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The United Kingdom of Wolemoer

“You'd be dead if you were here.” Scarcely Lethal

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The East Pacific

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Wolemoer

Population2.627 billion

CapitalSan Palma
LeaderScarcely Lethal
FaithChristianity

CurrencyUnion Copper
AnimalPenguin

The United Kingdom of Wolemoer is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Scarcely Lethal with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 2.627 billion Wolemoerians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Palma. The average income tax rate is 69.5%.

The Wolemoerian economy, worth 108 trillion Union Coppers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is 41,245 Union Coppers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Discarded pennies litter the streets, new religious sects are squashed immediately by the government, farting etiquette is taught in schools, and the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wolemoer's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Christianity.

Wolemoer is ranked 92,882nd in the world and 4,141st in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 43.88 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,175thMost Influential: 3,939thTop
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Safest: 12,991stMost Pacifist: 13,062ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,232ndLargest Welfare Programs: 14,683rd
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Most Influential: 320th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 331st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 370th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 403rd in the regionSafest: 419th in the regionMost Pacifist: 424th in the regionBest Weather: 543rd in the regionMost Stationary: 558th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 604th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 650th in the regionMost Devout: 659th in the regionNicest Citizens: 700th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 733rd in the region

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