GOVERNMENT PROCLAMATIONS


"It is one of the happiest characteristics of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably regarded as unanswerable." - Sir Joseph Porter.




  • Proclamation 150811
  • The Meaning of the Name "Molossia"


    The name Molossia was chosen at random in 1998 as a replacement for the old name for our nation, Vuldstein. Molossia was chosen without the knowledge that there was an ancient Greek nation named Molossia, which was destroyed by the Romans in 168 BC. When our government was made aware of the original nation of Molossia efforts were made to connect modern Molossia with that nation. For a period of years we promoted a Greek and Greco-Italian aspect to our culture and additionally promoted awareness of ancient Molossia via our website. All that came to a halt in 2002 XXV when we were contacted by some angry Greek journalists and accused of stealing their culture by using the name Molossia. At that time we separated ourselves completely from any connection to the Molossia of ancient Greece and have since explained the origin of our nation's name in other ways. It has been variously described as a adaptation of the Spanish word “morro”, meaning rock, and also as a adaptation of the Chinese words for “desert-place-rock” Mň Lů Shí. Neither of these explanations seemed satisfactory, thus it has been decided to establish a new meaning for the name Molossia. After careful consideration, it is determined that henceforth the name Molossia will be known as an adaptation of the Hawaiian word Maluhia, which means peace and serenity. While there is no direct connection between Hawaii and Molossia, we have a great admiration for Hawaii and Hawaiian culture, thus this selection of a name origin will bring honor to both our nations.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 11 August 2015 XXXXIII.




  • Proclamation 150223
  • Farfalla Colony


    The Government of the Republic of Molossia proclaims its sovereignty over the Colony of Farfalla, a territory located in central Modoc County, about 11 Imperial Nortons (11 km / 6.5 miles) north of the town of Alturas, California. Farfalla is about 7,965 Square Royal Nortons (2 hectares / 4.9 acres) in area.

    The three territories of the Republic of Molossia, Harmony Province, Desert Homestead Province and Farfalla Colony shall be referred to collectively as the Molossian Archipelago.

    The three stripes on the Molossian flag shall each stand for one of the territories, blue for Harmony Province, white for Desert Homestead Province and green for Farfalla Colony.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 23 February 2015 XXXXIII.




  • Proclamation 121001
  • New Laws


    The following edicts have been issued by His Excellency, The President:

  • It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.
  • Torpedoes may not be set off in the country.
  • It is illegal to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
  • Quail have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
  • Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
  • Detonating a nuclear device within the nation will result in a VL 500.- fine.
  • It is illegal to walk a camel along Alphonse Simms Circle between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 PM MST.
  • All persons wishing to keep a rhinoceros as a pet must obtain a VL 100.- license first.
  • It is illegal to hunt moths under a street light.
  • Elephants are prohibited from strolling through Red Square unless they are on a leash.
  • It is illegal to play percussion instruments in any bathroom.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 1 October 2012 XXXV.




  • Proclamation 111124a
  • Succession


    The Government of the Republic of Molossia has recognized Madame Adrianne Baugh, Vice President and First Lady of the Nation as the official successor to His Excellency President Kevin Baugh, President of the Republic of Molossia. Madame Baugh has repeatedly demonstrated her loyalty, devotion and love of Molossia and its people, and none can be considered better to lead the nation in the event of the extended absence, incapacitation or death of The President.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 24 November 2011 XXXIV.


  • Proclamation 111124b


  • Esperanto


    In an effort to advance Molossia’s place in the world of nations, and to combat the confusion caused by the myriad of languages spoken worldwide, the Official Second Language of Molossia will be Esperanto. Esperanto has proven itself in over a century of use to be a valuable tool for international communication and understanding. Every effort will be made to promote the language in Molossia and to encourage its use in official as well as personal practices.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 24 November 2011 XXXIV.



  • Proclamation 100209


  • Internet Access


    Inasmuch as information is an essential requirement for individuals to obtain knowledge about their world and to thus make informed decisions regarding matters of a social, political and personal, it is therefore decreed that unrestricted and uncensored access to the internet is a human right for social inclusion. This government will respect and bolster that right in every way possible, to enhance the lives of all Molossian citizens.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 9 February 2010 XXXIII.




  • Proclamation 090106


  • Plastic Shopping Bags Banned


    Inasmuch plastic shopping bags use up natural resources, consume energy to manufacture, create litter, choke marine life and add to landfill waste, plastic bags are henceforth banned in Molossia, and will be replaced with reusable fabric bags exclusively.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 6 January 2009 XXXII.




