Solstice Report: A Busy Spring Culminates in Tin Jubilee

It seems that every season that passes has its own character, its own flair. If one word, or maybe two, could best characterise this past season, filled as it was with so much excitement and joy both for the ability to be with friends and loved ones again and also for the momentous occasion of…

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Marking Day of Nobility, Sôgmô issues new Decree on Nobility, Honours

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has issued a new decree to provide more substance to the Sandum system of nobility, that marked its fourth anniversary Wednesday, and to update the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus nearly eight years after its foundation, among other matters. The decree adds hospitality (hospitium, ξενία) to…

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Sandus, Sôgmô Celebrate 10 Years of Constitution

Citizens of the State of Sandus and the Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola have celebrated the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the country’s present constitution, known as the Day of Foundation. The annual State holiday commemorates both the establishment of the Sandum monarchy when the Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola became the reigning monarch in Sandus,…

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Baca Unanimously Elected Speaker, to Reform Council

Artemis Baca has been elected Speaker of the Council, the first to hold such a post. She was elected with 100% of the votes cast, and one ballot had to be discounted because of an incorrect random identifying string. Voter turnout was 50%, though, since this includes inactive citizens, the participation of active citizens is…

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Equinox Report: One Year of Isolation, Renewal

A year since the coming of the virus has passed and, as our lives have become more accustomed to the facts of disease and quarantine and physical distancing, we have come to find solutions to our collective feelings of isolation and compassionate responsibility to ease our and others’ suffering. This is what drives our country,…

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[SC] Motive Theory Looks a Lot like Realism, and What It Means for Micropatriology

Ives Blackwood has shared a very compelling paper on what he calls “motive micropatriology,” that he has both allowed me to reproduce below and told me is still a work in progress. I would like to respond to the ideas he has raised, offer a few points of (hopefully) constructive criticism, and also discuss the…

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Sôgmô: Post Coronavirosum Morbum, Res Novae ‘Misericordiae Radicalis’

Hodie Sôgmô C. Soergel Publicola enarravit suam Sanctam Elocutionem, pronuntiatam per annos ex consuetudine latina in I Martio seu Matronalibus. Illud Sôgmô historiam elocutionis et linguae Latinae in Sandu enarravit et misericordiae philosophiaeque Sandae sermonem egit. Sancta cultus, nomen novum Sanctae partis philosophiae Sandae, locutum est, manibus mentisque nostris facta est. Principium autem cultus Sanctae…

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Sandus Will Celebrate Tin Jubilee on 13 June

The State of Sandus will celebrate the Sôgmô’s Tin Jubilee on Sunday 13 June 2021, the official jubilee day set by their office. The day comes two months after the tenth anniversary of when the Sôgmô ascended to the country’s throne on 13 April 2011, which was almost two years after the micronation was created…

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[SC] How Do You Decline Sandus (in Latin)?

Several years ago, I published an article on how to properly decline Sandus in Latin, that is, to inflect the syntactic endings of “Sandus” into oblique cases. The result was… strange, and the rationale for a unique declension of Sandus was both an innovation and a peculiarity to reflect an eclectic (yet also gender-conscious) country.…

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New Charter for the Collegium Sacerdotum

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has granted the Collegium Sacerdotum (Latin: “College of Priests”) a new charter, almost ten years after það first established the coöperative and on a day that is auspicious according to Tibetan astrology. Founded on 27 May 2011, the Collegium Sacerdotum was the first coöperative in the State of Sandus…

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