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:
PoliNation: 2nd International Conference on Micronations
"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