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Most Cheerful Citizens: 40thLargest Publishing Industry: 84thLeast Corrupt Governments: 135th
The Most Ancient and Noble House of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Noli irritare leones
Influence
Power
Founder / Duke of Wessex
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Lancaster of Wessex

Population36.057 billion

CapitalThe Ancestral Estate Capital Region
LeaderThe Duke Lancaster
Faithceremonially Wessex Anglicanism

CurrencyRoyal Crown Sterling
Animalperegrine falcon

The Most Ancient and Noble House of Lancaster of Wessex is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Duke Lancaster with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, smutty television, and strictly enforced bedtime. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 36.057 billion Lancastrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Ancestral Estate Capital Region. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lancaster of Wessexian economy, worth an astonishing 12,337 trillion Royal Crown Sterlings a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 342,154 Royal Crown Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, the endangered saltwater humpback peregrine falcon is only seen in captivity programs, and government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet. Crime is totally unknown. Lancaster of Wessex's national animal is the peregrine falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is ceremonially Wessex Anglicanism.

Lancaster of Wessex is ranked 409th in the world and 1st in House of Lancaster of Wessex for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 14,108.04 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 40thLargest Publishing Industry: 84thLeast Corrupt Governments: 135thNicest Citizens: 153rdMost Cultured: 241stHighest Economic Output: 253rdHealthiest Citizens: 287thMost Compassionate Citizens: 303rdBest Weather: 337thMost Developed: 345thMost Rebellious Youth: 373rdLongest Average Lifespans: 395thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 409thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 433rdSmartest Citizens: 433rdSafest: 523rdMost Efficient Economies: 565thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 567thMost Pacifist: 581stMost Beautiful Environments: 604thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 634thMost Valuable International Artwork: 687thLargest Populations: 690thMost Inclusive: 800thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 837thMost Stationary: 1,033rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,070thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,087thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,153rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,279thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,047thLargest Governments: 2,056thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,303rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,824thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,960thLargest Retail Industry: 6,467thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,580thMost Influential: 7,515thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,368thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 11,995thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,243rdMost Secular: 16,687thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,872ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,146thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,404thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,583rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, the endangered saltwater humpback peregrine falcon is only seen in captivity programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
  • : Lancaster of Wessex was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, advertisers are struggling to make water sound cool to a twitchy public.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow.
  • : Following new legislation in Lancaster of Wessex, the comic book series 'The Duke Lancaster and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.

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