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These websites are devoted to sovereignty/independence projects, and governments-in-exile.

If you can't find information on a particular indigenous people or group, please try the Unrecognized Peoples and Nations Organization (UNPO) or Survival International.

The fact that links are provided on this page is not to be considered an endorsement of any content or sponsorship of the websites concerned, nor that these are the only websites concerned to each particular cause/state.

A related webpage, run by Maximiliano Herrera, is entitled "New Countries",
listing what he describes as "the possibility of some territories being converted into independent countries."

A separate page for seditionist/sovereignty groups and related links in the USA has been constructed here.

Upon any of these countries obtaining their independence, these links will be moved to the Actual Recognized Small States page.

Thanks to micropatriologist DD Ting of the Hong Kong SAR, PRC, as well as Tarek Chemaly, Bob Kee, John R. Scharff, Jay Bohren, Michael Marinacci, Michael De Cessna, "NhuskYurgNyw", Endobelis Ampilua, Maximiliano Herrera and those who wish to remain anonymous for the research and information in locating many of these websites.

Many of these flags are from Flags of the World.

PLEASE READ THIS LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Last updating: 22 July 2015

For more information on similar movements,
visit Wikipedia and their listings of
ethnic groups and active autonomist and secessionist movements.

Abhkazian flag
Republic of ABKHAZIA (Western region of [former Soviet] Georgia)

"A secessionist movement of the Abkhaz ethnic minority in the region led to the declaration of independence from Georgia in 1992 and the Georgian-Abkhaz armed conflict from 1992 to 1993 which resulted in the Georgian military defeat and the mass exodus and ethnic cleansing of Georgian population from Abkhazia. In spite of the 1994 ceasefire accord and the ongoing UN-monitored and Russian-dominated CIS peacekeeping operation, the sovereignty dispute has not yet been resolved and the region remains divided between the two rival authorities, with over 83 percent of its territory controlled by the Russian-backed Sukhumi-based separatist government and about 17 percent governed by the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, recognized by Georgia as the legal authority of Abkhazia, located in the Kodori Valley, part of Georgian-controlled Upper Abkhazia. On Friday 7th March 2008, Abkhazia called on the UN and other international bodies to recognise it as independent." - from the Wikipedia listing for the Republic of Abkhazia
See also the Abkhazia Institute for Social and Economic Research

Upon proclaiming independence in 1991, unofficial (probably local) Abhkazian postage stamps were issued, bearing the likenesses of Groucho Marx and John Lennon (instead of Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin). The stamp may be seen here.

AFRIKANER
See VOLKSTAADT

Scottish flag
ALBA
See Scotland

AMERICA
See UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT-IN-EXILE

ANDALUCÍA
ANDALUSIA

See ANDALUZ

Official Flag of Andaluz Civil Flag of Andaluz
ANDALUZ (Andalucía, Andalusia, Andaluza) (Spain)
A region of southern Spain that is seeking independence.
(All of these websites are in Spanish. Approximated translations of these websites can be read via the AltaVista Online Translator.)

Comando Botijo
Independentistas
Nación Andaluza
Revolucionarios de Andalucía

Anjouan flag
State of ANJOUAN (Comoros, Eastern coast of Africa)
(Website maintained by Anjouan.net)
{Much of the website is in French, but there are several informational pages in English.
An approximate translation of this website can be read via the AltaVista Online Translator

AOTEAROA (New Zealand)

Republican movement in New Zealand.
"The Republican Movement is a network of New Zealanders who want our head of state to be elected by New Zealanders - either directly or indirectly." - from the website

Arabistan Flag
ARABISTAN (Khuzestan) (Southwestern Iran)
(Website maintained by Ahwaz, Arabistan Online Network)
Flag is from their website.

Seditionist website for a group consisting almost entirely of Arab Shi'ites seeking independence from Iran. Nearly all the website is in Arabic.
According to Jay Bohren:
"Some Arab Shi'ites on both sides of the Iran-Iraq border might decide now is the time for both sets to secede from their respective states and form a new Greater Arabistan around the mouths of the Two Rivers, with its capital at Basra. On the other hand, this war might give the Iranians the idea that all Shi'ite lands on their borders are theirs by right, regardless of the inhabitants' ethnicity. So far, none of the press coverage I've heard mentions either possibility."
According to a friend of mine who is fluent in Arabic and has perused the website:
"They claim a certain history, they count 8 millions, their country extends 375,000 Kms, it is boredered by mountains of Iran, by Iraq, and by the Arabian penisula. Actually, they claim the Shah of Iran and the British state fooled their ruling prince (After giving him promises which turned out false) and invaded the 'peaceful neighboring state' on April 20, 1925. I am omitting of course, the propagandist terms here."

Araucanian & Patagonian flag
Kingdom of ARAUCANIA & PATAGONIA (New URL) (Government-In-Exile, Argentina & Chile)
(Website maintained by the North American Araucanian Royalist Society)

Assyrian flag
ASSYRIA (People scattered in the border region of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey)

Assyrian International News Agency (AINA)
Assyria Online
Atour: The State of Assyria
Nineveh On Line
Additional links through AINA
Thanks to Jay Bohren.

Australian flag
Reclaim Australia

"Reclaim Australia, has one main purpose, and that is to assist the people of Australia to reclaim their country from the parasites and predators of the Abdicated Government that have used every means at their disposal to attempt to sell or give-away, our country.
"We will do this in a manner coincident with all necessary to achieve our aim.
"No Australian will be without a means of making 'elected representatives' hear their concerns."
- from the website

Direct link to this website has been removed because of Anti-Semitic content. Under the "World Order" link, this website has the fraudulent document "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion".
http://www.reclaimaustralia.net/

Balochistanian flag
BALOCHISTAN (Southeastern Iran, Southwestern Pakistan)

The Baloch (Balouch) are an ethnic group in Pakistan and Iran.

BASQUE Region
See EUSKADI

BDR flag
BELARUSSIAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (Belarus)

A lengthy but detailed explanation of this Government-In-Exile can be read here on the group's official website.

