|Type of Micronation whose existence has been verified
||Also known as (Aka)
|Sixth World nation
||Exercises a strong influence over other real world or tangible micronations, or over clans, bands, family businesses, or unincorporated organisations. Has developed at least a significant bond with another family or micronation.
||Like a clan or band
||New or infant group
||Young micronations recognised only by other micronations.
|Fifth World nation
||Exercises a fair to strong influence over real world or tangible parishes, nations (without states), tribes, alternative IGOs¹, small businesses, or local non-profits. Exercises a weak influence over First World media (mainstream media). Has developed up to four recognised national institutions or standards (StRD+PM+5WC+CCh). The nation is usually not mentioned yet in any university thesis, dissertation, article and/or book. National institution may enjoy de facto recognition by exalted private body.
||Like a parish, nation or tribe
||Social identity or irredentist group
||Ludic micronations largely recognised by non-academic media, or publishers of coffee-table books.
|Fourth World nation
||Exercises a fair to strong influence over real world or tangible villages or burghs, (de facto) states, confederations, nation or people IGOs², national companies or NGOs. Exercises a fair influence over First World media (mainstream media). Has developed up to twelve additional recognised national institutions or standards (...+StRDU+SD+Ry+UGV+GEO+WQ+AI+CMT+PDA+OGEL+TTF+IR). The nation(s) is(are) mentioned in up to ten university theses, dissertations, articles and/or books, and these may be in up to six languages. National team, language, ethnicity, or particular tribe or confederation of tribes, may enjoy de facto recognition through alternative association football federation, authoritative cultural organisation, or UN member state government agency involved with regulating news and granting publication licences. Language variations may begin to be developed if new and distinct languages were not developed.
||Like a village, state, or confederation of tribes
||Self-determination or secessionist group
||Serious micronations recognised by multiple academic institutions and/or publishers, and by other kinds of NGOs or IGOs. Societal nations may gain the acceptance of quasi-government or exalted bodies. Town, country, or regional offices may be accepted, and weather services may be provided by developers for towns.
|Third World nation(s)
||Exercises a strong influence over First World media (mainstream media), and/or runs its own professional, periodical media. Has developed up to four additional recognised national institutions or standards (...+UGVLM+8ed+AQB+MN). The nation(s) or party(ies) may be recognised by UN member state government bodies, and/or multinational companies. May develop linguistic or language variation bodies in parallel with its own professional media.
||Like a town or country
||State-like or sovereignty group
||Complex micronations or multinations largely unrecognised by internationally-recognised peers, but nation(s) or party(ies) may be recognised by UN member state government bodies, and/or multinational companies.