Verified Types of Micronations

Type of Micronation whose existence has been verified Characteristics Nature 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 up to two [2(2n–1)] recognised national institutions or standards (CRt+StRD). Like a clan or band. New or infant group
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 six recognised national institutions or standards (...+U+PM+5WC+CCh). The nation is usually not mentioned yet in any university thesis, dissertation, and/or book. Like a parish, nation or tribe. Social identity or irredentist group
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 ten recognised national institutions or standards (...+StRDU+Ry+IW+GEO). The nation is mentioned in up to three (3¹) university theses, dissertations, and/or books. Like a village, state, or confederation of tribes. Self-determination or secessionist group
Third World nation At the lowest Third World category, the nation may be recognised by a UN member state government agency. National ethnicity, or particular tribe or confederation of tribes, may enjoy de facto UN member state recognition through a government agency. At the highest Third World category, the nation's opinion may be respectfully considered by a UN member state foreign ministry or equivalent on a foreign or overseas territory policy issue. The nation or one of its agencies may be recognised in de facto manner by a multinational corporation. Exercises a strong influence over First World media (mainstream media), and/or runs its own professional, periodical media. Has developed up to fourteen recognised national institutions or standards (...+WQ+AI+PDA+OGEL). The nation is mentioned in up to nine (3²) university theses, dissertations, and/or books, and these may be in up to three (3¹) languages. Like a town or country. State-like or sovereignty group
Second World nation May have just started to exist (dawning). We predict that it will develop up to eighteen recognised national institutions or standards (...+PC+...). The nation will be mentioned in up to twenty-seven (3³) university theses, dissertations, and/or books, and these may be in up to nine (3²) languages. Like a city or region. Association of states-like or regional group
  1. Non-micronational yet pretentious, ineffective IGO enjoying little or no real world status.
  2. Self-determination, secessionist, or human rights IGO enjoying some real world status such as the Organization of Emerging African States, Nations Without States, or The Multipurpose Inter-Parliamentary Union. Recognition among Fourth World micronations may also come from non-FIFA football federations such as N.F.-Board, or from authoritative cultural organisations such as SIL International.

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