Ah, I am a fan of the Dockers, but they play so badly. All I hope is that the Eagles don't win a premiersh...
You weren't talking about Aussie Rules were you :(
I has economy.
The Tsunter economy is heavily orientated around its maritime position with shipping and shipbuilding being its first and second largest industries respectively. Since the early 2010s the electronics industry as grown exponentially overtaking the adjacent mining industry to become the third largest employer in the country. The fishing and tourism industries also make major contributions to the Tsunter economy.
In spite of its' export orientated industries the Tsunterlands generally maintains an even balance of payments. This is due to the lack of arable land or natural supplies of energy the Tsunterlands is forced import much of its food and energy needs.
Cooperatism is a political ideology, based on the writings of James Misson, that aims to create a society in which local organisations cooperate together to achieve mutually beneficial goals. Within a Missonist society the dominant form of economic institution are cooperatives, wherein democratic means are used to manage the institution – ie residents managing their housing, employees managing their place of work, customers managing certain retail outlets and other places of custom. Tsunter Cooperatism, established in the 1950s, combines orthodox Missonist principles with elements of Tsunter Nationalism, such as an emphasis on clan ownership. Therefore, many of these cooperatives are managed through local clan power structures. Cooperatist economics are enshrined in the constitution with many laws and various court rulings upholding its principles. One of the more controversial of these is the Ganguard-Hansomme Law, first passed in 1959, which forbids foreign investors from buying a controlling share in any native Tsunter cooperative. It is estimated that around 85% of all economic institutions within the Tsunterlands are cooperatives with the remaining 15% primarily being foreign owned businesses. Of these cooperatives around half are controlled through clan ownership.
Prior to the arrival of foreign sailors in the 17th century, the Tsunterlands was mostly inhabited by a series of small nations that were mostly sustained by fishing, local sea trade and some minor levels of mining. Piracy first became a notable feature within the Tsunterlands as far as back as the 12th century AD as weak polities were unable to supress criminal maritime activity however it was within the age of sail in the 17th century that piracy exploded in the region. As the Big Hook and Little Hook Peninsulas became a major hub of pirate activity many settlements grew along the coasts line so support this growing illicit industry. While many of these settlements clothed themselves in worth enlightenment of ideals of liberty and republicanism, they remained economically sustained by the practice of high seas piracy and smuggling until the mid 18th century when the region was successfully conquered by Aizcona.
Under Estran rule the Tsunterlands became an underdeveloped economic backwater, this was in part driven by a near constant cycle of insurrection and suppression. Some ports along the Tsunter coastline began to be used as shipyards however ship construction remained expensive do the costs of transporting timber from the interior to the coastline. During the 1890s there was some exploratory mining expeditions conducted into the mountainous regions of the Big Hook peninsular that discovered vast amounts of iron ore deposits that some believed could be used in the construction of new ironclad warships, but the Estan government remained uninterested in investing its extraction due to fears of Tsunter separatism.
When the country won its freedom in 1921 the new Young Tsunter government, had the unenviable task of rebuilding an economy destroyed by war. As part of the reconstruction efforts the government created a centrally planned economy, rapidly mordernising and industrialising the nation and focusing on developing a thriving shipbuilding industry. The industrialisation efforts were aided by the already highly urbanised population of the Tsunterlands. Unfortunately, this also contributed to the prevailing threat of famine that defined this era. Under Estran rule the Tsunterlands had been reliant on food grown in the Estran homeland to feed its population. With relations between the two nations fairly cold the Tsunterlands became reliant on importing food as well as energy to feed the shipbuilding industry that had quickly dominated the Tsunter economy. The shipping industry also began to emerge as the Tsunterland’s fairly central position in Mesder Sea led it to dominate maritime freight transport. However it was the shipbuilding industry alone that effectively held up the Tsunter economy which along with its adjacent industries, particularly mining, employed 62% of all Tsunters by 1929. By the mid 1930s it was becoming rapidly clear that the nation had, within less that two decades, almost exploited all of its mineral wealth that was necessary for the industry. This was viewed as an existential threat to the nation and was a major factor in why the Tsunterlands enter the First Imperial War on the side of the Neo-Imperialists, hoping to capture territory rich the ores to keep their industry alive. During the final years of the war, the Estan navy successfully blockaded the Tsunterlands, causing a massive famine, and eventually forcing the Tsunterlands to surrender.
