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Posted: Jul 10 2012, 03:13 PM
Member No.: 785
Joined: 18-June 12
There have been, since the 60's, quite a few of these little buggers. I always giggle when I picture Sealand, the most popular of the micronations (notably for shooting at people and having both an invasion and revolutionary regime-in-exile.)
What are your thoughts on this? Should they be recognised as soveriegn entities? Should they be brought under the legal jurisdiction of their parent state? Should you all donate money to me to form the island Kingdom of Sir Brendan?
Ruler of the Republic of Nabat
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Posted: Jul 10 2012, 06:14 PM
Member No.: 573
Joined: 17-March 10
I think Micronations are fun and a novelty. But I think that's all they are. You get one or two that are more serious minded that cite holes in the law or ancient traditions, etc, as their right to secede but I think in reality, if that was the case, they'd be their own countries by now.
That said, I have no problem letting Sealand and the likes get on with it. If there's money to be made from occupying abandoned sea rigs and claiming their independence then I have no issues with that!
I think the fact we all play NationStates says a lot about how we feel on people declaring their own countries!
“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
– William Shakespeare, Hamlet