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Most Armed: 5,333rdMost Authoritarian: 14,501stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,999th
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Cold enough for ya?
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Walrussus

Population4.238 billion

CapitalWaliqi
LeaderMarkus Park
FaithGodsinian

CurrencyDoggar
AnimalWalrus

The Protectorate of Walrussus is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Markus Park with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, otherworldly petting zoo, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.238 billion Walrussusians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Waliqi. The average income tax rate is 34.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Walrussusian economy, worth 284 trillion Doggars a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 67,117 Doggars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds, the government is spending millions on lawyers' fees trying to get Markus Park off a murder charge, and the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Walrussus's national animal is the Walrus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Godsinian.

Walrussus is ranked 84,441st in the world and 6th in The Arctic for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 2,521.22 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 5,333rdTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14,501stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,999th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Walrussus, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Walrussus, the government is spending millions on lawyers' fees trying to get Markus Park off a murder charge.
  • : Following new legislation in Walrussus, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds.
  • : Following new legislation in Walrussus, multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Walrussus, commuter vessels have trouble staying afloat due to increased passengers.
  • : Following new legislation in Walrussus, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.
  • : Following new legislation in Walrussus, model railroad hobbyists have taken to muscling model shipbuilders off their "turf".
  • : Following new legislation in Walrussus, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an Air Brancaland flight has been offered asylum.
  • : Walrussus's influence in The Arctic rose from "Nipper" to "Vassal".
  • : Walrussus altered its national flag.

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