“Molossia”, “Slobovia,” “The Aerican Empire,” if you don’t remember any of these countries from geography class, you’re not alone. They are all “micronations,” self-declared sovereign states not formally recognized by the countries in which they reside. This summer, representatives from 27 of these would-be fiefdoms gathered for a summit in Dunwoody, Georgia.
MicroCon 2017 was hosted by Veronica Boritz, who also identifies as Queen Anastasia von Elphberg of Ruritania. The event, which lasted four days, included multiple outings for the micronational leaders, a symposium with speeches on subjects from “Micronational post system” to “Women in micronations: Starting your own or supporting your dictator husband” and a gala dinner at Maggiano’s.
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