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Taking a deeper dive into the history of the Conch Republic and its Flag


In this portion of the discussion, we will be taking a turn towards the historic background of the conch republic key west. We will dive deep into the reasons behind which lies the truth of the existence and beginning of the state and nation. Since the declaration and start of the Conch Republic, the term Conch has been used to refer to the citizens of the state of Florida as a whole.

The republic is a major tourist attraction and if you ever get the chance to visit or conduct plans to pay a visit to the state of Florida, you will not leave disappointed or dissatisfied. The tropical vibe, the beaches, docks, boats, the numerous activities around all of the micronation make it impossible for you to not experience the time of your life as a visitor.

The Flag of the Micronation, Conch Republic:

As you must already be aware, the state of the Conch Republic has been integrated into the United States and now exists there as a free and easy state of its own. Its official language is English and its capital is Key West. It even has its own flag that looks exactly like the image illustrated below:

As evident from the image below the flag is a deep blue color consisting of a sun inside which is placed a sea shell and on either side of the sun are stars. On the left side there are four stars placed randomly and on the right side are six stars also placed randomly. The nation came to be in the year 1982 and has existed ever since. Their motto or slogan is simple, written on the flag as well. It states that:

“We seceded Long Live the Conch Republic”

The slogan has a deeper meaning of its own related to the history of the republic discussed in a previous topic. All the mentioned attributes combined together make the conch republic flag and this flag serves as a symbol of their demand for freedom from the day the blockade occurred and forced the nation to make advancements towards being a free nation.

The National Anthem of the Conch Republic:

The national anthem of the micronation is titled as:

“Conch Republic”

It was written in the year 1994 by Joe and Mary-Lynn Blitz. The music was composed, produced, and performed by the famous band known as Key lime pie, both Joe and Mary were part of the band and played the role of the two main characters that bought the anthem to life. The anthem got accepted by the state commissioners after the idea was presented to them. It can be found on YouTube. The anthem is sung and written in the English language. This anthem or song was a part of the sister’s Album titled “Working in the Conch Republic” which is one of the two albums the band ever composed. The title of the album is also a greeting famously sung at the airport over speakers to the citizens or visitors arriving.

The words to the anthem are as follow:

Key West Florida is my home
And I know I never ever want to roam
Cus’ the ladies are lovely and drinking is considered a sport
And I’d rather be here just drinking a beer than freezing my ass in the north
The other day I was out on war
There’s something kinda’ magical out there
I was fooling around with this old man’s daughter
And you know I was drinkin’ more than my share in the beer
Well they paid me to play
And they asked me to stay
And help them finish what was left of their booze
And I could not be anywhere but I better stay right here
This Island is the life I choose
Key West Florida is my home
And I know I never ever want to roam
Cus’ the ladies are lovely and drinking is considered a sport
And I’d rather be here just drinking a beer than busting my ass in the New York
So I am gonna be swimming every day out in my ocean
At night I will be hanging out in this bar
I got fresh fish tea whenever I need
And I got genuine Cuban cigars
My ex-wife thinks I am crazy calls me long-distance to tell me I am being weird
While she’s freezing her butt off I’m wearing cut-offs
And bartender you wanna get me another beer
Key West Florida is my home
And I know I never ever want to roam
Cus’ the ladies are lovely and drinking is considered a sport
And drinking is my favourite sport
Well second favourite
I’d rather be here just drinking a beer than freezing my ass in the north
I’d rather be here just drinking a beer than freezing my ass in the north

Despite being composed by Joe and Mary-Lynn Blitz, the song is famously sung by the southern singer known as Michael McCloud and is also available on YouTube for those who want to listen. His live performances in the Conch Republic are enjoyed by the nationals as well as people from other states.


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