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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,502ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,383rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,960th
The Wintherian Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
All Ways Kind
Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Land Of Winther

Population1.728 billion

CapitalStrongsnow

CurrencyWinther Kroner
AnimalBlue Fox

The Wintherian Kingdom of The Land Of Winther is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, fear of technology, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.728 billion Wintherians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strongsnow. The average income tax rate is 44.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Land Of Wintherian economy, worth 151 trillion Winther Kroners a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 87,771 Winther Kroners, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lobbyists are trying to convince government to recategorize most natural disasters as "non-critical naturogenic inconveniences", Leader has just been declared ruler of The Land Of Winther in an international press conference, the only Maxxmas gift frontline troops receive from officers is a bullet with the enemy's name on it, and a major religion has been named as The Land Of Winther's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Land Of Winther's national animal is the Blue Fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Land Of Winther is ranked 201,028th in the world and 82nd in Greater Cyngland for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.59 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,502ndTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,383rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,960thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,152ndTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 14,602ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,824thMost Influential: 16,003rdLargest Black Market: 17,867thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,097thMost Devout: 19,185thBest Weather: 21,037thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,506thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,515th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the region

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