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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 438thMost Influential: 2,635thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,189th
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Unity in Autocracy, Peace through Firepower.
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Civil Rights
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Westenhald

Population421 million

CapitalUylivirmin Hold

CurrencyUvigeld
AnimalCrocodile

The Dictatorship of Westenhald is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its vat-grown people, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 421 million Westenhaldians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Uylivirmin Hold. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.0%.

The all-consuming Westenhaldidal economy, worth 48.8 trillion Uvigelds 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 an impressive 115,981 Uvigelds, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed, thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks, and punk rockers smash it up and then clean it up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Westenhald's national animal is the Crocodile, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Westenhald is ranked 30,202nd in the world and 971st in the South Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 53.9 Whatever.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 438thTop
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Most Influential: 2,635thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,189thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,567thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,110thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,950thMost Authoritarian: 15,026thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,426thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,511thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,039thHealthiest Citizens: 17,119thMost Inclusive: 17,157thLowest Crime Rates: 18,209thMost Secular: 18,408thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,921stMost Developed: 19,508thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,325thLargest Governments: 22,281stMost Advanced Public Education: 23,255th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 240th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 315th in the regionMost Influential: 326th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 346th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 445th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 460th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 526th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 531st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 532nd in the regionMost Developed: 572nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 609th in the regionMost Inclusive: 611th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 617th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 618th in the regionMost Secular: 630th in the regionLargest Governments: 648th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 703rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 732nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 770th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 771st in the region

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