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Want to Be Alone? Six Micronations Where That's Possible

Want to Be Alone? Six Micronations Where That's Possible

I can't for the life of me remember which thread we started talking about Petoria (cabaker27? You were there. . . any ideas?) But! The universe was listening! I just came across this roundup of micronations, just like our good friend Peter turned his house into on The Family Guy.

  • Sealand: Is located about six miles from the coast of Suffolk, England in international waters. It has its own national anthem, flag, currency and passports.The heads of Sealand (formerly a WWII fort) call themselves the Prince and Princess of Sealand.
  • Kugelmugel: Perhaps the most like Petoria, Kugelmugel is located in Vienna and when an artist and Austrian authorities began feuding over building permits for his house. Independence was declared.

There's more, and they just get weirder. To see them,

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  • Principality of Seborga: This one's an oldie. Some say it goes back to 954, located in Italy. Through a whole series of overlooked sales and redistricting, the tiny nation was adrift. The head of this one is known as “Your Tremendousness” or “your Terrificness”. Sweet.
  • Elleore: On the east coast of Denmark, this island has its own stamps, coins, and time zone — 12 minutes ahead of Danish clocks.
  • The Kingdom of Lovely: Actually a flat in London, it was documented in a series called How to Start Your Own Country.
  • Talossa: This could be the strangest one. It seems to include a bedroom in Milwaukee, WI, a French Island, and part of Antarctica? This one you'll just have to read to believe.

I'm beyond fascinated and dreaming up names for my own sovereign land, though "end of the couch-ville" or "StairMaster-island" somehow aren't cutting it. What would you call yours? What kind of government would you set up?

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sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I enjoy being a benevolent dictator in my classroom. I haven't named my country ::ahem:: classroom... but I should! That's something I can work on over summer break. :D
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 9 years
Oh WhiplashGirlchild. Thank you. Ha! Google! Who knew? :)
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Hey Cine, What's your point? ;) Go Team Red :mob:
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Here is the Petoria thread. Just found it on a routine Google search.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Undave you want a pink bar because you are an elitist ;)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I make wicked Cake Balls (thanks to YumSugar ;) )
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
It's the cup cakes. There's something in the cup cakes.
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 9 years
:encore: Thank you, kind sir!
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Actually, I don't want a shout out, I want a Pink bar on the bottom of my avatar. How do I get that? Also, it seems like the Sugar community is the MAJOR contributor to the local newspaper. Once again 5 of the A-section stories in the paper were on here yesterday. Way to keep ahead of the curve! :applause:
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
What could I send to Sugar to get a shout out? Hmmmmm....:evil:
syako syako 9 years
Citizen I'll send you some... um... of my famous Italian meatballs!!! :woohoo: shout out please! :please:
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 9 years
Ha. No, sorry guys! In my feeble mind I knew she was in the Family Guy thread, but that's as far as the ol' memory would take me. Don't you worry. Plenty of shout-outs a-comin' :) Though her cupcakes are mighty good ;)
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
So do I. (wait, should I rephrase that?)
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I want some of her tasty treats!
syako syako 9 years
I knew it! She sends them cupcakes behind our backs!!!
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
It's because they like her more than us...:evil:
syako syako 9 years
how come cab always gets the story shout outs :rant: not fair! ;)
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Cabaker won't be on today. :cry:
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
it would be VERY sad for you guys not to waste some work time googling any of these places! they are pretty entertaining. I would assume that you really wouldn't get to be alone though, as several of them are only a few thousand square feet and surrounded by a mother country.
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