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The Republic of Wilkshire

“Everyone for everyone else”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific



Population35.279 billion

LeaderPresident Paul Williams


The Republic of Wilkshire is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Paul Williams with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 35.279 billion Wilkshireans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

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 a remarkable 9,020 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 255,682 wilkoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Homophobia is off the menu, a government program is underway to revitalize Wilkshire's beaches, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, and legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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 303rd in the world and 13th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 21,618.19 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Developed: 2ndBest Weather: 4thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5thNicest Citizens: 6thLongest Average Lifespans: 6thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9thMost Pacifist: 10thMost Beautiful Environments: 10thHealthiest Citizens: 12thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20thMost Cheerful Citizens: 28thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39thLowest Crime Rates: 40thSafest: 55thMost Advanced Public Education: 88thMost Advanced Public Transport: 97thLeast Corrupt Governments: 150thMost Influential: 168thMost Inclusive: 186thSmartest Citizens: 205thHighest Average Tax Rates: 224thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 303rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 309thLargest Populations: 323rdMost Cultured: 359thLargest Governments: 364thHighest Economic Output: 437thLargest Welfare Programs: 461stLargest Publishing Industry: 675thMost Efficient Economies: 702ndHighest Poor Incomes: 877thMost Rebellious Youth: 982ndTop
Most Secular: 2,355thHighest Average Incomes: 2,676thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,696thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,845thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,993rdTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 11,118th
Most Developed: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 38th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Secular: 124th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 127th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 169th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 177th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 448th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 543rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 739th in the region

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