|Enclav I - King of Enclava|
Long Live the King
- The Kingdom of Enclava is a Balkan microstate proclaimed by a group of Polish tourists last month.
- The self-styled George II, Emperor of Atlantium, another microstate outside Sydney, Australia, does not rate Liberland’s and Enclava’s chances of reaching statehood highly. “Since 1820, there have been something like 300 micronations of substance that have existed in the world, and not a single one has ever become a sovereign state,” he told Australia’s ABC news “This is the problem with libertarian micronations: they actually think that by setting up this entity, by finding ways to get around existing laws that they think nobody has ever thought of before, that they can somehow become part of the global community of nations and become a sovereign state.”
(The Guardian) - The world’s youngest micro-nation, the self-proclaimed Kingdom of Enclava, has announced it will settle on a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border after learning that its initial chosen location was on Slovenian territory.
“We cease all activities related to the establishment of the new state on a strip of land on the Croatia-Slovenia border,” Piotr Wawrzynkiewicz , one of the founders of Enclava, said in a statement sent to AFP.
Instead, the kingdom will now be located on a portion of unclaimed land along the Danube River “near the Free Republic of Liberland (on the Croatia-Serbia border)”, he added.
The saga began when Wawrzynkiewicz and his friends, Polish tourists on a trip to Slovenia, learnt from locals that there was an unclaimed 100 square-metre (1,070 square feet) strip of land near the town of Metlika, some 50km (30 miles), west of Croatia’s capital Zagreb.
The tourists decided it was the perfect place to make their dreamed-of Enclava a reality, but the Slovenian foreign ministry said last week that the patch of land was part of its territory and the so-called micronation was only a virtual idea that had created a media buzz.
Following the breakup of former Yugoslavia in 1991, seven new states emerged in the region with many border disputes that left some territories as terrae nullius, or no-man’s land.
While a Hague-based international arbitration panel is expected to rule on the Slovenia-Croatia border by the end of this year, a solution of the dispute between Croatia and Serbia is still not in sight.
The idea behind Enclava is “to create a place, where everyone, regardless of skin colour, religion or nationality, will be able to express their opinions, study for free, and earn money without worrying about taxes”, Wawrzynkiewicz told AFP earlier this month.
News of the aspiring mini-nation spread quickly online and more than 5,000 people have already applied for citizenship, he said.
In a similar vein, Czech national Vit Jedlicka last month created the Free Republic of Liberland on a small parcel by the Danube river between Croatia and Serbia.Read More . . . . (RT News.com)
|Why the Hell not?|
As long as we are starting new countries let's break up the the United States.
Personally I would rather be in an independent People's Republic of California
than be ruled over by the scumbag oligarchy in Washington D.C.
|President of self-proclaimed Liberland was 'arrested' for trying |
to cross into his own country. (Fox News)
|Long Live Liberland|
A group of Poles want to establish a new micro-nation near a similar one known as Liberland, whose flag flies on disputed territory on the Serb-Croat border. Photograph: CROPIX/SIPA/REX Shutterstock/CROPIX/SIPA/REX Shutterstock