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Post by Yxita on Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:44 am

It was only a matter of time before I ranted about Sealand.


Sorry, my sucky poem sucks.

Sealand is an oilrig type structure created in WWI, however, it was built 6 miles off the coast of England. Any island further than four miles off the coast of another country is deemed a seperate nation. So, after WWI, England couldn't be bothered to destroy it seeming as it technically wasn't their property anymore. So, an insane ex-navy commander took his fmaily there, reactivated the heavy artilery there and claimed it to be a nation. When the Navy was sent in to get him, he fought them off with the weaponry provided during the war and dubbed himself king.

Sound insane? It is! But still totally true!

So, due to the fact that it has a government (monarchy), border defence and a population (totaling at 5). It counts as a country and has it's own flag. Unfortunately, Britain refuses to acknowledge it as a nation and disregards it when holding national meetings for the countries of the UK. Poor Sealand. You can become a lady/lord or duchess/duke by paying £30 and owning your own province of Sealand. Then again, you can't visit it because they recently allowed a company to set up base there in order to establish in internet connection. So, thanks to the high security of the business, you can't visit Sealand anymore. Stupid business.

So, that's Sealand. Love it yet? If not, why not?!

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