"After years in the security document industry I have founded the Atlantic Bank Note Company. We offer world class banknotes and other security documents at prices affordable to small businesses, communities, and individuals. Banknotes for micronations is a specialty." - Thomas Stebbins, Posting on alt.micronations
"The Bct.io Portal is a portal to all major websites, personal and professional, relating to "BCT", or the Hon. Most Rev. Dr. Cesidio Tallini. The portal also allows people to contact Tallini and to receive periodic email news about Tallini." - from an e-mail by HMRD Cesidio Tallini
The personal website of Christian Butterbach, containing many texts dealing with individual sovereignty, anarchism, panarchism, exterritorialism ("The Exterritorial Imperative").
Website is in English, French and German.
This is a unique listing. It concerns a property boundary dispute between two people in rural Pennsylvania, and one of the people involved has written his website in the form an international territorial dispute.
"The Cesid.io Portal is a domain hack portal to all major entities relating to "BCT", or the Hon. Most Rev. Dr. Cesidio Tallini, from the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago, to the Cyberterra; from The Tallini Family, to the Fifth World Community; from the Micronational Professional Registry, to Saint René Descartes University, and a whole lot more. - from an e-mail by HMRD Cesidio Tallini
This is an extensive on-line atlas and informational website on the (real) countries and lands of the world.
NOTICE: This website is run by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the USA and may be subject to monitoring.
For those seeking to start a micronation within the USA, you may wish to establish your own currency.
This is perfectly legal on the following provisions: 1) The currency issued is fully redeemable with USA currency (Federal Reserve Notes).
2) The currency issued is in denominations no smaller than one US dollar ($1).
3) They are taxable income when traded for professional goods or services.
4) They do not fully resemble, nor can be confused with, actual USA currency, either paper or coinage.
The best (and most successful) example of this is the Ithaca Hours project, established by merchants in Ithaca, New York. Ithaca Hour notes are issued at $10 to the Hour. So, the above pictured "eighth hour" note is worth $1.25.
The founder of the project is Mr. Paul Glover. He runs his own website at IthacaHours.com.
Other community currencies are listed at Wikipedia.
A company called Atlantic
Bank Note Company provides security printing. They appear to be micronation-friendly.
A website devoted to just about any and all things related to and happening in the city of Cork, Ireland. This website is written with a great deal of civic pride and a spry sense of humor. Visit this site to see what is happening in their "home by the Lee".
Okay, you've probably heard about this one (so please stop writing me about it). Yes, it's on a real island (8 acres in total, and located at Longitude 62.4 West, Latitude 18.6 North), but it is not a sovereign nation! It is a private resort owned by Tequila Cuervo La Rojena, S.A. de C.V., located on Marina Cay,
which is part of the British West Indies in Tortola. Marina Cay is also the site of a resort owned by Pusser's Resorts and Hotels
(A division of Pussers Ltd.,
distillers of Pusser's Rum).
French language site offering digital renderings of flags and MP3's of national anthems.
"'Dagobert's Revenge' is a printed magazine that explores the topics of Judeo-Christian history, royal bloodlines, modern musick, conspiracy theories, the occult, fringe
science, Freemasonry, the Holy Grail, the Knights Templar, and various other esoteric subjects. ... This site is intended to be a resource point for those interested in the subject matter of 'Dagobert's
Revenge'." - from the website
A libertarian-monarchist model country project that doesn't exactly fit into the "micronation" theme, but has it's members form their own "household governments". The founder, the late Marc Eric Ely-Chaitlin(1959-2001),
claimed dynastic decendency dating back to King David, and sought the establishment of a royalist government in the USA. His website, www.worldfreeinternet.us
details his ideas and writings (as well as numerous other links).
Rolf Palmberg's excellent listing of enclaves of countries located within the boundries of other countries.
(Note: This site does not list sovereign nations located within other nations, such as San Marino within Italy, but parts of nations within other nations, such as Llivia, a Spanish town in southern France.)
