Engellachia / W. Engell Republic / West Engell Republic Wiki VITALS: Nation Name: The West Engell Republic Demonym: Engellachian Official Language: Engelsh Currency: Engellmark / Transitioning to Engellexian Pound? Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy Estimated Population: 12 Million Religions by Percentage: 57% Atheist or Unaffiliated, 31% Nativist Affiliation, 12% Abrahamic Affiliation Top Leaders: Prime Minister Edwin Grafton (New Republican Party), Lodge Legislature Opposition Leader: Veronica North (Winterhearth Mutual Benefit Party) POLICIES: Religious Freedom: While practice of all faiths is legal in WER, the Prime Minister appoints a Fictional Findings Minister to discover, record, and educate citizens concerning dangers and contradictions contained in religion. Freedom of Speech: A highly guarded right for citizens and the press. Tax Policies: WER primarily taxes revenue from natural resource industry and lacks a nationwide sales tax or income tax. Localities and States have certain ranging levels of taxes. LGBT Policy: Same sex unions are recognized, although adoption is not permitted through government run orphanages. Firearm Policy: Individual firearm ownership is the first basic right protected by the Lodge of Legislators founding laws. Foreign Aid: Seeks military funding aid from Engellexic allies, and currently provides aid to Loagoan refugees under the Little Loago project. Abortion Policy: Banned after 10 weeks into the pregnancy, with exception to victims of rape or risk to the mother’s health. Healthcare Availability: Employment based health insurance. The three states maintain government healthcare programs, however only the Vesper program is rated average or better. Energy Policy: Petroleum resource exploitation is a driving force of the national economy. Coal energy is still a major resource, though not every state will reach their clean coal initiatives by 2020. Immigration Policy: Onerous towards other than Engellekin people. Drug Policy: State and locality dependent, there are no nationwide bans on recreational drugs. Government Surveillance: Privacy was historically well guarded, but the 2019 of the Republican Security Bureau has developed into accusations and evidence of extensive internet surveillance. Labor Unions: While illegal in name, alternative “Mutual Benefit Societies” have existed prior to the global popularity of labor unions. International Trade: Historically protectionist, though the current administration has attempted to introduce free market reforms. Military Service: The Combined Armed Forces is a volunteer service that is supplemented mostly by private military contracts, merchant marines, or chartered aircraft.