Veritum Sandus

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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Sandus, Überstadt Ratify Second Common Economy Treaty

The State of Sandus and the Kingdom of Überstadt have ratified the Second Common Economy Treaty on the economy’s system of organisation and governance. The Council of the State of Sandus, the Sandum direct democratic legislature, approved the treaty on 23 July, and the Parliament of the Kingdom of Überstadt followed a day later in…

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Council Passes New Rules & Procedures

The Council of the State of Sandus, the country’s direct democratic assembly, has passed a new document that establishes new rules and procedures for how the assembly is to be governed. It is the first such document that will provide structure to how the legislature is run since the Council was established in January 2015.…

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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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Marking Day of Nobility, Sôgmô issues new Decree on Nobility, Honours

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has issued a new decree to provide more substance to the Sandum system of nobility, that marked its fourth anniversary Wednesday, and to update the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus nearly eight years after its foundation, among other matters. The decree adds hospitality (hospitium, ξενία) to…

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Sandus, Sôgmô Celebrate 10 Years of Constitution

Citizens of the State of Sandus and the Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola have celebrated the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the country’s present constitution, known as the Day of Foundation. The annual State holiday commemorates both the establishment of the Sandum monarchy when the Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola became the reigning monarch in Sandus,…

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Baca Unanimously Elected Speaker, to Reform Council

Artemis Baca has been elected Speaker of the Council, the first to hold such a post. She was elected with 100% of the votes cast, and one ballot had to be discounted because of an incorrect random identifying string. Voter turnout was 50%, though, since this includes inactive citizens, the participation of active citizens is…

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Equinox Report: One Year of Isolation, Renewal

A year since the coming of the virus has passed and, as our lives have become more accustomed to the facts of disease and quarantine and physical distancing, we have come to find solutions to our collective feelings of isolation and compassionate responsibility to ease our and others’ suffering. This is what drives our country,…

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[SC] Motive Theory Looks a Lot like Realism, and What It Means for Micropatriology

Ives Blackwood has shared a very compelling paper on what he calls “motive micropatriology,” that he has both allowed me to reproduce below and told me is still a work in progress. I would like to respond to the ideas he has raised, offer a few points of (hopefully) constructive criticism, and also discuss the…

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