|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.
||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 at least one recognised national institution or standard. 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 at least two recognised national institutions or standards. 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 at least three recognised national institutions or standards. 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