|Leader||Ser Brynden Tully|
The Beseiged Lands of Urdein Straights is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ser Brynden Tully with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 14.666 billion Urdein Straightsians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The medium-sized, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Riverrun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Urdein Straightsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,589 trillion Dumas a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 108,402 Dumas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 410,498 per year while the poor average 19,894, a ratio of 20.6 to 1.
Politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year, Urdein Straightsian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, and there's often a little nagging voice suggesting that parents aren't keeping their kids safe. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Urdein Straights's national animal is the Trout, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Urdein Straights was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- : Urdein Straights's influence in Grand Central rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Urdein Straights was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
- : Urdein Straights was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- : Urdein Straights's influence in Grand Central rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Urdein Straights's influence in Grand Central rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Urdein Straights's influence in Grand Central rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : Urdein Straights relocated from Lazarus to Grand Central.
- : Urdein Straights was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Urdein Straights ceased to exist in Grand Central.