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The Republic of Wilkshire

“Everyone for everyone else”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

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 notable for its anti-smoking policies. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 23.58 billion enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent 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, much of Wilkshire's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, children are raised bilingual from an early age, and students cut up leftover wilkos during Arts and Crafts. 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 25th in The Lexicon and 122,607th in the world for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -33 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, students cut up leftover wilkos during Arts and Crafts.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, much of Wilkshire's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • 7 days ago: Wilkshire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 5%).
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • 7 days ago: Wilkshire voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate South Pacific"".
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • 8 days ago: Wilkshire voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Rights and Duties of WA States"".
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.

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