Welcome to San Escobar, a dreamy nation accidentally founded by Poland

RT aired for about ten minutes before C-SPAN1 came back. Credit:

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A national currency:
BREAKING: #SanEscobar releases new banknote in honour of El Comandante pic.twitter.com/rLRMC2dWdh
— Exen   (Exen) January 12, 2017

A map of San Escobar. Everyone can find it on the map! On Thursday, the place even got some quality promotion on C-SPAN, when the regular broadcast was suddenly interrupted by Russian television’s RT, airing a segment about San Escobar. Unclear what happened. Credit:

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The new republic is also already taking stances on important diplomatic   issues:
After talks with FM #Waszczykowski the People’s Democratic Republic of #SanEscobar fully supports Poland’s candidacy to the Security Council
— San Escobar (@rpdsanescobar) January 10, 2017
That’s enough, Britain! After some meetings, he told reporters that he’d discussed the proposal with officials from nearly 20 countries —   including,   as he put it, “with countries such as Belize or San Escobar.”
Oops. These acts of our former imperial overlords will not be tolerated!https://t.co/oRSZTlhFNS
— San Escobar (@rpdsanescobar) January 11, 2017
  Think of it as “a small country located between Mexico and Guatemala with 200,000 citizens, with several main cities, including Esperal Bay, Santo Subito, and with several major exports including tomatoes and wine,” says Ewa Lalik, a technology blogger in Warsaw, Poland. Here’s what happened: Polish   Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski was in New York this week to lobby for a temporary Polish seat on the United Nations   Security Council. “Unfortunately after 22 hours in planes and several connecting flights you can make a slip of the tongue,” Waszczykowski said. It now has an invented flag:

The flag of the imaginary republic of San Escobar. — San Escobar (@rpdsanescobar) January 11, 2017
UK press calls #SanEscobar “non-existent” again. Here’s the moment Russia Today took over the C-SPAN1 feed. Thanks! He added that he was thinking of St. pic.twitter.com/mhWVgCoFxF
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 12, 2017
Turns out, San Escobar is a nonexistent   place that was inadvertently invented by Poland’s top diplomat. The   Twitterati quickly jumped on the gaffe with all sorts of jokes under the hashtag #SanEscobar. pic.twitter.com/25YkY2LZsl
— Ryszard Mikke (@rmikke) January 11, 2017
And of course a Wikipedia entry:

User-created online encyclopedia entries at Wikipedia now include the story of San Escobar. It was a diplomatic slip that the foreign minister later blamed on jet lag. https://t.co/BxJ0uHWG9U@EUCouncil @eucopresident Please throw the UK out of the EU immediately. Kitts and Nevis, a Caribbean country whose Spanish name, San Cristóbal y Nieves, may have popped into his head. The result is that, on the internet at least, San Escobar’s nationhood is shaping up very nicely. There is no country in the world called San Escobar.Player utilitiesPopout
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@rpdsanescobar Of course there is #SanEscobar! PRI.org

But in the age of “fake news” let’s just imagine for a moment a “fake country” called San Escobar.