by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 4,106thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,749thSafest: 6,809th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Aspiration knowledge and opportunity
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.698 billion



The Republic of WESTERHOUSE is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.698 billion Westerhousians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melcombe. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse WESTERHOUSEian economy, worth 147 trillion Ducats a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 87,156 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has enacted freedom of information, battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. WESTERHOUSE's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

WESTERHOUSE is ranked 41,244th in the world and 113th in Thaecia for Highest Average Incomes, with 87,156.93 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 4,106thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,749thSafest: 6,809thHealthiest Citizens: 7,137thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,143rdMost Pacifist: 7,432ndBest Weather: 8,194thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,341stMost Secular: 8,462ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,565thNicest Citizens: 8,905thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,552ndTop
Most Inclusive: 10,802ndLowest Crime Rates: 12,410thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,597thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,891stSmartest Citizens: 14,016thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,064thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,424thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,031stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,138thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,643rdLargest Publishing Industry: 17,071stMost Income Equality: 17,226thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,014th
Healthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionTop
Safest: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionMost Income Equality: 27th in the regionNicest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the region

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