Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to start your own country? You’ve picked out a flag, written a national anthem, even printed up money with your face on it. Follow these steps to know how to start your own country.
How To Start Your Own Country
1. Declare independence
To establish a new country, the country must first satisfy the rules of the international law that all free countries generally acknowledge and follow set forth by the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, adopted in 1933.
The Montevideo Convention requires that a country must declare its intentions, which Southern Sudan did when a January referendum let the world know that people in the region plan to secede from its northern counterpart this summer.
2. Permanent Population
This is the easiest requisite to tick off the list. As long as you choose to live in your own micronation or country, it will appease this section. Even if you are the only person choosing to live in the new state, this will still be enough to satisfy this point.
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It should be noted that the majority of micronations have either citizens or permanent populations of less than 15 persons.
3. Define Territory
This is perhaps the trickiest element to negotiate to create your own country. In order to be considered state not only do you need a permanent population, but the biggest thing is the territory for which your population will be based upon. Your country needs to have a defined border.
This makes perfect sense as to how will others know when they are entering or leaving your newly created country. Also by having a defined territory, this is an easy way to work out who is the rightful owner to any natural resources which may be abundant in your country.
4. Gain recognition
In order to be legitimate, a new country must be recognized by existing states within the international community. Each existing state bestows recognition at its own discretion, and several entities (including Taiwan, Palestine, and Kosovo) are recognized as legitimate states by some countries, but not by others.