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TWL #2: Bir Tawil- The Land Without a Country

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Pretty much every piece of land on earth is part of a Country, except, of course, Bir Tawil. Twitter: @WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Attributions: Select visuals provided by Wikipedia Commons Antarctic Storm Footage: www.youtube.com/user/sumnerd Liberland footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK8smqG5WPI Select footage provided by VideoBlocks LLC Music provided by Epidemic Sound Licenses available upon request
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Zachary Mohammadi Or Quarry (13 days ago)
Bir Tawil je srbija
HLB Birky (19 days ago)
autistic MGTOW (21 days ago)
stop making fun of the kekistani
LIZARD GUY 4 (1 month ago)
I call it
Katherine Phaye (1 month ago)
It is then pretty much a de-facto #NeutralZone, such as had existed between *Saudi Arabia and Iraq* and *Saudi Arabia and Kuwait* for a time in the 20. Century
Jeremy Wong (3 months ago)
*free real estate intensifies*
Cherry Tree (3 months ago)
*_-this is what I do at 1 am-_*
Brownskikuca (3 months ago)
3:15 im serb
Weasle 65 (3 months ago)
Do moar of these
djoby speedbird (3 months ago)
We should sell it to China ^^ they would be interested ^^ just like Djibouti hahaha
Jihwan Kim (4 months ago)
This is so lazy, but I love it Edit-Not
Yoshiaki Okaguchi (4 months ago)
0:35 Of course there is! It's called Antarctica
Yoshiaki Okaguchi (4 months ago)
Oh yes, it is claimed
Omar Safwan (4 months ago)
I'm Egyptian and that's interesting Fun fact , Bir Taweal means tall/long well
Addie H (4 months ago)
Matthew Donko (5 months ago)
i know i don’t know enough about the topic, but why dont egypt and sudan split the hala’ib triangle? then split bir tawil in half.
Matthew Donko (5 months ago)
i understand that tribes and people would be split, so get equal area and nearly equal population on both sides
shipra singh (5 months ago)
Guys if you’re trying to spread awareness of something amongst whom you think are mostly ignorant people on this earth except you super knowledgeable folks! Between 1:26 -1:30 mins of this video, you showed a video from women from a village in India instead of Sudan , indicating that video is from Sudan? I’m very very sure and certain about that video being from village from India and not from Sudan. At least try to have correct pictures and videos? Are you actually going to those places and getting the actual pictures? I can sit here in US and talk all things about whole world like Trump ,while knowing nothing about what’s actually happening in that part of the world. Be real and original guys or stop this stupid judging and opinionated about other people, countries, civilizations, etc
HandsomeMGTOW (5 months ago)
I will claim it and build a scientific utopia! And lots of psychoactives will be legal.
Muscovy Mapping (5 months ago)
*Claims Bir Tawil* *Finds an ancient alien blah blah thingy that has the nuclear code of Russia* *Sudan and Egypt both claim Bir Tawil* *Russia surrenders after getting itself nuked* *YAY*
HassanLechkar (5 months ago)
198th country
crimson90 (6 months ago)
193th. Seems legit.
Diamond Boy (6 months ago)
4:19 TIBET!?
Mortus Evil (7 months ago)
0:42 so is it 2060 square *kilometREs or 2100 square *kilometREs?
MishapTrap (7 months ago)
A permanent population you say? does that mean if every person that ever claimed Tawil banded together they could make a country?
afootineachworld (7 months ago)
I claim it
[RaihanHA] (7 months ago)
Empire: ok lets make an Egypt-Sudan border Some guy: guys it’s getting late. Pass me the ruler. PM: why Some guy: *draws line* perfect! Time to go home guys.
Jack JEDD (7 months ago)
Why did the British change the border so Sudan had bur tawil if there are no people living there and they said it was for the placement of tribes. If they didn't change it, then it wouldn't have unclaimed today.
Trahshsh (7 months ago)
In the intro u but gay bomb 3 times
Sports Car Boy (7 months ago)
Bir Tawil is claimed by Suyash Dixit.
Akay Goldner (7 months ago)
Jay foreman 😋
RED Engineer (8 months ago)
I personally considered Bir Tawil as a country in the updated Yakko's World that I made for school over the summer.
Potter's Police Videos (8 months ago)
3:30 Wrong! You would need to file your Declaration of Independence with the governments of Egypt and Sudan and receive no objections from either country before you can actually claim the territory.
Potter's Police Videos (8 months ago)
2:10 You're wrong, it's administered (and therefore ruled) by Egypt.
Ian Mortensen (8 months ago)
Bir Tawil is unclaimed. In other words, it's free real estate.
Σeegma (8 months ago)
Wait, there are actually claimed places in Antarctica?
Bir Tawil now Kingdom of Dixit
Tamara Vuk (8 months ago)
3:06 where did you find this map it says kučka wich means bitch
Tow Truck (9 months ago)
Tow Truck (9 months ago)
I have
Tow Truck (9 months ago)
Gavin Wilbur (9 months ago)
Someday it would be mine!
