The secret world of hidden independent nations


#1

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#2

Me, I’ve already booked my trip to Molvania for Spring Break next year.


#3

Not a movie, but Thomas Perry did an awesome and awesomely funny novel about the rise of a micro state, Island, in the '80s. Can’t recommend too highly. http://www.amazon.com/Island-Thomas-Perry-ebook/dp/B0055E6RA8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446917923&sr=8-1&keywords=thomas+perry+island&pebp=1446917928137&perid=13MGJCW0HDP66BSV9ZWT


#4

Gee, it makes me grateful that I don’t rely upon other countries for mines validation and self-worth. This fails my sovereignty Bechdel test.


#5

It was called The Mouse that Roared, and it was quite good!


#6

Does it include The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta?


#7

This article seems to conflate actual separatist movements like Ogoniland with joke movements like Sealand. While I find the latter amusing, whatever you think of the legitimacy of separatist movements, they exist for more serious reasons than the right to make their own stamps.


#8

The article recognises that too.

Despite these more eccentric examples, Middleton wouldn’t consider trying to set up a country himself. “Having trawled through so many serious stories of yearning and oppression, I don’t think it’s appropriate to take it too light heartedly,” he says. “For so many people it’s a matter of life or death.”


#9

Well I’ve been thinking of incorporating myself so the Republicans will give me free stuff, but why stop there? If I was a sovereign nation, maybe I could get me some of that Iraq baksheesh!


#10

I thought Sealand was a serious attempt to provide actual offshore hosting free of interference, not a whimsical souvenir stamp/coin/knighthood seller.


#11

Or “Passport to Pimlico” too I guess.


#12

Or both… :wink:


#13

One can also get a NSK passport, and there used to be a website where one could get a Yugoslav passport (post-Yugoslavia). So there are also states that are intentionally virtual as well.

http://www.nskstate.com/


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