It All Started in 1969

02/14/2021 20:28

The Republic of West Who began in late 1969. West Who is named after the Who's a group of friendly people in a book by Dr. Suess. A quote by Dr. Suess in Horton Hears a Who "a person's a person not matter how small" was adapted by founding citizens of West Who to "a country is a country, no matter how small." West Who was established by John Farr.  His friend Craig Carter created a rival nation called Iswas.  Farr became the president of West Who and Carter the prime minister of Iswas.  The students created currency, postage stamps, civilian government, newspapers and other aspects of a country.  They declared their independence from the United States, where the micronations were located. Others joined with them to create their own countries and the various micronations declared war on each other, made alliances and functioned as small nations for several years. Both West Who and Iswas were part of the Federation Treaty of California, a group of thirteen micronations started in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the Federation Treaty of California micronations disbanded and West Who became the last independent nation of the group. West Who declared a policy of neutrality and isolationism.

West Who Five dollar bill from 1970


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.   



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?

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. Instagram West Who
MicroCon 2019 former President Farr

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