Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića
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|Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića|
Anthem: Sveti Ante platit ću ti misu, samo kaži koji naši nisu
|Location||Blidinje Nature Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Recognised national languages||Croatian|
|Marija Vukoja |
|29 June 2002|
|3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića (The Hajduk Republic of Mijat Tomić) is the self-proclaimed micronation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, spread over several hectares between the mountains of Vran and Čvrsnica, in the middle of the Blidinje Nature Park in western Herzegovina.
The founder and first ruler was motel owner Vinko Vukoja–Lastvić. The republic was founded on the day of Diva Grabovčeva (29 June) in 2002, named after famous hajduk Mijat Tomić, who had its hiding place in the nearby caves. The seat of this republic is in the motel Hajdučke vrleti, whose owner is the sole ruler of this micronation which encompasses the area inside the highest peak of Vran mountain, the chapel of sv. Ante and the Risovac-Kedžara highway. It has 73 ministries.
This republic has its consul and portparolle. Its day of statehood is on June 5. This republic has also its Constitution, flag, passport, territory and borders. One important thing – formation of political parties is strictly forbidden, as well as any dealing with politics, since it is not good for human health.
Its state flag has a white background; in the upper left corner is the red the state coat-of-arms - chessboard, and in the middle is with blue color marked the picture of Mijat Tomić.
Problems began when Vinko Vukoja wanted to solve a problem in connection with the main power supply net. As this area was on unclaimed land – three municipalities (Posušje, Tomislavgrad and Jablanica, couldn't agree for years under whose responsibility the area fell, and whenever the motel owner asked any of the municipalities to solve its problem, they rejected him, saying it is not their problem, and referred him to one of other two municipalities. Finally, he solved that with his money.
So in that alleged "no one's land" in 2002 Hajdučka Republika was proclaimed. On the day of the proclamation, SFOR was alarmed by some persons. As SFOR saw the true nature of this project, they left very same day. The republic has no separatist or hegemonic ambitions.
Thanks to this fun protest project, its motel became one of the most popular places in western Herzegovina. Every year, there is a manifestation Triba slagat i ostat živ (To lie and stay alive). This project attracted the attention of Bosnian, Croat and Serb media, as well as some media outside the Balkans.
The kubura is the currency of Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića.
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- "Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića". Hajdučke vrleti - Blidinje. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
- "Hajduci na Vranu ljude samo po očima pamte" [Hajduks from Vran Only Remember People by their Eyes] (in Serbo-Croatian). Nezavisne novine. 8 December 2007. Archived from the original on 5 July 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2007.
- "ČIJE JE BLIDINJE: Dok hajduci vladaju, tri općine se spore". Tomislavcity.com. 13 August 2007. p. Who Owns Blidinje? While Hajduks Rule, Three Municipalities Argue. Archived from the original on April 12, 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
- "Država bez kriminala, vojske i policije" [Nation Without Crime, Army or Police] (in Serbo-Croatian). Dnevni Avaz. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- Marija Vukoja profile, 24sata.info; accessed 30 November 2015.(in Croatian)
- Constitution, hajduckevrleti-blidinje.com; retrieved 30 June 2008.(in Croatian)