Micronations - The guide to home-made nations
Micronations takes a look at some of the most curious places on the planet. Designed to generate interest in the strange world out there, this is a fully illustrated, humorous mock-guidebook to the nations people create in their own backyards - most of which can be visited (for example, Sealand, an island off the coast of Britain; and Hutt River Province, which seceded from Western Australia in 1970). Bored of visiting the same UN-recognised countries? Ready to explore somewhere unique and perhaps a little wacky? Want to add some really rare stamps to your passport? Then let Lonely Planet's guide to home made nations take you to a bunch of places you've never heard of. Here are countries where the national athem is the sound of a rock being dropped into water, where the currency is pegged to the value of Pilsbury's cookie dough; where the citizens vote in a poodle as president and where if you're lucky, the king will put on a pot of tea when you stop by. Full colour photographs Maps, flags and stamps Contains: Facts and Figures Cultural Information Things to see and do Getting there and away First published September 2006.
New York Daily News, September 10, 2006
'Sets out all the steps necessary to lay claim to your own sovereign soil.'