American Diplomacy

I don’t collect stamps, but this set caught my eye. First there’s the irony that the USPS is celebrating American diplomacy at a time when, well, there’s not much to celebrate. Then I get a further chuckle when I notice the postal service can only scrounge up six examples to celebrate, but found 40 “superlatives” […] » about 200 words

When Is Principality of Sealand’s Independence Day?

Principality of Sealand is a WWII-era gunnery platform — called Roughs Tower — in the North Sea, outside Britain’s pre-1968 three nautical mile claim of sovereign waters. Founded by Roy and Joan Bates in 1967, over time, Roy wrote a constitution and named himself and Joan as prince and princess. The Wikipedia article on Sealand […] » about 600 words