Biafrain Flag
Republic of BIAFRA (Nigeria)
(Website maintained by the Biafra Actualization Forum [BAF])

The Republic of Biafra was proclaimed after the eastern region of Nigeria seceeded from the country in 1967. Despite being diplomatically recognized by Gabon, Haiti, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), Tanzania, and Zambia, the secession led to a horrific civil war, where starvation was used as a weapon against the Biafrans. After a total of 1 million Biafrans died, the Biafran govermnent surrendered in 1970, and Biafra became a part of Nigeria once again.
On 1 September 2001, a clandestine shortwave radio station, "Voice of Biafra International" (broadcasting over transmitters in Tbilisskaya-Armavir, Russia) premired, proclaiming "Biafra is your right...Biafra is your hope."
The station is run by the Biafra Foundation (BF), Ekwe Nche and the Biafra Actualization Forum (BAF).
According to the website:
"Biafra Actualization Forum (BAF) was formed out of a real need to rescue Igbo people, land and culture from the merciless and brutal stranglehold of Nigeria, and accomplish this using peaceful means.
"BAF is in the process of applying for Non-Profit Organization status. BAF is also exploring the area of Non-governmental Organization (NGO) to discover if it is eligible.
"Currently, members of BAF are mostly Igbos in Diaspora (exile).
"BAF supports all persons, organizations and institutions who share the common goal of Biafra actualization using peaceful means."

Those interested may wish to read a debate among Biafran expatraiates at USAfrica Online.
Thanks to Bob Kee.
For current news from the region, see BiafraNigeriaWorld.

BOER
See VOLKSTAADT

Brittany
BRITTANY [BREIZH] (France)
See Celtic Congress and Celtic League.

Bougainville flag
Republic of BOUGAINVILLE (Papua New Guinea)

Bougainville Freedom Movement
Bougainville Resource Page (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project)
Also visit the UNPO Database.

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY
See CHAGOS ISLANDS

Burmese flag
Union of BURMA (Presently known as Myanmar)
These groups seek to end the Myanmar military government and re-establish the Burmese state, or are otherwise involved in restoring democracy in that country.

National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (Government In-Exile)
The Burma Campaign UK
Free Burma Coalition Mission
U.S. Campaign for Burma
Open Society Institute - Burma Project
International Crisis Group
BURMA DIGEST Magazine
Ko Htike's Prosaic Collection Burmese/English weblog with digital photos and videos
Burma Internet Liberation Organisation (Established by Cesidio Tallini)

Cabindese flag
Republic of CABINDA (Angolan enclave between Congo/Brazaville and the Republic of the Congo/Kinshasa)

"Marxist MPLA troops invaded Cabinda via Point Noire in 11 November 1975. Cabinda was a Portuguese Protectorate since the signing of the Treaty of Simulambuco in 1885, and became known as the Portuguese Congo. Marxist MPLA troops from Angola are still occupying Cabinda. The American Oil Company Chevron is participating along side the invaders in raping and murdering the Cabindan people. We live in misery because of the greed of an American Oil Company, acting like this America will certainly make a lot of friends in Africa. The Republic of Cabinda was never legally integrated into angola after the end of the portuguese presence in 1975." - from the website

WARNING: Explicit images of violence in some photos!

Celtic Congress
Celtic Congress (Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, Man, Scotland, Wales)

"The Celtic Congress was founded in 1902 in order to promote the knowlege, use, and appreciation of the languages and cultures of the six Celtic countries. National Branches of the Congress meet in an International Congress each year in order to help further these aims." - from the website
The Celtic Congress should not be confused with the Celtic League, although the two organizations share many common objectives.

Celtic League
Celtic League (Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, Man, Scotland, Wales)
(Celtic League - American Branch [CLAB])

"The fundamental aim of the Celtic League is to contribute, as an international organisation, to the struggles of the six Celtic nations to secure or win their political, cultural, social and economic freedom. This includes:
- fostering co-operation between Celtic peoples.
- developing the consciousness of the special relationship and solidarity between them.
- making our national struggles and achievements better known abroad.
- campaigning for a formal association of Celtic nations to take place once two or more of them have achieved self-government.
- advocating the use of the national resources of each of the Celtic countries for the benefit of all its people.
These aims are pursued by non-violent means."
- from the website
The Celtic League should not be confused with the Celtic Congress, although the two organizations share many common objectives.

Chagossian Flag (semi-official)
CHAGOS ISLANDS (People In-Exile, British Indian Ocean Territory)

"The British have expelled the natives to build a military base on the main island, Diego Garcia. Our site is the official site for the Chagossians, the natives in exile." - from an e-mail
(Website is Bilingual: French/English)

Chechen Flag
CHECHENIA [CHECHNYA, CHECHEN REPUBLIC, ICHKERIA] (Russian Federation)
See DMOZ Open Directory Project
See also: UNPO Database (New URL)
Chechnya News

Flag graphic by Abdulrahman Jafar.

CHINESE REPUBLIC
CHINESE TAIPEI

See TAIWAN

CHINESE TURKESTAN
See EASTERN TURKESTAN

Christianian
Freetown of CHRISTIANIA (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Begun in 1970 on a former Danish army base by a brave group of hippie squatters (and still operating today), this autonomous zone, functioning under a direct participatory democratic government and its own local curency, has survived almost everyone's expectations.
This website has a detailed history and photos of the self-proclaimed "free city", as well as a list of businesses operating there.
The Danish army still officially owns the buildings on the property, and all leases have been paid, but in recent months, there has been trouble between the Christianians and the Danish government. Despite the fact that Christiana has become a tourist attraction, apparent plans are to build condominiums on the property, driving out the current inhabitants. In order to prevent any further Danish intrusion after recent drug raids, the hashish and marijuana vendors on the famous "Pusher Street" have closed down and destroyed their stalls.
Detailed reports can be read here, as well as at Wikipedia.

Cornwall
CORNWALL [KERNOW] (United Kingdom)
See Celtic Congress and Celtic League.

CRETAN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC

This link has been removed upon receiving information from the website's manager. The site is part of a role-playing game and is not a part of any nationalist movement. The link was placed in this website through a misunderstanding.
Permit me to publicly apologize to anyone who may have been confused or offended by this.

CS-Gov.org
This website has vanished.
Go to Missing Confederate Reconstruction Websites.

CYBER JUGA
CYBER YUGA

See CYBER YUGOSLAVIA

Cyber Yugoslavia
CYBER YUGOSLAVIA (People In-Exile)

"This is Cyber Yugoslavia. Home of Cyber Yugoslavs. We lost our country in 1991 and became citizens of Atlantis. Since September 9, 1999 this is our home. We don't have a physical land, but we do have nationality, and we are giving CY citizenships and CY passports. Because this is Atlantis, we are allowing double and triple citizenships. If you feel Yugoslav, you are welcome to apply for CY citizenship, regardless of your current nationality and citizenship, and you will be accepted. Please read our Constitution for the details. If you are just curious, you are welcome to visit us as tourists.
"This land will grow as our citizens wish. Neither faster, nor slower. Neither more, nor less. So, this site will always be under construction. For a solid country to grow, even a virtual one, it takes some time.
"When we have five million citizens, we plan to apply to the UN for member status. When this happens, we will ask 20 square meters of land anywhere on Earth to be our country. On this land, we'll keep our server."
- from the website

Flag of Cymru (Wales)
CYMRU [WALES] (United Kingdom)
(Website maintained by Plaid Cymru [The Party of Wales])
(Website is Bilingual: Welsh/English)
See also Celtic Congress and Celtic League.

