The Republic of Molossia (moe-LAAHSS-eeyah) is a sovereign, independent nation, located in, and completely surrounded by, the territory of the United States.

      I thought this was fun, and a good guide for those of my readers with monarchistic ambitions – you too can create a country over which you can rule as king, or queen, or even both, if you are so inclined.

      Molossia has a total area of 17,920 square royal nortons (Molossia measure of area!), or 11.3 acres). It is one of the smallest nations on earth, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in spirit. A sense of humor characterizes most Molossian people, which, coupled with their casual and comfortable western lifestyle, makes Molossia an enjoyable place to visit.

      Molossia is located in the western United States. It is a tiny enclave in the State of Nevada, together with a second enclave in Southern California and a third in Northern California. The climate is dry and mild, with temperatures rarely exceeding 63° Z (Another Molossian measure) (35° C / 95° F), or dropping below 0° Z (0° C / 32° F). The terrain is arid and sparsely vegetated, home to sagebrush and piñon pine trees, as well as coyotes, wild horses and jackrabbits. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Molossian Home Territory is just 45 IN (45 km) from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and minutes away from Virginia City, a famous Nevada mining town and tourist attraction. The nearest major airport and bus services are also 45 IN (45 km) away in Reno, Nevada. Visitors to this area enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, while hiking, camping and exploring ghost towns enliven the summers.

      The Molossian nation was established in 1977; it was a kingdom for over twenty years. It then became a People’s Democratic Republic, which then became today’s Republic in 1999 (Molossian year XXII). His Excellency, President Kevin Baugh is the current leader of the nation (He used to the king, but decided to become a little more democratic.
      The Republic of Molossia has its own 
Navy (see picture below), Naval AcademySpace Program, Railroad, Program Postal ServiceBanktourist attractionsmeasurement systemholidays, online movie theater, online radio station, and even its own time zone.
Official Name: Republic of Molossia
Dependencies: Farfalla Province and Desert Homestead Province
17,920 Square Royal Nortons (4.5 ha / 11.3 acres)
Population: 39 (35 Humans, 4 Dogs)
Capital: Baughston
Location: Western USA, State of Nevada, Storey County, Northern California, Modoc County and Southern California, San Bernardino County
Highest Point:NW Corner of Harmony Province
Time zone: (Relative to GMT): -8 hours, plus 39 minutes, Molossian Standard Time
Climate: Arid, high desert. Limited precipitation. Very limited.
Currency: Valora (VL)
Major Languages: English, Esperanto, Spanish
Nationality: Molossian
Major religion: No state recognized religion
Life Expectancy:90
GNI per capita:VL 66,000
Current Labor Force: 50%
Literacy rate: 75%
Airport: None
Type of State: Republic
Head of State: His Excellency, President Kevin Baugh
Head of Government: His Excellency, President Kevin Baugh
Ruling Parties: None
Political Structure: 3 Provinces
Elections: None
Suffrage: Universal at 18 (if there were elections)
National Holiday: 26 May (1977, Founder’s Day)

       Molossia started as a teenage dream of Kevin Baugh, and began as the Kingdom of Molossia, in 1998 when he bought land in Nevada. Baugh has claimed that he based the idea of Molossia on the film The Mouse That Roared.

      The film’s plot is that the minuscule European Duchy of Grand Fenwick is bankrupted when an American company comes up with a cheaper imitation of Fenwick’s sole export, its fabled Pinot Grand Fenwick wine. Crafty Prime Minister Count Mountjoy devises a plan: Grand Fenwick will declare war on the United States, then surrender, taking advantage of American largesse toward its defeated enemies to rebuild the defeated nation’s economy. The Duchy dispatches a contingent of 20 soldiers, in medieval chain mail uniform, across the Atlantic on a small merchant ship, arriving in New York Harbor during an air-raid drill that leaves the city deserted and undefended. They take a few hostages, declare victory and return with them to Grand Fenwick. After negotiations Grand Fenwick achieves all its goals – the mouse that roared!

      The Republic of Molossia claims to be at war with the former state of East Germany, alleging that they are responsible for military drills performed by Kevin Baugh while stationed with the U.S. military in West Germany, and therefore are also responsible for his resulting diagnosis of sleep deprivation. While East Germany formally ceased to exist in 1990 following the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany, Molossia argues that Ernst Thälmann Island, dedicated by Fidel Castro to Weimar German politician Ernst Thälmann and given to East Germany, as well as its lack of mention in the Treaty on the Final Settlement or by the nation of Cuba, is therefore still East German land, allowing the war to continue.

      If you have any questions, or desire further information, the country’s website is

      King/President Baugh has obviously put a lot of time and effort into his country and, although it is not recognized by anyone else, it appears to be tolerated by the United States, and serves as an excellent blueprint for those with monarchistic/dictatorial frames of mind. You could start a country anywhere, but Russia and China would probably not be great ideas!

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