About Us

West Who is known for its colorful and happy culture, which includes festivals, activities, and music. The nation has its own national anthem, flag and government. West Who is a leader in the fight for global recognition of micronations. Despite its small size, West Who has achieved a great deal of international recognition and respect. West Who is an example of a unique and creative way of life that many people around the world have chosen to embrace. The nation offers its citizens a chance to be part of one of the happiest nations on Earth and to help create a unique culture and identity.  West Who is a testament to the power of the human spirit and the ability to create a nation out of nothing.

                        A twenty dollar bill featuring Space Director Kevin Farr

Interesting Facts about West Who - Did you know that...

... West Who is the only country in the world to celebrate Las Vegas Day, a holiday dedicated to gambling?

... every child born in West Who receives a copy of "Horton Hears A Who" the favorite children's reading book in the nation?

... with an area of just .035 acres West Who is smaller than Liechtenstein or the Vatican City?

... West Who has not won any Olympic medals?

... the sale of West Who postage stamps generate 100% of the country's gross income?

... West Who shares it’s National Anthem with Zimbabwe?

... West Who does have a currency of its own, the West Who Dollar which is pegged at 20 cents U.S. currency?

... West Who has not had an army since 1991?

... West Who is 1609 meters above sea level?

... West Who is completely surrounded by the territory of the State of Colorado? 

... per capita twice as many people in West Who play a musical instrument as in the United States?

... it is not uncommon for members of the government to take part in the country's diverse cultural scene as actors in plays or musicians who perform in concerts?

... Farr is the most common surname in West Who?  (the second most common is Roberts)

... the West Who President was ticketed while visiting Italy? 

... West Who citizens pay no income tax? 

... the Republic of West Who has no coastline, no airport and no harbor?

... Iswas was the first micronation to recognize West Who as an independent nation in 1970.

The Army in West Who - Well there use to be an army...

West Who does not have its own armed forces, although there is a small ceremonial Army.  In case of emergencies or natural disasters, all able-bodied persons 16 years and older must serve.  West Who’s Basic Law encourages citizens to keep a rifle at home to protect the country.

West Who’s small army has historically been raised or reconstituted at various times, but in modern times the army was abolished except for ceremonial purposes. The basic principle of West Who defense is that all able-bodied men and women are available to fight if called upon by the President.

The army's role in internal security was replaced by the National Police of West Who in 1991. The army had defended the country in a series of wars with other micronations in the 1970’s known as the Southern California Micronation Wars.  The 80’s brought peace to West Who and the Congress moved to dismantle the army and turn over national security to the police force.  The President of West Who is still the nation’s highest ranking military officer, though this is a ceremonial position.

Postage stamp from 1972 featuring a West Who army tank.

Who Are We

06/04/2019 17:55
The Federation Treaty officially called the Treaty of the Charter Members of the Federation was signed by four California micronations in 1972. The leaders of the nations of Iswas (Craig Carter), USSM (Mark Jones), West Who (John Farr) and Now...
09/07/2014 21:49
Does West Who really have a spy agency?  It is called the West Who Intelligence Service.  Its nickname is "Who's Who" W2.  The intelligence service has a serious mission to protect and promote West Who's vital interests.  The functions of W2 are set out in the Intelligence...
07/13/2014 21:28
Historical Facts and items from West Who Historical Fact -  This letter was mailed to the West Who Embassy in 1972 by Prime Minister Craig Carter of Iswas, a micronation in California.  Notice the two 5 cent Iswas stamps.  The interesting part is the United States Post Office...
12/09/2013 19:33
The Ministry of Education serves the educational needs of West Who citizens  The Ministry of Education's role is to raise the overall level of educational achievement of West Who citizens. It is not an education provider. That role is met by individual parents in the country. The ministry has...

A Short History of West Who

It all started in 1969...

 West Who flag from 1970

The history of West Who, a micronation founded in 1969, is a unique and interesting story:

West Who's origins date back to the historic year of 1969 when humanity achieved the remarkable feat of landing people on the Moon.  Coincidentally, during this time, West Who was established as a country, bearing a whimsical name inspired by the imaginative characters known as Who's in a Dr. Seuss children's book, called Horton Hears A Who.

The nation's inception can be attributed to the vision and creativity of John Farr and Craig Carter, two students from California.  With a shared aspiration to create their own countries, they embarked on the joruney of establishing West Who and another nation called Iswas.

In their endeavor to develop independent countries, Farr and Carter went to great lengths, crafting uniques elements of nationhood such as, currency, postage stamps, government structures, newspapers, and more for their respective nations.  This meticulous attention to detail helped bring their micronations to life.

In 1970, the President of West Who and the Prime Minister of Iswas made a bold declaration, asserting the independence of their nations from the United States, where both students resided.  This marked a significant moment in the history of their micronations.  Both West Who and Iswas recognized each other as nations in 1970.  The United States however ignored both nations.

Soon their junior high school friends, eagerly joined in the endeavor of creating their own micronations.  Within a couple of years 14 different micronations existed in Southern California.  The various micronations engaged in fun interactions, including forming alliances, declaring war on each other which was settled by playing a game of RISK, the winner won the war.  They enjoyed the imaginative world they had created.

Over time, the Republic of West Who evolved and matured as an independent micronation.  Its citizens, who are now spread across 55 different nations around the globe, cherish their freedom and independence.  They enjoy being part of one of the smallest and happiest nations in the world.  While the early years saw sporadic elections, the nation has since adopted a more structured approach, holding general elections on a yearly basis.

The story of West Who is a testament to human imagination and the spirit of creativity.  It highlights the power of people to come together and build something unique, in the form of a micronation, where the boundaries of the imagination are really limitless.

Prime Minister Craig Carter of Iswas and President John Farr of West Who in 1974 picture.

West Who Currency

Pictured here is West Who currency showing the front and back of each bill from the 2013 Series B set of currency released by the government.  The one dollar bill features Mary Farr, the mother of former president John Farr.  The five dollar bill features President William Farr current leader of West Who.  The ten dollar bill features Margaret Neiderer who is the Director of Conservation.  The twenty dollar bill features Kevin Farr the Director of the West Who Space Agency (SPEA). The hundred dollar bill pictures Foreign Minister Michael Farr.  West Who currency is valued at 20 cents U.S. to one dollar West Who.


Interesting Information

Republic of West Who -                      A happy place for everyone!

Since 1969 West Who has been an independent nation, with citizens living in over 55 nations around the world.


West Who Intelligence Service, the world's smallest spy agency.  Check out the people who keep West Who safe.    west-who-spy-agency.webnode.page   



Check out the West Who Flag video on YouTube West Who National Anthem


Horton Hears a Who is the favorite reading book of West Who children.     

MicroCon 2019 in Canada was attended by 44 micronations including West Who, check out the video of events MicroCon 2019


The West Who Space and Planet Exploration Agency - Can West Who put a person on the Moon?  www.westwhospace.com

What is a micronation? Watch this HBO/Vice News story and find out. It features MicroCon 2017 an international summit of micronations, including West Who. 


West Who ID cards are available to citizens for $35 US dollars or ($175 West Who dollars).  Contact the Ministry of Citizen Affairs for more information.

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MicroCon 2019 former President Farr

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