In short Vikesland is what is called a Micronation. A micronation is a small self declared country/nation
that is generally not officially recognized by the United Nations. They tend to exist within established countries, in particular
western countries, but are not officially recognized as legitimate by them.
Micronations run the gamut from extremely serious to Tongue in cheek and everything else in between. Some exist in legal grey
areas and have semi sovereignty. Most however do not have true sovereignty and can only exercise limited self determination
via land owner rights. Some only exist as internet entities called Cyber micronations. Vikesland does exist in the real world
and has privately owned land in which to base from. However we embrace the internet and the majority of our citizens are what
we call Cyber citizens. People who are citizens of Vikesland but do not live in Vikeslands owned territory and primarily interact
with Vikesland via the internet.
The Kingdom of Vikesland
was created in July, 2005, by filmmaker Christopher Beyette as part of a documentary project about Micronations. Vikesland
is meant to be a fun, artistic, philanthropic and learning endeavour for all involved. We do things outside of the norm and
have a laugh as we do it. It doesn't matter if the UN or any established nation does not recognize our sovereignty as other
Micronations, our citizens and multitudes of like minded artists and people do. Our sovereignty is established on our land,
in homes, songs, films, artworks, performance stages and the space we know as the internet. Our legitimacy comes from the
people that believe in Vikesland as a Kingdom.
We are not rebels or secessionists and
generally embrace our mother countries.
We welcome all inquiries from Media companies and Journalists. We are a media friendly group and
will help you with anything you require.
email us here for Media inquiries.