1 February 2006 XXIX

Khamsin Molossia News

Notoriety can be a double-edged sword. While sometimes bringing positive publicity, being well-known can also breed certain competition. Such is the case with the nation of Mustachistan. Mustachistan is the tongue-in-cheek creation of an associate of His Excellency, The President of Molossia, who calls himself Sultan Ali-Ali Achsenfree. Sultan Ali has founded his own nation not only to participate in the world of small nations, but perhaps as a bit of competition for Molossia. The principal rivalry promises to be over land, since Mustachistan claims a goodly part of the U.S. State of Nevada, in which Molossia lies. This may create a bit of friction in the future, but this remains to be seen.

In the meantime, Mustachistan is a friendly, though odd, neighbor-nation to Molossia, and we enjoy the company. There are few small nations at this end of North America, and none in the Northern Nevada area. There is no doubt that the nation's website is entertaining, and, as the President is friends with the Sultan of Mustachistan, amicable relations will undoubtedly to be the order of the day.

Mustachistan's website is here.

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