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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:50 pm
by editor
Formation of Liberland

Free Republic of Liberland (hereinafter “Liberland”) is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river. The nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Bački Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia). On some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga”.

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.

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 to become a citizen of Liberland

Do you want to become a citizen of Liberland? Liberland is currently accepting applications for citizenship, which will be processed in due time.
Who is needed in Liberland?

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 offences
How to apply?

Please, find the citizenship application form here: Citizenship application form.

Re: Liberland

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:52 pm
by notmartha
Interesting concept, but I think, judging by the forum posts, it will be like herding statist cats. "Will there be free healthcare?" "Will there be a Liberland football team?" ...public schools, housing, ...police, .... etc. People don't know how to live without asking permission or receiving "benefits".

Also, it is rather small (less than 5 miles square or approx. 16,000 acres). Might work for an extended family unit that all share the same vision, but that's about it. To be comfortably sustainable, a population of 50-75 per square mile would be ideal, assuming the inhabitants were producers more than consumers. (see this population density chart for comparison) A total population of 1250-1875, including men, women and children, would not be a viable force against foreign enemies, imo. As soon as Liberland was established, it'd be wiped out, don't you think?

What are your thoughts?

Re: Liberland

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:04 pm
by editor
I like the Holy See's model-- 80 acres of actual sovereign ground, embassies all over the planet, along with vast land holdings. Not that they haven't had to defend it from time to time...