"An enclave is a geographical territory which is
completely surrounded by foreign territory. Such a territory is called an enclave only in respect to the surrounding foreign territory and an exclave in respect to the territory to which
it is politically attached." - from the website
"Encyclopædia Cicerone is intended to become a comprehensive listing of micronations, imaginary countries or states, virtual nations, countries or cities, imaginary cities or
planets and the forms of artistic expression within that world." - from the website
NOTE: As of 27 November 2001, this website has
apparently vanished. Any information as to the project will be welcome.
If you're from the USA and decide to make you way to a real foreign country, this is the site to investigate. For émigrés, expatriates, and those who consider being one.
There's also a list of Micronation and New Country websites (including this one!) listed here.
Warnings about 419 scams, true
micronational scams, and other kinds of scams, as well as tips from PayPal.com, Monster.com, the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the New York State Office of Homeland Security.
Financial and Tax Fraud Education Associates, Inc. See Quatloos
James L. Erwin's incredibly researched site listing the many nation-states, free cities, schisms and sovereignties that history has forgotten or neglected.
Website is now at a new URL! Alternative Routing URL here.
Inspired by the concept of "Galt's Gultch" from Ayn Rand's novel Atlas
Shrugged, this is a website-in-progress on various topics about building a sustainable community away from the prying eyes of society.
Probably the finest and most convincing "forgery" on the Internet. To all the world, this is the official website of a small island nation; a former territorial holding of the USA with an active history and thriving economy. In reality, the three islands (which really do exist and are USA Territories) are unpopulated.
Stephen Abbott deserves applause for taking so much time and effort in creating a very impressive (and somewhat subversive) website.
(To be honest, the first time I visited this website, it had me fooled!)
This began as an on-line role-playing game run by vexilologists (flag designers) where participants build their own countries on imaginary planets, but has branched out into wider interests, including several outright micronations that use the context of the ImagiNations worlds as "locations".
Thanks to Jake Gibson for this information!
"Independent Long Island (ILI) started as secessionist project.
"However, over time Long Island residents proved to be unconcerned as to why no state of the union is more restrictive to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, unconcerned about why they suffer one of the highest tax rates in the US.
"Independent Long Island is no longer a secessionist project. Just as any Italian-American organisation is not a secessionist nation, not even a nation in exile, but a cultural heritage institution, Independent Long Island is now a cultural heritage institution as well." - from an e-mail by HMRD Cesidio Tallini Additional information here.
"Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects and dreams...
"This Web site serves the growing communities movement. We provide important information and access to crucial resources for seekers of community, existing and forming communities, and other friends of community." - from a guestbook entry
"InvisibleHand.nl is an independent private initiative, to promote:
- the economic and moral sides of international free trade and free enterprise;
- moral guidelines which stimulate private property and
entrepeneurship, mutual respect and personal growth;
The main activity of InvisibleHand.nl is the blog, which will ask attention for actual or more classical articles in the realm of globalization, economic development and international trade. Mostly this site will be updated twice a week." - from the website
A mock website that "promotes" a Christian nation as mapped out by the 2004 Presidential Election results (ie; The Republican [red] states being "Jesusland" and the Democratic [blue] states being "The United States of Canada").
Other websites of interest are the US-run Sorry Everybody and the
Satirical website promoting a series of humor books in the form of tourist guidebooks to fictional states (Anyone who has read any of the Lonely
Planet guidebooks will know exactly what I mean). The first three books of the series, written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch, are Molvanîa; A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry, Phâic
Tan; Sunstroke On a Shoestring and San
Sombrèro: Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups. Other planned books include references to the non-existant lands of Costa Del Pom, Pfaffländ, Gastronesia, Sherpastan, and two additional books: Arduous Walks ("From the rain-drenched beech forests of Waidafukoo to the ankle-twisting steppes of Blisterstan, this guide will take you there, step by painful step.") and Travel For Seniors ("Featuring the World's 10 quietest capitals, tips on the best way to lodge a complaint, and the fifty most likely places you would have left your reading glasses.").
