Micronation – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Micronations are countries started by one or a group of people which is not noticed by the United Nations. These countries are mostly used in people’s heads, or on the internet.

People make micronations for lots of reasons. Some are to show they do not like their main country (for example the UK), or if they want to make money, or to use it as a place for themselves.

Here is a list of some Micronations;

Republic of Dolmatovka (2014).

Some micronations play in competitions.

The biggest football organisation for micronations is known as the MFA (Micronational Football Association), founded by Joe Foxon in 2009. It has 13 micronations from 7 countries as members. It makes a competition every 4 years called the MFA World Cup for all the micronations in the world to play in. The first World Cup will be in Southern England in 2013.

Every year there is a chess competition for micronations to play in. It is played on the computer and in the first year, 3 micronations took part.

Every year there is a singing competition called the MicroVision Song Contest. Micronations make a song and put it on the internet, and then other micronations vote for the best song. The winner then makes the next one.

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Introduction; MicroWiki is the largest online encyclopdia about micronations, small and often rather eccentric nations that are unrecognised by the wider international community.The wiki is being continually improved and updated by hundreds of editors, with content being moderated by a small group of staff.Since its creation on 27 May 2005, the site has grown to become one of the largest …

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The list is intended to include entities that claim independence but are not recognized by any major world government, and inclusion (or exclusion) should not be seen as an endorsement of any specific claim to statehood in legal terms.

Entities that are currently inactive or defunct are in italics.

Free City of Remus (De Facto)

Mick Enok

Repblica de las Islas y Peones Mediterrneos de Ultramar

aka the Jarian Republic

Frederik Nauem

, Antarctica

Council

President Smith

P.M. Buchanan

& Europe

Prince Alban I,

Prince Harland I,

Prince Inigo I

President Jetsoni W.

I

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Inside the world’s strangest micronations – telegraph.co.uk

The world’s newest micronation has half a million prospective citizens, runs on crytocurrency donations, and lays claim to a disputed four-mile sandbank on the Danube.

Liberland, founded by Czech economist turned politicianVt Jedlika in 2015, has low-tax, libertarian ideals (its motto is “live and let live”) and is a very much a micronation for the 21st century. All business is conducted by email, 100 key representatives in various countries communicate via Skype, it acceptsBitcoin, Bitcoin Cash andEthereum and is about to start distributing its own digital currency.

But efforts to establish itself territorially have not gone down well with local authorities. The strip of land in question, on the border between Croatia and Serbia, is disputed by the two nations. A legal loophole stops Croatia from claiming the area, but that hasn’t prevented Croatian officials from arrestingJedlika when he tries to set up a camp.

“The situation on the mainland in Liberland is still difficult as Croatian police illegally persecute all visitors and settlers,” he says. “We are waiting for exoneration from the Croatian constitutional court but for now, our settlement has essentially moved to the river, where we host visitors almost on a daily basis.”

Many of those visitors are British,he claims, while support for the project has also been offered by the likes ofRoger Ver, an early investor in Bitcoin, andPatrik Schumacher, the chief executive of Zaha Hadid Architects, who has submitted potential designs for Liberland’s future cityscape.

Jedlikaadds: “We are constantly looking into options that would entail more Liberlands being created. Right now there are potential candidates in Africa and Central America,” he says. “Liberland can be created anywhere, but it all depends on the locals.”

Liberland is by no means the first micronation. There have been countless attempts to establish independent states, for a variety of noble and misguided reasons. Here are 10 of the most notable examples.

The self-proclaimed “prince” of this micronation in Western Australia abdicated in 2017 due to poor health, after an impressive 47 years in power. Prince Leonard (real name Leonard George Casley) presided over the Principality of Hutt River for almost half a century after announcing its secession in 1970 in protest at the government’s agricultural policy. But the 91-year-old has now handed his position and ceremonial robes over to his son, Graeme.

Located 350 miles north of Perth, the Principality of Hutt River has become a popular tourist attraction, attracting up to 40,000 visitors each year. It is big around 75 square kilometres but has only 30 permanent residents (and a further 13,000+ overseas citizens). It issues its own commemorative coins, and even accepts company registrations (although the Australian Taxation Office has raised doubt as to their legality).

