Yep, thats really a country. It has its own currency, its own royal family. The countrys name is Sealand. I just found it really hard to believe. Thought i'd sh country sealand
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Yep, thats really a country

Yep, thats really a country. It has its own currency, its own royal family. The countrys name is Sealand. I just found it really hard to believe. Thought i'd sh

It has its own currency, its own royal family. The countrys name is Sealand. I just found it really hard to believe. Thought i'd share

The "country" of Sealand
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#12 - mattdoggy (05/18/2013) [-]
The Principality of Sealand was originally a floating ocean fort to prevent German aircraft from having free access to lay out mines. Seeing as it was in international waters it technically belonged to no nation. After its abandonment, a crazy pirate radio broadcaster by the name of Major Patty Roy Bates claimed the platform as his own nation and even came up with his own flag, passports, currency, and national anthem. The micro nation even had a Coup d'état where the nations "Prime Minister" hired mercenaries to capture the towers and kidnap Bates' son. The rebellion was crushed, but it also resulted in Germany recognizing the countries existence. Since then Sealand has been part of a lot of financial schemes and scandals, and is still considered one of the leading micronations
#33 to #12 - anon (05/19/2013) [-]
"Sealand is not currently officially recognized by any established sovereign state."

Germany has not recognized it, nor has the UK.
User avatar #38 to #12 - istartedthewar (05/19/2013) [-]
So you're saying I could basically singlehandedly overthrow it?
#63 to #12 - neschapretoe ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
You are so full of **** , I can make a methane plant out of you. Sealand is not an official country and has never been part of financial schemes and scandals.
User avatar #115 to #12 - megashot ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
it has even better history than my own country
#86 to #12 - anon (05/19/2013) [-]
The owners of The Pirate Bay tried buying it.
User avatar #25 to #12 - justinsane (05/19/2013) [-]
Its off the coast of the UK. They tried suing them for back taxes and the case went to their supreme court. The court ruled that it was officially outside their jurisdiction and an independent nation. Also, I think that the Dutch recognized it after the coup too. That makes three recognitions of sovereignty
User avatar #21 to #12 - Jewssassin (05/19/2013) [-]
Can you provide a source on the Coup d'état? I cant find anything about it.
#7 - coldactill (05/18/2013) [-]
This small island is called Migingo, about 500 people live on it. The island has it's own restaurants, church, bars, a cinema (room with chairs and a TV) and it even has a brothel.
#15 to #7 - bernardben (05/18/2013) [-]
that just looks so crammed haha id hate to live there
User avatar #17 to #7 - Carthusia ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
It's in lake Victoria I believe
User avatar #24 to #7 - zafara (05/19/2013) [-]
Let me guess, their main method of substanance is fishing. But then, if it's in the middle of Lake Victoria, as Carthusia claims, they could just go to the mainland for food.
User avatar #46 to #24 - leglesslegolegolas (05/19/2013) [-]
*sustenance
User avatar #157 to #46 - zafara (05/19/2013) [-]
I am very bad at spelling. Always have been, always will. I'm just astounded that it took so long for somebody to finally correct me.
User avatar #18 to #7 - metalmind (05/19/2013) [-]
And now we wait for high tides and global warming.
#80 to #7 - doddythechef (05/19/2013) [-]
no offence but that looks like a 			****		 hole
no offence but that looks like a **** hole
User avatar #51 to #7 - ultimoz (05/19/2013) [-]
Its population is actually 131 according to a 2009 census, and its size is about half the size of a football pitch.
User avatar #60 to #51 - coldactill (05/19/2013) [-]
I got my fact from a magazine that my mum likes to collect, and it was this weeks edition so mine would be a 2013 statistic
User avatar #70 to #60 - ultimoz (05/19/2013) [-]
400 people in 3 years on such a small island, seem unlikely.
User avatar #154 to #70 - coldactill (05/19/2013) [-]
ill get it for you tomorrow if you really think I'm lying
User avatar #155 to #154 - ultimoz (05/19/2013) [-]
Just seems a little unlikely is all but the info would be cool
#162 to #155 - coldactill (05/20/2013) [-]
The text on page 17 reads:

"Some 500 people call the rocky outcrop of Migingo their home... etc"

