Roll your own Country

The Free State Project, is a plan to usurp federal power by overloading an American state (location to be decided) with likemided people and voting down unwanted laws. I’m thinking bigger for the novel and having a bunch of rich geeks move to a country (India, or somewhere in Africa) and becoming a state within a state through employment and, dare I say it, liberal profit sharing. The US government, suffering a revenue crash and various other problems, tries to engineer a reason to send troops to the region to ‘protect’ its wayward citizens (in return for a slice of the cash, natch).