Petrol Key Planet (9 months ago)
Lets make it a nuclear test site! Or military site!
Caleb Burg (9 months ago)
Young Sam
Yung Sassafrass (9 months ago)
4:25 193th 😂
MinccinoLuna Playz (9 months ago)
1:08 like who to put in what school
30second stick picassos (9 months ago)
annnnddddd it was claimed..... SHIIIIIIIII#$%^&*&^%
RepresentativeGetsRaped (9 months ago)
No, It is owned by Kekistan.
Juste un trou d'eau (10 months ago)
I claim bir tawil's throne
ApplejuiceAdam (10 months ago)
I want to own bir twail and name it adoganda and I’ll make lots of houses and roads so: LIVES
C Smith (10 months ago)
Now I want a video about why so many different countries are claiming large swaths of Antarctica. Like, what the fuck is NORWAY doing with that piece?!
Brandon R (10 months ago)
New Antarctictangle (10 months ago)
*_T H I N G S ! ! !_* I will be there is someone else I should do that too but I don't know what I want to do is the same as our national airline and flight plan for the day and time works for the J-3 the same time as the one I have is a joke and I have a meeting that is a joke and do it all over Infinite USD to get a hold of Swiss001 buttering the bread on a taxiway in the morning and I will be a little sidenote is Kosovo is the only thing in this year but we have a lot in common glad I could be there to help with this is copyright claim the kids and the kids and do the same as last week I have to put the house the same time and I will make sure that the kids will be here for the weekend and I will go over it with a boom box of the day I use memes and I have y the old one is Kosovo is Kosovo Ally and I have been talking to me about the job you posted if I hear from him I see an *_M L P_* the same as the same is getting cancer from autocorrect. That. Took. A. Long. Time.
Süleyman Tüfekçi (10 months ago)
Dude why didn’t you explain it thoroughly? Guys search Map Men Bir Tawil on YouTube to get a simple and short answer to this situation.
Mussolini Best Waifu (10 months ago)
Can't wait to make that 193th country
Yoko Igurashi (10 months ago)
That's Wakanda.
TheNinjaNonce (10 months ago)
there are wiki lists for "silly articles" and "deleted articles with freaky titles"
Aoshi.S2 (11 months ago)
I could clame it and made it a disc paradise..
LanIost (11 months ago)
So basically this is where you should bury a body. I mean...
OceanSea and EagleLord (11 months ago)
The Whitest Italian You'll Ever See (11 months ago)
Who's down to start a government and make a country (non corrupt, with liberty, some constitution of freedom, etc) I'm serious!
Sagitaire (11 months ago)
4:24 *193th*
Night Shark 115 (1 year ago)
MrUranium238 (1 year ago)
so what if I move my business there?  no tax??
Sharath M (1 year ago)
xeebot (1 year ago)
Please keep these coming
Zakero X (1 year ago)
Someone Claimed It...(Im not kidding)
donkeysaur (1 year ago)
some what 390 (1 year ago)
wagwan piftin (1 year ago)
Kekistan will now rise
Mark Neu (1 year ago)
Ɡreat Video¡
It's yo boi someone (1 year ago)
Reminds me of Wakanda for some reason🐆
Christian Ingmar Kjølsvik (1 year ago)
4:25 193th
Marieke van Kempen (1 year ago)
Bir Tawil = Wakanda :O
prathamesh ratnaparkhi (1 year ago)
At 1:26 the tribe shown on left is not sudan its india. Evidant from the costumes of the ladies.
Default Dance (1 year ago)
They need some freedom!
Marcello Granata (1 year ago)
Muhammad Adnan (1 year ago)
i claim bir tawil.
Muhammad Adnan (1 year ago)
it is useless desert sand
BrettPlayzGamez (1 year ago)
Oh yeah? My fingertip is a country, and it's recognised by me.
Heli QQ (1 year ago)
Oil in Bir Tawil... Usa: Bir Tawil needs some democracy...
