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US Military Defence Burget For fiscal year 2019 the US Defense budget stands at a whopping $716 billion, largest it's ever been. Yet while this figure may seem astronomical, in reality it's only a few percentage points of the US's total GDP, and a far cry from World War II when the US spent almost 5Read more
US Military Defence Burget
For fiscal year 2019 the US Defense budget
stands at a whopping $716 billion, largest
it’s ever been.
Yet while this figure may seem astronomical,
in reality it’s only a few percentage points
of the US’s total GDP, and a far cry from
World War II when the US spent almost 50%
of its GDP on defense!
Ever since the decline of the Soviet Union
the US’s defense budget has steadily decreased
from 6.8% of GDP to about 4.5% today- so while
the figure has grown in dollars, it’s largely
stayed pace with US economic growth.
So how can we blow through $716 billion in
We here at tistip are big fans
of space exploration, and while sending robots
and drones to the outer reaches of the solar
system are a great and safe way to gather
data, nothing compares to the achievements
of the US’s Apollo space program, which brought
us the first human visitors to a heavenly
Our first item on our list is thus going to
Apollo space program
that’s right, we’re going to do what
the US and governments around the world have
been reluctant to do for decades: we’re putting
humans back in space.
None of this low-orbit hanging around nonsense
either, we’re looking at the moon and then
after that, Mars.
We’ve got places to go, and aliens to meet!
But getting humans back into deep space after
our decades-long hiatus isn’t going to be
easy, we’re gonna have to take it easy, so
first we’re going to return to the moon a
few times in order to try out new technologies
and make sure we still know how to survive
past low earth orbit.
At a cost of 25.4 billion dollars in 1973,
re-launching the entire Apollo Program today
would cost about $144.3 billion.
But on second thought- we’ve been to the moon,
why are we going back to old stomping grounds?
Let’s skip the moon instead and just head
straight to Mars!
Due to a severe lack of vision on us elected
leaders behalf, costs right now for a mission
to Mars are difficult to ascertain- but it’s
estimated that a Mars mission by 2035 would
cost $230 billion dollars.
Because Mars is so far away and could take
up to a year and a half to reach, our crew
won’t be flying in a regular space capsule-
instead we’ll be building a multi-hubbed traveling
space station, complete with living and research
Therefore our $230 billion price tag would
cover the costs of multiple launches of NASA’s
new space workhorse, the Space Launch System,
all to get the pieces of our spacecraft into
Nine months later we’ll be touching down on
the lonely red planet and planting our tistip
flag on mankind’s new frontier!
That’s $230 billion down, and $486 billion
Putting humanity back on a path to the stars
though is going to require some smart thinkers,
so we think the smartest thing to do is to
For years the US has debated free higher education
for its millions of students, with considerable
pushback from those who view the cost as too
great to bear.
Lucky for us, we’ve got hundreds of billions
to give away for free and think that investing
in education is a pretty smart bet- so we’re
going to pay for four years of college for
all American students.
With an estimated $75 billion a year cost,
that brings the total figure to $300 billion
for four years, which we think is a small
price to pay for the influx of new engineers,
scientists, and economists that we’ll receive
in 4 years.
Truthfully though we’re just following in
the footsteps of US history- after World War
II the MGI Bill provided free college education
to returning war veterans, seeing a whopping
8 million service members earn their degrees.
The MGI Bill in many respects helped build
the foundation of scientists, engineers, teachers
and thinkers who created the information age
and catapulted the United States to its position
as a global leader.
That puts us at $530 billion, leaving us with
$186 billion to go!
The UN estimates that nearly 800 million people
don’t have enough to eat every day- that’s
about 10% of the world’s population.
In order to combat world hunger, the UN wants
to bring individuals around the world up to
the World Bank’s poverty line of $1.25 a day-
which would cost the world $116 billion a
However, just feeding people isn’t solving
the problem, and in order to radically change
the conditions of hundreds of millions of
impoverished or working poor people around
the world the UN sees a need for an aggressive
program of expanding irrigation, infrastructure,
and creating credit facilities and cash transfers
via aid programs to help farmers and workers
get access to tools they need to help themselves.
