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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,545thMost Influential: 1,779thMost Armed: 1,983rd
The Battle-Ready Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Don't strive for perfection, but never settle for less.
President Hallon
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Wersh

Population4.762 billion

CapitalCorlabelm
LeaderPresident Hallon

CurrencyHouer
AnimalSun Bear

The Battle-Ready Republic of Wersh is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Hallon with an even hand, and notable for its vat-grown people, otherworldly petting zoo, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.762 billion Wershians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corlabelm. The average income tax rate is 71.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wershian economy, worth 863 trillion Houers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 181,409 Houers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, and gossip magazines have pictures of President Hallon sunbathing on the beach with political rivals. Crime is totally unknown. Wersh's national animal is the Sun Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wersh is ranked 101,652nd in the world and 3,755th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 47.56 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,545thMost Influential: 1,779thMost Armed: 1,983rdTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,303rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,323rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,351stRudest Citizens: 3,479thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,051stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,200thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,084thLargest Black Market: 6,173rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,208thMost Developed: 8,787thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,476thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,452ndLargest Governments: 11,577thMost Inclusive: 14,271stMost Beautiful Environments: 14,314thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,551stMost Cultured: 15,432ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,328thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,968thMost Efficient Economies: 17,500thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,592ndHealthiest Citizens: 17,924thHighest Economic Output: 19,561st
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Most Armed: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 85th in the regionRudest Citizens: 94th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 133rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 143rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 162nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 189th in the regionMost Developed: 239th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 268th in the regionLargest Governments: 274th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 290th in the regionMost Stationary: 331st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 387th in the regionMost Cultured: 390th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 418th in the regionMost Average: 424th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 433rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 453rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 465th in the regionLargest Populations: 474th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 481st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 515th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 526th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 656th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 658th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 658th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 683rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 721st in the regionNudest: 734th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 805th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 845th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 847th in the region

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