micronation

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micronation

(ˈmaɪkrəuˌneɪʃən)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an entity, typically existing only on the internet or within the private property of its members, that lays claim to sovereign status as an independent nation, but which is unrecognized by real nations
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May (ed) Micronationalist Movements in Papua New Guinea.
Today, French micronationalist demands, from Corsica to the Basque country, ranging from separate languages to territorial secession evoke this history.
Yasar Buyukanit argued, "Both advocating a single culture in the name of world citizenship and universal culture, and trying to erode national identity through micronationalist movements which are supported by the separation of primary and subidentities, are feeding the crisis of confidence in the international arena.
Havel's politicizing of linguistic competence in his Central and Eastern European context invokes the marginalized and colonial history of many peoples and nations in that region, as well as the threat of micronationalist fragmentation there in the future (the future of 1983 has become the tragic present ten years later).
Perceptions of socio-economic inequality and longstanding grievances concerning the perceived imposition of foreign hegemony on kastom law and other aspects of local sovereignty coalesced in the area and island-wide micronationalist (5) movements that emerged after the War, first on Malaita and then on Guadalcanal and in the West.
It is important to note that other micronationalist movements that emerged after the War also invoked kastom, to varying extents, as a challenge to colonial law and hegemony.
The micronationalist movements that emerged after the War, with the notable exception of the Western Breakaway Movement, invoked, to varying degrees, kastom and kastom law as symbols of resistance and identity.
The first movement to be considered, known as the Pomio Kivung, exhibits features of centralization, hierarchy, uniformity, longevity, and micronationalist sentiment which exemplify the progressivist model.
Sealand's success story inspired other micronationalists the world over.
The best micronationalists know there's some fun to be had.
There's still hope that technology will further the frontier, however, as new micronations are forming online or as budding micronationalists claim territory in Antarctica or, more recently, outer space.
Norton managed to live as an emperor through the exercise of sheer personality and is thus an inspiration to modern micronationalists.