Republic of Slowjamastan
United Territories of the Sovereign Nation of the People's Republic of Slowjamastan
|Motto: "You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have...Slowjamastan!"|
|Anthem: "Slowjamastan (I Think It’s Gonna Be an Awesome Place)"|
and largest city
|Official languages||English with GFA, Spanish, Portuguese|
|Establishment||18 Aug 2021|
|0.0173 sq mi (0.045 km2)|
7 registered animals
|Time zone||UTC-7:41 (SST)|
The Republic of Slowjamastan, officially the United Territories of the Sovereign Nation of The People's Republic of Slowjamastan, or simply known as Slowjamastan, is a North American micronation landlocked within Imperial County, Southern California. It covers 11.07 acres of land, parallel to California State Route 78, between the towns of Ocotillo Wells and Westmorland. It is known for its laws against wearing crocs, mumble rap, and placing your feet (or foot) on the dashboard of a vehicle.
Slowjamastan was founded on 18 August 2021 by nationally syndicated radio personality Randy "R Dub!" Williams who would immediately declare himself Sultan of Slowjamastan. The inspiration came from Williams visiting the Republic of Molossia in June 2021. While no physical land was in possession when the nation was founded, on 3 September 2021, Williams entered into an agreement with a private American real estate firm to purchase eleven acres of land. On 4 October 2021, Williams completed escrow and closed the deal on his land purchase. Official independence was declared on 1 December 2021.
Politics and government
Slowjamastan functions as a dictatorship, with His Excellency, Randy Williams as the Sultan of Slowjamastan. Williams, who is also known as "R Dub!" in the music industry, is the creator and host of the internationally syndicated Sunday Night Slow Jams radio program, which airs in over 200 cities worldwide. Williams is also the Director of Programming for San Diego radio stations XHRM (Magic 92.5) and XHTZ (Z90) and serves as afternoon drive host on XHRM. He's written two books, produced a feature-length film and has appeared on ABC's Shark Tank and NBC's Judge Mathis.
His Excellency, Randy "R Dub!" Williams - Sultan of Slowjamastan.
Sultan at work at The consulate.
Propaganda poster of the Sultan.
A rare sight of The Sultan in his Saturday casual clothes.
Chief Border Patrol Agent, Mark Corona
Director of Emergency Services, Rescue Rick
Press Secretary, Tim Richards
In early 2022, Slowjamastan's Department of Treasury introduced the country's first currency, paper bills named "the duble," rhyming with the Russian ruble. Bills were designed, printed and entered circulation in one, five, ten and twenty duble denominations. In July 2022 there were rumors of metallic coins in production. The Duble is backed by U.S. Dollars and traded with an exchange rate of 1:1 with the U.S. Dollar.
One Duble bill - front
One Duble bill - back
Five Duble bill - front
Five Duble bill - backs
Ten Duble bill - front
Ten Duble bill - back
Twenty Duble bill - front
Twenty Duble bill - back
Border and welcome sign
Office of The Sultan.
Badlands of Slowjamastan.
Pictured: Ancient artifact discovered from the days of American and Spanish/Mexican colonization period(s).
This concrete and aluminum monument was erected to commemorate Slowjamastan's Independence Day and is located on the edge of Independence Square.
Slowjamastan Communications Center
The Sultan Randy Williams met with the Archduke of the Parliamentary Monarchy of Duckionary for a diplomatic meeting in Munich, Germany on 31 March 2022. In August 2022, Slowjamastan attended MicroCon in Las Vegas with a large delegation and made friends with many nations, including Westarctica and Zaqistan.
- Official Languages of Slowjamastan
- Republic of Slowjamstan National Database
- Cunningham, Dirk (1 December 2021). "New Country, Who Dis? Sultan Declares Independence".
- Williams, Randy. "About R Dub".