Founder of Sealand passes away aged 91

Leigh-on-Sea, England, Oct 12 – Paddy Roy Bates, founder of the Principality of Sealand and widely considered to be the father of micronationalism, has died. He was 91 years old. Bates, more well-known by his micronational title of Prince Roy, occupied the WWII-era Fort Roughs offshore platform in 1967 and declared his independence from Britain. He built upon this base in 1975 by adding a currency and constitution. Bates had fought in the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War before opening up several enterprises in Britain. He entered pirate radio in the 1960s. British attempts to shut him off … Continue reading Founder of Sealand passes away aged 91

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Anderson founds Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco

Alston, NCD, Nov 4 – After 65 days of planning, the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco has at last been founded. At 11:13am this morning, after being sworn in by Vice-Premier Jesse Coles, Premier Daniel Anderson gave the following announcement: “As Premier of the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco, it is my greatest pleasure and honour to officially declare that a micronation now exists within the nation of New Zealand. This nation shall be known as the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco. Thank you.” Anderson also stated that he hoped that Sirocco would be able to co-exist peacefully with its fellow micronations. At … Continue reading Anderson founds Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco

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Micronationalism gains mixed responses: Premier slams ‘Subversive Dissidents’

Alston, NCD, Oct 11 – Premier Daniel Anderson today publicly announced plans for a new micronation (Sirocco) within New Zealand, which has gained mixed responses. Upon revealing plans at around 2:20pm this afternoon, Premier Anderson received numerous responses, many of which were positive, but a few that contained more than a little slander. Whilst the Premier was called “stupid” and the nation ridiculed as “a dumb idea”, more positive messages of support were given to the Premier. It is understood that most were of an inquisitive nature, asking about the details of the nation, whilst a few were wishes of support and … Continue reading Micronationalism gains mixed responses: Premier slams ‘Subversive Dissidents’

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