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The Republic of Wilkshire

“Everyone for everyone else”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Lexicon

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The Republic of Wilkshire is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by President Paul Williams with a fair hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 25.045 billion Wilkshireans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Westbury. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

The arms industry is strictly regulated, the people are furious with the government for allowing citizens to be executed for petty crimes in foreign countries, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, and oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wilkshire's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the wilko.

Wilkshire is ranked 1st in The Lexicon and 274th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 303 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds.
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the people are furious with the government for allowing citizens to be executed for petty crimes in foreign countries.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the arms industry is strictly regulated.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, protests are legal but strictly supervised.

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