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The Federal Republic of Winklebottom

“E pluribus unum”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Federal Republic of Winklebottom is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, intelligent population of 7.7 billion Winklebottomians 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 government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Social Welfare and Social Equality are secondary priorities. 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.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. 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 14th in the Pacific and 845th in the world for Longest Average Lifespans, scoring 55 on the Enoch Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 20 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Winklebottom was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • 3 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Winks each year.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Winklebottom, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens.

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