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30th Jan '17 4:39:28 PM benda
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*** Ditto for the birth of Yugoslavian prince Alexander in exile in London, though the story is now regarded apocryphal.
22nd Jan '17 11:51:38 AM EDP
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\n* Italy has the island of Tavolara (inside the territory of the city of Olbia in Sardinia), with the family Bertoleoni (who, as the first ones to settle there when there was no owner, at one point owned the entire place, and still own a few houses there) claiming to be the reigning dinasty. It apparently started out as a joke (the "founder" Giuseppe saying that Carlo Alberto, King of Sardinia, had once visited the island and presented himself with his regnal title, Giuseppe, not realizing who he was talking to, had claimed being the king of Tavolara, and Carlo Alberto actually took him seriously or was amused enough to grant him the place), but then they and the following settlers noticed the attention it brought them and started using it as a tourist gymmick.

12th Oct '16 7:28:52 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* In ([[LostEpisode sadly lost in original English]]) ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' episode "Rebel in Regents Park" an old gardener of the titular park refuses to retire on Ministry's orders, instead creating his own country on small island in the middle of park's Duck Pond. Turns out that back in 1818 Prince Edward gave away the island to his family for all time.
12th Sep '16 1:37:24 PM megarockman
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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': Donna, in "Dead Irish Writers," hilariously capped off by Bartlet coming into the White House Ballroom to find the Canadian national anthem being played and bellowing "What the hell is going on!? I was gone for forty-five minutes, they were all Americans when I left!"

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': Donna, in Season 3's "Dead Irish Writers," Donna, who was born in Minnesota near the Canadian border, has her US citizenship status revoked when said border was redrawn south. The whole thing is [[PlayedForLaughs hilariously capped off off]] by Bartlet coming into the White House Ballroom to find the Canadian national anthem being played and bellowing "What the hell is going on!? I was gone for forty-five minutes, they were all Americans when I left!"
left!" [[StatusQuoIsGod Status quo is restored]] thanks to a GrandfatherClause that would restore Donna's US citizenship with a bit of paperwork.
24th Aug '16 3:05:24 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Film/PassportToPimlico'', a long-lost charter reveals that the London borough is actually part of the Duchy of Burgundy. Since the Duchy no longer exists, this makes them independent ... once they can find a Duke.

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* In ''Film/PassportToPimlico'', a long-lost charter reveals that the London borough is actually part of the Duchy of Burgundy. Since the Duchy no longer exists, this makes them independent ... once they can find a Duke.
Duke to appoint a council.
24th Aug '16 3:04:40 PM DaibhidC
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24th Aug '16 3:04:00 PM DaibhidC
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* The satirical Swedish radio series (and later TV, and books...) ''Mosebacke Monarki'' (inspired by ''Film/PassportToPimlico''), in which a few blocks of Stockholm form their own kingdom. Generally used to poke fun at current Swedish affairs by having the "Mosebaskes" copy the bigger country but to absurd degrees.
** ''Passport to Pimlico'' was inspired by a real incident. When the Nazis invaded Holland in May 1940, the Dutch royal family fled to Britain and Canada ... including Queen Wilhelmina's daughter, who was pregnant with a possible heir to the throne. Under Dutch law, only a person born on Dutch soil can succeed to the throne. A special act of the Canadian Parliament designated one room in a Canadian hospital officially part of the Netherlands, so that the Princess could give birth in her "native" country.

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* The satirical Swedish radio series (and later TV, and books...) ''Mosebacke Monarki'' (inspired by ''Film/PassportToPimlico''), in which In ''Film/PassportToPimlico'', a few blocks of Stockholm form their own kingdom. Generally used to poke fun at current Swedish affairs by having long-lost charter reveals that the "Mosebaskes" copy the bigger country but to absurd degrees.
** ''Passport to Pimlico'' was inspired by a real incident. When the Nazis invaded Holland in May 1940, the Dutch royal family fled to Britain and Canada ... including Queen Wilhelmina's daughter, who was pregnant with a possible heir to the throne. Under Dutch law, only a person born on Dutch soil can succeed to the throne. A special act of the Canadian Parliament designated one room in a Canadian hospital officially
London borough is actually part of the Netherlands, so that Duchy of Burgundy. Since the Princess could give birth in her "native" country.
Duchy no longer exists, this makes them independent ... once they can find a Duke.


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* The satirical Swedish radio series (and later TV, and books...) ''Mosebacke Monarki'' (inspired by ''Film/PassportToPimlico''), in which a few blocks of Stockholm form their own kingdom. Generally used to poke fun at current Swedish affairs by having the "Mosebaskes" copy the bigger country but to absurd degrees.
24th Aug '16 2:54:46 PM DaibhidC
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* The Glorious People's Republic of Treacle Mine Road in ''Discworld/NightWatch''.
16th Mar '16 4:24:11 AM morenohijazo
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* There's an episode of ''MrShow'' that centers around a man who demands that his cabin in the woods in Wyoming be recognized as a sovereign nation. The US government yields to his demand, setting a precedent that leads to the formation of countless other nations within Wyoming. Later, the man decides to emigrate to America, where he serves as a host for the Independent Nations Games featuring the leaders of all the other newly-formed countries.

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* There's an episode of ''MrShow'' ''Series/MrShow'' that centers around a man who demands that his cabin in the woods in Wyoming be recognized as a sovereign nation. The US government yields to his demand, setting a precedent that leads to the formation of countless other nations within Wyoming. Later, the man decides to emigrate to America, where he serves as a host for the Independent Nations Games featuring the leaders of all the other newly-formed countries.



* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).
* In the ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Capt. Shanks has Sealab declared a sovereign nation (to get out of paying income taxes), which sets off a wave of increasingly goofy sub-secessions amongst the crew. By the end of the cartoon, even Stormy's furniture and bathroom fixtures (which he claims are robots known as "Change-A-Trons" and "Plumb-bots") have declared their independence.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, [[Recap/FamilyGuyS2E18EPeterbusUnum "E. Peterbus Unum"]], the town zoning map revealed that the Griffin's land was not even a part of the US. Thus was born the tiny, four-bedroom republic of Petoria (It would have been Peterland, but that was already the name of a gay club by the airport).
* In the ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Capt. Shanks has Sealab declared a sovereign nation (to get out of paying income taxes), which sets off a wave of increasingly goofy sub-secessions amongst the crew. By the end of the cartoon, even Stormy's furniture and bathroom fixtures (which he claims are robots known as "Change-A-Trons" and "Plumb-bots") have declared their independence.
16th Mar '16 4:10:47 AM morenohijazo
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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comc, Dogbert turned Dilbert's house into the [[{{Egopolis}} Republic of Dogbertland]]:

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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comc, comic, Dogbert turned Dilbert's house into the [[{{Egopolis}} Republic of Dogbertland]]:



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* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'': Lake Wobegon regards itself as part of Minnesota (and the United States) despite not officially being part of the state because of a cartographer's error when Minnesota was officially surveyed.
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