Mini Countries Abroad: How Embassies Work

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  • Published: 15 May 2019
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    References:
    [1] 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] un.int/tuvalu/tuvalu/embassies
    [4] usunrome.usmission.gov/mission/mission-usun/ambassador/
    [5] web.archive.org/web/20080726181824/sweden.gov.se/sb/d/3428/a/24515; eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/representations-and-travel-advice/dpr-korea/dpr-korea-representation-in-ch.html; web.archive.org/web/20111027103411/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] state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/diplomacy101/places/170537.htm
    [8] theguardian.com/world/2018/may/15/julian-assange-ecuador-london-embassy-how-he-became-unwelcome-guest
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Comments • 2 079

  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions   6 months back

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    • srijan sahni
      srijan sahni  1 months back

      Actually, Tuvalu does have a mission in India.

    • Cactus 'N Gaming
      Cactus 'N Gaming  2 months back

      Never knew Palau existed in Brunei

    • Penny The Pineapple
      Penny The Pineapple  3 months back

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

    • Lucrecia Mantilla
      Lucrecia Mantilla  4 months back

      Why is palau in the south china sea

    • Michael Mantion
      Michael Mantion  4 months back

      music ruined the the video can you uplaod a version with out music?

  • Alex Finnigan
    Alex Finnigan  3 days back

    Yvonne Fletcher went to my school, and we have a memorial of her there.

    • Nodnarb
      Nodnarb  5 days back

      WP: Audible
      My brain: Inaudible

      • Nodnarb
        Nodnarb  5 days back

        An r/sbubby joke.

    • Satadal Ghosh
      Satadal Ghosh  1 weeks back

      Not only this, Embassies are base of Intelligence agency of that country + they have many sophisticated devices, antennas and basically everything you need to spy on the country the embassy in

      • Fernando Dember Laguna
        Fernando Dember Laguna  2 days back

        Could be an intelligence agency** not all countries even assign resources to spy.

    • Kayitare Eddy
      Kayitare Eddy  1 weeks back

      So You mean inside the embassy is a good place to smoke your blunt peacefully ?

      • Riff
        Riff  1 weeks back

        13:08  If you want to work in the Foreign Service... put down the book and get yourself a Congressman or a political campaign donor as a relative.

        • Crowned Lemur
          Crowned Lemur  1 weeks back

          1:39 that’s not Palau 🇵🇼

          • Klajdi Priska
            Klajdi Priska  2 weeks back

            06:38 Albanian Embassy 🇦🇱

            • Real AdolfHitler
              Real AdolfHitler  2 weeks back

              Diplomats can run people over without prosecution

              • Victory Morningstar
                Victory Morningstar  2 weeks back

                1:39 That's not Palau on the map at all.

                • Abdul Hadi Malik
                  Abdul Hadi Malik  2 weeks back

                  these fukin embassy workers are enjoying more in pakistan than we pakistanis , stop doing propaganda , #lantion

                  • Ryan Brunker
                    Ryan Brunker  2 weeks back

                    if I was Jillian. I’d taunt the absolute shit of them.

                    • NAGIUXS
                      NAGIUXS  3 weeks back

                      War is big business

                      • Merin Glenn
                        Merin Glenn  3 weeks back

                        How do embassies differ from consulates?

                        • DashCamEyes
                          DashCamEyes  3 weeks back

                          Still can beat the human.

                          • itsme olaff
                            itsme olaff  3 weeks back

                            Who's here cause of cod mw

                            • tazo Kakabadze
                              tazo Kakabadze  3 weeks back

                              I started readin Blink about 2 weeks ago,but now I am reading it for the second time,writing down the most important aspects and trying to implement them in my daily life.

                              • 28 StAB woUnDS???
                                28 StAB woUnDS???  4 weeks back

                                3:19 I've heard this bullshit a billion times before just in other words or subjects
                                Ex:A home is not the house it's the people blah blah blah

                                • Darth Star Killer
                                  Darth Star Killer  4 weeks back

                                  Shoutout to the super sketchy “diplomat” who’s wife hit and killed a motorcyclist in Britain then proceeded to flee the country as not to face justice

                                  • Decent
                                    Decent  4 weeks back

                                    The American embassy in New Delhi is designed like a prison, same as the pakistani embassy. The british embassy nearby is a beautiful site to see. Also the Russian embassy, a little far, is designed in soviet era housing pattern, but this one just extravagant

                                    • xd silvernickel
                                      xd silvernickel  4 weeks back

                                      4:09 what? stop reading wikipedia and get real evidence for the hanging and the order from gaddafi

                                      • Random Person
                                        Random Person  4 weeks back

                                        bulgaria really warrants a hardship bonus?

                                        • rmbt
                                          rmbt  4 weeks back

                                          You forgot spies!

                                          • sabiq rusydi
                                            sabiq rusydi  1 months back

                                            For real tho, why blink is listed...

                                            • Matthew MacQuarrie
                                              Matthew MacQuarrie  1 months back

                                              10:16 Unit dudes just chilling in the back.

