How to Create a Country

How to Create a Country

There’s no one definition to what makes
something a country. What decides if a country is a country essentially is whether or not
other countries agree that the country is indeed a country. For this reason, counts
of the number of countries in the world range from 189-196. Each country decides which other
countries they recognize. If 100 UN member states suddenly recognized your basement as
it’s own country then it generally would be accepted that your basement is it’s own
country. There are, however, a number of steps that any prospective country founder needs
to take if they want to have any shot at gaining international recognition. Make a Claim
The first thing any one needs to begin creating a country is a piece of land. One way to get
it is to steal it. Of course, this involves having enough guns to defend your territory.
This would also be problematic for when your country gets to the stage where it’s legitimacy
is reviewed by other nations, but this method has worked before. The easier method is to
claim unclaimed land. However, with the advent of satellite imaging and modern cartography
there really are no islands or large pieces of territory that are not known. Despite this,
there is a small number of places not governed or claimed by any recognized government. One
of the better known recent claims happened in an area unclaimed by both Croatia and Serbia
along the Danube river, the border between the two countries. This micronation, known
as Liberland, has not received any international recognition and has been denounced by a number
of nations, but it still affirms it’s legitimacy based off the lack of previous claim to it’s
land. Its land is actually 17 times larger than the land of the smallest recognized country,
the Vatican. Serbia did agree that Liberland did not infringe upon it’s territory, but
also dismissed the endeavor as “frivolous.” Other new nations have had more success at
international recognition. Most of these are partially recognized nations that split away
from a more recognized state with the backing of the people within the territory. An example
of this is South Ossetia, which split away from Georgia in 1990 and currently is recognized
by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Nauru. Probably the best known and most hotly contested
recently formed nation is the State of Palestine. 136 nations recognize the Palestine and in
2012 it was designated by the United Nations as a “non-member observer state.” One
other option for unclaimed land is Antartica. A large section of land known as the Marie
Byrd land has not been claimed by any recognized nation. One issue with this option is the
United Nations’s “Antartica Treaty” which states that “No new claim, or enlargement
of an existing claim, to territorial sovereignty shall be asserted while the present Treaty
is in force.” There are claims that pre-exist this treaty by seven different nations, although
the legitimacy of these claims is disputed given the treaty. In addition to the Antarctic
Treaty issue, establishing a sovereign nation in Antartica would be difficult because of
the next step in the process. Establish a permanent population
A nation is created to serve it’s people, and without people there is no nation. Antartica
has no permanent population. There are always people in Antartica, but these people do not
constitute a permanent population because they are primarily there for research or tourism
and none stay in Antartica for more than a few years. Interestingly 11 babies have been
born in Antartica, but they generally have taken the citizenship of their parents’s country.
A permanent population is one of the most basic qualifiers for statehood. A sustainable
independent nation would be near impossible in Antartica. Any settlement would have no
real economy and no way to naturally produce food. However, there are talks of Antartica
having oil and, if this is the case, a sovereign and potentially prosperous nation could be
established in the hostile environment, much like the United Arab Emirates. Similar to
the dozens of Antarctic micronation claims, Liberland struggles with a lack of permanent
population. The founder’s attempts to re-enter the territory have been blocked by both Serbia
and Croatia. At this point, it seems unlikely that a permanent population will be established
in the near future and for this reason the future of Liberland is bleak. 3) Form a Government
A well formed government is probably the most important aspect dictating the success of
your new country. There are tons of forms of government, but considering you’re forming
this country in the 21st century you’re likely to base the government on John Locke’s
principles of government. Locke’s principles essentially say that, in nature, everybody
has the right to “Life, health, Liberty, or Possessions.” You might notice a similarity
between this and another famous document. According to Locke, in a natural society,
that is without a government, these rights are not protected because there is no higher
power to do so, so in exchange for taking away a part of these rights, for example liberty
when imprisoned or property when taxed, the government acts to protect the very same rights.
Locke also states that government only works when there is a common belief in the abstract
idea or illusion of government, and therefore a government can only really exist when the
people are behind it. This is the reason that autocratic or absolutist governments rarely
work in modern society. So now keeping these principles in mind, you need a constitution.
Every single recognized country in the world either has a constitution, or some substitution
to it. This is not a complicated process, so I won’t go into too much detail, but
essentially any country must have a set of laws, principles, and entities that make up
the country and the constitution works to define and specify these. 4) Gain International Recognition
This is where all you work comes under scrutiny. Gaining international recognition is by far
the most difficult step in the country creating process. It takes potentially hundreds of
years for new countries to be fully or near fully recognized. Chances are that, unless
you have overwhelming backing from the people within your country, a good reason for the
establishment of your new nation, absolutely undisputed territory, and a well-balanced
democratic government, you won’t be recognized by any UN member states. The chances of a
new well recognized nation outside of Africa or the Balkans is unlikely. The governments
are too well-established or stable outside of these areas. The final step to gain undisputed
recognition is to be admitted to the United Nations. Any application is reviewed by the
security council—composed of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, and a rotating group
of 10 others. If 10 of the 15 vote in favor of your country, congratulations, you’ve
just joined the United Nations! By most metrics, you’re now a country. Of course, other United
Nations members still can fail to recognize you,and there are plenty of UN member states
that are not fully recognized, however that’s a topic for another time. So good luck with
your new country, thanks for watching, and see you next time.

