Friday, July 4, 2008

Forvik Update

Today is the Independence Day holiday in the United States. Last month, we learned of an announcement of the "independence" of the latest "micronation": the island of Forvik. We also see that they now have a flag.

However, not all is peaceful in the North Sea. Cartophilia has learned of a competing claim for sovereignty of the island.

The website, Forvik - Truth & Light, offers evidence of prior ownership, dating back to 1899. Below is a photograph of island and its inhabitants in 1938.


The decendants of that original owner now live on Cape Verde.

The Cape Verde military has mobilized for invasion!

Could be trouble.

Cartophilia and the BBC will keep you informed as the situation develops.


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