Monday, January 28, 2008

The histories of 6 tiny nations wrote an article about the histories of six of the tiniest nations in the world:

Freetown Christiana

Christiania was founded in 1971 when five people took over an abandoned military installation as a form of protest against the Danish government, which was blamed for the lack of affordable housing at the time. While we were not there, we can calculate that at least four of them thought of using the phrase "Killing two birds with one stone," while discussing the idea (or as they say in Denmark, "Killing two birds with one stone." Only they in Danish).

Since then, more people have moved in and the place has been going by its own rules under the principles of anarchy, communism and the hippie movement--except for the time when Denmark decided to use their rules on them.

They also report about Sealand (near Suffolk, England), Kingdom of Redonda (near Antigua), Freetown Christiania (in Copenhagen, Denmark), Sark (in English Channel), The Aerican Empire, The Republic of Molossia (around Dayton, Nevada)


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