Nutopia

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Nutopia

Flag of
Flag
Coat of arms of
Coat of arms
Anthem: Nutopian International Anthem

CapitalNone (de jure)
The Dakota (de facto)
Official languagesNone
Demonym(s)Nutopian
GovernmentUtopian state under a isocracy
• Leaders
None (de jure)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono (de facto)
Establishment
• State declared
2 April 1973
Population
• Estimate
Unknown

Nutopia (stylized in uppercase as NUTOPIA) is a conceptual non-territorial country, sometimes referred to as a micronation. Nutopia was founded on 2 April 1973 (the day after April Fools' Day) by ex-Beatle John Lennon to satirize his ongoing immigration problems and make an imaginary nation based on his political views. A citizen of Nutopia is anyone who declares themselves aware of the existence of Nutopia. There is no leadership or organized government.[citation needed]

Etymology

Nutopia is a portmanteau of "new" and "utopia" which suggests Nutopia is a new, utopian society.[citation needed]

Declaration of Nutopia

The original document declaring the foundation signed on 2 April 1973

We announce the birth of a conceptual country, NUTOPIA. Citizenship of the country can be obtained by declaration of your awareness of NUTOPIA. NUTOPIA has no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people. NUTOPIA has no laws other than cosmic. All people of NUTOPIA are ambassadors of the country. As two ambassadors of NUTOPIA, we ask for diplomatic immunity and recognition in the United Nations of our country and its people.

— John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1973[1]

Symbols

Lennon and Ono holding white tissues to represent flags

As pacifists, John Lennon and Yoko Ono adopted the white flag to represent "surrender to peace." The Nutopian International Anthem was released under Lennon's album Mind Games. The song consisted of three seconds of silence. The seal of Nutopia has a picture of a literal seal.[2]

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