By Earnest Jones  |  11-15-2017   News
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Micronations are pieces of land that are either hypothetical or geographical and claim to be sovereign states—but they’re not. The most bare-bone definition means that all you have to do to is to create one and declare that you’ve done so.

Individuals who want to get fancy about the whole phenomenon can also design their own passport, currency, regalia, and/or other accouterments of statehood. Pestering the United Nations for recognition is optional, but by definition, micronations aren’t formally recognized by other countries or international bodies.

There are micronations that are serious attempts driven by political ideology, while others are more like practical jokes. On the record, over 400 currently active micronations now exist.

A computer programmer from Indore, India, claimed an 800-square mile tract that Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings said in a 2011 article was there for the taking if anyone was up to the challenge. Syash Dixit undertook a perilous six-hour drive and declared himself king of the Kingdom of Dixit in Bir Tawil. Dixit proclaimed that: "I declare this unclaimed land of Bir Tawil as my country from now to the eternity of time".

The Indian adventurer dodged terrorists in the barren desert to stake ownership to the strip of land that’s between Sudan and Egypt. The land has not been claimed by either of the nations. Dixit kept his Facebook page updated throughout his journey.

One of his Facebook posts said that Bir Tawil is open for foreign investments and people can apply for nationality. He has even declared Suyog Dixit as the acting Prime Minister and the Head of Military and his father as the President of KoD.

The daring Indian had some rules that he had to follow to reach the location and describing them and wrote that "We [had] three conditions; no photos of military areas, be back in a single day and no valuables". The explorers drove for six hours and planted a flag in the desert and established the "Kingdom of Dixit".

Syash named himself King Suyash I, he also decided that the capital city should be Suyashpur, and proclaimed the national animal to be a lizard, as it was the only species he saw around, the report added.

However, the nation is unlike any other place on earth. According to the Telegraph, Bir Tawil is "the only place on Earth where humans can live and survive that is not part of any state or country". The Daily Mail reported that Bir Tawil has remained as "de facto" region, which means no man's land for more than 100 years.

Source: http://famososartistas.com/2017/11/15/indian-man-declares-unclaimed-2000-sq-km-area-in-africa-his/

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Anonymous No. 11962 1510761784

Stamps, passports… dude might be able to make a buck off of it. PR is free at this point

Anonymous No. 11971 1510763381

Perfect refuge for all the refugees looking for a better place.

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