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16th Mar '16 4:24:11 AM morenohijazo
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* There's an episode of ''MrShow'' that centers around a man who demands that his cabin in the woods in Wyoming be recognized as a sovereign nation. The US government yields to his demand, setting a precedent that leads to the formation of countless other nations within Wyoming. Later, the man decides to emigrate to America, where he serves as a host for the Independent Nations Games featuring the leaders of all the other newly-formed countries.

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* There's an episode of ''MrShow'' ''Series/MrShow'' that centers around a man who demands that his cabin in the woods in Wyoming be recognized as a sovereign nation. The US government yields to his demand, setting a precedent that leads to the formation of countless other nations within Wyoming. Later, the man decides to emigrate to America, where he serves as a host for the Independent Nations Games featuring the leaders of all the other newly-formed countries.



* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).
* In the ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Capt. Shanks has Sealab declared a sovereign nation (to get out of paying income taxes), which sets off a wave of increasingly goofy sub-secessions amongst the crew. By the end of the cartoon, even Stormy's furniture and bathroom fixtures (which he claims are robots known as "Change-A-Trons" and "Plumb-bots") have declared their independence.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, [[Recap/FamilyGuyS2E18EPeterbusUnum "E. Peterbus Unum"]], the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).
* In the ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Capt. Shanks has Sealab declared a sovereign nation (to get out of paying income taxes), which sets off a wave of increasingly goofy sub-secessions amongst the crew. By the end of the cartoon, even Stormy's furniture and bathroom fixtures (which he claims are robots known as "Change-A-Trons" and "Plumb-bots") have declared their independence.
16th Mar '16 4:10:47 AM morenohijazo
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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comc, Dogbert turned Dilbert's house into the [[{{Egopolis}} Republic of Dogbertland]]:

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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comc, comic, Dogbert turned Dilbert's house into the [[{{Egopolis}} Republic of Dogbertland]]:



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* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'': Lake Wobegon regards itself as part of Minnesota (and the United States) despite not officially being part of the state because of a cartographer's error when Minnesota was officially surveyed.
15th Mar '16 5:23:42 AM morenohijazo
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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': Donna, in "Dead Irish Writers," hilariously capped off by Bartlet coming into the White House Ballroom to find the Canadian national anthem being played and bellowing "What the hell is going on!? I was gone for forty-five minutes, they were all Americans when I left!"

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* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'': Lake Wobegon regards itself as part of Minnesota (and the United States) despite not officially being part of the state because of a cartographer's error when Minnesota was officially surveyed.

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* Episode 2 of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' starts with Strong Bad revolting against the King of Town's rule and making Strong Badia into an independent nation. The other main characters then proceed to form their own nations, which Strong Bad has to convince (or force) to join his side. Highlights include [[HonestJohnsDealership Bubs']] neutral city-state of Concessionstantinople, the [[CloudCuckoolander Homsar]] [[MagicalNativeAmerican Reservation]], and [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]]'s country of... [[ShapedLikeItself Country]].

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).
* In the ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Capt. Shanks has Sealab declared a sovereign nation (to get out of paying income taxes), which sets off a wave of increasingly goofy sub-secessions amongst the crew. By the end of the cartoon, even Stormy's furniture and bathroom fixtures (which he claims are robots known as "Change-A-Trons" and "Plumb-bots") have declared their independence.



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* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).
* In the ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Capt. Shanks has Sealab declared a sovereign nation (to get out of paying income taxes), which sets off a wave of increasingly goofy sub-secessions amongst the crew. By the end of the cartoon, even Stormy's furniture and bathroom fixtures (which he claims are robots known as "Change-A-Trons" and "Plumb-bots") have declared their independence.

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* Episode 2 of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' starts with Strong Bad revolting against the King of Town's rule and making Strong Badia into an independent nation. The other main characters then proceed to form their own nations, which Strong Bad has to convince (or force) to join his side. Highlights include [[HonestJohnsDealership Bubs']] neutral city-state of Concessionstantinople, the [[CloudCuckoolander Homsar]] [[MagicalNativeAmerican Reservation]], and [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]]'s country of... [[ShapedLikeItself Country]].




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[[AC: [[WesternAnimation Western Animationia]]]]
* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).
* In the ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Capt. Shanks has Sealab declared a sovereign nation (to get out of paying income taxes), which sets off a wave of increasingly goofy sub-secessions amongst the crew. By the end of the cartoon, even Stormy's furniture and bathroom fixtures (which he claims are robots known as "Change-A-Trons" and "Plumb-bots") have declared their independence.