The Tsunterlands’ loss in the Imperial War meant that the post war government, soon under the control of the Cooperatists, found itself in a similar position to 1921 of having to rebuild. The economy was restructured according to Cooperatist ideals and cooperatives would become the major economic institution within the nation. The country struggled with shortages of food and other basic items throughout the 1950s. Shipping once again became a major part of the economy, especially following the creation of the Tsunter Open Registry in 1958 which saw the Tsunter flag become one of the most commonly flown flag of conveniences. Punitive treaties imposed by the victorious Free Powers prevented from the Tsunterlands from building large numbers of naval warships (until these treaties were renegotiated in 1988) leading to the nation become one of the premier producers of commercial maritime ships which aided the nation's efforts to rebuild its once great shipping industry. However, without access to the iron ore mines of the Big Hook, the last of which was declared to be dry in 1963, the Tsunterlands’ shipbuilding industry never reached is pre-war heights. Instead, much of mining infrastructure was moved toward the eastern interior as technological advancements saw greater usage for the large deposits of for the palladium, lithium and germanite deposits found in that region. The refinement of germanium allowed for the manufacture of germanium based transistors, diodes and rectifiers, leading to the birth of a Tsunter electronics industry that contributed led to the golden years of 1963-1974.
However, as silicon-based electronics superseded their Germanium counterparts the industry began to decline leading to a economy slump throughout the late seventies and eighties. This became combined with an era of ethnic violence in the eastern interior that raised production costs and in generally helped contribute to years of political instability that followed the ousting of the Cooperative Party in 1987. Attempted liberalisation of economy in 1991 and the adoption of fabless semiconductor manufacturing model helped grow the economy but saw wealth inequality rise throughout the nation and by 1998 the Cooperatist party would regain power. The economy however would continue to struggle until 2009 when a range of political reforms helped stabilise the nation and saw a new period of economic growth. In particular the 2010s saw many foreign investors begin investing back into the Tsunter electronics industry helping regrow the industry into a modern powerhouse within the Tsunter economy.
As a costal nation composed largely of peninsulas, the shipping and the maritime sectors are among the most important industries to the Tsunter economy. The country relies on the 120bn it contributes to the national GdP and the 2. 5 million jobs the industry creates. The Tsunterland’s central position on the west coast of Argus, along with its narrow eastern coast on the Southern Sea gives it a prime location for shipping freight across both seas. The CKD Rail-Ferry Link is a transport network that links the two coast together, taking freight from the port of Cazalia via rail into the Goya Lake and then down the Kadakuez river into the Gulf of Kevarai. The network is estimated to generate around $3,170,000 USD each year. Since 1958 the Tsunterlands maintains an open maritime registry, allowing for that owners of ships can register their vessels as Tsunter with relatively few restrictions. As such the Tsunterlands had one of the largest Maritime registries in the Western Isles with over 5,500 registered ships.
Major Tsunter freight shipping companies include:
East Argean Logistical Solutions (EALS)
Tsunter Mesder Shipping Cooperative (TMSC)
New Marine Cooperative
The Tsunterland’s first emerged as a regional leader in shipbuilding in the 1920s, becoming a major producer of the warships that would see action across the Western Isles during the First Imperial War. The depletion of the natural resources this industry had depended on led to the Tsunterland’s joining the Neo-Imperialists during the war. Following the Tsunterland’s defeat in the war the industry refocused on the production of commercial ships and other maritime equipment. During the 1960s and 1970s the Tsunterland’s became a major producer of oil tankers and oil drilling platforms. The construction of the 1.5 million-ton capacity Chae’La Goth Shipyard in Gothray in 1962 and the 2 million ton capacity TMSC shipyard in Libertalia in 1968 would cause the shipbuilding industry to become the largest employer in the Tsunterlands, although the industry would struggle during the 1980s as oil production levels declined. Today, the industry employs around 1.3 million Tsunters and contributes around 100bn USD to the national GDP.