That would cost the entire planet an estimated
$151 billion a year, or right around .15%
of the total global GDP.
To us, investing in people so they can help
themselves is far more attractive option than
just a hand out, so we’re going to put up
the $151 billion needed for the first year
of the UN’s program to help the global poor.
That brings our total expenses so far to $681
billion, leaving us with $35 billion.
For our next few purchases, we think we’ve
been more than charitable already- it’s time
to spend on us, and boy have we got a special
purchase in mind.
Move over, Queen Elizabeth, cuz your fancy digs are now officially ours.
With 775 rooms and sitting 5 stories across
828,821 square feet, Buckingham palace is
the most iconic residence in the world, and
at a value of 2.7 billion US dollars, it’s
practically a steal for our oversized budget.
But why stop with the Queen’s home?
What’s a kingly castle- or queenly in this
case we suppose- without the bling that goes
along with it?
Spanning a collection of over 140 objects
that range from crowns to swords, to altar
plates and fancy robes, and encrusted with
23,578 precious stones, the Crown jewels of
the United Kingdom are the most expensive
collection of jewelry in the world.
This collection includes items such as the
Cullinan I, the largest clear cut diamond
in the world at 530 carats, and the coronation spoon used to anoint the monarch as Supreme Governor of the Church of England way back in the 12thcentury!
Estimates vary, but run as high as 6.3 billion
US dollars for the whole collection!
That brings our total to $9 billion for our
fancy new digs and our serious world class
bling, for a grand total of $690 billion,
and $26 billion left over.
Next up we’re going to indulge a little bit
in our love for soccer and basketball both.
In 2018 the most valuable soccer clubs in
the world were Manchester United at 4.1 billion,
and Real Madrid at 4.09 billion, with each
team pulling in $737 and $735 million in revenue
At a combined price of 8.19 billion dollars,
buying up these two soccer heavyweights- or
football as they are known literally everywhere
but the US- is a smart investment, but we’re
You have to spend money to make money, and
we’re going to go ahead and spend another
6.9 billion to buy two of the most popular
basketball teams in the world: the New York
Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers, each worth
3.6 and 3.3 billion respectively, and pulling
in $426 million and $371 million every year,
for a combined total of $797 million revenue
That nets us a total income of 2.3 billion
dollars every year for a one-time fee of $15.1
billion dollars- a very smart investment indeed!
That brings our total costs to $705.1 billion
dollars, leaving us with $10.9 billion.
Our last purchase is going to be something
for all of you- our adoring fans.
With 3,985,480 of you subscribed to us as
of this writing, and more of you pushing us
to 4 million and beyond every day, we wanted
to say thank you- so we’re going to spend
10.9 billion dollars to buy all of you 34,187
ice cream sandwiches!
That’s 93 sandwiches you can eat per day for
an entire year, or enough ice cream andwiches
to last you for 94 years if you ate one a
That’s one heck of a tasty thank you from
us to you!
Thanks for reading, and, as always, don’t
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“I dont think these people are in
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for the money.”
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My Reasons Are
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We see Honesty human
mistakes, Real behaviour and
Characters. come on, their is
maturity within them and
through them.lf u have
noticed. in the recent weeks, Obi
wanted to convince Ebi that they
should check out and go start a
new life together, (not because he hates
the house but because he isn’t after
the money, he came for love), but
he feared bringing it up directly
because he wouldn’t want to
influence her decisions. He kept
on saying that the house was full
of drama and toxicity.
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Have you ever seen a sunrise like this before? One so bright that you couldn't leave your house without sunglasses? And you'd want to avoid sun-tanning at all costs. Well, of course you haven't, because that's not our Sun. It's the largest star that we've ever discovered, UY Scuti. And if it were toRead more
Have you ever seen a sunrise like this before? One so bright that you couldn’t leave your house without sunglasses? And you’d want to avoid sun-tanning at all costs.
Well, of course you haven’t, because that’s not our Sun. It’s the largest star that we’ve ever discovered, UY Scuti. And if it were to replace our Sun, it would change a lot more than just the amount of sunscreen you’d have to put on. To say that UY Scuti is huge would be an understatement. It’s one of the largest things that the human race has ever discovered. To put it in perspective, it’s about 1,700 times larger than our Sun. If you were to fly a Boeing 777 airplane around UY Scuti, it would take over 1,200 years to make the trip.
