Veritum Sandus

[SC] What right do I have?

Yesterday I published an op-ed about historical simulationism in micronationalism where I criticised another micronation’s propaganda, rhetoric, and justification for a political reform. This “pseudo-intellectual” “foreign interference” responded to a domestic trend in Sandum literature on Realism, which since February 2012 has argued fervently against micronational hobbyism and simulationism. I did not define simulationism in…

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[SC] Historical Simulationism and its Incoherence

In February 2019 I announced that I would offer free Latin translations to micronationalists who wanted them. That offer still stands, as does the reason why I gave it in the first place: a lot of micronational Latin is bad and incoherent, and micronations should not settle for second rate. Rather, some knowledge is needed…

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[SC] This Remembrance Day, Stay Home & Remember

Remembrance Day is 9 May, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory over Fascism. But how will you celebrate the momentous anniversary of the victory without friends and family around, without the annual Red Square parade that has been postponed? You can still make the day special at home with those…

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Sôgmô, SMC announce new Sandum visual identity program

The Sôgmô and the State Media Cooperative have announced a new Sandum visual identity program. Það has unveiled a variety of new measures and policies to regulate the visual identity of the State of Sandus, such as with the use of wordmarks and logos in Sandus. These measures update the use of symbols and wordmarks…

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Sôgmô, Heir Plan a Thanksgiving for after the emergency

The Sôgmô and the Heir are planning to hold a supplicatio, or a thanksgiving, after the COVID-19 emergency has come to an end. The thanksgiving will be given for having survived the pandemic, the first of its kind in over a century, and will take the form of a “brinner”—a dinner with foods typical of…

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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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1-8 March will be Sandus-Überstadt Friendship Week

The week from 1 to 8 March will be Sandum-Überstadt Friendship Week this year as the kingdom marks its tenth anniversary. Since 2013 and earlier, Sandus and Überstadt have been close friends and allies in the micronational community. This friendship became unbreakable when in July 2014 King Adam I visited the State of Sandus for…

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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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