Sandus, Überstadt developing academic certificate

Academic institutions from both Sandus and Überstadt are cautiously optimistic about developing an academic certificate program, tentatively called the Certificate of Higher Micronational Learning, or CHML. The certificate is being developed as part of an academic consortium between the two social countries, with plans for more member institutions, and is open to involvement from other micronations outside of the two countries’ Social System.

Inquiries can be made to the State of Sandus at KremlumSandus@gmail.com.

The certificate is intended to fulfil the first year of higher or tertiary education, and is meant to be completed with 10 to 13 courses—10 courses for institutions which follow semesters and 13 for quarters. Students enrolled in the certificate program will be able to take any consortium member institution’s courses, and will also be required to take a certain number of courses in key micronational disciplinary fields—such as from the arts, humanities, and social sciences to law and language or communication.

The certificate is meant to provide a well-rounded factual and theoretical knowledge within various fields of study related to micronationalism. This certificate is especially useful for those interested in micronationalism or who wish to develop their skills as a micronationalist. It teaches micronationalists about the ancillary fields related to micronationalism and is also meant to support the development of interdisciplinary micropatriology.

Sandum and Überstadti academics have tentatively committed to teaching at least one class in 2019 during the springtime. Such classes could include humanities classes on the history of micronationalism, micronational themes in literature, an introduction to law, and a micronational communications class. What is more, both academics have agreed that, despite being the instructors of a course, they will also be students in whatever course they teach while both institutions are working toward developing the certificate program further. In other words, both will be the facilitators of learning—striking the balance between micronational colleagues and successful intellectuals and educators.

Academics and intellectualism are important to both countries, as both their leaders are pursuing graduate-level education. Sandus, in fact, even has a national order of merit tied to educational attainment; it is the only order in which the sovereign of the order is not automatically the most senior rank. The Sôgmô’s family all outrank það.

State Press announces new series

KremlumSandus Press

The logo of the State Press.

Kremlum Sandus State Press has announced a new series, entitled Sovereign Eagle & Glaux (SEG), to be authored and published via Amazons’s Kindle Direct Publishing service. The new series will present elements of Sandum society and Sandum culture to the general public and will be published for Kindle devices and Kindle-compatible applications. Efforts will be made to reduce the cost of the ebooks so that they will be as accessible as possible.

The State Press has multiple book ideas proposed for the SEG series, including:

Breviarium Rerum Sanderum
The Breviary of Sandum Matters is a long proposed book which will finally be published. Originally proposed in spring 2015, the breviary will now be the first book to be published to Kindle devices, with sections on Sandum history, the Sandum constitution, Sandum philosophy, and Sandum culture.

Founding Law & Citizens: textbook for peregrini citizens on their new homeland
Founding Law & Citizens is a previously published textbook formerly used by the State College to prepare new peregrini citizens for life in Sandus. The textbook will be republished for Kindle devices and applications.

the Great Philia Almanac: festivities of the State of Sandus
The Great Philia Almanac will contain all 100+ Sandum holidays and an explanation of their background. Proposed as a project of the Collegium Sacerdotum, the almanac will form the basis of a new public media initiative.

On the Shores of the Patuxent: a cookbook of Sandum proletarian cuisine
Why is spaghetti carbonara such a staple in Sandus? How many Sandum rice recipes are there? How does the Sôgmô prepare his coffee? All of these questions will be considered in the new cookbook, On the Shores of the Patuxent.

Le Baron et la Révolution: l’histoire sande étroite éclectique avec la langue française
How did a young Anglophone North American micronation adopt the French language as its official language? What is Sandus’s relationship with Francophone micronations? In this ebook, published in French, that “eclectic short history” will be considered.

Credo in Deis Nostris: Sandus θεογονία in lingua Latina
This creed of the cultores religionis Romanae in the Sandum Collegium Sacerdotum, published in Latin, is intended as a prose counterpart to Hesiod’s Theogony. It will reflect the mystical and spiritual background of Sandum cultores and

The series is named for the national symbol of Sandus, the Sovereign Eagle, and the owl of the goddess and Sandum matron, Athena, named Glaux (γλαύξ, or ‘little owl’).

