Nordic Federation of Bjørnavik
|Nordic Federation of Bjørnavik|
Fédération Nordique de Bjørnavik (French)
Nordisk Federation i Bjørnavik (Swedish)
There are stones older than men
( French: Il est des pierres plus anciennes que les hommes )( Swedish: Det finns stenar äldre än män )
|Capital city||The Free City of Storskøger|
|Largest city||The Free City of Storskøger|
|Official language(s)||French, English, Swedish, Old Norse|
|Government||Democratic Unicameral Federation|
|- Jarl-Protecteur||Baron Håkon Van Dhom|
|- First Delegate||Honorable Mimi Von Skaïa|
|Established||27 January 2021|
|Area claimed||46 m² / 495 sq ft|
|Population||3 (as of 2021 census)|
|Time zone||(UTC +1)|
|National sport||Mountain Bike|
|National animal||Brown bear|
|National dish||Nordic Salad|
|Internet LTD||.bvk (proposed)|
|This nation is an observer of the Micronational Assembly and of the Nordic Confederation|
Bjørnavik, officially the Nordic Federation of Bjørnavik (French: Fédération Nordique de Bjørnavik, Swedish: Nordisk Federation i Bjørnavik), is a self-proclaimed sovereign democracy but is more commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers which claims territories in Canada, Norway and Iceland.
The federation capital and largest city is the Free City of Storskøger.
Founded on 27 January 2021, to propose an alternative to capitalism world and freedom-destroying laws, Bjørnavik is a thalassocracic micronation consisting of four territories: The Jarldom of Bjørnavik, the Vestskersey County, the Free City of Storskøger and the Hvitbàlfjall Territory.
Bjørnavik is mostly inspired by the Norse and Scandinavian culture but also by many other culture from human history all around the world. The main purpose of the federation is to protect nature from human’s predation especially within the federation’s borders.
Bjørnavik come from the Old Norse bjǫrn (bear) and vík (bay) and means Bear’s Bay. The Jarldom was named after baron Håkon « Svartbjørn » (Black Bear) II discovered it and there was a bear on the beach when they landed.
The Nordic Federation of Bjørnavik is a peaceful, ecological, scientific, philantropic and anti-capitalist state which tends to produce only what it needs for its citizens to live well and no longer depend on fossil fuels. As a peaceful federation Bjørnavik is against the spread of firearms and guns are prohibited within the territory law.
The environment and all living beings protection and preservation is the raison d'être of the federation.
The federation do not consider the technical progress as a convincing answer to the actual environmental world crisis.
The Great Nordic Territories of Bjørnavik were found on 27 January 2021 after Baron Håkon Van Dhom lost all his confidence in the french government to protect his citizen’s rights.
The writing of the Constitution begins on 15 February 2021 but it appears that the name of the state was not in line with the government type desired by the citizens.
A referendum took place on 22 February 2021 to choose a new name. The Nordic Federation of Bjørnavik is finally chosen by consensus.
On 5 April 2021 the Constitution has been ratified by the Fölkthing and therefor begins a new era in the Federation.
Politics and government
The federal legislative power is vested by a parliament called the Fölkthing (People’s Assembly) and every adult citizen own a seat and a voice. The Fölkthing is oversees by the First Speaker, drawned by lot before each parliamentary session and for the length of the session.
The federal executive power is vested by the Office who is made up of the Jarl-Protector assisted by the First Delegate and the Council of the Common. The Jarl-Protector and the First Delegate are drawn by lot for a one-year term and cannot be drawn for the next two years.
The Council of Common is appointed by the Jarl-Protecteur to fulfil the six following Delegations duties :
- Delegation of the Environment
- Delegation of Internal Affairs
- Delegation of Foreign Affairs
- Delegation of the Human Condition
- Delegation of Knowledge, Sciences and Education
- Delegation of Culture
Each member of the Council is called a Delegate.
