How a metal platform in the North Sea became its own country

Nations are serious business–which is why independence movements are so powerful and why organizations like the UN put so much effort into trying to protect and define sovereignty. Groups like the UN have laid out four key criteria that nations need to meet in order to be considered a nation:

  1. A defined territory
  2. A permanent population
  3. A government
  4. A capacity to enter into relations with other states.

Here’s how this


Had a war and became its own country. Kinda.

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