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{{Infobox nation
|name = The Microstate of Isvik
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|name = The Autonomous Territory of Isvik
|image1 = [[File:Isvikflag.png|250px]]
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|image1 = [[File:FIsvik.png|150px]] <br> Flag
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|image2 = [[File:Coaisvik.png|150px]] <br> Coat of Arms
 
|motto = '''In patria memoria''' - ''In Country's Memory''  
 
|motto = '''In patria memoria''' - ''In Country's Memory''  
|capital_city       = [[Isvik]]
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|capital_city = Isa
 
|languages = English, Icelandic
 
|languages = English, Icelandic
|demonym = Isvikese
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|demonym = Isvikian
|government = Parliamentary Monarchy
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|head of state = Baron of Isa
|head of state = State Director
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|hos_name = [[Julian I, Imperial Grand Duke of Lundenwic|HIM, The Imperial Grand Duke, Julian I]]
|hos_name = [[Alexander II.]]
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|established = [[2005]] (as Iskwan)
|established = 2005 as Iskwan
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|population = 86
|population = 8
 
 
|time_zone = GMT
 
|time_zone = GMT
|web = [http://isvik.org/ Isvik.org]
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|web = [http://lundenwic.wordpress.com/ Official website]
 
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The '''Monarchy of Isvik''' (or simply '''Isvik''') is a micronation located in Iceland established in 2005.
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The '''Autonomous Territory of Isvik''' simply known as '''Isvik''', is a territory of the Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic located in Grímsey, Iceland. Originally a micro nation established in 2005, the then Honourable Judge of Internal Matters, Jordan handed over control of the region to the [[Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic]] on 29 May 2015.<ref name = declaration>[https://lundenwic.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/imperial-grand-duke-handed-new-territory/ "IMPERIAL GRAND DUKE HANDED NEW TERRITORY!", Imperial State News], Retrieved 02 June 2015</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name derives from the two combined nations, Isvik and Tavadia. Isvik being a portmanteau of Is (Icelandic word for ice) and vik (a common Icelandic word used as a suffix for towns.
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Isvik is a portmanteau of Is (the Icelandic word for ice) and vik (a common Icelandic word used as a suffix for towns)
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==History==
 
==History==
While it is often speculated when Iskwan was founded the generally accepted date is somewhere between 2002 - 2005. This is due to the lack of any dates that can be accurately proven but 2005 is claimed as the de facto establishing point simply because of the first documented mention of it in one of the state director Alexander I.'s journals. The establishing was more of a worldbuilding excercise than anything beyond that as it was simply the case of political roleplaying. In December 2011 though, Jordan started taking this more seriously as they had learned of the potential for micronational sovereigns and the community that had been built upon them. This lead to the establishment of Iskwania which was quickly approached by the Saxon Empire and Iskwania became a member. However, on the 4th of June, 2012, Stonland left the Empire to join St.Charlie, with Duke Sighere appointing Jordan as his successor as co-ruler of the empire. In February 2013 Iskwania was refounded under the name Tavadia and joined the Saxon Empire which Jordan later due to disinterest in the Saxon Empire left, leaving King Penda II. as sole emperor.  
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Originally called Iskwan it is often speculated when the micronation was founded. The generally accepted date is somewhere between 2002 - 2005. This is due to the lack of any dates that can be accurately proven but 2005 is claimed as the de facto establishing point simply because of the first documented mention of it in one of the former Honourable Judge of Internal Matters, Jordan's journals. The establishing was originally just a case of political roleplay.
  
Isvik was a rather small part of Alexander's history with micronational affairs, having started life as a political simulation based around a nomadic culture turned settlers in the Nordics. This political simulation briefly became a micronation in February of 2014 and merged with his other micronation to form the United Republic of Isvik & Tavadia in October 2014.
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In December 2011 though, Jordan started taking this more seriously as they had learned of the potential for micronational sovereigns and the community that had been built around them. This lead to the establishment of Iskwania which was quickly approached by the [[Saxon Empire]] and shortly joined as a member. However, on the 4 June 2012, [[Stonland]] left the Empire to join [[St.Charlie]], with [[Samuel Azehtyla|Duke Sighere]] appointing Jordan as his successor as co-ruler of the empire.  
  
The first act of 2015 (on January 5th) was to relocate the republic's claim from Iceland to the entirety of Jan Mayen, splitting it up into two provinces, Isvik and Tavadia with the capital being located in Isvik.  
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In February 2013 Iskwania was refounded under the name Tavadia and once again joined the Saxon Empire which Jordan later due to disinterest in the Saxon Empire left, leaving [[Johannes Andreassuun|King Penda II]] as sole emperor.  
  
