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The Republic of Western Santos

“Don't die, don't kill anyone”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The Glorious Nations of Iwaku

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Western Santos

Population20.553 billion

CapitalSao Vicente
LeaderBob
FaithBobistanity

CurrencyShrapnel
AnimalMongoose

The Republic of Western Santos is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Bob with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, barren, inhospitable landscape, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 20.553 billion Western Santosians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sao Vicente. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Western Santosian economy, worth a remarkable 9,329 trillion Shrapnels a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 453,916 Shrapnels, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,509,670 per year while the poor average 41,402, a ratio of 60.6 to 1.

Commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators, they say that Western Santosians made a dessert and called it peace, and sex changes are routinely performed at Western Santos's hospitals. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Western Santos's national animal is the Mongoose, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Bobistanity.

Western Santos is ranked 279th in the world and 2nd in The Glorious Nations of Iwaku for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 26,152.97 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 40thHighest Crime Rates: 59thMost Armed: 76thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 77thRudest Citizens: 86thLargest Gambling Industry: 94thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 107thFattest Citizens: 116thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 128thMost Avoided: 140thHighest Disposable Incomes: 162ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 201stLargest Retail Industry: 207thMost Rebellious Youth: 218thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 246thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 278thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 279thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 310thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 330thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 348thHighest Average Incomes: 442ndHighest Economic Output: 506thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 616thLargest Insurance Industry: 665thMost Scientifically Advanced: 853rdLargest Mining Sector: 947thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,095thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,246thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,375thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,520thMost Efficient Economies: 2,535thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,654thSmartest Citizens: 4,553rdMost Cultured: 5,389thLargest Populations: 6,005thMost Inclusive: 6,442ndLargest Black Market: 8,892ndNudest: 9,106thMost Stationary: 9,388thTop
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Most Secular: 11,070thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,002ndMost Pro-Market: 14,363rdMost Politically Free: 15,590thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,666thMost Influential: 15,991stMost Extreme: 18,328thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,969thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,038th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Extreme: 18th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionNudest: 22nd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 31st in the regionMost Influential: 37th in the regionMost Inclusive: 39th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, sex changes are routinely performed at Western Santos's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, they say that Western Santosians made a dessert and called it peace.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, the Western Santos Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, a degree in Bob Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, the moon's craters are more numerous every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Santos, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high.
  • : Western Santos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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