Kendall's National Anthems Reference Page See NationalAnthems.info
An on-line personality test to determine what type of person you'd be in a medieval society.
While intended as a personality test for corporate office personell, this is an intriguing website in its own right.
A research/archival project of John Zube. He is compiling a CD-ROM of essays and articles concerning libertarianism, anarchism, sovereignty, and related issues.
A supplementary website can be found here.
Anthony "Indy" Magnoli, a collector and manufacturer of film and TV props, offers his services to make passports for your micronation. Each one is hand-made (or can be mass-produced) and prices vary as to the features requested.
"Margaritaville" is a mythical island that is "...in the tropics somewhere between the Port of Indecision and Southwest of Disorder", popularized in the song of the same name (which
takes it's title from the famous tequila cocktail). The song was written by Jimmy Buffett and performed with his musical group, the Coral Reefer (sic) Band. It remains a cult hit long after fading from the Top-10 charts. Musician, Author, Actor and Environmental Activist Jimmy Buffett has parlayed the song's popularity (along with the devoted following of his fans, known affectionately as "Parrotheads") into a chain of stores and cafes (including "Cheeseburger in Paradise"), as well as a tequila, a beer (Landshark
Lager), a line of footwear (Soles of the Tropics), a "frozen concoction maker" and a web radio
station (which can also be heard on satellite radio in North America: XM Channel 55 and Sirius Channel 31).
"The MCS is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a contiguous map for micronations based solely within cyberspace. These are sometime referred to as virtual or cyber-nations. In layman's terms - the MCS is for any non-territorial
online community that seeks to represent itself on a ficticious world alongside other states like itself. Our members range from online simulations based on science fiction, to realistic communities based on
such concepts as Zoroastrianism. For a more in-depth understanding of what micronations are, this site can prove quite helpful and informative. - from the website
"This is the place to debate all possible and impossible topics related to micronational olympics. We would like to ask the help and support from all micronationalists to make this a lasting effort and common cause in micronationalism." - from the website
"Apart from a few serious secessionist movements, most micronations are essentially nation-state simulations, with varying degrees of seriousness. Unlike role-playing games,
micronations have real people who compete for fame, fortune and power, and engage in lively debate and entertainment. Many nations incorporate popular sports and economic simulations.
"Altogether, they are an ideal environment for those who are interested in politics and communities to experiment with and experience different types of government, and to meet a diverse range of interesting people. It's a whole world unto itself... - from the website
This website features the Micronational
News Network EZBoard forum.
"A Direct Democracy System Through Internet, in which the citizens will be able to vote in each law/action of the government, without the need of politicians." - from the website NOTE: As of 27 November 2001, this website has
apparently been shut down.
The domain is listed as being for sale.
A detailed website, complete with an
assortment of links, devoted to the one and only Joshua Abraham Norton (1811-1880), the 19th century eccentric who, after losing his entire fortune (and perhaps much of his sanity) trying to corner the San Francisco market in rice, proclaimed himself "His Imperial Majesty, Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico" and was openly embraced by San Franciscans as their "monarch".
Despite being penniless, he was treated with courtesy
and respect by his fellow San Franciscans, was allowed to eat for free at the city's finest establishments, was allowed to ride for free on the city's trolley cars, was given free rent in a boarding house, and
even marched at the head of the annual Police parade.
He had his own paper currency printed with his
likeness, which was accepted at face value by San Francisco merchants. The notes are very rare and are now highly prized by collectors.
One of his official proclamations in 1872 was: "Whoever after due and proper warning shall be heard to utter the abdominal word 'Frisco,' which has no linguistic or other warrant, shall be deemed
guilty of a High Misdemeanor..." To this day, San Franciscans still refuse to use the term "Frisco" to refer to their city.
