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Most Inclusive: 440thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 480thNicest Citizens: 551st
The Grand Republic of
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Liberty, Equality, Democracy, For All
The Ministry of high and low ministers
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The United Republic of Westend

Population10.152 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 gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Ministry of high and low ministers with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, flagrant waste-dumping, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.152 billion 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 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Westendian economy, worth a remarkable 2,617 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 257,878 Sovereigns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Ministry of high and low ministers's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success, the Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, and the election for The Ministry of high and low ministers's office's janitor is heating up. 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 221,136th in the world and 5,947th in the West Pacific for Best Weather, with -872 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Inclusive: 440thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 480thNicest Citizens: 551stMost Compassionate Citizens: 563rdMost Efficient Economies: 574thMost Cheerful Citizens: 723rdMost Subsidized Industry: 774thLeast Corrupt Governments: 844thMost Pacifist: 931stMost Cultured: 939thSmartest Citizens: 1,156thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,198thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,315thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,325thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,351stLargest Governments: 1,403rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,442ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,450thHighest Drug Use: 1,454thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,520thSafest: 1,525thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,551stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,574thMost Influential: 1,692ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,861stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,912thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,015thRudest Citizens: 2,066thMost Developed: 2,192ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,346thHighest Average Incomes: 3,117thLargest Mining Sector: 3,779thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,305thMost Avoided: 4,429thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,706thHighest Economic Output: 5,405thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,152ndLargest Retail Industry: 7,877thMost Stationary: 8,736thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,333rdNudest: 9,398thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,447thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,595thHealthiest Citizens: 15,162ndMost Politically Free: 16,580thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,483rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21,405th
Most Inclusive: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 45th in the regionMost Developed: 50th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 51st in the regionRudest Citizens: 56th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 57th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Politically Free: 76th in the regionMost Avoided: 80th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 82nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 97th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 101st in the regionMost Stationary: 123rd in the regionNudest: 131st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 150th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 189th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 203rd in the regionLargest Populations: 212th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 359th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 391st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 395th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 445th in the region

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