Death of a Micronation

Earlier in the week we celebrated a great man’s birth. It is with great sadness that today I must report another great man’s passing. Ladies and gentlemen, the Prince of Seborga has died:

“Prince Giorgio, a bewhiskered grower of mimosa flowers from a family of mimosa growers, was seized by a glorious vision: that Seborga was not part of the surrounding Italian nation. It was an ancient principality, cruelly robbed of its sovereignty.

After convincing his Seborgan neighbors of their true significance, Giorgio Carbone was elected prince in 1963. He gracefully accepted the informal title of His Tremendousness, and was elected prince for life in 1995 by a vote of 304 to 4. Voters then ratified Seborga’s independence, which, by the prince’s interpretation, it already had.

Prince Giorgio established a palace, wrote a Constitution, and set up a cabinet and a parliament. He chose a coat of arms, minted money (with his picture), issued stamps (with his picture) and license plates, selected a national anthem and mobilized a standing army, consisting of Lt. Antonello Lacala. He adopted a motto: Sub umbra sede (Sit in the shade).”

The New York Times’ obituary recounts major events in His Tremendousness’ life, including a recent challenge to his sovereignty by a Princess Yasmine von Hohenstaufen Anjou Plantagenet. Rest in peace, Giorgio Carbone. You were an inspiration to us all.

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