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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 628thMost Patriotic: 658th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Watchers in the shade, lightness in the dark.
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Vesteysia

Population7.177 billion

CapitalTerhai
LeaderEmperor Auguste
FaithJormunganity

CurrencyCredit
AnimalGalaktischenverschlinger

The Empire of Vesteysia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Auguste with an iron fist, and renowned for its enslaved workforce, triple-decker prams, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.177 billion Vesteysians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terhai. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 51.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Vesteysian economy, worth a remarkable 2,571 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 358,338 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 6.9 times as much as the poorest.

Giant no-kill traps baited with Bapst Red Ribbon and vintage bicycles have been popping up in back alleys nationwide, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry, the news is showing footage of Emperor Auguste bullying an old man to the point of tears, and twins move across the country to avoid being accused of the other's crimes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vesteysia's national animal is the Galaktischenverschlinger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Jormunganity.

Vesteysia is ranked 70,185th in the world and 1,746th in Lazarus for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 6.86 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 628thMost Patriotic: 658thMost Corrupt Governments: 695thLargest Retail Industry: 775thMost Avoided: 1,261stLargest Mining Sector: 1,269thHighest Average Incomes: 1,363rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,408thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,597thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,692ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,799thFattest Citizens: 1,933rdLargest Black Market: 1,952ndRudest Citizens: 2,025thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,120thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,227thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,251stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,730thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,850thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,255thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,660thMost Efficient Economies: 4,040thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,304thNudest: 5,672ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,702ndHighest Economic Output: 6,990thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,196thMost Secular: 7,237thLargest Governments: 7,241stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,272ndMost Armed: 8,240thSmartest Citizens: 11,093rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,688thTop
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Most Developed: 22,777thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23,202ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25,943rd
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Most Patriotic: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 34th in the regionMost Avoided: 51st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 51st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 69th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 78th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 88th in the regionRudest Citizens: 88th in the regionLargest Black Market: 88th in the regionFattest Citizens: 90th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 111th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 135th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 148th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 151st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 156th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 187th in the regionNudest: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 231st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 244th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 330th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 335th in the regionLargest Governments: 336th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 341st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 378th in the regionMost Armed: 380th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 575th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 614th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 640th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 724th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vesteysia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Vesteysia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, twins move across the country to avoid being accused of the other's crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, the news is showing footage of Emperor Auguste bullying an old man to the point of tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • : Vesteysia was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Vesteysia ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Vesteysia's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Vesteysia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Vesteysia's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".

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