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The Tudor Kingdom of Walbard is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Carlisle~Henry I with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, unlimited-speed roads, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.4 billion Walbardians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Industry and Public Transport are also considered important, while Social Policy and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Imperial City. The average income tax rate is 3.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Walbardian economy, worth a remarkable 2,817 trillion Walbardian Viras a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 182,965 Walbardian Viras, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Inheritance tax has recently been abolished, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps, and 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Walbard's radio stations. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, probably because of the absence of a police force. Walbard's national animal is the Walbardian Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Church of Walbard.

Walbard is ranked 9th in Walbard and 138,637th in the world for Healthiest Citizens, with -14 Standard Bananas Ingested per capita per day.

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Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago

  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Walbard, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Walbard's radio stations.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Walbard was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Walbard was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Avoided.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Walbard, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Walbard, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Walbard, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Walbard, the government's religious works are headed by a New Age guru.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Walbard updated the World Factbook entry in Walbard.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Walbard updated the World Factbook entry in Walbard.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Walbard updated the World Factbook entry in Walbard.

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