Micronation

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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 UK), or if they want to make money, or to use it as a place for themselves.

List[change | edit source]

Here is a list of some Micronations;

Name Made on A bit about it Website
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
Communist Republic of Dallingrad 27 March 2010 Made by Ewan Whitmore because he liked the Soviet Union. Does not have one
The Kingdom of Dranoria 11 February 2011 Made my Edward Lance because of the flaws of normal society, from the individual strengths of ancient society No 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
Democratic Environmental Society of Senya 27 March 2010 Made by Barnaby Hands because he did not like the UK. Website
Kingdom of Lovely 1 January 2005 Made for a TV special by Danny Wallace. Website
Parliamentary Republic of Dorzhabad 15 January 2010 Was made to show people that you can start great things on your own. Website
People's Independent Democratic Republic of Procrastination (PIDROP) End of 2012 Made by a group of 7th graders in Lexington, Massachusetts to prove that running a democracy is not as hard as some nations say it is pidrop.wikia.com
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
Republic of Ultamiya 27 March 2010 Made by David Salapa for fun. He still runs it. Website
Kingdom of Talossa December 26 1979 One of oldest still existing micro nations. [talossa.net]

Competitions[change | edit source]

Some micronations play in competitions.

Football[change | edit source]

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.

Chess[change | edit source]

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.

Singing[change | edit source]

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.

Other Websites[change | edit source]

Wikipedia of Micronations