Kingdom of Wellsia
Motto: Good words, good deeds, good thoughts
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Density: 552.9 sq mi. (213.48 sq. km.)
Capital: Eddoras (pop: 1,303,514)
Largest City: Ealdwic (pop: 1,725,209)
Official Language: Saesneg
- King Harold, Head of State and Government.
- High Chancellor: Lord Sheffield Ottiwell
- Chief Lawmaker: Lord Talbot Assheton
- Speaker of the Folkmoot: Corbett Mounsey
- Upper House: Gest-thing (40 members)
-Lower House: Folkmoot (105 members)
Land Area: 18,119 sq. miles; 46,928 sq. km
Water Area: km≤
GDP (nominal): 30,554,633,958/10 $c ($149,595,487,861.00);
GDP (nominal) per capita: 3049/18.6$c ($14,932.43)
Human Development Index (NS Version):
Currency:Scale. (4.896USD = 1 Scale)
Drives on the: left
Internet TLD: wel
The Kingdom of Wellsia is a constitutional monarchy located off the east coast of Argus at the junction of the Lotus and Southern Seas. It is separated from Argus by a large gulf known in Wellsia as the Golden Gulf which connects to the Lotus Sea by the Rmohal Strait.
The Kingdom controls extensive territories in Central and South Argus.
The original name of the island is Sasunnia, and the original inhabitants were a neolithic people known as the Sasunn. Originally divided into a number of tribes, the island was discovered by seafarers from Estran and Kimisr. At the mouth of the Snowbourne River a small kingdom developed known as Walhz. As the kingdom expanded and unified the island its name changed to Wellsia.
Wellsia is an egg shaped island longer north the south then east to west. It covers an area of 18,119 sq. miles (46,928 sq. km.) with a coast line of 1780 miles (2,861 kilometers). The rugged coast line has only a few port cities. The central part of the island is know as the Harrow Valley, the center of which flows the Snowbourne River. The southeastern part of the island is low marshy land that is known as the Fenmarsh.
The climate of the island is lot cooler then it should be due to the southern flowing Great Argus current that flows north of the island into the Golden Gulf and then southward through the Rmohal Strait. The Fenmarsh, which is unaffected by the current shows a more tropical climate. The island has a humid subtropical climate cooling in the northern highlands. The country receives moderate to heavy precipitation varying from 45 inches (11.43 cm) in the Northmark to 75 inches (19.05 cm) in the Fenmarsh. The highest recorded temperature on the island is 112 F (44.4 C) and the lowest -17 F (- 27.2 C). The island is plagued by tornadoes, though few are stronger then an EF1. It also suffers from Hurricanes in the Fenmarsh and Eastfold area.
The population of the kingdom is 10,018,161, and is very homogeneous with 79% of the population being native born. Of the remainder 20% are from the colonies, leaving only 1% as foreign born.
The population is primarily urban with 7,814,166 living in urban districts and 2,203,995 (22%) in rural areas. The largest concentration is in the Triplex area at the mouth of the Snowbourne. The three cities are Ealdwic (1,725,209), Eddoras, the capital (!,303,514) and Brookhaven (225,537). With a total population of 3,254,260, almost one third of the population live here.
The official language of Wellsia is Modern Saesneg, developed from ancient Saesneg with the inclusion of many Estran and Kimisr words. The former northern kingdom of Loegar, today called the Northmark, dialect is influenced by many Salimanese words. The dialect of the Fenmarsh , known as Lalkorian is the purest form of Saesneg.
The state and only recognized religion on the island is known as The Sacellum. Sacellum is a very puritanical ritualistic form of Christianity. It follows a more Old Testament concept of guilt, punishment and eternal damnation.
Largest Ten Cities
The Fundamental Laws of Wellsia vest the executive and part of the legislative authority in the sovereign, a member of the House of Medeswael, who attains majority at the age of 18. The crown is heredity in the female and male line, with preference of the male in case of equal birthright. In the exercise of the government, the Sovereign is assisted by the Witangemont (Council of Wisemen), appointed and dismissed by royal decree. The legislative authority is shared by the sovereign with the Landthing, a two chambered representative legislature. The Upper Chamber is the Gest-Thing or Council of Lawmakers and is made up of nobility, the Lower Chamber is the Folkmoot of Assembly of the People. The assent of both Chambers and the Sovereign are required for a bill to become law. Financial projects and estimates must be submitted by the Gest-Thing and can be either accepted or rejected by the Folkmoot.
