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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,950thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,642ndFattest Citizens: 17,670th
The Free Land of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Gain Freedom Through Work
Civil Rights
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New Walvis Bay

Population623 million


The Free Land of New Walvis Bay is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 623 million New Walvis Bayians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.5%.

The thriving New Walvis Bayian economy, worth 46.5 trillion francs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 74,669 francs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 256,172 per year while the poor average 15,973, a ratio of 16.0 to 1.

Surveillance cameras are banned, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed, and genetic researchers have been expelled. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. New Walvis Bay's national animal is the lion, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

New Walvis Bay is ranked 56,626th in the world and 5th in United Alliances for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 4,396.22 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,950thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 14,642ndFattest Citizens: 17,670thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,255thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,221stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,429thLargest Insurance Industry: 20,493rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23,311th
Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the region

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