|Leader||Chairman John Morgan|
|Faith||Laissez Faire Capitalism|
The Trustworthy Corporate Hydra of Velstado is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Chairman John Morgan with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.483 billion Human Resourceses 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hadley's Hope. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient Velstadoan economy, worth a remarkable 4,381 trillion Aliens a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 324,948 Aliens, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,013,316 per year while the poor average 3,310, a ratio of 910 to 1.
Becoming a missionary is a sure-fire route to martyrdom, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, and preservative-laden Velstadoan cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Velstado's national animal is the Xenomorph, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Laissez Faire Capitalism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Velstado was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- : Velstado's influence in Pax Britannia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Velstado's influence in Pax Britannia rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Velstado's influence in Pax Britannia rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Velstado's influence in Pax Britannia rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
- : Velstado lodged a message on the Pax Britannia Regional Message Board.
- : Velstado relocated from The Western Isles to Pax Britannia.
- : Velstado was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
- : Velstado's influence in The Western Isles rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Velstado's influence in The Western Isles rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".