Sandus Invited to GUM, Applies for Observership

On 10 January, the Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational, Jack Dean, officially invited the State of Sandus to reäpply for membership in the organisation, where Sandus was a member from 2009 to 2014. The Sôgmô has three times served as the organisation’s chairperson, acting chair, or vice chair. The formal invitation recognised the injustice…

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Sôgmô Issues Decree Governing Cabinet, Sensitive State Information

The Sôgmô has issued a decree governing the cabinet and classified information, fulfilling one goal of last December’s Blue Lecture early in 2021. The decree specifies the membership of the cabinet, how governmental positions are made cabinet-level, and how sensitive State information is classified and should be handled. Read the decree here. Though the cabinet…

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CPG Publishes Report on 2020 Census

The Central People’s Government has published its report on the 2020 Census, written by Sandum citizen Peter Wood, edited by the Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola, and with contributions by Party Secretary Adam Camillus von Friedeck. The 2020 Census, the first regular census in Sandum history, had 15 respondents (a 71.4% response rate from all…

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Solstice Report: Sandus Looks Ahead to a New Year

Since mid-March, we in Sandus have been under quarantine or extraordinary isolation. In the last six months, we have formed our own small groups, or pods, to combat the emotional tolls of this isolation, but our micronation has provided us another outlet, too. The Klatsches formed in the last few months since July have given…

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Les fêtes d’hiver en Sandus: 2 mois, 26 fêtes

La saison sande des fêtes d’hiver commence après la Journée d’Athéna (le 28 novembre) qui est la version sande de l’Action de grâce américaine et canadienne. Elle compte 26 fêtes en totale ! Les plus importantes sont les Saturnales, la Solstice d’hiver, la Noël, le nouvel an grégorien, les fêtes de paix, et le nouvel an…

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Nouveau Projet Médiatique de l’OMF, « Direction MicroFrancophone »

L’honorable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola a annoncé un nouveau projet médiatique de l’OMF en tant que Sécretaire-général adjoint de la Culture et du développement de la francophonie. La « Direction MicroFrancophone » sera un projet où tous les membres de l’OMF et toutes les micronations francophones pourront partager des médias sur un même thème chaque…

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Here are the 30 Things Sandus Will Do in 2021

On Sunday at 23:00 UTC, the Sôgmô delivered their Blue Lecture found here on Channum Unum or here in text. The speech from the throne, Sandus’s second annual, reflects both on the last year and lays the framework of the Sôgmô’s policy for the following year. In their speech, the Sôgmô announced the thirty things…

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X Party Congress concludes, von Friedeck reëlected

The Citizens’ Party of Sandus held its X Party Congress on Saturday 7 November, a date seen as auspicious because of its coinciding with the National Day of Socialism. The congress lasted two hours, covered five key agenda points, formed two working committees, and reëlected Party Secretary Adam Camillus von Friedeck for a seventh term…

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Equinox Report: What Does It Take To Be Sandum?

This summer, as the world regained its balance momentarily from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandus did what it does best: it turned inward, introspecting on what Sandus is, what we stand for, and who we are. We reminded ourselves what our aspirations are: that we imagine a world without suffering, a world that is pensive and…

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Sandus reaches population milestone

For the first time in Sandum history, Sandus now counts a population of 20 citizens. The uptick in the country’s population comes in the past two months when Sandus added four new citizens to its rolls after several successful citizenship votes in the Council. Despite its activity and vigour as a micronation, Sandus has long…

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