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  Sealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Principality of Sealand is a micronation that claims as its territory the artificial island of Roughs Tower, a former Maunsell Sea Fort located in the North Sea 10 km (six miles) off the coast of Suffolk, England, at 51°53′40″N, 1°28′57″E, as well as territorial waters in a twelve-nautical-mile radius.
Sealand claims the waters surrounding Roughs Tower to the extent of twelve nautical miles,[1] and it has claimed to have physically defended this claim on at least one occasion: in an incident in 1990, the Royal Maritime Auxiliary vessel Golden Eye was fired upon from Sealand.
Sealand is not a member of the Universal Postal Union, which regulates the sending of mail between countries, and its address is in what it claims is a foreign country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sealand   (2796 words)

 The Principality of Sealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sealand was founded as a sovereign Principality in 1967 in international waters, six miles off the eastern shores of Britain.
Sealand was founded on the principle that any group of people dissatisfied with the oppressive laws and restrictions of existing nation states may declare independence in any place not claimed to be under the jurisdiction of another sovereign entity.
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.
www.sealandgov.com   (452 words)

 HavenCo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HavenCo Limited is a data hosting services company founded in 2000 which operates from Sealand, an unrecognized self-declared 'sovereign principality' that occupies a man-made former World War II defensive facility originally known as Roughs Tower located approximately six miles from the coast of Suffolk, southeast England.
Detractors claim that these reports gave the impression that HavenCo was registered on Sealand itself, and that the company would issue domain names under the authority of that entity, when in fact it had no entitlement to do so.
It claimed that it had no restrictions on copyright or intellectual property for data hosted on its Servers, arguing that as Sealand was not a member of the World Trade Organization or WIPO, international intellectual property law did not apply.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HavenCo   (559 words)

 The Principality of Sealand
Since Roy of Sealand was still an English citizen, he was thus accused of extensive crimes in Britain and was summoned to an English court.
The current government of the Principality of Sealand considers itself to be sovereign, and to have been recognized de facto as such on the basis of the aforementioned statements by multiple world governments.
Whilst Sealand has been the pride and joy of Prince Roy and his family for well over 30 years, his recent poor health has caused him fundamentally to review the arrangements which have been in place for decades and to look to the future of his Principality.
www.sealandgov.org /history.html   (1644 words)

 NPR Weekend Edition Saturday: Sealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Before you answer, consider that Sealand is a 120-foot-long steel platform perched atop two concrete pillars in the frigid chop of the North Sea, about seven miles off the southeast coast of England.
Sealand is prepared to defend itself from a physical assault, if it comes to that.
Further, he tells Simon, Sealand is surrounded by British territory and the Brits are unlikely to allow a foreign power or terrorists to launch an attack so close to home, however much they might wish the principality to just disappear.
www.npr.org /programs/wesat/features/2001/sealand/081101.sealand.html   (846 words)

 Sealand - Simple English Wikipedia
Sealand is a very small country in the Atlantic Ocean, but it isn't an island.
Sealand has its own stamps, national anthem, money, flag, and more things just like a real country.
Even though every other country says that Sealand doesn't count as a country, Michael Bates has good reasons why it should: Sealand is out in the ocean, and when he created it no country owned the ocean.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sealand   (280 words)

 Wikinfo | Sealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sealand has several ancillary features of a state, including a constitution, a flag, a national anthem, a national motto, postage stamps, currency (1 Sealand dollar equaling 1 US dollar), and passports.
Sealand postage stamps are used on at least some correspondence from the government bureaux and in such cases are cancelled by Sealand.
Sealand is not a member of the Universal Postal Union, which regulates the sending of mail between countries, and its address is in what it claims is a foreign country - in the same way that mail for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus must be addressed to 'Mersin 10, Turkey'.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Sealand   (1986 words)

