Equinox Report: Facing the Virus, Preparing for Summer

How, in such a short time since January, the world has changed. Faced for the first time in over a century with a major pandemic, we have rushed to respond to the clarion call of healthcare officials and providers by staying home and refusing to risk our health and that of others. Sandum citizens have…

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Jan DeWitt invested as Sandus’s first heir

The Well Honoured Dr. Jan DeWitt has been invested as Sandus’s and the Sôgmô’s first heir in a day-long event held at the Appartement du Sôgmô in Quercus Candida. The event featured a public ceremony in which the Sôgmô and heir elect opened þess Buddhist altar, made a vow of office, and gave an affirmation…

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Heir-elect becomes Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Heir-elect Jan DeWitt defended his dissertation yesterday to a committee of professors in the departments of History and Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. The Well Honoured Heir-elect, successfully defended his dissertation on quaestores, aediles, and imperium and potestas in the Middle Roman Republic and will now enter the stage of revising his thesis…

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the Blue Lecture—a Sagamorial Speech for the New Year and Decade

The Office of the Sôgmô has released and shared a written speech on the occasion of the New Gregorian Year and the beginning of the new decade. The speech, called the “Blue Lecture,” comments both on Sandus’s history in the last decade but also on the country’s focus in the coming decade and beyond. Read…

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Solstice Report: Habemus Heredem!

The solstice is here, standing at about the halfway point in the cold half of the year. The solstice in Sandus has long been a thoughtful time of year. Not only must we contend with thinking about good nature and magnanimity, but we also pause to reflect on what has changed in the past year…

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Major reshuffle of ministries, new health ministry

The Sôgmô has reshuffled ministers for the first time since the Ministry of Diplomatic Affairs was first established in August 2016, and for the first time Sandus has had a cabinet. This comes after a period of inactivity from former Diplomatic Affairs minister Jacob Barnet, who has been on a leave of absence because of…

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Summer Solstice Report: Cultural Activities Up, New Initiatives

This Spring was a momentous occasion for the State of Sandus. Not only did we celebrate for the first time the Veneralia, but we even marked important events in the history of our micronation like the eighth anniversary of the Foundation of the State of Sandus, the Royal Couple’s first anniversary, and Labour Day. But…

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Founding Law signed on this day 8 years ago

On 13 April 2011, the State Caucus of Sandus, the provisional body that oversaw the transition from Sandus as a colony of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie to a fully-fledged sovereign state with a constitution, enacted the Founding Law of the State of Sandus. This basic and supreme law of the land established in its…

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Long-Awaited Constitution Project issues first edition

The Sôgmô’s Constitution Project has issued the first edition of its literature and graphics on Sandus’s unwritten and republican constitution. The project was planned by the 2016 Philia Plan for the Major Societal Shift, a plan that anticipated the Sôgmô’s departure from Kremlum Sandus for graduate school. Now, a year and four months after þess departure,…

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Sôgmô releases Holiday Message early

The Sôgmô has released þess holiday message early on Christmas eve and in text, rather than the custom of sending a video in the early morning of 25 December. The message cites Royal Family events on the eve of Christmas and the Dies Natalis Solis Invicti as the cause for the break from tradition. Read…

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