Republic of Minerva

1970s dudes claim a reef, turn it into an island, declare sovereignty, and get chased off by the King of Tonga.

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The New York Times 1976 South Sea Reef Proclaimed A Republic by 3 Americans

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Written and produced by Anna Roberts
Burning palm tree artwork by Perry Vasquez
Intro music by Elliot Middleton

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