Richard Sheridan leader of the Dale Farm Travellers' Association has submitted a bid to the United Nations for recognition of the independent state of Dalefarmia.
The UN General Assembly applauded as Mr Sheridan urged the Security Council to acknowledge the existence of the country taking into account post-1991 borders.
He said the Travellers had entered into negotiations with Basildon Council with good intentions, but blamed Tony Ball for their breakdown.
Mr Sheridan said that the heart of the problem was not refused planning permission but the council's refusal to recognise Dale Farm as an independent state.
On closing his speech to rapturous applause, Mr Sheridan reminded the UN Assembly that Dale Farm is currently the only country in Europe not suffering as a result of the current recession. It has low unemployment, its economy runs solely on a cash-in-hand basis and, he claimed, most western economies could learn a thing or two from us.