The map of the world feels fairly settled. There are a number of spots across the globe, however, that operate like countries without formal recognition. Slate staff writer Joshua Keating joins us to talk about these self-proclaimed nations, which he writes about in “Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood” (Yale University Press).
Women march in a procession to celebrate the 25th anniversary of proclaimed independence in the capital Hargeisa, Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Barkhad Dahir/AP Photo