Smallest Country: The world’s smallest country is not Vatican City, but it is a small stage in the middle of the sea, which is known as Sealand, located in the North Sea. As the name itself suggests, it is a land surrounded by sea from all sides. Although Vatican City is the smallest country, which is recognized at the international level. Sealand, on the other hand, is not recognized. One may be surprised to know that this is the only country in the world where there was not a single case of Kovid 19.
Sealand was built by the British during World War II. It was used as an army and navy fort. It was located outside Britain’s water border, so it was to be demolished after the end of the war, but somehow it was not destroyed. It is much smaller than a football field, only 4000 square meters. Its platform is known as the Rough Tower.
made during the second world war
HM Fort Roughs was built by the UK government in 1943 as one of its Maunsell Forts during the Second World War. These were done primarily as a defense against important shipping lanes in the surrounding boroughs. It was also useful against German mine-laying aircraft. These Maunsell forts were decommissioned in 1956.
Who is the owner of Sealand?
Paddy Roy Bates captured Sealand in the year 1967. They claimed it through pirate radio channels and declared it a sovereign country. However, for the last 54 years it is working under the United Kingdom Government. The Principality of Sealand, however, is a disputed small nation.
British workers attempted to enter the Principality of Sealand in 1968 to service their shipping buoys. Bates tried to scare them by firing a few shots as a warning. He was summoned by a UK court. He was not punished because his offense was outside the 3 nautical mile limit of the country’s territorial waters and thus the case could not proceed.