Hypothetically Declaring Independence


As this explains, Somaliland declared independence but isn't recognised by the UN. Theoretically, if I were to reclaim some land in international waters, declare independence and myself as head of state, would the UN recognise me as a goverment?

What would criteria would I have to meet before I qualified as a state? Would I even have to be recognised by the UN to form a country?


Posted 2020-07-12T07:23:03.617

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Question was closed 2020-07-12T08:09:28.403

If it quacks like a country, it's a country. – user253751 – 2020-07-14T09:00:41.277

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