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Most Secular: 1,954thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,580thMost Pacifist: 3,310th
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For The People. Or Something.
Ann ODam
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Werglum

Population2.63 billion

CapitalSyrenead
LeaderAnn ODam
FaithNone

CurrencyDracip
AnimalAiredale Terrier

The Democratic Republic of Werglum is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ann ODam with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.63 billion Werglumians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Syrenead. The average income tax rate is 91.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Werglumian economy, worth 280 trillion Dracips a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 106,791 Dracips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Life is short but human kindness is endless, foreign investment has dropped to a trickle after laws were passed preventing investors from taking their earnings abroad, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, and shirts-versus-skins games are now skins-versus-skins games. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Werglum's national animal is the Airedale Terrier, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Werglum is ranked 219,589th in the world and 7,858th in The East Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 8,756.94 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 115th in the regionMost Pacifist: 117th in the regionSafest: 129th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 156th in the regionNicest Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 167th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 181st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 182nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 184th in the regionBest Weather: 190th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 209th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 211th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 214th in the regionMost Inclusive: 219th in the regionMost Developed: 221st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 241st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 250th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 291st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 336th in the regionMost Influential: 340th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 343rd in the regionLargest Governments: 366th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 401st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 420th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 499th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 540th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 648th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 663rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 710th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 722nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 799th in the region

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