Solstice Report: A Busy Spring Culminates in Tin Jubilee

It seems that every season that passes has its own character, its own flair. If one word, or maybe two, could best characterise this past season, filled as it was with so much excitement and joy both for the ability to be with friends and loved ones again and also for the momentous occasion of…

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Marking Day of Nobility, Sôgmô issues new Decree on Nobility, Honours

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has issued a new decree to provide more substance to the Sandum system of nobility, that marked its fourth anniversary Wednesday, and to update the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus nearly eight years after its foundation, among other matters. The decree adds hospitality (hospitium, ξενία) to…

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Sandus, Sôgmô Celebrate 10 Years of Constitution

Citizens of the State of Sandus and the Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola have celebrated the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the country’s present constitution, known as the Day of Foundation. The annual State holiday commemorates both the establishment of the Sandum monarchy when the Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola became the reigning monarch in Sandus,…

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Equinox Report: One Year of Isolation, Renewal

A year since the coming of the virus has passed and, as our lives have become more accustomed to the facts of disease and quarantine and physical distancing, we have come to find solutions to our collective feelings of isolation and compassionate responsibility to ease our and others’ suffering. This is what drives our country,…

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Sôgmô: Post Coronavirosum Morbum, Res Novae ‘Misericordiae Radicalis’

Hodie Sôgmô C. Soergel Publicola enarravit suam Sanctam Elocutionem, pronuntiatam per annos ex consuetudine latina in I Martio seu Matronalibus. Illud Sôgmô historiam elocutionis et linguae Latinae in Sandu enarravit et misericordiae philosophiaeque Sandae sermonem egit. Sancta cultus, nomen novum Sanctae partis philosophiae Sandae, locutum est, manibus mentisque nostris facta est. Principium autem cultus Sanctae…

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Sandus Will Celebrate Tin Jubilee on 13 June

The State of Sandus will celebrate the Sôgmô’s Tin Jubilee on Sunday 13 June 2021, the official jubilee day set by their office. The day comes two months after the tenth anniversary of when the Sôgmô ascended to the country’s throne on 13 April 2011, which was almost two years after the micronation was created…

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[SC] How Do You Decline Sandus (in Latin)?

Several years ago, I published an article on how to properly decline Sandus in Latin, that is, to inflect the syntactic endings of “Sandus” into oblique cases. The result was… strange, and the rationale for a unique declension of Sandus was both an innovation and a peculiarity to reflect an eclectic (yet also gender-conscious) country.…

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New Diplomatic Policy: No Involvement in Domestic Disputes

Under a new diplomatic policy, the Sôgmô has directed Sandum diplomats not to become involved in foreign domestic disputes that involve micronations with citizens of multiple micronations. The policy comes amid tensions in the Borean Community where Thomas and Laura Bainbridge, former citizens of New Virginia and the monarchs of Hrafnarfjall, left the country and…

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Sôgmô adopts new coat of arms, flag

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has adopted a new coat of arms and a new personal standard, replacing the coat of arms and flag from 2013 and 2015 respectively. The new royal emblems reflect Sandum heraldric norms and also unify the Sôgmô’s visual presence since the royal standard and sagamorial coat of arms are…

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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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