What Aristophanes can tell us about Micronationalism

To more practical people, the study of history or of classical literature appears to have little import. Interest in the study of the sociocultural and political systems of other peoples seems to be waning in comparison with the more “practical” sciences, though this is certainly not the case in our humble micronation. For us, the…

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Autumn Equinox 2015: For the Cultural Economy

Ave, Sandum Citizens! The changing of the seasons that this equinox abruptly depicts reflects, in metaphorical ways, the changing political emphasis of Sandus. Prior to this season, establishing the basic economy in Sandus was the primary concern; however, in preparation for the 2015 Economic Goal’s completion, this concern is molting some levels as the trees…

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Sancta: the final part of the Philosophy

For some time now, the Sandum Philosophy has recognised a third, final member of its national philosophy; for some time now, that final part of our tripartite national philosophy has been left misunderstood. That third and final part is Sancta, a so-far undefined category of the national philosophy. The two other parts of the three-part…

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Republic in Transition — the role of Micropatriological Realism’s «Activation Energy»

The following essay has been written by C. Sörgel for a macronational academic course. «Activation Energy» theory related to the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire, or Principate, at the end of this essay. In the period of the Late Republic, surviving sources point to the great constitutional concerns of the Roman…

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Report on the Filipino Community Crisis: Combating Aggressive Expansionism

Ave, Sandum Citizens! The State of Sandus was contacted this morning concerning a grave situation of political and diplomatic pressures being built up by multiple sides in the Filipino intermicronational community. Our response to appeals from both sides to the State of Sandus will be methodical in its attempt to resolve the situation in the…

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Pignae d’Esti — Sandum symbols of Power

Ave, Sandum Citizens! Over the past several months, we have discussed the Sandum pignora imperii. The original pignora imperii (“tokens of rule”) were instrumental symbols of Rome’s rise to power and its rising dominion over the known Mediterranean world. Suffice to say, these were Roman symbols of Roman imperium, the Roman term for power from which we derive the…

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Anthology of «Realism»

Ave, Sandum Citizens! As we celebrate the second anniversary of the beginning of the Realism politic today, we have created a short anthology of all Realist treatises with summaries that are roughly 100-150 words long in each case. As we prepared to celebrate the Day of Secession, the day of the beginning of Realism, we send good wishes…

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Liturgies for the People

Ave, Sandum Citizens! As our Nation-State begins to prepare for the Second Philia Advance, the history of cultural advances take a renewed importance. In the most recent studies of history, the State has become aware of a cultural system of liturgies, or leitourgía (λειτουργία), which represent many major innovative cultural achievements of the Athenian Golden Age. Liturgies…

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Sandum Perception of Land

Ave, Sandum Citizens! In the time of the existence of our country, our territory has often changed and claims have morphed upon our maps. Several times now, the Sandum territory has been increasingly growing and growing and our concept of sovereign territory has become open to new ideas. It is for this reason, for ever-changing…

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Achieving Nationalism: the Voluntary Association to Nations and States

  The State of Sandus, its Central People’s Government, and the Office of the Sôgmô have been questioning much lately, especially when it comes to the upcoming reforms concerning Socilivae. How does Socilivo citizenship, or its proposed changes, relate to Imperialism and Federalism? Are the changes moving closer to both? In a Socilivo-Sandum relationship, would…

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