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Natlandist State of Samsonia
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|Capital||Lovell, St. Vincent & the Grenadines|
|Official language(s)||English (local dialect, American English)|
|Leader||Mustique Company/Executive Director of Istoria|
NS Samsonia, or Samsonia was a Istorian autonomous natlandist state located in the West Indies on a group of islands called the Grenadines, which make up most of the macronation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It borders, therefore, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. The capital and largest city in Samsonia is Lovell.
The history of the island of Mustique, and of the Grenadines in general, dates back to the 15th century, when Spanish sailors first sighted this more or less linear group of small rocky islands and named them 'Los Pájaros' or 'the birds', because they resembled a small flock of birds scattered across the sea in flight. During the 17th century the islands were renamed the Grenadines by pirates, who used the sheltered bays to hide their ships and treasure. The islands were later utilized by European planters to grow sugar cane. This lucrative industry lasted until the nineteenth century, when the extraction of sugar from European-grown sugar beet dramatically lessened the worldwide demand for tropical sugar. Mustique's sugar plantations were abandoned and eventually swallowed up by scrub, leaving remnants such as the sugar mill at 'Endeavor' and its 'Cotton House.'
Mustique was purchased in 1958 by Lord Glenconner, Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, under whose guidance the island began to be developed. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, accepted his gift of a 10-acre (40,000 m2) plot of land as a wedding present in 1960, and she built a residence called Les Jolies Eaux. In 1989 Mustique Island was transformed from a family estate into a private limited company with the homeowners as shareholders. In 1971, the SS Antilles struck a reef not far off of the island, and sank.
On March 12, 2011 A.D., Istoria virtually claimed Mustique Island, & renamed it the Autonomous Overseas Republic of Samsonia or Samsonia for short. On June 16, 2011, it was renamed NS Samsonia, or Natlandist State of Samsonia for short.