100 thoughts on “How to Create a Country

  1. My Country alv.
    Name: Soberan Republic of Esparia
    Capital: Nadingtán
    Capita: 00,03%
    Ocean/sea: Pacific
    Borders: Colombia, Ecuador & Peru
    Territory: 563,034 km2
    Money: Esparian Peso
    Poblation: All the Likes.
    Alliance: NATO
    Continent: America
    Oil Exportation: 12,000,000 of Oil
    Language: Spanish
    oh shit here we go again

  2. Country: home
    Languages: wan
    Capital: living room
    Military general: my dog
    Number of soldiers: 1

    If you want to become a soldier just comment you don’t have to like

  3. this video will be taken down by the goverment. taken to area 51. and hidden there for the people of 3019 to try and raid it back… good luck.

  4. Country: Stan Txt (I would also say stan bts but who doesn’t?)
    Languages: English and any other language because there is google to translate
    Who’s welcome?: anyone, if we find antis we don’t need to force them but we can RESPECTIVELY say ok because it’s their opinion unless they are taking it out on the idol then it’s a big nono
    Where is the land?: idek any pieces of islands for sale on google, let’s all participate and give money

  5. Country: the republic of cat Angeles

    Capital :my bedroom
    Rules: . Don’t say bad words about cats
    No crime
    No bad things about the country

    Like to become a part of my country

  6. Country: backyard
    Language: English/French
    Capital: the pipe
    Money: paper money 100 to 1
    Alliances: nato & uk empire
    Borders that separated others: the playground, the garbage bin, my school
    Teammates: Japan, USA, Canada, UK
    Lands: 1
    Earth part: North America
    Ideology: capitalism
    Biggest city: N/A
    President: the pile of grass

  7. Country name:potato home

    Language:english,tagalog,illongo and a tiny bit of japanese and Spanish

    Place:mah home

    Country borders:mah neighbors


    Money:Philippine pesos

    Bigger than:some homes



    Allies:mah family,Indonesia,malasiya and my country Philippines

    Location:sahara desert
    Capital: sandbourg
    Join today we will finish flag after

  9. my country
    Name: Hadistan
    Currency: Hadistani rupees
    Capital: Hyderabad
    Continent: Asia
    Borders with: Pakistan
    Population: Likes on this comment + 1
    Language: Urdu
    Laws: Islamic sheria

  10. I have a country my house
    Capital: parent bedroom
    Pop: 3
    Alliances: Uk nato australia mostly
    Dollar: australia dollar
    Weapon: unknown
    Army: me of course
    Languages: my language mias language SLAV RUSSIAN english

  11. Country: House
    Capital: Bedroom
    Neighbouring countries: Bathroom
    President: Gaming
    Vice president: Nerf
    Government: Mr. Doggo
    Founder: i guess me
    Man power: ???
    The country we are going to invade: School

  12. Country:comments

    Language: All languages

    Capital: unoriginal comments

    People: Basically all the comments

    Size: 1M kilometres

    Army: Original comments



    Alliance:Raid Area 51 gang

  13. Country: Extroda
    Language: Baltin,Russian,Estonian,Latvian,Lithuanian
    Capital: Trintin
    Money type: Russian Ruble
    Has borders with: Latvia,Lithuania
    Continent: Europe,Baltics
    Allies: Latvia,Lithuania,Estonia,Russia,Nato,UN
    Strong ties but not allies with em but in UN maybe: China,South Africa

  14. My Country:Chinchilla Land
    Primary Languages:English,Chinchillan
    Other Languages:Spanish German
    Captal:Reagan (my first name)
    Like To Join

  15. Country name: Kohebia

    1: Is Kobebia Ancient or modern?

    Ancient currently.

    2: Is this country official?


