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The Empire of Vesteysia

“Watchers in the shade, lightness in the dark.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.176 billion

LeaderEmperor Auguste


The Empire of Vesteysia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Auguste with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, disturbing lack of elderly people, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.176 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terhai. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 94.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Vesteysian economy, worth a remarkable 1,630 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 314,969 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,021,232 per year while the poor average 73,301, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

Wanting a better life for your child is prohibited by a clause in the criminal code, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, the studies of art and philosophy are banned, and celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded 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 1,819th in the world and 41st in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 1.02 million Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 209thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 519thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 792ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 855thMost Influential: 1,210thLargest Black Market: 1,280thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,320thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,464thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,690thHighest Average Incomes: 1,795thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,819thMost Secular: 1,870thLargest Mining Sector: 2,001stTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3,076thMost Avoided: 3,144thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,610thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,866thLargest Governments: 4,480thMost Efficient Economies: 4,531stLowest Crime Rates: 5,563rdNudest: 5,857thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,930thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,151stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,500thMost Conservative: 7,072ndRudest Citizens: 7,792ndLargest Retail Industry: 8,330thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,761stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,481stHighest Economic Output: 10,720thTop
Smartest Citizens: 12,663rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,099thMost Developed: 21,062ndHighest Poor Incomes: 21,394thMost Authoritarian: 23,034th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Black Market: 48th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionMost Avoided: 78th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 109th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 144th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 155th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 172nd in the regionNudest: 187th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 190th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 215th in the regionLargest Governments: 239th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 259th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 289th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 304th in the regionMost Conservative: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 338th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 349th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 350th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 388th in the regionRudest Citizens: 404th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 444th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 486th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 585th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 591st in the regionMost Extreme: 661st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 678th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 688th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vesteysia was endorsed by The People's Republic of Capablanca.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, the studies of art and philosophy are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, wanting a better life for your child is prohibited by a clause in the criminal code.
  • : Vesteysia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Vesteysia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 431 » Dangine, Aerilia, Zemper Macro, Western Vapia, Sanghyeok, El Fiji Grande, Tamlra, The Endless Eventide, Nova Arcania, Joevala, New Bedre, Lulubellia, Vene Gra, Cretox State, Theriyon Empire, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Pallaith, Fascist Democracy, United Lokkia, Nuronte, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, United Island States of Southeast Asia, R libanon, Muqatil, Ibarkla, Aetulia, Figyjharli, Picairn, Anungu, Gafflebag, High Albania, Inspiratus, Testnation223, The Republic of Maltaland, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, Partax, Gendirt, Bankowiata, Eastern Cous Empria, Zipties, Frances Francis the First of France, Barabolia, Xipher, Stron Doshia, Yaorozu, -Slovania, Aeolist, Orado, The