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Most Subsidized Industry: 969th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,751st Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,090th
The Second Reich of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Gott Mit Uns!
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Regional Influence
Hermit
Founder / Regional Overseer
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Second Reich of United Nations of the Far West is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, smutty television, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.427 billion Germans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Berlin. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient German economy, worth 675 trillion Deutsche Marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,503 Deutsche Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout United Nations of the Far West after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist, and commemoration of the Great Alternative History War costs almost as much as the war itself. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Nations of the Far West's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Catholicism.

United Nations of the Far West is ranked 134,848th in the world and 1st in Alternative History for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,337.03 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 969thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,751stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,090thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,196thMost Developed: 3,352ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,461stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,533rdMost Pacifist: 3,674thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,900thLowest Crime Rates: 4,013thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,035thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,243rdLargest Governments: 4,260thMost Cultured: 4,384thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,752ndSafest: 5,013thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,117thMost Efficient Economies: 5,431stMost Inclusive: 5,721stSmartest Citizens: 5,821stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,883rdMost Secular: 5,920thHealthiest Citizens: 6,492ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,654thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 8,988thHighest Average Incomes: 10,831stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,286thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,213thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,304thHighest Economic Output: 16,161st

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