Solstice Report: Sôgmô reëlected, Sandus breaks records

2022 Election Results: Sôgmô reëlected unanimously, participation down again The 2022 Winter Solstice Election has concluded after the normal ten-day period when the polls are open, giving eligible voters plenty of time to cast their ballots. But election turnout was down this year slightly compared to last year, dropping to only 55.6% of eligible voters.…

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Sôgmô releases 2022 Blue Lecture

The Sôgmô has released their Blue Lecture, the annual speech from the throne on the state of our micronation. The Blue Lecture reflects on the past year’s work and plans the government’s agenda for 2023. The speech is traditionally released before the Winter Solstice election.

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Equinox Report: For two seasons in a row, Citizens break charity tax records

Charity Taxes Two record-breaking seasons in a row After a slow response at the Solstice, Sandus has officially broken its records two seasons in a row! In the spring, citizens first broke the record by donating $4,193.83 USD to charity, surpassing the previous record set in Summer 2021 by $509.58. This summer, however, citizens donated…

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How to celebrate the Armilustrium

Celebrating the Armilustrium is pretty easy and all it takes is a few ingredients! Ok, the ingredients are sometimes a little daunting, but all it really takes is a dinner and a ritual. That’s it! The Armilustrium, if you don’t know, is the most important cultural holiday in Sandus. We have been celebrating it now…

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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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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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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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Expect a Bigger Athena’s Day This Year

Have you noticed that Athena’s Day has become more and more important, year after year? This little known holiday is in fact one of Sandus’s oldest holidays since it was first included on the Sandum Sancta calendar as early as 2013. This late November holiday is often known as Sandum Thanksgiving due to its close…

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Equinox Report: Sandus Prepares for Royal Wedding

Time has come again to wax poetic about the work our micronation has done in the last season. Much has happened and occurred since the last major event our micronation saw in June, the Sôgmô’s Tin Jubilee, and the micronational world has continued to trudge along under the duress that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought…

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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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