• The Principality of Sealand: The Incredibly Strange Story Behind the Micronation

    The application of international waters can be a tricky subject. For most countries, the general rule of thumb is a country’s water-boundaries extend 200 nautical miles in the seas.

    But what happens when countries are next-door neighbors? When their continental shelves extend way beyond the land? Or when a WWII relic was never torn down and sits in what used to be international waters but no longer is?

    Well, that’s the case of an amusing little micronation called The Principality of Sealand located just off the coast of England.…