by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,152ndMost Conservative: 12,170thMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,936th
The Principality of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For Our Homeland and Our Honor
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population675 million


CurrencyWelzat Standard
AnimalWelzat Giant Scorpion

The Principality of Welzat is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 675 million Welzatians 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Armitage. The average income tax rate is 45.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Welzatian economy, worth 24.4 trillion Welzat Standards a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 36,218 Welzat Standards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

A government program is underway to revitalize Welzat's beaches and Welzat has designated Armitage as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Welzat's national animal is the Welzat Giant Scorpion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Welzat is ranked 121,375th in the world and 2,281st in The East Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 24.4 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,152ndTop
Most Conservative: 12,170thMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,936thMost Authoritarian: 15,954th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 484th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 907th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,096th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1,191st in the region

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