Cello Covers/Improv (1 year ago)
Somebody Randomish (1 year ago)
<Intro> so theres this fanTAAHHStic wipedia page
BCPowerhouse (1 year ago)
The Marie Byrd Land is another unclaimed area. It is in Antarctica, and is the largest piece of unclaimed land on Earth. Edit: I probably should have finished the video before posting this lol
SciBlast Official (1 year ago)
TWL #2 Status: Alive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir_Tawil) Bir Tawil or Bi'r Tawīl (Egyptian Arabic: بير طويل‎ Bīr Ṭawīl [biːɾ tˤɑˈwiːl] or بئر طويل Bi’r Ṭawīl, meaning "tall water well") is a 2,060 km2 (800 sq mi) area along the border between Egypt and Sudan, which is uninhabited and claimed by neither country. When spoken of in association with the neighbouring Hala'ib Triangle, it is sometimes referred to as the Bir Tawil Triangle, despite the area's quadrilateral shape; the two "triangles" border at a quadripoint. Bir Tawil بير طويل Neither Egypt nor Sudan claim Bir Tawil, which is located between the two countries. Neither Egypt nor Sudan claim Bir Tawil, which is located between the two countries. Coordinates: 21°52′9″N 33°44′52″E Country None Area • Total 2,060 km2 (800 sq mi) Its terra nullius status results from a discrepancy between the straight political boundary between Egypt and Sudan established in 1899, and the irregular administrative boundary established in 1902. Egypt asserts the political boundary, and Sudan asserts the administrative boundary, with the result that the Hala'ib Triangle is claimed by both, and Bir Tawil by neither. In 2014, author Alastair Bonnett described Bir Tawil as the only place on Earth that was habitable but was not claimed by any recognised government.[1] History In 1899, when the United Kingdom held authority in the area, the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium Agreement for Sudan set the border between the territories at the 22nd parallel. However, in 1902 the UK drew a separate "administrative boundary", intended to reflect the actual use of the land by the tribes in the region. Bir Tawil was grazing land used by the Ababda tribe based near Aswan, and thus was placed under Egyptian administration from Cairo. Similarly, the Hala'ib Triangle to the northeast was placed under the British governor of Sudan, because its inhabitants were culturally closer to Khartoum. Egypt claims the original border from 1899, the 22nd parallel, which would place the Hala'ib Triangle within Egypt and the Bir Tawil area within Sudan. Sudan however claims the administrative border of 1902, which would put Hala'ib within Sudan, and Bir Tawil within Egypt. As a result, both states claim the Hala'ib Triangle and neither claims the much less valuable Bir Tawil area, which is only a tenth the size, and has no permanent settlements or access to the sea. There is no basis in international law for either Sudan or Egypt to claim both territories, and neither nation is willing to cede Hala'ib. With no third state claiming the neglected area, Bir Tawil is one of the few land areas of the world not claimed by any recognised state. Egypt arguably still administers the territory, but it is not marked as Egyptian on government maps.[2][3] Geography Bir Tawil is 2,060 km2 (795 sq mi) in size. The length of its northern and southern borders are 95 kilometres (59 mi) and 46 kilometres (29 mi) respectively; the length of its eastern and western borders are 26 kilometres (16 mi) and 49 kilometres (30 mi) respectively. In the north of the area is the mountain Jabal Tawil (جبل طويل), located at 21°57′56″N 33°48′05″E, with a height of 459 metres (1,506 ft). In the east is Jebel Hagar ez Zarqa, with a height of 662 metres (2,172 ft). In the south is the Wadi Tawil (وادي طويل), also called Khawr Abū Bard, located at 21°49′25″N 33°43′42″E. Claims Due to its status as de jure unclaimed territory, multiple individuals and organizations have attempted to claim Bir Tawil. However, none has been taken seriously by the international community, and due to the remoteness and hostile climate of the region, the vast majority of these claims have been by declarations posted online from other locations. One claimant, Jack Shenker, visited Bir Tawil in 2011 and planted a multicolored flag designed around a yellow desert fox. Schenker visited the territory while he was conducting research on Bir Tawil for an article that he was writing for The Guardian.[4] Jeremiah Heaton, an American citizen who traveled to Bir Tawil in 2014, claimed the region as a sovereign kingdom so his daughter could be its princess.[5] None of these claims, or any others, have been recognized, officially or otherwise, by any government or international organization.[4][6]
Seth Rowling (1 year ago)
4:27 it says 193th country instead of 193rd. Lol
Andrew Guttman (1 year ago)
The US recognizes Bir Tawil
Andrew Guttman (1 year ago)
I want Bir Tawil to be part of the United States
Vista (1 year ago)
Bir TaWiL
Boiaaang 3846 (1 year ago)
looks like im moving to africca
Lisa H (1 year ago)
Very nice original content
LEGO Yoda Ghost (1 year ago)
0:54 can’t say that’s an accurate map of the British empire at the turn of the 20th century
Trapcubetv (1 year ago)
my country onws this land, vryheidland
Ralph Gian Dubongco (1 year ago)
So you can do anything there, no laws and no rules
Miles Jolly (1 year ago)
So does that mean that Bir Tawil is the only known area of land that's inbetween two or more countries but neither of them want it? That must be pretty unusual particularly in Africa. I guess it's because it's just uninhabited desert.
Paula Mais (1 year ago)
Bir Tawil is Sudanese and the Hala’ib triangle is part of Egypt. Case closed.
64bitmad (1 year ago)
Sohom Pal (1 year ago)
I'm claiming this land as mine!
Hdlof Aitler (1 year ago)
so i basically could claim this and make this a real country with a lots of money?Well...“democracy“???Ok.As long as one of the laws that are very hard to change is rapes being legal
*Cory in the closet* (1 year ago)
Ummm.... it's part of Egypt so it's not unclaimed
Charlie Clumsy (1 year ago)
Sadly, someone has been editing that Wikipedia List now. Someone tried to be funny.
Sable (1 year ago)
2:32 when wendover productions is just getting a little too enthusiastic about geography...