Kingdom of Vikesland

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Kingdom of Vikesland

Flag of Vikesland
Flag
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Motto: Freedom, Equality and Strength
StatusDefunct
Official languagesEnglish
Organizational structureConstitutional monarchy
• King
Christopher I
Establishment
• Declared
2005
Membership26
Purported currencyVikeslandic Crown
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Incumbent
King Christopher I

since 2005
Formation2005

The Kingdom of Vikesland is a micronation in Manitoba, Canada.[1] It was founded in 2005 by Christopher Barry Joseph Beyette (King Christopher I), a television news cameraman employed by the CHUM network.

Vikesland's creation and subsequent development was the intended focus of a documentary film about micronations which Beyette planned to produce. The focus of the micronation's activities subsequently shifted to unspecified endeavours of a charitable and humanitarian nature.

The official website of Vikesland states that the micronation is "not secessionist" and has no intention of claiming the territory of Canada or any other sovereign state.

However, the site also identifies Beyette's place of residence near the city of Brandon, as well as a nearby 6.5 square kilometre rural property which he co-owns with his parents, as being "Vikeslandic territory". The latter is referred to as the "Royal Ranchlands".

Flag[edit]

The kingdom's flag is made up of three horizontal bars of black, white and red. At the centre of the white bar has a white, Albanian-style double-headed eagle.

Space sponsorship[edit]

Vikesland was one of the sponsors of the JP Aerospace "Away 35" balloon mission.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Ryan, George Dunford & Simon Sellars (2006). Micronations. Lonely Planet. pp. 90–93. ISBN 1-74104-730-7.
  2. ^ Flag of Vikesland on Away 35 balloon

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Coordinates: 50°36′44″N 99°31′59″W / 50.61222°N 99.53306°W / 50.61222; -99.53306