You’ve more than likely heard of some of Europe’s tiniest nations — countries like Malta, San Marino, and the Vatican City state instantly come to mind.
But there is a long list of tiny, self-declared independent states around the continent that aren’t recognised as independent by the governments of other nations.
The Principality of Sealand in the North Sea is at the very top of the list.
Over half a century since this man-made platform split from the south-east coast of the United Kingdom, Sealand is still going strong.
Check out the micronation’s amazing story.