Given by His Excellency, President Kevin Baugh
26 May 2020 XLIII
My Fellow Molossians, Family and Friends.
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the founding of the Republic of
Molossia, 43 years of greatness, of freedom, and of charting our own course
through the waters of life. 43 years ago today my friend James and I
created this great nation, conceived to explore the simple idea of having a
country and what would make that dream happen. Through successive years I
continued this dream, this goal, bringing us eventually to this day – and
now looking beyond.
This past year has been an eventful one for our nation, both busy in ways
we’ve seen before and busy in ways not ever seen.
In February we reopened the Molossian Time Capsule, which was last buried
four years earlier on 29 February 2016. It was wonderful to see the
Molossian family of four years ago, and then to rebury the Time Capsule
again, to be opened on 29 February 2024.
Also in February was the annual Molossian Broomball game, our national sport
without any rules. Always chaotic and fun, our unique national sport was
played by a good portion of our population at once, without any winners but
always with a great deal of entertainment.
Always seeking to augment our economy, we inaugurated a new product, Mad
Mustang Lip Balm, in January. The flavor of orange has proven to be very
We welcomed our newest citizen on 31 October, Liliana Grace Erickson was
born to Molossian Kaylin Harrison and her fiancé Anthony Erickson. Welcome
We added a new Ministry to the Molossian Government, the Ministry of
Territorial Administration. The MTA is responsible for the management of
the Molossia Constabulary, National Park Service, the two Provinces and one
Colony. In addition, the MTA oversees three new departments, the
Territorial Health Service, Directorate of Emergency Management and
Directorate of Environmental Management. The Directorate of Emergency
Management is responsible for our new emergency management plan and the
Directorate of Environmental Management is responsible for our environmental
Speaking of the environment, the Republic of Molossia took a major step in
environmental stewardship by inaugurating a Solar Power system, used to
power all of Red Square. Now solar power provides electricity to the
Molossia Post Office, Office of the President, Bank of Molossia and the Tiki
Hut Bar and Grill.
Red Square was the site of another music concert, as we again hosted Chris
Bernstorf last fall, who also performed in Molossia two years earlier, along
with the band Common Folk.
The Molossian Navy conducted three separate voyages over the past year,
first exploring Scripps Lagoon in Washoe Lake last June, followed by a
voyage across the Nevada California border in Lake Tahoe in August. Most
recently, the Navy teamed up with the Molossian Air and Space Agency to sail
to an island in Lake Lahontan and launch a rocket. This mission was a great
success and a landmark for both our Navy and Space Agency.
The Navy also launched our legendary wonder weapon again, the Great
Panjandrum. This weapon, a rocket powered assault wheel, is designed to
repel the enemies of Molossia in the event of a conflict. Launched in April
at nearby Misfit Flats, the Panjandrum performed excellently, and is a great
asset in the defense of our nation.
We hosted one State Visit over the past year, from President Aydan of the
State of Malinovia. It was excellent to be able to welcome him to Molossia,
a diplomatic milestone for both our nations.
Perhaps the biggest diplomatic occasion of the past year was MicroCon 2019.
Taking place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, MicroCon is the biennial meetup
of micronationalists from around the world. Over a three day period,
myself, the First Lady and the Chief Constable met and mingled with the
leaders and citizens of many micronations, a wonderful opportunity to learn
about each other’s nations and build bonds between us. MicroCon was an
amazing event, and we look forward to the next MicroCon, taking place in Las
Vegas next year.
A major event in Molossia and around the world has been the COVID-19
pandemic. Originating in China last fall, the Coronavirus disease spread
around the world, arriving in the neighboring United States in January 2020.
By March quarantine restrictions were implemented to prevent the disease
from spreading, and Molossia was not exempt from these. The Molossian
Territorial Health Service established guidelines to prevent the spread of
the disease, including social distancing and hygiene practices. In addition
the Molossian border was closed to visitors, which resulted in the
cancellation of the planned April tour of our nation. To date, as the
pandemic continues, Molossia has been free from incidences of the virus, and
we plan to keep it that way.
Molossia remains a strong, proud and active nation and we plan to keep it
that way. Each day brings new ideas and new opportunities for our country
and each day we challenge ourselves to make our nation a better place. I am
always proud of what we do here in Molossia, and proud to lead this
wonderful nation to an ever brighter future.