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Micronations are countries started by one or a group of people which is not noticed by the United Nations. These countries are mostly used in people's heads, or on the internet.
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.
Here is a list of some Micronations;
|Aerican Empire||8 May 1987||Made by Eric Lis as a boy for a bit of fun. A lot of it is in Canada.||Website|
|Empire of Adammia||13 April 2013||Made by Adam the first. Most of it is in the United Kingdom and the United States.||http://www.empireofadammia.org.uk/|
|Empire of Austenasia||20 September 2008||Made by Terry and Jonathan Austen. Most of it is in Great Britain and North America.||Website|
|Conch Republic||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.||Website|
|Kingdom of Lovely||1 January 2005||Made for a TV special by Danny Wallace.||Website|
|Principality of Sealand||2 September 1967||Made by Paddy Roy Bates on an old RAF fort named Roughs Tower.||Website|
|Republic of Molossia||3 September 1999||An old nation run by Kevin Baugh. It was made in 1977.||Website|
|Kingdom of Talossa||December 26 1979||One of oldest still existing micro nations.|||
Republic of Dolmatovka (2014).
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.