Sôgmô, Mercian Lord Spiritual declaim GUM vote

The Sôgmô of the State of Sandus and the Mercian Lord Spiritual Richard I have released a joint statement on the GUM Quorum’s recent rejection of the Sandum application for observer membership in the Grand Unified Micronational. Read the Joint Statement of Norðurmýrarinnar here. The statement complains about Sandus’s lack of due process and points to…

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GUM rejects Sandum observer application

In a controversial move, the Grand Unified Micronational’s (GUM) Quorum of Delegates has narrowly rejected the State of Sandus’s application for observer membership by a margin of 6-8 with 3 delegations abstaining. News of the vote and its outcome was conveyed to the State of Sandus through official channels by the GUM Chair, King Adam…

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Sôgmô issues Open Letter to GUM delegates

The Sôgmô, Gaius Soergel Publicola, has issued an open letter to the delegates of the Grand Unified Micronational following the Council’s ratification of a motion to approve an application for observer membership in the organisation. The letter details Sandus’s history with the organisation, the significant political policies of Libera and Realism in Sandus, the mission of the…

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the Council passes motion to apply for GUM Observership

The Council of the State of Sandus has passed a motion to apply for observer membership in the Grand Unified Micronational, half a year since Sandus’s application for full membership failed in July 2016. The news comes after recent forays into the warming of relations with the Empire of Austenasia and the Commonwealth of Zealandia, since communication…

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OMF announces diplomatic ban

L’Organisation de la MicroFrancophonie (OMF) has announced a complete suspension of diplomatic communication between its members and the leaders of the Federal Republic of Lostisland. The ban was ratified by members of the Council of the OMF on 16 November to affect all parties which harass its member-states. The communiqué on the ban notes that…

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Sandus, Kumano, Überstadt pass Social System Treaty

The three social states of Sandus, Kumano, and Überstadt have ratified the Treaty Establishing the Social System and the treaty went into force on 8 November 2016. Sandus ratified the treaty first on 3 October 2016. Überstadt ratified the treaty next on 7 October, but Kumano did not ratify the treaty until 5 November. It formally…

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Policy Projection: 1 – 8 October 2016

We have announced LGBTQ+ Pride Week in Sandus (12/6). We have witnessed the traditional nine-day period of mourning for the shooting in Orlando, FL, USA. (12/6) We have lowered both the L/G and Bisexual pride flags from the Sagamorial Residence in observance of the period of mourning. (14/6) We have published a new song, “Today,…

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Sôgmô attends White House briefing on Bisexuals

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola was invited by the White House Office of the Executive Office of the President of the United States to attend the third annual Bisexual Community Briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Building on the White House campus. The Sôgmô was invited in respect to his bisexual activism as leader of a…

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Sôgmô accepts Überstadti King’s invitation for arbitration

The Sôgmô has accepted an invitation from King Adam of Überstadt to arbitrate the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the State of Sandus and the Empire of Austenasia. Both states have been historically close friends and allies, especially as a part of the unofficial “Troika” alliance which included Technocratic Renasia. That alliance broke down when Renasia ceased to…

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Formal Nemkhav-Sandum Friendship Declared

In a historic move, today the State of Sandus has signed a formal declaration of friendship with the Nemkhav Federation following the passing of the L1 treaty by the Council of the State of Sandus yesterday. When approached for comment, Jacob Barnet Pharmacologus, Minister for Diplomatic Affairs had the following to say: I think this…

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