Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd Most Secular: 6th Least Corrupt Governments: 22nd
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs of War
Regional Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Kingdom of Whims is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 29.134 billion Whimsians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Industry, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whims City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Whimsian economy, worth an astonishing 11,905 trillion Wirrs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 408,636 Wirrs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Retired racing Waterbears are served truffles for breakfast, same-sex marriages are increasingly common, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, and colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Whims's national animal is the Waterbear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Whims is ranked 152,120th in the world and 44th in Asia for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -45.5 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rdMost Secular: 6thLeast Corrupt Governments: 22ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25thLargest Publishing Industry: 28thMost Developed: 35thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 48thHighest Poor Incomes: 81stLongest Average Lifespans: 92ndBest Weather: 107thLargest Populations: 120thHighest Economic Output: 125thMost Beautiful Environments: 147thSmartest Citizens: 150thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 153rdHealthiest Citizens: 163rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 183rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 245thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 250thLargest Retail Industry: 259thHighest Average Incomes: 333rdMost Cultured: 443rdRudest Citizens: 483rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 718thSafest: 967thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,127thMost Efficient Economies: 1,174thMost Stationary: 1,409thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,014thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,808thMost Influential: 5,299thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,023rdMost Inclusive: 6,504thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,035thMost Politically Free: 9,038thLargest Governments: 14,122ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,223rd
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Whims, colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.
  • : Whims was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, same-sex marriages are increasingly common.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, retired racing Waterbears are served truffles for breakfast.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, builders across Whims are blocked up with orders for new public loos.

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