• Micronations
  • Founded 1 April, 1973
  • Embassy 1 White St., Tribeca

On the 1st of April, 1973 John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced: ‘[...] the birth of a conceptual country, NUTOPIA. Citizenship of the country can be obtained by declaration of your awareness of NUTOPIA. NUTOPIA has no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people. NUTOPIA has no laws other than cosmic. All people of NUTOPIA are ambassadors of the country. As two ambassadors of NUTOPIA, we ask for diplomatic immunity and recognition in the United Nations of our country and its people.’ The Nutopian anthem (included on Lennon’s album Mind Games) consists of only a few seconds of silence, finding a resemblance in John Cage's 4’33’’. Besides stating an ideology that is in line with the famous song ‘Imagine’ this was also seen as a satirical response to Lennon’s ongoing immigration troubles.