Micronations

Vice News Tonight

We met 27 people who claim to be the rulers of their own countries

Oliver Noble
8.3.17
Micronations

The Strange History of Talossa, a Bedroom That Was Also a Country

An imaginary kingdom with a teenage ruler, hundreds of internet citizens, and real life consequences.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.22.16
Travel

How to Claim Your Very Own Island

Thanks to a 19th century law, Americans can lay claim to any uninhabited island with birdshit on it.
Michaela Cross
4.6.16
Travel

How a Teenage Dream Spawned the Only Micronation on Airbnb

Atlantium is a non-territorial global sovereign entity near Sydney, Australia that almost went to war with another micronation over a dispute about stamps.
James Baines; Photos by Lauren Stopps
2.9.16
News

Croatian Police Are Preventing the Settlement of the Micronation of Liberland

Liberland was founded on a three square mile parcel of what its founder says is no-man's land, but Croatia begs to differ.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.14.15
Internet

The Digital Nation for College Grads Pissed About Living with Their Parents

"Seceding is the first step to success."
Jordan Pearson
5.28.15
News

There's a Second Made-Up Country in Eastern Europe and It Runs on Dogecoin

But not everyone is convinced that the founders of Enclava are serious about their new country.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.25.15
News

Liberland Leader Arrested for Trespassing in His Own Made-Up Country

The president of the self-proclaimed country Liberland was reportedly arrested while attempting to enter the new nation on Saturday.
Kari Paul
5.12.15
Internet

How the Internet Forever Changed Starting Your Own Country

"It was a zero to 60 moment."
Jordan Pearson
5.11.15
Travel

We Spent May Day Trying to Party in the World's Newest 'Country'

Thanks to both the Croatian and Serbian border police, nobody made it to Liberland's launch. Not even its own president.
Petra Živić and Marko Grujić
5.5.15
Internet

Is Starting Your Own Country GOOD or BAD?

A Czech politician just created a new nation called Liberland. A good call? Motherboard debates.
Jason Koebler & Jordan Pearson
4.24.15
News

A Czech Libertarian Has Declared a New Micronation in the Balkans

The Free Republic of Liberland, a micronation in disputed territory between Serbia and Croatia, has a website, a flag, and a coat of arms, Now, it's looking for citizens.
Mark Hay
4.17.15
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