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the many facets of life in the State of Sandus, the website renovations will aim to simplify information, cut outdated information, and add more media to the website.…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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Expect a Bigger Athena’s Day This Year

Have you noticed that Athena’s Day has become more and more important, year after year? This little known holiday is in fact one of Sandus’s oldest holidays since it was first included on the Sandum Sancta calendar as early as 2013. This late November holiday is often known as Sandum Thanksgiving due to its close…

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Equinox Report: Sandus Prepares for Royal Wedding

Time has come again to wax poetic about the work our micronation has done in the last season. Much has happened and occurred since the last major event our micronation saw in June, the Sôgmô’s Tin Jubilee, and the micronational world has continued to trudge along under the duress that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought…

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Sandus, Überstadt Ratify Second Common Economy Treaty

The State of Sandus and the Kingdom of Überstadt have ratified the Second Common Economy Treaty on the economy’s system of organisation and governance. The Council of the State of Sandus, the Sandum direct democratic legislature, approved the treaty on 23 July, and the Parliament of the Kingdom of Überstadt followed a day later in…

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