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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,638thBest Weather: 3,048thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,185th
The Allied States of
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
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Western Continental Divide

Population2.593 billion

CapitalLos Angeles
LeaderFirst Leader Miles McBath

Currencydollar
AnimalGrizzly Bear

The Allied States of Western Continental Divide is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by First Leader Miles McBath with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 2.593 billion Westerners are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Los Angeles. The average income tax rate is 93.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Western economy, worth 433 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 167,254 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms, self-driving cars occasionally mow down pedestrians to avoid inconveniencing passengers, and college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys. Crime is totally unknown. Western Continental Divide's national animal is the Grizzly Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Western Continental Divide is ranked 108,235th in the world and 149th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 630.14 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,638thBest Weather: 3,048thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,185thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,337thMost Secular: 3,406thNicest Citizens: 3,407thMost Efficient Economies: 3,554thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,634thMost Developed: 3,765thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,953rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,076thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,158thMost Influential: 4,249thMost Inclusive: 4,811thSmartest Citizens: 5,029thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,371stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,373rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,901stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,953rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,351stHealthiest Citizens: 6,473rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,504thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,530thMost Pacifist: 6,635thLargest Governments: 6,790thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,224thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,183rdHighest Average Incomes: 10,222ndTop
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Nudest: 10,312thLowest Crime Rates: 12,092ndMost Rebellious Youth: 12,629thMost Cultured: 16,949th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 31st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionNudest: 34th in the regionMost Secular: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, self-driving cars occasionally mow down pedestrians to avoid inconveniencing passengers.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, retired racing Grizzly Bears are served truffles for breakfast.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, trespassers entering First Leader Miles McBath's office are immediately vaporized.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Continental Divide, rumour has it First Leader Miles McBath needs a calculator to multiply ten by ten.
  • : Western Continental Divide was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.

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