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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,049thMost Armed: 3,211th
The Armed Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
You Learn More From Failure Than From Success.
Johann Martin
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Northern Westwald

Population4.004 billion

CapitalZerbekirchenburg
LeaderJohann Martin

CurrencyWestwaldian Pound
AnimalFalcon

The Armed Republic of Northern Westwald is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Johann Martin with an even hand, and notable for its triple-decker prams, zero percent divorce rate, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 4.004 billion Northern Westwaldians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zerbekirchenburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 53.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Westwaldian economy, worth 663 trillion Westwaldian Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 165,737 Westwaldian Pounds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 666,601 per year while the poor average 27,577, a ratio of 24.2 to 1.

Companies balk at paying their workers, the nation has a strict 'no marauding undead' law (Northern Westwald has found 1 easter egg), postcards from Northern Westwaldian driving test centres are popular souvenirs, and card collectors duel to the death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Northern Westwald's national animal is the Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Northern Westwald is ranked 7,541st in the world and 196th in Lazarus for Most Influential, scoring 7,274 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,374thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,049thMost Armed: 3,211thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,833rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,137thRudest Citizens: 4,213thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,235thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,238thMost Influential: 7,541stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,593rdLargest Retail Industry: 8,060thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,147thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,213thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,911thHighest Average Incomes: 10,511thMost Cultured: 10,746thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,456thMost Developed: 13,519thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,779thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,300thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,557thLargest Governments: 15,724thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,309thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,110thSmartest Citizens: 20,126thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,141stMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,648thLargest Black Market: 22,178th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 81st in the regionMost Armed: 159th in the regionRudest Citizens: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 193rd in the regionMost Influential: 196th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 229th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 265th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 289th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 296th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 391st in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 427th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 441st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 471st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 529th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 580th in the regionMost Cultured: 598th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 619th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 649th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 663rd in the regionMost Developed: 773rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Northern Westwald was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Northern Westwald lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Westwald, card collectors duel to the death.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Westwald, postcards from Northern Westwaldian driving test centres are popular souvenirs.
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Westwald, the nation has a strict 'no marauding undead' law (Northern Westwald has found 1 easter egg).
  • : Following new legislation in Northern Westwald, companies balk at paying their workers.
  • : Northern Westwald voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Northern Westwald was endorsed by The Republic of Watchlandia.
  • : Northern Westwald was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Northern Westwald lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.

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