At the Young Pioneer Magazine it is fair to say that we have more than a passing interest in the world of micronations; to our mind, at least, the weirder and wackier the better! Here’s our rundown of the seven craziest micronations we know of.
7) World Passport
OK – so these guys aren’t a micronation, and you cannot visit them, but they are quirky bunch of guys that not only advocate for a world government, but seem to make a shit-tonne of money selling their own passports. Allegedly, some countries have even allowed entry with them.
How do you visit the World Service Authority? They’re a business with an office: you can literally visit their office in New York.
6) Regency of Lomar
I once joined the Republic of Lomar (as in I paid money), and I never got a thing back in return. They have since become a regency with a prince (possibly betraying that they don’t quite understand how a regency – when someone rules on behalf of a king or queen – works), but seem not to really update their site much. They also reject the label of ‘micronation’.
How to visit the Regency of Lomar? Through telepathy; they seem only to exist in someone’s mind.
5) Government of Antarcticland
For a long time you could not be a serious micronationalist without claiming Antarctica. These guys have long claimed their slice of the frozen pie, and they are that serious about it that they even considered going there.
How to visit the Government of Antarcticland? It is easy to go; just don’t expect to see any members of the government there.
4) Kingdom of EnenKio Atoll
One of my favorite scams – they were doing bank licenses, business charters, the whole nine yards – all over an island in the Marshall Islands they claimed as their spiritual home. They told porkies!
How to visit Enenkio? Young Pioneer Tours actually go there on their Least Visited Countries Tour. The government were not there.
3) Principality of Islandia
Our friends at Let’s Buy An Island are crowdfunding buying an island to run as a micronation. Why not eh?
How to visit Islandia? Wait for them to buy an island somewhere. They don’t know where yet.
2) Dominion of Melchizedek
These crazy cats were also of the scam variety and claimed land from Europe to the Marshall Islands. Allegedly their passports were stamped in the Central African Republic; now there’s recognition!
How to visit the Dominion of Melchizedek? E-mail them: they offered me a passport for a mere 20K USD!
1) Kingdom of North Sudan
How to visit the Kingdom of North Sudan? Join Young Pioneer Tours on their trip there!