The Republic of Molossia is a micronation in the United States founded on September 3, 1999 by Kevin Baugh and headquartered at his property near Dayton, Nevada. The Republic of Molossia is a successor state to the Grand Republic of Vuldstein, which was founded by Baugh and a friend in 1977.
Molossia consists of three properties that are owned by Baugh, located within the continental United States: Harmony Province, located in Dayton, Nevada, is the smallest of Molossia's territories, at little more than one acre (4,000 m2) in size. It is the Baugh family's primary place of residence, and the site of Molossia's designated capital, Baughston. Baughston was renamed from Espera on 30 July 2013 to commemorate President Baugh's 51st birthday. Two pieces of non-contiguous land are also part of Molossia: a small piece of rural land in Northern California referred to as the Colony of Farfalla, and Desert Homestead Province, in Southern California.
Molossia sells a variety of products in person and online, including homemade soap and signed photographs of the Baughs. Cinderella stamps are also produced by Molossia through its Postal and Telegraph Service. Molossia's currency is the valora, which is subdivided into 100 futtrus and pegged to the relative value of Pillsbury cookie dough. Cookie dough is stored in an outbuilding called the Bank of Molossia, from which valora coins made from gambling chips and printed banknotes are sold.