In the beginning the Gods created the micronations and the micronational community.
For some time there was neither a real micronation (think of Nutopia), nor a real micronational community (think of the Conch Republic’s Fifth World community, where they are the only Fifth World country), but eventually a few micronations evolved, and even several, not one, micronational communities.
Eventually some micronations distinguised themselves from others. Sealand became the territorial micronation par excellence; the UMMOA started a real Internet, and then even managed to expand it to three continents; the Principality of Vikesland literally went into orbit; Wirtland had the good sense to make real money, a lot more real than the money of the so-called ‘real’ world, and issued a gold coin; and the Empire of Atlantium even got mentioned by a news agency, just as only macronations like Vermont and Texas had managed to do in the past.
Despite all these developments, however, the Wikipedia kept calling micronations ‘eccentric’ and ‘ephemeral’ in nature, while secession and self-determination movements were treated as more tangible, since allegedly maintained by groups larger than a single person or family group.
Making matters even more discouraging, while some micronations really went forward, and in many different ways, micronational organisations were much ado about nothing.
Well, on 26 May 2011, that feature of micronationalism became part of the definitive past. On that date, even a micronational organisation went seriously forward, when a prince joined the Micronational Professional Registry.
What kind of prince are we mentioning here? A real prince. In fact, this prince was made a prince by H.R.H. Don Francesco Nicola Roberto Paternò Castello of the Royal House of Aragon, carrier of the house’s dynastic rights as jus majestatis and jus honorum.
Since that development, the Wikipedia’s article has become about as descriptive of micronationalism, as much as Saudi Arabia is a model of democracy. Even smart and perceptive micronationalists can no longer recognise micronationalism, because it seems to be materialising into something a lot greater than even the most incurable optimist could have foreseen.