The Federated Commonwealth of Malatora – better known by the shorthand FedCom – is a small nation that is working to build itself into a sovereign nation-state.
As a nation, FedCom displays unique cultural concepts not found anywhere else, which means it is not represented by any extant nation or country on the planet. The people of FedCom thus created this project, to forge an entirely new country, so that they may exercise their inalienable right to self-determination.
The highest goal of FedCom is to become a positive role model in the world, to affect the necessary social changes that will bring lasting peace and solidarity to the entire planet.
Sometimes labeled a "micronation" by outsiders, FedCom first ventured into the micronational community in late 2007... but currently has no significant presence in that community, having dissolved nearly all of those connections by the end of 2010. FedCom now stands apart from the larger micronational community, settling into quiet isolationism. FedCom has come to view other micronations as little more than short-lived engines of self-promotion for their founder/leader's ego. FedCom quite obviously does not fit into that kind of crowd, so it has distanced itself from that community.
FedCom further diverges from other micronations by its unique economic system (few micronations are anything but capitalist), its decentralized direct-democratic government (most micronations have authoritarian governments, and rarely representative democracies), its long-held tradition of strong self-defense (many micronations are pacifist, and lack any military), and particularly its complete lack of interest in achieving widespread foreign diplomatic recognition (something most micronations are obsessed about, since they feel it somehow 'legitimizes' their existence). FedCom also has no interest in joining the United Nations (most micronations dream of this).
In short, FedCom recognizes its own special situation, and has developed its own aspirations and goals, which exist outside of the expectations of traditional perspectives. FedCom does not consider itself to be a "micronation".