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Willow Gate

Population459 million

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The Kingdom of Willow Gate is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 459 million Willow Gateans 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, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 77.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Willow Gatean economy, worth 25.2 trillion florins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 55,002 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning, children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife, calling out of the blue has become taboo, and former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Willow Gate's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Willow Gate is ranked 15,843rd in the world and 298th in the West Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 77.94 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,586thMost Influential: 7,361stMost Pacifist: 7,746thNicest Citizens: 9,352ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,460thSafest: 9,587thBest Weather: 10,157thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 11,496thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,967thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,231stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,406thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,134thMost Inclusive: 14,169thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,201stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,843rdMost Advanced Public Education: 16,006thLowest Crime Rates: 16,880thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,742ndMost Beautiful Environments: 20,164thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,277th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 158th in the regionMost Pacifist: 205th in the regionNicest Citizens: 227th in the regionBest Weather: 230th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 233rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 236th in the regionSafest: 244th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 269th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 279th in the regionMost Influential: 282nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 287th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 298th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 312th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 322nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 346th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 349th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 355th in the regionMost Inclusive: 378th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 405th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 482nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 550th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Willow Gate was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Willow Gate, former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor.
  • : Following new legislation in Willow Gate, calling out of the blue has become taboo.
  • : Following new legislation in Willow Gate, children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife.
  • : Following new legislation in Willow Gate, editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning.
  • : Following new legislation in Willow Gate, solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages.
  • : Willow Gate was endorsed by The ʇɐǝɹפ qoq of Bobki.
  • : Following new legislation in Willow Gate, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick.
  • : Willow Gate was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Willow Gate, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Willow Gate.

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