While no nations recognise Hutt River’s sovereignty,Prince Leonard and The Queen have exchanged correspondence. In 2016, he wrote to congratulate her on her 90th birthday, after which her senior correspondence officer replied: “I am able to convey Her Majesty’s good wishes to you and to all concerned for a most enjoyable and successful celebration… to mark the forty-sixth anniversary of the Principality of Hutt River.”

Located between the islands of Nevis and Montserrat, the tiny island of Redonda was – according to legend – claimed by Matthew Dowdy Shiell in 1865, who, with the alleged approval of the British Colonial Office, took with it the title of “King”. The title was then given to his son, the author Matthew Phipps Shiell, who claims he was crowned in 1880, at the age of 15, by a bishop from Antigua. There are currently at least four claimants to the throne, while in 2007 the Wellington Arms in Southampton tried to get around the smoking ban by declaring itself an embassy of Redonda.

This Second World War sea fort, seven miles off the Suffolk coast, was seized by pirate radio broadcaster Paddy Roy Bates in 1967. Bates sought to establish the platform as a sovereign state, and in 1968 a British court bolstered his claims by declaring it outside of British jurisdiction (Bates had been summoned by the law after firing warning shots at two workers who were attempting to service a navigational buoy nearby).

The 0.025 km fort has its own constitution, flag, national anthem, coat of arms, currency (the Sealand dollar) and passport, and even survived an audacious attempted German invasion in 1978.Alexander Achenbach hired German and Dutch mercenaries to lead the attack, using speedboats and helicopters, while Bates and his wife were in England. They stormed the offshore platform, taking the couple’s son, Michael, hostage. But Michael was able to retake the micronation using stashed weapons andAchenbach spent several weeks under lock and key. A German diplomat eventually secured his release; Achenbach would go on to set up agovernment in exile in Germany.

Bates died in 2012 and was succeeded as Prince of Sealand by Michael, who now lives in Suffolk.

In 1982, in an effort to curb drug smuggling, the US Border Patrol set up an inspection point on the road between the Florida Keys and the mainland, resulting in long traffic jams and a drop in visitors. The mayor of Key West, Dennis Wardlow, concluding that the roadblock was effectively a border station, did the only reasonable thing: he declared full-blown independence. Continuing his protest, Wardlow declared war on the US, surrendered a minute later, and then applied for $1bn in foreign aid. The stunt helped shed light on the city’s plight and the inspection point was shifted, but the name of the Conch Republic continues to be used for promotional purposes.

Conceived by Kevin Baugh in 1977, as part of a school project, and established in 1999, Molossia consists solely of Baugh’s one-acre home in Nevada. Baugh (the president, naturally) describes it as a “dictatorial banana-republic” where martial law is in place “due to unrest and the ever-present foreign menace from over the border”.

Molossia, while itself unrecognised, has numerous treaties with other micronations, and claims it was one of the first countries to recognise Kosovo. It also claims to be at war with East Germany. That East Germany no longer exists doesn’t faze Baugh. He points out that Ernst Thlmann Island, off the coast of Cuba and named after a Weimar Germanpolitician and symbolically handed to East Germany is 1972, was never mentioned in the 1990Treaty on the Final Settlement.

All of Baugh’s efforts haven’t gone unrewarded his home attracts a modest number of tourists, with visits arranged on request.

Rather more inclusive than Kevin Baugh’s one-home republic is the micronation found in the bohemian Uupis district of Vilnius, Lithuania. It was declared in 1997 and has its own constitution with articles including “A dog has the right to be a dog” and “People have the right to live by the River Vilnel, while the River Vilnel has the right to flow past people,” as well as “Man has the right to individuality”. It also has four flags (one for each season), a small “army”, and national anthem. Its projects are largely artistic and humorous.

A Telegraph Travel reader, Joanna Griffin, visited in 2016. She wrote: “It is evening and the sand-coloured stone and tumbling geraniums of this Bohemian enclave are set ablaze by the late northern sun of a Baltic midsummer. From my vantage point beneath a yellow canopy, behind a tall glass of Svyturys beer, I watch locals and visitors alike, strolling in the evening warmth and pausing to read the constitution, mounted in 26 languages along a stone wall. Their elaborate scripts from Belarusian to Yiddish are etched into mirrored plaques which reflect the crumbling ochre and terracotta of the tall houses opposite.

“As if in defiance of its oppressive history, the neighbourhood is alive with chatter and good-natured debate. The small courtyard steadily fills and people stand and wait for seats to become free. Waiters rush to erect small tables against the green wooden shutters of the adjoining grocery store and customers jostle their tables and chairs to make room.

