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The Five United Kingdoms of Velgast

“A Golden Age is Upon Us!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Five United Kingdoms of Velgast is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Oliver Stame of Wintervale I with an even hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cheerful population of 7.127 billion Velgastians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hemelsestad. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Velgastian economy, worth 955 trillion Crowns a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 134,062 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, meat-eating is frowned upon, cremation is compulsory for the deceased, and crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velgast's national animal is the Telian Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Old Gods of Carduun.

Velgast is ranked 252nd in Lazarus and 4,569th in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 805.8 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 7 days ago: Velgast fell out of the world Top 10% for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, pro-democracy regime change has been avoided.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, cars are banned from built-up areas.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Velgast, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.

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