Verified Types of Micronations

Type of Micronation whose existence has been verified Characteristics Nature Also known as (Aka) Micronational typology Micronational description
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 (StRD+PM). Like a clan or band New or infant group Family-friendly micronations 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 six recognised national institutions or standards (...+5WC+CCh+StRDU+SD). 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 Media-friendly micronations 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 ten recognised national institutions or standards (...+Ry+UGV+GEO+WQ). The nation(s) is(are) mentioned in up to five [5n] university theses, dissertations, articles and/or books, and these may be in up to three [3n] 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. Like a village, state, or confederation of tribes Self-determination or secessionist group NGO-friendly micronations Serious micronations largely unrecognised by academic institutions or publishers, but by other kinds of NGOs.
Third World nation 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 (...+AI+CMT+PDA+OGEL). The nation(s) or party(ies) is(are) mentioned in up to ten university theses, dissertations, articles and/or books, and these may be in up to six languages. The nation(s) or party(ies) may be recognised by UN member state government agency(ies). Like a town or country State-like or sovereignty group Institutional micronations Complex micronations or multinations largely unrecognised by internationally-recognised peers, but by a kind of peer review group composed of academic institutions, publishers, and government bodies (nations with limited recognition).
Second World nation Has developed up to eighteen recognised national institutions or standards (...+TTF+IR...). The nation(s) or party(ies) is(are) mentioned in up to fifteen university theses, dissertations, articles and/or books, and these may be in up to nine languages. The state may be recognised by UN member(s) at highest level. Like a city or region Associated with state(s) or regional state group(s) Political micronations Micronations recognised by internationally-recognised peers (UN members).
  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 or Nations Without States. Recognition among Fourth World micronations may also come from alternative association football federations such as CONIFA, or from authoritative cultural organisations such as SIL International.

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