I had never heard of Fiume, formerly an Italian city, now a Croatian city called Rijeka, which apparently ran for several years after WWI with a more-or-less legit "Anarchist" (Anarcho-Syndacilist) constitution (if such a thing isn't a self-contradiction).
Bruce Stering's latest novella "Pirate Utopia" turned me on to the existence of the historical "Free State of Fiume". I've just barely cracked the book open, although I am much looking forward to devouring it, but it seems to be an alternate history "diesel-punk" story focused on Fiume and the possibilites of anarchy and technology (albeit WWI-era tech). Background info on Fiume after WWI (but before Mussolini became the big swinging dick): https://theculturetrip.com/europe/italy/articles/gabriele-d-annunzio-and-the-free-state-of-fiume/ Great interview with Bruce Sterling on the Geeks Guide podcast about "Pirate Utopia", he talks quite a bit about Fiume: https://geeksguideshow.com/2017/01/08/ggg238-bruce-sterling/ John
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