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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,963rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,866thHighest Economic Output: 6,419th
The Glorious Borderlands of
Democratic Socialists
Scientia Vehiculo Veritas Mihi Ostenditur
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Good

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Swith Witherward

Population18.271 billion

CapitalTulgivold
LeaderCollective Chorus
Faiththe Philosophical Practice of Tolerance

CurrencyCrown Tulgey
Animaljade-throated Ipsedi

The Glorious Borderlands of Swith Witherward is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Collective Chorus with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 18.271 billion Swithwardians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tulgivold. The average income tax rate is 85.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Swith Witherwardian economy, worth a remarkable 2,216 trillion Crown Tulgeys a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 121,323 Crown Tulgeys, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and priests are being drafted by the church load. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Swith Witherward's national animal is the jade-throated Ipsedi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Philosophical Practice of Tolerance.

Swith Witherward is ranked 73,082nd in the world and 2,652nd in Osiris for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,746.19 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,963rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,866thHighest Economic Output: 6,419thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,686thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,269thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,575thLargest Populations: 7,788thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,809thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,272ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,295thTop
10%
Most Beautiful Environments: 10,792ndLargest Governments: 11,725thMost Cultured: 12,575thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,651stBest Weather: 13,118thHealthiest Citizens: 13,321stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,859thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,303rdMost Devout: 14,745thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,843rdSmartest Citizens: 16,507thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,701stMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,742ndNicest Citizens: 18,848thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,596thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,505thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,690thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,838th
Top
5%
Largest Populations: 182nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 257th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 275th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 292nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 358th in the regionTop
10%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 383rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 414th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 435th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 465th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 467th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 550th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 593rd in the regionLargest Governments: 635th in the regionMost Cultured: 655th in the regionMost Devout: 684th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 693rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 728th in the regionBest Weather: 729th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 743rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 743rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Swith Witherward's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education and Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Swith Witherward was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry, Safest, and Largest Information Technology Sector.

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