Since his early high school days, Vit Jedlicka has been interested in classical liberalism. He became actively involved in the libertarian movement after reading Frederic Bastiat’s books.
Vit received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Economics, Prague, the Czech Republic, in 2009. His thesis was on central banking and monetary policy.
At the same time, he became the founding member of the Czech Libertarian Free Citizens Party. He started a libertarian educational NGO, Reformy.cz, whose video channels have had more than 18 million views since then.
He received his Master’s degree in political science from CEVRO Institute in 2014. His final thesis concentrated on the dangers of an ever-bigger government and its strangling influence on global free markets.
On 13th April 2015, Vit Jedlicka led several Libertarian enthusiasts to Gornja Siga. Together, they founded the Free Republic of Liberland. The first Liberlanders elected Vit to be their first President.
More than half a million individuals registered for citizenship nearly seven years after the country’s founding. Vit has proven a competent and well-loved leader, respected by his people and the international community.
Vit conducted hundreds of mainstream media interviews, including New York Times Magazine, the Daily Telegraph, and USA Today. He also appeared in dozens of TV interviews, notably for Fox Business, Bloomberg, and Euronews. Since the foundation of Liberland, he has continuously traveled and promoted Liberland as a speaker internationally on international diplomatic and business, such as St Gallen Symposium, FreedomFest, or Horasis.org.
He led a delegation to Somaliland to ensure the first recognition of Liberland. He has nominated representatives of Liberland in almost a hundred countries. His goal is to create the freest country on the planet where Swiss democracy meets the best of corporate governance. Liberland strives to be the change by setting a positive example for others and providing a modern, classically liberal solution to the current problems of statehood.