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Most Devout: 56th Largest Agricultural Sector: 229th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 472nd
The United Kingdom of
Moralistic Democracy
Good Deeds, Good Words, Good Thoughts
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Wellsia

Population7.063 billion

CapitalEaldwic
LeaderKing
FaithSaculeum

Currencyscale
AnimalTiger

The United Kingdom of Wellsia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, triple-decker prams, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 7.063 billion Wellsians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ealdwic. The average income tax rate is 16.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wellsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,635 trillion scales a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 231,586 scales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains, King is refusing to make decisions until the Moon is out of Capricorn, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, and rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wellsia's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Saculeum.

Wellsia is ranked 165,779th in the world and 159th in The Western Isles for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -90.5 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Devout: 56thLargest Agricultural Sector: 229thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 472ndMost Primitive: 683rdMost Cultured: 799thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,752ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,651stHighest Average Incomes: 3,710thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,240thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,271stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,294thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,669thMost Efficient Economies: 6,120thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,126thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,348thLargest Retail Industry: 7,570thHighest Economic Output: 7,999thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,483rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,549thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,964thLargest Mining Sector: 10,616thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,845thMost Stationary: 11,571stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,760thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,960thHealthiest Citizens: 12,192ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,443rdMost Influential: 13,748th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Wellsia lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, King is refusing to make decisions until the Moon is out of Capricorn.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, research into 'designer babies' is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, the sanitised and dull music festivals of Wellsia are famed for their reasonable volume levels.
  • : Wellsia lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, the nation's best artists are considered pretty easy to beat.
  • : Following new legislation in Wellsia, former nobles are being issued new identities in the wake of the end of serfdom.

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