Has any tried to just buy land/Islands from an existing country?


There is plenty of land that is not used and countries that need money, there should be at least country with 1 piece of land (or even a submerged island) that is will to sell something.

(Chad Elwartowski) #2

You can buy land. That’s the easy part. Asking a nation to let you have full sovereignty is another thing.

Jamie Manzel bought an island and is trying to live free. As an individual he can probably live fairly free as long he stays under the radar and sticks to himself (hmm, a Youtube channel might not help with that).

(noboxes) #3

Yea, every year there are islands for sale in Bahamas. But it’s like buying land anywhere in usa, it still belongs to the country it’s sitting in.

(.) #4

I like the video. It is a good explanation of the system. It might be not a full explanation.
Different individuals have different understandings of the same phenomenon.

My understanding is, that Jamie Manzel is somewhere in the territory of Panama, on the
American continent. The American continent has indigenous people, who own sovereign lands.

In the USA, I did visit such a sovereign lands. One of it is part the Grand Canyon. There are
other territories too, such as the Morongo Indian Reservation. US laws apply in a much less
extent on these sovereign lands.

My understanding is that, in the country of Panama there are similar territories.
These territories are owned by indigenous native American people, as a result of treaties…
There might be even some loopholes to purchase such a land and declare it sovereign from
any other authority. I am not an expert on international rules or laws or treaties, but it is
possible that the land, Jamie owns and lives on is such a land, or it can be declared to be such a land. This way, he might be more of a sovereign individual, at this time, than any of us.

I wish him good luck!