by Max Barry

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Most Pacifist: 7,329thSafest: 7,806thLargest Retail Industry: 9,031st
The Federation of
New York Times Democracy
From Many, One
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.304 billion

LeaderAloof Dan


The Federation of Welvernia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Aloof Dan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.304 billion Welvernians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ruisiare. The average income tax rate is 60.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Welvernian economy, worth 182 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,605 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, on-duty Air Welvernia flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, and creative compliance measures ensure that high-ranking officials live in luxury while the country's coffers collect cobwebs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Welvernia's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Welvernia is ranked 13,746th in the world and 831st in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.75 Years.

Most Pacifist: 7,329thSafest: 7,806thLargest Retail Industry: 9,031stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,244thNicest Citizens: 9,708thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,755thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,859thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,206thMost Efficient Economies: 10,282ndTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,550thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,299thMost Inclusive: 12,664thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,137thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,263rdMost Cultured: 13,587thMost Developed: 13,686thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,746thLowest Crime Rates: 15,204thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,501stHighest Average Incomes: 16,047thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,695thLargest Governments: 18,482ndHealthiest Citizens: 18,878thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,929thSmartest Citizens: 20,252nd
Most Pacifist: 373rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 382nd in the regionTop
Safest: 436th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 454th in the regionNicest Citizens: 495th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 520th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 530th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 560th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 598th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 675th in the regionMost Inclusive: 677th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 759th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 761st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Welvernia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Welvernia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Welvernia was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Welvernia ceased to exist in The Rejected Realms.
  • : Welvernia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Welvernia was endorsed by The Republic of Alpharoland.
  • : Welvernia's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Welvernia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Data Protection Accord"".
  • : Welvernia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Psychotic Dictatorships".
  • : Following new legislation in Welvernia, creative compliance measures ensure that high-ranking officials live in luxury while the country's coffers collect cobwebs.


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