Another of his proclamations called for a bridge to
be built over San Francisco Bay. In 1933, construction began on what is now the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. In 2004, an unsuccessful resolution was made to rename a new span of the bridge after him.
When he died in abject poverty on 8 January 1880, the San Francisco Chronicle reported his passing the next day with the headline "Le Roi est Mort" (The King is Dead). The San Francisco Morning Call wrote, "Norton the First, by the grace of God Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, departed this
life." Several hundred people filed past his body as it lay in state at an undertaker's shop. He was buried on 10 January at San Francisco's Masonic Cemetery, with a funeral cortage reportedly 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) long. An estimated 30,000 people attended his burial. The day after his burial, the skies above San Francisco were darkened by a total solar eclipse.
On 30 June 1934, his remains was moved to Woodlawn
Memorial Park in Colma, California. During the time his coffin was above ground, flags in the city were lowered to half-staff and businesses closed their doors. His tombstone reads:
OF THE UNITED STATES
PROTECTOR OF MEXICO
JOSHUA A. NORTON
1819 - 1880
Another good source of information on Emperor Norton
is an entry in Wikipedia.
In 1973, during his probems with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), musician John Lennon, along with his wife Yoko Ono, "founded" the conceptual nation of Nutopia. According to their declaration and appeal for recognition by the United Nations (appropriately dated 1 April 1973, April Fool's Day), Nutopia had no borders or passports, was governed "cosmic" laws, and one became a citizen by being aware of Nutopia. The Nutopian flag was solid white. On John Lennon's album "Mind Games", there is a track entitled "Nutopian International Anthem". It consists of three seconds of silence.
In 2006 a Nutopia website was created by Lions Gate Entertainment, the producers of the documentary The U.S. Versus John Lennon.
Website: Welcome To Nutopia
This is the home of the Seasteading Project, which aims to build sovereign, self-sufficient floating platforms, thus creating new territory on the oceans. Our fundamental principle is to approach this ambitious vision in a realistic manner. This includes using conventional technologies whenever possible, coming up with profitable business models, and progressing by bootstrapping through a
reasonable series of steps. - from the website
"Creating a worldwide Secession Network based on principles of: Right to Secede - Community-Based Secession - Libertarian/Decentralist Political Processes - Nonviolent Secession and Institutions" - from the website
A "historic" (and absolutely charming) website devoted to a fictional island cluster in the North Pacific Ocean, created by cartoonist Ken Fletcher. The achipelago's "history" (circa
1920-1945) has been added to by various writers and cartoonists, both professional and amateur.
"The purpose of this FAQ is to provide concise, authoritative rebuttals to nonsense about the U.S. tax system that is frequently posted in misc.taxes, and on web sites scattered throughout the Internet, by a variety of fanatics, idiots, and dupes,
frequently referred to by the courts as 'tax protesters'."
"This 'FAQ' is therefore not a collection of frequently asked questions, but a collection of frequently made assertions, together with an explanation of why each assertion is false.
"And the assertions addressed in this FAQ are not merely false, but completely ridiculous, requiring not just ignorance of law and history, but a suspension of logic and reason." - from the website
Another good source of refutation of anti-tax claims is the Internal Revenue Service itself, especially their resources "The Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments" and "Why Do I Have to Pay Taxes?"
To those who insist there is no law requiring anyone to pay taxes, Financial & Tax Fraud Education Associates, Inc. (F&TFEA), the publishers of Quatloos.com, has set up the webpage HereIsTheLaw.com, which shows why you're wrong. According to the website, the folks at F&TFEA...
"...will pay the sum of $10 million in cash to the first person who can prove to the satisfaction of any U.S. Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court that there is no law that makes the average American liable to pay the income tax." By the way, you have to prove it in court. Don't bother telling them about your "theories".
And besides, if there was a "silver bullet" to avoid paying taxes ,someone would have found it by now!
An website devoted to dissident activity in the USA. Be prepared for harsh language and graphic photos.
