In your opinion is establishing a micronation an effective means for proving a political point?In your opinion is establishing a micronation an effective means for proving a political point

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The first thought that comes to mind is the existence of cults and militia groups in our country. These groups have existed since the beginning for us, because we accept new ideas and differences. In most cases they stick together and proliferate their ideology through word of mouth, pamphlets, and now the Internet. On a large scale they are less effective than regular political groups, because they are viewed as extremists.
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This depends on the value of "your" micronation for the larger nation of which it is a part.  If your micronation is important to the larger nation, then creating it may be an effective means of making your point.  If, however, your micronation does not mean much to the larger nation, you may well be hurting yourself more than you hurt the larger nation.

In addition, attempts at secession can often be met with violence.  Larger nations are rarely willing to part with portions of their territory.  If this happens, you have to ask yourself whether the political point you are trying to make is worth the bloodshed and destruction.

Overall, then, I would argue that secession is rarely the most effective way to make a political point.

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