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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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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Sandus.org Under Renovation, New Websites Planned

After the conclusion of the Year of Realism, the Sôgmô has decided to revamp the Sandum web portal, Sandus.org. While the current website is exhaustive and encompasses the many facets of life in the State of Sandus, the website renovations will aim to simplify information, cut outdated information, and add more media to the website.…

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Solstice Report: Electoral Participation Down, Sandus Reaches New Milestone

And, just like that, another three months have zoomed by—and thankfully not Zoomed by. Our introduction is short this season, since this report ended up being longer than usual. We wish you happy holidays and a merry Solstice, and we hope that the new year will be fortunate, wholesome, auspicious, goodly, and fruitful to you!…

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Sôgmô decrees a new legal status, adjacency

The Sôgmô has issued a decree that creates a new legal status in Sandus, known as adjacency. This new status is the Sandum equivalent of a legal status of permanent residency but is suited best to Sandus, since the State of Sandus does not claim territory in a traditional Westphalian sense. Since the State of…

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