2012: The Year in Review

As a monumental year for the micronational community draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on what hit the headlines in 2012. In a year that saw massive cultural growth in Sirocco, the rise and fall of nations and tragedies and successes alike, the Sirocco Times presents its third Year in Review, and what a year it’s been! January Sirocco 2012 started in a strange fashion for Sirocco – it did it twice. Decreed as such a good year by Premier Daniel Anderson, 2011 returned at 10:45pm on January 1/December 31 before changing to January 2 at midnight. There was widespread shock … Continue reading 2012: The Year in Review

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Sirocco returns to 2011 one last time

Alston, NCD, Dec 31, 2011/Jan 1, 2012 – Despite being the first MicroWiki nation to enter 2012, Sirocco has leapt back into 2011 for one final time. Premier Anderson stated a few minutes ago “Sirocco will officially switch to GMT-13 time until midnight, so we can have 2011 one more time.” 2011 was viewed as an extremely successful year in Sirocco, and the Premier himself said it was an excellent year personally. The idea had been raised earlier this morning but dismissed. James Wilary of Prsänëa raised the idea again at 3:33pm on Skype, and it was decided a few … Continue reading Sirocco returns to 2011 one last time

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2011: A Manic Year

Alston, NCD, Dec 31 – Tonight the curtain will be drawn on the year 2011 forever, a year which has had profound impacts on both the community and Sirocco itself. In a statement, Premier Daniel Anderson had this to say: “This year has been absolutely fantastic for myself personally, and for Sirocco it has been a year of major development and quick maturity, and now it is an established and respected member of the community. My plan was to get Sirocco into the upper echelons of the community as fast as Yabloko had, and I feel I have done exactly that.  … Continue reading 2011: A Manic Year

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Party to see in 2012

PARTY: The NCD NYe party promises to be the best new year’s party Alston has ever seen. Alston, NCD, Dec 31 – The Alston City Council has announced it will be giving Siroccans something to celebrate with as the nation enters 2012. The NCD NYe party will be held this evening with music and refreshments for patrons, after the uncertainty of a local fireworks show with the onset of extremely poor weather.   Premier Daniel Anderson says that it will “be a way for Siroccans to farewell a year which has been so kind to us and welcome in a new … Continue reading Party to see in 2012

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Sirocco marks 365-day milestone

Alston, NCD, Nov 4 – Sirocco has begun celebrating the first anniversary of its founding today. Today marks a year since Vice-Premier swore Daniel Anderson in as Premier, who then proclaimed the nation’s founding at thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock on the morning of November 4, 2010. Since then Sirocco has moved from strength to strength, enjoying being held in high esteem in the micronational community, its bounce back from the brink of inactivity in July, numerous projects underway and an increasing awareness of Sirocco. On Tuesday, Anderson was presented with an award recognising his “Ruling [of] Small Countries”, with a … Continue reading Sirocco marks 365-day milestone

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Remembering a Friend

Andersonia, Glorious Dictatorial Republic of 04/11/2008 – 03/11/2010 Today marks a year since we lost a dear friend, one that was close to our hearts and loved by all who knew him. Today we remember Andersonia, who we tragically lost from this mortal coil one year ago. Andersonia was born out of tragic circumstances himself, his birth coming just after the death of one of Daniel Anderson’s friends. But Andersonia grew quickly, and by the end of 2008 he had become a rising star in amongst a sea of superpowers. And in 2009, he went from strength to strength, growing … Continue reading Remembering a Friend

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