State-like entities that have achieved de facto independence. This province situated in Australia, goes by the anthem “God save the Queen”. $2.5 million. This blog is meant to form a searchable list of Stonehenge replicas from the megalithic follies of the 1800's to the present. North Dumpling Island was bought for $2.5 million in 1986 by entrepreneur Dean Kamen, the founding father of the Segway. He set up … North Dumpling Island is the northernmost of two islands in Fishers Island Sound, and lies approximately 0.3 nautical miles north of South Dumpling Island. The island features both a lighthouse and an exact replica of Stonehenge, along with its own flag, national anthem, and a ‘navy,’ which consists of one boat. You know, just in case America decides it cares that the so-called Dumplonians have seceded. The neighbouring islands of Fournoi Korseon were also liberated and became part of the Free State. Kashmir is widely regarded as the world’s most militarized zone—the region has witnessed three major wars between India and Pakistan, another more limited war between India and China, numerous border skirmishes, high mountainous warfare, an ongoing insurgency, a Hindu exodus and widespread internal civil unrest. The island was bought by John Winthrop, son of the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and owned by the Winthrop family until 1847, when it was sold to the federal government to be the site of a lighthouse. It came into existence on March 29, 1976. Now, I don't know how accurate this is, but according to Wikipedia: "Kamen was initially denied permission to build a wind turbine on the island, so he joked that he was seceding from the United States, and later signed a non-aggression pact with his friend, then-President … For now, be sure to check out the list of large permanent replicas. He named his island North Dumpling Island and declared himself Lord Dumpling. We invite readers to inform us of modern henges we may have missed, or to send us photos of ones they made. It’s private so we can’t get a great look at it, but let’s see: really just a few very slender trilithons. Photo: Pasicles, CC0. If you like strange … The two-acre (8,000 m²) island is privately claimed by the Derskov-Viadalvian state, its border North Dumpling Island Soltov. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  He even commissioned guitarist Keith Kerwin to write Hutt River's national anthem and persuaded Jon English to perform it. ), Wikipedia’s page for the Stonehenge category. Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka, Japan! Kamen’s attempts at secession haven’t been successful yet, but that’s no surprise given the South wasn’t able to do it either. We encourage eccentricity and downright weirdness! Lady Gaga to sing National Anthem for Joe Biden’s inauguration day on January 20, Jennifer Lopez set to perform. The island has its own flag, constitution, anthem and Dean Kamen did eventually build his own turbine, which along with several solar panels provides all the energy for the island. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, bought the 2-acre North Dumpling Island in 1986 and (possibly ironically) tried to secede from the United States. Kamen's secession is not legally recognized, but he still refers to the island as the "Kingdom of North Dumpling" and has established a constitution; a flag; a currency, which is the dumpling; a national anthem, which is the sound of a stone being thrown into water, and a navy consisting of a single amphibious vehicle. Plymouth: Exeter: Torquay: Dartmoor … Announcing the Winners, 2012 End-of-the-World Clonehenge Contest! Send your photos of henges, large or small, edible or nonedible, to nancy@clonehenge.com. He even has a national anthem which consists of the sound of dropping a stone into the water. The country enjoyed its freedom for five months until it was annexed by the Kingdom of Greece. Kamen issued new currency, wrote a national anthem for his country, and made the island self-sustainable through solar and wind power. These are areas that claim independence but are not recognized as sovereign states by the United Nations or any other governments across the world. The two-acre stretch of land cost Kamen around $2.5 million when he purchased it. It is currently owned by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway. The United Nations still legally considers Transnistria a part of the Republic of Moldova. Siting by … Liberland, on the Danube River, has its own website, flag and national motto. Wealthy inventor Dean Kamen owns North Dumpling Island off the east coast, and has a constitution, a flag, and a national anthem for “the Kingdom of North Dumpling.” Not content with that one playful eccentricity, he has also built a Stonehenge replica on a bluff there, overlooking Long Island Sound. Population. Not even Dean Kamen, sole owner and resident of this rocky three-acre freckle in Long Island Sound, three miles off Noank, Conn. ‘I am an empire!’ he boasts. It’s private so we can’t get a great look at it, but let’s see: really just a few very slender trilithons. [1] The two-acre (8,000 m²) island is privately owned by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway Human Transporter, and is home to the North Dumpling Lighthouse.It is located one mile off the coast of Connecticut, south of Groton, Connecticut, but is … Transnistria is a small strip of land located between the Dniester River and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine. Mentioned in the “Cabinet of Curiosities”! An AP photo by Jessica Hill from here. Mr. Kamen's island has a Constitution, a Cabinet and a flag, plus currency, 1,000 dumplings to the dollar; a Navy, a surplus amphibious vehicle, and an Air Force, a helicopter. ... North Dumpling Island is privately owned by Segway inventor Dean Kamen. The Founder’s Tale, or, What Is This Clonehenge You Speak of? This might sound like just a joke to you, but Mr. Kanen actually signed a non-aggression pact with President George HW Bush, so I suppose that means the US recognizes North Dumpling Island. North Dumpling Island is off the coast of New York and Connecticut, and is completely carbon-neutral. He has found success installing LEDs and saving energy, though. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. North Dumpling lighthouse | © Karl Agre/Flickr Siting by the sea is a nice touch, but on the other hand the guy is rich, so he could have done better . North Dumpling Island was bought for $2.5 million in 1986 by entrepreneur Dean Kamen, the founding father of the Segway. National Anthem Tusk Talossa, meaning ‘inside the house’ in Finnish, was created by the then 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison in 1979. Island Shopping

British business magnate and owner of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone, purchased a mountain in Switzerland’s Gstaad “just because he liked it”. ( Log Out /  He declared that his island was now the sovereign “North Dumpling Republic” and that he was “Lord Dumpling II.” The new nation was to have its own currency, the Dumpling, a national anthem, and a one-boat navy. Want to send us apicture or story of a ‘henge’ or Stonehenge replica? He still calls the island, which has a lighthouse and a replica of Stonehenge, "The Kingdom of North Dumpling Island" and has pretty much everything needed to back that name up: He has a constitution, a national anthem, a currency, a flag, and a navy (which consists of one lone boat). Change ). He made a flag, drew an emblem and published a handwritten newspaper for a small group of family and friends. Since 1947, the greater region of Jammu and Kashmir has been embroiled in a territorial dispute between India, Pakistan and China. North Dumpling also has its own flag, national anthem and newspaper, the North Dumpling Times. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on January 20, Variety reports. India control approximately 43% of the land area of the region and 70% of its population, Pakistan controls roughly 37% of the land, while China controls the remaining 20%. He jokingly seceded from the US and refers to the island as the “Kingdom of North Dumpling” There is a constitution, flag, currency, national anthem, and a navy consisting of a single amphibious … Wealthy inventor Dean Kamen owns North Dumpling Island off the east coast, and has a constitution, a flag, and a national anthem for “the Kingdom of North Dumpling.” Not content with that one playful eccentricity, he has also built a Stonehenge replica on a bluff there, overlooking Long Island Sound. Checking In: What’s Up With Clonehenge and the Replicas? ‘No man is an Island,’ John Donne wrote. Capital city: District of Kosta (de facto) Largest city: Soltov: ... (550 m) north of South Dumpling Island. Here's a list of such nations that never made the cut to become countries. Ioannis Malahias (Ιωάννης Μαλαχίας) was the first and only president of the Free State of Icaria. The two-acre (8,000 m²) island is privately owned by The Derskov-Viadalvian state,its Also one of the Founding territories of Derskov-Viadalvia The Segway inventor bought the North Dumpling Island in New York State in 1986 and calls himself ‘Lord Dumpling’. After a denial from local officials to build his own wind turbine on the island he decided to secede from the United States, and even got his friend, then president George W. Bush to comply. South Dumpling Island is the southrenmost of two islands in Fishers Island Sound, located about 0.3 nautical miles (550 m) south of North Dumpling Island. Use the search function below to search for your nation or state, for example, or search for replicas by material--for example foamhenge, snowhenge or laptophenge. The micronation of Sealand in the UK has its owns stamps, currency, flag (pictured) and issues passports. Comments about what motivates people to build Stonehenge replicas are also encouraged. North Dumpling Island: Awards: Hoover Medal (1995) Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment (1999) National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2000) Lemelson–MIT Prize (2002) ASME Medal (2007) Lindbergh Award (2011) Global Humanitarian Award (2013) Early life and family. Welcome to the world of henging! ( Log Out /  Pete Glastonbury’s brilliant Stonehenge Guide ebook . Buckland in the Moor is