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Most Devout: 54thLargest Agricultural Sector: 300thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 525th
The United Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Good Deeds, Good Words, Good Thoughts
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Wellsia

Population9.147 billion

CapitalEaldwic
LeaderKing
FaithSaculeum

Currencyscale
AnimalTiger

The United Kingdom of Wellsia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, triple-decker prams, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 9.147 billion Wellsians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ealdwic. The average income tax rate is 5.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wellsian economy, worth a remarkable 2,241 trillion scales a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 245,107 scales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Wellsian democracy, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges, the national security service are a bunch of crooks, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wellsia's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Saculeum.

Wellsia is ranked 89,487th in the world and 93rd in The Western Isles for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 191.95 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Devout: 54thLargest Agricultural Sector: 300thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 525thMost Cultured: 556thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,231stLowest Crime Rates: 2,004thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,491stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,759thMost Armed: 2,970thMost Primitive: 3,173rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,552ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,581stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,830thMost Efficient Economies: 4,136thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,182ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,539thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,134thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,294thLargest Retail Industry: 5,479thHighest Economic Output: 6,565thHealthiest Citizens: 6,663rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,724thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,470thLargest Governments: 8,840thMost Stationary: 10,093rdTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,425thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,047thLargest Mining Sector: 13,509thMost Influential: 14,453rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,570thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,768thMost Developed: 18,465thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,297th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wellsia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Wellsia lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Wellsia lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Wellsia lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Wellsian democracy.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Wellsia.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, stores employing more than 100 employees are required to be at least twenty miles from any competitor.

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