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The Republic of The Wiganese Islands

“Progress with Unity” Stephen Dawber

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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The Wiganese Islands

Population2.63 billion

CapitalWigan
LeaderStephen Dawber
FaithChristianity

Currencydollar
Animalrobin

The Republic of The Wiganese Islands is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Stephen Dawber with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.63 billion Wiganers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wigan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Wiganese economy, worth 283 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 107,734 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 324,658 per year while the poor average 27,871, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

Rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million dollars of property damage, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, tax returns detail how many games of slots each citizen will be able to play with their refund, and dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Wiganese Islands's national animal is the robin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Wiganese Islands is ranked 27,519th in the world and 1,494th in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 994.99 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 5,249thLargest Retail Industry: 6,303rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,048thNicest Citizens: 7,335thMost Inclusive: 8,358thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,033rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,090thMost Pacifist: 10,922ndMost Developed: 11,896thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,667thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,048thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,190thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,560thBest Weather: 15,601stMost Advanced Public Education: 16,017thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,566thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,696th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 248th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 292nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 339th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 406th in the regionNicest Citizens: 427th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 484th in the regionMost Influential: 493rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 510th in the regionMost Pacifist: 589th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 634th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 657th in the regionMost Developed: 676th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 679th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 685th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 712th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 744th in the regionMost Politically Free: 772nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 800th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 817th in the regionBest Weather: 825th in the region

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