Liberland is the newest country to be formed in the world. On a patch of land no bigger than a cow pasture on the Danube river between Serbia and Croatia. To paraphrase the quoted articles, they have had over 200,000 citizenship applications and only three current residents. I have cited the respective articles to this blog and I would like to use this blog entry as more of a discussion because, frankly, I’m having a difficult time formulating an opinion.
Trying out something completely new; with all of the technological advances we have and no existing infrastructure, Liberland is an empty canvas with a world of possibility. Vit Jedlicka, The president and one of the founders of Liberland, intends to combine, what he considers, the Multilateralism of applying the best of several constitutions and establish a functioning government within the year. People from all over the world have offered their expertise to build an infrastructure and they are in the process of being recognized by Serbia and Croatia. In addition to being placed on a waterway for trade, all things considered, it sounds like this might actually get the momentum it needs to survive.
Is Liberland a game-changer? A model that others will study and build theories on for years? Or a state doomed to fail at their first hiccup? I can see arguments on both sides of the situation but this is such an unprecedented situation, I guess only time will tell.
Thank you for your time, I look forward to comments