  • Proclamation 080127


  • Genocide Denial, et al.


    Part I. It is officially illegal to deny, grossly minimize, try to justify or approve of the genocide committed by the German National-Socialist regime during the Second World War.

    Part II. It is officially illegal to deny, grossly minimize, try to justify or approve of the genocide of hundreds of thousands to over one and half million Armenians, committed by the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

    Part III. It is officially illegal to deny, grossly minimize, try to justify or approve of the Holodomor, the disastrous manifestation of the Soviet famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine (at the time, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, in the Soviet Union), which claimed millions of lives.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 27 January 2008 XXXI.



  • Proclamation 071026


  • Legal Drinking Age


    The legal drinking age in the Republic of Molossia it is the third Tuesday of the second month after the first Spring Equinox that comes at least 1095 days after your 18th birthday, with variations allowed if you were born on the other side of the International Date Line or on Leap Day, unless it was a full moon in which case it's June of the year after.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 26 October 2007 XXX.



  • Proclamation 070625


  • Annexation of Hawai'i


    It is the stance of the Government of the Republic of Molossia that the annexation of the Kingdom of Hawai'i in 1898 was a blatant act of aggression and imperialism on the part of the United States against the Kingdom of Hawai'i. The Government of Molossia furthermore officially condemns "Bayonet Constitution" and overthrow of the Hawai'ian Monarchy by American adventurers and opportunists, and supported by the United States military. We therefore do not recognize the legality of the occupation and annexation of the Hawai'ian Islands by the United States.

    This policy, however, resignedly accepts the de facto authority the United States holds over this territory, and does not represent an active desire to oppose such authority in any way at this time.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 29 May 2007 XXX.


  • Proclamation 070326


  • New Diplomatic Policy


    The Republic of Molossia is a sovereign, independent nation. Our nation extends the hand of friendship to all peoples in all lands. We are always interested in exploring positive, informal relations with other countries.

    Effective 26 March 2007 XXX the Republic of Molossia will no longer enter into formal diplomatic relations with any other nation. Rather, we will entertain only informal relationships between our nation and others. This change in policy reflects our realization that our foreign policy has been restrictive and not in accordance with the concept of Declarative Statehood. Declarative Statehood is a cornerstone of the concept of small, or micro, nations, and is recognized as canon by certain larger nations, in accordance with the Montevideo Convention of 1933. Simply put, it states that a nation does not have to be recognized by another nation in order for it to exist and be sovereign. This is the approach that Molossia uses to deal with larger nations that do not recognize us (see our policy on Sovereignty). Thus, it is logical to apply the same standard to dealing with smaller, unrecognized nations. Henceforth, our policy is simple, friendship toward other small nations, but no formal relations, to include treaties. They are not necessary; you do not need to to be recognized by Molossia in order to be sovereign, any more than you need to be recognized by a larger nation in order to be sovereign. If you state your sovereignty, that is good enough for our government, as is should be for all.

    It is important to understand that this is not an isolationist foreign policy. We welcome friendly informal relations with all nations, large and small, and we pledge our assistance and friendship in helping any new nation develop. Please do not hesitate to contact our government if we can be of any assistance.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 26 March 2007 XXX.



  • Proclamation 070301


  • Incandescent Light Bulbs Banned


    Inasmuch incandescent light bulbs are an inefficient source of illumination, to the extent that 95% of a light bulb's energy is wasted, incandescent bulbs are henceforth banned in Molossia, and will be replaced with fluorescent light bulbs exclusively.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 1 March 2007 XXX.



  • Proclamation 061007


  • Catfish Banned


    Inasmuch as FHM Magazine has snubbed Molossia by bumping a planned article from the November 2006 issue of that magazine and has replaced it with an article about men who catch catfish with their bare hands, catfish and catfish "noodling" are henceforth banned in Molossia.

    Bagged Spinach Banned


    Inasmuch as bagged spinach from the United States has recently been shown to be contaminated with E.Coli, bagged spinach is now banned in Molossia. Canned spinach is allowed, in deference to the popular influence of Popeye.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 7 October 2006 XXIX.



