by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,232ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,451stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,170th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Winter is comming
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Westerreach

Population802 million

CapitalNew Maxentius
LeaderJarne Greystark

CurrencyDukaten
AnimalWolf

The Empire of Westerreach is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Jarne Greystark with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 802 million Westerreachians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Maxentius. The average income tax rate is 44.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Westerreachian economy, worth 91.7 trillion Dukatens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 114,352 Dukatens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious, small shoes often wash up on the beach, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Westerreach, and Jarne Greystark has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Westerreach's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Westerreach is ranked 85,715th in the world and 4,141st in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 17.5 Atheism Rate.

Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,232ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,451stTop
10%
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,170thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,346thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,984thMost Influential: 13,003rdLargest Retail Industry: 14,355thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,751stHighest Disposable Incomes: 21,248th
Top
5%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 244th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 314th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 372nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 381st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 400th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 434th in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 615th in the regionLargest Black Market: 643rd in the regionMost Influential: 704th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 710th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 733rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 735th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 754th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 789th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 803rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Westerreach was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Westerreach was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Westerreach changed its national leader to "Jarne Greystark".
  • : Following new legislation in Westerreach, Jarne Greystark has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerreach, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Westerreach.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerreach, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Westerreach was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerreach, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerreach, scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerreach, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins.

More...

Report