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Would you live in a miniature Republic?

Yes
1 (14.3%)
No
1 (14.3%)
I'd like to rule my own
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Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« on: November 15, 2018, 02:06:57 am »
  Tiny republics have been discussed on BG  before.  I found a couple more  in the papers today. The Uzupis Republic adjacent to Lithuania and Sealand, off the British Coast. What would be the pro and cons  of being a citizen  of one of these sectors?

https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/europe/108612793/uzupis-the-tiny-republic-created-as-an-april-fools-joke




 


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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 04:57:59 pm »
Could I have my own tiny republic please?
You have to tread a fine line between avant-garde surrealism and getting yourself sectioned...

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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 01:14:41 am »
Could I have my own tiny republic please?

 What would you call it?

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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 02:20:57 am »
I think I would prefer my own despotic (firm but fair) monarchy!!

From the admittedly low survey numbers, we are an independent minded bunch!
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 07:58:04 am »
I think I would prefer my own despotic (firm but fair) monarchy!!

From the admittedly low survey numbers, we are an independent minded bunch!

   The woman on BG are a quite  strident and  stroppy   bunch

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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 12:15:24 pm »
Which is as it should be!

I would be a benevolent despot, but cross me at your peril!! ;D

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 02:27:38 pm »
Here is  a republic near here. Whangamomona.  Caught between 2 regions and on the forgotten highway.  The only President of any  longevity  is a woman. Everyone else mysteriously died in office. Citizens hold an annual  Republic Day.

https://www.backpackerguide.nz/republic-whangamomona/

https://m.facebook.com/WhangamomonaRepublicDay2013/

https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/whangamomona/











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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 02:34:56 pm »
Which is as it should be!

I would be a benevolent despot, but cross me at your peril!! ;D


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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 09:25:30 pm »
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Everyone else mysteriously died in office.

Riiight!  Equally mysterious, every time a president disappered, a new tasty dish made its appearance at the local restaurant's menu... ::)
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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 09:37:16 pm »
There's the Republic of Liberland, where the President is banned from entering his own country:
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37941931

The Principality of Sealand:
https://www.cntraveller.in/story/fed-uk-one-man-formed-country/

The Republic of Molossia
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=50049.0;num_replies=8

Kevin Baugh. President of Molossia

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Territory[edit]

Border sign, Harmony Province.
Molossia consists of three properties (previously four) that are owned by Baugh, in the contiguous United States and comprising a total area of 6.3 acres (2.5 ha): Harmony Province, located near Dayton, Nevada, is the smallest of Molossia's territories, at little more than one acre (4,000 m2) in size. It is the Baugh family's primary place of residence, and the site of Molossia's designated capital, Baughston. Baughston was renamed from Espera on 30 July 2013 to commemorate President Baugh's 51st birthday.[6] The United States of America's street address for Kevin Baugh's house is 226 Mary Lane Road, Dayton, Nevada 89403
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2018, 12:32:38 am »
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Everyone else mysteriously died in office.

Riiight!  Equally mysterious, every time a president disappered, a new tasty dish made its appearance at the local restaurant's menu... ::)

 Its one way of making your rivals disappear

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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2018, 01:27:59 am »
There's the Republic of Liberland, where the President is banned from entering his own country:
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37941931

The Principality of Sealand:
https://www.cntraveller.in/story/fed-uk-one-man-formed-country/

The Republic of Molossia
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=50049.0;num_replies=8

Kevin Baugh. President of Molossia

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Territory[edit]

Border sign, Harmony Province.
Molossia consists of three properties (previously four) that are owned by Baugh, in the contiguous United States and comprising a total area of 6.3 acres (2.5 ha): Harmony Province, located near Dayton, Nevada, is the smallest of Molossia's territories, at little more than one acre (4,000 m2) in size. It is the Baugh family's primary place of residence, and the site of Molossia's designated capital, Baughston. Baughston was renamed from Espera on 30 July 2013 to commemorate President Baugh's 51st birthday.[6] The United States of America's street address for Kevin Baugh's house is 226 Mary Lane Road, Dayton, Nevada 89403


http://www.molossia.org
[The link for teachers  is worth  the click]

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-republic-of-molossia-dayton-nevada


The Sealand Fort  is an interesting principality. The Maunsell and Spitbank forts  are also intriguing.   They eminatate villainous  subterfuge and conspiracy.

