Lucastan is located in the South Pacific, 108 miles ENE
of Yap Island, in the middle of bloody-damn-all. It occupies one-third of the island of
Mangajang, in the Ulithi Atoll, with a land area of 0.9 square miles. Its
coordinates are 9º 47' N, 140º 7' E and can easily be found on any map .
Lucastan was established in 1945, when it was won in a
poker game with a native chief by the infamous Stu Lucas. The winning hand, four eights
and a one-eyed jack, is now a national symbol. The territory was reclaimed by its founder,
now Grand Panjandrum and Emperor for Life, and named Lucastan in 1997. It was declared a
provisional independent state in 1998, and became an independent republic on January 1,
Lucastan is a de-centralized dictatorial democracy where
the Emperor rules with absolute authority, but everyone does what they want anyway.
Its government is a null-parliamentary form, in which offices are created and occupied by
whoever wants them, and decisions are made by whomever shows up. Lucastan has no
formal capitol, but maintains numerous consulates in the United States. All citizens of
Lucastan are consuls by law, with full diplomatic immunity. Consulates are not subject to
local laws and ordinances. Elections are held whenever a parliamentary
representative must be chosen to go out and pick up Chinese food.
Unique among the world's nations, none of its people
actually live there, the entire population being expatriate. As such, it has no native
born citizens, but recognizes those affiliated with the republic on its founding date as
native citizens. Anyone else is welcome to apply for native citizenship. The
current fee is $1,000,000 US. Checks may be made payable to "Cash"
and sent to:
Lucastan Ministry of Immigration
Bureau of Bribe Management
Behind the Hot Water Pipes
3d Men's Room Along
Newark, New Jersey, USA
The Grand Panjandrum is authorized to waive the fee for deserving
The principal businesses of Lucastan are offshore banking, tax shelters,
gambling, bootlegging, and illegal discharge of firearms. Lucastan has no income
tax, relying for its support solely on bribery and corruption. The official currency
is the U.S. dollar, because we are not stupid.
The Flag of Lucastan
The Land Deed of Lucastan
Certificate of Immunity
The Official Bird