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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,510th Most Influential: 4,023rd Safest: 6,251st
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Libertas et Fortitudo
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Swiftwhiskers

Population1.516 billion

CapitalBlue Point
LeaderWI Swiftski
FaithWhiskerism

Currencyspottie
Animalleopard

The Republic of Swiftwhiskers is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by WI Swiftski with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed population of 1.516 billion Whiskers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blue Point. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Whiskerish economy, worth 207 trillion spotties a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,787 spotties, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary", and "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Swiftwhiskers's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Whiskerism.

Swiftwhiskers is ranked 68,223rd in the world and 2,860th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.4 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,510thMost Influential: 4,023rdSafest: 6,251stHealthiest Citizens: 6,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,452ndMost Developed: 7,880thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,023rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,066thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,223rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,544thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,461stLongest Average Lifespans: 11,195thMost Cultured: 11,591stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,509thRudest Citizens: 12,794thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,110thMost Efficient Economies: 14,150thMost Inclusive: 14,526thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,223rdMost Beautiful Environments: 15,676thLargest Governments: 15,948thHighest Average Incomes: 16,015thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,247thBest Weather: 16,756th
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Healthiest Citizens: 169th in the regionSafest: 178th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 226th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 226th in the regionMost Developed: 233rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 235th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 238th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 254th in the regionRudest Citizens: 274th in the regionMost Cultured: 293rd in the regionMost Influential: 305th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 328th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 349th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 354th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 387th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 388th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 400th in the regionLargest Governments: 403rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 409th in the regionMost Inclusive: 428th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 437th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 441st in the regionBest Weather: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 546th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 551st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 573rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 589th in the region

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