Your own MicroNation

Friday, 13 April 2012   |   Creativity Challenges

MapWell well well. It's Friday 13th.  A day that is typically considered to be one of bad luck and misfortune.  What better day to begin a grand adventure.  There are many ideas out there that at first glance seem quite crazy.  This weeks challenge involves one that I thought was silly to the Nth degree when I first heard of it.  Then I discovered that many people have actually undertaken it, and had quite a bit of fun with it.

Your challenge this week is to concoct your own micronation.  Think about what the titles of it's rulers would be, what currency it will have, what special laws it may have etc.

You might also like to design your own flag and coat of arms too if you're feeling artisticly inclined.

Think too about where you would declare your nation.  Would it be your home, or a piece or farmland etc, or would you create an island out at see?

A micronation is an entity that claims to be independant from any other country (even the one whose land it was formed from).  They are typically not recognised by world governments or international organisations and exist only on paper or the internet.  The creators of these micronations are often quite eccentric.  But then you'd have to be, just a little, to undertake such an action.

You can find a list of micronations here but two interesting ones are the Principality of Sealand and the Principality of Hutt River.

Visiting their websites, you'll get an idea on what's involved in creating your very own micronation.   You don't have to actually create your micronation, merely think about what you would do if you did. 

Have fun and be creative.  Feel free to leave us a comment telling us what your micronation would be called and what it's defining features are.  If you create a website for it, leave a link too so others can check it out.


Remember to check back next Friday when our next Creativity Challenge will be released.

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