[[AC: {{VideoGames}}tan]]
* Episode 2 of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' starts with Strong Bad revolting against the King of Town's rule and making Strong Badia into an independent nation. The other main characters then proceed to form their own nations, which Strong Bad has to convince (or force) to join his side. Highlights include [[HonestJohnsDealership Bubs']] neutral city-state of Concessionstantinople, the [[CloudCuckoolander Homsar]] [[MagicalNativeAmerican Reservation]], and [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]]'s country of... [[ShapedLikeItself Country]].



28th Feb '16 10:09:30 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Birth of a Nation: A Comic Novel'', a small, exclusively African-American city in Illinois secedes from the Union after [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a dim-witted Texas governor fraudulently wins the presidency]] by claiming its citizens are all former felons (and therefore ineligible to vote under US law). [[spoiler:Being an AuthorTract co-written by ReginaldHudlin and TheBoondocks' Aaron [=McGruder=], they manage to thrive [[DeusExMachina somehow]].]]

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* In ''Birth of a Nation: A Comic Novel'', a small, exclusively African-American city in Illinois secedes from the Union after [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a dim-witted Texas governor fraudulently wins the presidency]] by claiming its citizens are all former felons (and therefore ineligible to vote under US law). [[spoiler:Being an AuthorTract co-written by ReginaldHudlin and TheBoondocks' ComicStrip/TheBoondocks' Aaron [=McGruder=], they manage to thrive [[DeusExMachina somehow]].]]
23rd Sep '15 10:53:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* The satirical Swedish radio series (and later TV, and books...) ''Mosebacke Monarki'' (inspired by ''PassportToPimlico''), in which a few blocks of Stockholm form their own kingdom. Generally used to poke fun at current Swedish affairs by having the "Mosebaskes" copy the bigger country but to absurd degrees.

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* The satirical Swedish radio series (and later TV, and books...) ''Mosebacke Monarki'' (inspired by ''PassportToPimlico''), ''Film/PassportToPimlico''), in which a few blocks of Stockholm form their own kingdom. Generally used to poke fun at current Swedish affairs by having the "Mosebaskes" copy the bigger country but to absurd degrees.
28th Mar '15 6:37:40 PM nombretomado
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* In one ''FamilyGuy'' episode, the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).

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* In one ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).
28th Dec '14 11:00:13 PM nombretomado
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* In one of DonRosa's stories, "His Majesty, Mcduck", [=Scrooge McDuck=] finds an old copper plaque that makes the Money Bin hill its own kingdom. He declares independence to evade taxes, but it backfires when the scheming Akers Maccovet teams up with the Beagle Boys to invade and conquer "[=McDuckland=]".

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* In one of DonRosa's Creator/DonRosa's stories, "His Majesty, Mcduck", [=Scrooge McDuck=] finds an old copper plaque that makes the Money Bin hill its own kingdom. He declares independence to evade taxes, but it backfires when the scheming Akers Maccovet teams up with the Beagle Boys to invade and conquer "[=McDuckland=]".
30th Sep '14 5:42:36 PM C2
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* There's an episode of ''MrShow'' that centers around a man who demands that his cabin in the woods in Wyoming be recognized as a sovereign nation. The US government yields to his demand, setting a precedent that leads to the formation of countless other nations within Wyoming. Later, the man decides to emigrate to America, where he serves as a host for the Olympic Games featuring the leaders of all the other newly-formed countries.

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* There's an episode of ''MrShow'' that centers around a man who demands that his cabin in the woods in Wyoming be recognized as a sovereign nation. The US government yields to his demand, setting a precedent that leads to the formation of countless other nations within Wyoming. Later, the man decides to emigrate to America, where he serves as a host for the Olympic Independent Nations Games featuring the leaders of all the other newly-formed countries.
14th Sep '14 2:51:34 PM LadyJafaria
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* At least one person born on an airplane has been declared a "Citizen of the Sky" by an airline; while they're not officially "foreigners" because they can receive their parents' citizenship and/or citizenship in the destination country (depending on why they were traveling), they receive traveling privileges. A baby being born on an airplane is a fairly rare circumstance, so of course there are urban legends that exaggerate the status into something like a micronation.
9th Sep '13 6:02:57 PM EKonoMai
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* There's a house in Nevada that does this as a tourist gimmick and joke.
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