 Meta Haven: Sealand Identity Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sealand is a mini-state, situated on a former anti-aircraft tower in the North Sea.
Sealandís heraldic sign and flag express a set of conventions about the representation of nations without taking into account that the concept of Sealand and the surrounding communications environment has rendered part of these conventions themselves past tense.
Sealand's coins and stamps are heartwarming declarations of self-faith rather than real props in international and political exchange; they are the first and - in part - naïve 'proof' that there really is a nation out there.
www.janvaneyck.nl /~sealand/index.html   (866 words)

 A Nation for Friend and Faux - Global Policy Forum - Nations and States
The rival Sealanders, based in Germany and Spain, sold their own passports, designed uniforms for a phantom army and printed labels for a Sealand-brand whiskey before police raided their "embassy" in Madrid this spring and detained their Spanish "regent." His self-styled government and diplomatic corps are under criminal investigation.
Sealand is just one speck in a postmodern archipelago of real and virtual ministates born of puckish claims by free-spirited pioneers and con artists.
Sealand was born over a few pints in a pub.
www.globalpolicy.org /nations/exprment/0426faux.htm   (2348 words)

 The Imperial Collection - Principality of Sealand - Page 3
Sealand has minted coins intermittently since the early 1970s, although as with the Principality's stamps, few details are readily available, and it does not appear that any have been released in recent years.
Sealand has been the only new country project that has been the subject of an armed insurrection - and as such is the only new country project that boasts a coin mintage by the rebel government.
The origins of this mintage date to 1978, when Sealand's then Prime Minister, Professor Alexander G Achenbach and several associates abducted Prince Roy's son, Michael, as part of an attempted armed takeover of Sealand.
www.imperial-collection.net /sealand03.html   (500 words)

Sealand is an abandoned World War II anti-aircraft platform in the Thames Estuary.
However, the Sealanders decided it would be prudent to commute the sentences to exile and the invaders were released.
The nation of Sealand is composed of a steel and concrete platform anchored to the bottom of the sea off the coast of England, not in the Channel but in the North Sea.
www.fotw.net /flags/gb!seald.html   (698 words)

 Principality of Sealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In the winter of 1966, a British family took possession and commenced the task of equipping and restoring the island.
European states, during disputes involving Sealand, have stated that they have no rights or authority in Sealand and the major European states have repeatedly given de facto recognition to the existence and the Sovereignty of Sealand.
Sealand came under threat from hostile naval units from other states and, in the early days of independence, there were the most determined attempts made to isolate and starve out the island.
www.fruitsofthesea.demon.co.uk /sealand   (358 words)

 If Napster Goes Down Will It be Revived On Sealand? - Global Policy Forum - Nations and States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sealand has now maintained its independence for over 30 years, and although no other nation has formally exchanged ambassadors or signed any treaties with Sealand, several other nations have shown Sealand various levels of recognition.
Sealand is a man-made island fortress in the North Sea.
Sealand was founded by Roy Bates, a former British army major who fought in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy In 1965, the Bates family Roy set up a pirate radio station on Fort Knock John, one of the abandoned WWII sea forts, and started broadcasting music and advertisements.
www.globalpolicy.org /nations/exprment/0426seal.htm   (1432 words)

Sealand is located about six miles off the coast of England, on a manmade structure in the North Sea.
Despite court challenges related to this incident, British authorities found that because Sealand was outside of the then-3-mile limit of territorial waters recognized by international law, the land was outside English jurisdiction.
Sealand is located less than 3 milliseconds, by fiber optics, from London, which is home to leaders in both global finance and international telecommunications.
www.sprick.net /TalkinTech/SEALAND.htm   (557 words)

 WorldNetDaily: World's 1st Internet 'nation'
According to Sealand's operators, it claims territorial waters of 12.5 nautical miles in all directions, except where that overlaps the territorial waters claimed by its nearest neighbor, Britain, in which case it claims half the distance to the British shore.
Sealand has its own flag, passports, stamps and currency, which, as one might expect, is pegged to the U.S. dollar.
Sealand is preparing fiber-optic connections in Holland and the UK to stop either of those nations from closing down its Internet data transmission.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=21962   (1794 words)

