Kolechia is a neighboring country west of Arstotzka. After the Six-Year War, entrants from and via Kolechia are finally able to enter Arstotzka through the border town Grestin, although Kolechian entrants occasionally face additional scrutiny at the border[1] due to the terrorist threat some of them pose.

Sergiu describes conditions in Kolechia as "ten times worse" than in Arstotzka.[2]

Despite high hopes after the opening of the border,[3] tensions between Arstotzka and Kolechia continue to grow throughout the game, up to the point where the future of the Grestin border checkpoint becomes uncertain.[4] Depending on the choices the inspector makes during the story, Arstotzka and Kolechia may eventually find common ground and reach a tentative understanding, which will allow the border to remain open.[5]

Two Arstotzkan characters have Kolechian love interests in the game: the supervisor is associated with Shae Piersovska, and Sergiu is in love with Elisa Katsenja.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Kolechia borders five other countries, a lake with Antegria and Obristan, and the easternmost ocean. Kolechia is the largest of the three countries seen in their entirety on the map.

Issuing cities in Kolechia[edit | edit source]

Scripted entrants from Kolechia[edit | edit source]

The list only includes scripted entrants that have special dialog or other options.

Intepretations[edit | edit source]

The name of this country is possibly derived from the Russian word kalechit (калечить), 'to maim' or 'pervert',[6] or from the Polish word kolejka, as 'queue.'[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. See immigration protocol on day 7
  2. The exact phrase is, "If you think it is bad in Arstotzka, it is ten times worse in Kolechia." Sergiu tells this to the inspector on day 22.
  3. The Truth of Arstotzka on day 2.
  4. The Truth of Arstotzka on day 31.
  5. Events and headlines on days 27 and 28 and ending 20.
  6. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/калечить
  7. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kolejka
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