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I thought it already got squashed, with the dude in charge of the project arrested for crossing the border into "his" country? Dunno, not up to date with the conundrum.

Especially now that the people who wanted to found Liberland drew attention to the area, I don't see why local states should allow that patch of land to remain terra nullius anymore. To hell with the Danube, leaving it as it is would only cause problems for them in the long term. There is no room on this Earth, a matter soon to extend to outer space, for settlements on unclaimed land, and it is not without sadness that I say this. The project has no chance. It's not even taken seriously enough for surrounding countries to bother demonstrating it has no chance. The moment it will get successful is the moment when it will be brought down with guns.

Unless and until the rethinking of the idea of national borders will become the pet ideology for the twenty-somethingth century, all such projects will fail, and I don't guarantee that they won't fail even after the fact. Out of all the ways of getting a sovereign off your back, secession of the homeland of a historical ethnic/linguistic/cultural minority, in the name of the right to self-determination, remains the best choice. Anything else would be a historical feat in organisation, coordination, and power bargaining.






He got arrested but let go the day afterwards when he explained to them that they have no legal basis for doing so.

Croatina can legally ban people from crossing the Croation border from Liberland but it can't legally ban people from entering the territory from the Danube which is an international water way. At least it can't as long as it doesn't claim that land.
Croatian border are likely written down in it's constitution so, it's not trivial to simply change them.
Furthermore changing the border to include Liberland's territory delegitimizes the Croatian claim to land east of the Danube.
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