UY scuti compared to sun
Before we can answer that, we need to get to know UY Scuti a little better. Discovered by German astronomers in 1860,
UY Scuti is located in the Scutum constellation, about 9,500 light-years from Earth. It’s a pulsating star that swells and shrinks periodically, usually shining about 400,000 times brighter than our Sun. If UY Scuti took our Sun’s place at the center of our solar system, it would engulf everything as far out as the orbit of Saturn. That includes all of us here on Earth, so maybe it’s best to leave that huge star where it is. Instead, we could just move the Earth to the orbit of UY Scuti. But we’d have to be careful how close we place our planet to this gigantic star. To be habitable, we’d have to put our planet in orbit about 1.5 trillion km away from UY Scuti. At this distance, it would take about 10,000 years for the Earth to complete just one orbit around the celestial body. That would change our entire concept of life as we know it. Each season would last 2,500 years. That means that entire civilizations could rise and fall without ever seeing more than one season. For most people, summer might be something that they’ve only heard about through legends. In case a perpetual winter isn’t bad enough, don’t forget that the orbit around UY Scuti would be located right in the middle of the Milky Way, where cosmic rays and light from other stars would shine bright enough to keep our sky blue all day and night. On top of that, UY Scuti would be pulsing out extra heavy radiation about every 740 days. And things would only get worse the longer we stay there. You see, UY Scuti is a red giant, which means it’s a lot closer to its death than our Sun is, about 40 times closer to be precise. When it does die, it’s expected to explode with the force of more than 100 supernovas. A supernova is the explosion of a star, and it’s the largest explosion that takes place in space. So the force of 100 stars exploding would obliterate everything nearby. Even if Earth was far enough away to survive the blast, without the star, there would be no heat and no light, and life couldn’t survive on Earth without those two things. So, once again, What If has killed off the entire human race. Maybe it’s a better idea to leave the Earth where it is, and appreciate how lucky we are to orbit our Sun. Well, until it explodes.
You’ve probably heard of a get rich quick scheme, and you’ve probably also heard the adage that there’s no such thing as easy money. But what if you were one of the luckiest people alive? Maybe a gambler that started with little but made the bet of a lifetime? Or a savvy investor that somehow manageRead more
You’ve probably heard of a get rich quick scheme, and you’ve probably also heard the adage that there’s no such thing as easy money.
That’s what we’ll find out today,
$1 Million lottery check
As you know, one way to turn a small amount of money into a fortune is to win the lottery.
Where should you play to get the best odds and the biggest prizes?
According to most media, that is the USA;
Spain actually also has huge prizes.
The biggest ever single win in the U.S. was
when a Massachusetts woman won $758.7 million
Picture of Massachusetts woman who won $758.7 millionin 2017.
But because she decided to take the lump sum in one go not over 29 payments – andbecause the win is taxed, she came out with a measly $336 million.
The nursing clerk obviously decided to retire soon after.
Winning the lottery, however, isn’t that easy.
You are actually, statistically, more likely to die in a car crash or get struck by lighting than win the lottery.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery is one in 259 million, and one in 292 million for Powerball.
Nonetheless, this is likely the best get-super-rich gambling bet out there.
Sticking with gambling, in 2017 a woman in the UK walked into a betting shop with one buck (or in this case pound) and walked out $800,000.
She bet on what’s called an accumulator, meaning she chose twelve English football matches and bet which side would win in each game, stating home win or away win.
She didn’t like football, she told the press, and just chose the names she liked.
She got them all correct, and William Hill betting company said it was their biggest football payout ever.
The funny thing is, the woman’s husband, apparently a football expert, had been betting on teams every week all his adult life.
So, there you go, you might try using the force when you bet.
not just once, but twice
Picture of Elmer Sherwin who was 76 whenhe won $4.6 million on the slot machine MegaBucks.
The man, called Elmer Sherwin was 76 when he won $4.6 million on the slot machine MegaBucks.
