Another micro-nation post!

Today, I became a citizen of Principality of Sealand – a micro-nation currently residing within UK territorial waters.

Sealand claims or legitimacy and sovereignty are based court ruling in 1968 declared Roughs Tower (an abandoned sea fort, AKA Sealand) to be in international waters (UK territorial waters would eventually be expanded to include this area).

Micro-nations (lands claiming independence, without formal recognition from ‘major’ countries and international bodies) are of particular interest to me.

Many micro-nations issue coins, stamps, passports, etc. as ways to generate revenue and draw attention to local issues and concerns that may be overlooked by the ‘formal’ government of a given area.

Personally, I think it’s a brilliant way to generate interest/awareness whilst furthering causes.

My Sealand Passport

The Sealand Stamp

Principality of Laàs

Earlier this month, I became a citizen of Principality of Laàs – a micro-nation battling desertification in the French countryside.

Micro-nations (lands claiming independence, without formal recognition from ‘major’ countries and international bodies) are of particular interest to me.

Many micro-nations issue coins, stamps, passports, etc. as ways to generate revenue and draw attention to local issues and concerns that may be overlooked by the ‘formal’ government of a given area.

Personally, I think it’s a brilliant way to generate interest/awareness whilst furthering causes.