    3: What’s the manpower count?

    5 people.

    4: What’s the languages?

    English, Spanish

    5: What’s the capital?


    6: When’s Independence Day?

    October the 14th

    Country alliances:

    USA, UK, Scotland, Australian


    American Dollar, Kohebian Dollar.

  16. Technically isreal isnt a country but Palestine is because Palestine was the main country then jordan wanted to take it but isreal is STILL taking they didn't sign a peace treaty So isreal isnt a country yet

  17. Country: SRO (socialist republic of omega)
    Government: socialist communist
    Alliance: nato
    Area: middle of the North Atlantic
    Development: inter reality travel

  18. I declare independence, as the couch states of my couch!!!! Only I am allowed in my country!!! All trespassers shall deal with the consequences of my dogs livking them till they bleeed!!!!!

  19. human join the game
    game name earth
    human have to learn how to make country

  20. Country: Townland
    Capital: House
    Historic place : The hill that has many grasshoppers named:Hill
    President: President
    Bigger than : Other towns
    Park: Backyard
    Its very fun here in TOWN

  21. So for the yearly projects we have at school a group of people I know created their own country. At least in theory, but they did everything – found a place on Earth, country symbols, law, etc.

  22. New country:

    *Name*: Naroźin
    *Origin of name*: Narodźiny(in polish) means birth – Because birth of a new country
    *Capital*: Naroźin
    *Languages*: Polish, German, English
    *Founded on*: whatever date i will have enough money to do that
    *Location*: Between poland and germany near swinoujśćie, (maybe landlocked
    *Population*: whoever likes this comment

    Country: Destanilo
    Official Language(s): English, Destani
    Capital: The Stack
    Size: 109,291 square miles
    Bordering Countries: China, Mongolia, North Korea, Russia
    GDP: 198.7 billion (99.35 billion US dollars)
    Money: Destani Bill (50 US cents)
    Population: exactly 210,000,000 people
    Growth: 100 people every month
    People per square km: 1,921 people
    Ocean: Pacific Ocean

  24. Country = keylda
    Language = Indonesia,English,Malay
    Capital = kenel
    Population = like for joining
    President = Ahmad neli
    Money = rupiah
    Continent = asean
    Bff = indo,arab,malaysia,phil

  25. Country name: Arabian Mari
    Country location: back yard
    Languages: Arabic and English
    Capital: garden
    Allies: Saudi Arabia,UAE,USA,Bahrain,Oman,Yemen,IRAQ,Syria,Jordan,
    Best allies:Saudi Arabia,UAE,BAHRAIN
    Weapons:smoke gun,nerf guns
    Ocean:NONE land locked by Saudi Arabia.
    Continent:Middle East,Asia
    Soldiers are comments
    Population are likes

  26. Country: TuberLand
    Languages: English and French and Russian and Filipino
    Capital: PewDiePie
    President/King: PewDiePie

  27. Tanks of Tuberland: Lycan,M34 Hellgetzchback,M38 Lightning TD,M60 Heavy Derper,Edelweiss light tank,L-34 Halkenbercht,VK 180.01 K Main battle tank and the T-39 Medium main battle tank and the russian T-151 Heavy main battle tank

  28. This is how skopia was made stoled some land from Serbia🇸🇰stoled the flag of Japan🇯🇵 the language of Bulgaria🇧🇬 in the history of Greece 🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷#FUCK SKOPIA…..

  29. Mine is the back State
    In my backyard
    We have a flag that I drew
    Language: English
    Capital: swing set
    Amy:4 people
    Currency: US dollar
    Government: monarchy
    Like to join and we have a discord

  30. This my country

    Name: Tullamp
    Population: 1893726 people
    Continent: Asia
    Border with: India
    President: Me
    Language: India, Japan
    Most nation tourist: Japan tourist
    Enemy: Brazil, China
    Capital: Tulli
    Most Zodiac in country: Taurus
    Least Zodiac in country: Sagittarius
    Weather type: Hot
    Most favorite color: Orange
    Least fav color: Pink
    The most special food call: Lamtull
    Food made of: Lamb
    Award: The best food in the world, The hottest country in Asia
    Number of Tourist: 17328 tourist
    Best friend: India, Japan, America
    This country is bigger than: England, Japan, Korea, Thailand
    This country is smaller than: Canada, Russia, India

  31. My country
    Pewanía: 200M population
    Capital: Ikaná 12M population
    Language: Spanish
    Location: Atlantic Ocean near Europe
    Size: 400km2

