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His Excellency Yaroslav Mar

Folks, hard work, persistence, and decency pay. Nobody knows that better than His Excellency Yaroslav Mar (Russian: Ярослáв Мáр), one of two Captain Regents of the Republic of Lostisland.

In the real world it is often the most money-hungry and devious that get ahead, but not in the Fifth World, where good values never go out of fashion.

Yaroslav has just become the only Micronational Professional Registry (MPR) member of the ‘Under 21’ class.

He’s a promising 16-year-old student, and a talented violinist who has participated in several musical contests and festivals, and even gained diplomas to show for it.

But in Siberia extra talent is never despised with its long and cold winters, the rugged people have to make do with little or nothing, so Yaroslav also happens to be a gifted translator, who has translated three small books to Russian: Stranger than Fiction: Urban Myths from English, and Una historia de montaña and El reloj más rápido del mundo from Spanish. Unfortunately these translations are still unpublished in Russian, but perhaps we can help Yaroslav in that direction in the future as well.

Yaroslav is also the Co-Founder of the National University of the Republic of Lostisland; Editor-in-Chief & Founder of the English- and Russian-language Herald; and he has lead in organising the Intermicro ’11 World Summit, the first intermicronational virtual gathering of Russophone micronations ever.

But it gets better, because His Excellency Yaroslav Mar has also managed to make the Republic of Lostisland a Member Nation of the Micronational Professional Registry (MPR)!

In fact, we are even seriously considering to grant the Republic of Lostisland membership in the UMMOA Community of Nations in the future, and we usually don’t consider nations lead by teens under 21 in that category!


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The PoliNation 2010 micronation conference

Pictures from the PoliNation 2010 micronation conference that was held on Dangar Island, Sydney on 17 April 2010, and billed as “the world’s first-ever conference on micronations”, are now available for viewing, courtesy of George (Georgivs) and his FarDistantShores.com travel and art photography website.

The password for the photo gallery below is “micronation”.


Studying the pictures, I can notice that the number of the people present appear to be surprisingly not much smaller than what I personally experienced at the Third North American Secessionist Convention that was held 14-16 November 2008 in Manchester, New Hampshire. I estimate that the PoliNation 2010 conference attracted at least 40 delegates, academics, and media people, while the Third North American Secessionist Convention attracted some 80 delegates at best.

The differences I see were:

  1. The PoliNation 2010 conference was a one-day thing, and while there was at first a $25 registration fee, in the end the event was entirely sponsored by Macquarie University, one of Australia’s leading research universities. There was also a significant academic present, Dr Judy Lattas, several independent scholars, and Associated Press reporters showed up for the event, and did interviews.
  2. The Third North American Secessionist Convention was really a two-day thing, and while hotel discounts were arranged with the Radisson Hotel Manchester by the Middlebury Institute, the convention was really financed by the attending nations. No academics were present other than Dr Thomas H. Naylor, a retired academic, and the independent scholar Kirkpatrick Sale, Director of the Middlebury Institute. There was also someone from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but it was clear that he was little more than a graduate student. The Associated Press published an insignificant brief about the convention on the day it was supposed to start, but without actually sending anyone to the convention, and there were no other major media or news organisations present.

In other words, a Fifth World, or micronational event, generated pretty much the same interest as a Fourth World, or macronational event, but the Fifth World event managed to outshine the Fourth World event by attracting significant academic and media attention.

Besides being organised events about communities disaffected with the Official World, the only common thread to these two events was that PoliNation 2010 attracted delegates entirely from the Australian continent, while the Third North American Secessionist Convention attracted delegates entirely from the North American continent. These non-Official World events, in other words, are not likely to attract more than national, or at best, continent-wide attention even under the best of circumstances. This should remind all Fifth Worlders around the world, that the petty and uncivil bickering that often goes on between leaders of different micronations leads to nothing of substance, and certainly to no progress in the micronational, or Fifth and Sixth Worlds.

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Book about Advanced Micronationalism published

The Fifth World

The Fifth World

The Micronational Professional Registry (MPR) announces that the book, The Fifth World: Micronationalism on Steroids (ISBN10: 1448663539; EAN13: 9781448663538), has been published on 8 August 2009.

The author of the book is the Hon Most Rev Dr Cesidio Tallini, President of the MPR, and the book was published by CreateSpace. It is the result of over six months of research and writing, and based on the author’s more than a decade of experience.

This is a book about advanced micronationalism, Fifth World mythology, and nation-building.

After an introductory description of the First, Second, and Third Worlds (the Official World), the author goes on to also describe the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Worlds (secessionist groups, irredentist groups, and micronations).

The author describes how the Fifth World began; gives growth strategies for micronations; mentions the legalities of micronations; talks about the new (and real) Indigo race; discusses the mythology of the Fifth World under a Native American, Theosophical, and Christian perspective; and finally, mentions micronation building and branding strategies, micronational etymology, and polycentric law.

This book is not another travel guide to micronations, but about what it takes to build a reasonably successful micronation. It is also more than just a how-to guide, since the book uncovers at least two new discoveries in the field of political science. A profound and meaningful book, it will make a great and memorable gift, especially for young readers.

You may purchase copies of the book at the following URL:


For additional information, you can also contact the author through his web form:


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