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[KG] Sceletium Tortuosum

A look into the plants of the Kropotkin Centre: Sceletium Tortuosum Following the issuing of a Royal Charter, the Kropotkin Centre is now the hub of the Tellus Horticultural Cooperative. One of the objectives of the new cooperative is to publish “regular updates to both Sandus and the micronational community at-large on the progress of…

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Sandus reaches population milestone

For the first time in Sandum history, Sandus now counts a population of 20 citizens. The uptick in the country’s population comes in the past two months when Sandus added four new citizens to its rolls after several successful citizenship votes in the Council. Despite its activity and vigour as a micronation, Sandus has long…

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Tellus reformed, Sôgmô unveils new charter

The Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has unveiled a new royal charter for Tellus, the coöperative now formally known as Tellus Horticultural Coöperative (THC). The reformed coöperative replaces Tellus Agrarian Coöperative that was founded in June 2013, after a proposal was recently submitted to the Sandum cabinet by Minister of Human & Environmental Health Jacob Barnet.…

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Solstice Report: Our Fervent Work Continues, Despite Upheaval

A season since the novel coronavirus has become a global pandemic, Sandus has honed its response to this once-in-a-lifetime call. We began this period of uncertainty with a vociferous statement of resilience and of our common belief that healthcare is a human right; today, we reaffirm those commitments and levy our pertinent objections to a…

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Sôgmô, Cabinet issue statement in support of BLM

The Three Grand State Officers of the State of Sandus and the country’s Junior State Officers, who make up the Sandum cabinet, have issued a statement of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and protests after the death of George Floyd. Sandus has long been a proponent of the movement against racism, white supremacy,…

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Eleven Years of Sandus, An Auspicious Occasion despite Hardship

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the Creation of Sandus on 26 May 2009. Back in 2009, Sandefreistikhan, as our country used to be called, declared its independence from the Republic of Trénois, a micronation created by a group of friends in central Maryland. Since then, Sandus has grown into a modest country over the…

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[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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