Ever wondered what it'd be like to live in a "libertarian paradise?" That's what one man is trying to create in a unwanted, 2.7-square-mile tract of land on a distributed border between Croatia and Serbia.
According to the UK Independent, Czech Vit Jedlicka already has 400,000 future citizens ready to storm across the protected Croatian border and settle his new country, the Free Republic of Liberland. He's already got a number of business people, bankers, and young conservatives interested in developing the proposed tax haven into a fully functioning city nation.
What's drawing people to Liberland's promise? Very little government regulation, voluntary taxes, legal marijuana, lax gun laws, and no speed limits.
The only role of Liberland's government is to protect its citizens, operate a judicial system, and maintain diplomatic relations with other countries. Having witnessed the effects of state-run healthcare, Jedlicka wants nothing to do with it for Liberland. He's also not interested in establishing government social programs. He believes helping poor people is the role of churches and charities.
Jedlicka is hoping Croatia lets Liberland be settled without resistance, and whether or not his dream of a new country is fulfilled, the idea will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of many looking for a land of freedom amidst a sea of Socialism.