Nutopia

From MicroWiki, the micronational encyclopædia
Jump to: navigation, search
NUTOPIA
Flag of NUTOPIA.pngCoat of arms of NUTOPIA.png

Anthem
Nutopian International Anthem
None
DemonymNutopian
GovernmentIsocracy
- FoundersJohn Lennon
Yoko Ono
Established2 April 1973
PopulationUnknown


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

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

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]

References

External links