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Most Efficient Economies: 33rdMost Devout: 79thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 91st
The Trade Congolomorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Ingredere, et frui
Prime Minister Machiavelli
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Widgetalia

Population16.845 billion

CapitalWidgetalia City
LeaderPrime Minister Machiavelli
FaithHierarchigal Capitalisim

CurrencySawbuck
AnimalJungle Ferret

The Trade Congolomorate of Widgetalia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Machiavelli with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, rum-swilling pirates, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.845 billion Widgetalians 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 tiny, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Industry, with Defense and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Widgetalia City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Widgetalian economy, worth a remarkable 8,805 trillion Sawbucks 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 frequent. Average income is a breathtaking 522,758 Sawbucks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,861,909 per year while the poor average 48,721, a ratio of 58.7 to 1.

When you fly on Air Widgetalia you win a seat or you die, Hierarchigal Capitalisim now admits men and women into its clergy, builders across Widgetalia are blocked up with orders for new public loos, and high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Widgetalia's national animal is the Jungle Ferret, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Hierarchigal Capitalisim.

Widgetalia is ranked 1,840th in the world and 70th in Lazarus for Rudest Citizens, with 232.81 Insults Per Minute.

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Most Efficient Economies: 33rdMost Devout: 79thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 91stHighest Disposable Incomes: 102ndMost Corrupt Governments: 139thMost Avoided: 152ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 199thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 218thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 232ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 233rdHighest Average Incomes: 238thMost Subsidized Industry: 240thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 250thLargest Retail Industry: 250thLargest Insurance Industry: 274thLargest Mining Sector: 313thLargest Agricultural Sector: 425thMost Armed: 451stLargest Gambling Industry: 472ndMost Cultured: 547thHighest Economic Output: 580thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 620thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 666thMost Scientifically Advanced: 699thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 917thFattest Citizens: 920thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 980thLargest Governments: 1,018thLowest Crime Rates: 1,310thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,402ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,462ndRudest Citizens: 1,840thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,128thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,478thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,676thMost Stationary: 4,714thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,268thLargest Populations: 10,163rdTop
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Most Influential: 11,786thSmartest Citizens: 12,723rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,488thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,434thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,121stMost Developed: 21,476th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionFattest Citizens: 38th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 43rd in the regionLargest Governments: 47th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 69th in the regionRudest Citizens: 70th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 74th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Stationary: 87th in the regionLargest Black Market: 192nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 271st in the regionMost Influential: 277th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 286th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 310th in the regionLargest Populations: 312th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 536th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 711th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, builders across Widgetalia are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, Hierarchigal Capitalisim now admits men and women into its clergy.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, when you fly on Air Widgetalia you win a seat or you die.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, parents must decide between buying food and taking their children to the park.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, government statistics suggest 115% of the population love Prime Minister Machiavelli.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, the Widgetalia Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, the nation's weary schoolchildren excel at sport but must count scores on their fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Widgetalia, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back.

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