Western Canada sector

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Western Canada sector
Flag of Canada
General information
LocatedWestern Canada
Sector founded2020
Sector founded bySuverska
Membership
Nations in area6 active,
20 inactive
Notable people in areaArctic of Veskrai, Connor Shaw

The Western Canada sector is a term used to categorise micronations located in Western Canada. The term was first used by the Arctic of Veskrai in 2020 to describe these micronations which are close in proximity and relations. In total, 25 nations have existed in Western Canada between 2005 and present, notably including Vikesland which existed for fifteen years and gained media recognition beyond the micronational community.

As of July 2021, there are six active micronations in this sector—the Holy Canadian Empire, Star Hill, Suverska, VISSR, West Canada, and Zirconic.

History

Pre-micronational history

The land that is now Western Canada was inhabited by various indigenous peoples for thousands of years prior to European colonisation, including the peoples native to the Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains, and Subarctic regions. The area is also the homeland of the Métis.[1]

Early European involvement in Western Canada can be characterised by events such as the North American fur trade, the establishment of the Colony of British Columbia in 1858, and Canadian Confederation in 1867. Following Confederation, there was the Rupert's Land and North-Western Territory transfer in 1870, the singing of the Numbered Treaties from 1871 to 1921, and the waves of immigration that followed the Dominion Lands Act in 1872 and the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885.[2]

Vikesland era

Modern era

Vancouver Island territorial dispute

The Vancouver Island territorial dispute is an ongoing territorial dispute that began on 29 April 2021 between the Dominion of West Canada, the Greater Cascadian Republic, the Nexan Republic, and the Dominion of Vancouver Island.

List of nations

Nations are coloured according to their government type, as follows:

Active nations

Map of the active micronations in the Western Canada sector, as of June 2021.
List of active micronations in the Western Canada sector
Arms Flag State Capital Pop. Area Location
Middle Coat of Arms of Frederick IV, Holy Canadian Emperor (2021).png Flag of the Holy Canadian Empire.png Holy Canadian Empire None 31 Variable British Columbia[a]
Star Hill COA.png Star Hill Flag No 2.png Star Hill Kirschdorf 1 0.27 km2
(0.10 sq mi)
Alberta
2020 Suverskan Arms.png 2020 Suverska Flag.png Suverska Paskrai 44 4.00 km2
(1.54 sq mi)
Saskatchewan
Badge of the Dominion of Vancouver Island.png Flag of Vancouver Island.png Vancouver Island Victoria 15 32,305.94 km2
(12,473.39 sq mi)
British Columbia
Arms of West Canada.svg Flag of West Canada.svg West Canada Shawsburg 48 2,906,280 km2
(1,122,120 sq mi)
Alberta[b]
Insigne incognitum.svg Current Zirconian Flag.jpg Zirconic (2nd) Norhaven 4 251.22 km2
(97.00 sq mi)
Alberta

Inactive and former nations

List of inactive micronations in the Western Canada sector
Arms Flag State Capital Existed Pop. Area Location
Insigne incognitum.svg Flag of the Antiquitian Empire.jpeg Antiquitian Empire None 2012–2013 9 3,821 km2
(1,475 sq mi)
British Columbia
DelCavCoA.jpg DelCavFlag.jpg Deloraine-Cavers Küchenstadt 2007–2012 11 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
Manitoba
Insigne incognitum.svg TromoFlag.jpg Durkadurkagradstania Vokinhsalk 2006-2010 22 Unknown Saskatchewan
COAKOL.gif Flag of The Kingdom of Goepel.png Goepel Adamstown 2015–2016 34 Unknown British Columbia
Coat of arms of Grunkia.png Grunkia.png Grunkia New Rome 2011–2013 10 0.04 km2
(0.015 sq mi)
British Columbia
Insigne incognitum.svg Coolflagofcoolness.png Hinderland New Hinder 2019–2019 1 Unknown British Columbia
JehovahCOA.png JehovahFlag.png Jehovah Shawsburg 2019-2021 1 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
Alberta
Kayenay COA.PNG Fkna.png Kayenay (2nd) Powergarden
(now Kirschdorf)
2017–2020 7 0.0075 km2
(0.0029 sq mi)
Alberta
Arms of the Commonwealth of Lazonesia.png Flag of the Commonwealth of Lazonesia.png Lazonesia Courtica 2021-2021 8 1.20 km2
(0.46 sq mi)
British Columbia
Insigne incognitum.svg Mex.png Mexania None 2012-2014 6 Unknown British Columbia
Coat of Arms of Nassivassa.png Flag of Nassivassa.png Nassivassa None 2019–2019 7 0.13 km2
(0.050 sq mi)
British Columbia
Coat of arms of Prairiland.png Flag of Prairiland.svg Prairiland Grassbanks 2019–2019 6 Unknown Alberta
Insigne incognitum.svg Kingdom of Thorp.jpg Thorp None 2018–2020 16 Unknown British Columbia
Us coat of arms.png Nsroutoyoutoo.jpg Ustandovesgrav Umplegrav 2012-2015 92 200 km2
(77 sq mi)
Alberta
Vikesland Arms.jpg Vikeslandflag.jpg Vikesland Royal Ranchlands 2005–2018 317 6.50 km2
(2.51 sq mi)
Manitoba
Insigne incognitum.svg Unknown Flag Symbol.jpg Zårconia None 2018–2018 16 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
British Columbia

Not included on list: Greater Cascadian Republic (mostly in the USA), Keyenay (1st), Newnewfoundland (non-serious), Zirconic (1st)

Timeline of nations

Timeline of nations in Western Canada
Holy Canadian EmpireStar HillDominion of West CanadaOffice of KayenayKingdom of JehovahFederal Republic of ZirconicRepublic of NassivassaDominion of Vancouver IslandThe Hinderland empireFederation of PrairilandSecond Republic of KayenayKingdom of ThorpThe Sovereign Princedom of ZåRconiaMicro-Republic of KayenayKingdom of GoepelRepublic of SuverskaAntiquitian EmpireNational Socialist Republic of UstandovesgravFederal Republic of GrunkiaFederal Republic of ZirconicEmpire of Deloraine-CaversNation of DurkadurkagradstaniaJarldom of Vikesland

References

  1. "First Nations Communities and Treaty Boundaries in Saskatchewan". Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 2 December 2009.
  2. "Dominion Lands Act | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2021-05-12.

Notes

  1. The Holy Canadian Empire also has claims within the provinces of Ontario, and Quebec, but is primarily located within British Columbia.
  2. The Dominion of West Canada also has claims within the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, but is primarily located within Alberta.