by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,524thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,830thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,561st
The Allied States of
Left-Leaning College State
Peace and Prosperity
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population2.099 billion

LeaderSovereign Eldrick Yvaine

AnimalRed Tail Hawk

The Allied States of Wakaru is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Sovereign Eldrick Yvaine with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 2.099 billion Wakaruans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aureolus. The average income tax rate is 73.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Wakaruan economy, worth 88.4 trillion gildings a year, is highly specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 42,127 gildings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, and kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wakaru's national animal is the Red Tail Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Wakaru is ranked 187,253rd in the world and 356th in Conch Kingdom for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -3.83 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 2,524thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,830thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,561stMost Beautiful Environments: 19,183rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,300thBest Weather: 22,032ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,417thMost Inclusive: 24,083rdNicest Citizens: 24,246thMost Cultured: 24,390th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 43rd in the region

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