Sealand: Another Country During World War II, the British government built a gun platform in the North Sea to defend against German attacks. Twenty-five years later, a British businessman declared that platform the sovereign Principality of Sealand. Today, Sealand is used for secure computer data storage. Scott Simon visits the platform.
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Sealand: Another Country

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Sealand: Another Country

Sealand: Another Country

Sealand: Another Country

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During World War II, the British government built a gun platform in the North Sea to defend against German attacks. Twenty-five years later, a British businessman declared that platform the sovereign Principality of Sealand. Today, Sealand is used for secure computer data storage. Scott Simon visits the platform.

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