Start Your Own Country Day

Celebrated every year on November 22.

Start Your Own Country Day was created at the New York World’s Fair in 1939 , to honor
“those free-spirited souls who dared to hope and believe in a better world where they too could declare any land their own.” 

Duties of States and the Montevideo Convention on the Right sets down the criteria for statehood in international law in article 1:
“The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications:
(a) a permanent population;
(b) a defined territory;
(c) government;
and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”

“Patriotism is
supporting your country all the time,
and your government when it deserves it.”

— Mark Twain

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