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Most Secular: 1,767thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,778thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,308th
The Democratic Republic of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
For The People. Or Something.
Ann ODam
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Werglum

Population1.252 billion

CapitalSyrenead
LeaderAnn ODam
FaithNone

CurrencyDracip
AnimalAiredale Terrier

The Democratic Republic of Werglum is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Ann ODam with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.252 billion Werglumians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Syrenead. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Werglumian economy, worth 135 trillion Dracips a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 108,514 Dracips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Werglum' is a smash hit, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Werglum's national animal is the Airedale Terrier, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Werglum is ranked 56,651st in the world and 1,277th in The East Pacific for Most Stationary, with 219.74463714112 Days.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,778thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,308thMost Pacifist: 3,321stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,395thSafest: 4,876thNicest Citizens: 4,947thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,061stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,076thMost Influential: 5,738thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,966thMost Inclusive: 6,318thHealthiest Citizens: 6,665thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,926thBest Weather: 6,942ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,306thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,837thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,839thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,884thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,253rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,608thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,582ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,974thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,208thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,661stMost Developed: 11,770thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,935thLargest Governments: 13,103rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,602ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,950thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,675thMost Cultured: 18,722ndMost Subsidized Industry: 19,630th
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Most Secular: 52nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 77th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionMost Pacifist: 111th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 136th in the regionSafest: 139th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 145th in the regionNicest Citizens: 154th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 157th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 176th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 185th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Inclusive: 196th in the regionBest Weather: 196th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 199th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 200th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 204th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 271st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 288th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 289th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 290th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 318th in the regionLargest Governments: 330th in the regionMost Developed: 332nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 350th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 373rd in the regionMost Influential: 377th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 381st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 386th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 486th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 519th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 594th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 613th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 661st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 699th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 760th in the region

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