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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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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Sôgmô announces new Royal Motto

The Honourable Sôgmô of the State of Sandus has announced their new royal motto. EST MODUS IN REBUS “there is moderation in all things” The new motto replaces the relatively unused and unreferenced older motto. In August 2015, they made “ad hand me fortunam frugalitas mea perduxit” their official royal motto. A quote from Petronius’s…

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Equinox Report: A Season of Transparency & Democratisation

On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, comrade citizen, one that marks the beginning of the Spring season, life continues after the immense stress and weight of two pandemic years and now plagued by threats of war and violence. These are difficult times for many people, faced with the uncertainty of life after COVID, with economic…

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Sangha Sandus, Tellus hold first consultative days

This January, two organs held the first of many consultative days planned for this year to address years of significant independent activity and a lack of record keeping. On the Winter Solstice, the Sôgmô planned a series of consultative days to address Sandus’s endemic problem with record keeping and with its economic organs that often…

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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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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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Council Passes New Rules & Procedures

The Council of the State of Sandus, the country’s direct democratic assembly, has passed a new document that establishes new rules and procedures for how the assembly is to be governed. It is the first such document that will provide structure to how the legislature is run since the Council was established in January 2015.…

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