A macronation is what micronationalists call recognised states.
However, this impression is not entirely correct or comprehensive. Macronations in of themselves are just medium- to large-sized nations, irrespective of whether they are actual recognised states or not. Under this perspective then, macronations can also be non-states, and are in fact Fourth World nations.
- HMRD Cesidio Tallini. (2009). The Fifth World: Micronationalism on Steroids. CreateSpace. ISBN 1448663539