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UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
Not the "evil empire" of old, but a micronation of the same name. (Just think of all the money they can save using all that old stationary!)
Reportedly, this project is defunct, but the website is still functioning. An article on the group can be found here.
Renamed The Sovereign Order of Treeesia
Mark Valentine, an incurable bookworm (and I mean that in a positive way!), discovered information about a Victorian model country project founded by students in Upware, England in 1851.
"The members of the Republic included several who were to become eminent in various spheres in later life, including a Master of the Rolls, a Solicitor-General, two co-authors of an authoritative work on the natural history of Central America, a President of the Alpine Club (the mountaineering society), the man who sold Lord's cricket ground to the MCC, and many others. But perhaps the most intriguing name in the Republic's records is that of Samuel Butler, the author of the imaginary-world satire, Erewhon." - from the website
After 5 or 6 years, the students' involvement seemed to have vanished. But in November 2001, Mark Valentine re-launched the model country, which now has 15 citizens who are in discussions to obtain a physical presence for the Republic in the village of Upware itself.
ADDENDUM: The original Victorian minute book of the Republic has been located.
UTAGED, The Unknown Planet
V-TOPIA (Website is in Chinese)
According to micropatriologist DD Ting, this is an on-line version of "V-Topia", a Chinese language novel by Zhang Xiguo.
See Kingdoms of ELGALAND AND VARGALAND
Kingdom of VIRTUSTAN
"Virtusta'n - independent virtual kingdom, formed on 29 November, 2004. Population - 35 citizens on February 2006. Humans (97,3%), compose the majorities of population, cats (2,2%) and bots further them follow (0,5%). (According to the Virtustan Laws bots (artificially created software-hardware complexes) and domestic animals (pets) they have rights to the limited citizenship). Basic language: Russian. The form of control - monarchist, kingdom at present governs created its king Prool I." - from an e-mail
Website is in Russian with automatic English translation via BabelFish.
VIVO ESPACE Democratic Republic
"The Vivo Espace Democratic Republic is an independent micronation founded in 1976 in what was formerly the United Kingdom. Following a food embargo it ceded its territory back to the UK but continued as a virtual nation and remains so to this day.
Vespacia (the official short form of the Republic's name) is the homeland of those who believe that people and nations should do what is RIGHT rather than what they can get away with or what is politically expedient. Vespacia believes that all people, everywhere, should become Vespacian citizens as holding and promoting these values will make the world a better place.
Vespacia is called a republic because its citizens decide who should rule it and what form of government it should have. At present Vespacia is a qualified absolute monarchy, i.e. the monarch's word is law but the citizens can remove the monarch or adopt an entirely different system at any time. The present ruler is the country's founder, His Serene Highness King of the Vespacians Rumwold." - from an e-mail by His Serene Highness
Kingdom of YAP
"On these pages you will learn about the history of Yap, and about the current Monarch, Marshall O'Keefe. The Goverment in Exile's goal is to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the restoration of the historic Yap Monarchy, as founded by David Dean O'Keefe in the 19th Century." - from the website
(Named after a Kurt Weill song written during his exile in France.)
Kingdom of ZARAHEMLA
Link moved to New Country Projects upon request of King Spence of Zarahemla
See NICHTSBURG ET ZILCHSTADT
Principality of ZUGESBUCHT (Congregatio
Catolica Sine Dogma)
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