This is new to me: a “Micronation” is an independent country that does not have diplomatic recognition. In other words, it’s a fantasy country, or an imaginary country, or simply an unrecognized state, that has been created by an individual or a small group (tribes?). There are around 100 such nations that have a population ranging from 1 to 20,000 people, a list of which you can see here, along with some website links.
You’d think that some are taken less seriously than others — the image here for instance — it’s a Micronation called the “Principality of Sealand“. But you need to rethink its level of seriousness when you see that it has a flag, it’s own currency, and the official structure of a constitutional monarchy.
So, any of you been to such a place?
The Lonely Planet has a guide to the world’s micronations should you be bored of visiting recognised countries, and if you are slightly more adventurous and have always wanted to “make” your own country, YOU CAN! Take a look at a step-by-step guide to begin with here.