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You should not let the Wikipedia, or any other organisation not incorporated, recognised, or accredited by any micronation, tell you what a micronation is. You wouldn't trust a micronational organisation completely for your opinion concerning a First World power like the United States, so why would you consider the United States, or any agency or corporation of the United States, credible concerning a micronation or micronationalism in general?

It is also not a good idea to rely on specific individuals or websites for your knowledge about micronations, as well as about micronational, Fourth world, Fifth World, or Sixth World affairs. Micronations and micronationalism matters because it exists beyond single individuals, single websites, single organisations, and even beyond single nations.

Famous micronationalists you didn't even know were micronationalists are Voltaire (1694–1778), John Lennon (1940–1980), at least for a short period of time, and Kenyan environmental and political activist, and Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai (1940–2011) [1, 2].

A few micronations exercise a degree of sovereignty over their natural or man-made territory just like any recognised UN member state, even though they are unrecognised by any UN member state [3, 4].

One micronation runs its own global Internet root, just like the United States [5], and another micronation runs a data haven [6, 7].

A few micronations have been around long enough to celebrate their own 5th anniversary, just like other new states, and state-incorporated organisations. Some thriving micronations have even celebrated 30th anniversaries [8, 9]

Some micronations conduct significant research, and in several fields of human endeavour [10].

Micronations have been split in two, and have also been reunited, just as it happened to Germany in the past [11].

There are national subdivisions in the First World, but also in the Fifth. There are real, multilingual, small commercial establishments that function as Fifth World culture centres, and there are also highly scattered, transcontinental villages made up of the buildings and properties of several micronations, which function as Fifth World diaxenospitias [12, 13].

There are very impressive micronational universities [14, 15], and there have even been phony (unaccredited or unauthorised) micronational universities in the past (eg, "Sealand University" or "University of Sealand"), which were prosecuted and shut down as diploma mills [16, 17].

There are official languages of the United Nations, and there is also at least one micronational language [18, 19, 20].

There are atheist micronations, but did you know that the word micronation is actually in the Holy Bible?

There have been micronationalists like the Hon John Charlton Rudge, of the Grand Duchy of Avram, who have been elected to an official world parliament, the Tasmanian House of Assembly [21]. However, there is also the official Borough Mayor of Amsterdam-West (Stadsdeel West), who seems to be turning his borough of Amsterdam into the most promising micronation yet: Columbusplein [22].

Micronationalists have also received notable honours. Bibliophile Richard George William Pitt Booth was honoured with a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to tourism in Powys (Kingdom of Hay) in 2006. Moreover, Louis Pouzin, one of the fathers of the Internet, and a Ummoagian, was awarded one of the first trophies of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself in 2013 [23, 24].

One micronation, the Principality of Vikesland (later renamed the Kingdom of Vikesland), became the first micronation to send its flag into the very vacuum of space in 2008, and in 2007 Michael Martelle, representing the Principality of Sealand in the World Cup of Kung Fu held in Quebec City, Canada, won two silver medals and became the first micronational athlete ever to appear on a world championship podium. Micronations have also organised, and continue to organise, international conferences on micronations.

It is for these reasons that you should not let the Wikipedia, or any other organisation not incorporated, recognised, or accredited by any micronation, tell you what a micronation is. Micronations are simply small nations, but they are not necessarily small in spirit.