According to one betting site we found, you can play each spin with one, two or three dollars, but to get the Jackpot you must play with three dollars.
What’s amazing, this old guy took a trip around the world after his win, then went back to Vegas 14 years later at the ripe old age of 90.
He then won $21 million playing the same game.
Probably too old to spend the cash, he donated it to charity.
Odds experts seem to disagree over what the odds are of winning the MegaBucks Jackpot.
Some say as low as one in 17 million, while another odds expert put it closer to 1 in 49 million.
You might also start with one cent, go to the casino, play roulette, and bet on black.
If you win, return the next day and bet on black or red.
Keep doing that.
If you win every day for 27 days you’ll have $671,088.
The next day is the deal breaker.
Win that and you will get $1.3.
You could just stay there and bet on one color each time.
According to casino records, in 1943 red came up 32 times in a row.
That is still a record now.
The chances of that happening are over 10 billion to 1.
On second thoughts, let’s wait a day and come back.
You have a 47.4 percent chance of getting the color right each time.
Let’s move away from these insane odds and
Now you likely have heard of the person that bought two pizzas with 10,000 units of Bitcoin.
This story was all over the media when Bitcoin was on the ascent, and it was reported that the Bitcoin that person paid for those pizzas with would then be worth about $100 million.
Fortune also wrote in 2017 that if you would have bought just $5 of Bitcoin in 2010 – which would have given you 2000 Bitcoins – when the article was written you could have sold your coins for $4.4 million.
So, if you had bought a dollars’ worth, that would have been around one million.
Bet you wish you would have done that, eh.
Well, if you want to get rich quick, perhaps you should be on the lookout for the next big thing in digital or alternative currencies.
and that won’t cost you anything except maybe a little bit of your time.
Would people seriously do that?
Well, one young English man called Alex Tew did that in 2005 to generate income for his university education.
He created the
The Million Dollar Homepage
which had one million pixels on it.
You could buy the pixel for one buck and display an image on it.
He ended up making a little over 1 million in gross income.
You might also just get lucky buying some old junk at a yard sale and selling it.
that at a yard sale in New York State.
The person bought a Chinese bowl for 3 dollars and it sold later at auction in London for $2,225,000.
And if you want to hear a literal rags to riches story we have one.
In 2017, a man called Loren Krytzer sold what he had once thought was a worthless rag for $1.5 million.
The man had been surviving on disability checks up until then after losing a leg in a car accident.
One day he was watching the Antiques Roadshow and realized that the dusty blanket he’d never bothered to use in the closet looked like the one on the TV; a Navajo blanket from around the 1800s.
He told the press what he thought while watching that show,
I paused it and I went and got the blanket and I’m sitting there holding it.
… I’m lining up the lines on the TV with
the blanket, seeing if they match.”
I paused it and I went and got the blanket and I’m sitting there holding it.
… I’m lining up the lines on the TV with
the blanket, seeing if they match.”
Indeed, they did, and he became a millionaire.
So, a word to the wise, why not check out what old junk you have stored somewhere in the house.
You might just have a million bucks lying around.
Odds are someone does.
But even the toys you bought one day could be worth a small fortune if you kept them in perfect condition.
Sadly, the boy died of AIDS later in life but in 2007 the mother sold the Original Boxed Collection for $1,000,000.
You could make thousands upon thousands if you have some of the old Star Wars figures still boxed, so next time you go to the toy store why not buy two of the toy you are buying.
Who knows what it’ll be worth in 30, 40, 50 years’ time.
This might not be the fastest way to make a million, but it will be for your kids.
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You most likely use it every day, yet if someone asked you how it works, you’d have a hard time explaining it. Is good this question is asked on TISTIP. So let’s figure it out! When Was IT Invented? First of all, have you ever wondered what SIM Stands For? It actually means subscriber identity modulRead more
You most likely use it every day, yet if someone
asked you how it works, you’d have a hard
time explaining it. Is good this question is asked on TISTIP. So let’s
figure it out!
First of all, have you ever wondered what
It actually means
subscriber identity module or subscriber identification module.
The first SIM card in the world was developed
in 1991 by the German company Giesecke & Devrient.
