On 13 April 2015, International Affairs expert & Master of Polical Science Vít Jedlička planted a flag in the uninhabited & otherwise unclaimed 7km2 parcel of land on the western bank of the Danube, declaring the terra nullius as the Free Republic of Liberland.
About the same size as Gibraltar, and inspired by countries like Lichtenstein & Monaco, Vít and the new republic set out on a journey to seek international recognition and new citizens for the fledgling nation-state.
Within weeks, hundreds of thousands across the globe applied for citizenship, hoping to capitalize on the economic benefits of the strategically located micro-nation.
In the few years since the founding of Liberland, a constitutional republic was formed, Jedlička was formally elected Head of State, a cabinet of Ministers was chosen, and delegates around the globe were recognized to help spread Liberland's ideals far and wide.
And in March 2019, the Liberland Merit (LLM) was established as the nation's official currency.