Liberland lies between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river, the official web site says.
The new nation appears to be established on Libertarian principles:
The motto of Liberland is “To live and let live” because Liberland prides itself on personal and economic freedom of its people, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, which significantly limits the power of politicians so they could not interfere too much in the freedoms of the Liberland nation.How does one become a citizen?
Liberland currently needs people who: have respect for other people and respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion have respect for private ownership which is untouchable do not have communist, nazi or other extremist past were not punished for past criminal offences160,000 people have applied.
Liberland came into existence due to a border dispute between Croatia and Serbia. This area along the west bank of the Danube river is not claimed by Croatia, Serbia or any other country. It was therefore terra nullius, a no man’s land, until Vít Jedlička seized the opportunity and on 13 April 2015 formed a new state in this territory – Liberland. The boundary was defined so as not to interfere with the territory of Croatia or Serbia. Its total area of approximately 7 km² is now the third smallest sovereign state, after the Vatican and Monaco. For more information regarding the border dispute between Croatia and Serbia see an article on Wikipedia.Please report typos...
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