Thank you to Threlkd ONS (The Threlkeld One-Name Study) on Twitter – https://twitter.com/ThrelkeldStudy for this story. You can see the website at http://thetribune.news/#/. The linked article is https://narratively.com/the-plot-against-the-principality-of-sealand/ – worth a read. I knew of Sealand because it has been mentioned in several YouTube videos as being one of the smallest, possibly the smallest, nation or micronation. As I usually skim through the videos, I missed any references to the events that are referenced above. Here’s the Wikipedia article on Sealand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand. Here’s more about the World War II platform that houses Sealand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_Fort_Roughs. Definitely one for my “I Haven’t Seen It All” list, more so for what unfolds in the Narratively link than for being, or not being, the smallest nation/micronation.
It may have been this video that I first came across Sealand: 10 Smallest Countries You Never Knew Existed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHaXOzVyHzI.