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.

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100 Responses

  1. Dost says:

    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

  2. Emmie uwu says:

    AYYYYY I live in Uae

  3. Tyler MG / Tyler mega games says:

    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

  4. Hyrule Ninja says:

    The only thing i heard was “country”

  5. Triggered Boi says:

    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

  6. Disasterdon says:

    ESTABLISH COUNTRY?? Ask Hitler whats he thinks about that LoL

  7. The fallout gaming Robloxian says:

    Country: house
    Capital:my room
    Language: English and sign language (American SL)

    Like to join :3

  8. Red-rose Kelly says:

    Thanks, really helpful 😊

  9. SirrUV says:

    Country: Bedroom
    Capital: Epic Gamer Chair
    Population: Likes On Comment
    Language: English
    Currency: American Dollar

  10. Lolly Lemur says:

    China: exists
    Somebody: mm nah

  11. Lenny Boi says:


    Language: All languages

    Capital: unoriginal comments

    People: Basically all the comments

    Size: 1M kilometres

    Army: Original comments



    Alliance:Raid Area 51 gang

  12. Asian in ur comments says:

    My country: plate
    Capital: pizza
    Location: east asia
    Language: chineese
    Population: infinite

  13. Ninja Master says:

    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. Dancer63555 7 says:

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

  15. Fortnite BK says:

    01:14 just so ya know that is in hungarian there

  16. Egg Cruncher says:

    Locke was an idiot

  17. Riskas Aviation says:

    Good old days before he became a sellout…

  18. Psycho Gamer says:

    Name: xXAwesomekid69Xx
    Capital: Dickfucker404

  19. Snake's Bite says:

    Tbh i actually found a loophole in the German-Polish border :3
    Now o only need to plan the economy and other stuff

  20. Ian The Bean says:

    Language:English and spanish

  21. pArK cHiMnEy says:

    Location: My basement
    Languages: English, Basementian
    Denonym: Basementi
    like to join

  22. T D says:

    United States of America: sweating because they claimed their indenpendence through guns.

  23. Amy LPS227 says:

    it whould be amazing to make your very own country but……… i dont think thats happening

  24. Ne He says:


  25. Acrylixx says:

    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.

  26. na me says:

    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

  27. Silapaht Baosongsi says:

    I crest my pun coutry

  28. Silapaht Baosongsi says:


  29. The new thot Destroyer says:

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

  30. Theoldfiend says:

    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!!!!!

  31. Explayz Roblox says:

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

  32. Jene Polvoriza says:

    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

  33. kookietae says:

    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.

  34. Just Me says:

    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

  35. Objectpoint says:

    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

  36. Mr. Small PH says:

    Thank You

    I Will Take Over The Europe

  37. Nasihin Laros says:

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

  38. YOOYAY 2249 says:

    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

  39. Abigael Capacete says:

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

  40. Abigael Capacete says:

    Like to join TuberLand

  41. Abigael Capacete says:

    Tuberland allies: France,Germany,US,Philippines and Mr.Communism/Russia

  42. Abigael Capacete says:

    Tuberland Organization: YTORG

  43. Abigael Capacete says:

    Tuberland GDP: 100000000000000000000000000000+

  44. firebarrier says:

    No land left?
    drain the ocean to make more

  45. Abigael Capacete says:

    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

  46. The one can't be lied, Vcvrpj says:

    Location: my mind
    Capatical: everywhere
    Press f to join

  47. Jaroslav Straka says:

    All here not have high IQ

  48. Sovereign says:

  49. redmercy101 xx says:

    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…..

  50. asa free says:

    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

  51. Phan Gia says:

    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

  52. Evo296 says:

    Better learn from muslims and islamic leaders how to create a country with absolute majority.

    Sorry just sarcasm.

  53. Lukigt YT says:

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

  54. The FBI says:

    As long as they don't have oil

  55. Dr. nipples says:

    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

  56. Jay Tea says:

    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

  57. Xros Heart Federation says:

    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

  58. Woosher Gacha says:

    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

  59. ABCDE 12345 says:

    Buy a island
    Start reproduction

  60. Calensk Kaschak says:

    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

  61. SpookyLatte says:

    1:14 *uses hungarian map*

  62. Jacob Stewart says:

    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?

