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I know the basic steps involved in creating your own country:

  1. Own sovereign, undisputed land that (ifthat, if in the ocean), is 200 nautical miles away from the nearest sovereign nation).
  2. Possess a permanent population.
  3. Have a government system in place.

Once a country has all of the above, to gain admission into the UN, the procedure is as follows: enter image description here (from the UN's website)

Now assume Joe is an average white American citizen who has attended college and earns 50,000 USD annually. In addition to his salary, he has 100,000 USD in his bank account. He has no family and is prepared to spend any time, effort, and/or money needed to create a country (most likely a micro-state) that is recognized by the UN and becomes a member of it in the least amount of time possible.

So far, I've been able to put together that his first moves should be purchasing or building a remote island in the deep midst of the Pacific, where he is far from any other sovereign country. If he convinces some low wage workers to come with him and stay on the island, he has a permanent population and sovereign territory. Once he sets up some sort of small government, he fulfills all three of the basic criteria for being considered a country. However, this is where I run into a problem: would the UN really accept a country with a population of 5 or 6 people and a very primitive government (and is there even a possible island that is far enough from other countries)?  

His first move should be purchasing or building a remote island in the deep midst of the Pacific, where he is far from any other sovereign country. If he convinces some low wage workers to come with him and stay on the island, he has a permanent population and sovereign territory. Once he sets up some sort of small government, he fulfills all three of the basic criteria for being considered a country. However, this is where I run into a problem: would the UN really accept a country with a population of 5 or 6 people and a very primitive government (and is there even a possible island that is far enough from other countries)?

Is there a better way to be recognized by the UN than what I've mentioned above (and I'm fairly sure there is) or is my plan the best possible one?   
(In your answers, please begin from where Joe is in America to being recognized by the UN, describing each step. Use specifics. What island should he buy? How much will it cost? How can he convince people to live there? etc.)

I know the basic steps involved in creating your own country:

  1. Own sovereign, undisputed land that (if in the ocean) is 200 nautical miles away from the nearest sovereign nation.
  2. Possess a permanent population.
  3. Have a government system in place.

Once a country has all of the above, to gain admission into the UN, the procedure is as follows: enter image description here (from the UN's website)

Now assume Joe is an average white American citizen who has attended college and earns 50,000 USD annually. In addition to his salary, he has 100,000 USD in his bank account. He has no family and is prepared to spend any time, effort, and/or money needed to create a country (most likely a micro-state) that is recognized by the UN and becomes a member of it in the least amount of time possible.

So far, I've been able to put together that his first moves should be purchasing or building a remote island in the deep midst of the Pacific, where he is far from any other sovereign country. If he convinces some low wage workers to come with him and stay on the island, he has a permanent population and sovereign territory. Once he sets up some sort of small government, he fulfills all three of the basic criteria for being considered a country. However, this is where I run into a problem: would the UN really accept a country with a population of 5 or 6 people and a very primitive government (and is there even a possible island that is far enough from other countries)?  

Is there a better way to be recognized by the UN than what I've mentioned above (and I'm fairly sure there is) or is my plan the best possible one?  (In your answers, please begin from where Joe is in America to being recognized by the UN, describing each step. Use specifics. What island should he buy? How much will it cost? How can he convince people to live there? etc.)

I know the basic steps involved in creating your own country:

  1. Own sovereign, undisputed land (that, if in the ocean, is 200 nautical miles away from the nearest sovereign nation).
  2. Possess a permanent population.
  3. Have a government system in place.

Once a country has all of the above, to gain admission into the UN, the procedure is as follows: enter image description here (from the UN's website)

Now assume Joe is an average white American citizen who has attended college and earns 50,000 USD annually. In addition to his salary, he has 100,000 USD in his bank account. He has no family and is prepared to spend any time, effort, and/or money needed to create a country (most likely a micro-state) that is recognized by the UN and becomes a member of it in the least amount of time possible.

So far, I've been able to put together that:

His first move should be purchasing or building a remote island in the deep midst of the Pacific, where he is far from any other sovereign country. If he convinces some low wage workers to come with him and stay on the island, he has a permanent population and sovereign territory. Once he sets up some sort of small government, he fulfills all three of the basic criteria for being considered a country. However, this is where I run into a problem: would the UN really accept a country with a population of 5 or 6 people and a very primitive government (and is there even a possible island that is far enough from other countries)?

Is there a better way to be recognized by the UN than what I've mentioned above (and I'm fairly sure there is) or is my plan the best possible one? 
(In your answers, please begin from where Joe is in America, describing each step. Use specifics. What island should he buy? How much will it cost? How can he convince people to live there? etc.)

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How can Average Joe create a micro-state that is a member of the UN in the least amount of time?

I know the basic steps involved in creating your own country:

  1. Own sovereign, undisputed land that (if in the ocean) is 200 nautical miles away from the nearest sovereign nation.
  2. Possess a permanent population.
  3. Have a government system in place.

Once a country has all of the above, to gain admission into the UN, the procedure is as follows: enter image description here (from the UN's website)

Now assume Joe is an average white American citizen who has attended college and earns 50,000 USD annually. In addition to his salary, he has 100,000 USD in his bank account. He has no family and is prepared to spend any time, effort, and/or money needed to create a country (most likely a micro-state) that is recognized by the UN and becomes a member of it in the least amount of time possible.

So far, I've been able to put together that his first moves should be purchasing or building a remote island in the deep midst of the Pacific, where he is far from any other sovereign country. If he convinces some low wage workers to come with him and stay on the island, he has a permanent population and sovereign territory. Once he sets up some sort of small government, he fulfills all three of the basic criteria for being considered a country. However, this is where I run into a problem: would the UN really accept a country with a population of 5 or 6 people and a very primitive government (and is there even a possible island that is far enough from other countries)?

Is there a better way to be recognized by the UN than what I've mentioned above (and I'm fairly sure there is) or is my plan the best possible one? (In your answers, please begin from where Joe is in America to being recognized by the UN, describing each step. Use specifics. What island should he buy? How much will it cost? How can he convince people to live there? etc.)