The Future of the Triangle
In 2014, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ended the maritime conflict between Chile and Peru. In a Solomonic way, they divided the disputed sea between the two countries. However, the Court’s ruling left one point unresolved: the Terrestrial Triangle.
On the first of April no less than three micronations were founded. John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced the birth of their conceptual country Nutopia; the inhabitants of Užupis, a small neighborhood in Vilnius (Lithuania) declared independence, with a little bit of help from Frank Zappa; and in an effort to raise funds for their remote lighthouse, the Republic of Boon Island was born. Why is this date so important for micronations?
De Facto States Respond Quickly to Covid-19
Despite being effectively excluded from global health management networks and having limited resources due their forced isolation, de facto states have shown their capacity to take action to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in their territories. This piece highlights how some de facto states have responded (information as of 13th March).