5 Micronations Of The World You Probably Didn’t Know About

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Did you know: the Republic of Molossia in Nevada is still at war with East Germany?

The Kingdom Of Enclava

After they discovered that the initial location for the new "country" was on Slovenian land, the Kingdom of Enclava will be moved to a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border.

The idea behind Enclava, according to one of its founders Piotr Wawrzynkiewicz, is “to create a place, where everyone, regardless of skin colour, religion or nationality, will be able to express their opinions, study for free, and earn money without worrying about taxes.”

It sounds strange, but it turns out that micronations are a thing. Get out your passport and learn about five micronations you've probably never heard of.

Liberland

Liberland

Liberland is also one of the most recent micronations to (unofficially) emerge on the map. It was formed earlier this year in April, sitting on 2.7 square miles of land along the Danube River – not far from where Enclava is situated.

Founded by a Czech man Vit Jedlicka, the new country "prides itself on personal and economic freedom of its people, with its constitution seeking to "significantly limits the power of politicians [to] interfere too much in the freedoms of the Liberland nation."

As of April 30, roughly 160,000 people applied for citizenship in Liberland.

Molossia

Molossia

The self-proclaimed Republic of Molossia was founded in a “tiny enclave in Nevada” in the year 1977 by “His Excellency President Grand Admiral Colonel Doctor Kevin Baugh, President of Molossia, Protector of the Nation and Guardian of the People.”

The micronation boasts its own “navy, naval academy, space program, railroad, postal service, bank, tourist attractions, measurement system, holidays, online movie theater, online radio station, and even its own time zone.”

Oh, and Molossia is still at war with East Germany.

Kingdom Of North Sudan

Kingdom Of North Sudan

In order to make his 6-year-old daughter a real Disney princess, Jeremiah Heaton from Virginia bought a small strip of unclaimed desert between Egypt and Sudan – locally known as Bir Tawil – and called it the Kingdom of North Sudan.

Empire Of Austenasia

Empire Of Austenasia

The Empire of Austenasia is a micronation that claimed independence from Sutton in south London. It was founded in 2008 by Terry Austen and his son Jonathan.

According to the country’s official website: “Austenasian subjects are permitted to hold dual nationality with the U.K., being British citizens at the same time. The Austenasian Government expects all U.K. citizens living in Austenasia to pay taxes if asked.”

Glacier Republic

Glacier Republic

Created as an advertising awareness campaign in a protest against mining corporations damaging the environment, the Republica Glaciar (or Glacier Republic) was set up by Greenpeace activists in Chile on March 5, 2014.

So far, the Glacier Republic has 133,000 citizens and they even have their own Glacier Republic passports, according to Deutsche Welle.

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