The Republic of Molossia (moe-LAAHSS-eeyah) is a sovereign, independent nation, located in and completely surrounded by territory of the United States. With a total area of 17,920 sRN (4.5 ha / 11.3 acres), Molossia 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 the casual and comfortable western lifestyle, makes Molossia an enjoyable place to visit. The Grand Republic of Vuldstein was founded on May 26th, 1977, in Portland, Oregon. Despite its name it had a King, James I, and a Prime Minister, Kevin Baugh. Documents, which follow below, established the Grand Republic and not only demonstrated its national symbols and money, but provided for future citizenship. The Grand Republic generally became inactive later that year, as the King moved to a different school. However, the Prime Minister carried it on through the next twenty-one years (during which time it was renamed the Kingdom of Edelstein, and later the Kingdom of Zaria), until the Grand Republic of Vuldstein was reborn as the Kingdom of Molossia in May 1998. In June 1998 the Kingdom became a People's Democratic Republic, which later joined the United Provinces of Utopia as a province of that nation. In February 1999, the People's Democratic Republic of Molossia was again declared a sovereign nation, and in September of that year became the Republic of Molossia, the nation you see before you today.