One Acre Country Exists in Nevada

One Acre Country Exists in Nevada

“Spinach and onions are banned in Molossia because we just don’t like them,” says Kevin Baugh, who calls himself “His Excellency, president of the Independent Republic of Molossia,” according to CNN.

His nation is entirely surrounded by Nevada and also bands Walruses, light bulbs, and anything imported from Texas, except recordings made by the singer Kelly Clarkson, according to CNN.

At the Molossia customs’ office, the president’s daughter has been declared the chief constable, and looks through tourists luggage as they enter, making sure they don’t have any contra banned goods. If they are clean, his “Excellency” will stamp their passport and tell them to “enjoy their stay,” according to Nevada’s Sun News.

Baugh greets his guests, in his “banana republic,” which is also Molossia’s national icon, in a classic dictator’s attire- complete with a sash, medals of honor, and epaulettes. Baugh has been ruling his country, which has been recognized by tourists all around the world, for 35 years- since elections are not required, according to Nevada’s Sun News.

“I overthrew myself a few years back, just to keep my rule entertaining for the history books,” Baugh said, according to Nevada’s Sun News.

President Baugh’s country is about an acre, completely surrounded by Dayton, Nevada. “Molossia is the complete deal, complete with a bank, store, post office, water tower and a train,” the president’s daughter said, according to CNN.

Molossia issues its own stamps, with a picture of either President Baugh or the country’s flag, with the nation’s colors of green, white, and blue proudly displayed in stripes. “Molossia is every country’s dream with no debt or debt. Occasionally we do pay Nevada, not as tax but as foreign aid,” President Baugh said, according to Nevada’s Sun News.

Molossia continues to support about a couple dozen tourists a year, according to CNN. President Baugh says he conducts “grand tour” which takes about an hour.

Border defenses are minimal; a wire fence. “Because we are such a small country, the borders are visible at any place, at any time, any where. It’s pretty hard to sneak into the country,” Baugh says according to Nevada’s Sun News.