Danziger Flag
Free State of DANZIG [Government In-Exile, Former free city, Germany/Poland]
(Website maintained by Mr. Ernst F. Kriesner)

Danzig was a self-governing free state established by the Treaty of Versailles under the League of Nations in 1919. For 20 years, it flourished as a self-governing free city, consisting of a bustling port and 1955 sq. km (754 sq. mi.) of territory. It was invaded by Nazi Germany on 1 September 1939 and "annexed" into the Reich. It is now officially part of the city of Gdansk, Poland. This webpage seeks to gather aid and support of the people who are former Danzig citizens, as well as some sort of official recognition to the Danziger government that was never officially abolished.

DNIESTER REPUBLIC
DNITSTR

See TRANS-DNIESTER

Republic of the Isle of DOGS

This was a short-lived "protest" nation established in the Isle of Dogs (really a small peninsula) located in London, England. Historically, it was a "dumping ground" for London's poor. In 1970, a lack of funding for services was protested by a semi-official secession from England, and the only road leading to the peninsula was closed by a roadblock. The residents elected city councilman Ted Johns as "President" of the republic. The public attention led to the re-allocation of funds for the Isle, and the rebellion was brought to a quiet end, leading to the dissolving of the republic.
Listing: Footnotes to History
Wikipedia listing: Isle of Dogs
DOM
See ROM

Temporary East Timorese flag Old East Timorese Flag
EAST TIMOR
Now independent. Links have been moved to Actual Small Countries.

EASTER ISLAND
See RAPANUI

Flag of Eastern Turkistan
EASTERN TURKESTAN (Ethnic province, People's Republic of China)
[CHINESE TURKESTAN, SHERQIY TÜRKISTAN, SINKIANG, TURKESTAN, UYGHURISTAN, UYGHURIA, UYGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION, XINJIANG]
Predominantly Moslem province of the PRC that is seeking independence.
Suggested websites:

Eastern Turkestan Information Center
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) [Informational page]
Uyghur American Association

Ireland
EIRE [IRELAND]
See Celtic Congress and Celtic League.

English Flag (St. George Cross)
Campaign for An Independent England (England, United Kingdom)

"The Campaign for an Independent England (CIE) was created to galvanize the English Independence Movement into one powerful and effective voice."
"The CIE was officially launched on the 1st of May 2007 in Parliament Square, London. This is a symbolic date in English history as it is the 300th anniversary of England ceasing to be a nation state in her own right. "
- from the website

Flag of the Kingdom of Ethopia
Kingdom of ETHIOPIA (Government In-Exile)

Euskadi (Basque) Flag)
EUSKADI (Basque Region, France and Spain)

Basque Country
Basque Red Net (Radical Leftist)
Buber's Basque Page
Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
North American Basque Organizations, Inc.
Larry Trask's Basque Page

Flemish Flag
FLANDERS (Belgium)
(Website maintained by the Flemish Popular Movement.)

Flanders (known by it's inhabitants as Vlaanderen) is a section of Belgium. This website is devoted to it's independence movement. The bulk of the website is in Flemish, but there are articles in English, French and German.

FORMOSA
See TAIWAN

Forvik flag
Crown Dependency of FORVIK (Forewick Holm, Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom)

On 19 June 2008, Stuart Hill, owner of the 2.5 acre (1 hectare) Shetland Island of Forewick Holm, renamed the island "Forvik" and proclaimed it a Crown Dependency, citing his historical research. News articles below:
Wikipedia listing
Article on Shetlopedia

Speech by His Excellency Stewart Hill, the Steward of Forvik


Interview with Martin Clunes

FREE CHINA
See TAIWAN

FREEDOM FRONT
See VOLKSTAADT

Frislandian Flag
Kingdom of FRISLAND (Rockall Island, United Kingdom)

"The Kingdom of Frisland, with a long and illustrious history stretching back many centuries, suffered severe flooding in the later Middle Ages until only a small area remained above water - the island of Rockall. This was unilaterally annexed by the United Kingdom on 10th February 1972, in defiance of international law. Exactly thirty years later the Senate and People of Frisland repudiated this annexation and declared independence from the UK." - from an e-mail
Flag is from their website.

Geenland Flag
Principality of GEENLAND

" The principality of Geenland is a non-profit Organization in the form of a micro-nation. Our priority is to promote charity and humanitarian activities to help a other selected organizations referred by us... Geenland give recognition to citizens involved in these kind of activities according to their level of contributions to any of our referred organizations. For this purpose we give honorary distinctions and noble titles to proper Geenland citizens who has proven to deserve these honours..." - from the website
The name "Geenland" in Dutch means "No Land".
NOTICE: As of 23 February 2005, this website has vanished. The domain, http://www.geenland.net.tf/, now opens to an adult web-cam site.

Gemini Islands Flag
GEMINI ISLANDS County (Italy)

This is a website of a group of Italians who seek independence for two islands from Italy. The webpage is in Italian, but has an informational page in English.
An approximate translation of this website can be read via the AltaVista Online Translator
NOTE: The Gemini Islands website plays a loud patriotic song when opened.
(Flag is from their website.)

Flag of Gulating
Republic of GULATING (Western Norway)

"The non-profit organization Tingfolk is started to establish the Republic of Gulating and develop the culture and community in our region. The people of Western Norway are an indigenous people with a historical republic (ca 870-1274 AD). Our new republic will be officially declared on 7 June 2005, when the Kingdom of Norway celebrates its 100th anniversary. The local identity is based on a separate spoken and written language and a separate history and culture from the rest of what now is considered Norway." - from an e-mail
Website is in Norwegian. English information will be posted there soon.
Additional links:
Ethnologue (Norwegian langauges)
Fjord Norway (Norway information)
Noregs Mållag (The Language Organisation of Norway)
VisitNorway (Western Norway information)

GYPSIES
GYPSY

See ROM

Hay-on-Wye Flag
Independent Kingdom of HAY-ON-WYE (Wales, United Kingdom) (New URL!)

