How To Start Your Own Country

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A humorous six part 2005 series in which comedian Danny Wallace sets out in an attempt to create his own independent sovereign nation state, complete with its own government, laws, and national currency. The documentary won two BAFTA awards and was well received critically.

Drawing on other micronations like Sealand as inspiration, Wallace embarks on a journey which will take him to the United Nations, the Bank of England, meetings with British MP’s and even an attempt to represent his new country in the Eurovision song contest. All six half hour episodes are available to watch here on Documentary Vine, navigate via the tabs below the video embed or via the episode list below.

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