  • Proclamation 041209


  • Use of Tobacco Banned


    Inasmuch as tobacco use has been repeatedly shown to be dangerous to the health of the user and bystanders, the use of tobacco products is henceforth banned in the Republic of Molossia. Tobacco use will not be allowed anywhere in the nation, in public or in private. Offenders will be fined VL 50. Furthermore, visitors from outside our nation that violate this decree will be expelled.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 9 December 2004 XXVII.



  • Proclamation 031101


  • Time and Date Policy


    Part I.

    Molossia as a nation is unique and individual. As such, uniqueness should be fostered in every date. Thus, His Excellency, The President has decreed that Molossia will have its own time zone "Molossian Standard Time". This time zone is to be 19 minutes ahead of Pacific Standard Time and 41 minutes behind Mountain Standard Time. Furthermore, Molossia will not recognize "Daylight Savings Time", and thus clocks will not move forward or back in Molossia. This time will be used for all official functions, and citizens are directed to comply.

    Part II.

    Henceforth, Molossian dates will be modified. All dates will be written in the standard Gregorian Calendar format, with the addition of a roman numeral afterward. This numeral will reflect the years since the foundation of the Molossian Nation, in 1977. Thus all dates will be written, for example, 30 July 2004 XXVII, "XXVII" indicating 27 years since the foundation of Molossia. This date system will be used for all official functions, and citizens are directed to comply.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 1 November 2003 XXVI.



  • Proclamation 021229a


  • Environmental Policy

    The Government of the Republic of Molossia is committed to protecting and improving the environment in all areas of our nation, by seeking continual improvement of our environment and citizen safety and health. This is part of our commitment to preserve and enhance the environment, safety and health of our citizens and neighbors.

  • The development and implementation of this policy is a commitment of the Government of the Republic of Molossia and a shared responsibility with our citizens.
  • The Government of the Republic of Molossia recognizes that a commitment to the following guiding principles is fundamental in carrying out the national environmental policy:
  • To comply with environmental, safety and health laws and regulations.
  • To consider environmental impacts as an essential element of life and lifestyle.
  • To provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
  • To establish objectives and targets aimed at the prevention of pollution by reducing the generation of waste, recycling waste that is generated, and properly disposing of waste that cannot be recycled.
  • To encourage conservation of energy, water, and natural resources through increased efficiency and the introduction of new technology.
  • To provide citizens with a better understanding of environmental issues and the Government's commitment, policies, and programs to preserve and improve the environment.
  • To openly make this policy available to all citizens. The Government of the Republic of Molossia shall ensure that the environmental policy is clearly understood, implemented, maintained, and communicated throughout the nation. Leaders shall take the environmental policy into consideration in the development of objectives and targets.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 29 December 2002 XXV.



  • Proclamation 021229b


  • Equal Opportunity

    The Government of the Republic of Molossia recognizes:

  • That it exists to serve its citizens.
  • That its citizens have a diverse range of needs and services will be geared to reflect this. In order to gear services to need and to determine the level of need of its different citizens, it will use a range of methods.
  • The Government should reflect its citizen's needs at all levels of responsibility.
  • Those who receive its services are best placed to express an informed view about how things can be done better.
  • To ensure it is delivering its services in a non-discriminatory way, the Government's performance will be subject to regular monitoring and review.
  • It will ensure its workforce operates in a non-discriminatory way.

    The Government of the Republic of Molossia will:
  • Take any necessary action to discharge its legal obligations to ensure equality of opportunities and the elimination of unlawful discrimination.
  • Take action to ensure that equality is at the heart of all Government policies.
  • Take steps to ensure that all Government employees are aware of the need to operate without discrimination and provide equal opportunities for all disadvantaged groups.
  • Will promote equal opportunities throughout the nation.

    In addition, discrimination against any individual in any manner on the grounds of sexual orientation is absolutely prohibited.

    This prohibition extends to the Government of the Republic of Molossia, its agencies, any private organization or agency (to include religious institutions), and any and all private citizens. This prohibition includes but is not limited to: discrimination as regards marriage (Partnering), inheritance, jobs, justice and the redress of wrongs, education, and spiritual sustenance. Verbal discrimination, i.e. disparaging remarks, is equally forbidden.

    Furthermore, no distinction will be made between homosexual relationships and heterosexual relationships. Both will be treated equally by the Government of the Republic of Molossia, its agencies, any private organization or agency (to include religious institutions), and any and all private citizens.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 29 December 2002 XXV.