Decisions of the First Session of the Council in 2016

The First Session of the Council in the Administrative Year 2016 lasted from 25 December 2015 to 23 January 2016.

The Council has decided that authorities for style and language (the Sandum Language & Style Authority) and for culture (the Sandum Cultural Authority) shall be considered dormant and inactive.
The Council has decided that the Council shall begin to have intercalary months in January and December where a legislative session may be split between two administrative years; in practice, a lunar month will be split into two legislative sessions (1) from one full moon to the new moon in one administrative year and (2) from the new moon to another full moon in the next administrative year.

Facilitator Adam von Friedeck

Office of Sôgmô releases Translations of Sandum Jargon

The Office of the Sôgmô has released a series of translations of important Sandum words and terms useful for usage in Sandus’s three official languages. The translations include cooperatives, constitutional institutions, governmental institutions and authorities, Sandum provinces and other jurisdictions, national symbols, and elements of the Sandum Philosophy and Sandum Political Theories. The release of translations amidst Sandum efforts to return to a political focus on cultural development and on Sandus’s three official languages of English, French, and Latin.

Cooperatives:

English: Français: Lingua Latina:
College of Priests Le Collège des prêtres Collegium Sacerdotum
Citizens’ Party of Sandus Le Parti sande des citoyens Factiō Civium Sandē
Tellus Agrarian Cooperative La Coopérative agrarienne de Tellus Cooperātivus Agrarius Tellūris
Erganê Artisanal Cooperative La Coopérative artisanale d’Erganê Cooperātivus Artifex Erganēs

Constitutional Institutions:

English: Français: Lingua Latina:
Office of the Sôgmô L’Office du Sôgmô Officium Sōgmōnis
Citizens’ Party of Sandus Le Parti sande des citoyens Factiō Civium Sandē
Council Le Conseil Cōncilium

Governmental Institutions & Authorities:

English: Français: Lingua Latina:
Kremlum Sandus State College Le Collège d’état de Kremlum Sandus Collēgium Cīvitātis Kremlya Sande
Kremlum Sandus State Press La Presse d’état de Kremlum Sandus Pressa Cīvitātis Kremlya Sande
Royal Library of Sandus La Bibliothèque royale de Sandus Bibliothēca Rēgālis Sandē
Sandum Cultural Authority L’Autorité sande de la Culture Officium Auctōritās Sanda Cultūrae
Sandum Style & Language Authority L’Autorité sande de la Style et de la Langue Officium Auctōritās Sanda Stilī Linguaeque

Provinces & other jurisdictions:

English: Français: Lingua Latina:
Kremlum Sandus Province La Province Kremlum Sandus Prōvincia Kreml’ Sandus
Sandus Ulterior Province La Province Sandus Ulterior Prōvincia Sandus Ulterior
Columbia (capital) Columbie (capitale) Columbia (caput)
Gradient-Sovereign Condominium Theory La théorie de copropriété souveraine-gradiente Theōria condominiī superānī-gradientis

The Office of the Sôgmô also included declension charts for Kremlum Sandus and Sandus Ulterior Provinces in Latin.

Nominative: Prōvincia Kreml’ Sandus
Genitive: Prōvinciae Kremlya Sandē
Dative: Prōvinciae Kremlyu Sandē
Accusative: Prōvinciam Kreml’ Sandum
Ablative: Prōvinciā Kremlō Sandē
Vocative: Prōvincia Kreml’ Sande
Nominative: Prōvincia Sandus Ulterior
Genitive: Prōvinciae Sandē Ulteriōris
Dative: Prōvinciae Sandē Ulteriōrī
Accusative: Prōvinciam Sandum Ulteriōrem
Ablative: Prōvinciā Sandē Ulteriōre
Vocative: Prōvincia Sande Ulterior

