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The Republic of Wilkshire

“Everyone for everyone else”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific

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Wilkshire

Population41.309 billion

CapitalVasbury
LeaderPresident Paul Williams

Currencywilko
Animalcat

The Republic of Wilkshire is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Paul Williams with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cheerful population of 41.309 billion Wilkshireans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vasbury. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Wilkshirean economy, worth an astonishing 12,966 trillion wilkoes a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 313,898 wilkoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

At least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to President Paul Williams's wardrobe, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions, and sometimes a single pallbearer is all you need. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wilkshire's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wilkshire is ranked 273,503rd in the world and 13,789th in The North Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 0.19 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 4thBest Weather: 4thNicest Citizens: 4thMost Developed: 6thMost Beautiful Environments: 7thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8thLongest Average Lifespans: 8thHealthiest Citizens: 8thMost Pacifist: 8thLowest Crime Rates: 27thMost Cheerful Citizens: 27thHighest Food Quality: 33rdSafest: 35thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 38thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61stMost Inclusive: 88thLeast Corrupt Governments: 112thMost Advanced Public Education: 117thSmartest Citizens: 136thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 139thMost Advanced Public Transport: 141stHighest Average Tax Rates: 149thMost Cultured: 221stLargest Governments: 223rdLargest Welfare Programs: 248thMost Influential: 250thLargest Publishing Industry: 251stLargest Populations: 304thHighest Economic Output: 330thMost Efficient Economies: 510thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 571stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 582ndMost Secular: 821stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,207thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,578thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,734thHighest Average Incomes: 2,037thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,833rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,873rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,898thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,671stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,188thMost Stationary: 11,251st
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 39th in the regionMost Secular: 42nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 81st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 92nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 110th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 164th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 226th in the regionMost Stationary: 239th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 251st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 363rd in the region

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