Handover of Mykilsker

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Handover of Mykilsker
Date2021 (estimated)
LocationMykilsker
Participants United Kingdom
 Hjalvik

The Mykilsker Handover is a handover ceremony set to happen, involving the Jarldom of Hjalvik and the United Kingdom, over the Hjalsk territory of Mykilsker. Mykilsker is set to be returned to British rule by Spring 2021.

History

Background history

After Mykilsker was colonised on 4 September 2020, it was decided early on that the territory would not last, due to its poor and unprofitable land. As early as 5 September 2020, the Hjalsk government had been planning for a way to decolonise Mykilsker, but compensate all who had a share in any economics on the territory.

Leased territory

On 6 September 2020, the Government of Hjalvik decided that Mykilsker would become increasingly unmanageable due to its size, yet lack of resources. After some negotiation, the government decided Mykilsker would become a leased territory, as opposed to a permanent one. The territorial lease was originally set to expire in December 2020, however on 25 October 2020, it was negotiated that the lease would only expire in January 2021. This was later extended when it became clear that no one could host a handover ceremony at the time, due to COVID-19 restrictions. The lease was extended to 31 March 2021 at its latest. This never went ahead, and the Hjalsk government made the decision to hold on to the territory for the foreseeable future, although it is likely the handover will take place before 2022.

Decolonisation

As of 5 September 2020, Mykilsker had originally been set to be handed back to the UK along with Hamarsey, after Suþholmr had been elevated to capital of Hjalvik. On 6 September 2020, it was agreed that Hamarsey, along with the small island of Skerholmr would remain under Hjalsk control, while Mykilsker Island would return to Britishness sovereignty. This was the 9th Order of Hjalvik.

On 12 September 2020, it was decided that the capital of Hjalvik would later become Norþholmr rather than Suþholmr, and that the handover of Mykilsker would most likely happen before Norþholmr’s elevation to capital.