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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th
The Soul-Crushing Factories of
Corporate Police State
Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Wulfhelm

Population46.08 billion

CapitalLothangross
LeaderMargrave Luther
FaithNeo Lutheran

CurrencyMark
AnimalWild Boar

The Soul-Crushing Factories of Wulfhelm is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Margrave Luther with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 46.08 billion Wulfens are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lothangross. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Wulfhelmian economy, worth an astonishing 38,925 trillion Marks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 844,727 Marks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,913,472 per year while the poor average 7,582, a ratio of 1,043 to 1.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, and citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Wulfhelm's national animal is the Wild Boar, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Neo Lutheran.

Wulfhelm is ranked 92nd in the world and 1st in The Vast for Fattest Citizens, with 99.11 Obesity Rate.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15thMost Efficient Economies: 19thHighest Economic Output: 20thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rdLargest Insurance Industry: 24thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 33rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 39thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 41stHighest Average Incomes: 42ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 45thLargest Gambling Industry: 48thMost Avoided: 51stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 61stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 66thLargest Agricultural Sector: 78thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 85thLargest Mining Sector: 88thFattest Citizens: 92ndMost Armed: 106thLargest Populations: 125thMost Scientifically Advanced: 246thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 307thMost Corrupt Governments: 445thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 496thLargest Retail Industry: 685thHighest Crime Rates: 838thRudest Citizens: 846thSmartest Citizens: 911thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,163rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,481stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,269thLargest Governments: 2,375thTop
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Nudest: 4,643rdMost Cultured: 8,614thLargest Black Market: 11,044thMost Stationary: 11,188thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,351stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,325thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19,680thMost Pro-Market: 24,225th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wulfhelm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes, Most Avoided, Most Scientifically Advanced, Highest Average Incomes, and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Wulfhelm lodged a message on the The Vast Regional Message Board.
  • : Wulfhelm's influence in The Vast rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Wulfhelm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
  • : Wulfhelm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Wulfhelm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead.
  • : The Empire of Treznor was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Wulfhelm, killing 19 million zombies.
  • : Wulfhelm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Survivors.
  • : Wulfhelm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Wulfhelm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.

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