What new countries will we see in the next 20 years

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What new countries will we see in the next 20 years?

Poll closed Feb 21, 2021.
  1. Abkhazia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Ambazonia

    3.6%
  3. Basque Country

    3.6%
  4. Biafra

    3.6%
  5. Bougainville

    10.7%
  6. California

    3.6%
  7. Catalonia

    10.7%
  8. Chechnya

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Chuuk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Cyrenaica

    3.6%
  11. Flemish Republic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. French Polynesia

    3.6%
  13. Greenland

    10.7%
  14. Kurdistan

    14.3%
  15. New Caledonia

    3.6%
  16. New Russia

    7.1%
  17. Northern Cyprus

    10.7%
  18. Orkney and Shetland Islands

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Puerto Rico

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Quebec

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Republic of Artsakh

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Scotland

    82.1%
  23. Somaliland

    17.9%
  24. South Ossetia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. South Yemen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Tibet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Transnistria

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Veneto

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. West Papua

    3.6%
  30. Western Sahara

    28.6%
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  1. EdmundIronside

    EdmundIronside White Rabbit Object

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    In the last 20 years we had 5 new countries be recognized:
    East Timor, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo*, South Sudan.

    So which new countries will declare independence and be recognized** in the next 20 years?


    *Kosovo not universally recognized.
    **Recognized for the sake of simplicity is when over half of UN countries recognize the new country
     
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    Western Sahara

    Trump Country!
     
  3. Valka D'Ur

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    There's one not on the list, but I forgive the OP for not knowing about the nonsensical BS going on in Western Canada. There are a bunch of idiots who want Alberta and Saskatchewan (some want BC included, some don't) to separate from Canada (lots of people in BC think it's an insane idea). Those who don't want BC included are seriously stupid enough to think that if the two landlocked provinces of Canada had trouble before getting access to the Pacific for transportation of oil/gas products, it would be superduper easier if we were a completely separate country.

    No, the above is not a joke response. "Wexit" is a thing here, and they even have a political party that will go on the ballot in 2023.

    Now that Biden has canceled the pipeline these people were counting on, there's renewed fury at Justin Trudeau for not being able to just pick up the phone and change the new president's mind.

    We have a corrupt, stupid batch of idiots running things here, and to top it off, some of them wear MAGA hats and sincerely believe Alberta should be its own country.

    Called "Buffalo."

    :shake:
     
  4. amadeus

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    Hail, hail Buffalonia!
    From the gas fields
    To the ... corn fields!
    Our proud and peaceful la-a-nd!

    I’m kind of doubtful we’ll see any internationally-recognized states in the next two decades.
     
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    Scotland, Bougainville and New Caledonia. Most of those others probably won't result in the formal declaration of a recognised new country even where there's de facto separate control.
     
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    Also maybe Chuuk which I just learned about then
     
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    why isn't Taiwan in the list and yet Tibet is? I'll say Taiwan is more likely to be recognized as fully independent nation again than Tibet.
     
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    Scotland only serious response, the others (new russia and california) are the breakup of the US
     
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    New Russia, what does that even mean? The same country/geographical land, just with a new political regime?
     
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    Puerto Rico is already a country, thankyouverymuch.

    Puntland will be more universally recognized.
     
  11. GoodEnoughForMe

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    Give me Scotland and a united Ireland just to dunk on the UK
     
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    Technically, South Ossetia and Abkhazia already have the same status as Kosovo - partially recognized states.
    Probably Novorossiya, formed by breakaway provinces in Southern and Eastern Ukraine.
     
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    the game Empire Earth had a scenario to use mechs and giant robots with this New Russia . Never made that far , but ...
     
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    I'd like to see Cascadia happen.
     
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    Wheat and canola fields, more like. Canola doesn't scan, though.
     
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    The poll needs more options, e.g. None of the above and Something else.

    If some countries in Central Asia (e.g. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan) fail to control Islamic extremists along
    the Belt & Road Initiative through their countries, then they might lose control of some of their territory to Russia or China.
     
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    I guess Scotland and Novorossiya are the only realistic ones.
    From a current statehood point of view, Northern Cyprus and Artsak would make good countries, since they're already self-governing AND actually have high democracy/HDI/etc scores, but that's certainly not gonna happen.
     
  18. Kyriakos

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    North Cyprus isn't self-governed (de facto province of Turkey and third world casino republic), and not sure where you got the high democracy stat either :)
     
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  20. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos The Eternal

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    I don't care. They are certainly wrong :)
    N. Cyprus is basically a colony receiving people from Turkey since the illegal occupation started; under such conditions you couldn't have fair elections if you tried.
     

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