Definitions

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  • n. An entity that resembles a nation or a state, but which for the most part exists only on paper, on the Internet, or in the mind of its creator.

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Examples

  • Is the Conch Republic (aka Key West) really a "micronation"?

    Wikipedians Leave Cyberspace,

  • Although the United States leads the pack by many measures, it's bested in this category by the micronation of Singapore, not only because of the Asian country's manageable size, but also thanks to its uniquely successful brand of state capitalism.

    Overall Ranking

  • The Other World Kingdom is a micronation on the grounds of a 16th century chateau in the Czech Republic founded in 1997.

    The Other World Kingdom | clusterflock

  • My mother banned me from starting up a micronation ever again, unless I could back it up with sufficient armoury and investment capital, which of course I never could, being a very lazy kid.

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • BLDGBLOG: Have you ever declared your own micronation?

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • The micronation made international headlines in 2000 when a company called HavenCo struck a deal with the “royal family” to build a heavily armed offshore data sanctuary to house “sensitive” information anonymously, outside the reaches of governments, lawyers, ex-wives, and other prying eyes.

    The Pirate’s Dilemma

  • Nick Mamatas wrote one of my favorite young adult novels this year, called Under My Roof, because how can you not like a story about a family that becomes its own micronation when it straps a nuclear device to garden gnome?

    A Month of Writers, Day Thirteen: Nick Mamatas « Whatever

  • In fact, I would think that the political party that leads the world in failed micronation attempts has got to be the Libertarians.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2007

  • Sealand, however, is not the only micronation, as they ` re called.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2007

  • Not Norse, but the tale of Sealand, an attempt by the Bates family to set up an independent micronation - and later, data haven - on an abandoned WWII fortress offshore from Suffolk.

    Archive 2004-01-01

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