a village and civil parish in the Teignbridge district of Devon, England. Micronations can range in size from one square foot to the 620,000 square mile swath of Antarctica. Anthem Glorious Derskov-Viadalvia. Dean also owns North Dumpling Island in the Long Island Sound, which he refers to as the "Kingodom of North Dumpling." The island has its own flag, constitution, anthem and Dean Kamen did eventually build his own … “Let’s head for North Dumpling,” he suggested, so we left the main group and pointed our bows toward the two-acre island, a familiar landmark with its own lighthouse and spinning wind generator. Kamen's secession is not legally recognized, but he still refers to the island as the "Kingdom of North Dumpling" and has established a constitution, flag, currency, national anthem, and a navy consisting of a single amphibious vehicle. Excellent Virtual Reality Panorama of Stonehenge. North Dumpling Island. Lord Dumpling graciously signed a non-aggression pact with his friend, President George H. Bush. The Armed … Entities founded in an attempt to claim autonomy. Kamen was born in Long Island, New York, to a Jewish family. Photo: Derek Harper, CC BY-SA 2.0 ... North Dumpling Island Island, Suffolk County, New York; Popular Destinations in Devon. North Dumpling Lighthouse has an interesting history. North Dumpling Island is the northernmost of two islands in Fishers Island Sound, located about 0.3 nautical miles north of South Dumpling Island. Making Of: the Super Bowl #MoreTogether Henge! Kingdom of North Dumpling. This is the most complete list of Stonehenge replicas on the internet, nay, marry, in the wide world! Rugby Stonehenge? Currently, there are around 80 micronations dotting the globe. . Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. But, look, we know there are more out there. The three-acre private island is called North Dumpling, and if granted his wishes, it would have its own constitution, flag, and national anthem. During the early twentieth century the inhabitants of Icaria took advantage of the war in the Balkans and the declining power of the Ottoman Empire to declare the Free State of Icaria (Ελευθέρα Πολιτεία Ικαρίας, Elefthéra Politía Ikarías) on 18th July 1912. Village. He was setting up his own currency, national anthem and one-boat navy. . This is another small break away from the first world country, Australia. In a sort of protest for permission to erect a windmill on the island, he declared the island a sovereign nation and seceded from the United States, declaring the island the “North Dumpling Republic” and called himself Lord Dumpling II. A micronation is any entity that seeks recognition for its sovereignty and independence over a piece of territory. Photo: DoorFrame, Public domain. Widecombe in the Moor is a village and large civil parish on Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. It declared independence in 1990, but has only been recognized as a sovereign entity by—the also unrecognized—South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh. After a denial from local officials to build his own wind turbine on the island he decided to secede from the United States, and even got his friend, then president George W. Bush to comply. I guess if you’re rich enough … Consider things like the design for your flag, creating an original national anthem and what your national symbols might be. Buckland-in-the-Moor. The blog includes well over 300 examples of imitation Stonehenges from a silicon microstructure to huge permanent replicas and everything in between, including the famous inflatable bouncy Stonehenge! The island has a lighthouse, a Stonehenge replica and more. The 66-year-old businessman has drafted a constitution, flag, currency and national anthem for North Dumpling. Land claimed by at least two states or with a curious border. In fact, it was founded by a British immigrant named Alex Brackstone when Australia was turning against the monarchy in the last century. It is said that during prohibition, the keeper would signal to liquor smugglers! UNESCO’s World Heritage site listing for Stonehenge, Excellent Virtual Reality Panorama of Stonehenge (Click on the photo at the bottom of the page and control the panorama by moving the mouse as you hold the left button. Wealthy inventor Dean Kamen owns North Dumpling Island off the east coast, and has a constitution, a flag, and a national anthem for “the Kingdom of North Dumpling.” Not content with that one playful eccentricity, he has also built a Stonehenge replica on a bluff there, overlooking Long Island Sound. Clonehenge in the Spotlight: do we indeed want to rock. The most well known company in Transnistria is called Sheriff—it owns a chain of petrol stations, a chain of supermarkets, a TV channel, a publishing house, a construction company, a Mercedes-Benz dealership, an advertising agency, a spirits factory, two bread factories, a mobile phone network, the football club FC Sheriff Tiraspol and its newly built Sheriff Stadium. In 1986, Kamen bought it. In 1959, the beacon was automated and the lighthouse and grounds were sold to a private party.

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