“I listen to a group of Canadians discuss recent events in international politics, and I catch the dancing cadence of Italian as it drifts across from a nearby table. The constitution might be tongue-in-cheek but the underlying sentiment of tolerance and inclusion is serious, reflected this evening in this small caf.As dusk falls, candles are lit and strings of tiny lights are illuminated. In the half-light, a fat dun-coloured cat slinks among the tables, searching for scraps and shunning any attempts at affection, fully enjoying his constitutional lack of obligation to love his owner. As for me, I sit back and bask in my own clearly documented rights to idleness and anonymity.”

One of the larger examples on our list, Freetown Christiania established in 1971 is a neighbourhood of around 850 people within the Copenhagen district of Christianshavn. It is also among the most successful, and Danish authorities have granted it a unique legal status.

Its residents like that of Uupis are bohemian. Performing arts, yoga and meditation are all popular activities, cannabis is openly traded, and visitors (it is a popular detour for tourists) will spot eye-catching murals and unusual architecture.

Founded by Niels Vermeersch, a Belgian, in 2008, Flandrensis claims five Antarctic islands (Siple Island, Cherry Island, Maher Island, Pranke Island and Carney Island) based on its own interpretation of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959. It has its own ID cards, currency, newspaper, constitution and national anthem, and boasts more than 100 citizens from 21 countries.

While it began life as a hobby of its creator, it has since aimed to raise awareness of environmental issues.

This defunct micronation was founded in 1948 by Russell Arundel, an American businessman and PepsiCo lobbyist, on Outer Bald Tusket Island, the southernmost of Nova Scotia’s Tusket Islands. Arundel spotted the island while fishing and bought it for $750. Legend has it that he and his friends conceived the idea of declaring independence during a particularly heavy rum-drinking session. The tongue-in-cheek state was largely nautical themed its currency was called the Tunar, for example, while anyone who caught a bluefin tuna there acquired the title of prince. Arundel sold it to the Nova Scotia Bird Society in 1973.

Created by Danny Wallace for the BBC documentary How to Start Your Own Country, The Kingdom of Lovely was headquartered in his East London flat, had its own flag, coat of arms, and motto (“Die dulci freure” Have a nice day). Thanks to the internet, it managed to attract more than 50,000 “citizens”.

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Micronations and Brexit : northernireland – reddit.com

Fucking stupid idea but sure let’s see if we can knock it about for fun.

What if in the event of a soft Brexit, communities along the border were to declare themselves micronations and “secede” from both the UK and Ireland. Keep paying tax but call it foreign aid, accept both sterling and Euro and probably some other subversive shit but I’m a couple of beers deep so I dunno but something better than this

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Stattement by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs | Talossa

Flip Molinar Talossan since 1-1-2008

Proud Talossan

Posts: 1,562

First of all, let me say what an honor it is to be given this appointment by the Seneschal and the Government of Talossa. I could not be more humbled or proud. Secondly, let me say what a great feeling it is to be back to active involvement in the daily affairs of the nation. I have had a long absence after the death of my mother in 2016 from cancer and subsequent political involvement in the United States fighting for the rights of disabled people and also for the sick and the families of those who care for them. I want to thank everyone for their support over these last two and a half years as I have talked to multiple Talossans sporadically mostly as I came around to vote in the previous few general elections. All of you guys have always been like a second family to me and I appreciate it so much. I’m glad to say that I’m finally at a place in my life where I feel comfortable returning to daily activity here and contributing to the nation in as positive a way as I can.

As the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, I wish to announce that it will be the policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to explore foreign relations with both nations recognized by the United Nations as well as micronations which have similar interests and goals to those of the Kingdom. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be a force for good in the world by promoting peace, understanding, and cooperation among nations throughout the world. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not seek any type of recognition by any foreign government including the United States. We will instead seek expressions of friendship between ourselves and other micronations as well as nations recognized by the United Nations. In taking this measured approach, the Government of Talossa will not be in violation of any treaty or policy of any foreign government or any International Organization. We will instead promote ourselves to the world as a nation where everyone is welcome regardless of any defining characteristics other than the content of their character and the goodness of their hearts.

