Three years ago, I wrote “Fictional States” as a brief post outlining ideas that I would come to expand upon greatly.
Since then, I’ve found the ideas put down in that piece becoming more and more relevant. Currently, Catalonia continues its campaign for independence from Spain, Scotland’s referendum is set for this coming November, and Ukraine’s Russian-friendly eastern portion looks like it might potentially fall off to be caught my Russia just as Crimea did some months ago. Also, a year or so ago, I took the opportunity to flesh out the ideas in the original post into a more formal document.
I see no reason to put off posting an expanded version any longer. So, I’ve tweaked things a little to work in current events, and present it to you here.