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The Empire of Whimichy

“Might Makes Right”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Whimichy

Population1.214 billion

CapitalSerkand
LeaderMalak
FaithLeader Worship

Currencymark
Animalpotato

The Empire of Whimichy is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Malak with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, otherworldly petting zoo, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.214 billion Whimichyians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serkand. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 41.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Whimichyian economy, worth 262 trillion marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 216,508 marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 773,188 per year while the poor average 43,564, a ratio of 17.7 to 1.

The arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, agricultural employees work for peanuts, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties, and tourist operators promise visitors tours of live burning shipwrecks and plane crash sites. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Whimichy's national animal is the potato, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Leader Worship.

Whimichy is ranked 110,531st in the world and 4,456th in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 12.38 on the Hayek Index.

Top
1%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 781stMost Influential: 1,191stLargest Retail Industry: 1,367thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,368thTop
5%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,699thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,737thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,822ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,933rdMost Secular: 1,982ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,136thMost Avoided: 2,183rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,425thFattest Citizens: 2,716thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,744thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,837thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,892ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,457thLargest Black Market: 5,216thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,455thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,934thTop
10%
Most Conservative: 8,316thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,488thMost Efficient Economies: 11,099thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,686thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,311thLargest Governments: 14,373rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,824th
Top
1%
Largest Insurance Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 37th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 41st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 45th in the regionMost Avoided: 46th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 47th in the regionTop
5%
Fattest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 65th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 65th in the regionMost Secular: 75th in the regionLargest Black Market: 91st in the regionMost Influential: 94th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 94th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 115th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 124th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 154th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 267th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 289th in the regionTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 297th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 364th in the regionLargest Governments: 380th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 396th in the regionMost Conservative: 415th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 462nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Whimichy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, tourist operators promise visitors tours of live burning shipwrecks and plane crash sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, agricultural employees work for peanuts.
  • : Whimichy endorsed The United Duchies of Ruvonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place.
  • : Whimichy was endorsed by The United Duchies of Ruvonia.
  • : Whimichy was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, half of the nation's import/export industry is run from a location known only as 'Dead Man's Cove'.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 172 » Erinor, Beepee, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Saciu, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Hanguk-Nippon, Tsunamy, Volaworand, Awjan, Aguatania, Aumeltopia, Anachronolandia, Linguiniland, Barabarom, Sthalrim, Jehenna, Yeldarbsland, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, PASTIR, Abarri, Dalklo Bayer, Spearos, Quiescent, Bear Connors Paradiso, East Sakhlin, Darakin, Avalonica, Sanden, Towi Lamia, The Solar System Scope, Pax Dracon, Luddinlande, Jaxon, Lambdaland, Tsvetania, Holy Chimerland, Japanese Federal Republic, Cuuldere, Denmani, Theorin, Centristvill, Aidenfieeld, Sandaoguo, A Frog Dimension, Rebel-topia, North Kanuckistan, East Asylla Pan, Xandev, Kandorith, Concrete Slab, and 122 others.USNE2018, Herbert Island, Auphelia, Sedunn, The Filippinas, Floofoland, Namat Sta, Curlyhoward, Pulaski Republic, Staubsaugen, Myr Nyr, Stoniamera, Lulliland, SHAYTAN UKHIROSS, Aurcania, Darbor, Lichenitza, Aneas, Aywhyou, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Kiasu-ism, North Anatnom, Qvait, Mirutania, Si-topia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Silberne Wache, Nankyoku Tairiku, Isokenzar, The ColdWyvernian Undead, New Briantown, Phanama, Southern Numenor, Elveka, Republitank, Shema Mitzvah, Democratic Parndia, Mantas Meow, Lorora3, Enplatia, Walloonia, Great Andora, St Oaks, Calistan, The naked people, Direwolf1, Illinoisan, Freedoom, Khazadine, Ufask, Farengeto, Poopisiya, Uncastania, Fighting Kawi Ninja, KIROVET, Crystal Creation, Birdkeeper, Paranoia, Fuso and Chunggu, GI-Land, Esfalsa, WTP All the good names are taken, Akindom, Ariankido, The United Expanse, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Ttyxious, Nova Montron, Seliyan progressive Islands, Vincent Field, Academy of Umbrellas, Drystar, Escevola, FreeFishers, Wyatonians, Ostanasia, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Terranous, Jahass, Amutien, Cublish, Madhonia, Frandlia, Republic Clovakh, Dubbayoo, Dasko, Bod Wareenaland, Transtemporal Shifts, Nowa Europa, Pays de Loire, Agalaesia, Qawe, Churumduul, Aveerya, Amerion, German Hapsburg, Wild Space, Kringalia, PenguinPies, State of Iowa, P R of China, United Federated States of Omega, Negoshi, Higash, Westoc Kinness, Choodox, Rabbitz, Srevana, Jennaterra, The Sk8ing Unicorn, BootJack, Ave Gloriana, Bedain, Kuddles, Ketathinamiri Islands, UnShleepd, Invilgra, Solega, Imperial Duck, Upper Tyrconnel, and Ruvonia.

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