More a publicity stunt than an actual secession, the Welsh village of Hay-on-Wye (bordering Powys County in Wales and Herefordshire County in England) proclaimed "independence" on 1 April 1977, establishing Richard Booth, owner of Europe's largest second-hand bookstore, as King Richard I. The Hay Peerage sells honorarary titles of nobility via the website, along with other ephemera.
Among the pamphlets by King Richard available for sale are "Bring Back Horses", "Abolish the Wales Tourist Board" and "God Save Us From the Development Board for Rural Wales".
According to an article on Wikipedia, Mr. Booth was, as of 2005, annoucing he was selling his shop and moving to Germany. Any information or updates will be welcome.

HUTT RIVER PROVINCE PRINCIPALITY
Link moved to the New Country Projects page.

ICHKERIA
See CHECHNIA

Ireland
IRELAND [EIRE]
See Celtic Congress and Celtic League.

Flag of the Inner Mongolian People's Party
INNER MONGOLIA (People's Republic of China)
(Website maintained by the Inner Mongolian People's Party, Princeton, NJ, USA)

"At the end of the W.W.II, Soviet-Mongolian joint army entered Inner Mongolia, in order to expel the Japanese army. After the war, despite the all 51 banners (county) of Inner Mongolia expressed their will to be independent, Joseph Stalin handed Inner Mongolia over to China according to the Yalta treaty. A few large cities remained in the control of Kuomintang (KMT) and the vast rural area of Inner Mongolia fell into Mao's Communist army after the Soviet-Mongolian army's withdrawal from Inner Mongolia. On May 01, 1947, the Chinese government declared the establishment of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, after the PLA took control of the entire Inner Mongolia."
"During the cultural revolution (1966-1976), the Chinese government claimed that there was a counter-party (Chinese Communist Party), counter-revolutionary, counter-socialism party called 'Inner Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party' (IMPRP, 'Ovor Mongoliin Ardiin Khuvsgalt Nam' or 'Ovor Ardiin Nam') in Inner Mongolia. The Chinese government used this non-existent party as a pretext and under the name of 'dig-out' the IMPRP, launched a campaign of genocide against the Mongols in Inner Mongolia. The genocide campaign carried out by the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army touched every Mongol's soul and body and resulted in unnatural death of more than 250,000 Mongols in Inner Mongolia (at the time, the Mongol population in Inner Mongolia was only about 1.5 million) .
"The establishment of the party and naming the party as the 'Inner Mongolian People's Party' is to show the Chinese government, as well as to our Mongol brothers and sisters that we, the post-IMPRP generation of the Inner Mongols, are taking the historical responsibility of telling the world the truth about the IMPRP and also to show our determination to fight for the freedom of our own land."
- from the website

Thanks to Jay Bohren.

ISLA DE PÁSCUA
See RAPANUI

Jamtland flag
Republic of JAMTLAND (Sweden)
(Website maintained by Bo Oscarsson)

Flag of L'anse-Saint-Jean
L'ANSE-SAINT-JEAN (Quebec province, Canada)
(Website is in French)

This is a small Canadian town that had modeled its municipal government as a constitutional monarchy. While not a seperate "nation", nor a successionist movement, a royalist government operating within a parlimentary democracy is worth noting.
An approximate translation of this website can be read via the AltaVista Online Translator.

Cornwall
KERNOW [CORNWALL] (United Kingdom)
See Celtic Congress and Celtic League.

Khalistanian flag
KHALISTAN (Sikh seperatists in India)

Khalistan.Net
Khalistan Affairs Center
Khalistani
Sikh Lionz UK

KHUZESTAN
See ARABISTAN

KOILA
See LODENRODE

Kosovo Flag
Republic of KOSOVO (Serbia)

On 17 February 2008, the Serbian state of Kosovo proclaimed independence and declared itself the Republic of Kosovo, with Pristina as its capital city.
Wikipedia listing (Includes links to related websites)
"The Road to the Horizon" (First-person weblog)

Kurdistan Flag
KURDISTAN (Northern Iraq & Southern Turkey)

A distinctive ethnic group in the Middle East that has shown resistance to Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.
American Kurdish Information Network
Fali Kurds
Kurdistan Regional Government
More links at Kurdish Links Directory

Government of LEBANON in Exile

According to an e-mail from Elias al-Ward: "They work together with the Lebanese Christian Resistance (NOT the Hezbollah "Resistance") and hope to overthrow the Syrian occupation and to reform the government."

LEUKITANEA
See LUSITANIA

Flag of Lodenrode and Koila
Republic of LODENRODE (Estonia - Restored Claim)
Also known as Free Cities of Lodenrode and Koila

"First mentioned May 25, 1296, were these Free Cities a patrimony of the ancient v. Lode family, in Duchy of Estonia. After conquest of the Duchy by the Teutonic Order in 1343 were they abandoned for centuries (v. Lode family became extinct in Estonia 1753), until Oskar Felsen, Esq. restored his citizenship of the Free Cities (June 13, 1992) and assumed the Patrimony (May 25, 1996), but now as an incorporeal property, without any territorial claim." - from the website

Lusitania flag
LUSITANIA (LEUKITANEA) (Portugal)

Permit me to openly apologize for any insult I may have caused the Lusitanian people with the removal of these links. If there are any other wesbites that are worthy of inclusion, please contact me and they will be posted here.

"In Portugal there are several ethnic-cultural nations and native peoples. One of them is the Lusitanian native people. Please, be aware that Lusitanian native people are not Portuguese, and that Portuguese neo-latin and mestizo people are not Lusitanian. They are not the same ethnic people, although, both have the same Portuguese citizenship. Today the Lusitanian native people live dispersed throughout Portugal, but most of them still live in the cradle of Lusitania (the central region of Portugal, with its 3 historic provinces of Beira and 6 districts). Today, everyone in Lusitania (Lusitânia in Portuguese language, and Leukitanea in Lusitanic language) speaks a Portuguese dialect (the Beirão), but some dozen of them speak the revived old proto-celtic Lusitanian language (Lusitano in Portuguese, and Leukantu in Lusitanic language), this language (Leukanturi) with a new writting system was reconstructed in the same way as Cornish in Cornwall. The native name for Lusitanian people in Lusitanic language is Leukuire, plural is Leukuirecori (in Portuguese Lusitanian is Lusitano). The Lusitanian people are a minority search of autonomy and of more recognition. Portugal is highly centralized and has a polarized two-party system. The highly centralized government in Lisbon does not recognize the Lusitanian people and the other ethnic-cultural native peoples of Portugal, as the Galegos (or Calaic). Portugal today is the only European country without official regions or provinces. Portuguese law does not allow the legalization of regional and local political parties. There are some, but all of them are not permitted by law. There are some associations and political groups/parties emerging from the slowly growing modern Lusitanian nationalist movement, claiming that the Portuguese central and bureaucratic government neglects and oppresses the region. Because that, they want to establish an autonomous region of Lusitania in the center of Portugal, while other groups are looking for total independence."
From the essay "Lusitania", by Maximiliano Herrera

