The Principality of Sealand was founded by pirate radio broadcaster Roy Bates in 1967. Its motto is "E Mare Libertas," or "from the sea, freedom." Though it hasn't been officially recognized by other nations, it has escaped British law in the past because it lies outside of the country's jurisdiction: 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) off the coast of Suffolk.
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