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This guy found unclaimed land on Wikipedia and created his own country

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Circa caught up with Vít Jedlička, the founder and president of a new country called Liberland, during the FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas.

Jedlička was speaking about how he had long wanted to create an entirely Libertarian nation.

He looked at territories between Egypt and Sudan - and even in Antarctica - before coming across the perfect plot of land - a territory between Croatia and Serbia that had been unclaimed for more than 25 years.

Liberland is now approximately 2.7 square miles, more than double the size of Monaco. Its land consists of a semi-island and a smaller island beside it that serves as a Caribbean-style beach.

And while you’re relaxing on Liberland's sunny beaches and wading through its clear water, you can also crack open a delicious Liberbeer.

Liberland's national beer has won multiple competitions and has placed as Serbia's second best beer. It's now being brewed worldwide.

One of Liberland's most distinctive contributions, however, is its form of government.

We want to build a system that will respect personal freedom to its maximum, but at the same time, will [create] a safe environment where you can conduct your own business and prosper.
Vít Jedlička

Liberland’s constitution incorporates new ideas in addition to concepts from the American and Swiss constitutions.

In this new nation, businesses aren’t regulated by the government and paying taxes is completely voluntary.

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“You are free to make your own business and nobody is taking your property away just because you are successful,” Jedlička said.

Jedlička encourages everyone to help Liberland move forward by applying to be its citizens. Liberland so far has over 450 citizens, and it also has its own passports.

“We are the creators of our own reality,” Jedlička said. "A ‘state’ is just a ‘state of mind.’”

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