We welcome The Republic of Weece (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Weece), a United Nations member, as the 220th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Republic of Weece is a very large, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 149 million enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals juggles the competing demands of Education, Commerce, and Defence. Income tax is unheard of. A large private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Beef-Based Agriculture and Soda Sales.
Eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, the government is avowedly atheist, and the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups. Crime is a major problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Weece's national animal is the lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the golden shivet.