The United States of Vinlandia, commonly referred to as the USV, the United States or Vinlandia, is a sovereign state in North America. The federal capital is New York, known in Vinlandish as 'Ny Jórvik', and the official languages are Dano-Norwegian and Vinlandish. Vinlandia is one of the world's largest economies and a very influential nation, playing a major role in both American and European politics.
In the 1000's, an area of the North American east coast was claimed by Norse settlers as Vinlandia. The Colony of Vinlandia gradually expanded to cover a large part of the North American continent, and being the first Europeans in the continent, the Norsemen had no competition. There were, however, the indigenous populations to deal with, but they were unable to stop Norse success. In the 1500's, Vinlandia sought more autonomy from the government back home in Scandinavia, and in 1527, the nation was granted self-rule. It was, however, still a member of the Kalmar Union, but this ended in 1719 when the United States of Vinlandia, as it was now known, achieved full independence. In 1867, Vinlandia purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire. Vinlandia, being a Viking nation, had previously acted harshly towards neighboring nations and the indigenous populations, and so Russia feared an expensive, long-drawn war with the nation. Alaska later brought large amounts of wealth to Vinlandia.