Western Canada sector

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Western Canada sector
Flag of Canada
General information
LocatedWestern Canada
Sector founded2020
Sector founded byAtyko Robijovych
(Republic of Suverska)
Membership
Nations in area7 active,
21 inactive
Notable people in areaAtyko Robijovych, Connor Shaw, Kasra

The Western Canada sector is a term used to categorise micronations located in Western Canada. The term was first used by the Atyko Robijovych in 2020 to describe these micronations which are close in proximity and relations. In total, 28 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 October 2021, there are seven active micronations in this sector—the Grondines-Anjou, Holy Canadian Empire, Star Hill, Suverska, Vancouver Island, Zirconic, and Clearwater

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

COVID-19 pandemic

List of nations

Active nations

List of active micronations in the Western Canada sector
Arms Flag State Capital Founded Pop. Area Location Government type
Clearwater Emblem.png Clearwater Flag.jpg Clearwater Confederacy Berribasca 2021 5 3.42 km2
(1.32 sq mi)
AB Democratic Confederalism
Coat of Arms of Grondines-Anjou.jpg Flag of Grondines-Anjou.svg Grondines-Anjou Château d'Or 2021 7 0.65 km2
(0.25 sq mi)
AB[a] Constitutional monarchy
1280px-The Flag of Atomica.png
The Free Kingdom of Atomica None 2021 21 18.1 km2 AB Absolute monarchy
Middle Coat of Arms of Frederick IV, Holy Canadian Emperor (2021).png Flag of the Holy Canadian Empire.png Holy Canadian Empire None 2021 31 Variable BC[b] Elective monarchy
Star Hill COA.png Star Hill Flag No 2.png Star Hill Kirschdorf 2021 1 0.27 km2
(0.10 sq mi)
AB Absolute monarchy
Great Seal of Vancouver Island.png Flag of Vancouver Island.svg Vancouver Island Victoria 2019 16 32,305.94 km2
(12,473.39 sq mi)
BC Constitutional monarchy
Insigne incognitum.svg Current Zirconian Flag.jpg Zirconic (2nd) Norhaven 2020 4 251.22 km2
(97.00 sq mi)
AB Socialist republic

Other nations with claims in Western Canada: Aerican Empire (colony of Parrwater; near Castor, AB since 2008), Dominion of British North America (includes former Dominion of West Canada since 2021).

Inactive and former nations

List of inactive micronations in the Western Canada sector
Arms Flag State Capital Existed Pop. Area Location Government type
Insigne incognitum.svg Flag of the Antiquitian Empire.jpeg Antiquitian Empire None 2012–2013 9 4 km2
(1.5 sq mi)
BC Participatory democracy
DelCavCoA.jpg DelCavFlag.jpg Deloraine-Cavers Küchenstadt 2007–2012 11 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
MB Constitutional monarchy
Insigne incognitum.svg TromoFlag.jpg Durkadurkagradstania Vokinhsalk 2006-2010 22 Unknown SK Constitutional monarchy
COAKOL.gif Flag of The Kingdom of Goepel.png Goepel Adamstown 2015–2016 34 Unknown BC Constitutional monarchy
Coat of arms of Grunkia.png Grunkia.png Grunkia New Rome 2011–2013 10 0.04 km2
(0.015 sq mi)
BC Presidential republic
Insigne incognitum.svg Coolflagofcoolness.png Hinderland New Hinder 2019–2019 1 Unknown BC Absolute monarchy
JehovahCOA.png JehovahFlag.png Jehovah Shawsburg 2019-2021 1 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
AB Absolute monarchy
Kayenay COA.PNG Fkna.png Kayenay (2nd) Powergarden
(now Kirschdorf)
2017–2020 7 0.0075 km2
(0.0029 sq mi)
AB Constitutional monarchy
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)
BC Constitutional monarchy
Insigne incognitum.svg Mex.png Mexania None 2012-2014 6 Unknown BC Socialist republic
Coat of Arms of Nassivassa.png Flag of Nassivassa.png Nassivassa None 2019–2019 7 0.13 km2
(0.050 sq mi)
BC Presidential republic
Coat Of Arms of the Pacific Roman Empire.png Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (after 1400).png Pacific Roman Empire Vancouver 2020–2020 21 0.129 km2
(0.050 sq mi)
BC Absolute monarchy
Coat of arms of Prairiland.png Flag of Prairiland.svg Prairiland Grassbanks 2019–2019 6 Unknown AB Anocracy
2020 Suverskan Arms.png 2020 Suverska Flag.png Suverska Paskrai 2013–2022 59 4.20 km2
(1.62 sq mi)
SK Semi-direct democracy
Insigne incognitum.svg Kingdom of Thorp.jpg Thorp None 2018–2020 16 Unknown BC Unknown
Us coat of arms.png Nsroutoyoutoo.jpg Ustandovesgrav Umplegrav 2012-2015 62 2 km2
(0.77 sq mi)
AB Fascist state with monarchy
Vikesland Arms.jpg Vikeslandflag.jpg Vikesland Royal Ranchlands 2005–2018 317 6.50 km2
(2.51 sq mi)
MB Constitutional monarchy
Arms of West Canada.svg Flag of West Canada.svg West Canada Shawsburg 2021–2021 49 Unknown AB[c] Constitutional monarchy
Insigne incognitum.svg Unknown Flag Symbol.jpg Zårconia None 2018–2018 16 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
BC Unknown

Not included on list: Greater Cascadian Republic (mostly in the USA), Keyenay (1st), Newnewfoundland (non-serious), Principality of Ellrose (uncertain dates), Zirconic (1st).

Additional information

Prominent active Western Canada micronation in various indices
Year Oldest active Highest CGSC Most populous Largest area
(Controlled)
Largest area
(Claimed)
2005 – 2018  Vikesland  Vikesland  Vikesland  Vikesland  Vikesland
2018 – 2019  Suverska  Suverska  Suverska  Suverska  Suverska
2019 – 2022  Vancouver Island
2022 – present  Vancouver Island  Vancouver Island Flag of the Holy Canadian Empire.png HCE Current Zirconian Flag.jpg Zirconic (2nd)

Sector timeline

Note: this timeline only includes micronations that are currently active or were active for at least six months.

Principality of Grondines-AnjouHoly Canadian EmpireStar HillKingdom of JehovahFederal Republic of ZirconicDominion of Vancouver IslandSecond Republic of KayenayKingdom of ThorpMicro-Republic of KayenayRepublic of SuverskaAntiquitian EmpireNational Socialist Republic of UstandovesgravFederal Republic of GrunkiaFederal Republic of ZirconicEmpire of Deloraine-CaversNation of DurkadurkagradstaniaJarldom of Vikesland

Sector map

Western Canada sector map
Star Hill Flag No 2.png
Flag of Vancouver Island.svg
Flag of the Holy Canadian Empire.png
Flag of the Holy Canadian Empire.png
Flag of the Aerican Empire.svg.png
Flag of Grondines-Anjou.svg
Current Zirconian Flag.jpg


See also

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 Principality of Grondines-Anjou also has land within the province of Quebec, but is primarily located within Alberta.
  2. The Holy Canadian Empire also has land within the provinces of Ontario, and Quebec, but is primarily located within British Columbia.
  3. The Dominion of West Canada also had land within the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, but was primarily located within Alberta.