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The Imperial State of The Wiganese Islands

“Unitatis Profecit”

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

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Coalition of Imperialists

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The Wiganese Islands

Population4.163 billion

CapitalWiganium
LeaderEmperor Steve I

CurrencyWiganese pound
AnimalSparrowhawk

The Imperial State of The Wiganese Islands is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Steve I with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 4.163 billion Wiganese 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 Wiganium. The average income tax rate is 69.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wiganese economy, worth 458 trillion Wiganese pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 110,139 Wiganese pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Companies are turning to trained Sparrowhawks for their most menial jobs, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Wiganese as 'your finger, you fool', and the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers. 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 Sparrowhawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Wiganese Islands is ranked 38,862nd in the world and 1st in Coalition of Imperialists for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,277.1 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 3,473rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,775thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,128thLargest Retail Industry: 6,383rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,137thNicest Citizens: 7,158thMost Pacifist: 7,929thMost Inclusive: 8,048thMost Efficient Economies: 9,225thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,924thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,433rdBest Weather: 12,235thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,339thMost Developed: 13,785thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,207thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,726thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,806thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,215thSmartest Citizens: 18,989thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,013thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,068th

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