Are you an educated urban or suburban dweller who dreams of moving to "the country" and building a self-sufficient homestead farm? I've got bad news for you. The people already living where you want to go don't share your aesthetic sensibilities, your values or your ambitions, and it's quite likely that THEY WILL RESENT AND DISTRUST YOU when you get there and try to remake the place according to your romantic vision.
Also, if you're a citizen of the empire, would you ever renounce your citizenship? Some people do, and here's why:
TLDR: They don't like paying taxes in two countries when they only live in one.
Join KMO and Marc C for a wide-ranging discussion.