Most people have heard the term ‘European Union’ in discussions of politics or bank bailouts but they may not have a full grasp on the vast political union. That’s because, like the continent itself, its borders and laws are confusing and grey.

It may seem simple enough that the countries of Germany, France, England, Austria, Poland, and many more are basically all in the EU and that’s that, but, of course, they didn’t want things to be so easy.

Nearly every rule has an exception and every exception has a rule.

To clear things up, popular educator CGPGrey has stepped forward to explain all the ins and outs of the European Union for all us Yanks.