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The Colony of Literally wasps


Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Warzone Asia


Literally wasps

Population3.3 billion

CapitalThe Hive

AnimalQueen Wasp

The Colony of Literally wasps is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.3 billion Literally waspsians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Hive. The average income tax rate is 55.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Literally waspsian economy, worth 166 trillion broods a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Trout Farming, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 50,390 broods, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Strategic bombers are being converted into preschools, the "blue screen of death" forces many trials to be either aborted or restarted, Literally waspsians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, and the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Literally wasps's national animal is the Queen Wasp, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Literally wasps is ranked 183,969th in the world and 30th in Warzone Asia for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 50.13 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,967thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,441stLargest Mining Sector: 19,087thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,958th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the region

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