The Principality of Sealand is Doing It Right.
Contemplating giving it all up and abandoning everything for ultimate freedom has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I have always wanted to disappear into the global void with nothing more than my survival instincts and some seed money to begin life anew. A resurrection of my soul. Rob 2.0 and all that.
In my research I’ve uncovered a place where dreams can come true. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you .. Sealand!
This old WWII era Sea Fort has been occupied since 1967 by the Major Paddy Roy Bates and his associates. It is the world’s smallest nation or “micronation”. How did it get to be a country? According to the nation’s website: “The independence of Sealand was upheld in a 1968 British court decision where the judge held that Roughs Tower stood in international waters and did not fall under the legal jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. This gave birth to Sealand’s national motto of E Mare Libertas, or “From the Sea, Freedom”.” In addition, Germany sent a diplomat there at one point – recognizing it as a sovereign state (or so the story goes).
Think of all the cool shit you could do in Sealand. They housed an internet company there for years which basically operated and housed servers containing all sorts of shit that would be illegal in other countries. Online casinos, deep web and dark web shit, illegal message boards.. etc. They basically fought a war with the UK government in 1968 and they weren’t prosecuted because of their micronation status. The people that live there straight up proclaimed themselves royalty. They have their own national anthem, stamps, laws.
Fuck, RedBull even set up a skate ramp there at one point. (…Fucking RedBull)
Via their website and for a small fee, one can actually become official Sealand nobility.
For a cool $750 mil (USD) you can buy Sealand and make it your own. Yes, Sealand is also for sale as of 2010.