How Belgium Has Gone 621 Days Without a Government

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  • YouTube-Kanal
    YouTube-Kanal17 orë më parë

    The election was actually a regular one because the term of parliament expired.

  • Sourabh Saini
    Sourabh SainiDitë më parë

    Looks like western people never heard of multi party system 😂 These kind of things are very common in multiparty systems

  • MiNoxus
    MiNoxus3 ditë më parë

    For all our troubles with forming governments, I'm glad we keep those fascists out of any of them. I hope the end of the trump era also simmers down that movement. We already fought a war to get the nazis out, don't need a second one.

  • sean gaskin
    sean gaskin3 ditë më parë

    any far (left,right) side is bad tell me i wrong

  • Yannick Vertessen
    Yannick Vertessen3 ditë më parë

    As a proud Belgian, I'm honestly annoyed by the amount of waffle-jokes foreigners make about us. I only average at about 1 waffle a day

  • Thomas Demarteau
    Thomas Demarteau4 ditë më parë

    2:20 so true 😂😂

  • bryan bgs
    bryan bgs4 ditë më parë

    I'm belgian we live in a dictatorship since covid

  • Burner Account

    Burner Account

    2 ditë më parë

    @bryan bgs were you living under a rock about 2.5 months ago ?

  • bryan bgs

    bryan bgs

    2 ditë më parë

    @Burner Account but only elderly people and people with other sickness have to go the hospitals, a logic measurement would be to protect the weak groups not to jail an entire country that's just sick!

  • Burner Account

    Burner Account

    2 ditë më parë

    @bryan bgs the "low" mortality doesn't matter, the whole logic behind it is that when many people are infected and the hospitals are full there isn't enough attention/recources for other patients so they will get sicker and some of them will die which wouldn't happen in a normal hospital situation (also goes for Covid patients obviously, a normally mild case could turn severe and even deadly when you can't get help because everything is full)

  • bryan bgs

    bryan bgs

    2 ditë më parë

    @Burner Account I genuinely hope I feel stupid for these accusations, but I doubt we are already in this situation for almost a year, it's not logical that you shut down an entire country for a virus with such a low mortalityrate but we shall see

  • Burner Account

    Burner Account

    2 ditë më parë

    @bryan bgs lmao imagine being so dramatic about pandemic measures. You're not "oppressed" buddy get over it, a year from now you'll feel stupid for even comparing it to a dictatorship. Btw I voted for those parties as well. Guess what, 50% is still 50%, nothing undemocratic about that.

  • Cinnamon Girl
    Cinnamon Girl5 ditë më parë

    Hi, Dutchie here. We'll take you , Flemish. Come join our chaotic mess.

  • Robbe De Baere
    Robbe De Baere5 ditë më parë

    as a belgian... this shit is funny

  • turdymyturdy
    turdymyturdy5 ditë më parë

    storming the capitol... we havent tr-

  • stat Liekens
    stat Liekens6 ditë më parë

    "Intersting", the Belgian said. (im the Belgian)

  • cutestmermaid
    cutestmermaid6 ditë më parë

    Technoblade be happy

    MISTERAMD6 ditë më parë

    I'm from Belgium and corona mentioned in the video can be pronounced as co ro na :-)

  • Dave Hagen
    Dave Hagen7 ditë më parë

    Now the Netherlands has no government anymore

  • Voltaic plays games
    Voltaic plays games8 ditë më parë

    as a belgian this is hilarious

  • Drumkommandr
    Drumkommandr9 ditë më parë

    @4:35 meanwhile, in 2021

  • o0L4nc3r0o
    o0L4nc3r0o9 ditë më parë

    And believe it or not, there's a government now. Not really a fair one, but there is one. It is formed, mostly by the losing parties who had the least votes and they decided to form a coalition. The biggest (winning) parties (people's choices) have been left out. Where's the democracy? :\

  • o0L4nc3r0o


    3 ditë më parë

    @MaxG Not really though... I'm not talking about 2 of them. 7 of them got together. 7 parties with their own agenda. That's not really what the people have voted for though...

  • MaxG


    4 ditë më parë

    If all the loosing partys make a majority if fozmed togheter then thats still kinda democratic

  • Lego ID
    Lego ID9 ditë më parë

    Use our flags please....

