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 area5 active,
27 inactive
Notable people in areaAtyko Robijovych, Connor Shaw, Andrew Snye

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 April 2024, there are five predominantly active micronations in this sector: Athabasca, Grondines-Anjou, Sitkan Empire, Valrun and Vancouver Island.

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

Notable members

List of nations

Active nations

List of active micronations in the Western Canada sector
Arms Flag State Capital Founded Pop. Area Location Government type
Athabasca Clearwater 2023 11 52.17 km2
(20.14 sq mi)
AB Socialist republic
Grondines-Anjou Château d'Or 2021 7 0.65 km2
(0.25 sq mi)
AB[a] Constitutional monarchy
Valrun Norsask 2019 20 5.49 km2
(2.12 sq mi)
AB Presidential republic
Sitkan Empire Platova 2024 18 Unknown BC[b] Absolute monarchy
Vancouver Island Cookstown 2019 13 32,305.94 km2
(12,473.39 sq mi)[c]
BC Constitutional monarchy

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), Sovereign Kingdom of Humberlea (Canton of Sage Hill since 2023).

Inactive and former nations

List of inactive micronations in the Western Canada sector
Arms Flag State Capital Existed Pop. Area Location Government type
Antiquitian Empire None 2012–2013 9 4 km2
(1.5 sq mi)
BC Participatory democracy
Atomica None 2021 21 18.1 km2 AB Absolute monarchy
Burdany Frankovich 2023 8 0.00161874 km2
(0.00062500 sq mi)
BC Semi-constitutional monarchy
Deloraine-Cavers Küchenstadt 2007–2012 11 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
MB Constitutional monarchy
Democratic Lazonesia Platana 2020-2023 14 1.20 km2
(0.46 sq mi)
BC Socialist republic
Durkadurkagradstania Vokinhsalk 2006-2010 22 Area
unknown
SK Constitutional monarchy
Goepel Adamstown 2015–2016 34 Area
unknown
BC Constitutional monarchy
Grunkia New Rome 2011–2013 10 0.04 km2
(0.015 sq mi)
BC Presidential republic
Hinderland New Hinder 2019–2019 1 Area
unknown
BC Absolute monarchy
Holy Canadian Empire None 2021 31 Area
unknown
BC Elective monarchy
Inner Baldonia Vancouver 2022 13 Area
unknown
BC Constitutional monarchy
Jehovah Shawsburg 2019-2021 1 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
AB Absolute monarchy
Star Hill Kirschdorf 2021-2023 1 0.27 km2
(0.10 sq mi)
AB Absolute monarchy
Kayenay (2nd) Powergarden
(now Kirschdorf)
2017–2020 7 0.0075 km2
(0.0029 sq mi)
AB Constitutional monarchy
Mexania None 2012-2014 6 Area
unknown
BC Socialist republic
Nassivassa None 2019–2019 7 0.13 km2
(0.050 sq mi)
BC Presidential republic
Pacific Roman Empire Vancouver 2020–2020 21 0.129 km2
(0.050 sq mi)
BC Absolute monarchy
Pacific States Area
unknown
2023 21 0.107 km2
(0.041 sq mi)
BC[d] Presidential Republic
Permaria Glacia 2020-2024 10 0.00161874 km2
(0.00062500 sq mi)
BC Semi-constitutional monarchy
Prairiland Grassbanks 2019–2019 6 Area
unknown
AB Anocracy
Suverska Paskrai 2013–2022 59 4.20 km2
(1.62 sq mi)
SK Semi-direct democracy
Thorp None 2018–2020 16 Area
unknown
BC Area
unknown
Ustandovesgrav Umplegrav 2012-2015 62 2 km2
(0.77 sq mi)
AB Fascist state with monarchy
Vikesland Royal Ranchlands 2005–2018 317 6.50 km2
(2.51 sq mi)
MB Constitutional monarchy
West Canada Shawsburg 2021–2021 49 Area
unknown
AB[e] Constitutional monarchy
Zårconia None 2018–2018 16 0.01 km2
(0.0039 sq mi)
BC Area
unknown
Zirconic (2nd) Norhaven 2020 4 251.22 km2
(97.00 sq mi)
AB Socialist republic

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

Sector timeline

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

Sitkan EmpireRepublic of AthabascaSouthern Columbia ProtectoratePrincipality of Inner BaldoniaPrincipality of Grondines-AnjouStar HillPrincipality of PermariaPacific States of AmericaDominion of Vancouver IslandPeople's Federal Republic of ValrunSecond Republic of KayenayKingdom of ThorpRepublic of SuverskaNational Socialist Republic of UstandovesgravFederal Republic of GrunkiaFederal Republic of ZirconicEmpire of Deloraine-CaversNation of DurkadurkagradstaniaJarldom of Vikesland

Sector map

This map features active micronations only. For a full map of Canada, see the Micronational map of Canada

Vancouver Island
Inner Baldonia


See also

Notes

  1. The Principality of Grondines-Anjou also has land within the province of Quebec, but is primarily located within Alberta.
  2. The Sitkan Empire also has land within the U.S. state of Alaska, but is primarily located within British Columbia.
  3. The Dominion of Vancouver Island de jure claims the entirety of Vancouver Island and the adjacent Gulf Islands but de facto control is limited to 0.36 acres.
  4. The Pacific States also had land within Washington state, but was primarily located within British Columbia.
  5. The Dominion of West Canada also had land within the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, but was primarily located within Alberta.

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.