The Rushmori Nation of Wigu is a gargantuan, orderly nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 18.403 billion Wiguese are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.9%.
The Wiguese economy, worth 925 trillion new t'ahs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery. Average income is 50,279 new t'ahs, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.
The government funds large training centres to turn monkeys into functioning members of society, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", the government has returned all business to private ownership, and the nation is completely gun-free. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wigu's national animal is the monkey, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 1 hour ago
- 18 days ago: Wigu fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.
- 29 days ago: Wigu's influence in Rushmore rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- 57 days ago: Wigu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
- 103 days ago: Wigu updated the World Factbook entry in Rushmore.
- 106 days ago: Wigu lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
- 107 days ago: Wigu lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
- 209 days ago: Wigu lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
- 209 days ago: Wigu removed regional password protection from Rushmore.
- 209 days ago: Wigu was struck by a Cure Missile from Darmen, curing 31 million infected.
- 209 days ago: Wigu was struck by a Cure Missile from Darmen, curing 33 million infected.