The following websites are mostly in the Portuguese and Lusitanian languages. The following links open to their respective English language pages.
The Free Lusitanian Encyclopedia
Association for the Lusitanian Ethnic Culture "Trebopala" (Associação Pela Cultura Étnica Lusitania "Trebopala")
Nationalist Party of Lusitania (Ploti Trebaxuniek di Leukitanea {PTL})
Freedom Party for the Lusitanian People (Ploti ke Aravetare ke Touto Leukuir {PATL})
Lusitanian Celtic League (Kavru Keltik Leukuir {KKL})
National Liberation Front for Lusitania (Bere ke Aravexun Trebadeń di Leukitanea {BATL})
Confederation of the Lusitanian Union (Kynsitanea ke Oinexun Leukuir {KOL})
Wikipedia listings: Lusitania, Lusitanian language

Malu Entu Flag
Republic of MALU ENTU (Sardinia Island, Italy)

A small town on the Italian island of Sardinia, proclaimed an independent republic by resident Salvatore Meloni in 2008. Quoting an article on the Flags of the World website:
"Meloni is a long-time Sardinian independentist, who spent nine years in jail in the 1980s for "conspiration against the state"; he founded a few weeks beofre the proclamation of "independence" a political party called PARIS, the merging of small independentist parties. Meloni backs his claims on the weird legal situation of the island. In 1972, its owner, the English Lord Rex Miller decided to sold it, because wind and enviromnemnt protection laws prevented him to develop a tourists resort on the island. The price was one million euros but the autonomous region of Sardinia never managed to make the purchase. Accordingly, Meloni claims that the island has ben belonging to the Sardinians since 1974 as a sacred area to be protected. He considers that the occupation of Mal di Ventre is the first step towards the independence of Sardina."
English language blog
Italian language blog

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MAPUCHE NATION (Aboriginal tribe, Argentina & Chile)

"On the 11th of May 1996 a group of Mapuches and Europeans concerned with the fate of the indigenous peoples and nations of the Americas, and in particular with the Mapuche people of Chile and Argentina, launched the Mapuche International Link (MIL) in Bristol, UK.
This new organisation replaced the Comite Exterior Mapuche (CEM) which operated internationally since 1978 from their office located in Bristol . MIL's aims and objectives have been developed and widened with a view to enabling indigenous peoples to contribute fully to their own development, and ultimately, to achieve the right to self determination.
The work of our organisation continues in the spirit of the United Nations International Decade of World's Indigenous Peoples (1994/2004) which was declared to focus world-wide attention on human rights violations, the destruction of environments and cultures, and the continuing struggle for recognition of indigenous people's rights to their ancestral territories.
- from the website

MARITIME INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT (Eastern provinces of Canada)

This is a group of Canadians who live in the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, who seek the formation of a state independent from Canada. Their website is still under construction, but has contact information listed.

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Principality of MINERVA
Fomerly the Republic of Minerva

In 1972, Lithuanian-born US citizen Michael P. Oliver, attempted to start his own nation based on Libertarian ideals on the Minerva Reefs. With business partner Morris Bud Davis, and a number of workers, rented a boat to dump sand onto the reefs to form an artificial island. The project included a book by Davis ("A New Constitution for a New Country") and a bi-metallic gold and silver coin. The only country to take official notice of Minerva was the Kingdom of Tonga, which "conquered" the island as its own. Time and the elements have worn the landfill project back into reefs.
Those involved in the project have estabished a government in exile as a principality.
UPDATE: As of 6 April 2010, this website has vanished.

MYANMAR
See BURMA

NATIONALIST CHINA
See TAIWAN

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Government of NEW ZION (New URL!)

"The Government of New Zion, a sovereign nation, was created so long ago that there is no written record of it. It was created in Heaven by Almighty God himself. HE longed for HIS government to be placed here upon this earth so HE called out a chosen son from among humans. In 1993 Nicodemus was called out as an Apostle of God. Over the years God molded him into the leader HE wanted to rule over HIS kingdom. In 1997 God tapped Nicodemus to be King of New Zion here on Earth. In February of 2004 God introduced Nicodemus to his wife Zipporah. They were married in May of 2004. With the leaders of HIS kingdom now joined HE was able to use them to finish HIS kingdom here on Earth. In a revelation to King Nicodemus the First it was revealed the plan and desires pertaining to the country from God." - from the website

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NGATI WHAOA TRIBAL NATION (Maori tribe, New Zealand)

"The Ngati Whaoa Nation is located in the Central North Island of New Zealand between Rotorua and Taupo." - from the original website
The website originally detailed the plight of the Ngati Whaoa concerning forestry rights, land royalties, and recognition of their sovereignty by the New Zealand government. (Proposed flag is from their website.)
(As of 11 October 2003, this website is now being used as a contact point concerning those involved in the proposed formation of a Ngati Whaoa Land Trust. It does link to other informational websites.)

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NSK State (Self-proclaimed Government At-Large)
(New URL!)

This "non-territorial" country, whose name is an abbreviation for "Neue Slowenische Kunst [New Slovenian Art]" was founded by a collective of Slovenian artist groups, including Department of Pure and Applied Philosophy, Irwin, Novi Kolektivizem (New Collectivism), Noordung, and the industrial music group Laibach.
(Laibach gained both fame and infamy when Slovenia was still part of Yugoslavia and under that country's Communist regime led by Josef Tito. They responded to the totilitarianism they lived under by being even more totilitarian in presence and performance. Because of this, they were frequently, and incorrectly, identified as being either fascists, Stalinists or Neo-Nazis, and were subjected to government harrassment. They still perform and record, and many of their recordings are available for sale.)
Information on NSK passports is available from Laibach's own website. Full details here.
During the Sarajevo Civil War, NSK passports were used by some officials as identification, and were accepted as valid by various factions.
To signal the beginning of the Dayton Accord, which brought about the end of the horriffic Sarajevo Civil War, NSK State opened a temporary "embassy" at the at the National Theatre in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on 20-21 November 1995 (similar to an event organized in Berlin, Germany in 1993). The musical group Laibach held a rock concert to a packed house in the theatre's auditorium. One of the concerts was carried live by national television.
According to the website: "Over the course of event the premises of the NSK State Sarajevo were visited by more than 5000 people. According to information from Sarajevo both evenings saw several hundred people turned away from the building. The same sources say that the event was the best-attended cultural event in Sarajevo since the beginning of the war.".
Full details of the event may be read here.
Interested parties may wish to read Peter Clarke's Thesis on the NSK State.

