The Unified Catholic Republic of Newellington is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sir Unnamed Grand Vizier with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.962 billion Newellingtonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Capitol. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.3%.

The all-consuming Newellingtonian economy, worth 119 trillion Newoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 60,899 Newoes, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

The airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, men avoid even so much as looking at female colleagues, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Newo battlesuits, and photographers have to apply for a license to photograph Sir Unnamed Grand Vizier. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Newellington's national animal is the Robot, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Newellington is ranked 7th in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and 40,176th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 2 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

#### National Happenings

**Most Recent Government Activity:**

- : Newellington's influence in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
- : Newellington's influence in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
- : Newellington's influence in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
- : The Periodic Table Row of The Lanthanides renamed the office held by Newellington from "Vice President" to "Vice Founder" in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.
- : The Periodic Table Row of The Lanthanides removed Border Control authority from Newellington as Vice President in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.
- : Newellington fell out of the world Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
- : Newellington's influence in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
- : Newellington's influence in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
- : The Periodic Table Row of The Lanthanides appointed Newellington as Vice President with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, and Polls in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.
- : Newellington's influence in Fundamental Theorem of Algebra fell from "Superpower" to "Power".