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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   ( divider line
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6078 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Oct 2012 at 3:03 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-11 04:26:14 PM  
2 votes:
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 vote:

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 vote:
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 vote:
I expect a similar procession when Ron Paul kicks the bucket.
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