The new virtual country with no borders - BBC News

  • Published on Oct 23, 2018
  • If you were to create your own country, you might think about a territory, language and passports. Simon Anholt and Madeline Hung have taken a different approach. When they launched the Good Country in September, they ditched notions of national identity and focused instead on the international interest.
    In the current climate of aggression and competition between countries and their leaders, the Good Country aspires to change the way that nations interact. Their research suggests that 10% of the world’s population could share their world view. Based on that, they aim to recruit 760 million “citizens of the world” and use the power of the masses to fix some of the world’s problems.
    Is the Good Country a game changer or just a romantic daydream?
    Video Journalist: Hannah Gelbart
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Comments • 186

  • Dzikrina Saira
    Dzikrina Saira 3 months ago

    Completely borderless utopia fantasy land.. I dont believe this..

  • David Dixon
    David Dixon 4 months ago

    Good Country? You silly silly children - you should be sent to bed with no dinner!

  • Babita Yadav
    Babita Yadav 5 months ago

  • SR sweety
    SR sweety 6 months ago


  • Ishrat Jahan
    Ishrat Jahan 6 months ago

    Good idea... plz proceed to the fullest... appreciations to those people who believe in perfect of no borders... hope the project may come true

  • nsr500
    nsr500 6 months ago

    WTF? From BBC?

  • Binyam Girma
    Binyam Girma 7 months ago

    is this what we call THE NEW WORLD ORDER?

  • b1ffdanger
    b1ffdanger 7 months ago

    What a joke. BBC pushing a scam.

  • 조영재호걸
    조영재호걸 7 months ago

    아주 파격적인 프로젝트? 아니면 사상? 우리가 서로 죽이고 가지려는 것들이 공기나 흙 물이 아닌것 처럼 경쟁을 불러 일으키는 요소를 무한으로 제공하면 그 가치는 무의미하고 곧 싸울 필요가 없으니... 언젠가 지구제국이 만들어 진다면 더욱 발전하지 않을까

  • Mike Foxtrot
    Mike Foxtrot 7 months ago +1

    Bomb it.

  • Eternal Soul
    Eternal Soul 7 months ago +1

    This project reminds my of Walt Disney's that was based in Orlando, Florida.

  • chi chi
    chi chi 7 months ago +1

    We won’t accept globalism. Give me liberty or death !!!!!!!!

  • iamdmc
    iamdmc 7 months ago

    she's beautiful... I can see how he got scammed into this

  • Ewan Hoover
    Ewan Hoover 7 months ago

    That's not a country

  • Grey Chip
    Grey Chip 7 months ago

    Is Simon one of (((those))) BBC. I noticed that he missed men's rights at the beginning, but then again white working class males don't have them do they, got to have a bad guy.

    • Grey Chip
      Grey Chip 7 months ago

      Yes me thinks Simon is one of (((those))), globalist speak folks, a bit of emotional blackmail as nationalism is taking hold of the world now and the commie elites are basically fucked.

  • John Romano
    John Romano 7 months ago

    This isnt news bs

    MANOJ TIWARI 7 months ago

    How to become its citizens

  • Rick Bishop
    Rick Bishop 7 months ago

    They did not mention any hard policy that a person may wish to support.

  • Marilor Bastille
    Marilor Bastille 7 months ago

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    CBWAVY 7 months ago

    It's not a country, it's a concept

  • Bealtaine Cottage
    Bealtaine Cottage 7 months ago +1

    It’s being promoted by the BBC. Enough said!

  • CLAUDY9111
    CLAUDY9111 7 months ago

    just join "second life!"

  • Franco Yauri
    Franco Yauri 7 months ago


  • Astoria
    Astoria 7 months ago

    Very very odd...

  • Anonymous User
    Anonymous User 7 months ago +1

    Except you look like a giant child molester

  • txag07
    txag07 7 months ago +1

    Sounds like a scam...

