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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,760thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,619thLargest Mining Sector: 11,845th
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New welmarica

Population187 million


The Federation of New welmarica is a very large, orderly nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 187 million New welmaricans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.1%.

The very strong New welmarican economy, worth 13.8 trillion Welmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 73,945 Welmarks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 221,128 per year while the poor average 19,340, a ratio of 11.4 to 1.

Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, the disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, and camera crews have accompanied conscripted dancers to film 'Marching On Ice'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New welmarica's national animal is the Condor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

New welmarica is ranked 19,991st in the world and 1st in The coalition for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 4,679.87 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,760thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,619thLargest Mining Sector: 11,845thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,157th

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