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Discover the story of what happened when an Italian engineer decided to build an island off the coast of Italy..and then declare it to be an independent country.
- Giorgio Rosa - the ambitious engineer
- The law about who owns the sea
- How he built the island
- Declaring Rose Island to be an independent country
- The political situation in the 1960s
- Why people were worried when he declared independence
- The reaction of the Italian government
- Declaring The Republic of Minerva in The Pacific Ocean
- Libertarianism & declaring new nation-states
- What will the countries of the future look like?
Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rose-island