Can’t decide whether you want to tour the U.S. 或者出国旅行? 问题解决了. By heading just a few minutes east of 卡森城, 内华达州的首都, you can cross national borders without even having to go abroad, because there just so happens to be an official micronation smack dab in the middle of the state of Nevada: the 莫洛西亚共和国.
So, Is the 莫洛西亚共和国 a Real Country?
The 莫洛西亚共和国 has quietly been an official, 独立的, sovereign country inside Nevada for 更多的 than 四十年. 总统, 凯文·鲍阁下, and his wife/first lady declared their property a micronation right in the heart of 代顿早在1977年，内华达州就有了. The nation was initially located in Portland, 俄勒冈州, and called The Grand Republic of Vuldstein, which Baugh’s childhood partner in crime King James Spielman ruled. But when President Kevin Baugh ascended to the throne in 1995, 他宣布实行军事独裁, 更名为国家, 搬到了内华达.
Today, the 莫洛西亚共和国 is made up of 6.3 acres, otherwise known as Harmony Provence, and is the smallest of the Molossia Territories. 至于其他的? Find them spread all over the country, world, and 宇宙. The Protectorate of New Antrim is in Pennsylvania, the Desert Homestead Province is in Southern California, Neptune Deep is at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, and even a 49k square mile chunk of the planet Venus are all part of the 莫洛西亚共和国.
The Harmony Province in 代顿 is where His Excellency President Kevin Baugh and his trusty First Lady reside full time. But what officially makes his private property, surrounded by Nevada and the United 状态s, 一个官方的共和国? An entire infrastructure, like currency, laws, and other official entities.
Customs and Traditions of the 莫洛西亚共和国
With a reported population of 34 (30 humans, four dogs) across its several non-contiguous pieces of land,, Molossia nationals consider themselves to be citizens of a developing nation. 他们没有铺好的路, 一个医院, or airport… but the 莫洛西亚共和国 has just about everything else.
The nation has its own currency, the valora, which is tied to the value of cookie dough, 一个邮局, 甚至laws-firearms, 烟草, 塑料购物袋, 鲶鱼, “新鲜”菠菜, 传教士和销售员, 洋葱, 海象都是违禁品. Molossia does not pay taxes (although it does voluntarily provide “foreign aid” to surrounding Storey County), and has its currency printed on poker chips. There is an official language (it’s English, but the diplomatic auxiliary language Esperanto is an officially recognized second language), 国歌, 银行, 铁路, 海军, 和战争办公室, 和许多更多, 太. There’s even a 莫洛西亚共和国 national instrument, which sounds a whole lot like a kazoo. Same-sex marriage has been legal within this 独立的 nation since 2002. They recognize a slew of official holidays throughout the year, like the Moonpie Festival on September 15th and Kickassia Invasion Victory Day on April 11th. 另外, the nation is currently at war with East Germany, even though the only bit of land still alleged (by Molossia) to be “occupied” by East Germany is an uninhabitable island off the coast of Cuba).
“政府的房子”, 也就是鲍的私人住宅, 是主楼, but don’t expect to just roll through the main entrance when touring the property. Visitors are required to make an appointment for once-a-month tours (generally April 15 through October 15) to enter the nation and are required to go through customs just like anywhere else. And don’t forget your passport—they’ll actually stamp it.
So, can you actually become a citizen of Molossia? 在这个时候，没有. Full residency is a requirement of citizenship, and the sovereign nation isn’t currently accepting any new residents. 但是，你当然可以 访问.
Tours are offered once per month (April through October) usually on a weekend, and must be signed up for in advance. You can find each season’s tour dates on the official 莫洛西亚共和国 website.