"Well thanks to the Bush Administration using your tax money to pay the millions of dollars it costs for those anti-drug commercials that you all saw over and over again during the baseball playoffs, we are now fully aware that anyone that has ever smoked a joint is responsible for murdering some innocent family somewhere. Is there really anyone so stupid to believe that? Hey I got an idea. Let's legalize the Constitution so we can grow our own bud..... we can then cut out the middle man and save a family:)" - from the website NOTE: Website suspended as of 25 June 2003.
"We are searching for REAL Micro Nations and all Fifth World Nations who wish to join a league similar to the United Nations. Any nation which is serious and has the goal of gaining land and announcing their sovereignty to the world please feel free to e-mail us...and request to join our league. We feel those nations who have these goals as there own should have a place where they can talk with others who share similar goals and be able to meet and share information as well as friendships." - from the website
Promotional website for the book "Unreal Estate: the Men Who Sold the Moon" by Virgiliu Pop. To quote an e-mail from Mr. Pop, "While the
book deals mainly with the sale of extraterrestrial
real estate, one of its chapters is dedicated to the
Nation of Celestial Space, created in 1948 and
encompassing all of the Universe."
This book may be purchased through this website's bookstore.
"Specialising in the study of coins, medallic pieces, banknotes and related numismatic, pseudonumismatic and exonumismatic material issued by unrecognised states, alternative governments, rebel and secessionist groups, political associations,
alternative currency promoters, chivalric orders, new country projects, micronations and related entities, commercial organisations, artists, writers, film makers, royal pretenders and exiles, fantasists and
utopian visionaries." - from the website
"The flag for Vinnland, or more precisely "the
people's technocratic republic of Vinnland" appears on the back of the three latest albums of the Goth-Rockgroup Type O Negative as well on numerous t-shirts. The flag is supposed to symbolize the republic of Vinnland situated in north America. Vinnland and it's flag are the brain child of the hulking blackhaired frontman of the band Type O
Negative: Peter Steele. Steele incorporated his idea's of paganism, left/right wing political flirtations and his own heritage (his mother was part Icelandic) into a concept of a republic named after the first name the Vikings gave to north America: Vinland."
According to Wikipedia,
the flag has been adopted of groups of various distinction, including Germanic Neo-Pagans, White Seperatists, White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis, some of whom propose establishing a separate white homeland
in North America (It is very doubtful that these groups have any direct ties to the band Type O Negative).
This is (was?) a very bold art project by Swiss-born Australian artist Tom Müeller. It is a replica passport that is, in his words, "...steeped in the language of bureaucracy and the
world of administration, it operates to permeate beyond the role of nationalism and uses the platform of art to liberate these confined boundaries that contemporary society imposes on us. Breaking the sense of national boundaries and pushing new frontiers."
While it is very official looking document, the artist stresses it is an artistic concept and is not to be used as an actual passport.
NOTE: In 2002, the Australian Federal Police intercepted a shipment of his passport artworks shipped from Europe, mistaking them for fake identification that might be used by terrorists. Müeller
himself was brought in for questioning and after convincing authorties
that he was an artist and not a terrorist, was released.
A group that is striving to establish a global democratic government and issues passports and other identity documents that have been recognized on a de facto basis over 130 countries, and on a de jure (official) basis in six (Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Mauritania, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia).
The organization was founded by WW2 US Army Air Force bomber pilot and Prisoner of War Garry Davis
(former stage actor and son of bandleader Meyer Davis), who made headlines around the world on 22 November 1948, when he and several like-minded people interrupted
the UN General Assembly in Paris, demanding the formation of a democratic world government.
"World Statesmen is an encyclopedia of nations, colonies, international and religious organizations, and other polities. Country facts, maps, anthems, flags, links, and multiple
indexes will help you explore the fascinating world of global politics and history." - from the website
Listings include international organizations, religious groups and terrorist organizations.