Ladonia is a miconation in southern sweden. Citizens view Ladonia as a triumph of artistic creativity over beaurocratic nonsense.
In 1980 artist Lars Vilks created several sculptures in a nature reserve in southern sweden. The local authorities attempted to prosecute him for building structures in a nature reserve. As a consequence Lars declared independence for the nature reserve, renaming it Ladonia.
Ladonia currently has many citizens, royalty (Queen Ywonne I Jarl), a peerage, an official currency and flag, and of course several sculptures. There is a parliament composed of many ministers (including the Minister of Art and Jump, the Minister of Undisclosable Purpose, the Minister for Gravity, the Minister for the Rights of Fishes, a Minister of Rock-Paper-Scissors Game, the Minister of Lost Socks, and the Minister of Jazz); and a president (President Kicki Hankell). Vilks has specified the “taxation” of Ladonia to be “contributing your creativity”.
In 2002, Vilks reported that over 3,000 Pakistanis, confused by the micronation’s web site, had applied for immigrant status.
You can apply to be a Ladonian citizen here (peerage costs extra!):