Take my country. No, really - take it.

Reply Sun 11 Jan, 2009 10:14 pm
Take my country. No, really - take it.


A Latvian posted a petition pleading Roman Abramovich to buy the country - and over a thousand people signed.

Then again, it's not a first; earlier this year 2000 Latvians petitioned for Swedish occupation.

All of which fits right into a particular Baltic tradition of sorts, in which an "Estonian Royalist Party" once got 7% of the vote, back in 1992.

In case you're wondering, no, Estonia doesn't have a royal family. The party suggested that the Swedish Crown Prince, Carl Philip, or British Prince Edward, would do instead. They politely refused.
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 01:55 am
Carl Philip is not crown prince - his sister Victoria is crown princess.
Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 04:38 am
That's kind of like someone stealing your lock and leaving the bike. Not complimentary.
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 07:51 am
Sounds like a great opportunity to obtain a country wholesale, rather than retail the way we do it in the U.S.
Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 11:07 am
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 12:44 pm
Thanks Saab - I included a footnote now.
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