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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
User avatar #115 to #12 - megashot ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
it has even better history than my own country
#86 to #12 - John Cena (05/19/2013) [-]
The owners of The Pirate Bay tried buying 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 #38 to #12 - istartedthewar (05/19/2013) [-]
So you're saying I could basically singlehandedly overthrow it?
#33 to #12 - John Cena (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 #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.
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