A nanonation is a small model country that is based within a larger micronation, either by having declared territorial independence from a micronation or by being politically and culturally 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.
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?"
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
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|Kingdom of Mikaris|| Envardian Republic
Holy Glastieven Commonwealth
|Republic of Wurtzemburg||Republic of Libernia||July 2018–present|
|New Pineland||Kingdom of Pinelandia||November 2019–present|
|Rebel Republic of Ernest||Republic of Ernest||April–May 2020|
Model countries within nanonations are also possible. 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. Sairmaena was created as a hobby micronational project within the wider tradition of the Kingdom of Mikaris (which was a more experimental project that was used as an umbrella for several different initiatives). The Kingdom of Mikaris was run by Glastievens X and δ and was considered a nanonation of the Envardian Republic and later the Holy Glastieven Commonwealth. Sairmaena, therefore, was a micronation project within the cultural tradition of a nanonation (the Kingdom of Mikaris) that was within the cultural tradition of a micronation (Glastieve).
- Nanonation on MicroWikiDictionary. Retrieved 5 June 2020.