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Prince Roy Bates Dies

The founder of the Principality of Sealand, one of the only micronations to stand on somewhat legal statues to maintain its existence, has died.  Prince Roy Bates has died in Essex, after found it as a home for pirate radio and passing through a phase of hosting offshore websites.  In between they issued passports, fought off pirates, put out fires, and otherwise showed the world that if you say it long enough and loud enough, you too could run your own nation.