    KXMROCK 7 months ago

    When I Join, I can Tell My Country I Have Diplomatic Immunity Like
    Lethal Weapon Movie & Get away with it … count me in

  • Accelerationist
    Accelerationist 7 months ago

    Borders forever! Build walls everywhere now!

  • The Crusader
    The Crusader 7 months ago +2

    Down with the EU dictatorship and mass illegal immigration!

  • thargyi85
    thargyi85 7 months ago +1


  • Huckleberry Fickle-Tickle-My-Fingold

    So 10% of the worlds population want change as they described, so that means 90% DO NOT WANT CHANGE as they describe.
    Er, whatever happened to the WILL OF THE PEOPLE, or even DEMOCRACY?

  • Huckleberry Fickle-Tickle-My-Fingold

    That bloke reminds me of that supposed captured BBC journalist, used as propaganda videos for ISIS.
    Is it the same man?

  • Grand Theft Avocado
    Grand Theft Avocado 7 months ago

    I'll give my $5 a month to the NRA instead since it'll piss off more people.

  • Peles Dad
    Peles Dad 7 months ago

    this is the wrong way to chase the ideals we all hold

  • Ray Chilensky
    Ray Chilensky 7 months ago

    Sorry folks, but political power is, in the end, based on force or the threat of force. No amount of wishful thinking will change that. This 'good nation' may claim territory which will need to be defended, but if it does gain economic resources there will be some person or entity that will try to take those resources. This may make people feel good, but it's a pipe-dream at best and a scam at worst.

  • Vegar Hoem Gravråk
    Vegar Hoem Gravråk 7 months ago +1

    Of course i see now they are british and wants to rulle the Word again

  • Vegar Hoem Gravråk
    Vegar Hoem Gravråk 7 months ago

    So why....

  • Vegar Hoem Gravråk
    Vegar Hoem Gravråk 7 months ago +1

    Norway does not allow dual citizensship

  • Rasco B
    Rasco B 7 months ago +2

    So it's just a lobbying group...

  • 96BxelA
    96BxelA 7 months ago +1

    This sounds like the kind of globalist inspired strategy to ensnare the sheeple and bring about more global governance....The BBC is involved and probably George Soros, it stinks to high heaven..

  • Ron Cameron
    Ron Cameron 7 months ago

    Next the New World Order , one religion , one leader , etc . sounds like the beginning of the end but at the same time it sounds like a perfect idea .

    • Ron Cameron
      Ron Cameron 7 months ago

      Well I know that fuck face , I was trying to be amusing .

  • gappo1301
    gappo1301 7 months ago +1

    Sounds more like schizophrenia.

  • Mark apple
    Mark apple 7 months ago

    Is fornite a country?

  • 정옥순
    정옥순 7 months ago +1

    This guy looks creepy and what he's selling is absurd . Sounds like a multilevel marketing

  • Mr Dictator
    Mr Dictator 7 months ago +1

    No borders=no country

  • aQmohra
    aQmohra 7 months ago

    You have to give it to him this is a decent money extracting attempt

  • Ku Brat
    Ku Brat 7 months ago

    It's looks like some game change issue. Maybe later they will want real location. ... maybe not and all citizens of this country lay on the bed whole life with VR goggle on face.

  • Donald Trump.
    Donald Trump. 7 months ago

    That Asian girl in fine AF ! Sign me up !

  • Donald Trump.
    Donald Trump. 7 months ago

    Costa Rica has army ?

  • AWResistance
    AWResistance 7 months ago +1

    Communism repackaged.

  • AWResistance
    AWResistance 7 months ago +1

    I wonder if Soros is somewhere hiding behind this?

  • IMMentat
    IMMentat 7 months ago

    A student activist and a mid life crisis researcher get together (not in the way he wants) to sell an imaginary cure to an ill defined problem, the BBC gives them (presumably free) promotion.
    And there I was thinking that the BBC has forgotten how to comedy, they just stopped doing news reporting.
    It’s ok though , you get a badge, maybe, eventually?

