Is The Sohnland a real country?
What a country is defined as, is subjective.
What is considered a country is entirely subjective, we make own passports, have a flag, national anthem, coat of arms and etc. We can make new laws and we have the capacity to enter relations with other sovereign states. However, The Sohnland isn't recognized by any sovereign state at this given moment.
Micronations vary in professionalism and realism.
A micronation is officially defined by the majority of credible sources as merely a self proclaimed nation lacking legitimate recognition from sovereign states.
In the micronational community, a considerable portion of micronations do not in fact fit this definition, they're technically not even micronations; Internet based nations lacking a real world presence and are primarily focused on roleplay.
The micronations community can be categorised as a spectrum of realism. Some may have levels of professionalism so high that make them easy to pass off as a real nation by the average person. Some on the other hand may identify as a micronation but act so out of touch with professional code of conduct that they're often passed off as joke or roleplay. Some micronations may lay inbetween these polar opposite dynamics that it may seem like a grey area.
Achievements and Realism
The Sohnland has most if not everything a real sovereign nation would have; We have everything as simple as a natiomal flag and a real life territory, to even our own currency and passports. Let's go through everything we have that a real nation would also have.
Realistic Land Claim
There are many pseudo nations that interact within the micronations community that have territorial claims that they couldn't realistically control at all, with some claims spanning continents.
What sets us apart from most micronations is that we have realistic passports with a designed interior. Although the version showed has the outdated coat of arms, the next batch of passports shall display the new coat of arms.
We have a couple of banknotes designs with realistic security features exhibited by real world banknotes. We will be getting metallic coins next month as well.
The Sohnlandic government has submitted formal requests to be an EEA (SIS) signature and has proposal drafts for mutual recognition with sovereign states.
The Sohnland has also signed the Antarctic Treaty.
What was to become the modern republic of The Sohnland today started 16 years ago on the 20th of April 2005.
The Sohnland makes sure to always have the most sophisticated designs to stand out from the rest. Our identity cards have modern security features like holograms and intricate patterns.