There are few things more ambitious than saying "so long" to big government and becoming the ruler of your very own country. Surprisingly though, starting a micronation — a self-proclaimed independent country not recognized by a real government — isn't all that uncommon. Experts estimate that hundreds of different micronations exist around the world, many products of protests, secession, and sometimes just some good old childhood fun. The next time you feel like running away to a new country, take inspiration from these particularly fascinating micronations and consider creating one of your own.
Molossia, NV, USA
Freetown Christiania, Denmark
Principality of Hutt River, Australia
Principality of Seborga, Italy
Written by Ashley Gabriel May 2, 2018
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