They sold 300 SIM cards to Radiolinja, a Finnish
wireless network operator. In 1992, they sold
the first GSM mobile phone with a SIM card;
it was a Nokia 1101. Today, it’s hard to
find a person who’s never used a SIM card.
– over 7 billion gadgets around the world
use them to make calls, send SMS and surf
the web. Experts predict this number is going
to grow to 20 billion in the near future.
The European Telecommunications Standards
Institute (ETSI) still holds the most SIM
patents, but other private phone companies
also have some important patents thanks to
which SIMs work.
The largest manufacturer
of SIM cards in the world is the Gemalto company, with headquarters in Amsterdam and 15,000 employees. They’re now working towards the mass production of SIMs for 5G networks.
The first SIM cards cost more than one dollar
each to manufacture. Today, they’re basically
worth a few cents apiece. But that price doesn’t cover design, development, inserting chips into plastic cards and shipping them.
A SIM card has unique identification information on it, like what mobile network it belongs to. It’s called an IMSI -International Mobile Subscriber Identity. This unique ID connects your phone number with your gadget. When someone is dialling your number, the call will go to the exact phone you have at the moment.
SIM also has its own memory. Even though it’s
really small – just 64 kilobytes – it
can store around 250 contacts and some SMS.
By the way, the same memory was in the Apollo Guidance Computer used for the first Moon landings.
If your SIM card is mobile, meaning you can
remove it and put it back into your phone
yourself, you can also use it on different
phones. This comes in handy when your own
gadget’s battery is dead, and you desperately
need to make a phone call from your number.
Technically it can, as a camera, or a device
that connects you to Wi-Fi, but not as a phone
to make calls or text someone. For the absolute majority of phones, a gadget without a SIM card is like a human without a brain. The
good news is, even if you seriously damaged
your phone – smashed your screen or bent the
casing – you could still use the same phone
number and keep your contacts. All it takes
is a SIM card transplantation.
A SIM card basically looks like a little piece
of plastic. It has an even smaller chip inside
that is its Microcontroller. It’s made out
of silicone and plated with gold or other
metals to help it keep contact with the phone.
The chip contains a processor, memory and
security circuits. Your mobile device reads
the chip when you stick the SIM in it. It
contains the operating system for the card,
can do some basic math, and stores important
information. This information is put on the
chip on the production line. The most basic
types of that information are your International Mobile Subscriber Identity and a 128-bit key called Ki (Key Identification). Those are basically your login and password in the mobile phone world. All messages from your phone to the network are in a secret code.
The key to encrypt and decrypt messages is also stored on the SIM card. This provides communication privacy. The SIM card chip also stores specific data, such as your card’s unique serial number, the name of your cellular carrier, your PIN (if you’ve ever wondered what it stands for, by the way, it’s your Personal Identification Number) to lock and unlock the phone. PUK code from the carrier to unblock the phone and much more. Even your contacts and last dialed numbers are there.
How SIM Card PUK code looks
This is a question of both privacy and security.
While it’s creepy to think someone can track
your physical location for their purposes,
it’s good to know your phone can be found
when it’s lost or stolen. And, it can also
be helpful when it concerns lost kids or elderly
people, for example. So, a SIM card can help
to establish your location, but it’s only
one player in the “find me” game. When
you insert a SIM in your cell phone, tablet,
or even car, and turn the device on, it starts
connecting to cell towers to catch the signal.
As you move around, your SIM works with the
towers nearest to you to provide the strongest
signal. All these towers have known physical
locations. When phone companies or the police use their algorithms to find out how strong the signal is from this or that tower, they can narrow down the search area significantly.
Services like “Find my phone” also use
WiFi data to know a more specific location.
Of course, it’ll only work when the WiFi
on your gadget is on. Add GPS information
to this, and you’ll get fairly accurate
data on any gadget’s whereabouts in real
time. GPS will only be handy in this situation
when you have cellular data enabled on your
plan or gadget. So if you want complete privacy, turn it off, along with WiFi, and tracking you down using information from your SIM alone will be a challenge.
SIM cards, like just about anything on this
planet, can get damaged or broken and don’t
last forever. You’ll be the first to know
when that happens, as your phone will inform
you the chip is defective. You won’t be
able to connect to your cellular provider
in this case. Water is unlikely to be the
reason for that damage, though, since basically
all new phones have sealed ports and jacks.