The Gest-Thing consists of representatives of the Nobility with 9 elected from Eastfold and 7 each from Westfold, Northmark and Fenmarsh. There is also 10 members appointed for life by the sovereign. The elected Lawmakers hold office for six (6) years.
The Folkmoot consists of 105 members elected by universal suffrage. Every Wellsian who has attained his 20th year and is on the tax roll is eligible to vote. Assemblymen are elected for a three year term, but can only hold office for two consecutive terms.
The executive government is carried on under the sovereign by an irresponsible cabinet known as the Witangemont. The Witangemont is divided into twelve departments which are the High Chancellor (President), Treasurer, Secretary of Home Affairs, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of Colonial Affairs, Secretary of War, Secretary of the Fleet, Secretary of Trade and Commerce, Secretary of Agriculture and Fisheries, Secretary of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs, Postmaster General, and Attorney General.
Foreign Affairs and Military
The primary concern of Wellsia in both Foreign Relations and military planning is the defense of the island, the maintaining of trade routes between the colonies, and defense of the Kimisr Canal.
The military is divided between the Secretary of War ( Army and Flying Service) and the Secretary of the Fleet (Navy and Marines).
The military is voluntary for the regulars, but conscripted for the Militia. Because of the importance of the colonies close to half the Army is stationed on Argus. The Navy is divided into four fleets and a number of lesser commands. The Four Fleets are Home Fleet, stationed at Brookhaven, The Southern Fleet, stationed at Northcape, Straits Settlements, located at the northern tip of the Rmohal Peninsula, the Central Fleet, located on the island of Maleth in the Golden Gulf and the Western Fleet operating in the Mesder Sea.
Wellsia is a developing economy using a mercantile system with the colonies. The colonies provide the raw products to be manufactured in Wellsia.
The workforce numbers 5,209,444 (52%) unemployment is 6.9%, but most people work in very low paying jobs, with a fourth (25%) of the population live below the poverty level.
Wellsia has a stable currency known as the scale valued at $4.896USD.
Unlike most currencies the scale is not on a decimal system, but instead is divided into 20 marks each of 12 circles each of 4 farthings.
The national revenue is 10,222,407,825$c ($50,048,908,711.20USD) and the average expenditures are 10,180,597,170/18$c ($49,844,203,749.00USD) leaving a surplus of 41,810,654/2$c ($204,704,962.20).
The National Debt is 53,165,711,995/4$c ($260,299,325,928.00USD).
The principle article of Export are:
1) Cotton Products
2) Woolen Products
3) Linen Products
4) Iron and steel products
5) Hardware and cutlery
6) Copper Products
8) Jute Products
The Wellsian road system is controlled by the Royal Transport Commission and is well developed with a total of 29,167 miles of roads divided into 611 miles of multilane motorways, 8,360 miles of principle roads and 20,916 miles of trunk roads. The number of motor vehicles owned is 2,829,036 including 2,153,903 private cars and small trucks, 216,733 motorcycles and scooters, 19,180 public transport vehicles and 301,125 goods transport vehicles.
The Railroad System is highly efficient and covers most of the kingdom with 3,168 miles, not including the 237 miles of trams located in and about the Triplex.
The Canal system, mostly locate d in the Harrow Valley covers 513 miles.
There are three International Airports in the country located at Ealdwic, Newcastle and Muddycreek. The major international airline companies are Imperial Airways, Pan Wellsia Airline, and Trans Isle.
The kingdom of Wellsia runs on coal, from the large coal fields of Northmark and Westfold 88,355,800 tons of coal are mined annually. The total consumption of coal at home is around 35,000,000 tons.
Electricity: 14,534,520 tons
Domestic: 4,431,960 tons
Coke Ovens: 4,873,830 tons
Gas Industry: 1,801,800 tons
Chemical Production: 908,505 tons
Colleries: 447,720 tons
Paper Industry: 529,035 tons
Cement Industry: 888,420 tons
Engineering and metal trade: 374,010 tons
Food Drink and Tobacco: 333,255
Railroads: 2,869,620 tons
Petroleum is a small growing industry with oil field in Fenmarsh and off the southeast coast. It is also imported from the Protectorate of Kachee.
