Sealand was founded as a sovereign Principality in 1967
In 1967, Sealand was founded as a sovereign Principality on a military fortress, seven miles from the eastern shores of Britain.
Sealand’s history and adventure has been defined by armed invasion attempts, the fighting of legal battles, countering a coup d’etat and surviving natural disaster while remaining fiercely independent. From this spirit our national motto was born: ‘E Mare Libertas’ (From the Sea, Freedom). Upon the declaration of independence, the founding Bates family raised the Sealand flag, pledging freedom and justice to all who lived under it. Following this, Sealand created everything you would expect from an independent country: a functioning government, passports, permanent population, constitution, currency, stamps and the means to defend our sovereignty. Today, the Bates family governs our small state as hereditary royal rulers. Join our adventure and get a Noble Title of your own.
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