National Symbols:

English: Français: Lingua Latina:
Sandum Coat of Arms Le Blason sande Scūtum Sandus
Coat of Arms of the House of Sörgel Le Blason de la Maison de Sörgel Scūtum Domūs Sōrgelī
Sandum Tricolour La Tricolore sande Tricolor Sandus
Sôgmô’s Quinquecolor La Quinquecolore du Sôgmô Quinquecolor Sōgmōnis
Party Flag Le Drapeau du Parti Vexillum Factiōnis
Sovereign Eagle L’Aigle souverain Aquila Superāna
Saint George’s Ribbon
Poppy
Le Ruban de Saint-George
Le Coquelicot
Taenia Sanctī Georgī
Papāver Rhoeās

Sandum Philosophy & Political Theories:

English: Français: Lingua Latina:
Buddhism Le Bouddhisme Buddhismus
Socialism Le Socialisme Socialismus
Sancta La Sancta Sancta
Realism Le Réalisme Reālismus
Libera La Libéra Lībēra
Philia La Philie Philia

Royal Library to Digitalise its Collection

The Sôgmô has announced today that he will work to digitalise the collection of the Royal Library of Sandus, the collection of books that the Sôgmô has made available from his private collection for public use, and will review copyright laws concerning the digitalised collection. Future digital copies of the Library’s collection may be made available for Sandum citizens, and the hope is to have a general lending agreement where the Royal Library of Sandus will accept foreign micronationalists’ requests for digital copies of books and other items held in its collection. A digital copy of the first twenty chapters from Wheelock’s Latin (7th ed.) has already been made for Sandum citizens who wish to learn the State of Sandus’s new third official cultural language, Latin.

Work of this sort will take a long time to produce reliable digital copies and PDF files of each canned book and item will be made available to be sent out through the State of Sandus’s email address, kremlumsandus@gmail.com. The hope is to have the more requested books available first upon requests before the less used books will be copied; at any time, however, a citizen or another micronationalist may request a book to be scanned and sent via the official email account. The Sôgmô’s sister, a candidate for a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS), will be consulted about the macronational legality of this new pan-micronational sharing system. This new project is an innovative micronational project and is the first of its kind in micronationalism, much like the innovation of the institution of the Royal Library of Sandus. This project is slated for completion by the end of the summer.

The collection of the Royal Library of Sandus can be viewed here.

Policy Projection: 1 – 8 March 2015

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

We have begun the Second Session of the Council.
We have published posters for the Day of Secession.
We have published the minutes for the First Session of the Council.
We have published the agenda for the Second Session of the Council.
We have published a treatise in Sacerdotium on Sancta as a multicultural and pluralistic entity of the Sandum Philosophy, thereby clarifying the third and final part of our national philosophy.
We have published a survey for Sandum citizens of diverse faiths to publish to include for future cultural celebrations.
We have celebrated the Day of Secession.
We have taken part in the 2015 Lavender Leadership Retreat.
We have established the 2015 Sandum-Socilivae Cultural Exchange Week.
We have announced the pending publication of the Breviarium Rerum Sande.
We have celebrated Losar, the Tibetan New Year.
We have marked the occasion of the Parentalia, the Feralia, and the Caristia — as well as the Terminalia, the Fornicalia, and the Lupercalia.
We have shared Marxist philosophy.
We have celebrated the Regifugia and the Matronalia.
We have announced the schedule for the 2015 Sandum-Socilivae Cultural Exchange Week.
We have published information for the 2015 Sandum-Socilivae Cultural Exchange Week.

In the upcoming week,
We will continue to observe the 2015 Sandum-Socilivae Cultural Exchange Week.
We will continue work on the Breviarium Rerum Sande.
We will begin the Third Session of the Council.
We will publish a diagnostic for Tellus Agrarian Cooperative in the Year 2015.
We will publish a plan of action for Erganê Artisanal Cooperative in the Year 2015.

