by Max Barry

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by Margno. . 122 reads.




Motto: Inch' Allah


Population: 1.4 million
-Density: 15,503 per square mile

Location: Anachrodelphia, Republic
of States

Languages: Marginal English, Russian,
French, Spanish

Demonym: Marginal

Government: Rejected

Establishment: From the Democratic
Republic of States
Independence: December 25th, 1991,
by the Anachrodelphia Concession

Land Area: 90.3 square mile˛
2033.88 km˛

GDP (nominal): Disputed
GDP (nominal) per capita: Disputed

Currency: Rejected

Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone

Drives on the: Right

Thanks Ponderosa.

We are not the same.

Margno is the hypothetical state of the anarchist marginals of Anachrodelphia. It exists as a legal entity, (having been ceded territory by the Democratic Republic of States in 1991, and recognized by several other states,) but does not correspond to any actual organization. The Anachrodelphia Concession, which granted the marginals independence, left its identification of Margno intentionally vague, characterizing it as "a highly organized network of activist groups with a decentralized command structure." By this definition, the web of horizontal associations which make up marginal culture could with some legality be said to be Margno. The marginals themselves have repeatedly defended this interpretation, while several other states, most notably the Russian Empire, have argued that Margno does not exist, and the Concession is therefore illegal.
The territory of Margno consists of three out of the ten boroughs of Anachrodelphia: Valsassina, Jorden, and Cresciendra, as well as the districts of Sunshine City and Sky Island. It borders the Democratic Republic on all sides. With a population of 1.4 million and a total area of 90.3 square miles, it is both one of the smallest internationally recognized countries in the world and one of the most densely populated areas in the western hemisphere.


The Vanguard
The last years of the nineteen seventies were a time of economic disaster for the Democratic Republic. By the time of the 1979 general election, unemployment rates had reached 25%. In their desperation, the people turned to a group they had always thought too extreme, the far right Vanguard Party. The Vanguards ran on a platform of lifting the country out of debt through a massive increase in military spending and an imperialist foreign policy, coupled with a stronger police presence on the home front. Initially, the expanded military programs were limited to an existing war in the Barancas, but the Vanguard leadership's true ambition was an invasion of the massive, economically powerful nation of Louisiana. Hoping to build up the military to the point that such an invasion would be feasible, the Vanguards instituted a wildly unpopular draft.
Between 30 and 40 percent of those drafted refused to report for service, and protests broke out in major cities across the country, many of which quickly turned violent. Media coverage of clashes between protesters and the police seriously damaged the Vanguard's reputation, which led to still more protests and riots. The Vanguard was ultimately able to restore order only by bringing in the military to crush the protests. With four years left until the next general election, the Vanguards became convinced that a new strategy was needed.