I believe that it is our role to be the greatest nation in the world not because of what we say, but because of what we do. Though we are small in geography, we will continue to be mighty in our compassion and empathy for those in need around the world today. We will speak out loudly against oppression, bigotry, hatred, violence, and injustice anywhere in the world. We will be a nation that continues to have the courage of our convictions and its ability to work effectively with our partners on the world stage. It is time for us to forge ahead with the building of these partnerships in the hopes that we may leave the world a better place than when found it. I asked for the support of the nation as we began to undertake this process of becoming more visible in the community of nations both macro and micro in scale.

I welcome any questions or comments you may have.

Merci,Flip MolinarActing Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Micronations: The Lonely Planet Guide to Home-Made Nations …

Who We AreAt Lonely Planet, we see our job as inspiring and enabling travellers to connect with the world for their own benefit and for the benefit of the world at large.

What We Do* We offer travellers the world’s richest travel advice, informed by the collective wisdom of over 350 Lonely Planet authors living in 37 countries and fluent in 70 languages.* We are relentless in finding the special, the unique and the different for travellers wherever they are.* When we update our guidebooks, we check every listing, in person, every time. * We always offer the trusted filter for those who are curious, open minded and independent.* We challenge our growing community of travellers; leading debate and discussion about travel and the world.* We tell it like it is without fear or favor in service of the travellers; not clouded by any other motive.

What We BelieveWe believe that travel leads to a deeper cultural understanding and compassion and therefore a better world.

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Who We AreAt Lonely Planet, we see our job as inspiring and enabling travellers to connect with the world for their own benefit and for the benefit of the world at large.

What We Do* We offer travellers the world’s richest travel advice, informed by the collective wisdom of over 350 Lonely Planet authors living in 37 countries and fluent in 70 languages.* We are relentless in finding the special, the unique and the different for travellers wherever they are.* When we update our guidebooks, we check every listing, in person, every time. * We always offer the trusted filter for those who are curious, open minded and independent.* We challenge our growing community of travellers; leading debate and discussion about travel and the world.* We tell it like it is without fear or favor in service of the travellers; not clouded by any other motive.

What We BelieveWe believe that travel leads to a deeper cultural understanding and compassion and therefore a better world.

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Who We AreAt Lonely Planet, we see our job as inspiring and enabling travellers to connect with the world for their own benefit and for the benefit of the world at large.

What We Do* We offer travellers the world’s richest travel advice, informed by the collective wisdom of over 350 Lonely Planet authors living in 37 countries and fluent in 70 languages.* We are relentless in finding the special, the unique and the different for travellers wherever they are.* When we update our guidebooks, we check every listing, in person, every time. * We always offer the trusted filter for those who are curious, open minded and independent.* We challenge our growing community of travellers; leading debate and discussion about travel and the world.* We tell it like it is without fear or favor in service of the travellers; not clouded by any other motive.

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List of micronations – Wikipedia

Micronations, sometimes also referred to as model countries and new country projects, are small, self-proclaimed entities that claim to be independent sovereign states but which are not acknowledged as such by any recognised sovereign state, or by any supranational organization. They should not be confused with microstates, which are recognised independent states of a small size, nor should they be confused with unrecognised states, which may have legitimate claim to sovereign state status.[1]:5

Motivations for the creation of micronations include theoretical experimentation, political protest, artistic expression, personal entertainment and the conduct of criminal activity.[1]:4

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The list is intended to include entities that claim independence but are not recognized by any major world government, and inclusion (or exclusion) should not be seen as an endorsement of any specific claim to statehood in legal terms.

2010 (As Shadyvinkentein)

2018

Parsowa

500,291

Free City of Remus (De Facto)

Mick Enok

Repblica de las Islas y Peones Mediterrneos de Ultramar

aka the Jarian Republic

Frederik Nauem

, Antarctica

Council

President Smith

P.M. Buchanan

& Europe

R

Sapientia

Prince Alban I,

Prince Harland I,

Prince Inigo I

President Jetsoni W.

Ilmari

I

January, 2018

(as Socialist Republic of Wales)

*Alskew is not recognized by any nation, though they do consider themselves as a micronation, putting them on this list.

