I branded Sealand, a micronation off the coast of England. According to the 1933 Montevideo Convention, in order to be a nation one must posses 1. A defined territory, 2. A permanent population, 3. A Government, and 4. The capacity to enter into relations with the other states. The unwritten rule, however, is the one that really matters today: a nation must be recognized by other nations. Although Sealand, located off the coast of England, follows each of the rules for statehood, it has been deemed a micronation because it is not formally recognized by any other countries. E Mare Libertas (From the Sea, Freedom).