The annual output is 479,413,000 barrels a year.
Output of refining fuel is 1,296,226,201 gallons (4,906,859,713 liters)
Aviation Fuel: 2,466,296,810 gallons (9,335,949,007.5 liters)
Kerosene: 1,167,155,425 gallons (4,418,163,899.5 liters)
Diesel Fuel: 4,001,428,570 gallons (15,147,054,862 liters)
Gasoline: 9,613,000,000 gallons (36,3898,163,479.6 liters)
Lubricating Oils: 275,728,155 gallons (1,043,744,607 liters)
Asphalt: 1,722,000 short tons (1,562,172 tonnes)
The Gas industry manufactures 462.8 million cubic feet of coal gas and 77.48 million cubic feet of natural gas.
Electricity is provided by 39 power stations with a total capacity of 8,890 MV. The total number of consumers is 3,526,967. The coal industry uses an average of 12,340,000 tons of coal for electricity production.
The colonies on the mainland are primarily responsible for the supply of raw materials to Wellsia. Most are carved into plantations where cotton, sugar and various foods are raised. Below are the regions of the Wellsian Empire outside the kingdom arranged in alphabetical order:
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Arobi is a pair of small islands off the east coast of South Argus (Azania). The colony has a population of 316,042 including 35,150 Wellsians and 70,197 foreigners. The capital is Grand Port (pop. 52,743).
The government of the colony is vested in the Governor, aided by an Executive Council of which includes the Defense Commander, Colonial Secretary, Procurer-General, Receiver-General, the Auditor-General with two members of the Council of Government. The Council of Government forms the Legislature and is made up of the Governor and twenty seven (27) members, ten (10) being elected, eight (8) ex-officio, and nine (9) nominated by the governor. The Council appoints from among themselves the Collector of Customs, Protector of Indigenious Peoples, and the Director of Public Works.
The Colony sends the following goods to Wellsia; unrefined sugar, drugs, hemp, coconut oil, rum, vanilla and cane molasses.
The infrastructure on the island consists of 814 miles of roads with 12,201 passenger cars, 1,405 public transport vehicles, 657 cargo transport vehicles, and 2,576 motorcycles. The rail system maintains 1221 miles of track. There is one regional airport at Grand Port.
the Defense of the Colony lies with the Royal Army assisted by the local police force of 750 members. The Royal Wellsian Navy and Royal Flying Service also maintain units on the islands.
Khokarsa is the central colony in South Argus and includes most of the Lake Region. The Colony has the largest population of Wellsians off the home island with a total of 553,452. The total population of the colony is 1,745,674. The capital and largest city is Capetown (83,718), the other major communities are Singer (39,245), Merryville (24,595), Sugartown (28,718) and Port Longville (23,266).
The colony is the one of two that has a responsible government. The government is vested in an executive consisting of the Governor and Executive Council, composed of office holders appointed by the crown, The legislature is divided into the Legislative Council of 23 members elected by citizens for seven years, and the House of Assembly of 79 members elected for five years.
The administration is performed under the Governor by a Ministry constituted as follows: Colonial Secretary , Treasurer, Attorney-General, Commissioner of Public Works, Secretary of Agriculture, and a Minister without portfolio.
The chief agricultural produce of the colony is wheat (1,950,831 bu), oats (1,447,353 bu), barley (907,920 bu), maize (3,201,357 bu), rye (287,679 bu), Hay (134,338 tons), tobacco (3,934,277 lbs), wine (4,861,056 gallons), brandy (1,387,392 gallons), raisins (2,577,909 lbs), sugar (36,536,000 lb) and tea (848,930 lb). There is also 4,195,624 fruit trees of peach, appricot, apple, pear, plum, fig, orange, and lemon.
The pastoral ranches have 1,201,552 cattle, 12,616,833 sheep, 5,316,767 goats and 239,451 swine. The goods provided are wool (39,141,445 lb), mohair (8,115,370 lb), butter (2,623,329 lb) and cheese (367,290 lb).
