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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,124thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,956thLargest Mining Sector: 19,817th
The Colony of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
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Literally wasps

Population2.751 billion

CapitalThe Hive

Currencybrood
AnimalQueen Wasp

The Colony of Literally wasps is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.751 billion Literally waspsians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Hive. The average income tax rate is 54.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Literally waspsian economy, worth 139 trillion broods 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 black market in Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Trout Farming, and Retail. 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 50,842 broods, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Strategic bombers are being converted into preschools, the "blue screen of death" forces many trials to be either aborted or restarted, Literally waspsians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, and the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Literally wasps's national animal is the Queen Wasp, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Literally wasps is ranked 201,759th in the world and 31st in Warzone Asia for Smartest Citizens, with 21.95 quips per hour.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,956thLargest Mining Sector: 19,817thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26,381st
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