1122
kraken1122

Thanks for the video!! :)

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MinarchistAnglo
MinarchistAnglo

North Korea's embassy in the UK is just a semi detached house

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

MinarchistAnglo Fuck North Korea

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ed maier
ed maier

it triggered me so much the way he said canberra. it is pronounced can-bra

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Nilstrieb
Nilstrieb

10:57 do you get hardship pay when you work inside the US as well?

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

jayyone You don’t really get bonuses in the homeland, unless you’re either very competent or your going to foreign country’s etc

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jayyone
jayyone

for american diplomats, you can only get danger or hardship pay outside of the us. most posts in the us are in dc and you are hand-holded a lot less. for example, overseas you get housing provided by post free of charge, however in the us (unless you are studying a language at the foreign service institute) you have to get your own housing.

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Samw18
Samw18

Should’ve sent the SAS into the Libyan embassy 😂

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mt89
mt89

There was a spelling mistake of your Video's title: Mini should be changed to "Shithole"

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Dale Cooper
Dale Cooper

I always wanted to know how imbeciles work

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Shauna Kelly
Shauna Kelly

The mexican embassador to ireland in dublin hosts cinco de mayo parties with free tequilla

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Ashok
Ashok

11:23 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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derHutschi
derHutschi

just thinking: if you have do that much to keep your diplomates safe might there be a chance that you do something wrong? asking for a friend

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Иван Иванов
Иван Иванов

I didn't know about bombing of Libya in 1986. After that Lockerbie bombing doesn't seems so reckless.

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MR. BIG
MR. BIG

America does not have Embassy in the Faroe Islands.

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

MR. BIG Then it isn’t UN recognized or DC doesn’t give a shit about the islands

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Jake Mongey
Jake Mongey

Interestingly, the North Korean Embassy in the UK is simply a Semi Detached House in Ealing!

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First Name, Surname
First Name, Surname

The American Embassy in Abu Dhabi (UAE) looks nice and modern not like a compound

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

First Name, Surname Yeah, but most are compounds sadly. But i understand it, even though it kinda upsets me as a American citizen.

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Coley Duncan
Coley Duncan

I should've been an ambassador instead of joining the military. Sounds like they get paid more and deal with less.

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Coley Duncan Yeah, it isn’t very great Coley. I know a few fellas in state dept and they all say that the embassies contracts are overrated.

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stay safe
stay safe

1:40 wow Pulau on top of Brunei, SOUTH CHINA SEA TIME

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Airwipe
Airwipe

1:50 Artiole

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Untrue Lie
Untrue Lie

There is an even more important reason why embassies are necessary: They are a person's official link to their own country if they are abroad. Like a bureaucratic safehaven where you can get help if you are in some sort of trouble (like loosing your passport for example). This task is VERY important; some times even more important than representation or relationship building.

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Superblobby
Superblobby

Damn brooo I wanna work in an embassy, fuck working at chili’s I wanna get government flights and live in some other country. I get what they mean by having a dream job

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Robert Bourne
Robert Bourne

Ok your map with Palau is not where Palau Is

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Tyler John
Tyler John

You don’t know what you’re saying because there are us embassies in the West Indies,get your facts straight

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Tyler John We have embassies all over the fuckin world, not a big surprise

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btarunr
btarunr

One big function of embassies you missed: consular. Screening and granting visas to people of the host country, providing last-resort safety and legal help to citizens in the host-country, and important services like lost passport replacement, etc.

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ThatUndeadLegacy
ThatUndeadLegacy

American flag always having an israel flag tied to it?

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

ThatUndeadLegacy Also, that part of the Video was a Israeli’s-American embassy. Any country has that, apart from Iran and North Korea

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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

ThatUndeadLegacy we don’t, we didn’t even recognize Israel till the Arabs decided to start a religion war which is still on going. 🤷‍♀️

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Chloe Jayde
Chloe Jayde

You're making me wanna go and seek out the embassies in my country to see how cool their buildings look! Shame i dont live in a big city though...

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Ekotale
Ekotale

Hi, there is a North Korean Diplomatic mission in Mexico. Just saying.

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kenester621
kenester621

6:28 go dawgs!

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Simon H
Simon H

That kinda blows my mind how US Embassy staff get a hardship allowance if they work in Malta or the Bahamas. Sounds like a cushy number to me.

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Tom Hedger
Tom Hedger

Interesting that you didn't mention the US embassy in the UK. They used to have a spectacular building at the most prestigeous address in London. Now they have 'The Borg Cube' down by the dirty old veg market.

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Cros
Cros

i never knew about the Libyan embassy thing. I'm actually appalled by my government for not breaking international law and ripping all of their heads off

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Kent Alorro
Kent Alorro

Just a correction, Palau is different from Palawan. You highlighted Palawan when you said Palau in 1:43 .

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Frenchsterr
Frenchsterr

For 70% I’d share a room with ISIS.

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Dracovish Jeriza
Dracovish Jeriza

The way he pronounced Canberra killed me. He got the “berra” part right, but it’s “can-berra”, not “ken-berra”

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Maharshi Pandya
Maharshi Pandya

11:23 Map of Pakistan was wrong. It also had part of Kashmir re-presented which is part of India.

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Kristiyan Krastev
Kristiyan Krastev

Wait Bulgaria is a hardship place? I'm from there and these people must be enjoying that 5% increase! Seriously, they can get whatever they want.

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Nors-Bulgar Gacha
Nors-Bulgar Gacha

The American embassy was built again in Belgrade because the Serbs burnt it down,not sure why,but,its enormous with giant walls and a lot of personnel

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joneth cabaltera
joneth cabaltera

Palau is part of Oceania. Not Borneo or Brunei! Fyi!

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Tommy Andersson
Tommy Andersson

And consulat??

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