  • Michael Nolte
    Michael Nolte 7 months ago

    Why does the BBC (British Bull Crap) push diversity in the west, but no one is suggesting westerners move to the Sudan, Iran, Iraq or Saudi Arabia. It would seem the BBC prefers the notion that workers in the UK pay taxes to support all the immigrants who come here with less than a six grade education and don't speak English. More parasites for the British workers to support.

  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike 7 months ago +1

    No human on this planet has the right to rule over others. It is time for real change.

  • Runze
    Runze 7 months ago

    No borders, no nation-state, no military, a unified governmental system and global market with a single currency, then a lot of world problems can be solved.

    • Albert Pike
      Albert Pike 7 months ago +1

      You forgot to tackle the debt-based monetary system which is the root of all evil.

  • Progressive Demagogue
    Progressive Demagogue 7 months ago +3

    Snowflake land, where transgender social justice warriors ride naked on the backs of wild hoggs.

    JAMES WHITELEY 7 months ago +1

    I want to live in an ethno-state. Sorry. I've seen plenty of diversity and it doesn't seem to be producing good outcomes.

  • gary j
    gary j 7 months ago +1

    Naive dangerous bullshit coming from a few Soros puppets.

  • TheCausation
    TheCausation 7 months ago +4

    Soy male is under the spell of this young Asian seductress. Logic, reason or basic historicity are nowhere to be seen.

  • Gamerz Club
    Gamerz Club 7 months ago +2

    Do not agree in why a country will want to have to care for another country. Its so stupid keep dreaming .

  • LaZoucheCustomshop
    LaZoucheCustomshop 7 months ago +4

    'FACE PALM' what a load of b-----ks! Thank goodness I stopped paying (legally) for this crap.

  • Wtornado
    Wtornado 7 months ago

    5$ tax. To arms revolt!Down with taxes ! Down with taxes!

  • David moon
    David moon 7 months ago +1

    fake NEWS

  • Sharon T
    Sharon T 7 months ago +3

    So.... it’s like playing a version of SimCity 2000.

  • Kubie Q
    Kubie Q 7 months ago +1

    Nice try CNN - not selling!

  • Kubie Q
    Kubie Q 7 months ago +2

    No borders means world globalist control. It Means your rights will be under an all powerful sovereign who can do whatever they want to you. Its ultimate goal is communism and all suffering will be done equally.

  • Komal Prakash
    Komal Prakash 7 months ago +1

    I had the exact same idea. Except it's an app where I do not collect tax and every citizen will be allotted a career at random. My idea was a fantasy game.

  • dr. berojgar
    dr. berojgar 7 months ago

    Fuck Elizabeth

  • gino lo
    gino lo 7 months ago +3


  • Sand4Gold
    Sand4Gold 7 months ago +2

    Fantasists, we have our fair share in the UK.

  • Finlay
    Finlay 7 months ago +5

    Leave the BBC with the EU

  • kauxkaux
    kauxkaux 7 months ago +2

    So easy to make perfect something that doesn’t exists...

  • Nigel Johnson
    Nigel Johnson 7 months ago +5

    This sounds like the move towards global government. It is a utopian dream that will be wide open to subversion, turning it into something much darker. Beware of idealists bearing gifts. The path to hell is paved with good intentions.

  • 權純亨
    權純亨 7 months ago +7

    sounds like a scam

  • Maan Bustamante
    Maan Bustamante 7 months ago

    more like a nation or international organization

  • vishal .p
    vishal .p 7 months ago +2

    First my passport and citizenship then $5 tax😂😂

  • Sheeple are Lame
    Sheeple are Lame 7 months ago +3

    Any good country upholds the death penalty, publicly flogs those who deserve it & holds corruption to account. Which is why this is good country idea is horsemanure!!

  • AJ P
    AJ P 7 months ago +3

    White genocide project wrapped up in a feely good 'we are all the same' cod marxist philosophy. The white guy is actually a virulent self loathing communist. At least you can understand the Asian chicks philosophy which essentially is 'oubreed whitey'. I'm assuming he's knobing her.