The internal infrastructure has 8,000 miles of road and 1,901 miles of railways, not including the 359 miles of electric trams in the cities. The colony has one international airport (Capetown) and three regional airports.
Defense in the colony is the Mounted Rifles (1,015), 8 regiments of Colonial Militia (8,393) The Native Hunter's Regiment (985) , The Lake Defense Force of 490 men with 5 gunboats and 15 patrol boats. Finally the Colonial Police have 1911 members, this is added to Royal Units stationed in the Colony. The Royal Wellsian Navy maintains a naval force of 16 ships as the Southern Gulf Command at Port Longville. The Royal Flying Service has fighter and recon units stationed in the colony.
Kimisr is located in Central Argus, bordered on the north by the Estran Republic. The colony also includes parts of the northwest part of South Argus. It is the most populous colony and has a combined population of 9,734,405 including 112,526 Wellsians and 78,814 foreigners. The local Kimisri are of the same race as the people of Aizcona with those south of the canal mostly mixed with the Azanian peoples of South Argus. The land is low and well watered with numerous streams and small rivers interlacing the land making it a fertile breadbasket. Sixty three(63%) percent of the colony is under cultivation. The principle towns in the colony are (?) the Capital (319,766), (?) (570,062), (?) 57,289, Port (?) (42,095) and (?) (42,012).
The government is headed by the Controller-General, who is assisted by a Council of Ministers. The Council is made up of the Colonial Secretary , the Ministers of Interior, Finance, Justice, Public Works, and public Instruction. The legislature is made up of the Legislative Council of 30 members, 14 of which are appointed by the Controller-General.
Cotton is the primary product produced in colony, providing the Wellsian factories with 497,977,136 pounds a year. Other products are wheat, maize, clover, beans, barley, lentils, vetch, rice, fenugreek, potatoes, watermelons, tobacco, peas, flax, sesame seeds, and castor oil. The vineyards produce 52,538,152 gallons of wine per year, along with brandy and rum.
The Southern or Kimisr Canal is a major part of the colony connecting the Golden Gulf to the Mesder Sea. The length of the canal is 92 miles and it is wide enough in most places for two ships to pass each other.
The infrastructure of the colony is well developed with 21,310 miles of roads and a well established rail system of 4,330 miles of track. The number of private vehicles is low with only 57,296 passenger cars, 10,413 taxis, 16,225 trucks, and 3,849 buses. There is two international and 5 regional airports in the colony.
The Colony is not only defended by two divisions of the Royal Army, but the colonial forces consist of 18 infantry battalions, each divided into 3 battalions, each of 3 rifle and 1 heavy weapons company. There is also 4 Machine Gun Battalions, and 4 Cavalry (Recon) Regiments. The total number of local troops is 54,191.
The Headquarters of the Mesder Fleet is stationed in the colony and there are a number of squadrons from the Flying Air Service also stationed there.
Kor is the eastern most part of the South Argus colonies covering the bulk of the Rmohal Peninsula stretching down the coast bordered between the Lotus Sea and the Colony of Khokasra. Kor receives large amounts of rain from the Lotus Sea and is subject to both hurricanes and monsoon rains. The population of the colony is 2,920,823 including 41,188 Wellsians and 3,284 foreigners. The Capital is Fieldtown (Padang) (pop. 63,796).
Government of the colony is under the administration of the Governor aided by an Executive Council of five members. The Colonial Secretary, Defense Commander, Attorney General, Auditor-General, and the Treasurer. The Legislative Council has 12 members with 4 office holders and eight unofficial members.
The colony provides coconuts, rice, rubber, sugar, tapioca, pepper, coffee, and copra. There is also a number of tin mines in Rmohal Peninsula. The primary exports from the colony are rubber (925,708 tons), iron ore (5,349,800 tons) and tin ore (689,000 tons).
The infrastructure of the colony is not well developed with 9,592 miles of which only 1,211 are asphalt. The colony has 194,712 private cars and Suvs, 4,636 buses, 48,301 trucks, and 8,836 motorcycles. The rail system has 1,036 miles of tracks.
There are eight regional airports scattered throughout the colony.