The SIMs themselves have always been waterproof.
Different sizes of SIM Card
The first SIM cards were around the same shape and size of a credit card. They worked fine with the first mobile phones, but as mobile technology evolved and phones got smaller, the SIM cards clearly needed improvement, too. Imagine fitting a credit card into an iPhone.
not the best idea, right? So fortunately, SIMs became smaller and more powerful at the same time.
A micro SIM card
First came the standard thumbnail-sized
SIMs. They were standard until 2010, when
the Micro-SIM became universal. But even that SIM still had too much useless plastic. Some people who upgraded their phones cut out the most important part with basic tools likes scissors It was pretty risky since damaging the chip even a bit could ruin it all.
A Nano SIM card
2012, Nano-SIMs came into play, which are,
in essence, just little chips with no extra
plastic around them. If you ever need to insert
a newer generation SIM in an older phone,
there are special adaptors for that.
The future of SIM cards The latest iPhone models give you an idea of what all SIM cards will be like in the future.
They’ll be “eSIM”s, which means
embedded SIM cards. Their size will be just
a fraction of a Nano-SIM. Forget the huge
pieces of plastic and scissors you used to
cut out the chips!. In fact, there’ll be
no physical SIM cards whatsoever – instead,
they’ll be tiny chips on your phone’s
logic board. The information on the chip will
be rewritable, so you’ll be able to change
your carrier with a few easy steps. eSIMs
will be cloud-based, super secure, super fast
and convenient to use. It’ll also be a win-win
situation for the manufactures: less distribution and installation costs, and better design with more free physical space on your gadget!.
Losing one slot on your phone is also great
because it will ensure extra protection from
water and dust getting inside.
So, the new iPhones already have two SIM-cards: one of the old school physical type and the other – an e-SIM that you can use with any
carrier you like.
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With the current political climate being what it is, you might be thinking to yourself, the hell with it, I'll just start my own country. If so, you'd be joining the ranks of Somaliland, Transnistria, and the Principality of Sealand to name a few. These are what we will look into But what is the exaRead more
With the current political climate being what it is, you might be thinking to yourself, the hell with it, I’ll just start my own country. If so, you’d be joining the ranks of Somaliland, Transnistria, and the Principality of Sealand to name a few.
These are what we will look into
Let’stake a look at
The first step to starting your own country will be territory, after all a country can’t really be a country without a countryside. Unfortunately for you all the prime real estate has already been gobbled up, so if you’re seeking to form your new country peacefully you’re probably going to have to go remote really remote. Several islands around the South Pacific remain unclaimed by any sovereign state and are today just waiting to be made into independent nations, although given their extreme remoteness, good luck getting basic goods and services there.
Alternatively you could look for small parcels of land around the world that rest between major powers yet neither lay claims to. The micro-state of Liberland for example was formed from territory along the Danube that neither Croatia nor Serbia lay claim to. It’s size is only 2.7 square miles (7 square kilometers), but with only a handful of citizens there’s plenty of space to be sovereign. If you’re looking for other available real estate yo
which lies between Egypt and Sudan (spoiler alert: it’s a barren desert with no access to fresh water), or portions of Antarctica. If none of the available less-than-prime real estate appeals to you, you could always just build your own.
Per international law nations can only claim up to 12 miles past their shores so if you had the money to, you could start dredging up the sea floor and build a brand new island nation of your own. The cost would be staggering, but it is an option available to you.
Alternatively you could try your hand at building a floating nation many architecture firms around the world have drawn up very realistic, if also extremely expensive, plans for floating cities. While the technical know-how is certainly there, the capital is definitely not, But you don’t just want to declare independence from your home country, but from the surface world entirely.
You could take the Bioshock route and build a city on the seafloor itself and declare yourself sovereign. Whether that’s technically feasible with today’s technology is a complete toss-up, but legally speaking you would be well within your rights to do so. If you think it would be easier to simply dig down below an existing nation and declare your independence mole-people style, that’s probably not going to work as laws dictating just how far down national sovereignty goes aren’t very clear- but given that the deepest mines in the world still fall under national sovereignty you’re going to at least have to go deeper than the Mponeng gold mine in South Africa, which is 2.5 miles (4 km) deep.
