Ever wanted to print your own currency? Wear a military uniform everywhere you go? Or declare war on Australia? Liam Ryan takes you on a tour of the world’s craziest ’micronations’ whose self proclaimed rulers have done all those things and more, to hilarious effect.
Frustrated with politics and the trajectory of your nation? Life buffed flat by the daily grind? Small altercation with your local council? Sometimes it’s enough to make you want to throw up your hands and say ‘screw this, I’m going to make my own tiny country’. And you know what? Some people do just that. They pull the trigger on crazy, claim dominion over a shard of land, ensconce themselves as ruler and hope some careless bureaucrat will accidentally refer to them in an official communication thus acknowledging their existence. BOOM: a “nation” is kind of born.