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The Federal Republic of Winklebottom

“E pluribus unum”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Federal Republic of Winklebottom is a colossal, safe nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, intelligent population of 7.735 billion Winklebottomians 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 is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Welfare and Social Equality are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winkopolis. The average income tax rate is 99%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.

Bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, abortions are routinely performed in Winklebottom's hospitals, litter collection has replaced fast food as the most popular after-school job, and condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed. Crime is totally unknown. Winklebottom's national animal is the Rook, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Wink.

Winklebottom is ranked 3,385th in the Pacific and 110,649th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -22 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed.
  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, litter collection has replaced fast food as the most popular after-school job.
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, abortions are routinely performed in Winklebottom's hospitals.
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Winklebottom was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • 3 days 20 hours ago: Winklebottom was ranked #1 in the region for Happiest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • 3 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills.

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