Here's Everything You Need To Know In Order To Create Your Own Country
May 1, 2015
The technical term for an entity claiming to be an independent nation/state without official recognition by world governments and international organizations is micronation. There are an estimated 400 micronations currently in existence, with varying degrees of recognition and legality to their claims.
We tend to think of borders as being relatively static, and for a lot of us, the borders of the world's nations really haven't changed much in our lifetimes. In reality, however, creating your own country isn't as hard as it sounds. As this video explains, there are actually legal precedents that allow a territory to declare itself a sovereign nation...just don't expect the world's other, more established countries to recognize you.