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OKINAWA Island (Japan)
(Website maintained by Mr. Nobumasa Sato.)

This is a personal website, detailing one man's (very strong and well researched) opinion of why Okinawa Island should become independant from Japan.

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ONTARIO (Canada)
(Website maintained by the Ontario Independence League)

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Village of ORANIA (Republic of South Africa)

Not a seditionist movement, but a "whites-only" enclave in South Africa's Northern Cape province. Among the White Afrikaners living there is the the village's founder, Carel Boshoff, son-in-law of late prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of South Africa's infamous apartheid policy.
The village, formerly known as Vluytjeskraal, was originally built on a developed farm but was later abandoned. The ghost town was put up for sale by the government in 1990 and purchased by members of the Afstig (the Afrikaner Freedom Movement). It is presently run by a company called Vluyteskraal Aandeleblok (Whistling Shareholders).
Recently, the village has established a local currency called the Ora. This has brought both attention and sarcasm to the community.
The concept of a "whites-only" community in de-segregated South Africa is not without harsh criticism.
The website is mostly in Afrikaans, but there are some English pages.

See also VOLKSTAADT Movement

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State of PALESTINE (West Bank & Gaza Strip Regions, Israel)
(Website maintained by the Embassy of the State of Palestine)

Wikipedia listing with links
Palestine Chronicle (On-line newspaper)
Palestinian National Authority (When operating)
(Alternative Website)
Office of the President
International Solidarity Movement
Negotiations Affairs Department
Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Palestine Red Crescent Society
Palestine Remembered
Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to UN
Reports from Rafah, Palestine (First-person reports on life in a refugee camp.)
Al-Adwa (Palestinian Right to Return Coalition, New York)

PASHTUNISTAN
See PUKHTUNISTAN

PRIDNESTROV'E
See TRANS-DNIESTER

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PUKHTUNISTAN (Pashtunistan) (Pashtun-dominated area of Afghanistan and Pakistan)

"Pukhtunistan is located on the junction of Central Asia and Indian Subcontinent. The land comprises of Afghanistan and Western part of Pakistan." - from the website
Also visit these sites:
Wikipedia entry on Pashtunistan
Biography on Pukhtunistan leader, Abdul-Ghaffar Khan
Additional information on him can be read here and here.

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QUÉBEC (Canada)
(Website run by Parti Québécois)

Much of this website is in French, but there are selected articles in English. An approximate translation of the French content can be read via the AltaVista Online Translator.
A reader from Québec (who requested anonymity) sent me the following message (posted verbatim):
"I am from Montréal, the biggest city in Québec province. I was happy to see that Québec is part of the Sovereignty Projects & Governments-In-Exile section of your site. Unfortunately, you don't seem to have much information in english about the Québec Sovereign project.
"In Québec there is a political party called The Parti Québécois (that has been elected 2 times in a row (for a total of 8 years) but has been defeated in march 2003). One of their goal is to realize this project."

The reader suggests this English language FAQ on PQ's website.
Merci, mon ami!

RAPA NUI
See RAPANUI

Rapanuian Flag
RAPANUI (Chileian Island)
[EASTER ISLAND, ISLA DE PÁSCUA, RAPA NUI, TE PITO O TE HENUA, TE PITO O TE KAINGA]

There are reports about small but growing independence and pro-autonomy movements on this island, better known for the ancient and enigmatic giant statue heads that dot the shoreline. If you know of a website for such groups, please forward the URL to me.
Thanks to David Stanley for this information.

REPUBLIC OF CHINA
REPUBLICAN CHINA

See TAIWAN

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Virtual Free State of RIJEKA (Croatia)

"The Virtual FSR is a project of restoring the identity of Rijeka. The Free State of Rijeka existed De jure from 1920 - 1924 as a Corpus Separatum. It was internationally recognized and a member of The League of Nations. Legally elected government was exiled from Rijeka after the coup, and in 1924 the fascistic Italy, with the help of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, invaded the city." - from an email
"The Virtual FSR arose as a reaction to long-time denial of the identity of Rijeka. Today the people of Rijeka have no say in the matter of their own town. The city is economically destroyed and by an unseen decentralization reduced to Zagreb's access to the sea. The establishing of new local districts took away its natural background and made any further development impossible. Our town has not been incorporated into the national coat of arms although it never belonged to Istria, Slavonia or Dalmatia. The struggle for reviving our old coat of arms has lasted more than a decade while we still have not been given the right to have our historic flag." - from the website
Website is in Engllish, Italian and Croatian.

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ROM (Stateless Ancestry)
[DOM, GYPSIES, GYPSY, ROMA, ROMI, ROMANI, ROMANY, RROM, TRAVELERS]

Around the year 1000 C.E., members of India's Banjara tribe are believed to have migrated north to Europe, mingled with other tribes, and formed the people we know today as the Rom, commonly known as "Gypsies" (a corruption of "Egyptian", where they are known as "Dom").
During World War Two, the Rom were the only other race (besides the Jews) marked for genocidal extermination by the Nazi regime. During the Holocaust (or as the Rom call it, "porrajmos" ["The Devouring"]), between 500,000 to 1,500,000 Rom were systematically exterminated in concentration camps. There have been reports of serious consideration to save a number of Rom/Gypsies in a type of "human zoo" after the Nazis finalized their plans for global conquest.
Today, approximately 12,000,000 Rom live in Europe (contrary to popular belief, only 5% are nomadic), and thousands of others live elsewhere around the world. Still, they have no homeland. In many countries, they are forced to live in poverty, are subject to racist harrasment by legal authorites, and are considered outsiders and outcasts (sometimes even being denied their citizenship).
The International Romani Union (IRU)* (Romano Internacionalno Jekhetani Union) has institutional links with the Council of Europe (COE), the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European Roma & Travellers Forum (ERTF).
Interested parties should contact them directly at their office in Prague:
International Romani Union
Pod Strasnickou vinics 6
Praha 10
Strasnice, 100 00 Czech Republic

Fax: +420-2-747-83886

You can also visit the Union Romani website.

