The Union of West Heisen is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Karl Veers with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, zero percent divorce rate, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.291 billion West Heisenians 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aster. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient West Heisenian economy, worth 794 trillion Heisenian Marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 150,166 Heisenian Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.
Big Brother is still watching even when your big brother is dead, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence, and battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. West Heisen's national animal is the Black Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : West Heisen's influence in Azure Watester Federation rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : West Heisen's influence in Azure Watester Federation rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : West Heisen's influence in Azure Watester Federation rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : West Heisen's influence in Azure Watester Federation rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : West Heisen lodged a message on the Azure Watester Federation Regional Message Board.
- : West Heisen relocated from The Rejected Realms to Azure Watester Federation.
- : West Heisen resigned from the World Assembly.
- : West Heisen relocated from Confederation of Corrupt Dictators to The Rejected Realms.
- : West Heisen lodged a message on the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators Regional Message Board.
- : West Heisen lost the endorsement of The United Socialist Empire of Zalkland.