  • Proclamation 020221


  • Nuclear Free Zone

    The United States Government has made and is making repeated efforts to establish a nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain in Southern Nevada. These efforts run in direct opposition to the will of the citizens of the State of Nevada. In addition, these efforts blatantly ignore enormous geological and environmental problems with the chosen repository site. Specifically, the chosen site rests on at least 30 earthquake faults, in an area that demonstrates recent volcanic activity, and has a strong potential for contamination of the aquifer with thallium and uranium leaks from the stored nuclear waste. This aquifer is not localized, but is interconnected with the aquifers of over 70% of the State of Nevada, including that which supplies the Republic of Molossia with its water.

    It is the contention of the Government of the Republic of Molossia that the Government of the United States is executing a flawed and dangerous policy in promulgating this site for the long-term storage of nuclear waste. In addition, this government condemns the recent use of the concept of patriotism and "homeland defense" to force this issue on the citizens of Nevada, in defiance of their will. The Government of the Republic of Molossia deplores this project and the shortsighted decision-making that has made this project a reality. It is the opinion of this Government that storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain is an extremely bad idea, bordering on criminal.

    Effective immediately, the Republic of Molossia is declared a nuclear-free zone. This declaration is made in protest to the United States Government's promulgation of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear repository, and in protest of that government's ignorance of the will of the citizens of this region and of the irreparable environmental damage this project will create.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 21 February 2002 XXV.




  • Proclamation 001014


  • The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)

    It is the stance of the Government of the Republic of Molossia that the U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848) was a blatant act of aggression and imperialism on the part of the United States against the Mexican Nation. The Government of Molossia officially condemns the invasion and subjugation of the Mexican Nation, and the resultant annexation of 55% percent of its territory. We therefore do not recognise the legality of the occupation of the lands of ceded to the United States after the War, including those now part of the Republic of Molossia.

    This policy, however, resignedly accepts the de facto authority the United States holds over this territory, and does not represent an active desire to oppose such authority in any way at this time.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 14 October 2000 XXIII.



  • Proclamation 001013a


  • Homosexual Rights

    Discrimination against any individual in any manner on the grounds of sexual orientation is absolutely prohibited. This prohibition extends to the Government of the Republic of Molossia, its agencies, any private organization or agency (to include religious institutions), and any and all private citizens. This prohibition includes but is not limited to: discrimination as regards marriage (Partnering), inheritance, jobs, justice and the redress of wrongs, education, and spiritual sustenance. Verbal discrimination, i.e. disparaging remarks, is equally forbidden.

    Furthermore, no distinction will be made between homosexual relationships and heterosexual relationships. Both will be treated equally by the Government of the Republic of Molossia, its agencies, any private organization or agency (to include religious institutions), and any and all private citizens.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 13 October 2000 XXIII.



  • Proclamation 001013b


  • Religion and Political Activity

    Religious institutions and the clergy, lay or professional, are prohibited from interfering in, participating in or expressing their views as regards political activities in the Republic of Molossia. This prohibition extends to private conversations between clergy, lay or professional, and the members of their churches, and includes a ban on non-verbal as well as verbal communications.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 13 October 2000 XXIII.



  • Proclamation 001013c


  • Pregnancy Termination and Assisted Suicide

    The Government of the Republic of Molossia considers that the principle of self determination to extends to the individual, beyond that right normally accorded to a people as a group. This personal sovereignty includes the right to make rational decisions regarding an individual's own body, insofar as these decisions do not endanger others (such as wanting to blow oneself up in a crowded square). While this government does not officially condone pregnancy termination, it is forbidden to enact any law or decree restricting a woman's right to select such a method to terminate her pregnancy. This government will not restrict qualified physicians from performing pregnancy termination, nor will it tolerate any actions on the part of individuals or groups to block access to medical facilities performing pregnancy terminations, nor to harass individuals, organizations or medical personnel providing pregnancy termination services.

    Furthermore, the Government of the Republic of Molossia extends the right of self determination to those individuals seeking physician-assisted suicide as a recourse to a terminal illness. This Government will not enact any law or decree restricting an individual's right to seek physician-assisted suicide services. This government will not restrict qualified physicians from performing physician-assisted suicide services, nor will it tolerate any actions on the part of individuals or groups to block access to medical facilities performing physician-assisted suicide services, nor to harass individuals, organizations or medical personnel providing physician-assisted suicide services.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 13 October 2000 XXIII.



