Alternative Economy. Promoting Good Government at the Local Level. Media: Kim Kilkenny on redevelopment funding. League of California Cities. Www.benlowrey.com. Wcwfaq - World Government of World Citizen - Welcome. / - World Government of World Citizen - Welcome. Electing to leave: A reader's guide to expatriating on November 3—By Bryant Urstadt. Untitled. Inclusion criteria: To be included in this list, a micronation must be able to demonstrate that it has been in existence for a minimum of 12 months.
Micronations whose members publicly advocate the prosecution of acts of criminality will not be listed. Website link: If the micronation is active or inactive, a link to its website is provided. If the micronation is defunct, a link is provided to the following: (i) an archived version of the micronation's website - or if that does not exist, (ii) the relevant Wikipedia article about the micronation - or if that does not exist, (iii) a report about the micronation published by a reliable print media source. Email: If the micronation lists an email address on its website, it is linked with an If the micronation has no published email address, and only allows form-based communication via its website, no email address is listed.
Primary contact: For inactive or defunct micronations, the primary contact is the founder or last known leader. Status: Micronations. Micronations (also called Micro Nations) are the smallest form of official nationhood.
Usually they are nations which hold little or no land, but have laid claim to sovereign independence and territory. Most are unrecognized by the major countries of the world. Micronation - MicroWiki. A micronation — sometimes referred to as a model country or new country project — is a political entity that intends to replace, resemble, mock, or exist on equal footing with a recognised and/or sovereign state.
Some micronations are created with serious intent, while others exist as a hobby or stunt. Etymology The term micronation, which literally means small nation, is a neologism. The first reference in English to the word micronation in a popular book appears in the 1978 edition of The People's Almanac #2, where David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace write: The term has since come to be used also retrospectively to refer to earlier unrecognised entities, some of which date to as far back as the 17th century. Definition. Micronations. What Is A Micronation?
What Is A Micronation?
A "micronation" is any number of things: ...a model country that exists solely as work of fiction. ...a small group of people who are seeking sovereignty from another governmental power. ...a collection of brave souls who are trying to establish a new country. ...a tiny sovereign jurisdiction that may have escaped the notice of other major powers. These and more are detailed on this website. Have fun exploring! Please feel free to e-mail me at my new e-mail address: Icon generated via NHacks. My thanks to all have have supplied me with information! Micronations.Net. List of micronations.
Micronations, sometimes also referred to as model countries and new country projects, are small, self-proclaimed entities that claim to be independent sovereign states but which are not acknowledged as such by any recognised sovereign state, or by any supranational organization.
They should not be confused with microstates, which are recognised independent states of a small size, nor should they be confused with unrecognised states, which may have legitimate claim to sovereign state status.:5 Motivations for the creation of micronations include theoretical experimentation, political protest, artistic expression, personal entertainment and the conduct of criminal activity.:4 Micronations can also exist in various forms, including in the physical world (on land, at sea and in outer space), online, in the minds of their creators, or some combination of these. Some micronations issue coins, flags, postage stamps, passports, medals, and other items. Notes References External links.
Paddy Roy Bates. Prince Paddy Roy Bates (29 August 1921 – 9 October 2012) was a British pirate radio broadcaster and founder of the Principality of Sealand, He was also a military man holding the rank of major. Before Sealand Formation and administration of Sealand Royal Standard of the Prince of Sealand.
Ronan O'Rahilly of another pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, along with a small group of men, tried to storm the platform that Bates claimed. Bates and company used petrol bombs and guns to thwart O'Rahilly's attempt. Bates and his son were arrested and charged in a British court with weapons charges. How to Set Up Your Own Country. Republic of Minerva. The Minerva Reefs (Tongan: Ongo Teleki), briefly de-facto independent in 1972 as the Republic of Minerva, are a group of two submerged atolls located in the Pacific Ocean south of Fiji and Tonga.
The reefs were named after the whaleship Minerva, wrecked on what became known as South Minerva after setting out from Sydney in 1829. Many other ships would follow, for example the Strathcona, which was sailing north soon after completion in Auckland in 1914. In both cases most of the crew saved themselves in whaleboats or rafts and reached the Lau Islands in Fiji. How To Setup A New Country (And Get Someone Else to Pay For It)
Researching the history and existence of micronations has always been a bit of a hobby for me.
I find the historical accidents that birthed such countries as Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, the Holy See, and San Marino to be fascinating. However these countries owe their current existence to luck over many years. For the intrepid free spirit there is a movement to establish micronations in order to obtain a higher degree of self-government than currently offered in conventional countries.
In recent years there have been many so-called small country projects that have sprung up and been found to be either a front for fraudulent activity or simply unworkable. The few exceptions to this statement are the Republic of Minerva and the Principality of Sealand. The Principality of Sealand The self described Sovereign Principality of Sealand was created from the remains of a World War II gunnery outpost positioned off of the coast of the northern United Kingdom.
Principality of Sealand. The Principality of Sealand is a micronation located in the North Sea.
Its mass consists of what was HM Fort Roughs, a former Second World War Maunsell Sea Fort, off the coast of Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. While it has been described as the world's smallest country, or the world's smallest nation, Sealand is not recognised by any established sovereign state, although Sealand's government claims it has been de facto recognised by the United Kingdom (after an English court ruled it did not have jurisdiction over Sealand as territorial water limitations were defined at the time) and Germany (see below).
History History of HM Fort Roughs Occupation and establishment Passport stamp from Sealand In 1968, British workmen entered what Bates claimed to be his territorial waters in order to service a navigational buoy near the platform. Sealand Rebel Government and the 1978 attack on Sealand Post-1990 history Sealand several months after the fire. How do you create your own country? All of the land on Earth is either claimed by a country, or shared by treaty.
You could try to pick a spot and secede from the government that owns it. You will probably forcibly incarcerated by that government's military. There are problems with setting up in international waters as well, but they are legal problems, not military problems. You would have to set it up ahead of time to have the paperwork ready to go, and have already lobbied the US and other countries to recognize your new country. That is the key.
Before that, you have to demonstrate that you have a lasting and stable population with a sustainable government and economy. External interferences are another problem. Tonga. Tonga ([ˈtoŋa]; Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean, of which 52 are inhabited by its 103,000 people. Tonga stretches over about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the west.
Tonga has never lost its sovereignty to a foreign power. In 2010 Tonga took a decisive step towards becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy, after legislative reforms paved the way for its first partial representative elections. Micronation. Micronations are distinguished from imaginary countries and from other kinds of social groups (such as eco-villages, campuses, tribes, clans, sects, and residential community associations) by expressing a formal and persistent, even if unrecognized, claim of sovereignty over some physical territory. Several micronations have issued coins, flags, postage stamps, passports, medals, and other items, which are rarely accepted outside of their own community. The earliest known micronations date from the beginning of the 19th century.
The advent of the Internet provided the means for people to create many new micronations, whose members are scattered all over the world and interact mostly by electronic means, often calling their nations Nomadic Countries. South Sudan: How do you set up a nation? 8 July 2011Last updated at 22:10 By Kathryn Westcott BBC News The Republic of South Sudan has become the world's newest nation state, formally seceding from Sudan. But what does this involve? How can you set up a new country.