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.
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.
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
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.
The Digital Nation for College Grads Pissed About Living with Their Parents
"Seceding is the first step to success."
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.
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.
How the Internet Forever Changed Starting Your Own Country
"It was a zero to 60 moment."
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
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
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.
On the Ground in Transnistria, the Tiny Oppressive State That Wants to Join Russia
Western pundits have described the autonomous region of Moldova as the "next Crimea," but is Russia really about to invade?