We shall lay forth work on these objectives from today, 1 March 2015, to 8 March 2015 and draft another projection for the following administrative week of 8 days on 9 March 2015.

Sancta Cultural Week: Early Sandum History

Happy I Martio MMXV (1 MArch 2015)! Today begins the Sandum-Socilivançae Cultural Exchange Week, lasting de I Martio ad VIII Martio (from 1 to 8 March). During this week, Veritum Sandus will be publishing articles focused around Sandum culture, specifically focused towards the Sandum citizenship-at-large and, especially, our Socilivae citizens. Today, I Martio (1 March), we celebrate early Sandum history with some excerpts from the recent project of the Sôgmô and Kremlum Sandus State Press, the Breviarium Rerum Sande:

Sandum History

The study of history is a discipline very close to the heart of Sandus, which utilises many concepts found and analysed in the study of history. Sandus’s five year history is not as profound as that of the millennia of human history, but its five years show the development of our nation and the maturation of a state from its most basic form into the present republican State of Sandus.

Early Sandum History

Early Sandum History (26 May 2009 — 20 February 2011) had six regimes. They are described below.

Grand Lamate of Sandefreistikhan (May – June 2009)

The Grand Lamate of Sandefreistikhan was created from the Republic of Trénois on 26 May 2009. The nation, during this time, was naïve of the functions of a state and its government and, though having three years prior experience in Trénois – a French, Native American and Tibetan-themed micronation – the government’s amateur governance was shown by its intermicronational actions when Sandefreistikhan joined the MicroWiki intermicronational community and became a member of the Grand Unified Micronational. Sandefreistikhan fought several wars during this regime, including the Micronational War on Communism and the New Euro-Erusian War, and thus narrowed and embraced its political ideology of Socialism. However, during this time, nearly all power was granted to the Grand Lama, a quasi-theocratic and monarchical position, though more power was delegated to the Politburo — the hypothetical legislature — towards the end of the regime. Sandefreistikhan, eventually, become a more Classical-themed micronation, prompting a regime change to direct democracy in July 2009.

People’s State of Sandus (June – December 2009)

The People’s State of Sandus was a direct democratic regime, founded in July 2009, and resulted in the shortening of the name of the nation from Sandefreistikhan to Sandus. The People’s State was more stable than the Grand Lamate and was based on Roman culture. It was the first Sandum nation to adopt any sort of democracy. Its legislature was known as the National People’s Congress and elected a Speaker of the House, who served as Executive and, during times of war, became the Dictator of Sandus. The position was only ever filled by C. Sörgel, the current Sôgmô. The office of Dictator was only taken up once during a day-long war with Pristinia, known as the Insola War; subsequent intermicronational anger over propaganda that the Grand Lamate published during the New Euro-Erusian War would culminate in Sandus’ wide-spread displeasure with certain members of the community, including Sandus’ long-time ally Nemkhavia and Pristinia, Sandus’s opponent in the Insola War. Uncertain governance would later lead to pretences of a Civil War in November 2009, before a profound and controversial change of government was made to a Barony in December.

Barony of Sandus (December 2009 – April 2010)

The Barony of Sandus’ creation was some time after the Civil War of November 2009, and came about after a short period of inactivity. Sandus’s momentous shift in policy under the creation of the Barony resulted in a break down of relations with Sandus’ closest ally Erusia. On 21 December 2009, the Barony of Sandus was created, to the dismay and controversy of some in the community, though many micronational politicians from St.Charlia, Francisville, and Landashir stood in defence of Sandum sovereignty. However, by the end of the year, Sandus had grown to include its first citizen in the post-Civil War era, Cameron Falby, who decided to form the autonomous territory of New Scireland in January 2011. However, later that month, New Scireland declared independence from Sandus, resulting in a controversial break-down of relations between Sandus and New Scireland and tense relations with several other nations, including Francisville and Landashir. By the end of the month, Sandus experienced a growth of 3 citizens, as the Baron’s partner, the Baroness Consort, and her family joined the nation. A détente between Sandus and Erusia was under-way and relations were reaffirmed. The problems with New Scireland would lead to months of complications within Sandus, which would be even further emphasised by the departure of the Baroness Consort and her family from Sandus. These events would give rise to the April Political Revolution, where Sandus returned to its former political position and even returned farther Left than any previous Sandum regimes.

