Micronations, microstates, imaginary countries, countercountries, or unrecognized nations: all are terms for countries that have been declared independent by individuals or small groups. There are hundreds worldwide, with more founded every year.
Here is a trailer for a documentary called How to Start Your Own Country, which travels the globe in 90 minutes to explore, explain and puzzle over the nature of micronations and to seek the answer to a fundamental question: What makes a country a country?
25 Most Unique Micronations On The Planet
In order to start a country there are several things you need. First and foremost would be territory. After that you probably want some recognition, maybe from the United Nations. If you don’t manage to get that then you fall into a category of states known as micronations. Some are established as jokes, some out of protest, and some for the legitimate purpose of independence. Either way these are the 25 most uniquely interesting micronations on the planet.