posted on Dec, 19 2004 @ 12:40 AM
I don't see any reason why the citizens of Elbonia couldn't ask Bill Gates (or me, for that matter) to come in and be their king in return for him
paying them a lot of money and under TBD conditions.
I can't see why Gates would want to, though: what good is the Kingdom of Elbonia to someone who prefers Geekdom and already spends billions of his
money on social activism?
Antarctica is a bit different; there seems to be agreement of just about everyone in the world that anyone who tries to set up a private country in
Antarctica will be kicked off, because Antarctica is sort of like a world park or something to most of the world powers.
I do know that several countries, like Chile, Argentina, and maybe New Zealand and Australia, have claimed pieces of Antarctica, but no one seems to
take it very seriously.
Edited to say: I see you're from Maryland; may I ask where, in particular? I lived in Montgomery and Prince Geoprge's counties for seventeen years,
going to school there and all.
[edit on 19-12-2004 by Off_The_Street]