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List of micronations – Wikipedia

Micronations, sometimes also referred to as model countries and new country projects, are small, self-proclaimed entities that claim to be independent sovereign states but which are not acknowledged as such by any recognised sovereign state, or by any supranational organization. They should not be confused with microstates, which are recognised independent states of a small size, nor should they be confused with unrecognised states, which may have legitimate claim to sovereign state status.[1]:5

Motivations for the creation of micronations include theoretical experimentation, political protest, artistic expression, personal entertainment and the conduct of criminal activity.[1]:4

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Talossa – Wikipedia

Kingdom of Talossa

Regipts Talossan

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Anthem:Chirluscha l GlheStand Tall, Talossans

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Talossa, officially the Kingdom of Talossa (Talossan: Regipts Talossan [redipts tsan](listen)), is one of the earliest micronations founded in 1979 by then 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison of Milwaukee and at first confined to his bedroom; he adopted the name after discovering that the word means “inside the house” in Finnish. Among the first such projects still maintained, it has kept up a web presence since 1995.[1][2] Its internet and media exposure since the late 1990s contributed to the appearance of other subsequent internet micronations.

Talossa claims several places on Earth as its territory, especially a portion of Milwaukee, calling it the “Greater Talossan Area”; no such claim, however, is recognized by the United Nations or by any other nation. As of June 23, 2016, the number of active citizens is said to be 213.[3] Including those who are no longer citizens for various reasons, those who are under the age of 14 and so are not yet citizens, and those from the ESB Affair[4] there are 493 total registered individuals.

Talossan culture has been developed over the years by Robert Madison and other fans. The Talossan language, also created by Madison in 1980,[5] claims a vocabulary of 35,000 root words and 121,000 derived words[6] including fieschada, meaning “love at first sight”.[7][8]

Talossa was supposedly founded as a kingdom on December 26, 1979,[9] by Madison, shortly after the death of his mother. Madison maintained Talossa throughout his adolescence, publishing a handwritten newspaper and designing a flag and emblem. During this time its only other members were about a dozen relatives and acquaintances. This changed in the mid-1990s, when a series of stories in the New York Times[10][11] and Wired,[8] subsequently republished elsewhere, drew his website to popular attention. Several new “citizens” joined Talossa as a result, and Madison began to claim that he was the inventor of the term “micronation”.

Madison disestablished the “kingdom” in late 2005, but a number of online groups that have no connection with the original founder have since claimed to represent Talossa.[12]

Madison registered “Talossa”[13] as a service mark in 2005 and created Talossa, Inc., a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation. By 2013 the service mark had been cancelled and the corporation had been administratively dissolved.[14]

Madison invented Talossan ([tsan] or el glhe Talossan [ e tsan]) as a constructed language for his micronation. With its relatively large vocabulary, it is said to be one of the most detailed fictional languages ever invented.[8] The Association of Talossan Language Organisations (ATLO) maintains a website describing the language for new learners, providing language information, research and online translation to and from English.[16] The ISO 639 designation is “tzl”.[17]

The language is overseen by the Comit per l’tzil del Glhe (“Committee for the Use of the Language,” CG), a group formed by Madison which periodically issues both Arestadas (decrees) to describe and document changes in language usage of the language and Pienamaintschen (supplements), to update the vocabulary list. The CG maintains a multi-lingual website providing access to the recent recommendations of the Committee.[18]

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Kingdom of Talossa

Regipts Talossan

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Anthem:Chirluscha l GlheStand Tall, Talossans

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Talossa, officially the Kingdom of Talossa (Talossan: Regipts Talossan [redipts tsan](listen)), is one of the earliest micronations founded in 1979 by then 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison of Milwaukee and at first confined to his bedroom; he adopted the name after discovering that the word means “inside the house” in Finnish. Among the first such projects still maintained, it has kept up a web presence since 1995.[1][2] Its internet and media exposure since the late 1990s contributed to the appearance of other subsequent internet micronations.

Talossa claims several places on Earth as its territory, especially a portion of Milwaukee, calling it the “Greater Talossan Area”; no such claim, however, is recognized by the United Nations or by any other nation. As of June 23, 2016, the number of active citizens is said to be 213.[3] Including those who are no longer citizens for various reasons, those who are under the age of 14 and so are not yet citizens, and those from the ESB Affair[4] there are 493 total registered individuals.

Talossan culture has been developed over the years by Robert Madison and other fans. The Talossan language, also created by Madison in 1980,[5] claims a vocabulary of 35,000 root words and 121,000 derived words[6] including fieschada, meaning “love at first sight”.[7][8]

Talossa was supposedly founded as a kingdom on December 26, 1979,[9] by Madison, shortly after the death of his mother. Madison maintained Talossa throughout his adolescence, publishing a handwritten newspaper and designing a flag and emblem. During this time its only other members were about a dozen relatives and acquaintances. This changed in the mid-1990s, when a series of stories in the New York Times[10][11] and Wired,[8] subsequently republished elsewhere, drew his website to popular attention. Several new “citizens” joined Talossa as a result, and Madison began to claim that he was the inventor of the term “micronation”.

