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The Grand Republic of
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The United Republic of Westend

Population13.825 billion

CapitalPorto Libero
LeaderThe People's Parliament
FaithThe Light Of Liberty


The Grand Republic of The United Republic of Westend is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The People's Parliament with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.825 billion Westendians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porto Libero. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Westendian economy, worth a remarkable 3,804 trillion Sovereigns a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 275,165 Sovereigns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A government program is underway to revitalize The United Republic of Westend's beaches, the Westendian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, and superfoods are often seen as supervillains. Crime is totally unknown. The United Republic of Westend's national animal is the Dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is The Light Of Liberty.

The United Republic of Westend is ranked 1,000th in the world and 18th in the West Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 35,402.7 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 311thMost Inclusive: 407thNicest Citizens: 444thMost Compassionate Citizens: 474thMost Cheerful Citizens: 569thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 578thMost Cultured: 619thMost Pacifist: 673rdHighest Food Quality: 764thMost Advanced Public Education: 791stSmartest Citizens: 795thSafest: 867thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 891stLargest Welfare Programs: 903rdMost Efficient Economies: 932ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,000thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,016thLargest Governments: 1,032ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,033rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,142ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,291stLowest Crime Rates: 1,656thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,737thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,826thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,930thMost Developed: 2,186thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,527thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 3,000thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,130thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,473rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,595thMost Influential: 3,648thHighest Economic Output: 4,053rdRudest Citizens: 4,093rdLargest Mining Sector: 4,634thHealthiest Citizens: 8,570thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,725thNudest: 9,632ndLargest Retail Industry: 12,847thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,917thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,135thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,619thLargest Populations: 22,559thMost Income Equality: 24,361st
Most Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 35th in the regionMost Developed: 40th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 45th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 60th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 63rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 68th in the regionRudest Citizens: 70th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 75th in the regionMost Influential: 91st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionNudest: 109th in the regionLargest Populations: 160th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 164th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 167th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 207th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 274th in the regionMost Politically Free: 314th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 369th in the regionMost Stationary: 431st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 542nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 694th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 698th in the region

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