Below are other Rom-related websites. They include links to even more Rom-related resources:
Association of Gypsies/Romani International
Dom Research Center (Egyptian Rom)
Domari (Israeli Gypsies)
European Roma Rights Center
European Roma & Travellers Forum
Flamenco World (Flamenco is a fusion of Spanish and Rom folk music)
Es Flamenco (Flamenco website based in Spain. Content in English, Spanish and Japanese)
Independant Journalism Foundation (Concerning anti-Rom bigotry in the media)
Pavee Point (Irish Travellers)
RomNews Network
Roma Chat (Website is mostly in Romani)
Roma Community and Action Centre (Canada)
Roma Media Fund
Roma National Congress
RomaniWorld
Rroma Gypsies Organization
Union Romani

SAHRAWI ARAB DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
See WESTERN SAHARA

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SCOTLAND [ALBA] (United Kingdom)
(Website maintained by the Scottish National Party.)
See also Celtic Congress and Celtic League.

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Principality of SEBORGA (Italy)
English Language Blog: The Seborga Times

Seborga is a small principality in Italy, with a pedigree that dates back to the 10th century, giving it a legal basis for independence.

Wikipedia Listings:
Principality of Seborga
Town of Seborga, Italy

SECESSION.NET

"At least 5,000 racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural groups are lumped together into only 189 nation states. Most of the world's violent conflicts are related to struggles for dominance within or independence from some large, multi-national nation state. A large percentage of the world's people (especially in populous India, China, Indonesia and Africa) would choose to secede from their respective nation states if given the opportunity." - from the website
A libertarian-themed discussion and news site on secessionist movements worldwide.

SERB REPUBLIC
SERBSKA

See SRPSKA

SHERQIY TÜRKISTAN
SINKIANG
See EASTERN TURKESTAN

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Republic of SOMALILAND (Somalia)
[JAMHUURIYADDA SOOMAALILAND]

"A former British territory located in the northwest region of Somalia in the Horn of Africa. In May of 1991, northern clans declared an independent Republic of Somaliland that now includes five of the eighteen administrative regions of Somalia, roughly the region between Ethiopia, Djibouti and the Gulf of Aden, an area of about 137,600 square kilometres. The capital of Somaliland is Hargeisa.
"Although not recognized by any government, this entity has maintained a stable existence, aided by the overwhelming dominance of a ruling clan and economic infrastructure left behind by British, Russian, and American military assistance programs.
- from Wikipedia

Website maintained by the Somaliland Mission.
See also the following websites (All bilingual: Somali/English)
Radio Golis (Somaliland programming from Toronto, ON, Canada)
Somaliland Forum
Somaliland.Net
Somaliland.Org
Togdherr Online

Jamhuuriyadda SOOMAALILAND
See Republic of SOMALILAND

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Republic of SRPSKA (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
[REPUBLIKA SRPSKA, REPUBLIC OF SERBSKA, SERB REPUBLIC]

(Website maintained by Republic of Srpska Government)

"Republic of Srpska is proclaimed on 9th of January 1992, and as a State Entity verified by Dayton Peace Agreement and signing of peace accord in Paris, on 14th of December 1995, with which was ended the 3,5-years war.
"The frontiers of the Republic of Srpska have been defined by the internationally recognized border with Yugoslavia and the Republic of Croatia and the inter-entity boundary with the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Both these lines were established with no regard to basic principles of delineation between peoples (ethnic, historical, natural-geographic, functional-economic, military-strategic)."
- from the website

TAIPEI
See TAIWAN

Taiwanese flag Flag of the Taiwanese Indepedence Movement
TAIWAN (China)
[CHINESE REPUBLIC, CHINESE TAIPEI, FORMOSA, FREE CHINA, NATIONALIST CHINA, REPUBLIC OF CHINA, REPUBLICAN CHINA, TAIPEI]

See also:
New Taiwan
Remember 228
See also the UNPO Database.

The Republic of China was founded in 1911, and was a founding member of the United Nations (it retained a seat representing China until 1971).
The island and province of Taiwan has been under the administration of the Nationalist Government of China since the Mainland was overthrown by the Communists (led by Mao Zedong) in 1949, and is considered a Government-In-Exile by some authorities.
The People's Republic of China (P.R.C., "Mainland" or "Red" China), considers Taiwan a "renegade province" and has often threatened "restoration" (a deceptive euphemism for military invasion and annexation of Taiwan with the total abolition of the Nationalist Government).
The Taiwanese constitution still claims sovereignty over the whole of China and (Outer) Mongolia, and still controlls Taiwan and outlying islands in the southeast China region and the South China Sea. Taiwan is diplomatically recognized by 30 countries around the world.
Some in Taiwan are demanding that the Nationalist Government reclaim its authority over the Mainland. Others seek total independence from the P.R.C.
Others note the unofficial economic relations between the two Chinas (many businesses in Taiwan have factories on the Mainland), and insist that this is all sabre-rattling on both sides.
According to micropatriologist DD Ting, "...the independence movement of Taiwan and the [Republic of China] are in fact two different concepts with different historical and territorial claims.
"Technically speaking, Taipei municipality is only the provisional capital of the ROC as announced in 1949 (the official capital is still Nanjing {or Nanking} in...Mainland China). The ROC government has a National Unification Council which is governed by the "Guidelines for National Unification". So although the present ruling party of the ROC government, i.e.. the Democratic Progressive Party, is pro-Taiwan independence, the ROC government is still in fact a government in-exile which claims sovereignty over the whole of China, unless someday in the future it officially [denounces] the claim."

He also recommends the following sites:
Official Website of the Office of the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
"Guidelines for National Unification" (Official Taiwanese Gov't website)
Taiwan Independence Party (Website in Chinese)
World United Formosans for Independence
Democratic Progressive Party (Present ruling party of Taiwan, Pro-Indepednence)
"Mainland Affairs and Unification Policy"
Coalition of Unification in China (Website in Chinese)
New Party (Pro-Unification) (Website in Chinese)
People First Party (Pro-Unification) (Website in Chinese)
Kuomintang (Nationalist Party of China) (Ruling party of the ROC 1928-2000. Founded by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen)
"Republic of China" (Personal pro-unification website. In Chinese)
Chinataiwan.org The official website of the (Mainland) government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) which provides information from their point of view (in short, a propaganda website).

TE PITO O TE HENUA ("The Navel of the World")
TE PITO O TE KAINGA ("The Navel of Mother Earth")
See RAPANUI

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Kingdom of TIBET (Government-In-Exile, People's Republic of China [Occupied Tibet])
(Website maintained by the Goverment of Tibet In-Exile)

The Kingdom of Tibet, an independent, sovereign nation, was invaded and annexed by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on 10 March 1959, and many of the native Tibetans face persecution for practicing their traditional Buddhist faith and for using the Tibetan language. Many of their temples have been destroyed and much of the land has been heavily mined, leaving many sections barren. Their leader, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso (1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner, pictured below), currently resides over the Government In-Exile on donated land in India.
In both the PRC and Occupied Tibet, to fly the Tibetan flag, to print anything in the Tibetan language, to perform the Tibetan National Anthem or even to display a photo of the Dalai Lama, is to risk imprisonment. Many of the faithful display an empty frame to protest this prohibition.

