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(Guardian)   Crowds of wailing mourners take to the streets, pulling their hair and crying to heaven on the news that their sovereign, Paddy Roy Bates, Prince of Sealand, has passed away   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 4
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2012-10-11 04:26:14 PM  
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My teenager wants to get citizenship or whatever from Sealand. Dammit, why can't she just blow her money on entertainment like a normal kid?
2012-10-11 03:45:04 PM  
1 votes:

freewill: Seriously, wasn't this guy's platform attacked by German mercenaries in the 80s or something?


1978. The "Prime Minister of Sealand" (maybe self-styled?) led a coup and had hired mercenaries. But Prince Roy re-claimed the platform and held the instigator on treason charges. Germany actually sent a diplomat to garner his release.
2012-10-11 03:11:23 PM  
1 votes:
Today, Sealand makes money by selling aristocratic titles and hosting Internet servers.

How do they even get electricity on that island? Some kind of tidal generator?
2012-10-11 02:48:30 PM  
1 votes:
I expect a similar procession when Ron Paul kicks the bucket.
 
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