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Two articles originating from the USAS and Wurtzemburg

A nanonation is a small model country that is based within a larger micronation,[1] either by having declared territorial independence from a micronation or by being politically and culturally independent within the tradition of the micronation of its founders. In other words, a nanonation is to its parent micronation what a micronation is to its parent macronation; small preceding entities or micronations of similar seriousness seceding from one another are not considered nanonations.[2] Most nanonations are disestablished shortly after foundation due to this.


The term dates back to at least October 2016, when Max I of the Kingdom of Jupiter coined the term and posted on the MicroWiki Forums "I am slightly annoyed with my mirconation right now. I also want to try different things but stay with Jupiter. So is it possible to have a micronation inside a micronation, a nanonation of sorts?"[3]. The term was later used in July 2018, when Aaron Penyami used the term to describe a nation which declared sovereignty in the stradan micronation, Libernia. The term was used in December 2018 by Glastieven T, who used it to describe the idea of a "model country within a micronation" (New Secessionist jargon for a micronation not based on a group of friends within a micronation based on a group of friends). A friend of his, Ives Blackwood, did some work to promote the term in the community, incorrectly crediting T with coining it.

List of nanonations

Name Micronation Years active
The Flag of Mikaris.png Kingdom of Mikaris Envardian Flag.jpeg Envardian Republic
Flag of Glastieve.png Holy Glastieven Commonwealth
Mid-2018–March 2020
IMG 6049 3.JPG Republic of Wurtzemburg IMG 3176b.png Republic of Libernia July 2018–present
Flag of Pinelandia • Drapeau de Pinelandia.png New Pineland Flag of Pinelandia (SVG version) • Drapeau de Pinelandia (Version SVG).svg Kingdom of Pinelandia November 2019–present
Rebel Republic of Ernest.png Rebel Republic of Ernest Ernest.jpegRepublic of Ernest April–5 May 2020
Flag of Medopolania.png Medopolanian Republic Flag of Wallenia.pngKingdom of Wallenia June–August 2021
Nate City Nateland  Timonoucitiland April–May 2021
Timonoucitian Flag.png Timonian Republic Timonoucitiland SEnteral Excitement 4 October 2019–10 February 2020
The first wave Comunibals Republic of Arkadelphia 3–13 April 2022 (was fully recognized as a separate entity on the 13th)
Flag of Jamesland.png Jamesland Barbados Mock Gov Discord Server 9 August 2022–10 August 2022
 Imperial State of Beork  The Iron Republic 10 October 2022–present
Mestaria flag.png Free Republic of Mestaria  Republic of ValeVRG 21 November 2022–present
Flag of New Riga .jpg Republic of New Riga  Republic of ValeVRG 22 November 2022–present
Rubidea.png Free City of Rubidea  Republic of ValeVRG 03 December 2022–present


Model countries within nanonations are also possible, known as piconations.[4] One instance where this came about organically — i.e. without the intention to form a piconation for the sake of it — was the Kingdom of Sairmaena in summer 2019. Glastievens δ and X created the Kingdom of Mikaris in October 2018. Mikaris was not a normal hobby micronation; it was more of a kingdom aesthetic that was used as a collective label for various projects δ and X collaborated on. In 2019, they decided to create the Kingdom of Sairmaena, which was a hobby micronation, and as a project of theirs it fell under the umbrella of Mikaris. Later on, when T started using the term nanonation, δ suggested that the Kingdom of Mikaris should be regarded as a nanonation within the Holy Glastieven Commonwealth, as it basically constituted a subculture within that broader tradition (for instance, where Glastieve had Glastieven mythology, Mikaris had Aerrastia, which δ and X considered the kingdom's national mythology but that was referred to in Glastieve as an apocrophyal variation of the Mission Cycle). That left Sairmaena — created as a micronation in the tradition of Mikaris before Mikaris was regarded as a nanonation — as a model country within a nanonation, or a piconation.


  1. Skye, Zabëlle (18 October 2022). "nanonation". Micronational Dictionary. MicroLunarius Publications. Institute of Micropatriological Research. p. 14. Retrieved 7 November 2022.
  2. Nanonation on MicroWikiDictionary. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  4. Skye, Zabëlle (18 October 2022). "piconation". Micronational Dictionary. MicroLunarius Publications. Institute of Micropatriological Research. p. 15. Retrieved 3 December 2022.

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