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The Trade Union of The Western Reaches

“The tip of a lance defines its effectiveness.”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Trade Union of The Western Reaches is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Hyperion Corporation with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.531 billion The Western Reachesians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Commerce, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sweetwater City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.

Insomnia is slowly turning everyone insane, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, The Western Reaches-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways, and the nation leads Lazarus in per capita stalking. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is pervasive, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. The Western Reaches's national animal is the Buffalo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Dollar.

The Western Reaches is ranked 3,177th in Lazarus and 108,651st in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with -977 Net Tourists per hour.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 9 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 10 days ago: The Western Reaches fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 30 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 10%).
  • 32 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 33 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 40 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 40 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 48 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 50 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 52 days ago: The Western Reaches was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.

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