  • Dirk Gonthier
    Dirk Gonthier10 ditë më parë

    If you take as much ministers as Belgium has and you extrapolate this number to the population of China, China would have been run by 1 million ministers. Despite (better said: thanks to) this excess supply of politicians, Belgium succeeds in captering the first place in the world in regard of Covid fatalities (per million inhabitants). Why do you have politicians? 'Cause for Belgians this is very clear.

  • HemaG
    HemaG10 ditë më parë

    Lebanon: Pathetic.

  • Dolwolfian Photography
    Dolwolfian Photography12 ditë më parë

    For info our country work better without governement 🤙

  • Robrecht Moerman
    Robrecht Moerman12 ditë më parë

    we had to pay more people without having a goverment

  • Wise Sniper
    Wise Sniper12 ditë më parë

    At least I know where to go if technoblade goes off in real life

  • Theo Higgins
    Theo Higgins12 ditë më parë

    They've got that 3/3/3 Regency Council. It's just... there.

  • ギウサ
    ギウサ13 ditë më parë

    You’ve tried everything! Voting, protesting, posting angry memes, storming the capital building..

  • Dries Vandenbrande

    Dries Vandenbrande

    9 ditë më parë

    That's not the belgian way. We just ignore the problem until it goes away by itself, going through our everyday life as if nothing is wrong. This was our second time already, so everyone is used to it. Leave the extreme stuff to the US.

  • Mi4L Faket
    Mi4L Faket13 ditë më parë

    Waffles in you ass

  • J
    J13 ditë më parë

    Technoblade vibes?

  • BrickZero
    BrickZero15 ditë më parë

    4:57 "any ways this Coors lite virus." LOL

  • Vanessa N R
    Vanessa N R16 ditë më parë

    They should make up one as they go like Italy

  • Some dude that rips planet in half
    Some dude that rips planet in half17 ditë më parë

    2:15 So... Sea and Land?

  • Anya Warrior
    Anya Warrior17 ditë më parë

    I can sum up the idea that having no government is better. Anarchism. That's the actual proper term.

  • Vidyuth Srinivasan
    Vidyuth Srinivasan18 ditë më parë

    Rename to 746 days without government

  • andrew wright
    andrew wright18 ditë më parë

    The government behind the government took over. Ask you this....did you still pay tax?? Who do you think that was to? Who do you think Handel's the money?

  • Dr_pepper
    Dr_pepper18 ditë më parë

    South Netherlands

  • Mortensen4040
    Mortensen404019 ditë më parë

    As merely a region in the globalist superstate EU why would it need a "government"? The GOVERNMENT IS THE EU.

  • MaxG


    4 ditë më parë

    Thats so stupid,the EU sadly isnt a country

  • Stephen10188
    Stephen1018820 ditë më parë

    Belgium lacks a government in the same way Washington DC does. Sure they have no vote/say themselves but that doesn't mean there isn't a government running things, the EU is based there and has been in charge for a long time. And with even the Belgium Prime mister deciding that Belgians need a Belgian government less than than they need the EU at this point they're pretty used to it, slow creeping subservience means you can wake up in pretty much any dystopian hellscape and worry instead about whether you're having waffles or pancakes for breakfast. There's still someone running things (Angela Merkel) as has been the case for the last 70 years and they seem content (Or at the very least compliant) with this set up... Even the German speaking part ;).

  • tom Ofek Shlomai
    tom Ofek Shlomai20 ditë më parë

    Isreal is kn track to beating Belgium

  • R.I
    R.I20 ditë më parë

    The Anarchist dream.

  • Bart Bocklandt
    Bart Bocklandt21 ditë më parë

    We beat our record for being without a gov each and every election .. Votes don't mean shite if the 8 minorities can band together and take it from the 4 biggest because they can't find a compromise .

  • mat_321
    mat_32121 ditë më parë

    BELGIË 🇧🇪

  • Lmaonaise
    Lmaonaise21 ditë më parë

    Tax evading Luxembourg

  • Rizky Satya
    Rizky Satya22 ditë më parë

    I guess this could create a new kind of anarchy/democracy which there are no goverment but each time a crisis came, they appointed a short-time goverment to make stuff more efficient. Just like the romans did back then.

