虚构主权国家

伦敦—一年前,小国格鲁吉亚试图重新控制被其合围的叛离之地南奥塞梯。俄国人很快出兵驱逐了格鲁吉亚军队。此举遭到西方的一致谴责。南奥塞梯和阿布哈兹(总人口30万)立即宣布“独立”,建立了两个虚构的主权国家,并在此期间努力发展所有官方的国家身份系统:民族英雄、光鲜的制服、国歌、国旗、边境哨所、军队、总统、议会以及最重要的走私和腐败的新机会。

到目前为止,只有俄罗斯和尼加拉瓜承认阿布哈兹和南奥塞梯的独立。俄罗斯的承认被广泛认为是其对西方在去年初承认科索沃的报复。拥有200万人口的科索沃是塞尔维亚的一个分裂省份。

格鲁吉亚以西1000英里就是摩尔多瓦(人口350万)。它位于罗马尼亚和乌克兰之间,1812年被沙俄吞并,1918年加入罗马尼亚,1940年重新被前苏联侵占,最终于1991年摆脱莫斯科的统治获得独立。它是联合国、欧洲理事会、世贸组织、欧洲安全与合作组织等多个重要国际机构的成员国。

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