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Most Inclusive: 479thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 560thNicest Citizens: 592nd
The Grand Republic of
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The Ministry of high and low ministers
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The United Republic of Westend

Population9.455 billion

CapitalPorto Libero
LeaderThe Ministry of high and low ministers
FaithThe Church of the Machine God


The Grand Republic of The United Republic of Westend is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Ministry of high and low ministers with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, pith helmet sales, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.455 billion of The united republic of westendians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porto Libero. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient westendian economy, worth a remarkable 2,419 trillion Sovereigns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 255,879 Sovereigns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Edutainment video games are taking The United Republic of Westend's students to the next level, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days, westendian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, and military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies. Crime is totally unknown. The United Republic of Westend's national animal is the Dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is The Church of the Machine God.

The United Republic of Westend is ranked 207,688th in the world and 6,434th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -17.62 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Inclusive: 479thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 560thNicest Citizens: 592ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 611thMost Efficient Economies: 626thMost Subsidized Industry: 790thMost Cheerful Citizens: 833rdMost Pacifist: 1,019thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,058thMost Cultured: 1,059thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,155thSmartest Citizens: 1,223rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,277thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,340thMost Influential: 1,541stLargest Governments: 1,547thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,572ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,576thHighest Drug Use: 1,581stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,646thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,649thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,682ndSafest: 1,832ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,858thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,946thRudest Citizens: 2,021stTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,128thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,229thMost Developed: 2,255thLowest Crime Rates: 2,531stLargest Mining Sector: 3,111thHighest Average Incomes: 3,188thMost Avoided: 3,594thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,071stHighest Economic Output: 5,707thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,770thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,760thLargest Retail Industry: 7,133rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,166thNudest: 8,627thMost Stationary: 9,013thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,826thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,581stMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,050thMost Politically Free: 13,637thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,183rd
Most Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 28th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 36th in the regionSafest: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 41st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 46th in the regionRudest Citizens: 50th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 51st in the regionMost Developed: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 59th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 63rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost Avoided: 72nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 77th in the regionMost Politically Free: 86th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 104th in the regionMost Stationary: 128th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 129th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 131st in the regionNudest: 152nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 176th in the regionLargest Populations: 216th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 218th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 255th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 266th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 416th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 506th in the region

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