I would like to create a micronation.
These are the basic things I - nay! WE need to do according to WikiHow. I have edited their list to fit our needs.
1. Find territory for our micronation. Most micronationalists use houses, land no one wants, or land on other planets. Some micronations exist on land unclaimed by other countries because of a loophole in a treaty. The Republic of Indian Stream, for example, was on land between the U.S. and Canada but is not under the jurisdiction of either because of ambiguous terms in the Treaty of Paris.
If we can't find land, though, we could make some! One millionaire activist piled sand onto a reef located in the Pacific Ocean south of Fiji and created an artificial island to start the Republic of Minerva. But... we're probably not rich enough to make land, so we could just make some up - some micronations claim land on other planets. I suggest we get on this before everything good gets taken up!
2. Declare our independence. Once we have land, a declaration of independence will serve to claim that territory. Keep in mind, however, that actually sending our declaration of independence to gain recognition can lead to legal or military action if anyone disputes that claim. For example, when The Republic of Minerva issued a declaration of independence in letters to neighboring countries, the neighbors were very perturbed, and one of the countries decided to send their people to the island to take down the Minervan flag. Of course, we could still function like an independent nation without actually declaring independence... like Taiwan does!
3. Set up a government and constitution. This is a good time to consider why we're starting a country, and how we would like it to turn out. This is where most of the fun is.
4. Acquire citizens. I could have only myself, but I am offering an invitation to all of you as Charter Citizens! Together we must decide what we require of our citizens. Do they have to pass a test? Abide by certain laws? And what will they have to identify themselves as citizens of our country - A passport? Driver's license? Badge?
We need to decide on symbols for our country. We should have a flag, a coat of arms, and a few other ways to represent ourselves. Once we have symbols chosen, we can issue stamps, medals, and currency, if we'd like. Some micronations go as far as inventing their own culture and language. Of course, we might be content to just create our own letterhead. After all, it's our country!
What do ya say?!