Nations gain independence to safeguard the rights of their people. But sometimes the causes can be different when micro nations come in to existence. The existence of a micro nation is not just a sudden outburst of the expression for the freedom of rights and lives, but a hardwork done from generations to generations.
In 1980 Swedish artist Lars Vilks was asked to remove the wood and stone sculptures from the Kullaberg beach. The artist threatened by the destruction of his artwork declared sovereignty for that particular part of the beach.
Soon enough this part of land was called Kingdom of Ladonia. Vilks ensured his new state has a manifesto, flag, currency and a language. Population is estimated to be around 14000. Most of this includes the nonresident supporters and artist for the cause.
9. The Kingdom of Redonda
Island of Redonda was discovered and claimed by Matthew D. Sheill. He never lived there but served as the King of the island. He passed the legacy to his son M.P. Sheill: a famous writer. He decides the flag and monarchy style of government. The crown now passed through a number of hands.
8. The Republic Of Minerva
Founded by Micheal Oliver in 1972, this state was envisioned a tax free society. This small country didn’t go unnoticed in the world. Some nearby countries including Australia, New Zealand and Tonga met to discuss the status of Minerva. Tonga soon declared Minerva as part of their country.
7. The Dominion Of Melchizedek
Founded in 1986, this state serves to shelter all possible forms of fraud and theft. Media and activist often raised voices against this state but to no use. Dominion constantly denies the charges and allegations. Citizenship applications are still available on its website.
6. The Principality Of Outer Baldonia
Bought by Russell Arundel in 1948, a small fishing lodge was build here. This was the place where on weekend after drink, Russell and some of his friends coined the name and constitution.
Late 70’s witnessed the birth of Frestonia in the Notting region of London UK. Some unlawful residents and other threatened people all joined hands to guard their lifestyle declared themselves a sovereign nation. Public agreed its approval. With the media hype it seemed difficult for city authorities to abolish Frestonia.