The defense of the colony is protected by elements of the Royal Army and the local forces known as the King's Azanian Rifles. The KAR is divided into 5 regiments each of 6 rifle companies and 1 weapons company. The officers and NCOs are primarily Wellsians with the rank and file made up of native Askari. The KAR with staff ans support units has 4,796 officers and men. The colony also has a police force of 1074 members.
Maleth is the only other responsible colony and is made up almost entirely of Wellsian citizens. It is located off the west coast of Wellsia Island and with it's huge natural harbor is the home base of the Golden Fleet. The climate moderated by the Great Argus Stream makes it a paridise all year round. It is a center of tourism. The colony has a population 149,084, the capital is Grand Harbor (15,401).
The colony has the only elected Governor, and he is assisted by an Executive Council and the Council of Government. The Executive Council consists of the Governor, and Ministers of Finance, Customs, and Port; of Public Works; of Justice; of Trade, Industry and Agriculture; of Health; of Education, Culture and Tourism; and of Labor and Employment. The Council of Government forms the legislature and has 50 elected members, who are elected for a six year term. The colony has a small agriculture sector with 43,117 acres of cultivated land. The Chief products being potatoes, oranges, lemons, onions and maize. A small crop averaging 125,736 pounds of cotton is grown for export.
The island has a well developed infrastructure, including 8 miles of railway. The automotive vehicles number 45,110 including 29,757 passenger cars, 1,761 taxis, 8,674 comerical vehicles, 623 busses,3,641 motorcycles and 714 other motor vehicles. A ferry connects Grand Harbor with Wellsia. The island has a regional airport outside of Grand Harbor.
Besides the naval and marine forces attached to the Golden Fleet, the Royal Army and Flying Service maintain units on the island. The local defense force which is rated as regulars consists of the Royal Maleth Artillery ( which mans both Anti-Surface and Antiaircraft missile batteries), and the two reduced strength regiments of the Royal Maleth Infantry (1,596).
Nyumbani is the largest colony and covers the western part of Wellsian South Argus. The region is much drier and is mostly covered in grasslands intertwined with spots of jungle. The colony has a population of 3,318,257 including 53,545 Wellsians and 59,516 Kimisri. The main cities in the colony are (?) (266,794), (?) the capital (246,312), (?) (82,615), (?) (47,861).
The government is under the administration of the Governor, who is assisted by a 10 member Executive Council and a 25 member Legislative Council.
The colony is rich in produce with the following: cotton (174,400,000 lbs), coffee (320,000,000 lbs), tea (24,700,000 lbs), tobacco (6,000,000 lbs), maize (73,800,000 lbs), sugarcane (251,600, 000 lbs), rice (44,000,000 lbs), and peanuts (25,000,000 lbs).
The open grasslands make good grazing for the colony's 3,950,250 cattle, 4,493, 417 sheep and 1,572,961 goats.
Parts of the grasslands are set aside for native wildlife and big game hunting is a major attraction in the colony.
Out side the cities the infrastructure is almost non existent. The colony has 11,230 miles of roads, but only 3,646 miles are paved. Many of the roads are not much more the trails. The major cites are interconnected with an established rail system with 3,876 miles of track. The colony does have an international airport and three regional ones.
The Defense of the Colony is in the hands of the West Azania Frontier Force which has 8 small regiments (7,183), one recon regiment (553) and two artillery batteries (210). The Colony also has a police force of 2,305.
Straits Settlements is the oldest Wellsian colony and is located on the Rmohal Peninsula. It includes the island of Tanah located at the northern tip of the peninsula and four other districts on the peninsula itself. The colony has a population of 308,097 divided into 115,787 Wellsians, 30,769 Kimisri, 151,792 Azanians and 9,749 foreigners. The Capital is the City of Temask (84,768) on the island of Tanah.
The government is under the administration of the Governor, aided by an Executive Council of 8 members and the Legislative Council of 16 elected members.
The Colony has few products, but does export pepper, tapioca, rice, rubber and sugar to Wellsia.
The Colony is important as a depot area and many ships lay over here exchanging cargos to reduce time. It is also home of the Straits Fleet, one of Wellsia's four main naval forces.
The colony provides only a token force for it's own defense in the form of a single Rifle Regiment (506).