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Author Topic: A Kingdom For His Daughter's Birthday  (Read 735 times)
chicar
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« on: July 15, 2014, 12:09:14 am »

This The Kind Of Story Who Fit The Spirit Of Our Forum If Not Of Our Beloved Genre:
http://mic.com/articles/93504/this-little-girl-may-be-the-new-ruler-of-one-of-the-last-unclaimed-pieces-of-land-on-earth?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 06:30:02 am »

Wow.   I never even got that pony I wanted.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 12:41:27 pm »

They may have to give up their US citizenship due to the question of 'can royalty be citizens of a republic? Or does the fact he's fled his kingdom mean he's abdicated?

Many years ago someone did something similar in Britain and created the 'independent principality of Sealand' on an abandoned WW2 fort which was outside the 3 mile territorial limit. Except he lived there and made it economically viable, fought off an invasion from someone who tried to take it from him and so on.

Last I heard it was being used as a 'secure data storage facility' for firms trading in London because it couldn't be hacked either through the phone lines or electricity supply.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 03:48:22 pm »

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They may have to give up their US citizenship due to the question of 'can royalty be citizens of a republic?
The US government isn't supposed to grant titles of nobility.  There is a catch regarding foreign titles and public office.  And persons being naturalized as US citizens renounce foreign allegiance.  But I don't see those applying in this case.

Whether neighboring nations recognize the claim or invasions can be repelled seems more the issue.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 05:22:29 pm »

Actually, it's *his* daughter, and she's not the ruler - it is a Kingdom, not a Principality.

I think he'll be left alone by the various states of the world, simply because if Egypt or Sudan got involved, they'd be acknowledging a claim over it, and if the US was to remove their citizenship due to foreign allegiance (though I don't think they actually do that, it's possible to be a dual citizen), they'd be recognising the Kingdom. Countries could recognise it's independence, but they'd have to word it properly to avoid stating who it is independent from...

That won't stop non state actors such as warlords, however. I recommend that he builds his castle on the northern mountain, facing Sudan since it's the most likely place for a threat to emerge from. Connect it to an airstrip at the foot with a light mountain rail system. He might be able to grow to a few thousand people before people really take notice...
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 05:38:03 pm »

He would have been better off, going for Marie Byrd Land, much more space and snow, and not claimed.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 05:42:16 pm »

Although, if all goes to plan, I will as representative of Australia and New Zealand, claim it as part of our claims.

Marie Byrd Land is the white area on the map
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 07:58:55 pm »

I've seen borders that are straight lines, but Antarctica is the only place with triangular subdivisions. 'cause they're like, so cool I guess.

Bir Tawil was also unclaimed.

I think that he'll probably get to the same level as Sealand and Hutt River, maybe using his castle as a holiday home with a caretaker through the year, but he might be able to build a town.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 09:52:40 pm »

Actually, it's *his* daughter

Oupsy.

Typo Corrected
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