Five Fascinating Micronations, Part II

It’s the second half of our look at five fascinating ‘micronations’: creations of a single person or small group wishing to declare themselves sovereign over an extremely small piece of territory: perhaps a building, a farm, a island, or a small village. After all, who wouldn’t want to rule their own country? Most micronation projects are frivolous,…

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Victoria Crater: Magellan on Mars

It’s not often that this website visit topics located outside of Earth, but the geography of Mars’ Victoria crater is intimately tied to geography here on Earth, specifically the voyages of Ferdinand Magellan.  With no indigenous sources from which to derive place names for geographic features on the Red Planet, toponyms from Earth are commonly…

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“Where Are You?” “I’m in Batman.”

Even among the geographically inclined, most people have a hard time remembering very many country subdivisions outside of their own homeland. Most are familiar with US states and UK constituent countries through the media, and we can usually pick off large regions of other major countries (Tibet, Bavaria, Punjab). But to actually sit down and…

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