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Deweyrules!
Aug 4, 2005, 03:41 PM
This is more for UK residents, did anyone see the how to start your own country programme on bbc 2 last night. What were your oppinions, I thought it was really funny, and to a certain extent informative- giving details of loopholes in law- Sealand.:D

Dewey
Aug 4, 2005, 03:53 PM
You mean that was on LAST night?

I intended to see this TV programme, but I didn't realise it was on. Was it any good? Was it all really serious and political, or were there also elements to make it entertaining also?

yardgames
Aug 4, 2005, 03:54 PM
How would one go about starting a country?

NeCoHo
Aug 4, 2005, 06:33 PM
Yes, how would you do that? I am curious, does amassing a huge arsenal of atomic weapons and/or armed forces speed the process, or even help? ;) :D

yardgames
Aug 4, 2005, 06:55 PM
I hope we don't have the next Adolf Hitler talking to us on these boards. :-)

NeCoHo
Aug 4, 2005, 08:01 PM
I hope we don't have the next Adolf Hitler talking to us on these boards. :-)
No. I will bring interstealer flight and science advances beyond belief, Hitler just drove Nazi Germany into a death sprial. I would use all the power for good, and for making countries who don't join me pay(joking).:D

Deweyrules!
Aug 5, 2005, 04:47 AM
Its basically more of a comedy, where this comedy writer guy decides he wants to start his own country, by doing so he is highlighting loopholes in international law. The fact his new country is actually his flat in east london proves this. He uses the example of Sealand, a small WWII post to the east of England in the north sea, which is now an independant country, although it is about 12ft by 12ft in the sea.lol.

If you wan any more details go to the website- www.citizensrequired.com (http://www.citizensrequired.com)

@dewey- the main focus wasnt necessarily the politics, there was a lot of comedy:D

Dewey
Aug 5, 2005, 06:32 AM
Yeah, Sealand... I've seen that before. In the past it has been used for TV commercials. I had no idea it was an independent country.

I wonder if you could legally watch a video there!

Dewey
Aug 5, 2005, 06:51 AM
I've kind of been inspired to set up my own country. A bit like Sealand, but on one of England's other coasts.

I would call it 'New-Sealand.'

Deweyrules!
Aug 5, 2005, 09:11 AM
Lol! I guess you could set up the new- sealand, however you would need to own some land. I dont think you could watch videos publicly on it, unless they were made by SBC (Sealand Broadcasting Corporation):D

Jimmy Junior
Aug 5, 2005, 03:24 PM
If it was your country, couldn't you make up your own laws?

yardgames
Aug 5, 2005, 04:14 PM
Of course, if you wanted your country to co-exist with other countries, you would still have to follow international copyright laws.

Dewey
Aug 5, 2005, 08:14 PM
It must be so cool to start up a new country. If i was to launch New-Sealand i would introduce my own:


Flag
Stamps
Currency (the New-Sealand dollar)
Passports of my own design
Government - i would be the PM
Defence - i'd need a good army
I bet theres tons of other cool stuff associated with having your own country.

Emrysgirl
Aug 5, 2005, 08:28 PM
Government - i would be the PM

PM? I'd go straight for Empress (or goddess if I could find subjects dumb enough to buy that):D.

Dewey
Aug 5, 2005, 08:38 PM
PM? I'd go straight for Empress (or goddess if I could find subjects dumb enough to buy that):D.
So you would be an autocratic leader. A ruthless dictator?
Would that mean introducing a regime too?

NeCoHo
Aug 6, 2005, 07:21 AM
I'd be a whole new title:

Supreme Galatic Emporer

I'd also be the Defence Minister, Minister of Foriegn Affairs, and Minister of Technology, oh yeah, and Secretary of the Secret Security Office. No, not a dictator, there are still some other office in my goverment, travel, health, education, ect.

I'd lay claim to the whole Milky Way and Andromada Galaxies. No way to escape if you're a crminal. It would be an Empire, not a regime for me, and Emrysgirl too, Empire, regime is for dictators. Join my cause now and high ranking positions become yours...:D

Deweyrules!
Aug 6, 2005, 08:06 AM
It must be so cool to start up a new country. If i was to launch New-Sealand i would introduce my own:


Flag
Stamps
Currency (the New-Sealand dollar)
Passports of my own design
Government - i would be the PM
Defence - i'd need a good army
I bet theres tons of other cool stuff associated with having your own country.
Thats the point of the program, he wants to introduce his own flag, stamps, currency etc. His defence secretary is an ex tesco security guard:D

Dewey
Aug 6, 2005, 09:29 AM
It sounds like a cool TV show - I'll be sure to watch it next week.

Emrysgirl
Aug 7, 2005, 01:55 AM
So you would be an autocratic leader. A ruthless dictator?
Would that mean introducing a regime too? Of course:D! But, all my subjects would be perfect. They'd be no one to be "ruthless" to.

"And anyone stupid would be ground up for food." :D

there are still some other office in my goverment, travel, health, education, ect. Not education? No plans to brainwash the young:eek::D?

@Dewey I can't make out what you're new avatar is.

NeCoHo
Aug 7, 2005, 07:16 AM
And we can't forget to shoot the wise counsel of elders.

@Emrysgirl- why must I brainwash them at school if they are already brainwashed from implants in their brains at birth. See, all the bases are covered, unless of course, aliens are more powerfull then me.

Dewey
Aug 7, 2005, 07:15 PM
@Dewey I can't make out what you're new avatar is. Thats an image of Dubai Creek in UAE. The picture is not very good. I had to do a lot of reducing the size and quality in order for it to fit.

yardgames
Aug 7, 2005, 08:44 PM
Of all things, why would you choose that?

Deweyrules!
Aug 8, 2005, 04:26 AM
@yardgames
He intends on invading to provide land for his new country- new sealand. :D

yardgames
Aug 8, 2005, 09:06 AM
lol that makes sense

Dewey
Aug 8, 2005, 09:36 AM
Something like that....

I mean, I could invade parts of the Middle East for no other reason than to extract valuable resources such as gold, diamonds and oil. To do this, I'll just claim that they have weapons of mass destruction and that the whole world is in danger if we do not attack.

.....Then again, i don't want New-Sealand to be completely like America.

Emrysgirl
Aug 10, 2005, 02:41 PM
I see you've made an even more mystereious choice for you signature. Care to explain?:)

Dewey
Aug 26, 2005, 06:30 PM
Of all things, why would you choose that?Well why not?

yardgames
Aug 26, 2005, 07:00 PM
Well, what connection do you have to the UAE?

Deweyrules!
Sep 19, 2005, 03:07 PM
I know its a bit random opening this thread again, however with the original point of this thread- English TV show 'how to start your own country', having recently ended, I thought Id update you guys. Basically in the end, the guy turned his flat in London into a country- 'Lovely'. He gained citizens through the web, rather than them living in the country itself, they become members of the country and open embassies where they live, for example when I became a citizen my home in became an embassy of Lovely. He created his own flag, his own (limited) constitution of law and order- the sole rule being 'Be good' and his own currency the Interdependant.Occupational.Unit, where you the money itself is a donation of time from one individual to another. Theres so much other stuff which was covered in the programmes that Ive not got the time to list, if you are interested visit the website, I think Ive mentioned it at the beginning and I dont want to be accused of spamming so I wont mention it agian :D

yardgames
Sep 19, 2005, 04:57 PM
Lol this was a great thread...we ought to do more completely random threads like this.