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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,548thMost Influential: 1,777thMost Armed: 1,984th
The Battle-Ready Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Don't strive for perfection, but never settle for less.
President Hallon
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Wersh

Population4.768 billion

CapitalCorlabelm
LeaderPresident Hallon

CurrencyHouer
AnimalSun Bear

The Battle-Ready Republic of Wersh is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Hallon with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, compulsory gun ownership, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.768 billion Wershians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corlabelm. The average income tax rate is 71.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wershian economy, worth 864 trillion Houers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 181,409 Houers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, and gossip magazines have pictures of President Hallon sunbathing on the beach with political rivals. Crime is totally unknown. Wersh's national animal is the Sun Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wersh is ranked 8,788th in the world and 237th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 90.58 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,548thMost Influential: 1,777thMost Armed: 1,984thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,306thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,329thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,354thRudest Citizens: 3,489thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,056thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,197thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,088thLargest Black Market: 6,185thHighest Average Incomes: 8,220thMost Developed: 8,788thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,476thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,475thLargest Governments: 11,582ndMost Inclusive: 14,267thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,323rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,547thMost Cultured: 15,436thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,334thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,969thMost Efficient Economies: 17,508thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,609thHealthiest Citizens: 17,939thHighest Economic Output: 19,554thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,625th
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Most Armed: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 83rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 85th in the regionRudest Citizens: 94th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 131st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 144th in the regionLargest Black Market: 161st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 165th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 188th in the regionMost Developed: 237th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 266th in the regionLargest Governments: 273rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 288th in the regionMost Stationary: 330th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 386th in the regionMost Cultured: 388th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 415th in the regionTop
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Most Average: 426th in the regionMost Inclusive: 431st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 452nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 466th in the regionLargest Populations: 471st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 482nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 516th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 525th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 652nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 659th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 665th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 677th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 724th in the regionNudest: 736th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 806th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 841st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 846th in the region

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