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Most Influential: 1,563rd Most Devout: 1,881st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,977th
The United Dominion of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Faith and Unity
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The United Dominion of Wintariu is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Chancellor Johann Rark with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, ubiquitous missile silos, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.306 billion Wintariuans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Haarburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 62.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Wintarish economy, worth 764 trillion Wints a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 144,139 Wints, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 454,856 per year while the poor average 34,899, a ratio of 13.0 to 1.

The government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor, and when you fly on Air Wintariu you win a seat or you die. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wintariu's national animal is the Wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Followers of the Black Sun.

Wintariu is ranked 81,173rd in the world and 153rd in The Western Isles for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 619.27 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Influential: 1,563rdTop
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Most Devout: 1,881stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,977thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,413thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,232ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,382ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,827thLargest Black Market: 5,105thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,867thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,471stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,885thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 9,334thLargest Retail Industry: 9,856thHighest Average Incomes: 12,671stMost Efficient Economies: 13,591stLargest Mining Sector: 13,700thHighest Economic Output: 14,614thLargest Governments: 15,617th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 29th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wintariu, when you fly on Air Wintariu you win a seat or you die.
  • : Following new legislation in Wintariu, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Wintariu, residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants.
  • : Wintariu voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Language Act".
  • : Wintariu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Wintariu, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in Wintariu, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Wintariu voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ocean Noise Reduction".
  • : Wintariu was endorsed by The Imperial Confederacy of Vanderra.
  • : Wintariu was endorsed by The Armed Republic of Doppler.

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