Madison disestablished the “kingdom” in late 2005, but a number of online groups that have no connection with the original founder have since claimed to represent Talossa.[12]

Madison registered “Talossa”[13] as a service mark in 2005 and created Talossa, Inc., a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation. By 2013 the service mark had been cancelled and the corporation had been administratively dissolved.[14]

Madison invented Talossan ([tsan] or el glhe Talossan [ e tsan]) as a constructed language for his micronation. With its relatively large vocabulary, it is said to be one of the most detailed fictional languages ever invented.[8] The Association of Talossan Language Organisations (ATLO) maintains a website describing the language for new learners, providing language information, research and online translation to and from English.[16] The ISO 639 designation is “tzl”.[17]

The language is overseen by the Comit per l’tzil del Glhe (“Committee for the Use of the Language,” CG), a group formed by Madison which periodically issues both Arestadas (decrees) to describe and document changes in language usage of the language and Pienamaintschen (supplements), to update the vocabulary list. The CG maintains a multi-lingual website providing access to the recent recommendations of the Committee.[18]

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Kingdom of Talossa

Regipts Talossan

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Anthem:Chirluscha l GlheStand Tall, Talossans

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Talossa, officially the Kingdom of Talossa (Talossan: Regipts Talossan [redipts tsan](listen)), is one of the earliest micronations founded in 1979 by then 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison of Milwaukee and at first confined to his bedroom; he adopted the name after discovering that the word means “inside the house” in Finnish. Among the first such projects still maintained, it has kept up a web presence since 1995.[1][2] Its internet and media exposure since the late 1990s contributed to the appearance of other subsequent internet micronations.

Talossa claims several places on Earth as its territory, especially a portion of Milwaukee, calling it the “Greater Talossan Area”; no such claim, however, is recognized by the United Nations or by any other nation. As of June 23, 2016, the number of active citizens is said to be 213.[3] Including those who are no longer citizens for various reasons, those who are under the age of 14 and so are not yet citizens, and those from the ESB Affair[4] there are 493 total registered individuals.

Talossan culture has been developed over the years by Robert Madison and other fans. The Talossan language, also created by Madison in 1980,[5] claims a vocabulary of 35,000 root words and 121,000 derived words[6] including fieschada, meaning “love at first sight”.[7][8]

Talossa was supposedly founded as a kingdom on December 26, 1979,[9] by Madison, shortly after the death of his mother. Madison maintained Talossa throughout his adolescence, publishing a handwritten newspaper and designing a flag and emblem. During this time its only other members were about a dozen relatives and acquaintances. This changed in the mid-1990s, when a series of stories in the New York Times[10][11] and Wired,[8] subsequently republished elsewhere, drew his website to popular attention. Several new “citizens” joined Talossa as a result, and Madison began to claim that he was the inventor of the term “micronation”.

Madison disestablished the “kingdom” in late 2005, but a number of online groups that have no connection with the original founder have since claimed to represent Talossa.[12]

Madison registered “Talossa”[13] as a service mark in 2005 and created Talossa, Inc., a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation. By 2013 the service mark had been cancelled and the corporation had been administratively dissolved.[14]

Madison invented Talossan ([tsan] or el glhe Talossan [ e tsan]) as a constructed language for his micronation. With its relatively large vocabulary, it is said to be one of the most detailed fictional languages ever invented.[8] The Association of Talossan Language Organisations (ATLO) maintains a website describing the language for new learners, providing language information, research and online translation to and from English.[16] The ISO 639 designation is “tzl”.[17]

The language is overseen by the Comit per l’tzil del Glhe (“Committee for the Use of the Language,” CG), a group formed by Madison which periodically issues both Arestadas (decrees) to describe and document changes in language usage of the language and Pienamaintschen (supplements), to update the vocabulary list. The CG maintains a multi-lingual website providing access to the recent recommendations of the Committee.[18]

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Talossa – Wikipedia

Talossa – Wikipedia

Kingdom of Talossa

Regipts Talossan

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Talossa, officially the Kingdom of Talossa (Talossan: Regipts Talossan [redipts tsan](listen)), is one of the earliest micronations founded in 1979 by then 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison of Milwaukee and at first confined to his bedroom; he adopted the name after discovering that the word means “inside the house” in Finnish. Among the first such projects still maintained, it has kept up a web presence since 1995.[1][2] Its internet and media exposure since the late 1990s contributed to the appearance of other subsequent internet micronations.

