Vikesland Security Force Amalgamates
As of May 2016 the Vikesland Security Force will have all three departments within amalgamated. The Airforce and Naval departments will now be part of the Security force both in look and title. Traditional Naval ranks will remain the same however General officers will have their rank names changed.
King Christopher awards Montague I/Grand Duke McHenry of Westarctica the Order of the Rifle.
National Champion breaks record!
National Champion of Vikesland and figure-head of the Vikesland Power team has broken a Deadlift record at RPS Spring Supremacy in New York this past week. Sir Martelle also known as the Math Librarian has several Martial arts and MMA titles to his name along with power lifting accolades. The national champ tore his triceps in South America a few months ago and has bounced back from it at a superhuman rate. King Christopher had this reaction.
National Champion Mike Martelle Breaks deadlift record in New York.
“Sir Martelle is simply incredible. Here is a man who was horribly injured a few months ago and has now broken a record in lifting a ridiculous amount of weight for his age and weight category. That is what champions are made of!”
All of us here in Vikesland are proud and look forward to seeing more wins in the future. Here is a link to a video of his performance.
Vikesland Government and Monarch seek constitutional changes.
King Christopher of Vikesland has been in talks with his Royal council in regards to changing our government structure. The restructuring would change our current democratic system to rest more power in the hands of the King in the form of Royal decree.
Press photo of King Christopher of Vikesland.
Ninety percent of our current constitution will remain unchanged. The changes will allow King Christopher to rule more autonomously and in a much faster more efficient fashion. The Royal counsel will still have relevance in matters of national and cultural significance.
Microcon 2015 heads of state.
On April 11th, 2015, King Christopher of Vikesland travelled to Anaheim California to attend Microcon 2015. Microcon was an intermicronational conference, the first of it’s kind in North America. The Conference started at 10:30 in the morning and had various heads of state give speeches and presentations throughout the day. King Christopher made a small basic presentation on Vikesland.
King Christopher with the Grand Marshall of Obsidia and the Slabovian Chancellor.
In the evening was the Cotillion, where a state dinner, dance and awards ceremony was held. King Christopher awarded ten medals to heads of state and royals in attendance. King Christopher was graciously awarded the Order of King Henry the Lion by Queen Anastasia of Ruritania.
King Christopher had this to say.
Grand Duke Travis and Prince Dinny of Westarctica. King Christopher and Baron Michael Stogner of Vikesland.
“Microcon was a smashing success. President Baugh and First Lady Baugh did an excellent job of setting up and facilitating this conference. I hope to attend the next Microcon in the future! I enjoyed it so much I am hoping to do something similar that takes place almost entirely within Vikeslands borders.”
Sir. Mike Martelle teaching in Senegal Africa.
Sir. Mike Martelle in Senegal Africa.
Vikesland champion and head of the Power Team Sir. Mike Martelle has recently been to Senegal Africa to teach some Jiu-Jitsu seminars as well as train and compete in LAAMB (Senegalese wrestling). This occasion marks Sir. Martelle’s sixth continent on which he has competed. The trip also had Sir. Martelle tour other areas, mainly Turkey, while away. We here in the Kingdom of Vikesland we are proud to of his accomplishments.
Sir. Mike Martelle in Senegal Africa.
King Christopher has decreed that the national flag of Vikesland be changed for the
The old national flag.
nations 10th Anniversary celebration. The flag seen to the right, has been a staple for a decade and is now being reworked to represent the Viking spirit and our northern land base. King Christopher said this:
Press photo, King Christopher and King Montague greet on the Royal Villa steps.
“The flag needs to change to reflect our true identity here in the Kingdom of Vikesland. When I founded this Micronation I did it in the spirit of the Vikings moving into new areas of life very few had gone before. The flag has been redesigned to reflect this and allow us to visually take our place among other nordic, arctic and antarctic nations. It’s time that our flag reflected our true identity as Vikeslanders. Our national colours of red and white remain with the addition of blue representing our harsh winters. A redesigned double headed eagle that reflects the increasing might of our security force. Our flag is similar to a standard nordic flag with the addition of the double headed eagle.”
The new flag of Vikesland.
King Christopher has also decreed a tenth anniversary coin is to be minted to mark this milestone along with anniversary stamps. All of which should be available for purchase on a newly designed website and store in the near future.
For the most part things in Vikesland have quieted down over the last couple of months. The flood watch has been officially lifted until next spring and the Ministry of The Interior has been busy keeping roadways clear of snow.
National champion and Vikesland Power Team Captain Mike Martelle has been very busy training for both Strongman and his upcoming MMA fight in Africa. We wish him well!
King Christopher has been busy working on Film and Television projects and is currently in pre-production for another documentary film, reality TV show and horror film. Those projects will see production start in the new year.
His Majesty, in order to cut national spending, has issued a decree that similar governmental departments be amalgamated. This process is currently underway. King Christopher has also sent out the order that the national website be redesigned and simplified. The new design will happen in the next few days.
Things in Vikesland have been busy for most the last couple of months.
Sir. Mike Martelle, current national champion and head of the Power team, has been participating in Strongman competitions under our nations banner. He also has participated in a firetruck pull to raise funds for charity. We here in Vikesland are proud of his work.
The Kingdom of Vikesland Royal Embassy Located in Brandon, MB. is still currently under a flood watch. The nearby Assiniboine river still has not receded fully back within its banks. Mid summer torrential downpours across the Canadian prairie provinces caused another second flood to occur. The Vikesland Ministry of the Interior will most likely lift the flood watch until spring when it is expected yet another deluge will hit.
King Christopher has completed two more documentaries this summer and both will be available to see on the Stories from home MTS video on Demand network. King Christopher is currently in pre-production for another major documentary on Roller derby as well as a horror film and possible reality television series on Vikesland and other Micronations.
These last 2 weeks have seen days of torrential downpours across the Canadian and Vikesland prairies causing huge amounts of overland flooding as well as causing the Assiniboine river to once again burst over its banks. The water level will once again reach critical height like it did in 2011. Flood protection measures since that last disaster have been improved but nothing is one hundred percent foolproof. The Vikesland embassy has been declared under an evacuation notice in case the water comes over the dikes. Vikeslandic forces are on standby to help in the evacuation if required as are Canadian authorities.
Canadian media have been buzzing about the emergency. Click here to read one of them.
King Christopher had this to say. “Once again flood waters are threatening the Royal
Press photo of King Christopher of Vikesland.
Embassy in Brandon, Manitoba. I have full confidence that the crest of this flood will come and go with no evacuation needed or disasters. I have ordered our security forces on alert just in case the worst happens but I am confident they won’t be needed.”
Prince Elgin made a statement in regard to what has been happening in Vikeslandic territory these last few days. “Vikesland is currently water logged and some of our small streams have swollen to rivers. The Trans Vikeslandic trail has water overflowing across in two areas hindering vehicle traffic movement across the country. I have issued a safety order barring passenger vehicles from driving on the trail and limiting it to ATV’s and heavy equipment. Other than that and a little water in the basement of the royal villa, all is well.”
The Assiniboine river crests today and is expected to slowly recede over the next two weeks barring any more significant rains.