What is micronationalism?
Defining micronationalism is an extremely difficult task - particularly since micronationalism as a phenomenon spans a wide spectrum of subphenomena. Furthermore, micronationalism is invested with widely varying meanings by its participants. There is in the micronational community no single version of the semantic content of the word "micronation".
For some, micronationalism is a mere hobby - an extended game of role-playing. Others take it somewhat more seriously, viewing micronationalism as a political simulation - their primary motivation for taking part in the micronational community is thus to gain insight into the political process, with a view to making use of this experience in a 'real-world' context. Yet another group takes the micronational project much more seriously - it is their ambition to achieve statehood, if possible.