Norse Kingdom of Vestrland
| The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland |
"Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam"
|Western coast of the North Atlantic |
|Capital city||Anders, Elgrland|
|Largest city||West Parkland, Elgrland|
|Official language(s)||English & Old Norse|
|- Prime Minister||(vacant)|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|Established||20 August, 2011|
|Area claimed||14,610 km²|
|Time zone||(UTC -7, -5)|
|National animal||Ursus Polaris (Ursus Maritimus)|
[ http://vestrland.yolasite.com/ Official Government Website ]
The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland is a coastal nation founded on 20 August, 2011. The Kingdom is a union of five "Héruð" and one "Nýlenda"
The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland was founded on the 20 August, 2011 from five "Héruð", three of which were discovered by the explorer Leif Eriksson Ca. 1000CE. The Five Héruð (Provinces) are: Vinland, Markland, Helluland, Elgrland and Suðrland. Besides these five Héruð there is one Nýlenda (Colony) named 'Bir Tawil'. The King, Thórir, signed the constitution of the Kingdom of Vestrland on December 21, 2011 at 6 P.M. MST. It came into effect on January 1, 2012 at 12 A.M. The constitution establishes a Semi-Constitutional monarchy.
Vestrland is a modern Norse kingdom whose name means "Westward Land" in Old Norse.
Government & Politics
The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland is a Semi-Constitutional monarchy. The Constitution established a National Parliament . The King currently rules by decree due to no election being held as of yet. The mechanics of government remain in place for a future date.
State Flag of the Norse Kingdom of Vestrland
His Majesty's Ministers
There is only one minister at this time.
The Honourable Bryndís Víkingrdóttir, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Law & Order
There is no policing force provided for within the Constitution. There are however three levels of courts and there are Court-appointed Marshals (the Supreme Court), Sheriffs (National), and Constables (Independent/Lower Courts). The Independent Courts which judge on civil matters. National Courts are the courts the judge on penal law, and general criminal law within the jurisdiction of the Kingdom. The Supreme Court decides by extraordinary review in cases of inconsistent application of the law by different National courts and issues involving the Constitution. In particular, the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over: Disputes between Kingdom entities concerning their respective rights and duties under the Constitution, Challenges of a National or Regional entity, a Court in the course of its determination, or a third of the Members of National Parliament against the constitutionality of a law, Claims of individuals regarding violations of their constitutional rights, Popular complaints about the violation of fundamental rights, and all other cases assigned to its jurisdiction by law. Appeals to a National Court ruling are heard by a second National Court of a differing jurisdiction. Further appeals go to the Supreme Court, who has the final say.
The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland recognizes the right of self-determination of Aboriginals (Skrœlings). Therefore all Aboriginal nations are independent of its laws and jurisdictions. The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland also recognizes the independence of the Kingdom of Vikesland.
List of Recognition
La Sérénissime Despotat de l'Acadie
Republic of the Esterlands
Kingdom of the Faryar (Non-treaty)
Kingdom of Vikesland
Vestrland is currently demilitarized
Geography & Climate
Vestrland experiences extremely cold and harsh winters and hot summers. There are few mild days during the year, and the few mild days are during Spring and autumn.
The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland is divided into Héruð (Provinces), one Nýlenda (Colony) and Borgs
The Héruð are: Vinland, Elgrland, Markland, Helluland and Suðrland.
Suðrland: Grœnborg, Arlington
Markland: Leifsborg and Peninsula
Vinland: Hrimfax and Skinfax
Helluland: Akpatok, Pamiok
Elgrland: Anders, Aspen Ridge, Clearview, Davenport, Devonshire, Glendale, Highland Green, Inglewood, Johnstone, Kentwood, Lancaster, Michener, Oriole, Timberlands, Vanier, West Parklands, Fairview, Riverside, Normandeau, Pines, Sunnybrook, Waskasoo and Eastview.
The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland's sole Nýlenda is a territory known as Bir Tawil (بيرطويل) to the locals. The Norse Kingdom of Vestrland has already requested a transfer of Administrative responsibilities from The Arab Republic of Egypt to our government offices in Anders, Elgrland. The King has personally requested the transfer and has entered dialogue with the Egyptian Ambassador to Canada, the Current Administrator of Bir Tawil.
The Kingdom economy is libertarian in nature. The government to be supported by future low-revenue endeavours. There is no taxing of nobles or citizens.
There are two official languages of the Kingdom: English and Norse (Icelandic & Old Norse). French is also a recognized regional language in Elgrland.