Talossa claims several places on Earth as its territory, especially a portion of Milwaukee, calling it the “Greater Talossan Area”; no such claim, however, is recognized by the United Nations or by any other nation. As of June 23, 2016, the number of active citizens is said to be 213.[3] Including those who are no longer citizens for various reasons, those who are under the age of 14 and so are not yet citizens, and those from the ESB Affair[4] there are 493 total registered individuals.

Talossan culture has been developed over the years by Robert Madison and other fans. The Talossan language, also created by Madison in 1980,[5] claims a vocabulary of 35,000 root words and 121,000 derived words[6] including fieschada, meaning “love at first sight”.[7][8]

Talossa was supposedly founded as a kingdom on December 26, 1979,[9] by Madison, shortly after the death of his mother. Madison maintained Talossa throughout his adolescence, publishing a handwritten newspaper and designing a flag and emblem. During this time its only other members were about a dozen relatives and acquaintances. This changed in the mid-1990s, when a series of stories in the New York Times[10][11] and Wired,[8] subsequently republished elsewhere, drew his website to popular attention. Several new “citizens” joined Talossa as a result, and Madison began to claim that he was the inventor of the term “micronation”.

Madison disestablished the “kingdom” in late 2005, but a number of online groups that have no connection with the original founder have since claimed to represent Talossa.[12]

Madison registered “Talossa”[13] as a service mark in 2005 and created Talossa, Inc., a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation. By 2013 the service mark had been cancelled and the corporation had been administratively dissolved.[14]

Madison invented Talossan ([tsan] or el glhe Talossan [ e tsan]) as a constructed language for his micronation. With its relatively large vocabulary, it is said to be one of the most detailed fictional languages ever invented.[8] The Association of Talossan Language Organisations (ATLO) maintains a website describing the language for new learners, providing language information, research and online translation to and from English.[16] The ISO 639 designation is “tzl”.[17]

The language is overseen by the Comit per l’tzil del Glhe (“Committee for the Use of the Language,” CG), a group formed by Madison which periodically issues both Arestadas (decrees) to describe and document changes in language usage of the language and Pienamaintschen (supplements), to update the vocabulary list. The CG maintains a multi-lingual website providing access to the recent recommendations of the Committee.[18]

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Micronations, sometimes also referred to as model countries and new country projects, are small, self-proclaimed entities that claim to be independent sovereign states but which are not acknowledged as such by any recognised sovereign state, or by any supranational organization. They should not be confused with microstates, which are recognised independent states of a small size, nor should they be confused with unrecognised states, which may have legitimate claim to sovereign state status.[1]:5

Motivations for the creation of micronations include theoretical experimentation, political protest, artistic expression, personal entertainment and the conduct of criminal activity.[1]:4

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Kingdom of Talossa

Regipts Talossan

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Anthem:Chirluscha l GlheStand Tall, Talossans

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Talossa, officially the Kingdom of Talossa (Talossan: Regipts Talossan [redipts tsan](listen)), is one of the earliest micronations founded in 1979 by then 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison of Milwaukee and at first confined to his bedroom; he adopted the name after discovering that the word means “inside the house” in Finnish. Among the first such projects still maintained, it has kept up a web presence since 1995.[1][2] Its internet and media exposure since the late 1990s contributed to the appearance of other subsequent internet micronations.

Talossa claims several places on Earth as its territory, especially a portion of Milwaukee, calling it the “Greater Talossan Area”; no such claim, however, is recognized by the United Nations or by any other nation. As of June 23, 2016, the number of active citizens is said to be 213.[3] Including those who are no longer citizens for various reasons, those who are under the age of 14 and so are not yet citizens, and those from the ESB Affair[4] there are 493 total registered individuals.

