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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He led the micronation of Achzivland - with its population of two - for almost half a century.
Still, Liberland has representatives in 60 countries fighting for recognition for the micronation, and many of them "are well-respected individuals in their community," according to the new brochure.
(The eighth, Amal Khalaf, is from the island micronation of Bahrain.)
Ben's a Lord of Sealand, a 'micronation' island with its own flag and currency, about seven miles off the coast of Harwich, Essex.
In the early 1970s, a group of American libertarians established the Republic of Minerva on an artificial island in the South Pacific-much to the chagrin of the king of Tonga, who, legend has it, commissioned a tugboat and invaded the micronation with a few palace guards and a four-piece band.
More than 40 years after Armstrong and Aldrin touched down on its surface, and as nations ponder how to utilise its resources, FACT's Republic of the Moon exhibition promises a 'micronation' for alternative visions of lunar life.
Pusherstreet, originally named to be absolutely upfront and unambiguous about what goes on there, is the commercial heart of the Freetown of Christiania, a scruffy micronation in the Danish capital's upscale, canal-incised Christianhavn district.
Members include Tibet, Zanzibar, South Moluccas and the Chagos Islands as well as Sealand - a micronation set up on an abandoned steel platform in the North Sea.
The Pirate Bay also made headlines when it tried to buy the micronation of Sealand to establish a new headquarters outside of any country's authority.
Molossia is a micronation: a homebrewed jurisdiction that doesn't qualify for statehood by most conventional measurements, but still proudly insists on its independence.
The Scotsborn writer became King Danny I in 2005 after declaring his flat in Bow, London, a micronation named Lovely, in the hilarious show How To Start Your Own Country.