The National Anthem of the Kingdom of Tibet
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet,
giving a commencement speech at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Other Related Websites:

Drepung Loseling Monastery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Free Tibet Campaign
International Campaign for Tibet
The Milarepa Fund
Mongolian & Tibetan Affairs Commission (of Taiwan) (Website in Chinese)
Online Tibet Resource Gathering of Tibet Support Groups
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
UNPO Database (Tibet listings)
China Tibet Information Center [The official People's Republic of China [PRC] site on Tibet. Mostly a propaganda website, since none of the content deals with the Chinese invasion, and they refer to the Dalai Lama as a "seperatist".]

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Native American Tribal Republic of TIMUCUA

"We are an unrecognized Native American tribe that was known as the Timucua which is a tribe of Northern Florida. We were invaded in 1565 by the Spanish when they came here and founded the city of St. Augustine. Our people in the present group called the Native American Tribal Republic of Timucua have some members who can trace their lineage of ancestry back to the original Timucua tribe of Northern Florida through oral tradition. We have been an unorganized group of people prior to August of 2008 who were an informal cultural heritage group exploring and celebrating Native American Heritage. In August of 2008, we decided to retake our place among the nations of the world and formally organized and unilaterally declared our independence as the Native American Tribal Republic of Timucua. We are now officially an unrecognized Native American (Indian) tribal group. Our goal is to seek either de facto or de jure recognition from both the State of Florida and the U.S. Federal Government in a peaceful manner that would allow us to eventually purchase a section of land that our people could settle upon and have as our independent reservation and nation. We are looking to eventually do what the Iroquois have successfully done in establishing a recognized Native American country that lives peacefully along side the U.S." - from an e-mail by R.W. De'Eire, Executive Tribal Chieftain

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TRANSNISTRIA (Moldolva)
[DNIESTER REPUBLIC, DNITSTR, PRIDNESTROV'E, PRIDNESTROVSKAIA MOLDAVSKAIA RESPUBLICA {PMR}, TRANS-DNIESTER, TRANSDNIESTER MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC]

Self-proclaimed republic, founded by ethnic Russians on the shores of the Dniester river, that has broken off from Moldova (The capital city is Tiraspol). The sedition was brought about when ethnic Russians opposed the use of Moldavian (Romanian) as the official language. No nation has recognized Transnistria, but it does have a notable history, a national currency, and a number of related websites:
Tiraspol Times (English language news)
Pridnestrovie.Net (English language informational website)
VisitPMR (Tourism website)
Trans-Dniester Republican Bank (Multi-Language Site; English pages have not been recently updated)
OLVIA-PRESS (Trans-Dniester Information Agency, Tiraspol) (Russian language site)
Kvint Wine & Cognac Distillery (Website inactive as of 11 March 2007)
Article on east-west-wg.org
Flags of the World listing
Wikipedia listing
Thanks to John R. Scharff.

TRANSDNIESTER MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC
TRANSNISTRIA

See TRANS-DNIESTER

TRAVELLERS
See ROM

TURKESTAN
See EASTERN TURKESTAN

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ULSTER (Northern Ireland)
(Website maintained by Ulster Nation Magazine)

Ulster is the much fought-over territory also known as "Northern Ireland"*. While part of the island of Ireland, it is officially British. There are those who seek to keep it British, those who want it part of Ireland, and those, such as the ones who run this website, who would like to have it a seperate, sovereign nation.
*These are the counties of Antrim {Aontroim}, Armagh {Ard Mhacha}, Derry (or Londonderry) {Doire}, Down {An Dún}, Fermanagh {Fear Manach} and Tyrone {Tír Eoghain}.
Thanks to David Nevin.

UYGHURISTAN
UYGHURIA
UYGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION
See EASTERN TURKESTAN

Inverted Vatican Flag
VATICAN IN EXILE

"With the death of Pope Pius XII, according to Canon Law, the Papacy became vacant and the election of Angelo Roncalli as apparently Pope is actually invalid." - from the website
(The Vatican City flag is displayed inverted on this website.)

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VOLKSTAADT Movement (Republic of South Africa)

There is a movement to start a separate White/Afrikaner homeland in South Africa (Ironic, since separate "Tribal homelands" or "bantustans" were established during apartheid to deny South African blacks their citizenships).
The term "volkstaadt" is Afrikaans for "people's state".
The following are websites both directly and indirectly related to the Volkstaadt movement. Some websites may contain racist material.

African Crisis
(New site): http://www.africancrisis.co.za
(Old site): http://www.africancrisis.org
Boer Cyber Volkstaadt
http://www.boer.co.za
Freedom Front (Vryheidsfront)
http://www.vryheidsfront.co.za/english/
I Luv South Africa...But I Hate My Government (blog)
http://iluvsa.blogspot.com/
Volkstaadt.info
http://www.volkstaat.info/

Another organization, Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB, or "Afrikaner Resistance Movement"), founded in 1973, received much publicity and gained a reputation in their heyday as a white supremacist paramilitary group. The group's founder, Eugène Terre'Blanche, was murdered in his sleep on his farm in 4 April 2010, reputedly by two of his farm workers over a pay dispute. Terre'Blanche was the subject of two documentaries by Nick Broomfield: "The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife" (1991), and "His Big White Self" (2006).
http://www.awb.co.za/ (Website is in Afrikaner)

See also ORANIA

VRYHEIDSFRONT
See VOLKSTAADT

WALES
See CYMRU

VLAANDEREN
See FLANDERS

Unofficial postage stamps issued by the Alberta Provincial WCC
WESTERN CANADA CONCEPT

An independence movement for Canada's western provinces.

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WESTERN SAHARA
(Website maintained by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic [SADR])

Disputed territory under Morocco's occupation and a small part is under the control of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), established by the Polisario Front (accepted by the Organization of African Unity as member states).
Multi-lingual website (French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese). See "Site Map" for your choice of language.

XINJIANG
See EASTERN TURKESTAN

Kingdom of YAP (United States of America)
Link moved to Model Countries

Principality of YVETOT (Normandy, France)

This French language website is dedicated to a small principality in Normandy that supposedly was never officially annexed by France. The managers of this website are hinting of ressurecting Yvetot's sovereignty.

YUGOSLAVIA
See CYBER YUGOSLAVIA

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