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Ingolfursey Fylk (The Kalmar Union)

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Ingolfursey
— Subdivision of Vinland
Timeline: The Kalmar Union
Vinland Ingolfursey.svg
Flag of Ingolfursey
Capital
(and largest city)
Raefurinnvik
Population 20,850 

Ingolfursey Fylk comprises a single island in the Breidurras Gulf (OTL Anticosti Island) as well as the small island of Konunglegursaey (OTL Ile d'Orleans) at the boundary of the river and the estuary. The capital is Raefurinnvik and the total population is a little over 20,000.

Ingolfursey was first settled by a Norse farmer named Ingolfur and several followers in the 1030s as many fled the despotic rule of Snorri Thorfinnsson (see St. Hafdis I). The main island is not readily conductive to agriculture and in the past century Vinland has been forced to locate various industries on the island such as ship building and paper mills to keep it economically viable. Even so, the population has been in sharp decline for decades.

Konunglegursaey is much more conductive to agriculture and its proximity to the Algonquinland capital Quebec has long made it a valuable island. It was given to the Earl of Kyrejya by the Passamaquoddy in 1112 in return for Vinlandic assistance in stopping raiding from the north, though many have since questioned what jurisdiction they ever had over the island in the first place. Its position has made it a prime target for attack however. Its population was wiped out during the Great Northern War (1493-1500) and only a couple of years later it was abandoned totally only slowly being resettled as relations with the Algonquins normalised. Meanwhile frequent lapses in the line of earls often left it governed directly by the crown. It was joined to Ingolfursey in 1962 in order to solve its constitutional no-man's land status and a rail bridge to the Algonquin mainland has helped shore up its economy as many residents can now easily reach Quebec.

The 'Ingolfursey question'

The 'Ingolfursey question' is a constitutional matter that regularly rears its head in the Althing. The Fylk has three counties (Vestur-Ingolfursey, Auster-Ingolfursey, and Konunglegursaey) and therefore has much more say at the Althing per head than equivalent counties in Sud-Hafsveadland. In essenence the question is whether the declining counties to the north should have equal say on the laws that increasingly effect the booming ones in Hafsvaedaland. There is also discussions on whether Ingolfursey Fylk should be abolished and absorbed into Markland, or the two Hafsvaedalands should be split into far more Fylkír.

Ingolfursey Fylkír (The Kalmar Union)

Ingolfursey Fylk and its surroundings

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