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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Sandus applies for GUM observership

The Council of the State of Sandus has approved a motion to apply to become an observer of the Grand Unified Micronational, one of the leading intermicronational organisations in the MicroWiki community. The decision comes after three votes in support and two in abstention. The motion was supported by the Sôgmô and the Diplomatic Affairs…

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Decisions of the First Session of the Council in 2017

The First Session of the Council in the Administrative Year 2017 lasted from 12 January to 10 February 2017. The Council decided to allow Artemis Berry to become a peregrina citizen again. The Council decided to approve the Sôgmô’s plan to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was the third month of Facilitator Hatsu Ryuho’s…

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GUM rejects Sandum observer application

In a controversial move, the Grand Unified Micronational’s (GUM) Quorum of Delegates has narrowly rejected the State of Sandus’s application for observer membership by a margin of 6-8 with 3 delegations abstaining. News of the vote and its outcome was conveyed to the State of Sandus through official channels by the GUM Chair, King Adam…

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Sôgmô issues Open Letter to GUM delegates

The Sôgmô, Gaius Soergel Publicola, has issued an open letter to the delegates of the Grand Unified Micronational following the Council’s ratification of a motion to approve an application for observer membership in the organisation. The letter details Sandus’s history with the organisation, the significant political policies of Libera and Realism in Sandus, the mission of the…

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the Council passes motion to apply for GUM Observership

The Council of the State of Sandus has passed a motion to apply for observer membership in the Grand Unified Micronational, half a year since Sandus’s application for full membership failed in July 2016. The news comes after recent forays into the warming of relations with the Empire of Austenasia and the Commonwealth of Zealandia, since communication…

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OMF announces diplomatic ban

L’Organisation de la MicroFrancophonie (OMF) has announced a complete suspension of diplomatic communication between its members and the leaders of the Federal Republic of Lostisland. The ban was ratified by members of the Council of the OMF on 16 November to affect all parties which harass its member-states. The communiqué on the ban notes that…

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Sôgmô accepts Überstadti King’s invitation for arbitration

The Sôgmô has accepted an invitation from King Adam of Überstadt to arbitrate the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the State of Sandus and the Empire of Austenasia. Both states have been historically close friends and allies, especially as a part of the unofficial “Troika” alliance which included Technocratic Renasia. That alliance broke down when Renasia ceased to…

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Formal Nemkhav-Sandum Friendship Declared

In a historic move, today the State of Sandus has signed a formal declaration of friendship with the Nemkhav Federation following the passing of the L1 treaty by the Council of the State of Sandus yesterday. When approached for comment, Jacob Barnet Pharmacologus, Minister for Diplomatic Affairs had the following to say: I think this…

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Meet Minister Jacob Barnet

Jacob Barnet Pharmacologus Σαρκαστικός COTS is Sandum Minister of Diplomatic Affairs. He is a chemist and long-term micronationalist, having previously held varying levels of executive and legislative power in the long-term Sandum ally, Renasia. His pedigree as a diplomat is rivalled by few in the MicroWiki community, having founded and held various offices in the…

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