Mponeng gold mine in South Africa
Mponeng gold mine -South Africa
At those depths heat from the earth’s core raises the temperature to 100 degrees or more (38 celsius), so we hope you like it hot.
The last option available to you would be the most obvious declare independence or take territory by force. Historically neither of those approaches has worked very well without massive support, and you can ask Germany about its very painful 20th century lessons in playing nice with your neighbors. You’ll next need to determine a system of government. Are you going to uphold
Perhaps you’re looking to found a libertarian state where, well, we imagine not much of anything would actually get done. The choice on how to govern yourself and your citizens is completely up to you, but whatever you choose you’ll need a cohesive national government in order to be recognized by the international community and not just seen as a bunch of idealistic squatters.
Your government should provide for the basic needs of your people, or not- but if you want to be recognized as a nation it must meet one requirement: have an apparatus by which it can interact with other foreign powers. You’re free to skip on social services and even a military if you like, but a secretary of state or similar position is vital for being internationally recognized. Nobody says it has to be a competent secretary of state, just that you need one, so feel free to nominate your cat if you like, it will technically fulfill this obligation.
So you’ve successfully declared independence from the world and established the Kingdom of You, with Mr. Sprinkles as your secretary of state through which all foreign powers must channel their diplomatic requests what’s left? Well, you’re going to need to be recognized internationally.
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as sovereign state if you want to have a chance of surviving, and that means establishing diplomatic ties with other powers. If nobody takes you seriously, you may fulfill all the legal obligations under international law to become a free state, but won’t be recognized as such. The best way to do that would be to send diplomatic envoys to nations friendly to your ideology Taiwan, while technically still a part of China, has for decades declared itself an independent and sovereign nation from mainland Communist China. In order to protect themselves from forcefully re-joining a nation they no longer want to be a part of, they have garnered the support of powerful nations friendly to their democratic ideals such as the US and much of Europe.
As we have seen multiple times in the latter half of the 20thcentury, without these powerful ties Taiwan would have been forcefully reabsorbed by China, yet the threat imposed by its powerful friends has so far kept Chinese invasion forces at bay and respected Taiwan’s sovereignty. Yet though Taiwan is sovereign and seems to fulfill all the obligations for the creation of an independent nation, it is not widely recognized as such due to Chinese threats against nations whom would do so. If Taiwan were formally recognized as a free nation, any future military action by China to force it into the fold would be seen as not an internal matter, but a hostile invasion of a foreign nation, and thus prompt a global response per the UN charter. Thus China has threatened outright use of force against the island state if any nation, including the US, chooses to formally recognize Taiwan as independent.
So for your budding micronation, the lesson to be learned is to make powerful friends, but if at all possible to avoid making powerful enemies as well.
The best way to ensure you are declared a free and sovereign state would be to simply join the UN, which is not nearly as difficult as one might think.
The UN flag
All you need to do and I am not making this up is simply write a letter to the secretary-general and request membership. That’s it. There are no forms to fill out, no need to even outline what your nation is or how it is governed just ask. If you’re currently in the midst of establishing your own sovereign state you’re free to send your own application right now to:
Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General The United Nations First Ave. at 46thSt. New York, NY 10017
The next step however is a bit harder- your application must be referred by the Security Council to the General Assembly, where it must win a two-thirds majority who all agree you are a peace-loving state and can carry out the duties of the U.N. Charter. Basically the charter states that you will preserve the rule of law, support human rights in your nation, and maintain global peace, so if you’re looking to start the state of The Murderous Republic of Murder, you’re probably not going to gain entry to the UN. But nothing says you have to be a part of the UN to be an independent nation. The Vatican City, Palestine, Taiwan, Western Sahara, Kosovo, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Northern Cyprus are all non-US members but recognized by at least one country that is. It’ll certainly help your cause to be in the UN, but as we’ve seen, it’s not entirely necessary. Also, be sure to Ask us any questions and I will surely answer you!. Don’t forget to share!.
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