In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the story of Neutral Moresnet, a fascinatingly unique geographical and political anomaly in 19th-century Europe, famous for zinc mining, smuggling, gambling, and Esperanto.
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Image: Unknown. A street scene of Neutral Moresnet at the turn of the century. Photograph. Circa 1900. Belgian State Archives, Eupen. Via Wikimedia.