  • Proclamation 000206


  • This policy replaces Government Proclamation 990818b, Self-Determination and Diplomatic Recognition

    Self-Determination and Diplomatic Recognition

    Section A: It is the policy of the Republic of Molossia to support any nation or emerging nation in its quest for self-determination. Freedom, peace and prosperity are overriding goals for most human beings, and all mankind deserves the right to achieve these goals. The Republic of Molossia will therefore support and defend any nation's movement toward independence, and pledges all resources necessary to help their quest for freedom.

    Section B: The Republic of Molossia is a sovereign, independent nation. It is not a role playing game (RPG), hobby, nor does it exist solely on the Internet for entertainment purposes. The Republic of Molossia will not grant recognition to nor enter into diplomatic relations with any national entity that is purely a hobby, role-playing game, fictitious experiment or exists solely on the Internet or any resemblance thereof. It will, however, accept and consider polite diplomatic overtures addressed to Molossia from other legitimate nations or entities actively pursuing sovereignty and independence, that seek the establishment of mutual recognition and diplomatic relations.

    Only those national entities that actively pursue, or state a firm goal of, "real world" sovereignty and independence will be considered for possible recognition by the Republic of Molossia.

    Additionally, it is the policy of the Republic of Molossia that an independent nation, or a nation actively seeking independence, will establish and maintain an active Internet presence for a period not less than 90 days, before such nation will be considered for diplomatic recognition.

    Furthermore, any request for diplomatic relations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, without exception.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 6 February 2000 XXIII.



  • Proclamation 990903a


  • Change of the Name of the Molossian Nation

    The official title of the Molossian Nation is changed from "The People's Democratic Republic of Molossia" to the "Republic of Molossia".

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 3 September 1999 XXII.



  • Proclamation 990903b


  • Repudiation of Communist Ideology

    The Government of Molossia officially renounces Marxism - Leninism as the official and only State Ideology. Henceforth all political philosophies will be equally tolerated in the Republic of Molossia. All Communist symbols will be removed from government institutions, and the Communist Party will cease to be the only authorized political party.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 3 September 1999 XXII.



  • Proclamation 990903c


  • Declaration of Martial Law

    Due to civil unrest, a State of Martial Law is proclaimed for the Republic of Molossia. Henceforth and until further notice, all executive, legislative and judicial powers will be exercised solely by His Excellency, The President. The National Assembly is suspended, public demonstrations are banned and free speech laws are suspended. This ordinance remains in effect indefinitely, and violators are subject to prosecution.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 3 September 1999 XXII.



  • Proclamation 990818a
  • Residence Conditions for Foreigners and Citizenship Information

    Any foreign visitor can stay in Molossia for a period of two weeks as a tourist. A foreign national is not allowed to take up employment or residence without a permit from the Aliens Registration Office and without having registered with this department.

    Anyone wishing to stay in Molossia for more than two weeks, or to establish residency or citizenship, must obtain a long-term residence visa. In order to obtain this visa, the individual must apply to the Aliens Registration Office. Long-term residence visas are issued for a maximum period of three months, at which time the individual must either apply for permanent citizenship, or leave the country. Individuals cannot apply for citizenship without first obtaining a long-term residence visa and then waiting for the three month period to expire. During that period of time, the individual may apply and take the citizenship test. Upon successful completion of this test, and the at the expiry of the long-term residence visa, the individual will be issued a Certificate of Citizenship.

    Visa and citizenship applications will be handled through the Aliens Registrations Office, Molossian Foreign Ministry.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 18 August 1999 XXII.



  • Proclamation 990818b
  • Self-Determination and Diplomatic Recognition

    Section A: It is the policy of the Republic of Molossia to support any nation or emerging nation in its quest for self-determination. Freedom, peace and prosperity are overriding goals for most human beings, and all mankind deserves the right to achieve these goals. The Republic of Molossia will therefore support and defend any nation's movement toward independence, and pledges all resources necessary to help their quest for freedom.

    Section B: The Republic of Molossia will entertain applications for diplomatic recognition from any emerging or extant nation, or any group seeking independence. Territorial sovereignty is not an overriding concern in considering applications for diplomatic recognition. A principal concern, however, is longevity. It has been the experience of this nation that many groups will seek self-determination, and, having achieved some short-term goal other than independence, abandon or lose interest in the cause of independence. Therefore, it is henceforth the policy of the Republic of Molossia that a nation will establish and maintain an active Internet presence for a period not less than 90 days, before such nation will be considered for diplomatic recognition. Exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

    This Proclamation has the force of law, effective 18 August 1999 XXII.


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