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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,061stHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,424thFattest Citizens: 17,990th
The Free Land of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Gain Freedom Through Work
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Few

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New Walvis Bay

Population12 million

Currencyfranc
Animallion

The Free Land of New Walvis Bay is a tiny, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 12 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, with Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.5%.

The thriving New Walvis Bayian economy, worth 896 billion 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 185,958th in the world and 9th in United Alliances for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 766.78 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,061stTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 14,424thFattest Citizens: 17,990thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,916thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,180thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21,097thLargest Insurance Industry: 21,223rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23,883rd
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the region

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