The Principality of Sealand

@RasmaSandra (22078)
Daytona Beach, Florida
September 23, 2017 1:40pm CST
This is another micro-nation known as the Principality of Sealand. It is located in the United Kingdom and was founded in 1967. It is ruled by the Bates family and has a population of four residents. The size of this nation is unknown. This micro-nation is an old WW II fort which was taken over by a pirate radio broadcaster and is actually a platform in the middle of the ocean. Since it is in international waters it is not ruled by the U.K. courts.
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• United States
23 Sep 17
Very Interesting @RasmaSandra. I believe they are having a bit of a population problem at the moment though.
Become a Lord, Lady, Baron or Baroness! Upgrade the way you live with a title pack from the Principality of Sealand.
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Sep 17
Thank for sharing this @Berniezeitler
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@Mike197602 (13968)
• United Kingdom
23 Sep 17
I can't even believe non UK people even know about this I doubt even 1% of UK citizens know about sealand That being said, it is a non entity...it isn't recognised as a nation by anyone and barring the armed incursions it is pretty much unknown. Maybe not legally ruled by UK courts but just watch if they mess with us in a big way...the sbs will end them. By sbs I mean UK special forces...if they mess with us in a big way the sbs will get sent in and that will be the end of sealand.
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@topffer (37145)
• France
23 Sep 17
I do not think that a family of 4 represents a danger for your country.
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@Kandae11 (40280)
23 Sep 17
Awesome! .Would have been nicer if Bates had a larger family.
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@just4him (137142)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep 17
That is very interesting. I don't think I would like to live on a platform in the ocean.
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Sep 17
Imagine suddenly sleep walking and forgetting where you live @just4him
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@just4him (137142)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep 17
@RasmaSandra That would be a sudden wake up call. I'm already scared of heights, that wouldn't help any.
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@sugartoes (44562)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 Sep 17
WOW, that's some history I didn't know about it'd be a great place to call a home & no one could mess with you BUT I wonder how they deal with the bad weather that stirs to the water? be nice to fish from.
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Sep 17
I suppose the problem would be getting off there and back on @sugartoes perhaps a private helicopter
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@sugartoes (44562)
• Greencastle, Indiana
24 Sep 17
@RasmaSandra yeah that's what I was thinking.
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@Susan2015 (22689)
• United States
23 Sep 17
Four residents in the whole micro-nation. I wonder if it's near a very populated city.
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Sep 17
No cities there @Susan2015
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@TheHorse (77882)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Sep 17
How are property values there?
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Sep 17
Good question. Just by looking at some of these micronations I am starting to think how awesome to own one if it brought in plenty of money @TheHorse
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• Dallas, Texas
24 Sep 17
Just so they don't build the Bates Motel. LOL.
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• United States
24 Sep 17
@jstory07 Well technically it is the Bates Island!
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• Dallas, Texas
24 Sep 17
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@alberello75 (20396)
• Genova, Italy
23 Sep 17
Thanks for information. I would never know about this. What you posted, is the authentic photo?
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@DaddyEvil (26649)
• Aurora, Missouri
24 Sep 17
LOL! I wonder if they have plans drawn up for invading other countries?
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@allen0187 (34380)
• Philippines
23 Sep 17
Interesting! Wouldn't mind spending a few nights here!
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@GardenGerty (106724)
• United States
23 Sep 17
Okay, I thought this was something else. I have now learned a new little bit of geography they would never teach us in school.
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@YrNemo (15234)
23 Sep 17
I wonder how much money this principality has managed to make from their online business. Their workshop, printing (passport, certificate of royal titles here there) couldn't have been there could it?
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Sep 17
I am fascinated by these micronations and wonder how much money could possibly be made from them @YrNemo
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@YrNemo (15234)
24 Sep 17
@RasmaSandra Seems as a few hundred pounds per passport.
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@Jessicalynnt (47874)
• Centralia, Missouri
30 Sep 17
hahaha, I kinda want my own land to live on!
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@andriaperry (67363)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Sep 17
I can bet they get lonely!
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@Marty1 (40075)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
25 Oct 17
What do you mean by a pirate radio station?
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Oct 17
You can get info from this link
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Pirate Radio (disambiguation). Pirate radio or a pirate radio station is a radio station that broadcasts without a valid license. In some cases radio stations are conside
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@Marty1 (40075)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
27 Oct 17
@RasmaSandra I read the link and understand it better. Thank you for helping me!
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@JudyEv (148166)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Sep 17
Very interesting. I'd heard of pirate radio stations but you've added to my knowledge.
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Sep 17
Some of the pirate radio stations have really great oldies music @JudyEv I get online and enjoy from time to time.
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@LeaPea2417 (23586)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep 17
I just learned about this in the past month or so. I find it fascinating and do you know it has it's own web page?
@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Sep 17
@LeaPea2417 take a look and at what BernieZ posted. Same site.
During the Second World War, the British government built several Fortress islands in the North Sea to defend its coasts from German invaders...
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@LeaPea2417 (23586)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep 17
@RasmaSandra Thanks
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