Located between Croatia and Serbia, will Liberland be recognized as a ‘country’?

A man fixing the Liberland flag onto a wall in a private compound in Backi Monostor, Serbia, on May 1, 2015. (AP)

“Free Republic of Liberland is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river.”

That is how its official page on the web describes the Liberland, a three-square-mile patch of land that is the product of a border dispute.

According to this webpage, the nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Bački Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia) and on some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga”.

Vit Jedlicka (C) poses with the Liberland flag and future citizenships in the village of Backi Monostor, Serbia, on May 1, 2015. (Reuters)

Vit Jedlicka (C) poses with the Liberland flag and future citizenships in the village of Backi Monostor, Serbia, on May 1, 2015. (Reuters)

Formed on 13 April 2015, this year’s anniversary will be the country’s first ever celebration on its home soil.

Citizen of Liberland

So here is how you can become a citizen of Liberland, which reports say, has been created by Czech politician Vit Jedlicka. Liberland is currently accepting applications for citizenship and received 480,000 citizenship applications in 2017 alone.

Apparently, Liberland is looking for people who “have respect for other people and respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion and have respect for private ownership which is untouchable were not punished for past criminal offences”.

The ‘country’ is finishing the draft of its constitution and is yet to be recognized by other world governments. Their twitter handle @Liberland_org has 8,933 followers.

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