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Most Devout: 3,399thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,504thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,513th
The Protestant Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Glaube, Freiheit, Vaterland
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Westraliane

Population3.042 billion

CapitalSocostadt
LeaderQueen Victoria von Gardmark
FaithProtestantism

CurrencyReichsmark
AnimalBlack Swan

The Protestant Commonwealth of Westraliane is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Victoria von Gardmark with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.042 billion Westralians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Socostadt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.0%.

The all-consuming Western economy, worth 317 trillion Reichsmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 104,406 Reichsmarks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 683,442 per year while the poor average 6,267, a ratio of 109 to 1.

Parents are really careful to pick the right gun for their kids' birthdays, children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia, toddler groups haven taken over local libraries, and toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Westraliane's national animal is the Black Swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Protestantism.

Westraliane is ranked 52,080th in the world and 12th in Federation of Conservative Nations for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,630.93 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Devout: 3,399thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,504thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,513thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,356thMost Conservative: 5,920thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,205thMost Armed: 7,086thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,289thLargest Mining Sector: 7,812thTop
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Most Avoided: 10,859thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,470thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,129thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,500thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,978thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,562nd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the region

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