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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 521stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,627thMost Armed: 1,794th
The Republic of
Right-wing Utopia Corrupt Thieving Uneducated Fascist Fundamentalists
As long as it makes more money
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Wigwag

Population452 million

CapitalBatavia

CurrencyKanda
AnimalSea cucumber

The Republic of Wigwag is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, smutty television, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 452 million Wigwagians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The tiny, moralistic, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Batavia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Wigwagian economy, worth 60.5 trillion Kandas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 133,754 Kandas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,210,971 per year while the poor average 1,750, a ratio of 691 to 1.

Oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG), ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain, and hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Wigwag's national animal is the Sea cucumber, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Wigwag is ranked 125,682nd in the world and 1,240th in 10000 Islands for Most Politically Free, scoring 56 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 521stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,627thMost Armed: 1,794thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,036thFattest Citizens: 2,069thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,103rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,308thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,119thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,671stHighest Crime Rates: 3,713thMost Secular: 3,886thMost Avoided: 3,943rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,996thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,139thLargest Retail Industry: 4,892ndRudest Citizens: 4,999thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,115thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,572ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,813thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,686thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 11,420thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,751stMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,886thMost Influential: 16,746thHighest Average Incomes: 17,725thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,329thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,422ndMost Efficient Economies: 19,471st
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 27th in the regionFattest Citizens: 32nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 33rd in the regionMost Avoided: 38th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 39th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 43rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 55th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 55th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 61st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 63rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 65th in the regionMost Secular: 70th in the regionRudest Citizens: 81st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 86th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 100th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 135th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 142nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 185th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 189th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wigwag, hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success.
  • : Following new legislation in Wigwag, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Wigwag, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG).
  • : Following new legislation in Wigwag, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Wigwag, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Batavia.
  • : Following new legislation in Wigwag, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Wigwag was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Wigwag was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Sedek-Cantus.
  • : Wigwag was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Wigwag, career advisors ask sociopathic orphan girls if they have considered becoming professional assassins.

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