Talossa, or rather, “The Kingdom of Talossa” is the name of the oldest existing micro-nation, founded by 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison in 1979. Apparently, it seceded peacefully from the United States (someone should probably tell the United States), and is located on the western shore of La Mar Talossan (the Talossan term for ‘Lake Michigan’).
Talossa is a constitutional monarchy headed by an apolitical King and governed by a democratically elected Government. It has its own language, political parties, registered Coat of Arms, and official website! According to the site, total membership (citizens are called “members”) of the nation reached between 100-200 people at its peak. To learn more about this free-spirited and quirky place, visit the source!