Firstly, Arborea is NOT a joke. It is a real place with real people, animals, trees, wind, and rain.
Secondly, Arborea is not, and has no aspirations to be, a secessionist state. We are a self-governing, sovereign nation in free association with New Zealand. If you're not sure whether that's possible, look up Niue, the Cook islands, Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia.
Thirdly, we believe in the right of self-determination, and in the right to have FUN. Arborea is about fun and learning, as we are sure all leaders of micronations around the world will agree.