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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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Sôgmô: Post Coronavirosum Morbum, Res Novae ‘Misericordiae Radicalis’

Hodie Sôgmô C. Soergel Publicola enarravit suam Sanctam Elocutionem, pronuntiatam per annos ex consuetudine latina in I Martio seu Matronalibus. Illud Sôgmô historiam elocutionis et linguae Latinae in Sandu enarravit et misericordiae philosophiaeque Sandae sermonem egit. Sancta cultus, nomen novum Sanctae partis philosophiae Sandae, locutum est, manibus mentisque nostris facta est. Principium autem cultus Sanctae…

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Sandus Will Celebrate Tin Jubilee on 13 June

The State of Sandus will celebrate the Sôgmô’s Tin Jubilee on Sunday 13 June 2021, the official jubilee day set by their office. The day comes two months after the tenth anniversary of when the Sôgmô ascended to the country’s throne on 13 April 2011, which was almost two years after the micronation was created…

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[SC] How Do You Decline Sandus (in Latin)?

Several years ago, I published an article on how to properly decline Sandus in Latin, that is, to inflect the syntactic endings of “Sandus” into oblique cases. The result was… strange, and the rationale for a unique declension of Sandus was both an innovation and a peculiarity to reflect an eclectic (yet also gender-conscious) country.…

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New Charter for the Collegium Sacerdotum

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has granted the Collegium Sacerdotum (Latin: “College of Priests”) a new charter, almost ten years after það first established the coöperative and on a day that is auspicious according to Tibetan astrology. Founded on 27 May 2011, the Collegium Sacerdotum was the first coöperative in the State of Sandus…

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New Diplomatic Policy: No Involvement in Domestic Disputes

Under a new diplomatic policy, the Sôgmô has directed Sandum diplomats not to become involved in foreign domestic disputes that involve micronations with citizens of multiple micronations. The policy comes amid tensions in the Borean Community where Thomas and Laura Bainbridge, former citizens of New Virginia and the monarchs of Hrafnarfjall, left the country and…

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Borean Community Meets to Discuss Indigenous Rights, Sovereignty

The Borean Community has met to discuss indigenous rights and sovereignty as they related to North American micronations. The members of the organisation discussed their own micronations’ involvement with indigenous peoples and how micronations across the community can work to further develop deeper appreciation for and relations with their local indigenous nations. Members were concerned…

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