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LONDON - For sale: The world's smallest country with its own flag, stamps, currency and passports.Apply to Prince Michael of Sealand if you want to run your own nation, even if it is just a wartime fort perched on two concrete towers in the North Sea.

Built in World War II as an anti-aircraft base to repel German bombers, the derelict platform was taken over 40 years ago by retired army Maj. Paddy Roy Bates, who went to live there with his family.

He declared the platform, perched seven miles off the east coast of England and just outside Britain's territorial waters, to be the principality of Sealand.

The self-styled Prince Roy adopted a flag, chose a national anthem and minted silver and gold coins.

The family staved off an attempt by Britain's Royal Navy to evict them and also an attempt in 1978 by a group of German and Dutch businessmen to seize Sealand by force.

Roy, 85, now lives in Spain, and his son Michael told BBC Radio on Monday his family had been approached by estate agents with clients "who wanted a bit more than a bit of real estate, they wanted autonomy.?

He suggested Sealand, which has eight rooms in each tower, could be a base for online gambling or offshore banking.

Asked to describe the delights of living on what he described as a cross between a house and a ship, the 54-year-old said: "The neighbors are very quiet. There is a good sea view.&quot:unsure:e:

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Brandon

lmao awesome. how much?

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AdverseDeviant

just what i've always wanted. i can sit back grow weed and kill whomever i please.

i am the law.

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Neo003

Yeah I would like to buy that I just found some change under my couch.

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NoneAvail

Any Pictures?

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rvbfan
Yeah I would like to buy that I just found some change under my couch.

Don't forget to return your empties for refund.

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User6060
Any Pictures?

I found this on wikipedia

Sealand_fortress.jpg

Ugliest country I've ever seen.

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teh_apple
just what i've always wanted. i can sit back grow weed and kill whomever i please.

i am the law.

Great idea. Lets do it.

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benac

That's awesome.

I would take that thing down though and rebuild a bigger network of platforms. Establish some embassy's, hire an Ambassador or two, Draft my own army. Invade England in 2025...Get my ass kicked.

lol

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webeagle12
That's awesome.

I would take that thing down though and rebuild a bigger network of platforms. Establish some embassy's, hire an Ambassador or two, Draft my own army. Invade England in 2025...Get my ass kicked.

lol

u do that :)

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Quillz

The best micronation was Granbia. It existed in the 1970s in a Texan's apartment.

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trashpickinman

Fox News says its for sale for $977 Million dollars.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,242351,00.html

edit: Though the 'London Telegraph' puts the figure closer to $126 million.

Come on people, lets everybody chip in a few dollars and we can rename it "Neowinia" :)

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Hum
Fox News says its for sale for $977 Million dollars.
:| 977 million ? I could buy a HUGE tropical island for that price.

http://www.privateislandsonline.com/

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Kaidiir

Get them to start a torrent tracker.

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Diffused Mind
Get them to start a torrent tracker.

The US would then invade them. We, after all, have complete dominance over other countries, not because we care about the well-being of the citizens, but because the corporations have this country by the balls.

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pmshen

wtf ... i was looking at that island a few days ago on wikipedia -.-

i'd buy it ... nevermind ... i'll just march my army into it and kill people on that island and name myself king

then i will expand that island and then try to get into the UN =)

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LewisBraid

that is so disgusting! i wouldnt take a **** on that let alone pay all that money for it :s

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pmshen

i'll print my own currency and buy it ...

$500 NEW Sealand Dollars?

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PaulCabby
Get them to start a torrent tracker.

Blatently.

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-Alex-

One question, can the person who buys this make their own laws, etc?

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Sethos

Maybe they have Weapons of Mass Destruction! :o Call Bush!

So many places to hide them, look!

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