  • Victoria Windsor
    Victoria Windsor 7 months ago +2

    sounds like a child pedo cult

  • Lovepreet
    Lovepreet 7 months ago

    i think it should be preserve for forests and animals......rather than give space to rise more and more people✋

  • MaybDefinitely
    MaybDefinitely 7 months ago +4

    BBCs and the joos wet dream

  • grediuce
    grediuce 7 months ago

    Same i dea

  • Umar Ali
    Umar Ali 7 months ago +21

    So basically this 40 year-old virgin dude has an Asian girl fetish and realises that if he joins her cult there might be a chance she will ride his weiner.
    Men will be men.

    • •ᴥ•
      •ᴥ• 7 months ago

      lol as if asian girls don't have a huge preference for mediocre white guys.

    • Umar Ali
      Umar Ali 7 months ago

      She will be crazy in bed, all cultists are.

    • Restricted Area
      Restricted Area 7 months ago

      no hate for the men . the girl is hot

  • gurugeorge
    gurugeorge 7 months ago +4

    What a load of absolute piffle.

  • Hamish
    Hamish 7 months ago

    hmmm okay but will there be elections? will it be democratic, will the finances be transparent? cause otherwise it could just be a get rich quick scheme for these two

  • Waco TX 2200Htol
    Waco TX 2200Htol 7 months ago

    they showed Albanian flag 2:59 when it was supposed to be Kosovo flag

  • Levy Shillberg
    Levy Shillberg 7 months ago +6

    another trick of the chosenites

  • Infinite Plasma
    Infinite Plasma 7 months ago +2

    No borders because it will all be the same socialist prison.

  • Mike Flynn
    Mike Flynn 7 months ago +2

    You have to get rid of the greedy rich f///wits to have any chance of achieving a modern human society...and guess what...they don't want to give anything up...they want it all...forever.

  • 2cer3al
    2cer3al 7 months ago +1

    You actually NEED territory to be a country. All they've created is an organisation

  • Juniper lane
    Juniper lane 7 months ago +7

    How about let every country on the earth free from foreign meddling and then we might not need the cult like nonsense the Good Country. I can't belive BBC is promoting this nonsense.

  • Ramesh Dubey
    Ramesh Dubey 7 months ago

    It's only for those who believe in Utopia! Not for sceptics, losers & morons!

  • John Bishop
    John Bishop 7 months ago +1

    Always bringing you that important news

  • leonardo avelar
    leonardo avelar 7 months ago +1


  • Cherie Cheung
    Cherie Cheung 7 months ago +2

    piss off with your pathetic, desperate globalist agenda

  • Without prejudice
    Without prejudice 7 months ago +12

    The BBC love no borders because they all live in zero diversity neighbourhoods

  • Brian Cullen
    Brian Cullen 7 months ago +2

    Utopian fantasy land, at best a place to escape the realities, not change it as most it's occupants will become fat lazy computer locked lonely boys in their underwear.
    It's also got the same fundamental flaws every other society in the world has, Us.
    There won't be anything worth fighting over in the digital world - not like the drinkable water, breathable air, burnable fuels, conquerable lands, technological raceable and capitalist consumable real world.

  • d4ydr34m3r420
    d4ydr34m3r420 7 months ago +3

    So let the deep state take over the world and gain more power mostly unnoticed. Sounds a bit like color blind racism. No borders no country. Thanks BBC, how's the uninhibited mass immigration thing working out on your side of the pond? Brexit...

    FURRIANWARRIOR 7 months ago +1

    Ahh, Weishaupt, Pike et als Luciferian totalitarian NWO agenda being publicised here. . . . .

  • cary bary
    cary bary 7 months ago +12

    Borderless utopia. Migrants smiling and getting on together.
    Reality. Culture clash. Crime rise. Overcrowding. Homelessness. Financial collapse. Soros dying a happy man.