Photo's were taken from my ******* appalling webcam, sorry for their quality, I hope we can clear up the fact that I'm not just pulling these numbers out of thin air =)
User avatar #163 to #162 - ultimoz (05/20/2013) [-]
Seems good. Thanks
#161 to #155 - coldactill (05/20/2013) [-]
The title of the magazine is 'World of Knowledge -Australia' published by Bauer Media Group
#23 - tuuluuwaq (05/19/2013) [-]
Pirate Bay tried to buy Sealand so that they did not have to obey some copyright laws. I totally saw it on the internet so it must be true.
#20 - foelkera ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
Republic of Dave is best republic
#88 to #20 - diegotan (05/19/2013) [-]
I stole the Bobblehead from his museum. Thug life.
I stole the Bobblehead from his museum. Thug life.
#27 to #20 - ragged (05/19/2013) [-]
I tried to do the election quest for that place, but somewhere down the line I ****** it up. In the end, the election was decided by my assault rifle.
#58 to #27 - FurryBalls (05/19/2013) [-]
I wasn't sure which pic to use cuz I was laughing so hard.
#45 - funnyjunkelite (05/19/2013) [-]
Sealand fire
5/23/06
Never forget
User avatar #87 to #45 - anako (05/19/2013) [-]
When they rebuilt it, they called it Newsealand...
User avatar #83 to #45 - blbrian (05/19/2013) [-]
"About 1/4 of the country was set ablaze, it was terrible.."
#34 - darkspineshadow ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
So, are the people of Sealand called Seamen?
User avatar #35 to #34 - bersrker (05/19/2013) [-]
would the black people there be called sea monkeys?
#22 - fingapopyabuttho (05/19/2013) [-]
Someone should make New Sealand. Ehh? Ehh? Ok..
Someone should make New Sealand. Ehh? Ehh? Ok..
#125 - mavericjones (05/19/2013) [-]
They had oil.
#130 to #125 - negerboll **User deleted account** (05/19/2013) [-]
Now they have freedom!
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User avatar #119 to #101 - Loppytaffy (05/19/2013) [-]
But the British would get involved if they started stirring things up; they started as a pirate radio station, but they got shut down.
User avatar #131 to #101 - vladhellsing (05/19/2013) [-]
Then sink it and turn it into Rapture.
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#97 to #71 - mutzaki ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
And then 'Merica will march in and declare war so they can harvest their resources, but will eventually change their reason into wanting to help Sealand achieve democracy.   
And after they've done that, they'll drop a nuclear bomb on them.
And then 'Merica will march in and declare war so they can harvest their resources, but will eventually change their reason into wanting to help Sealand achieve democracy.
And after they've done that, they'll drop a nuclear bomb on them.
#32 - draezeth (05/19/2013) [-]
This is the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Dranoria.
#79 - misab (05/19/2013) [-]
So people from there are called Seamen?
So people from there are called Seamen?
#55 - Blackdrama (05/19/2013) [-]
all what's left from Atlantis.
all what's left from Atlantis.
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User avatar #77 to #64 - trojandetected (05/19/2013) [-]
TAKE THE SHOT ALREADY
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#2 - crazyolitis (05/18/2013) [-]
So we've got Zeeland (Dutch province), New Zealand, and Sealand...
User avatar #3 to #2 - besle (05/18/2013) [-]
We also got Zealand, part of Denmark.
User avatar #4 to #3 - besle (05/18/2013) [-]
Also called Seeland.
#10 to #4 - anon (05/18/2013) [-]
I live in switzerland in a region called Seeland as well.
User avatar #11 to #10 - besle (05/18/2013) [-]
well the only reason it's called Seeland in Denmark, is because you can't pronounce Sjælland in english. So we decided to name it Zealand/Seeland, although Zealand is the most commonly used name for it.

That also explains why New Zealand is called New and not just Zealand.
#73 to #11 - anon (05/19/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure that the Dutch found New-Zealand. Named after zeeland (which basicly means Sealand)
User avatar #14 to #2 - bigblacknegro (05/18/2013) [-]
next things coming: Seaworld and Zeeworld
#102 - asimplepotato (05/19/2013) [-]
The country of sealand, where the proud seamen live.
#43 - bazda (05/19/2013) [-]
"Zombie apocalypse? Like I give a **** ." - Everybody who lives in Sealand.
User avatar #53 to #43 - vatra (05/19/2013) [-]
All six of them.
User avatar #54 to #43 - danielesq (05/19/2013) [-]
except you know when the food runs out
#56 to #54 - silverlance (05/19/2013) [-]
In which case you could just cast a fishing rod out of your window
User avatar #62 to #56 - bitchplzzz (05/19/2013) [-]
water?
#158 to #62 - bazda (05/20/2013) [-]
Distillery, brah!

Where you think pirates and sailors got water back in the old old days?
#65 to #62 - silverlance (05/19/2013) [-]
I've heard there's a way to use plastic sheets to trap and condense moisture from the air, damned if I know how to do it but I'm sure its a thing
User avatar #72 to #65 - spoonless (05/19/2013) [-]
You could do that, but it wouldn't be enough for the daily water requirements of the 6(?) people who live there, I don't think...

Or rain I suppose.
#75 to #72 - silverlance (05/19/2013) [-]
Hardly a consistent, reliable water supply...hmm... I guess this place isn't far of the East cost of England, maybe take trips to land to pick up water and other supplies
#160 to #75 - bazda (05/20/2013) [-]
Distillation is the name of the game.
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#159 to #156 - bazda (05/20/2013) [-]
Distillation.
User avatar #50 - ultimoz (05/19/2013) [-]
Isn't this what Pirate Bay tried to buy?
User avatar #52 to #50 - drunkengnome (05/19/2013) [-]
Ys it is, but they got denied.
User avatar #74 - theshadowed ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
The Pirate Bay tried to buy it to avoid legal trouble
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