Cold Northern North, Centrialand, and 381 others.Vexilia, Solcius, The Rhein States, Cereskia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, TJUN-ia, Runeda, Tvers, Innocentic, Saint Alaric, Arimbia, Malta Comino Gozo, WeKnow, Dicko, Knowmare, Obelias, Yokciq Empire, Climeria, Ethnon, Estados Sanikistas Federales, Unshleepd, Lucedeia, Guer Aike, Laurendon, McMasterdonia, Folenz, Zabacuz, Rainengrad, Lemonbiscuits, Loutsland, Walter Jackson, Republica Guilleana, Wilkshire, Azzarel, Otakus and Weebs, San Vino, Shadowrik, Necromonia, Chukstik Illahi, Imperial Pieserged, Selfgradatude, Hamerica, Dejure, Upper Libertatem, Karakalpak Republic, Cloydicia, Interdimensional Zone, Dreadton, Eywaan, Altivia, Russian Peoples Union, Dakota Territories, Bend Mai, Northern Hark Eis Supond, Bharathvarsh, Kyruev, Ver Testua, Animu Place, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Deseret-Moronia, New Celoveniortan, Dar es Saalam, Sahbido, The Bureaucratic Territories, Kristalmaan, Ocharckia, Seenvorland, Former English Colony, Island States of Skelldia, Svenskskit, Pleroma Sans Romans, Landfinia, Better Malaysia, Blyskalia, Koda-Land, Corfad, Notyoutopia, RetroBeaners, Colonies of Free Temeria, Panama Coalition, Pokemanland, Ravendi, Clan Spaniel, The Discipled, Ardretia, Judicier, Cartures, Zaeli, Star Kingdom, Harmonypine, Gabenia, Zzozona, DIMAnism, Madjack, Planes, Rinadia, Shibutani, Hepek, SORT, Erisoria, Detrivania, The Austro Germanic Union, Territorio di Nessuno, Lorigia, Siwale, Democratie, The English Alliance, Strongwill, Yukti, Brsil, Federacionale, Unsophisticate, Pradovnia, Grieslhiem, Tyrantio Land, A Salmon Named Harold, Sachi, New Lakemba, Zimmerdachen, Yellops, Wooleystan, Losiste, Phoronu, Keurig Machines, Apscorren, Termathe, Old Emporia, Mascarenha, Liminyj, Free Atlantis, Votak Matim, Daerlan, Pytong, Marmiedon, Alqulonde, LostLegion, Sikol, Amestris-Britannia, Xanatosi, The Tampa Bay Rays, Cinnibar, Tachycardia, Chowda, Ravenstryde, The Sinclarian Provinces, Humptalumpta, Zixu, AmManies, Alorca, Ramiru, Omnistria, Easiest, Illusia and Neverendia, Yemet, Seijitsu, Soleha, Vyata Temor, Desvios, Porotia, Canineia, Great Bights Mum, Tyroshh, Kwaj, Freyford, Zokk, Soviet Terran, Kazoo Basin, Super Girl, Heloonia, Quentiam Viventem, AVALOHIA, Samoreubia, East Supple Lund, Kim Da-mi, Trooporia, Tyirza, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Xarrel, PEG, Brucklania, Solphine, The Real Ram Ranch, East Wushen, Valentine Z, Orenmark, Kragsgale, Dopeland420, Sundred, Venicea, RepublicCity, Pinguioris, Sil Dorsett, Moanapo, Galbadiana, Caladann, The Republic of Free Peoples, Ellbonnia, Paul Pasch, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Free Culture, Jovian Knights, Empy, Xentherida, A Ordem do Caos, Aeurithianar, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Miamington, Solimun, Odelinor, North Armatas, Andanavia, Navorden, Texas States, Hewani, Pakchi, Esplandia, Hells Ninth Circle, La Vitica, United States of Americanas, Karazan, Mon Island, Duryanistan, Libertania Democratica, Ereena, Amblegreserland, Arrivederci, The Windmilluminati, Ateala, Port Naga, Ergazomenoi, Orogonia, Volstokn, Shabot, Tunofferia, Alice Gardens, USSRITWILLWORK, Aruvicion, Arthyia, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Freuropic Wor, Kromi, Nodnarb, Konolas, Amerian States, Northwest Zedonia, HolyDoge, Advancia-Sizzletown, Confederacy of North America, Central Ryal, New Michag, Outer Shenendoah, Nistriabar, Singamadri, Patrician, Wellandy, Enfindania, LWAZI, Kristiona, Dacian Freelands, Moneyflows, United States of Medford, Democratic HomeLand, United Asgardian States, Conteria, Francois Isidore, Chadinton, AverageJoevlania, Frieszia, The Vistula, David Davidson, The Gamer Party, Pleasuretown, The Unicrons, Novus Nala, Svenskan, PotatoFarmers, Slyakanya, Becaner, Garnet Liberty, Sudrhodesien, Osternia, Iberia y las Colonias, The Union of Rwanda, Solmetria, Zemnaya Svoboda, Valgarda, Zupla, United Republic of Free States, Drutopia Insomnia, Free Salvation, The True Frog, Zecit, Hardscrabble, Yamantau, West Maninjau, Aoncarpa, The Pantheons, Wisconsota, Higher Cascadia, North Brightonia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Kappacon, Vesuva, Colfes, Nordic-British Union, Minich, Batatoland Empire, BrightFutures, Nationeer, North Bratislava, Maott, Ilmatil, Wineclaw, Potatolandium, Lux Conos, Godwanna, Sanjurika, Trumpski, Wapistan, Andexia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, The Ultimate Republic, Joodey, Ice and Tinian, Travislavania, The Sansvich, Gainesixtan, Khoik, Sunto, East Akra, Siforpeo, Changjo, Randomcountryland, Lol2639, TyGerria, Simone Republic, Viviser, Xagill, Austrian Confederacy, Kranostav, Holy Oranz, AC Micronation Principality of Julian KG, Krazon, Pasargad, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Draconian Progression, Xyrron, Steampunk Ariel, Qurtuba, Jaxikistan, Defense For The World Assembly, Religioncord, Korean-Joseon, Seanat, Britle, Tsandonown, Ootasa, Atlunartemis, Libvillia, Florida Palms, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Card Kingdom, Fraystonia, Merconitonitopia, Drash Mannistan, Boston Castle, Kastonvia, Novremia, The Mazur Empire, Sopernia, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Nation1812, Lionia, Sahriastan, The Calabash Protectorate, and Capablanca.

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