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Last updated: 14 May, 2012
 

With several important qualifications, a micronation is any entity which purports to be or has the appearance of being a sovereign state but isn't.

Micronations are typically created and maintained by one person or family. Many exist solely on the internet, or in the imagination of their creators.


Some have a more corporeal existence, making ambit claims over, or occasionally even physically occupying defined geographical locations - albeit often tiny, remote or uninhabitable ones - and producing physical artefacts such as stamps, coins, banknotes, passports, medals and flags. 
 

Micronations are generally viewed as ephemeral, eccentric and somewhat amusing by most external observers.

Micronations should not to be confused with microstates, which are small extant sovereign states such as the Andorra, Kiribati, Monaco, Nauru, San Marino and the Vatican.

Nor should they be confused with self-determination, secessionist or exile government groups, which typically have many hundreds or thousands of active supporters, and are often engaged in armed campaigns in support of their aims against the governments of one or more sovereign states.

The purpose of this website is to serve as a portal to the world of micronations, document the micronation phenomenon in as objective, accurate, comprehensive and accessible a manner as possible, and to facilitate communication between micronationalists and those interested in micronations.


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