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Most Valuable International Artwork: 738thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,502ndMost Cultured: 10,528th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
With the people for the Fatherland
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Vilhelmina

Population4.328 billion

CapitalNynäshamn
LeaderKung Karl X
FaithProtestantism

Currencykrona
AnimalArctic fox

The Kingdom of Vilhelmina is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Kung Karl X with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 4.328 billion Vilhelminans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nynäshamn. The average income tax rate is 69.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vilhelminan economy, worth 592 trillion kronor a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 136,809 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Tourists outnumber citizens two to one, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness', and shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vilhelmina's national animal is the Arctic fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Protestantism.

Vilhelmina is ranked 738th in the world and 33rd in the Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 163.25 Bank.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,502ndMost Cultured: 10,528thMost Devout: 10,850thLowest Crime Rates: 10,904thLargest Retail Industry: 10,908thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,790thMost Developed: 11,961stHealthiest Citizens: 11,970thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,973rdLargest Publishing Industry: 13,328thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,571stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,074thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,204thBest Weather: 14,446thMost Efficient Economies: 15,594thMost Authoritarian: 15,713thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,363rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,393rdLargest Governments: 16,663rdLargest Mining Sector: 17,079thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,089thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,494th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 33rd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 223rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 235th in the regionMost Cultured: 249th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 287th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 289th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 296th in the regionMost Developed: 299th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 312th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 314th in the regionMost Stationary: 324th in the regionMost Devout: 327th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 345th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 351st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 365th in the regionBest Weather: 381st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 385th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 385th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 402nd in the regionLargest Governments: 407th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 415th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 418th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 423rd in the regionLargest Populations: 467th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 467th in the regionMost Inclusive: 484th in the regionMost Influential: 487th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 503rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 513th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 516th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 538th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 543rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 553rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 570th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 624th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 663rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 695th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • : Vilhelmina was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, expensive lawyers are hired to defend citizens in court for public urination charges against their pets.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilhelmina, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings.

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