  32. How to make a country (lmao sorry)

    Step 1: make the country without sea

    Step 2: your counry needs to be in eastern europe

    Step 3: dont be europian

    Step 4: wait till russia inavdes your coutry

    Step 5: enjoy your life time being slav

  33. Country : My Nose
    People type : Bacteria
    Population : 147567463
    Capital: Finger
    If you expected me to let you in well no disgusting, and PS I pick my nose. WINK WINK

  34. Name: Xros Heart Federation
    Full Name: Federation of Glodelanian Socialist Xros Heart
    Capital: Xros Heart City
    Language: English, Tagalog and Ferb Latin
    Government: Socialism
    Allies: China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Cuba
    Liberation Day: July 4, 2016
    National Anthem: We are Xros Heart!
    Population: My Subscribers
    Currency: Yentai (XH¥) (1 US dollar = 5,100 Yentais)
    Religion: Otakuism
    National Heroes: PewDiePie, Ricardo Dalisay and Notch

  35. Country: Housania
    Language: English and tagalog
    President: Me
    capital: Living room
    Population: whoever says "Nex toit" inside this comment (if you press the like button, then your not a citizen)
    Laws: dont say Gaycha inside the country, dont ask for likes because its not our currency, dont look for porn and dont be a bitchy bitch or deserve to be kicked!
    Currency: Philippine pesos
    Tourist Slogan: Housania is full of everything you need!
    Size: Mah house
    Do you want to be a Citizen? Then say "Nex toit" inside this comment

  36. My Country:
    Name: The Republic of US Village
    Capital: 2nd house at the end of the road
    Languages: Korean, English
    Currency: Korean Won, American Dollar
    Border Status: OPEN
    Borders: South Korea
    Alliances: Lehemia, Backyard, Weegee land
    Population: 100-200
    Expected newcomers: The quantitiy of likes on this comment

  37. I don't think international recognition should matter for many would-be country makers. So long as no one else claims ownerships of your territory (or you are strong enough to make that not matter) and you have a stable population, you're all set right?

  38. Country: Soviet Onion
    Language: Russion(Main and i spell it wrongly on purpose)English,German,French.
    Capital: Mooscow
    Party: Communism And Fascist
    Alliance:NATO,EU,African Union
    Dollar: Onion Rings
    Ocean: Pacific Ocean and some is landlocked
    Has Borders with:France,UK,Germany,Poland,Denmark,Italy
    Continent: Antartica,Eurassia
    Year: 3045
    Best Friends: Communist Chima (spelt it on purpose) ,Soviet Union(this is not soviet onion this is soviet union)
    Population: amount of likes this has.

  39. Impossible to “create” a country without violence wether it’s unclaimed or claimed. First toutorial on how to create a country

  40. My country: Trisea

    Have: Poland, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Old East Germany, Moldova, and 50% of Ukraine

    Ideology: Social Democracy

    Indenpence: 6 May 2018

    Capital: Sopot (Polish city near Gdansk)

    Language: Polish, Russian, Belarussian, German, Lithuanian, Latvian and Finnish

    President: **** ******* (Me)

    Population: 60 milion and liked

    GDP: 145 trilion USD

  41. Country:Tahneke
    Capital:Rock City
    Languages:English Spanish Japanese
    Borders/Oceans:Spain Portugal
    Population:Every Like/Comment
    Money:U.S Dollar

  42. Country- limania
    Capital- saland
    Gdp- 13 trillion dollars
    Borders- Atlantic
    Country borders- Spain and Portugal
    Language- English and French
    Allience- nato and eu
    Bestie's- canda and USA
    Population- 290 million
    Land area- slightly larger then India
    Race- black
    Food- Italian
    Flag- red black and blue
    Number of states- 35

  43. Country:Watermelon Land
    President:Watermelon Shark(me)
    Currency:Watermelon Skin

    Population:50 million

  44. Be a millionaire ask the US China India to help build an artificial island 10x the size of Hawaii location somewhere in the Pacific ocean I'll name it Andormada

  45. My country

    Best at: Largest country in islam
    Biggest: 5,923,934km
    Language: Hindi,Arabian
    Money: Baya
    Population in capital:8,923,811
    Countries who are close: Afghanistan,China,mongolia
    Anthem: Baski Bagara
    Translation of Anthem: Our bagara

    * im bad at english pls dont hate o^o*

  46. My country
    Reserved personel:700,000
    Active personel:500,000
    President:Random Mystery
    Prime Minister:Wiseband
    Like To Join

  47. Don't forget all country must have a national flower and anthem
    Also if you create a country britain will colonize your country so waste your country

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