The Creation of a New Nation
Welcome to the Free Republic of Liberland. Wait you’ve never heard of this country? “Well, that’s a pretty normal response”, says Joey Langenbrunner, Deputy Head of Mission to the United States.
Liberland is new. The micronation, like Somaliland, will have existed for 5 years on April 13th, 2020. The delegation is planning a big celebration. They are launching they’re own blockchain for governance and a cryptocurrency called Merits. Although, they are starting to get recognition internationally, they are still not recognized by the UN.
This micronation lies along the Danube river, between Serbia and Croatia. The land lay unclaimed after the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991. The Danube is an international waterway and lends to many interesting trade and commerce opportunities.
Liberland is will act as a testing ground for new models of governance. Additionally, they are planning an e-residency program like Estonia. After the launch of their blockchain in April 2020 they will start issuing citizenships too. As a result, these announcements caused them to receive over 600,000 applications for citizenship.
We’ve had over 600K applications for citizenship.
There are still many issues to sort out, but Joey is confident the last 5 years of work Liberlanders have put in will pay off. His path to become a citizen is one of perseverance and dedication. All things have led him up to this point.
Joey is very passionate about the goals of Liberland and it will be interesting to watch this nation grow. We encourage you to support Liberland. Why, you ask? Experimentation is needed in governance and what better way to accomplish this than by letting a real sovereign and peaceful nation attempt it.
Nevertheless, numerous lessons are to be learned.
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Further Reading and Resources
Joseph Langenbrunner, Deputy Head of Mission to USA, Free Republic of Liberland – LinkedIn – Email – Twitter