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Most Inclusive: 438thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 509thNicest Citizens: 562nd
The Grand Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Liberty, Equality, Democracy, For All
The Ministry of high and low ministers
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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The United Republic of Westend

Population9.955 billion

CapitalPorto Libero
LeaderThe Ministry of high and low ministers
FaithThe Church of the Machine God

CurrencySovereign
AnimalDove

The Grand Republic of The United Republic of Westend is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Ministry of high and low ministers with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.955 billion Westendians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porto Libero. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Westendian economy, worth a remarkable 2,554 trillion Sovereigns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 256,616 Sovereigns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Porto Libero Film Festival recently voted 'Westendian Getting Hit By Football' as best film, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, religious education is a new government priority, and census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. 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 Church of the Machine God.

The United Republic of Westend is ranked 1,407th in the world and 34th in the West Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 202,428.01 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Inclusive: 438thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 509thNicest Citizens: 562ndMost Efficient Economies: 566thMost Compassionate Citizens: 578thMost Subsidized Industry: 730thMost Cheerful Citizens: 755thLeast Corrupt Governments: 927thMost Pacifist: 945thMost Cultured: 970thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,160thSmartest Citizens: 1,163rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,379thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,389thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,407thLargest Governments: 1,430thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,430thHighest Drug Use: 1,455thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,459thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,500thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,584thMost Influential: 1,629thSafest: 1,661stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,753rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,839thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,008thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,009thRudest Citizens: 2,152ndMost Developed: 2,173rdTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,379thHighest Average Incomes: 3,130thLargest Mining Sector: 3,636thMost Avoided: 4,204thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,771stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,823rdHighest Economic Output: 5,520thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,646thLargest Retail Industry: 8,005thMost Stationary: 8,795thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,090thNudest: 9,211thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,098thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,048thHealthiest Citizens: 15,745thMost Politically Free: 16,834thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,496thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21,158th
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Most Inclusive: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 34th in the regionSafest: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 36th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 38th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 45th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 54th in the regionMost Developed: 54th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 60th in the regionRudest Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 61st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Avoided: 78th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 92nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 100th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 110th in the regionMost Stationary: 125th in the regionNudest: 139th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 143rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 190th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 193rd in the regionLargest Populations: 213th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 362nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 381st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 382nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 432nd in the region

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