Micronations are countries started by one or a group of people which are not seen as actual countries by the United Nations. Some of these countries are mostly on the internet or exist in a physical location but are not serious states with legitimate reason to exist. Some are taken seriously and even exist for legitimate reasons but are not recognized as independent countries for various political and diplomatic reasons. It is important to note that micronations are different from partially-recognised countries and separatist territories, which often have full autonomy over their territories.
People make micronations for lots of reasons. Some are to show they do not like their main country (for example the United Kingdom), or if they want to make money, or to use it as a place for themselves. Some want a different kind of government than their country currently has, such as a micronationalist declaring independence from USA to build a tiny communist or socialist state. Micronations create their own rules, but because they are not recognised as actual countries, they have to keep within the laws of their home country.
Here is a list of some Micronations;
|United Islamic Khizerkhelist Nation
|23 june 2023
|United Islamic Khizerkhelist Nation was founded on 23 June 2023 by Khizer Usmaan located in Pakistan
|10 May 2019
|Made by British-Australian activist Daniel Jackson along Pocket-3 of the Croatia-Serbia border dispute.
|23 April 1982
|Made by people from the city of Key West because they did not like the USA stopping them from getting stuff from other places.
|1 January 2005
|Made for a TV special about creating micronations by Danny Wallace.
|2 September 1967
|Made by Paddy Roy Bates on an old RAF fort named Roughs Tower.
|3 September 1999
|An old nation run by Kevin Baugh. It was made in 1977.
|December 26 1979
|One of oldest still existing micro nations, has it's own language.
| Archived 2010-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
|July 20 1990
|Is a micronation that has claims to states and counties.
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Some micronations play in competitions.
The biggest football organisation for micronations is known as the MFA (Micronational Football Association), founded by Joe Foxon in 2009. It has 13 micronations from 7 countries as members. It makes a competition every 4 years called the MFA World Cup for all the micronations in the world to play in. The first World Cup will be in Southern England in 2013.
Every year there is a chess competition for micronations to play in. It is played on the computer and in the first year, 3 micronations took part.
Every year there is a singing competition called the MicroVision Song Contest. Micronations make a song and put it on the internet, and then other micronations vote for the best song. The winner then makes the next one.
Other websites change
- "micronation | Law, Recognition, History, & Definition". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-05-18.