THE STORY OF BAROTSELAND KEEPS GROWING INTERNATIONALLY. BUT JUST WHERE IS BAROTSELAND TODAY?
AUTHOR: Sibeta Mundia, Barotseland Post
According to one international media observer group in the video attached below, Barotseland, located between Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Angola, is currently among 10 countries seeking international recognition.
Alltime10s, a popular YouTube channel based in London, England, with billions of total video views and well known globally for their ‘Top Ten’ lists of things, recently released a video titled “10 COUNTRIES YOU DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED” in which they list Barotseland among ten little-known Countries currently seeking international recognition.
This popular video with over 4.7 million views on the Alltime10s YouTube Channel, which boasts of over 5.4 million subscribers across the world, does not only state the geographical location of Barotseland but also outlines briefly Barotseland’s political position today.
In the video, Barotseland is listed immediately after The Republic of Lakotah and Transnistria at number eight (08) on the list of ten, with Chinland and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (The Saharan Democratic Republic) following at number seven and six respectively.
Abkhazia, Nagorno – Karabakh Republic, Balochistan, South Ossetia and The Sovereign Military Order of Malta completes the rest of the list of ten countries in the nine and half minutes video from which this nearly three minutes edited shorter video has been extracted.
On Barotseland, the narrator winds up by saying that with international recognition, Barotseland would become the youngest nation-state in the world today.
NARRATOR: “08 BAROTSELAND: Located between Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola, Barotseland is home to a unified group of diverse tribes.
“Historically, the region used to be an independent nation but was incorporated into Zambia in 1964.
“Its current claim for independence comes from the idea that it was incorporated into Zambia under false pretenses, as the 1964 treaty between the two peoples had promised autonomy to Barotseland that it did not receive. Instead, Barotseland was just treated like any other province.
“After years of rising tensions, the Barotseland National Council retaliated by declaring its independence from Zambia in March 2012. If it were to become internationally recognized, this would make Barotseland the world’s youngest nation-state.” END.
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