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Post by peugeot407 on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 1:24

Bloody hell! Have you ever heard of Forvik??? It's a country that owns no less than 10,000m2 (bear in mind, that's equal to a 100m x 100m area) of ground, and has the truly astonishing amount of 1 citizen, who lives in a vast and highly decorated blue tent!!!

Just read (and laugh) for yourself. Here's Forvik's official website.


Forewick Holm, Forvik's only territory. Bear in mind it's only the island up front, the rest is part of Mainland Shetland


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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by spangopola on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 1:29

OMFG! I am going to create the Republic of Spango in my dorm room now ^^

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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by AOE_Fan on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 1:55

What, Forvik? There was a news in the local papers, where all countries that try to get independency were listed, but there was no Forvik! I've never even heard of this country! Shocked

But it's just too funny! Just look at this pic:
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It just looks like a map made in MS Paint! :lol: And they want their own parlament? Razz
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Post by peugeot407 on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 2:05

It's no real use having a parliament with 1 citizen, is there? Razz

There was a news in the local papers, where all countries that try to get independency were listed, but there was no Forvik!

That'll be because, if I understand the Wikipedia article correctly, the UK government does acknowledge Forvik to be an independent country, but does not acknowledge the government of the country.

This is quite nice though, wouldn't everybody just want a letter with a header like that, regardless of the contents?

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Reply from Queen Elizabeth II to Stuart Hill, citizen of Forvik


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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by spangopola on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 2:25

Too bad I can only see 1/2 of the entire letter Razz

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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by chris17 on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 2:33

+1 from me to Spango.

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Post by AOE_Fan on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 2:35

spangopola wrote:Too bad I can only see 1/2 of the entire letter Razz

Hmm, I have that problem too. I have to expand my browser (it's normally about half of the screen, otherwise it's too big) to full screen to see it properly. Maybe admin could do something for this?
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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by peugeot407 on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 3:05

No, I can't. The picture is too large. Also, it wasn't really about the contents of the letter.

Here's the whole thing, if you do want to read it...


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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by Hoop Thrower on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 4:03

Curious fact, there's a small expanse of territory that's not claimed by any country between Libia and Egypt.
Perfect for anyone who's enterprising enough to create their own state...

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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by arcalion on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 8:32

yep!! arkilion state!!
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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by peugeot407 on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 8:33

If you want to, you can now choose 'Forvikian' as your nationality. It's a bit of a joke, I admit...


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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by arcalion on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 8:35

lol, a joke... so, if i find another zone withoput population, it would be my own state and my own flag??
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Post by The Dude on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 9:38

This is fucking hilarious. :lol:

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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by AOE_Fan on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 9:41

The Dude wrote:This is fucking hilarious. :lol:

I'm also ashamed for the guy in Forvik. I think he tries to achieve too much... Smile
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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by Pepp on Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 9:59

What did he eats? Where he working at? I'm sure he is mad...

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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by iliander on Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 19:55

Maybe it's a joke and there is no person living in it.
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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by The Dude on Wed 29 Jun 2011 - 3:54

Well he has the Shadow to keep him company. Although, the shadow is a dead guy. :lol:

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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by Paco the Great on Wed 29 Jun 2011 - 6:44

How come you can just declare a country?
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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by peugeot407 on Wed 29 Jun 2011 - 7:01

You can't, but apparently there is some sense in the man's reasoning, otherwise nobody would ever have even thought about it. Actually, he would probably not have sent the queen a letter publicly questioning her authority when there wasn't a base for his claims...


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Post by Paco the Great on Thu 30 Jun 2011 - 17:48

I suppose...

Seems funny though. So if you got everyone in your street to agree with you, you could declare the Republic of Republic Street, say.


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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by Harkimo on Thu 30 Jun 2011 - 19:18

This looks like something from nationstates.

Like Lars Vilks "Nimmis," it too is and "independent " state.
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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by Paco the Great on Thu 30 Jun 2011 - 20:53

Where is it?
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Re: The Country with 1 citizen

Post by AOE_Fan on Thu 30 Jun 2011 - 23:57

Spoiler:

There's "Ladonia". Just Googled it! Smile
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