October 22, 2002
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Continuing Oissubke's trip around the world, I bring you Liechtenstein: Where Democracy and Monarchy Harmonize! (More inside...)
posted by oissubke (12 comments total)

Next stop: A small weather station on an island you've never heard of...
posted by oissubke at 1:50 PM on October 22, 2002

I visited Lichtenstein in the late 80s. An absolutely beuatiful couple of hectares. Vaduz, the capital is a charming town.
posted by anathema at 2:15 PM on October 22, 2002

I'm gonna get a couple of my friends together to invade and conquer Liechtenstein.
posted by tolkhan at 2:19 PM on October 22, 2002

Are there any snipers in Liechtenstein ?
posted by zeoslap at 2:31 PM on October 22, 2002

Your search - "snipers in liechtenstein" - did not match any documents.
posted by oissubke at 2:36 PM on October 22, 2002

The Prince is the Highest State Organ.

Hello, Prince Alois! Why do immensely wealthy hereditary rulers always have to be so hot?
posted by RJ Reynolds at 2:44 PM on October 22, 2002

i'm loving this tour, oiss! so far you're picking places on my "to go to someday" list--thanks! (not much news on the Liechtenstein news pages though-but it's to be expected...)

you're mefi's very own Matt Lauer : >
posted by amberglow at 2:47 PM on October 22, 2002

I've been to Liechtenstein and I had a great time there. Yay, Liechtenstein! Yay, oissubke as well, I can't wait to find out where we're heading next! I suppose to somewhere in Africa, but I guess I just have to wait and see!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:02 PM on October 22, 2002

Along with Uzbekistan, Liechtenstein is one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world.

- CIA World Fact Book
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 3:23 PM on October 22, 2002

Just in case, like me, you were left wondering "what's a doubly landlocked country?" (watch out for the pop-ups).
posted by John Shaft at 4:21 PM on October 22, 2002

Liechtenstein is also one of the four doggedly determinedly non-EU states remaining in the EFTA free trade association (though now part of the European Economic Area, making their abstention little more than nominal).

It's also interesting how Liechtenstein managed to stay out of modern Germany or Austria, even as Napoleon, the Vienna Convention, and Bismarck managed to eliminate scores of quasi-sovereign city-states throughout central Europe.

Recent news has Liechtenstein losing its status as a tax haven for US citizens.
posted by dhartung at 7:16 PM on October 22, 2002

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