The Rushmori Nation of Wigu is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, absence of drug laws, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 18.592 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 934 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 83rd in Rushmore and 98,024th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 32 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago
- 50 days ago: Wigu fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.
- 61 days ago: Wigu's influence in Rushmore rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- 89 days ago: Wigu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
- 134 days ago: Wigu updated the World Factbook entry in Rushmore.
- 137 days ago: Wigu lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
- 138 days ago: Wigu lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
- 241 days ago: Wigu lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
- 241 days ago: Wigu removed regional password protection from Rushmore.
- 241 days ago: Wigu was struck by a Cure Missile from Darmen, curing 31 million infected.
- 241 days ago: Wigu was struck by a Cure Missile from Darmen, curing 33 million infected.