HISTORY OF MOLOSSIA
too important a role in the writing of history, and what is imagination but
the projection of the author's personality." - Pieter Geyl.
Please note: The Republic of Molossia bears no relation to the ancient
Greek nation of the same name.
The Molossian Nation was founded on May 26th, 1977 I.
Known at that time as the Grand Republic of
Vuldstein, James Spielman was declared King James I, and Kevin Baugh was
declared Prime Minister. After a short period of sporadic activity the
nation entered into
a period of dormancy. King James I, though still monarch, ceased to be
active in the kingdom at that time. The Kingdom continued on, without the
direct participation of the King, and continued to be developed by the Prime
Minister. In 1980 III it was renamed the Kingdom of Edelstein, and in 1988
XI it was renamed again, this time as the Kingdom of Zaria. The Kingdom
existed as a nomadic government, without a home. Carried on by the Prime
Minister, the Government traveled to Europe. While in Europe, and after its
Europe in 1992 XV, the Kingdom prospered and grew culturally.
the Kingdom was transplanted to the State of Nevada, USA. In 1998, land
was purchased that our nation could call home, and upon which the government
was formally and officially established. In June 1998 XXI, the Kingdom was
renounced in favor of a provisional Communist government.
In September 1998 XXI, Molossia sacrificed its sovereignty and joined the
United Provinces of Utopia as a province of that nation.
1999 XXII the UPOU ceased to exist as a nation, and bereft of a national
government, the People's Democratic
Republic of Molossia was declared, on February 21st, 1999 XXII, with Kevin
Baugh serving as Premier.
Beginning in the spring of 1999 XXII, Molossia began a serious path of
developing itself as an emerging small nation, rather than a micronation
project. Our possession of physical territory makes this a course a
tangible one, rather than a fantasy.
On September 3rd, 1999 XXII, the Communist government was renounced, the
People's Democratic Republic ceased to exist, and the Republic of Molossia
was declared. The former Premier, Kevin Baugh, became the President of the
As a republic, we have strived to unite small nations, and to extend the
world of small nations into the world of large nations. In 2000 XXIII,
Molossia hosted the first Intermicronational
Olympic Games, in concert with the 2000 Sydney Games. That same year,
Molossia sponsored the successful adoption of Norton Day (January 8th) as
the first international holiday exclusively for small nations, and further
created the Norton Awards for Intermicronational Excellence. In 2001 XXIV,
our nation hosted the first Intermicronational World Exposition, showcasing
small nations from the world over.
In August 2003 XXVI Molossia expanded its frontiers for the first time and
purchased land in Northern California, creating our first colony, Farfalla. This colony was
surrendered in late 2005, only to be supplanted almost simultaneously by a
new territory, Desert
Homestead Province, located in Southern California. In February 2015
XXXVIII Farfalla Colony was regained by our nation, becoming a part of
Molossia again after nearly ten years. In 2022 XLV Farfalla Colony became an official Province of Molossia.
On 22 May 2006 XXIX, Molossia was attacked by the nearby small nation of
Mustachistan, resulting in a brief war with that nation.
That war ended on 8 June 2006 XXIX, with a resounding Molossian victory.
Problems have continued with that country however, most recently with a
crisis over the Mustachistan missile program in November and December 2006
In March 2007 XXX, Molossia led the way in the environmental arena by
banning incandescent lightbulbs. In January 2009 XXXII, Molossia also
banned plastic shopping bags and began a comprehensive recycling
In September 2008 XXXI, a long-forgotten Declaration of War
was discovered, opening hostilities with East Germany. War was apparently
declared on 2 November 1983 VII, when Molossia was still known as the Grand
Republic of Vuldstein. In spite of East Germany being defunct, it still
exists in part in the form of a small uninhabited island off Cuba, and thus
the war, at least in theory, continues, with no end in sight.
On 9 April 2010 XXXIII, Molossia was invaded and the government was briefly
overthrown. The nation was renamed "Kickassia", and a dictatorial leader
assumed control. His authoritarian style quickly became his downfall and
the upstart government collapsed swiftly. On 12 April 2010 XXXIII, the
invaders departed peacefully and Molossia was restored to its rightful
state, with His Excellency, The President again at the helm.
Due to its longevity, Molossia has gained the respect of other small,
unrecognized nations, and a certain amount of notoriety. Our nation has
been featured in several radio interviews, a television interview,
newspapers and magazines around the world, internet articles, and in a book
by Lonely Planet. His Excellency, The President also appears regularly in
the annual Nevada Day Parade, held in nearby Carson City, Nevada. Our
nation has an active Space Program and frequently launches rockets.
Molossia has a proud Navy, which regularly plies the waters of local lakes
and even the ocean. Molossia sets the standards for others, leading the way
in the world of small nations.
Molossia has a proud heritage and history, one that is unique to our nation
and set us apart as a special place. Today's republic looks toward a proud
future for all Molossians and small nations the world over.
TIMELINE OF MOLOSSIAN HISTORY
May 26th, 1977 I - Founded as the Grand Republic of
Vuldstein near Portland, Oregon. King James I proclaimed King of
1980 III - Renamed the Kingdom of Edelstein; Nomadic Period;
King inactive, government headed by the Prime Minister.
1988 XI - Renamed the Kingdom of Zaria: Nomadic Period; King
inactive, government headed by the Prime Minister.
May 1998 XXI - Land obtained near Dayton, Nevada. The
Kingdom is renamed Molossia and proclaimed upon our new land.
June 1998 XXI - Kingdom of Molossia overthrown and replaced
by provisional Communist government.
September, 1998 XXI - Provisional Government relinquishes
sovereignty, merges Molossia with the United Provinces of Utopia, a
January 1999 XXII - The United Provinces of Utopia ceases to
February 21st, 1999 XXII - The People's Democratic Republic
of Molossia is declared, a sovereign nation again, with a communist
September 3rd 1999 XXII - The communist government is
renounced, and the Republic of Molossia is established.