The Rushmori Nation of
Father Knows Best State
His name was Wigu, he lived in an igloo
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Rushmori Nation of Wigu is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 19.484 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 979 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.

Wigu is ranked 20th in Rushmore and 19,597th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 45 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wigu's influence in Rushmore rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Wigu was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Influential.
  • : Wigu lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
  • : Wigu published "The Region of Rushmore: A Historical Wiki of Dubious Provenance" (Account: Other).
  • : Wigu updated the World Factbook entry in Rushmore.
  • : Wigu was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Wigu fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Wigu's influence in Rushmore rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Wigu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Wigu updated the World Factbook entry in Rushmore.


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