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Safest: 768thHighest Poor Incomes: 806thMost Developed: 838th
The Empire of
Authoritarian Democracy Mouth-Breathing Creationists
Wei Empire Are The Pride Of The World
Emperor Gao Wei
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.542 billion

LeaderEmperor Gao Wei

AnimalBlue Pheasant

The Empire of Wei is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Gao Wei with an even hand, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 4.542 billion Weians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tianjing. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Weian economy, worth a remarkable 1,213 trillion Yuan a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 267,098 Yuan, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Weian as 'your finger, you fool', five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, cremation is compulsory for the deceased, and Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wei's national animal is the Blue Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wei is ranked 127,294th in the world and 4,836th in The East Pacific for Most Average, scoring 34.18 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Safest: 768thHighest Poor Incomes: 806thMost Developed: 838thLowest Crime Rates: 898thLongest Average Lifespans: 994thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,030thHealthiest Citizens: 1,058thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,257thLargest Governments: 1,469thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,580thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,585thSmartest Citizens: 1,804thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,831stMost Efficient Economies: 1,916thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,956thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,267thMost Cultured: 2,359thHighest Average Incomes: 2,818thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,977thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,993rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,165thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,213thBest Weather: 3,240thMost Pacifist: 3,418thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,518thMost Inclusive: 4,281stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,876thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,167thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,474thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,771stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,155thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,618thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,470thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,764thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,889thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,302ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,883rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,294thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,031stHighest Economic Output: 13,729thMost Income Equality: 18,148thMost Conservative: 19,993rd
Most Developed: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 39th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 45th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 46th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 53rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 61st in the regionNicest Citizens: 71st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 78th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 78th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 87th in the regionBest Weather: 92nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 117th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 117th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 124th in the regionMost Inclusive: 143rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 144th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 157th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 165th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 180th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 213th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 229th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 264th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 267th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 306th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 339th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 347th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 455th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 585th in the regionLargest Populations: 637th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 672nd in the regionMost Secular: 763rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wei was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Weian as 'your finger, you fool'.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, underground copulation clubs have sprung up in major cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Tianjing.
  • : Following new legislation in Wei, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.


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