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2014/10/23 11:27:16 (permalink)
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Owning your own island

It's obviously something none of us are likely ever to do but having seen a story today about mark zuckerberg buying an island, it's got me thinking.

Say I was to buy my own tropical island tomorrow from some tinpot dictatorship down old south America way and moved there, would the island be a sovereign state or would you still technically fall under the durastiction of the former owner of the island?

What would happen in the event of someone invading? Would You and your family be the single line of defence? Would you need to negotiate treaties with other nations to help stave off the threat of invasion?

Would you be able to apply to bodies such as the UN to become a recognised state?
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    BROKEN
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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/23 12:06:23 (permalink)
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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/23 12:13:57 (permalink)
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    In short no to the UN they have large expensive criteria that need to be met. I believe that depending on who owns the island in the first place you could set it up as your own sovereignty. Would love my own island you can buy them for not too much money if you look in exotic places only downside is living there full time would be potentially very tough if you had a cyclone or something. 

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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/23 12:30:30 (permalink)
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    Yea, I imagine they're 'cheap' for a reason - I.e. You'll need to rebuild the island every year
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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/23 12:35:49 (permalink)
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    faipdeooiad
    Yea, I imagine they're 'cheap' for a reason - I.e. You'll need to rebuild the island every year



     
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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/23 13:01:33 (permalink)
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    Even if the weather isn't a problem,I can't help think there are some serious practical issues to living in your own island. Like electricity, plumbing, construction/maintenance, communications of any kind. Not to mention groceries, unless you wanna go all survival and live the rest of your life like that.
     
    The sort of people who buy islands usually have yachts and airplanes too. To live in an island with any of modern life's comforts you'll need lots of money to hire and house people and to have transportation in and out of there. Otherwise you're just stranded in the middle of nowhere.
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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/23 13:27:32 (permalink)
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    Richard Branson bought Necker island in 1978 for $180,000. (He was 28 at the time).

    The island was Barron and uninhabitable and cost him $10million and took 3 years to build the facilities and make it inhabitable.

    It now has accommodation for 28 people and rents out at $62,000 a day!

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org...ritish_Virgin_Islands)

    Anythings doable if you have the dosh!

    Their is also the principality of sealand off the suffolk Coast .. Basically a fort, and a nutter Claiming it as an independent country

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org...rincipality_of_Sealand

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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/23 13:54:11 (permalink)
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    faipdeooiad
    It's obviously something none of us are likely ever to do but having seen a story today about mark zuckerberg buying an island, it's got me thinking.


    Just incase this does ever come to fruition... will you sub-let to me? 
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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/26 09:35:42 (permalink)
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    Great spam placement

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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/26 13:34:19 (permalink)
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    There isn't but its not *technically* a signature, it's being copy & pasted into every post.

    It's also advertising something that hasn't been paid for to the site's owners, which isn't allowed, ergo it's spam.

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    Re: Owning your own island 2014/10/26 14:31:18 (permalink)
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    i wouldnt worry
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