                                              • EVYCxMD
                                                EVYCxMD  1 months back

                                                I had to skip back multiple times to grasp certain concepts.... this was an exceptional vid!!! Thank you! One question though what’s the hardship for working in Jamaica🇯🇲🙈?!

                                                • Sean Bernard Tan
                                                  Sean Bernard Tan  1 months back

                                                  You got the location of Palau wrong for this one

                                                  • Debanjan Lahiri
                                                    Debanjan Lahiri  1 months back

                                                    there is North Korean embassy in New Delhi

                                                    • Peter Nwachukwu
                                                      Peter Nwachukwu  1 months back

                                                      Hi Tex. miss u

                                                      • Notes For Space Cadets
                                                        Notes For Space Cadets  1 months back

                                                        I want to see a "How Wendover Productions Works" video.

                                                        • Igor Bednarski
                                                          Igor Bednarski  1 months back

                                                          You forgot that embassies are also there to help the citizens of a country living abroad - e.g. if you get robbed while on vacation and lose your passport/visa, you would go to the embassy of your country to get help getting back home.

                                                          • Roos
                                                            Roos  1 months back

                                                            6:29 Go Dawgs!

                                                            • JamesTavRule
                                                              JamesTavRule  1 months back

                                                              1:39 Yeah that's not where fucking Palau is located. That circle is just empty sea north of Brunei.
                                                              Palau is in the Pacific Ocean. It's a Micronesian country.

                                                              • Amerco
                                                                Amerco  1 months back

                                                                Diplomat applies no rules. He can do whatever he wants. Perfect Job

                                                                • Randomly Entertaining
                                                                  Randomly Entertaining  1 months back

                                                                  Ecuador didn't think he overstayed his welcome, the British twisted their arm and forced them to let them inside. Julian's arrest was illegal and shouldn't have happened. I don't know if it was possible to get a car into their embassy but they should've done it and had it labelled a diplomatic bag so the British couldn't search it and used it to get him out of there. Yes, diplomatic bags work like that.

                                                                  • Dee Mood
                                                                    Dee Mood  1 months back

                                                                    Palau ain't there

                                                                    • Sheriff 001
                                                                      Sheriff 001  1 months back

                                                                      Incidentally, the Italian Embassy to the Holy See (the Vatican) isn't in the Vatican. Like all embassies to the Holy See, it is in Italy.

                                                                      • Julius Kolb
                                                                        Julius Kolb  1 months back

                                                                        The American consulate in my city is the ugliest thing I've seen in my life. What did they think when they built it? "That's not our city, so we can place a cement cube here"

                                                                        • ForOne814
                                                                          ForOne814  1 months back

                                                                          American embassies are often designed as fortresses, just in case they'll have to protect them with force.

                                                                        • Julius Kolb
                                                                          Julius Kolb  1 months back

                                                                          @SonicSP yeah I know. I suppose the consulate was built in the cold war when the US occupied Bavaria

                                                                        • SonicSP
                                                                          SonicSP  1 months back

                                                                          Its their sovereign land so they can.

                                                                      • frep you
                                                                        frep you  1 months back

                                                                        how many of these embassy's have nukes under them ^_-

                                                                        • Jay Rex Solis
                                                                          Jay Rex Solis  1 months back

                                                                          1:38 Palau is not next to Malaysia. It is situated in the Pacific Ocean.

                                                                          • Sneakyfox
                                                                            Sneakyfox  1 months back

                                                                            1:21 that nigga thick

                                                                            • Sunny Boy Smiles
                                                                              Sunny Boy Smiles  1 months back

                                                                              Qadafi was an idiot

                                                                              • TJ Knight Researcher
                                                                                TJ Knight Researcher  1 months back

                                                                                @ 1:42 sorry you miss the map of palau its located in the eastern part of Philippines not in west philippine sea

                                                                                • Evil GOD Joe
                                                                                  Evil GOD Joe  1 months back

                                                                                  I have heard about a story in Pakistan, a US diplomat shot and killed normal people in Pakistan, even car crash upon 2 people....

                                                                                  Yet the police didn't even do anything. They just ignored the crime.

                                                                                  I was shocked to hear that. It would be great to become diplomat.... Sadly Noone of my family is in politics.. So I could never be so.... Even if I was expert in that.

                                                                                  • Haweater
                                                                                    Haweater  1 months back

                                                                                    USA has a very friendly relationship with my country; Canada. Yet the American Embassy building in Ottawa was designed with a massive 'gun turret' - like structure at the top.

                                                                                    • ChoppersBBQ
                                                                                      ChoppersBBQ  1 months back

                                                                                      When i hear "embassy" i really hear "clandestine spy operator stuff". If they are not at a posh do they are explaining why a "person of interest" in the host country was last seen wiping their arse in your embassy.

                                                                                      • DJ
                                                                                        DJ  1 months back

                                                                                        Ngl I would live in the Iraq embassy.

                                                                                        • DJ
                                                                                          DJ  1 months back

                                                                                          Let’s say the British entered that embassy with armed soldiers. Would that be considered the UK invading Liberia?

                                                                                          • SonicSP
                                                                                            SonicSP  1 months back

                                                                                            Actually yeah.