Principality of Freedonia

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Principality of Freedonia
Micronation
Flag
Motto: Superibimus!
Location None
Official languages English
Demonym Freedonian
Organizational structure Constitutional monarchy
 -  Prince John I (John Kyle) 1997-2004
Establishment
 -  Declared 1997 
Membership < 300
Purported Currency Freedonian dollar

The Principality of Freedonia was a micronation based on libertarian principles. It was supposedly established as a "hypothetical project" by a group of U.S. teenagers in 1992, before becoming a new country project in 1997 and attempting to purchase territory. It was headed by a Texas university student named John Kyle, who uses the title Prince John I.[1][2]

Coinage[edit]

While the Freedonia project was active, it had a number of 50 Freedonian dollar 1 oz silver coins minted.[3] It offered these coins for sale on the organization's website.[4]

Current status[edit]

The Freedonia project's website has not been updated for a number of years and its discussion forum no longer functions, email communication with the self-styled Prince does not work, and the entire project appears to be defunct. E-mail statements from the founder indicate that the project is not being actively pursued as of 2004.[3]

As of 2013, the Freedonia website is no longer available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lonely Planet Micronations, John Ryan, George Dunford, and Simon Sellars, Lonely Planet Publications, ISBN 1741047307 (paperback)
  2. ^ "Wanted: Homeland for 300 Webheads". Metroactive. 22 November 2000. Retrieved 2 January 2006. 
  3. ^ "Bank of Freedonia". The Principality of Freedonia. Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2006. 

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