Welcome to the Republic of Molossia: Population 32. Although not officially recognized by the United States, Molossia is a self-declared nation in the middle of the Nevada desert. This micronation has its own post office, bank and space program. Its president (and benevolent dictator), Kevin Baugh, has found the perfect way to combine politics with a sense of humor.
Molossia, also known as the self-proclaimed Republic of Molossia, is a micronation, founded by
Kevin Baugh (b. 30 July 1962) and headquartered at his home inDayton, Nevada. The Republic of Molossia has claimed itself a nation but it is not recognized as a country by the United Nations or any country.
It consists of Baugh's house (known as the Government House), about 0.01 acres (40 m2) in size, and 1.3 acres (5,000 m2) of surrounding property, enclaved by Nevada. It formerly claimed a property in Pennsylvania as well. Molossia was established as a childhood project in 1977, and evolved into a territorial entity in the late 1990s.
The name Molossia is derived from the Spanish word morro which means "small rocky hill". Baugh has stated the ancient Greek tribe of Molossians is unrelated