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Most Valuable International Artwork: 323rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 791stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,031st
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Westerlies

Population4.491 billion

CapitalMaclean
LeaderThe Council of Commons
FaithNone

CurrencyCommonmark
AnimalWestern Black Squirrel

The Commonwealth of Westerlies is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Council of Commons with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.491 billion Westerlians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maclean. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Westerlian economy, worth 766 trillion Commonmarks 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 Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 170,620 Commonmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, anti-government web sites are springing up, the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia, and ersatz chicken has left the nation's citizens with a bad taste in their mouths. Crime is totally unknown. Westerlies's national animal is the Western Black Squirrel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Westerlies is ranked 791st in the world and 12th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Least Corrupt Governments, with 97.62 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 323rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 791stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,031stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,785thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,151stNicest Citizens: 2,398thMost Inclusive: 2,454thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,651stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,724thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,936thMost Developed: 2,940thSafest: 3,040thMost Influential: 3,431stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,530thSmartest Citizens: 3,604thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,929thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,946thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,976thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,407thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,449thBest Weather: 4,603rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,704thLargest Governments: 4,717thMost Cultured: 4,869thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,124thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,184thHealthiest Citizens: 5,471stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,621stMost Pacifist: 7,603rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,134thNudest: 9,091stMost Armed: 9,110thHighest Average Incomes: 9,693rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,768thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,872ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,891stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,105thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,430thMost Income Equality: 13,359thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,554thMost Secular: 16,075th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 24th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionMost Inclusive: 26th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 26th in the regionNicest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionSafest: 31st in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 34th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Westerlies was endorsed by The Commonwealth of PS Suisse.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, ersatz chicken has left the nation's citizens with a bad taste in their mouths.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Westerlies was endorsed by The Sultanate of Small Potato.
  • : Westerlies was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Aureum Flos.
  • : Westerlies voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Regulating Desalination".
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers.

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