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The Republic of Wilkshire

“Everyone for everyone else”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The Lexicon

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The Republic of Wilkshire is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Paul Williams with a fair hand, and remarkable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, intelligent population of 24.479 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.

Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons', and the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned. 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 168th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 35 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • 1 day 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, military funding has been stripped back.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, euthanasia is legal.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Wilkshire voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Debris Prevention".
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Wilkshire voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Liberal Haven"".

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