• Micronations
  • Founded 8 May 1987
  • Founder Eric Lis
  • Citizens 365
  • Anthem Home Is Where I Hang My Towel

This micronation was first conceived by five-year-old Eric Lis in 1987 and was completely fictional until Eric grew up and decided to turn it from a hobby into a political entity, it went online in 1997. Now, anyone can sign up to be a citizen and the territories consist of a number of colonies—terrestrial and extra-terrestrial. They include a square kilometre of land in Australia, a house-sized area in Montreal (containing the ‘Embassy to Everything Else’), a colony on Mars, the northern hemisphere of Pluto, and an imaginary planet. Silliness is never far away as the motto on the coat of arms states: ‘It’s a silly old world; let’s keep it that way.’