Kingdom of North Sudan
|Bir Tawil |
|Established||16 June 2014|
In 2013, Jeremiah Heaton and his daughter were playing in their home in Virginia, United States when his daughter, Emily, asked if she could become a "real princess". Mr Heaton, a father of three who works in the mining industry, didn’t want to make any false promises to Emily, then six years old, who was “big on being a princess”. But he still said yes.
On June 16, 2014, Heaton trekked to Bir Tawil, planted a homemade flag, and claimed the region as "the Kingdom of North Sudan". He told reporters he intends to pursue official recognition from Egypt, Sudan and the African Union.
This act has not come without criticism. Several micronationalists have voiced their opposition against North Sudan, believing the move to claim the land to have been racist.
Bim Adewunmi of The Guardian questioned, "Are white people still allowed to do this kind of stuff in 2014?" Adewunmi continued by stating, "If ever there were a deed that exemplified the term 'white privilege', surely this is it."
- ↑ American dad stakes claim to African kingdom of 'North Sudan’ so his daughter can become a princess , Retrieved 19 July 2014
- ↑ US father takes unclaimed African kingdom so his daughter can be a princess, Retrieved 19 July 2014
- kingdomofsudan.org - official website of the Kingdom of North Sudan.