  • Sebastian
    Sebastian22 ditë më parë

    Exuse me did you mix up a pie and Vlaanderen

  • Taiga Honest
    Taiga Honest23 ditë më parë

    I feel like Belgium will never work perfectly because they hate each other but then again just pretend like they don't

  • NicholsZiegler
    NicholsZiegler23 ditë më parë

    So Belgium was the first anarchist state? :)

  • zweetband
    zweetband24 ditë më parë

    I recognize that number

  • Abderrahman Toufali
    Abderrahman Toufali24 ditë më parë

    Wacht effe. We hebben geen overheid? Bru

  • Clayton Davis
    Clayton Davis24 ditë më parë

    Hey looks like we’re not the only ones who can be fucking idiots. Yay.

  • baylinkdashyt
    baylinkdashyt24 ditë më parë

    "1 Adam 12, see the man, 35th and Waterston, 2nd floor" Wait. I thought 1 Adam 12 *was* The Man.

  • Goatboss 122
    Goatboss 12224 ditë më parë

    Techno approved

  • Lando
    Lando25 ditë më parë

    Fun Fact: Almost everybody here is belgian.

  • Dylan Richard
    Dylan Richard26 ditë më parë

    People can govern themselves, real freedom scares people though.

  • Jakub Korba
    Jakub Korba26 ditë më parë

    HAI: tries to Segway into the sponsorship CGP Grey who was screaming about better voting systems the whole video: *MY TURN*

  • Penelope Jackson
    Penelope Jackson27 ditë më parë

    What about the company that rented the “government” the same scaffolding for 100+ years... Belgium, love them!!

  • Latte • Cat
    Latte • Cat28 ditë më parë

    Belgium, the country i only know exists cause they made my favorite cookies and french (Belgium) fries

  • Aviation Now
    Aviation Now28 ditë më parë

    Jesus, Northern Ireland has a better government judging by this

  • The Sarker
    The Sarker28 ditë më parë

    Why don't the King just seize power and call an end to all the drama?

  • Jacob Kitty
    Jacob Kitty28 ditë më parë

    The only ideology that has one party for both languages is the Communists.

  • Oliver
    Oliver29 ditë më parë

    when Belgium cant change anything.. how can they vote in EU regulations? they still need to agree or disagree on EU laws

  • Maximilian Murphy
    Maximilian MurphyMuaj më parë

    lol the media does

  • Maximilian Murphy
    Maximilian MurphyMuaj më parë


    SPESSMuaj më parë

    Technoblade would be proud-ish

  • André Costa
    André CostaMuaj më parë

    Ancap Belgium

  • Rythe Rykalan
    Rythe RykalanMuaj më parë

    Ah yes, 621. the funny number

  • Assumed Parasite
    Assumed ParasiteMuaj më parë

    Somalia went 15 years with out a government from 1991-2006

  • Gopher11
    Gopher11Muaj më parë

    just dont put the letter E before the number of days in google and search it's a bad idea not that i would know about that place that shall not be named lol

  • georges sarkis
    georges sarkisMuaj më parë

    Lebanon says hi

  • प्रबल प्रताप
    प्रबल प्रतापMuaj më parë

    I remember leading about this when I was in 10th class (India, CBSE Board). This was the first chapter in Democratic Politics.

  • Nightwing.
    Nightwing.Muaj më parë

    Couldn't you just give full power to King Philippe there problem solved.

  • jesusjozi1990
    jesusjozi1990Muaj më parë

    Hey did they ever sort that out?

  • Kay H.

    Kay H.

    Muaj më parë

    Yeah but its not democratic

  • Knuckles The Enchilada
    Knuckles The EnchiladaMuaj më parë

    As a furry, that title is very humorous

  • blckbldng
    blckbldngMuaj më parë

    governed by maffia

  • роман воротынский
    роман воротынскийMuaj më parë

    National Socialists are ultra-left and not ultra-right, like you are a communist

  • grumbo1989 !
    grumbo1989 !Muaj më parë

    Oh so its like ba sing se? so they have a puppet monarch (earth king kuei) and a weird shadow government (Dai Li)

  • S Tahboub
    S TahboubMuaj më parë

    Great tourism slogan for Luxemburg

  • Eric McConnaughey
    Eric McConnaugheyMuaj më parë

    What's the current status? Has anything changed?

