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    Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    The cities will operate under an independent legal framework including their own governance, civil code, tax framework, security and police forces, infrastructure, etc in the hopes of attracting investment and bringing bastions of stability and opportunity to the country.

    Honduras deal sets stage for investors to build 3 privately run cities to host new industries - The Washington Post

    Can private cities save a nation with world's worst murder rate? - Americas - World - The Independent

    Struggling with violence, poverty, Honduras signs deal for privately run cities* - NY Daily News

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Interesting. Due to Honduras's instability, its risky.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Floating cities are already being built. Some like this and some just the hugest ships you've ever seen. They anchor outside the limits of the US and can follow their own rules/laws. More than a few mega wealthy have booked spaces. Can you say diaspora?

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    I think this is a fair bit different from the seasteading or floating cities concept as this is happening imminently and with the close cooperation and partnership of a national government.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I think this is a fair bit different from the seasteading or floating cities concept as this is happening imminently and with the close cooperation and partnership of a national government.
    Yes, but one of the draws is that they don't have to keep any of those agreements. They have their own security/defense and just about everything they need. They can roll an agreement with Tongo or Sealand and run under their flag, do essentially as they please.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yes, but one of the draws is that they don't have to keep any of those agreements. They have their own security/defense and just about everything they need. They can roll an agreement with Tongo or Sealand and run under their flag, do essentially as they please.

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    I imagine also that when it comes to meeting power generation needs, shipping and transportation requirements, as well as the desire to build an actual 'city' it would be rather difficult to do that from a sea based platform. Especially if you are a manufacturer with the need for a permanent work force.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Problem with the floating city concept is that its still a "vessel," just like a cruise ship or an mobile offshore drilling unit. They're all register or are flagged by a country that they adhere to their jurisdiction. If they don't, it would be consider Stateless which gives the US some jurisdiction over it. Be interested to see the legal-ese over this.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Problem with the floating city concept is that its still a "vessel," just like a cruise ship or an mobile offshore drilling unit. They're all register or are flagged by a country that they adhere to their jurisdiction. If they don't, it would be consider Stateless which gives the US some jurisdiction over it. Be interested to see the legal-ese over this.
    Yes, that too.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    The Honduras concept has been going on for while now. They amended their Constitution to allow them to exist. One of the developers/backers is a hardcore libertarian. Seeing it implemented would pretty fascinating and if successful, could send shockwaves throughout the globe.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    The Honduras concept has been going on for while now. They amended their Constitution to allow them to exist. One of the developers/backers is a hardcore libertarian. Seeing it implemented would pretty fascinating and if successful, could send shockwaves throughout the globe.
    Have you been following this?

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