I see Prince Roy is putting up Sealand for title transfer. Sealand, the disused oil platform which is legally an independent country, would make an interesting subject for any nation brand consultant. It might not look glamorous, but I like its ideals: from memory, it was terra nullius once upon a time, declared a nation by its occupier, then Paddy Roy Bates, and found to be a country under English law. It shows that for some, nationality and nationhood are worth ﬁghting for. The story itself is a relatively recent one, happening in the late twentieth century. It’s not one of those ﬁghts that took place hundreds of years ago, demonstrating that the concepts are still valuable in our lifetimes.
I had the privilege of dealing with a Sealander a few years ago, while looking for a neutral jurisdiction from which to incorporate a company. I must say, the Sealand authorities were very cooperative, and I recall them being far more professional than any civil service I have encountered in other nations. Posted by Jack Yan, 09:52
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