Democratic People’s Republic of Sandus (April – August 2010)

The Democratic People’s Republic of Sandus was a golden age for Sandus and the most ideological and hard-line regime in its history. It maintained Communist policies in both domestic and foreign spheres. The nation itself was subject to controversy as a close ally of Erusia, and both nations’ leaders C. Sörgel and Robert Lethler were close personal friends. Sandus’s government, however, was formed as a provisional government until Sandus became larger and had a definite territory, when it would establish a formal constitution. Its government was formed on the form of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and consisted of a single chamber, the Revolutionary Council, and a higher tier of that chamber that served as the executives, the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Council. A Chairman of the Central Committee was elected and served as the nation’s president. Sandus’ political structure at the time caused a few laws to be passed and large amounts of public policy were carried out by the Central People’s Government. However, foreign policy became a sphere of public policy bogged down by the Great Ideological Conflict, begun by the Intermicronational Conservative Alliance in April 2010. Sandus’s Communist policies and culture prompted the state to respond to the ICA’s policy of a “conflict against Communism.” Two ideological blocs formed between the Leftists — led by Sandus and Erusia — and the ICA — led by Wyvern and Secundomia, and whose leader was Bradley of Dullahan of Wyvern. Despite most hostilities ending in June 2010 between the two blocs, Sandus and the ICA member states were still at odds with each other into late July, which prompted Sandus and several other Leftist bloc states to leave the OAM; though two of those socialist-bloc states rejoined the OAM, Sandus refused to return to the OAM on any grounds. The Great Ideological Conflict ended when C. Sörgel resigned as Chairman of the GUM; Erusia, Sandus’ closest ally, was disgraced in an A1 report entitled “Erusian Falsehoods;” and Sörgel proclaimed the dissolution of the Democratic People’s Republic of Sandus in solidarity with Erusia.

Barony of Kremlum Sandus (September – October 2010)

The Barony of Kremlum Sandus was established a month after the destruction of Sandus in August 2010. Its constitution was based on the Principality of Liechtenstein and its constitution was the most artistic and thorough Sandum constitution to date, though it resulted in too complicated a government that became a model for future Realist thought. As this government was too complicated, inactivity set in until Sandus eventually became a territory of the St.Charlian Commonwealth. During this regime, however, Sandus’s national symbol, the Sovereign Eagle, became entrenched once more in the nation’s symbolism and even prompted the creation of its own order. Along with this new medal, Sandus began to expand and recreate its system of honours that would become an important function of rewards under the Territory and into the early State of Sandus, before the honour system was condensed into the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus.

Territory of Sandus, St.Charlian Commonwealth (October 2010 – February 2011)

The Territory of Sandus was created on 19 October 2010 after several months of inactivity from the Barony of Kremlum Sandus and after it was accepted into the Commonwealth by the Parliament of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie. The country at the time was proud and devoted to becoming more St.Charlian. However, after the first and only election of the governor of the territory and months of a cultural renaissance, the country began to desire sovereignty once more. On 21 February 2011, Sandus declared independence from St.Charlie following a petition by a citizen the day before. Sandus began to create its new constitution by the means of the State Caucus that was set up in the Territorial Law, a law that planned for the time when Sandus should wish to return sovereign statehood. The State Caucus was headed by C. Sörgel and was a provisional government. At first, a socialist republican constitution was drafted in March 2011, however it was not ratified at the national referendum as most opposed the draft. Over the next few weeks, the Caucus decided whether the state should become either a monarchy or a direct democratic state. This question was pushed to referendum, and the people unanimously chose monarchy. The new constitution was ratified on 13 April 2011 by means of the ratification of the Founding Law of the State of Sandus, which established the current regime of the State of Sandus (13 April 2011 – present day).

