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The Republic of Wilkshire

“Everyone for everyone else”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific

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Wilkshire

Population37.676 billion

CapitalVasbury
LeaderPresident Paul Williams

Currencywilko
Animalcat

The Republic of Wilkshire is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Paul Williams with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 37.676 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 Environment, Education, and Law & Order. 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 10,548 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 common. Average income is an amazing 279,988 wilkoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, elderly citizens regularly buy posh multimillion-wilko mansions, and shady doctors seem to have impeccable records. 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 223,938th in the world and 10,125th in The North Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -91.7 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Developed: 4thBest Weather: 4thNicest Citizens: 5thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5thLongest Average Lifespans: 7thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8thMost Pacifist: 9thHealthiest Citizens: 9thMost Beautiful Environments: 10thLowest Crime Rates: 27thMost Cheerful Citizens: 30thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31stSafest: 39thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44thMost Advanced Public Education: 90thMost Advanced Public Transport: 101stMost Inclusive: 128thLeast Corrupt Governments: 139thSmartest Citizens: 174thHighest Average Tax Rates: 176thMost Influential: 193rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 198thLargest Governments: 280thMost Cultured: 302ndLargest Populations: 312thLargest Welfare Programs: 327thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 361stHighest Economic Output: 386thLargest Publishing Industry: 466thMost Efficient Economies: 619thMost Secular: 858thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,249thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,262ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,287thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,352ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,181stTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,446thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,745thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,656thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,165thMost Stationary: 14,327th
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 43rd in the regionMost Secular: 49th in the regionMost Influential: 50th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 51st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 73rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 116th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 125th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 175th in the regionMost Stationary: 326th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 443rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 470th in the region

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