Official Languages: English, Croatian, Serbian
Demonym(s): Verdisian, Verdish
Government: Republic with elements of Direct Democracy
Established: 30th May 2019
Timezone: Central European Time (CET)
Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
ISO 3166 CODE: VRD
Verdis, officially the Free Republic of Verdis is a sovereign-state claiming an uninhabited parcel of disputed land locally named as pocket 3 of the Croatia-Serbia border dispute on the western bank of the Danube, close to 'Liberland', between Croatia and Serbia. It plans to be a largely environmentally conscious and humanitarian state in Europe. The Free Republic of Verdis is constantly aiming for international recognition and a permanent inhabitance on it's land claim. With Verdis being the first entity to lay claim to it's land-claim, it makes the land-claim legally belong to Verdis even after the Croatian-Serbian border dispute ends. This is due to international law.
The Government structure of the Free Republic of Verdis is quite simple. The nation is known as a Direct Democracy under a republic. More can be read at government.
As the country is still developing, there are currently no inhabitants due to the Croatian-Serbian border dispute as Verdis hasn't yet reached the required amount of funding and resources to inhabit the claim. There are around 1,040 Citizen's at this moment of time although no one currently inhabits Verdis. The Verdisian Government plans to build infrastructure on the claim once enough funding has been obtained. Although the Government of Verdis continuously has representatives visit the claim and permanent inhabitance is possible, the Government of Verdis is holding off until enough funding and planning has been made to give inhabitants the best experience, while also being environmentally conscious. Thousands of applications for citizenship have been submitted over time.
The Free Republic of Verdis is located on a boorder dispute localled named as Pocket-3 of the Croatia-Serbia border dispute. The pocket is unclaimed by both Croatia and Serbia making Verdis the oldest active claimant to the land, making it rightful to Verdis under international law. The size of the territory overall reached around 0.498km2 with the land being 0.250km2 and the Danube waters being 0.248km2. Although the land is small, it has shown to have just enough space to establish the nation. The country will be able to fit all its essential needs such as power, water, sewage, etc. On the territory, Verdis plans to only fit 15,000 residents which are projected to live in high-rise apartments to prevent cramming. These apartments will be built as environmentally conscious and spacious as possible without too much land being taken up. The city-state is continuously working on infrastructural plans showing that the land size is just applicable for the self-sustainability and growth of the republic.
The border meets Croatia via land and it meets Serbia halfway through the Danube river as shown on the gray area on the river on the images on this page. Verdis' border on the river ends halfway through the Danube between Croatia and Verdis.
Verdis is on pocket 3 of the Serbian-Croatian Border Dispute. Serbia nor Croatia claim the land claim that is claimed by Verdis.
The Free Republic of Verdis plans to inhabit the land claim as soon as possible to keep the land claim strongly under Verdisian control, but there are multiple plans that they are working on that will be essential for something like this to happen. Although the Verdisian Government has countless plans to establish a permanent eco-friendly settlement on the land claim, only few are shown on this page as an example.
The Government of Verdis has shown increased interest in establishing hydroelectric whirlpools. Although these HW's are small, a single one can power up to 60 homes. They are small, cheap, easy to manage and are harmless to the environment. This is the most positive plan for Verdisian electricity. As it will take time for Verdis to establish its self-sustained electricity, the government plans to rely on neighboring sovereign-states by paying for essentials until further established.