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/amp/englands-19th-century-sea-forts-are-being-converted-into-offshore-party

https://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2014/12/10-abandoned-sea-forts-towers-anti-submarine-platforms/





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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2018, 04:20:29 am »
I remember watching a TV programme about Veterinary students a while back. Set in the UK it followed the students through training and into their jobs. One couple eventually went to the Caribbean. It was going to be glorious - diving and sitting in the sun etc... A few years later they admitted; "The island gets smaller and smaller each year."

Having lived in small, isolated towns in Australia I can testify to the toxic nature of these tiny "republics". Would I live in one? NO, NO, NO!

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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 05:37:31 am »
I remember watching a TV programme about Veterinary students a while back. Set in the UK it followed the students through training and into their jobs. One couple eventually went to the Caribbean. It was going to be glorious - diving and sitting in the sun etc... A few years later they admitted; "The island gets smaller and smaller each year."

Having lived in small, isolated towns in Australia I can testify to the toxic nature of these tiny "republics". Would I live in one? NO, NO, NO!

 Have you suffered through the onset of " Cabin Fever"?

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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 08:01:26 pm »
Could I have my own tiny republic please?

 What would you call it?

How about Smidgeania?

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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2018, 12:02:34 am »

 Those are excellent name suggedtions. Keep the river flowing

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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2018, 01:30:31 am »
I would call it "Mine"!

I have my mini-republic. My very own 0.13ha, with bijou palace and outbuildings!
Abt 50 metres from my eastern boundary is my moat a creek, & 800 metres from my (admittedly high) back fence is the northern part of my moat a river. The land between my boundary & the river is perpetual agricultural floodplain, and cannot be built upon. I have one side neighbour, and a 90metre-odd easement at the front - so 3/4 natural boundaries for my mini-republic! Front gates are the drawbridge, inner gates the portcullis - if the gates at the front are open, the drawbridge is down - if the gates are shut, woe betide any varlet, brigand or JW who crosses the threshold!!

Actually, I rather fancy something regal - Ria, perhaps (being female). Having only a small kingdom, I will forego the "Ard"!
 
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2018, 06:43:37 am »
I would call it "Mine"!

I have my mini-republic. My very own 0.13ha, with bijou palace and outbuildings!
Abt 50 metres from my eastern boundary is my moat a creek, & 800 metres from my (admittedly high) back fence is the northern part of my moat a river. The land between my boundary & the river is perpetual agricultural floodplain, and cannot be built upon. I have one side neighbour, and a 90metre-odd easement at the front - so 3/4 natural boundaries for my mini-republic! Front gates are the drawbridge, inner gates the portcullis - if the gates at the front are open, the drawbridge is down - if the gates are shut, woe betide any varlet, brigand or JW who crosses the threshold!!

Actually, I rather fancy something regal - Ria, perhaps (being female). Having only a small kingdom, I will forego the "Ard"!
 

 That's handy to have natural borders  on your republic. It keeps the rif raf out

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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2018, 07:32:29 am »
Rif & Raf are one thing, varlets and other scoundrels another!!

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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2018, 04:13:41 pm »
Rif & Raf are one thing, varlets and other scoundrels another!!

 Cads, bounders and slippery rascals

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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2018, 07:38:00 pm »




Nice cars.  ;D

 They  certainly set the tone. The pub is world famous in New Zealand.  It attracts  rallies  and  tours of all manner of vehicles.  Buses, bicycles, motor cycles, off road,  hot rod, vintage and farm.



 
 

 

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Re: Tiny Republics - would you live in one?
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2018, 12:08:02 am »
Let's not overlook the (now) Principality of Hutt River.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Hutt_River

I think it might be fun to declare war on, say, America, lose, then claim reconstruction aid. Oh, it's been done ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Fenwick and, remarkably, also appearing in Global Security's list of nations https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/fenwick.htm

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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2018, 05:32:36 am »
Let's not overlook the (now) Principality of Hutt River.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Hutt_River

I think it might be fun to declare war on, say, America, lose, then claim reconstruction aid. Oh, it's been done ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Fenwick and, remarkably, also appearing in Global Security's list of nations https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/fenwick.htm


 Those are interesting links. There is a Hutt River in New Zealand. They are a bit of a law unto themselves in that neck of the woods