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The Battle-Ready Republic of Wersh

“Don't strive for perfection, but never settle for less.” President Hallon

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population4.739 billion

LeaderPresident Hallon

AnimalSun Bear

The Battle-Ready Republic of Wersh is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Hallon with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.739 billion Wershians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corlabelm. The average income tax rate is 71.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wershian economy, worth 861 trillion Houers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 181,697 Houers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, and gossip magazines have pictures of President Hallon sunbathing on the beach with political rivals. Crime is totally unknown. Wersh's national animal is the Sun Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wersh is ranked 89,259th in the world and 3,648th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,338.97 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,504thMost Influential: 1,772ndMost Armed: 1,976thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,302ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,320thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,341stRudest Citizens: 3,454thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,062ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,155thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,091stLargest Black Market: 6,123rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,215thMost Developed: 8,807thTop
Smartest Citizens: 10,488thLargest Governments: 11,622ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,643rdMost Inclusive: 14,248thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,321stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,574thMost Cultured: 15,474thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,357thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,955thMost Efficient Economies: 17,471stMost Advanced Public Education: 17,545thHealthiest Citizens: 17,892ndHighest Economic Output: 19,606thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,543rd
Most Armed: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 50th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 82nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 84th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 132nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 142nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 164th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 168th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 189th in the regionMost Developed: 241st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 272nd in the regionLargest Governments: 275th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 292nd in the regionMost Stationary: 331st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 388th in the regionMost Cultured: 390th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 415th in the regionMost Inclusive: 436th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 447th in the regionMost Average: 450th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 461st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 475th in the regionLargest Populations: 478th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 507th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 521st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 643rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 657th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 689th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 691st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 707th in the regionNudest: 765th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 800th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 845th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 859th in the region

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