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Abandoned Council of Ministries Building
Ruins of a former government building destroyed during the Georgian-Abkhaz war in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union.
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An unrecognized micronation declared by Greenpeace to protect the glaciers of Chile.
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Republic of Önneköp
This micronation's flag honors its favorite drink, Kaffegöken, or "cuckoo-coffee."
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Reids Flat, Australia
Empire of Atlantium
The smallest country in Australia is a principled little thing with a friendly emperor.
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Republic of Minerva
A failed utopia, shut down by a more legitimate nation.
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The most peaceful "country" in the Middle East.
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A self-proclaimed libertarian micro-state on a tiny bit of disputed territory between Serbia and Croatia.
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This experimental utopian "city of the future" in rural India may hold a dark secret.
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Interviewing the President of the Sovereign Nation Inside Nevada
The micronation of Molossia is very real to its leader.
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Republic of Zaqistan
A proto micro-nation sometimes populated by artists, surrounded on all sides by a Utah most barren
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Paulava Republic (Pavlov Republic)
Once known throughout Europe, this tiny and unusually progressive 18th century micro-nation within Lithuania now lies in ruins.
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Republic of Uzupis
This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official
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Finding the Real Transnistria: Where the Soviet Union Forgot to Die
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The Art of Micronations: Rebellion through Creative Land Conquests
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Rough and Ready, California
Rough and Ready
The first U.S. town to secede from the Union, only to vote themselves right back in
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A forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union, Transnistria is an unrecognised country hidden behind a heavily militarised border between Moldova and Ukraine.
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