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The Dictatorship of Westenhald

“Unity in Autocracy, Peace through Firepower.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Westenhald

Population431 million

CapitalUylivirmin Hold

CurrencyUvigeld
AnimalCrocodile

The Dictatorship of Westenhald is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its vat-grown people, state-planned economy, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 431 million Westenhaldians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Uylivirmin Hold. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.0%.

The all-consuming Westenhaldidal economy, worth 50.5 trillion Uvigelds 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 an impressive 117,169 Uvigelds, with the richest citizens earning 7.2 times as much as the poorest.

Criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country, the fattest folk in Westenhald look to be the happiest ones, and bris parties are all the rage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Westenhald's national animal is the Crocodile, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Westenhald is ranked 137,258th in the world and 4,558th in the South Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 941.73 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 443rdTop
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Most Influential: 2,568thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,026thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,078thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,935thMost Inclusive: 16,441stMost Corrupt Governments: 16,706thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,756thHealthiest Citizens: 17,084thLowest Crime Rates: 17,341stMost Authoritarian: 18,148thMost Secular: 18,866thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,885thMost Developed: 19,218thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,169thLargest Governments: 21,709thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,124th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 232nd in the regionMost Influential: 312th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 340th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 345th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 444th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 499th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 521st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 536th in the regionMost Developed: 557th in the regionMost Inclusive: 588th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 609th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 620th in the regionLargest Governments: 627th in the regionMost Secular: 647th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 697th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 743rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 755th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 772nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 786th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 798th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 802nd in the region

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