The United Republic of Isvik & Tavadia was renamed to The Monarchy of Isvik in June 2015 as the state director abolished any governmental structures in favor of absolute monarchy as well as abolishing any provinces, deeming them useless. The micronation was later disbanded, but reestablished as the Microstate of Isvik in 2016 when Alexander II. (Alexander I.'s cousin) took over the micronation, the claim this time being relocated to the island of Elliðaey in the Westman Isles off the southcoast of Iceland.  
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In October 2014 Jordan merged his two micronations to form the United Republic of Isvik & Tavadia and his first act of 2015 (on January 5) was to relocate the republic's claim from Iceland to the entirety of Jan Mayen, splitting it up into two provinces, Isvik and Tavadia with the capital, Isa being located in Isvik. On the same date, [[Julian I, Imperial Grand Duke of Lundenwic|HIM, Julian I, Imperial Grand Duke of Lundenwic]] was named Baron of Isa.<ref name = Isa>[https://lundenwic.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/isn-may-gazette/ "ISN MAY GAZETTE", Imperial State News], Retrieved 4 June 2015</ref>
  
==Culture==
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The United Republic of Isvik & Tavadia was renamed to The Monarchy of Isvik in June 2015 as the Honourable Judge of Internal Matters abolished any governmental structures in favor of absolute monarchy as well as abolishing any provinces, deeming them useless. The claim to Jan Mayen was abandoned in favour of claiming the island Grímsey just north of Iceland. Jordan then realising he had no time to carry on this Isvik, handed over control to the Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic on 29 May 2015.<ref name = declaration />
The culture of Isvik mostly centers around the art and literary world.
 
  
==Cuisine==
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On the 11 January 2016 a pretender claimed to reestablish Isvik as the Microstate of Isvik with a claim to the island of Elliðaey in the Westman Isles off the southcoast of Iceland. The pretender, Alexander II, named himself State Director claiming he was the cousin of the former Honourable Judge of Internal Matters, Jordan. Attempts were made by the Imperial Government to contact Alexander II to settle the dispute, however, these proved unsuccessful and Lundenwic remains the rightful owner of Isvik.
Isvikian cuisine is largely based on the macronation its located on. Fish and dairy products are very popular, along with mutton and poultry. A special blend of chicken soup is the nations national dish which is called Kjuklingsgæði ("Chicken quality").
 
  
Another delicacy is Hvítbrauð ("White Bread") a type of deep fried sweet potato bread dipped in garlic butter and powdered with sugar.
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 17:37, 14 July 2019

The Autonomous Territory of Isvik
FIsvik.png
Flag
Coaisvik.png
Coat of Arms

Motto
In patria memoria - In Country's Memory
Official language(s)English, Icelandic
DemonymIsvikian
DemonymIsvikian
- Baron of IsaHIM, The Imperial Grand Duke, Julian I
Established2005 (as Iskwan)
Population86
Time zoneGMT

Official website


The Autonomous Territory of Isvik simply known as Isvik, is a territory of the Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic located in Grímsey, Iceland. Originally a micro nation established in 2005, the then Honourable Judge of Internal Matters, Jordan handed over control of the region to the Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic on 29 May 2015.[1]

Etymology

Isvik is a portmanteau of Is (the Icelandic word for ice) and vik (a common Icelandic word used as a suffix for towns)

History

Originally called Iskwan it is often speculated when the micronation was founded. The generally accepted date is somewhere between 2002 - 2005. This is due to the lack of any dates that can be accurately proven but 2005 is claimed as the de facto establishing point simply because of the first documented mention of it in one of the former Honourable Judge of Internal Matters, Jordan's journals. The establishing was originally just a case of political roleplay.

In December 2011 though, Jordan started taking this more seriously as they had learned of the potential for micronational sovereigns and the community that had been built around them. This lead to the establishment of Iskwania which was quickly approached by the Saxon Empire and shortly joined as a member. However, on the 4 June 2012, Stonland left the Empire to join St.Charlie, with Duke Sighere appointing Jordan as his successor as co-ruler of the empire.

In February 2013 Iskwania was refounded under the name Tavadia and once again joined the Saxon Empire which Jordan later due to disinterest in the Saxon Empire left, leaving King Penda II as sole emperor.

In October 2014 Jordan merged his two micronations to form the United Republic of Isvik & Tavadia and his first act of 2015 (on January 5) was to relocate the republic's claim from Iceland to the entirety of Jan Mayen, splitting it up into two provinces, Isvik and Tavadia with the capital, Isa being located in Isvik. On the same date, HIM, Julian I, Imperial Grand Duke of Lundenwic was named Baron of Isa.[2]

The United Republic of Isvik & Tavadia was renamed to The Monarchy of Isvik in June 2015 as the Honourable Judge of Internal Matters abolished any governmental structures in favor of absolute monarchy as well as abolishing any provinces, deeming them useless. The claim to Jan Mayen was abandoned in favour of claiming the island Grímsey just north of Iceland. Jordan then realising he had no time to carry on this Isvik, handed over control to the Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic on 29 May 2015.[1]

On the 11 January 2016 a pretender claimed to reestablish Isvik as the Microstate of Isvik with a claim to the island of Elliðaey in the Westman Isles off the southcoast of Iceland. The pretender, Alexander II, named himself State Director claiming he was the cousin of the former Honourable Judge of Internal Matters, Jordan. Attempts were made by the Imperial Government to contact Alexander II to settle the dispute, however, these proved unsuccessful and Lundenwic remains the rightful owner of Isvik.

References