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Man Goes To Sea, Seizes An Island, Declares Himself King

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This is a real-life Petoria. In the 1960s, Paddy Roy Bates took control of a small sea fort off the coast of England, and named himself king of the Principality of Sealand. Eventually he won independence from Great Britain and, while its sovereignty is questionable, the whole thing is pretty outlandish. Watch the animation by This & That Visuals for ... Read More »