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Could a private citizen buy a country?
    #2389642 - 02/29/04 11:38 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Is there anything in international law, or U.S. law if you were a citizen, from buying a country? If you were able to reach an agreement with the existing government, including all fees and possible relocation of the residents (or not), would it be allowed?


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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2389671 - 02/29/04 11:48 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I don't see why not. Private corporations have already bought this country.


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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2389695 - 02/29/04 11:56 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2389735 - 03/01/04 12:06 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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silversoul7 said:
I don't see why not. Private corporations have already bought this country.




heheh nice one SS7


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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2389843 - 03/01/04 12:59 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2390169 - 03/01/04 05:18 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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silversoul7 said:
I don't see why not. Private corporations have already bought this country.



Funny, even if false.


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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: psyphon]
    #2390343 - 03/01/04 08:30 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

nice psyphon, i have read every page at that site over the last few years.


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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2390536 - 03/01/04 10:37 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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Is there anything in international law, or U.S. law if you were a citizen, from buying a country? If you were able to reach an agreement with the existing government, including all fees and possible relocation of the residents (or not), would it be allowed?




Islands in the carribean are for sale I'd give you the link but you might want to buy the island I've had my eye on (and been saving for) for a few years. The one that Iwant is off of nicaragua, about 2 miles off shore. I suppose if I wanted to I could see about declaring it my own nation, but I don't see the purpose in doing so. I'd have to invent a postal system that meshed with other nations postal systems, and numerous other things that are required to be a nation. Total isolation from government in todays world is pretty much impossible. But, I figure at least, living 2 miles off of nicaragua's coast, I shouldn't have TOO Much interferance from the gummint.


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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: TheOneYouKnow]
    #2392213 - 03/01/04 08:29 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

plus by declaring independance there is the chance that the country may send a small military force to end the resistance.


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Re: Could a private citizen buy a country? [Re: Ahab McBathsalts]
    #2394575 - 03/02/04 12:20 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I believe there is a small European country, Luxembourg perhaps, that is for lease. You can lease the whole country for a day or so for a party or whatever. Reminds me of the movie "Funny Farm" when Chevy Chase wanted to sell his house and paid the townspeople to act as if they were in a Norman Rockwell painting.


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