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Most Secular: 3,443rdMost Rebellious Youth: 11,845thBest Weather: 14,337th
The Schizophrenic Acid Rhizomes of
Left-wing Utopia
Man your head is haunted; you have wheels in your head!
Influence
Powerbroker
Pseud
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Wuchu

Population1.054 billion

Capitalthe Sewage Plant
LeaderKotera

Currencyjouissance
Animalsparrow

The Schizophrenic Acid Rhizomes of Wuchu is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Kotera with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.054 billion Wuchuans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Sewage Plant. The average income tax rate is 71.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Wuchuan economy, worth 45.5 trillion jouissances a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Soda Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 43,203 jouissances, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children dream of becoming physicians and physicists, the new intercity submarine SSN Sparrow Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers, smoking is banned in public areas, and factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas. Crime is almost non-existent. Wuchu's national animal is the sparrow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Wuchu is ranked 97,360th in the world and 4th in The Other Place for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 0.12 Bank.

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Most Secular: 3,443rdMost Rebellious Youth: 11,845thTop
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Best Weather: 14,337thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,019thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,833rdMost Politically Free: 17,921stNicest Citizens: 18,876thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,416thMost Inclusive: 19,757thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,320thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,808th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wuchu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Wuchu, factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Wuchu, smoking is banned in public areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Wuchu, the new intercity submarine SSN Sparrow Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers.
  • : Wuchu published "Alchemical Woes" (Account: Drama).
  • : Following new legislation in Wuchu, children dream of becoming physicians and physicists.
  • : Following new legislation in Wuchu, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Following new legislation in Wuchu, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Wuchu, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop.
  • : Wuchu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.

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