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The United Kingdom of Wellsia

“Good Deeds, Good Words, Good Thoughts”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The Western Isles



Population8.837 billion



The United Kingdom of Wellsia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, triple-decker prams, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 8.837 billion Wellsians 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ealdwic. The average income tax rate is 4.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Wellsian economy, worth a remarkable 2,109 trillion scales a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 238,655 scales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

There's no representation without taxation, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills, and ghost regiments exist only on paper. 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 2,349th in the world and 6th in The Western Isles for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 65.81 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Devout: 52ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 303rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 488thMost Cultured: 575thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,255thMost Primitive: 1,459thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,244thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,349thLowest Crime Rates: 2,533rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,809thHighest Average Incomes: 3,834thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,433rdMost Armed: 4,555thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,645thMost Efficient Economies: 4,682ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,917thLargest Retail Industry: 4,949thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,653rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,965thHealthiest Citizens: 6,640thHighest Economic Output: 6,952ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,151stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,209thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,853rdMost Stationary: 10,291stTop
Largest Governments: 10,616thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,560thLargest Mining Sector: 12,761stMost Influential: 14,909thMost Conservative: 17,408thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,986thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,413th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 21st in the region

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