  63. ed kirk says:

    Kirkland? The capital Stone

  64. ItzShadowOmni says:

    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.

  65. yeet 9000 says:

    I bet Kim Jong un is watching this

  66. Abhirath Narasimhan says:

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

  67. Między Morze says:

    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

  68. Simple Sunflxwers says:

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

  69. sonic 768 says:

    “In mold we trust”

  70. yt studios says:

    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

  71. TrevorSharkos says:

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

    Population:50 million

  72. Charlie Alleman says:

    I will claim Antarctica, and will wipe the people off of it. This is no joke, and will be attempted later.

  73. Kardashev stellardrone says:

    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

  74. Nejma Ramovic says:

    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*

  75. Random Mystery says:

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

  76. Roj22 fetals says:

    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

  77. Nxcely says:

    My country:
    Name: gamer land
    Language: gamer
    Capital: Minecraft
    Would you like to come?

  78. Tarif The Random Life says:

    This guy's sounds so much different and older then that Half as Interesting guy.

  79. Fortnite Pro says:

    Capital: Sangrerp City
    Currency:Pound Sterling
    Ocean:Valid (landlocked)
    Location: 68 Kennard Road

  80. lightsabermaster23389 diasters says:

    My country:long lost island
    Ocean: south. Atlantic ocean
    Flag:blue flag with small red Cross in the middle with. Border of white
    Language:Backwards and english
    Population:42 people 24% adult the rest children
    Coin:2 dollars

  81. The German Empire says:

    Don't change the "Wen" in your channel name to "Ben" lol

  82. David Mendez says:

    Every 10 year old: WaNnA jOiN mY cOuNtRy

  83. • .paige. • says:

    shut up plane boy

  84. Blak Pather says:

    Country my room
    Capitol my ps4

  85. JayTale Offical Channel says:

    Country: Oilland
    Capital: mun
    Languages: German, Russian, Engilish and Spanish

  86. Selena plays says:

    Country:my school
    Language:anything you can speak
    Capital:the school yards
    Population: every like

  87. Xul Mauxi says:

    Tajker (English: Tenzavasia)
    Borders: France, Spain, Andorra.
    Official Languages: French, Spanish, English, Taij (English: Tenzavis)
    Capital: Tanjiosva. (Tan-Ji-Os-Va)
    Currency: Tanji Cranvo.
    Population: 12mill + people who liked.

  88. John Rogers says:

    You don't have to be a part of the UN to be a country. It is a common misconception that you do.

  89. LogicianMagician says:

    YT at 12 AM: wanna make a country?

  90. Antonyjrts 10 says:

    Macedonia is Greek 🇬🇷❤️❤️

  91. Santiago Mendez Roelofs says:

    I hereby declare the Kingdom of House an official nation in former sovereign dutch territory

  92. El Mister De Negro says:

    My country:
    Name: Libertatem In Paradisum
    Capital: Paraiso
    Language: Spanish and English
    Dollar:Bitcoin and Ethereum
    'Friends': EEUU and Liberland

  93. PhoneGameplay TM says:

    Why countries around the unclaimed land 1:14 was hungarian?

  94. Charmander7 Gaming says:

    Everyone: 4:22
    Communists: wHaT aRe PoSsEsIoNs?

  95. NerdWithFriends says:

    1. Be European

  96. I don’t Know says:

    My country:
    Name: My Houses (2 houses)
    The 2 capitals: both of my rooms
    Population: 5
    Ideology: DEMOCRACY
    GDP: however much money we have
    Currency: Canadian Coins and US Dollars
    Like to join

  97. Mav says:

    Thanks, google didn’t give a clear answer.

  98. Nooby Noob says:

    My country
    Name: Republic Of Noobia
    Capital: Noobville
    Population: 2 (cri)
    Currency: noobux
    Enemy: China, N korea
    Best friends: every other countries
    President: me!
    Language: English
    Slogan: Noobs are Cools and Cool people are Noobs
    Fav food: burger
    1. No killing each other
    2. No SCHOOL
    3. Play games all day!

  99. Michelle AyalaGutierrez says:

    Mr beast: I made a country

  100. Elsa Landa says:

    County: John Bay
    Capital: Aarón Ten city
    Language: English and Spanish

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