Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Country for sale!

Just when you think there's no place in this world to hedge out your own existence, there comes this gem of a story.

Here's the official Sealand website; here's the Wikipedia workup.

In a world of vast international waters, could an entrepreneur begin building micronations of all variations, size and institution, and then sell them off? It could be like Tiebout on a country-wide scale. I'm sure existing countries wouldn't prefer it (or at least not the fair traders, anyway...), but which one would take up the collective torch, incur the public relations nightmare to try and stop this from happening?

As a currency collector, I think a Sealand dollar may now top the list. I wonder if there are any plans for PayPal to add that currency to their collection in the near future...

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