Civil IDs coming next year

The Central People’s Government of the State of Sandus has announced a new program for citizens and adjacents to identify themselves in their business with the government. The program will issue a new national Civil Identification Number (known simply as the “Civil ID”) to everyone who is a citizen or adjacent in Sandus. Current plans…

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Solstice Report: Sôgmô reëlected, Sandus breaks records

2022 Election Results: Sôgmô reëlected unanimously, participation down again The 2022 Winter Solstice Election has concluded after the normal ten-day period when the polls are open, giving eligible voters plenty of time to cast their ballots. But election turnout was down this year slightly compared to last year, dropping to only 55.6% of eligible voters.…

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Sôgmô releases 2022 Blue Lecture

The Sôgmô has released their Blue Lecture, the annual speech from the throne on the state of our micronation. The Blue Lecture reflects on the past year’s work and plans the government’s agenda for 2023. The speech is traditionally released before the Winter Solstice election.

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Equinox Report: For two seasons in a row, Citizens break charity tax records

Charity Taxes Two record-breaking seasons in a row After a slow response at the Solstice, Sandus has officially broken its records two seasons in a row! In the spring, citizens first broke the record by donating $4,193.83 USD to charity, surpassing the previous record set in Summer 2021 by $509.58. This summer, however, citizens donated…

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How to celebrate the Armilustrium

Celebrating the Armilustrium is pretty easy and all it takes is a few ingredients! Ok, the ingredients are sometimes a little daunting, but all it really takes is a dinner and a ritual. That’s it! The Armilustrium, if you don’t know, is the most important cultural holiday in Sandus. We have been celebrating it now…

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Solstice Report: A Busy Spring for Developing Socialism

Charity Taxes While so far only four respondents have declared their charity tax contributions for Spring 2022, Sandum citizens have so far declared that they have donated $1,799.28 USD to such things as: food drives, refugee relief, religious organisations, political campaigns, Wikipedia, indigenous services, and private gifts. In all so far, 142 hours have been…

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Sôgmô issues “Internal Powers” Decree

The Honourable Sôgmô has issued a new decree on “internal powers,” a newly defined category of customary powers that það has used in the past. These powers, so called because they are used within (i.e., internally) the Sandum government, include a variety of executive functions that have, until now, been poorly defined in Sandum law…

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Remembrance Day will look different this year

In response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, Sandum citizens are taking Remembrance Day celebrations and commemorations this year in entirely new directions. Official posters and celebrations of 9 May this year have removed references to symbols that, increasingly since 2014, have become symbols of Russian nationalism and irredentism. The first to go is the St.…

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Sôgmô enfeoffs Adam von Friedeck as Baron Patapsco

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has enfeoffed and created Adam Camillus von Friedeck, Baronet Eliot, King of Überstadt, as Baron of the Patapsco by letters patent. The barony is named for the Patapsco River that forms of the northern border of the State of Sandus’s historical homeland, Kremlum Sandus Province, on whose banks the…

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Sôgmô announces new Royal Motto

The Honourable Sôgmô of the State of Sandus has announced their new royal motto. EST MODUS IN REBUS “there is moderation in all things” The new motto replaces the relatively unused and unreferenced older motto. In August 2015, they made “ad hand me fortunam frugalitas mea perduxit” their official royal motto. A quote from Petronius’s…

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