  • TMG


    27 ditë më parë

    A government was formed in October.

  • Zable Blam
    Zable BlamMuaj më parë

    This is a very interesting situation. To find out more about it, you can go to and go more in depth.

  • Knuckles The Enchilada

    Knuckles The Enchilada

    Muaj më parë

    You’re evil and I love it

  • TsunamiFPS
    TsunamiFPSMuaj më parë

    American's #1 dream...

  • I'm theAlienHinding in area51&my friendin area61
    I'm theAlienHinding in area51&my friendin area61Muaj më parë

    Belgium is awesome.

  • Abed Al Hamid Abu Laban
    Abed Al Hamid Abu LabanMuaj më parë

    Here in Israel it’s almost the same thing but not with 621 days, instead we had 3 separate elections from April 2019 to March 2020 just to “potentially” end up in a 4th one I swear. Would love a video about that lol.

  • vuurkoning
    vuurkoningMuaj më parë

    No need for a whole video. Me as a Bekgian can say: We just didn't care that our government didn't exist. we just went on with our lives following the old rules . (the old government was now an emergency government to stop a "cold war belgian edition" from happening)

  • GreenBeret1903
    GreenBeret1903Muaj më parë

    Well if every country was far right the world would be a better place

  • mejhl
    mejhlMuaj më parë

    anarchists are confused whether they like belgium or not

  • Weekdays133
    Weekdays133Muaj më parë


  • Billy Atherton
    Billy AthertonMuaj më parë

    Stupid Flanders!

  • Christian Delva
    Christian DelvaMuaj më parë

    We still have not really a government the government now its is full of people who belong in the children garden

  • James Brinley
    James BrinleyMuaj më parë

    Wallonians can now make a simpsons reference with Flanders being their neighbor

  • John Brown
    John BrownMuaj më parë

    "far-right" parties in Europe are really just anything to the right of Socialists who want open borders

  • Alonso Bruni
    Alonso BruniMuaj më parë

    Why is there a country made up of 2 (3) nations which have their own country on the other side of the border?

  • Darth Lazar

    Darth Lazar

    Muaj më parë

    idk ask Bosnia

    SIROLF YTMuaj më parë

    Believe me as a Belgian, or country works better without government then with one. 😅

  • JP Labs
    JP LabsMuaj më parë

    Wouldn’t it be an easy fix if you had a single (I.E. socialist) party, with French-speaking representatives as well as Dutch-speaking ones? orjustcutbelgiuminhalf

  • Jarad Doyon
    Jarad DoyonMuaj më parë

    I think you made a mistake in the video. Not once in the history of mankind has a limited government (aka far right) party ever resulted in a government persecuting its people. Ever example I can think of (Fascism, National Socialist Workers Party, Communism, Maoism, Marxism) where all big government control ideologies. Assuming "far right" means limited to no government as is the widely accepted definition, then none of these examples fit. They were all big government control types, aka leftist governments. I know Wikipedia pretends Fascism is right, but a simple glance at their policies and it almost mirrors the policies of todays left.

  • Blue Dragon Gaming
    Blue Dragon GamingMuaj më parë

    As soon as you said special emergency powwwaaas my mind immediately cut to sith lord Jar Jar Binks

  • George Wrathall
    George WrathallMuaj më parë

    That sounds like a dream come true

  • Guerra
    GuerraMuaj më parë

    talk about brazilian parties, it will be cool

  • Knight Gabriel
    Knight Gabriel2 muaj më parë

    Also we have 1 federal government, 1 gov for Wallonie, 1 gov for Flandre, 1 for French speaker, 1 for.dutch speaker, 1 for German speaker

  • JackThatMonkey
    JackThatMonkey2 muaj më parë

    Flemish people speak flemish, not Dutch. It requires effort to understand one another

  • Michael Gardiner
    Michael Gardiner2 muaj më parë

    2010 to 2011 is 500+ days in what universe!?

  • 1412 kaito
    1412 kaito2 muaj më parë

    I think waffels have something to do with this, have tried having every person there eat a waffel at the same time ?

  • Jerry Lifsey
    Jerry Lifsey2 muaj më parë

    Belgium: 11,849 sq miles 11,492,641 citizens. Tennessee: 42,143 sq miles 6,829,174 citizens

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