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  • Tiny Shetland island declares independence

    06/21/2008 3:54:28 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 34 replies · 565+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Saturday, June 21, 2008 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON (Reuters) - The owner of a tiny island in off Scotland declared its independence from the United Kingdom on Saturday, saying he wanted the territory, population one, to be a crown dependency like the Channel Islands. In a declaration on his Web site, Stuart Hill, who owns the 2.5 acre island of Forvik in the Shetland Islands in the North Sea, said he no longer recognised the authority of the government or the European Union, and cited a centuries-old royal marriage dowry deal as the basis for his claim. "Forvik owes no allegiance to any United Kingdom government, central...
  • Small, Strange and Surreal: 3 of the Most Bizarre Micronations in the World

    12/27/2007 2:24:15 AM PST · by BGHater · 28 replies · 257+ views
    Weburbanist ^ | 24 Dec 2007 | Weburbanist
    Have you ever wanted to rule your very own country? A micronation is an area of land claimed by one or more persons to be independent from any major recognized nation in the world. Some of these have incredible histories of war, triumph and independence and still survive today, while others have long since been abandoned, annexed or destroyed. Sealand was established in the 1960s an Englishman and his family took possession of an abandoned anti-aircraft platform off the coast of Britain and declared it to be the Principality of Sealand. In the1970s a coup attempt was made and...