Man Creates New Country In No Man’s Land – Taxes Optional

Source: Sputnik News If you thought South Sudan was the world’s youngest country, you’re behind the times. Last week, a man walked out to an unclaimed seven square kilometer parcel of land tucked along the Danube between Croatia and Serbia, ran up a flag, and proclaimed the establishment of a new country: Liberland. Now tens of thousands have signed up for citizenship.The little nationlet started out at a stunt of sorts dreamed up by its founder — now President — former Czech Vit Jedlicka. A member of the libertarian, euroskeptic Party of Free Citizens in the Czech Republic, Jedlicka sought out the little bit of land as a form of political protest. It’s an area that has been contested by both countries and has therefore remained unclaimed. Once Jedlicka floated the idea, it gained quite a lot of momentum and support, and now the country has a flag, a coat of arms, a motto (“live and let live”), a facebook page, several Twitter accounts, […] Read More

1867: Can The Double Murder?

To the Editor of “The Sun.” Sir,– One morning in 1867 Eastern Europe was startled by news of the most horrifying description. Michael Obrenovitch, reigning Prince of Serbia, his aunt, the Princess Catherine, or Katinka, and her daughter had been murdered in broad daylight, near Belgrade, in their own garden, assassin or assassins remaining unknown. The Prince had received several bullet-shots and stabs, and his body was actually butchered; the Princess was killed on the spot, her head smashed, and her young daughter, though still alive, was not expected to survive. The circumstances are too recent to have been forgotten, but in that part of the world, at the time, the case created a delirium of excitement. In the Austrian dominions and in those under the doubtful protectorate of Turkey, from Bucharest down to Trieste, no high family felt secure. In those half-Oriental countries every Montecchi has its Capuletti, […] Read More