Sunday, January 29, 2012

State of the Nation - January 2012

Greetings all,

I'm pleased to be sending the first official State of the Nation for the new year!

The first month of 2012 has been a good month for Byzantium Novum. Our micronation currently stands at 241 officially registered Citizens - people are continuing to find us and are expressing enthusiasm for our work to build a new Byzantine Nation!

As of January we now have 2,649 Facebook contacts, which means we are closing in on Three Thousand people who are able to see our public announcements! This number continues to grow each month, and it is amazing how this sort of social networking expands our international presence.

Work in the various provincial territories continues, and I would like to thank all the various Counts and Countesses for their willingness to assist building a material presence for Byzantine civilization in their local areas around the world!

Discussion in our various Forums has been ongoing, and now that the holiday season is past we can look forward to more active discussions as the Spring season progresses. Advertising has been ongoing so we can look forward to our community continuing to expand!

Special thanks to Senator Baduila for his work in promoting list activity, and Senator Amma for her work to complete the upcoming new issue of "The Basilica", the official periodical of Byzantium Novum. Also to Senator Audens for his updates to his historical weblogs, and to everyone who has continued to participate in rebuilding Byzantium!

-Marcus Cassius Julianus
Senate President, Byzantium Novum