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The Republic of Westonskaya

“Work, Obey and Prosper” Nomer Odin

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Osiris

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Westonskaya

Population2.194 billion

CapitalKrasnyi Volk
LeaderNomer Odin
FaithSecularism

CurrencyKredit
AnimalRed Wolf

The Republic of Westonskaya is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Nomer Odin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.194 billion Weskayans 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Krasnyi Volk. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Weskayan economy, worth 185 trillion Kredits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 84,717 Kredits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, and weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Westonskaya's national animal is the Red Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secularism.

Westonskaya is ranked 2,098th in the world and 67th in Osiris for Most Secular, with 99.08 Atheism Rate.

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Most Secular: 2,098thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,119thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,423rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,816thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,258thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,537thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,965thBest Weather: 16,364thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,873rdMost Beautiful Environments: 17,540thMost Conservative: 19,573rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,453rdHealthiest Citizens: 22,007th
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Most Secular: 67th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 68th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 245th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 494th in the regionMost Conservative: 758th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Westonskaya was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Westonskaya's influence in Osiris rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Westonskaya, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law.
  • : Following new legislation in Westonskaya, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Westonskaya, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Westonskaya, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour.
  • : Following new legislation in Westonskaya, the nation's children are known for being even more apathetic and cynical than their parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Westonskaya, people can often be seen driving to work in war-surplus tanks.
  • : Following new legislation in Westonskaya, one does not simply walk into the tundra.
  • : Following new legislation in Westonskaya, artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece.

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