Sande Amici announces closure of its Headquarters

The Sôgmô in Second Life, as Gaius Tiberius Curio, the ‘Princeps Sande Amicorum,’ has announced the closure of ROMA Sande Amici’s properties in the new Gregorian year as a result of the devolution of powers caused by the recent ratification of the «Building Democracy & the Council» plan and by a recent reduction of personal funds. Sande Amici virtual properties in ROMA Subura and Colonia Nova, in the Confederation of Democratic Simulators, are to be sold and liquidated with the exception of an art museum owned jointly between the virtual micronation of the Barony of Europa Wulfenbach and the Sandum ROMA Sande Amici group.

ROMA Sande Amici is the State of Sandus’s virtual representation group in Second Life, tasked with raising awareness about the State of Sandus, supporting micronationalism, and developing Sandum culture in the virtual world. Founded in November 2013, ROMA Sande Amici has celebrated such events as Transgender Day of Remembrance, Athena’s Day, the festivals of Peace in January, the Days of Secession and Foundation, Remembrance Day, the 5th anniversary of the Creation of Sandus, and LGBT Pride Week. The group will continue to exist in Second Life, though on a reduced capacity to reflect its reduced activity in recent months. The group has called ROMA, an estate in Second Life, home since its foundation, leading it to be named in part after the estate.

The Princeps Sande Gaius Tiberius Curio posted the following statement to the ROMA Sande Amici group notices:

Salvete omnes qui amici Sanderum sunt:
Greetings to all who are friends of the Sandum People:

For more than a year now, the State of Sandus has sponsored ROMA Sande Amici in Second Life, an ambassadorial discussion group intended to raise awareness about Sandum culture, micronationalism, and our modest polity. And what year it has been — full of beautiful exhibits, kind support and interest from friends, and many wonderful and thought-provoking questions asked and answered.

The State of Sandus, however, is in transition. On 21 December, the results of the 2014 Winter Solstice election were announced and the Sandum People ratified the creation of a direct democratic assembly here in Sandus. Pursuant to these constitutional changes, the Sôgmô (the head of government and state of Sandus) announced the publication of the first Sandum budget in our five and half years of existence. In this budget, $758 USD was projected to be spent in the Gregorian year 2015: $220 USD of which would have gone to paying tier for Sande Amici’s space in ROMA Subura at plot 1b.

Normally Sande Amici would be spent out of the Sôgmô’s personal budget but, after changes to his personal income and the constitution of Sandus, ROMA Sande Amici will close its land in the new Gregorian year on 10 January 2015.

ROMA Sande Amici will continue to exist as a group and, in the future, events and holidays celebrated in Sandus will be continued to be celebrated here in Second Life at other venues according to future possible arrangements.

These past 13 months have been full of much excitement to share the history, culture, and people of the micronation of Sandus with you and these changes do not negatively reflect on any person, group, or estate in Second Life whom we continue to keep in high esteem. Instead, pursuant to Sandus’s founding principle in ‘Realism’ and pragmatism, it has become necessary to consider major changes to the running of the Sandum budget in the New Year.
In the Teachings of the Three Jewels and the Benedictions of all the Gods:
Gaius Tiberius Curio, Princeps Sande Amicerum

Sôgmô publishes First Sandum Budget

The Sôgmô has published the first Sandum budget in the history of the State of Sandus and since Sandus’s creation 2009. The Bureau of the Treasury projects an operating cost of approximately $708.00 USD in the Sandum budget, covering such policies as Sande Amici and a 2012 policy which donates transition essentials to transgender people. Essential costs cover the registration of the Sandus.org website, the 2012 Trans*ition policy, and other cultural expenses projected by the Collegio Sacerdae. Necessary but non-essential spending covers such items as Sande Amici, the operating costs of Tellus and Erganê cooperatives, and extemporaneous spending by the State of Sandus. Essential and necessary spending comes to $188.00USD and necessary but non-essential spending comes to $420.00 USD.

