“For The Common Good”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Contender
Location: Philosophy 115
The Commonwealth of Wesland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Chancellor with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.85 billion Weslanders enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Athalem. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 48%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.
The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, the recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime is totally unknown. Wesland's national animal is the Weslandish Wild Hound, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Weslandish Rite Christianity, and its currency is the Datari.
Wesland is ranked 8th in Philosophy 115 and 3,983rd in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 454 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity: 47 minutes ago
- 7 hours ago: Wesland approved the World Assembly proposal "Voting Rights for Ex-Convicts".
- 7 hours ago: Wesland endorsed The Confederacy of Schiratian Confederacy.
- 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wesland, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
- 19 hours ago: Wesland was endorsed by The Confederacy of Schiratian Confederacy.
- 1 day 16 hours ago: Wesland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Wesland endorsed The Dionysian Republic of Christminster0.
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Wesland lodged a message on the Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board.
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Wesland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Coalition Of Freedom"".
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Wesland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fertile Farmland Protection".
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Wesland endorsed The Empire of Manntopia I.