The local's power are vested by Ländthings (Land’s Assembly) in every territory of the federation. Every Ländthing is overseen by an Aedile drawn by lot for a one-year term. The Ländthings manage local roads and public transport as well as the local school, local affairs and even local justice.
There are four subdivisions in the Federation which are the four territories
|Coat of arms||Name||Capital City|
|Jarldom of Bjørnavik||Hørsteinner|
|Free City of Storskøger||Free City of Storskøger|
Each territory has its own local assembly the Ländthing to manage local affairs.
The Fölkthing and the Council of the Common sits in the Svartbjørnhùs (Black Bear's House) as is located the office of the Jarl-Protector and the First Delegate. The government building is located in the Free City of Storskøger.
Law and order
The local judiciary is vested in each Ländthing.
The federal judiciary is vested in the Court of the Common chosen by the Fölkthing for a one-year term. It decides in the event of failure to grant a concession by the Ländthing.
As a peaceful and neutral state Bjørnavik is open to all foreign relationship through its Delegate of the Foreign Affairs.
The Nordic Federation of Bjørnavik has signed a treaty of alliance and mutual recognition with the following state:
Jarldom of Hjalvik (since 29 May 2021)
The Nordic Federation of Bjørnavik is actually officially unrecognized by any other micronations but is part of the following micronational organisations.
|Micronational Assembly||10 March 2021||Observer|
|Nordic Confederation||26 March 2021||Observer|
Bjørnavik is a peaceful and neutral micronation. There is no permanent military forces but every adult citizen undergone a military training and is a member of the reserve of the Citizen Self-defense Battalion. The Battalion is formed in case of conflict and led by an elected Lieutenant-Colonel chosen among skilled officers.
Actual highest ranked officer : Major Chantalé Pompon Mafille
As an anti-capitalism state Bjørnavik has an economy of the free, based on exchanges, like food-for-services or food-for-crafts exchanges.
Furthermore there is no industry on Bjørnavik and the state does not encourage it.
For now, there is no currency either.
The Bjørnavikan cat is a species endemic to Bjørnavik. Likely to have easy contact with humans, it can sometimes be a little angry and scratch your skin until it bleeds. Big sleeper, it spends most of its time sleeping or washing itself.
Culture and media
The only science center of Bjørnavik is the High-College of the Nordic Studies also called the High College of Hvitvaldyr. It is located in the Free City of Storskøger.
The main library is located in Hørsteinner and is called The Mimiskaïa Library.
Yule Festival takes place every year between 21 December and 25 December.
|27 January||Foundation day||Celebration of the foundation of the micronation|
|5 April||Constitution day||Celebration of the ratification of the Constitution|
|6 May||Bjørnavikan day||Celebrating the Common's people unity|
|20 or 21 June||Midsommar||Summer Solstice / Celebrating the longest day of the year|
|16 July||Svartbjørn Day||Celebrating the Nature|
|20 September||Blåbär Day||Museums are entrance free for the day and blueberry muffin are cooked|
|21 ou 22 December||Ancestors day / Yule||Winter Solstice / Celebrating the return of light|
|32 December||Hogswatchnight||Celebrating Terry Pratchett genius|
As the Swedish people Bjørnavikans drink a lot of coffee and this beverage was chosen as the national drink before beer and ginger wine.
The national sport is mountain biking. In fact, all the population uses bikes as their only means of transport.
There are 6 honorific titles in the Nordic Federation of Bjørnavik to reward a citizen for his/her action for the Common, in a various areas.
- The Order of Askr and Embla – Rewards action for the good of the Human Condition
- The Order of the Oak Leaf – Rewards action for the good of the Environment
- The Order of Haptasnytir - Rewards action for Science and Knowledge
- The Order of the Skald – Rewards action for the Arts and Culture
- The Order of the Black Bear – Rewards action for the Common and its Citizens
- The Order of the Wooden Shield – Rewards action in Defence of the Common