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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 816th Largest Retail Industry: 1,053rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,150th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Might Makes Right
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Whimichy

Population1.508 billion

CapitalSerkand
LeaderMalak
FaithLeader Worship

Currencymark
Animalpotato

The Empire of Whimichy is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Malak with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, strictly enforced bedtime, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.508 billion Whimichyians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serkand. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 51.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Whimichyian economy, worth 363 trillion marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 240,971 marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 758,041 per year while the poor average 58,611, a ratio of 12.9 to 1.

Toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam", boot polish is the favourite lip gloss of entry-level corporate workers, the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence, and running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Whimichy's national animal is the potato, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Leader Worship.

Whimichy is ranked 27,576th in the world and 813th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 68.71 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 816thLargest Retail Industry: 1,053rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,150thMost Influential: 1,189thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,380thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,460thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,780thMost Secular: 1,825thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,831stMost Avoided: 2,095thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,097thLargest Mining Sector: 2,223rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,258thFattest Citizens: 2,919thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,022ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,268thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,368thLargest Black Market: 3,667thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,604thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,605thMost Conservative: 6,733rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,982ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,967thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,426thMost Efficient Economies: 11,341stLowest Crime Rates: 11,485thMost Authoritarian: 11,844thLargest Governments: 11,921stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,533rdSmartest Citizens: 15,734th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 29th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 35th in the regionMost Avoided: 37th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 50th in the regionFattest Citizens: 55th in the regionLargest Black Market: 60th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 81st in the regionMost Influential: 102nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 103rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 133rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 176th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 216th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 271st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 275th in the regionLargest Governments: 305th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 315th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 346th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 430th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 475th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 564th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 592nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 644th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, boot polish is the favourite lip gloss of entry-level corporate workers.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam".
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Whimichy flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Whimichy Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, the homeless more often beg for mercy than money.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Whimichy, decreased demand for toilets is saving the prison service a lot of money.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 166 » Erinor, Beepee, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Saciu, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Hanguk-Nippon, Tsunamy, Volaworand, Awjan, Aguatania, Aumeltopia, Anachronolandia, Linguiniland, Barabarom, Sthalrim, Jehenna, Yeldarbsland, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, PASTIR, Abarri, Dalklo Bayer, Spearos, Quiescent, Bear Connors Paradiso, Darakin, Avalonica, Sanden, Towi Lamia, The Solar System Scope, Pax Dracon, Luddinlande, Jaxon, Lambdaland, Tsvetania, Holy Chimerland, Japanese Federal Republic, Cuuldere, Denmani, Theorin, Centristvill, Aidenfieeld, Sandaoguo, A Frog Dimension, Rebel-topia, North Kanuckistan, East Asylla Pan, Xandev, Kandorith, Concrete Slab, USNE2018, and 116 others.Herbert Island, Auphelia, Sedunn, The Filippinas, Floofoland, Namat Sta, Curlyhoward, Staubsaugen, Myr Nyr, Stoniamera, Lulliland, SHAYTAN UKHIROSS, Aurcania, Lichenitza, Aneas, Aywhyou, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Kiasu-ism, North Anatnom, Qvait, Mirutania, Si-topia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Silberne Wache, Nankyoku Tairiku, Isokenzar, The ColdWyvernian Undead, New Briantown, Phanama, Southern Numenor, Republitank, Democratic Parndia, Mantas Meow, Enplatia, Walloonia, Great Andora, St Oaks, Calistan, The naked people, Direwolf1, Illinoisan, Ufask, Farengeto, Poopisiya, Uncastania, Fighting Kawi Ninja, KIROVET, Crystal Creation, Birdkeeper, Paranoia, Fuso and Chunggu, GI-Land, Esfalsa, WTP All the good names are taken, Akindom, Ariankido, The United Expanse, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Ttyxious, Nova Montron, Seliyan progressive Islands, Vincent Field, Academy of Umbrellas, Drystar, Escevola, FreeFishers, Wyatonians, Ostanasia, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Terranous, Jahass, Amutien, Madhonia, Republic Clovakh, Dasko, Bod Wareenaland, Transtemporal Shifts, Nowa Europa, Pays de Loire, Agalaesia, Qawe, Churumduul, Aveerya, Amerion, German Hapsburg, Wild Space, Kringalia, PenguinPies, State of Iowa, United Federated States of Omega, Negoshi, Higash, Westoc Kinness, Rabbitz, Srevana, Jennaterra, Ave Gloriana, Ketathinamiri Islands, Invilgra, Imperial Duck, Upper Tyrconnel, Sodor and Mann, Ratoninburg, Mapico, Marinho Islands, Empa Aserium, Omiri, Gecetesse, West Carlisten, The Tecorogan Federation, Benstralis, Romanus Terrae, Des Nak Neers, Samogitija, and Annie60.

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