• Micronations
  • Founded 13 April 1999
  • Founder Howard Turney
  • Area 322 km²

New Utopia is an unclaimed plot of land in the Caribbean Sea. It lies off the Cayman islands and was started as an entrepreneurial venture by Howard Turney, who later changed his name to Prince Lazarus Long. He dreamt of a hyper-capitalist tax-haven, citing the of writings of Ayn Rand, Napoleon Hill, Robert Heinlein, Dale Carnegie, and Adam Smith as inspiration. Turnley raised $100 million twith the aim of building houses out of floating concrete but was later accused of a ‘fraudulent nationwide Internet scheme’. Turnley died in 2012, the project has recently been revived by his daughter Elizabeth Henderson, who promises to have New Utopia completed by 2021.