In the new Gregorian year, after the Council has met, the Sôgmô will work to develop seek foreign donations, crowdfunding, and donation taxes for the operating budget of the Central People’s Government. As per tradition, if there will be a pitfall in funding, the Sôgmô will cover the remainder of the necessary money pro bono — as he has done since the creation of the State of Sandus on 13 April 2011.

The details of the 2015 Budget can be found here in the books of the Bureau of the Treasury.

Sôgmô issues new Decree on Citizenship

The Sôgmô has issued a new decree on citizenship meant to “clarify” issues surrounding the Act on Citizenship of Martio MMXII and new realities in Sandus more than two years after that ground-breaking law was enacted.

Read the decree here.

The new decree focuses on peregrae citizens and clarifies their position and exactly who counts for peregrae citizenship. The changes come after many months of historical research on peregrini in the Roman Empire and on il popolani in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. The Sôgmô’s recent private trip to Italy has left its mark in this new decree, following both the enlargement of the status of who is to be considered a peregro and the establishment of a system of ‘communes’ in Sandus similar to the communes of Italian cities that formed in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The decree also divorces the rights of representation in the Party and of suffrage, meaning that socilivae sine suffragio such as those in the new socivilanço of Überstadt can be represented by the Party during its annual congress while socilivae from Überstadt do not have the right to vote in the annual Winter Solstice referenda. The final articles of the decree reference the Kremlum Sandus State College specifically, calling for the process by which peregrae become civilae by completing the civila certificate to be streamlined. The last article, finally, calls for sociopolitical experiments into the democratic commune system and into worker’s democracy in Sandus in order to prepare Sandus for the growth of republicanism in the State.

Below is the text of the decree.

By the Authority invested in the Sôgmô of the State of Sandus:

Decree clarifying the status of peregrae, development of provinces, and socilivae sine suffragio

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that peregrae shall be considered non-civilo residents of the State of Sandus and its environs who (1) are interested in seeking full-citizenship (civilanço), (2) know of the State of Sandus and wish to take part in its work, and/or (3) is recognised by the Sôgmô as otherwise falling under the concept of a peregrinus or of the popolani.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that peregrae shall continue to enjoy the present rights of the Founding Law and may be represented by the Party as quasi-citizens.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that peregrae must have no other micronational allegiances: their allegiance must be to Sandus, in continuation of the ban on dual-citizenship.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that citizens of a certain provincial designation may join together to form a local administrative government known as a commune, which shall not supersede the authority of the Central People’s Government and shall instead be seen as the local government of an association or city.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that all citizens (peregrae, socilivae sine suffragio, socilivae cum suffragio, and civilae) may be represented by the Party and shall enjoy equal votes under the principle of one vote per person in the CCPS Party Congresses; suffrage in the national elections for the Sôgmô is still restricted to civilae, but representation in the CCPS Party Congress is divorced from suffrage.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that the Central People’s Government shall encourage peregrae to become civilae by encouraging a civila certificate from Kremlum Sandus State College and shall encourage socivilae sine suffragio to complete charity taxes.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that Kremlum Sandus State College shall streamline the process for achieving a civila certificate by the introduction of a central form for new students that will be included in the season CEN01 form hand-out and given when an individual becomes a recognised peregro; the State College shall also explain what is involved in a civila degree and reduce the amount of credits needed to 10 and lower the amount of credits for CIV100 to three.

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola hereby proclaims that, in order to prepare the State for the growth of republicanism and the introduction of democracy into our State, a commune out to be fostered between peregrae and a worker’s democracy ought to be established in a new crafts cooperative to be promulgated by the Office of the Sôgmô through a regular IN01 form.