A micronation is any entity claiming to be an independent nation or state but without recognition from any existing governments or global organizations. These miniature “states” can be founded for any number of reasons but typically it is either for fun or to protest against something. Whatever the reason, from bedroom kingdoms to entire neighborhoods that declared independence, these are 25 Coolest Micronations You Probably Never Heard Of.
This small micronation was founded on 13 April 2015 by Czech citizen Vít Jedlička due to a Serbia-Croatian border dispute. So far Vít has received nearly 250,000 applications for citizenship.
Principality of Hutt River
This small plot of land supposedly seceded from Australia in April 1970 and its leader calls himself Prince Leonard. Australia, however, does not recognize the micronation.
Grand Duchy of Westarctica
When American Travis McHenry supposedly found a loophole in the Antarctic Treaty he ended up claiming a piece of Marie Byrd Land.
Found by Greenpeace activists in 2014 near the border of Argentina and Chile the intention has been to draw attention to a lack of protection for glaciers in the Andes Mountains.
On April 23 1982, Key West Florida declared itself independent of the United States. This was a tongue-in-cheek gesture of protest to the US Highway Patrol setting up checkpoints in the region which were detrimental to tourism.