Major Tsunter shipbuilding companies include:
Tsunter Maritime Construction Cooperative - a subsidiary of TMSC, based in the Libertalia Shipyard
West Hook Clan Cooperative - primarily Based in the Gothray Shipyard
Bowmoor Marine Engineering (BME) - Subsidiary of BKA, based in Bowmoor Shipyard
S.K.E. Heavy Industries - based in Dominzoa Shipyard
The Tsunter electronics industry first established itself in the late 1950s with its major product being germanium-based semiconductors. After germanium semiconductors became superseded by silicon the late 1970s the Tsunterlands would lose its competitive edge in the global market eventually causing most companies to either cease operations or to shift production to new fields. In the 1970s a wave of prospecting and exploitation of the lithium and palladium deposits found in eastern interior saw many companies move into manufacturing products based on this minerals. Meanwhile the collapse of the semi-conductor industry left the Tsunterlands in the position of having a large number of abandoned foundries providing ideal conditions for the adoption of the fabless manufacturing system wherein foreign semi-conductor designs were manufactured within the Tsunterlands. This would prove a shot in the arm to revive the industry and since the late 1990s the electronics industry, underpinned by the manufacture of silicon based semiconductors, has grown at a steady pace and is estimated to become the Tsunterlands’ dominant industry by 2030. Along with semiconductors other major Tsunter electronic products include catalyst converters and lithium ion batteries. The vast majority of Tsunter electronics manufacturing is done on the Little Hook peninsular or in the Eastern interior.
The major electronics companies of the Tsunterlands are:
Argean Microelectronics Industries
Chae’La Slark Manufacturing Cooperative
While mining has played a role in the Tsunterlands economy since the 1920s it has always relied on secondary industries to be profitable. Prior to the Imperial War the vast majority of mining was focused on extracting iron ore from mountains of the Big Hook to provide for the Tsunter shipbuilding industry that dominated the economy. The demand for iron was so huge that by the late 1930s there were serious concerns that the entire national supply was nearing total depletion. This issue was not alleviated by the Imperial War which led to an even greater demand for warships. It was the advancement of technology in the post war years that saved the industry as the deposits of palladium, lithium and germanium found in the Eastern Interior were now worth extracting. In the post war years many of those previously employed in the iron mining industry found work in the Eastern Interior mining new minerals. Since the 1990s the Tsunter mining industry has generally been in decline partly due to the influence by the influence of the Civic Union Party which pushes for greater environmental protection in the Eastern Interior on behalf of their Ipachi constituents. Major Companies include ChKMC (originally the Chae’La Karran Mining Cooperative and now colloquialy known as Chick MC) and the Magkawan Mining Cooperative.
Tourism plays a major role in the Tsunter economy. An average of 7.2 million tourists visit the Tsunterlands each year, particularly concentrating on the resorts found across the Tsunter Bay. Libertalia and Port Flinton are the two most visited cities of the country receive 1.9 million and 1.1 million visitors respectively in 2019. Gaeltic and Raedlonians make up the majority of tourists. Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the Tsunterlands and it is expected to grow by 7.8% annually until 2025. The tourism sector employs roughly 10% of the workforce.
Fishing is arguably the oldest industry in the Tsunterlands as historically much of the population was dependent on artisanal fishing to survive. While fishing contributes relatively little to the modern country’s economy it still plays an important role in Tsunter society as fish remains a staple food of the Tsunterlands. Lobster, tuna, squid and blue shark account for more than 70% of the fish caught commercially in Tsunter waters. The fishing industry is generally concentrated around the Big Hook peninsula.
Major Tsunter fishing companies include:
Blue Mesder Group
Flinlaggen Frank’s Fishing, “Fish for biting” ltd.
My knowledge of how economies work is pretty limited, i haven't studied it since my first year of sixth form, so if anyone spots any errors let me know.
I've got a few big uni projects due soon that i've slightly neglected so i'll probably won't be writing anything for the next week or so.
We probably won’t for a while, still got the most SB wins (tied) and most appearances though. As for soccer, the players are too small on the field for me to watch it for 90 minutes. Not sure why
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Good evening everyone. Added the Wellsian colonies to my overview Factbook
Motto: Good words, good deeds, good thoughts
NSERT SMALL MAP OR ORTHOGRAPHIC
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
National Language: Modern 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:
area sq. mi.
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 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 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).