Talossan culture has been developed over the years by Robert Madison and other fans. The Talossan language, also created by Madison in 1980,[5] claims a vocabulary of 35,000 root words and 121,000 derived words[6] including fieschada, meaning “love at first sight”.[7][8]

Talossa was supposedly founded as a kingdom on December 26, 1979,[9] by Madison, shortly after the death of his mother. Madison maintained Talossa throughout his adolescence, publishing a handwritten newspaper and designing a flag and emblem. During this time its only other members were about a dozen relatives and acquaintances. This changed in the mid-1990s, when a series of stories in the New York Times[10][11] and Wired,[8] subsequently republished elsewhere, drew his website to popular attention. Several new “citizens” joined Talossa as a result, and Madison began to claim that he was the inventor of the term “micronation”.

Madison disestablished the “kingdom” in late 2005, but a number of online groups that have no connection with the original founder have since claimed to represent Talossa.[12]

Madison registered “Talossa”[13] as a service mark in 2005 and created Talossa, Inc., a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation. By 2013 the service mark had been cancelled and the corporation had been administratively dissolved.[14]

Madison invented Talossan ([tsan] or el glhe Talossan [ e tsan]) as a constructed language for his micronation. With its relatively large vocabulary, it is said to be one of the most detailed fictional languages ever invented.[8] The Association of Talossan Language Organisations (ATLO) maintains a website describing the language for new learners, providing language information, research and online translation to and from English.[16] The ISO 639 designation is “tzl”.[17]

The language is overseen by the Comit per l’tzil del Glhe (“Committee for the Use of the Language,” CG), a group formed by Madison which periodically issues both Arestadas (decrees) to describe and document changes in language usage of the language and Pienamaintschen (supplements), to update the vocabulary list. The CG maintains a multi-lingual website providing access to the recent recommendations of the Committee.[18]

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Kingdom of Talossa

Regipts Talossan

Flag

Anthem:Chirluscha l GlheStand Tall, Talossans

Declared

Total

Estimate

Total

Talossa, officially the Kingdom of Talossa (Talossan: Regipts Talossan [redipts tsan](listen)), is one of the earliest micronations founded in 1979 by then 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison of Milwaukee and at first confined to his bedroom; he adopted the name after discovering that the word means “inside the house” in Finnish. Among the first such projects still maintained, it has kept up a web presence since 1995.[1][2] Its internet and media exposure since the late 1990s contributed to the appearance of other subsequent internet micronations.

Talossa claims several places on Earth as its territory, especially a portion of Milwaukee, calling it the “Greater Talossan Area”; no such claim, however, is recognized by the United Nations or by any other nation. As of June 23, 2016, the number of active citizens is said to be 213.[3] Including those who are no longer citizens for various reasons, those who are under the age of 14 and so are not yet citizens, and those from the ESB Affair[4] there are 493 total registered individuals.

Talossan culture has been developed over the years by Robert Madison and other fans. The Talossan language, also created by Madison in 1980,[5] claims a vocabulary of 35,000 root words and 121,000 derived words[6] including fieschada, meaning “love at first sight”.[7][8]

Talossa was supposedly founded as a kingdom on December 26, 1979,[9] by Madison, shortly after the death of his mother. Madison maintained Talossa throughout his adolescence, publishing a handwritten newspaper and designing a flag and emblem. During this time its only other members were about a dozen relatives and acquaintances. This changed in the mid-1990s, when a series of stories in the New York Times[10][11] and Wired,[8] subsequently republished elsewhere, drew his website to popular attention. Several new “citizens” joined Talossa as a result, and Madison began to claim that he was the inventor of the term “micronation”.

Madison disestablished the “kingdom” in late 2005, but a number of online groups that have no connection with the original founder have since claimed to represent Talossa.[12]

Madison registered “Talossa”[13] as a service mark in 2005 and created Talossa, Inc., a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation. By 2013 the service mark had been cancelled and the corporation had been administratively dissolved.[14]

Madison invented Talossan ([tsan] or el glhe Talossan [ e tsan]) as a constructed language for his micronation. With its relatively large vocabulary, it is said to be one of the most detailed fictional languages ever invented.[8] The Association of Talossan Language Organisations (ATLO) maintains a website describing the language for new learners, providing language information, research and online translation to and from English.[16] The ISO 639 designation is “tzl”.[17]

The language is overseen by the Comit per l’tzil del Glhe (“Committee for the Use of the Language,” CG), a group formed by Madison which periodically issues both Arestadas (decrees) to describe and document changes in language usage of the language and Pienamaintschen (supplements), to update the vocabulary list. The CG maintains a multi-lingual website providing access to the recent recommendations of the Committee.[18]

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