 A Brief History of Sealand
Finally, there were passports of the Principality of Sealand and diplomatic passports of the Principality of Sealand on the basis of international passport law.
While Sealand has been the pride and joy of Prince Roy and his family for over 30 years, the Prince's recent poor health has caused the Royal Family to consider moving off of Sealand, and making it available for other projects.
They would like to retain their Royal titles, but are amenable to changing the form of government of Sealand from a Monarchy to a Republic, and ceding control of the development of Sealand to other parties who would control the Senate.
www.seanhastings.com /havenco/sealand/history.html   (1438 words)

 Sealand Toilets @ Survival Unlimited.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Sealand 510 Plus has a regular sized toilet seat and is 2" longer and 1" wider than the Sealand 2010.
Where this is the case, the Sealand 511 Plus (large bowl) or the Sealand 2011 (small bowl), low profile models with a 10" seat height, can be mounted on a platform.
Sealand Toilets are required for purchase with all Sun-Mar central systems except the Air Flow (AF) models.
www.survivalunlimited.com /toilets/sealand.htm   (375 words)

 BBC - London - TV & Radio - Inside Out -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sealand is the smallest and perhaps strangest state in the world in the north sea, eight miles off the coast from Essex.
Sealand is a platfrom on top of two concrete towers, each of which with seven floors inside them.
Sealand is an independent state and has all of the fittings to match - the Sealand Passport, a national Flag, its own structure of government and even its own stamps.
www.bbc.co.uk /london/insideldn/insideout/vote.shtml   (505 words)

 Wired 8.07: Welcome to Sealand. Now Bugger Off.
Sealand was originally called Roughs Tower; it was built as part of a complex of no-frills antiaircraft forts designed for shooting down Nazi planes on bombing runs to England.
Not to mention its certifiably defiant past: Sealand wouldn't be what it is today without the hotspur energies of Roy Bates, who rose to the rank of major in the British army, fought in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, and was wounded in action several times.
Sealand itself was never used for pirate broadcasting, due to changes in English law and a broadcasting environment that caused Roy to lose interest in pirate radio by the late '60s.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/8.07/haven_pr.html   (6937 words)

 Sealand Aviation Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sealand Aviation Ltd. overhauls, rebuilds and repairs small aircraft, and designs and manufactures aircraft modification kits and components.
Sealand maintains a large inventory of all products and can ship kits all over the globe.
Sealand Aviation works with some of North America's best engineers for certification and the customer base is worldwide.
www.sealandaviation.com   (203 words)

 Damn Interesting » The History of Sealand
Sealand proclaimed the Constitution of the Principality in 1975, and developed a flag, a national anthem, postage stamps, currency, and passports in the following years.
Sealand's electrical generators are now tasked with powering the severs for HavenCo, a data hosting services company which was started on Sealand in the year 2000.
Sealand's original royalty are no longer residents at Sealand, instead living on the British mainland due to their declining health.
www.damninteresting.com /?p=188   (1392 words)

 London Photos... photography gallery of London Life and other photos: Blast from the not-so-distant past: Sealand
Sealand's wafer-thin claim to sovereignty began in 1967 when Michael's father, Roy Bates, declared the site his own and crowned himself king of Sealand.
After a few legal skirmishes, Sealand received a limited degree of de facto recognition--until 1987 is was outside British territorial waters, so the UK wanted nothing to do with it.
Sealand reportedly has a big stock of firearms that it uses to defend itself, but we don't see any.
www.londonphotos.org /archives/blast_from_the_notsodistant_past_sealand.html   (2874 words)

 Sealand - nationalanthems.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
After the war, the fort was abandoned, but, in 1967, Roy Bates claims it as the Principality of Sealand.
The British government recognized the claim on a de facto basis since it was outside British territorial waters.
The territorial waters were since extended from 3 nautical miles to 12 nautical miles, however, because of the prior recognition of soverignity, this did not affect Sealand.
david.national-anthems.net /sea.htm   (139 words)

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