Veritum Sandus

Austenasia, Sandus restore diplomatic relations

The State of Sandus and the Empire of Austenasia have restored diplomatic relations since they were unilaterally suspended on 27 July 2016 by Austenasia. The treaty, agreed upon by both states, come after more than nine months of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels and arbitration by the king of Überstadt. View the treaty here.…

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Weekly Meeting: 30 July 2019

The Sôgmô and the Party Secretary were in attendance. The two Grand State Officers present discussed: CCE Meeting scheduled for August where the commission will discuss a new bylaw, basic economic and fiscal policies, and a common economy and currency for the Social System. Welcome packets for current and future citizens that will include: the…

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Sôgmô, Sanôba are engaged

The Sanôba Oliver Armstrong has proposed to the Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola on 26 July 2019 at Land’s End beach on Bailey Island, Maine, in the United States. The royal news was announced today after both shared the news with their families. Both have been dating since 11 April 2018, almost a month after…

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Sôgmô, Sanôba attend MicroCon 2019 in Slabovia

The Sôgmô and Sanôba, the Sôgmô’s boyfriend, arrived on 18 July in Hamilton, Ontario, to attend MicroCon 2019. They were joined by Adam Camillus von Friedeck, known also in his own right as HM King Adam of Überstadt, and Dominic Desaintes, the Minister-President of Saint-Castin. The first day, the Sandum delegation prepared for the weekend’s…

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The Sôgmô’s medals at MicroCon 2019, for MEDALS

The Honourable Sôgmô wore more than a dozen decorations at MicroCon 2019’s opening reception, including Sandum and foreign medals. This description is for the Microphaleristics EDucational Archive and Library of Slabovia (MEDALS). Lapel pin: the Sandum bicolour On Sinister (right in the picture), top to bottom: The Sôgmô’s Eagle (gift from Alexander Reinhardt, St.Charlie) Sandum…

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Weekly Meeting: 15 July 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary began with preparations for MicroCon 2019. He specified that he and the Sôgmô should extend outreach to fraternal peoples throughout the micronational world at the convention. This includes solidarity-building, cooperation, and mutual political causes. Then, he and the Sôgmô focused on discussing the proposal…

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Weekly Meeting: 9 July 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary began. He mentioned the need to restart the Commission for the Command Economy, and it was decided both to schedule a meeting in the coming month and also to issue a directive regarding the Commission’s membership. The need for a catalogue or registry of…

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Three State Officers begin scheduled weekly meetings

The three Grand State Officers—the Sôgmô, the Party Secretary, and the Facilitator of the Council—have begun to hold weekly meetings over the phone to discuss major State business, in addition to the long-established State Officers’ chatroom. At the meetings, major Sandum policies are discussed, counsel is given to the Sôgmô, and questions are posed to…

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New Art & Design journal, movement announced by SMC

The State Media Cooperative has announced the formation of a new art and design magazine, prole•nounce, and an associated art movement in Sandus, called sandhaus realism after the legendary German art movement Bauhaus. The magazine began its formation in late April after talks between the three officers of the State of Sandus, and the artistic…

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[SC] Sôgmô: a complicated title

I knew this would happen. More specifically, I knew that I would have to have this conversation. More than a month ago, around the time Sandus was preparing to celebrate its tenth anniversary, a work colleague (that is, at the university where I work) said to me that some of my other colleagues had been…

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