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11 Micronations You Never Knew Existed And The Kings And Emperors Who Rule Them

Photographer Léo Delafontaine is visiting micronations throughout the US, Europe, and Australia, and this is what he has found so far.

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Léo Delafontaine's photo series Micronations documents independent states that are unrecognised by world governments and organisations.

There are more than 400 such self-proclaimed entities, all over the world. Here are highlights from the first 11 Delafontaine has visited:

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The Prinicipality of Sealand is an abandoned World War II military platform off the coast of Great Britain in international waters. It was founded 1967 by Paddy Roy Bates as a pirate radio station.

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"PoliNation brings together academics and micronation presidents, emperors, and kings from around the world for two days of intensive knowledge exchange. It is an opportunity for delegates to rub shoulders with a host of alternative world leaders." – Léo Delafontaine


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