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Most Cheerful Citizens: 192nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 516th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 934th
The 21st Century Box of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace, Liberty, Unity, Justice. 20 Billion Strong!
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Walbard

Population20.151 billion

CapitalImperial City
LeaderHIRM King Carlisle I
FaithSecular Humanism

CurrencyWalbardian Vira
AnimalWalbardian Lion

The 21st Century Box of Walbard is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by HIRM King Carlisle I with an even hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, national health service, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, cheerful population of 20.151 billion Walbardians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Healthcare and Environment also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial City. The average income tax rate is 1.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Walbardian economy, worth a remarkable 3,557 trillion Walbardian Viras a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 176,519 Walbardian Viras, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

It ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Walbard, every week is blindness awareness week, the Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution, and police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly. Crime is totally unknown. Walbard's national animal is the Walbardian Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Secular Humanism.

Walbard is ranked 63,076th in the world and 5th in Walbard for Most Authoritarian, with 0.32 Stalins.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 192ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 516thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 934thLargest Information Technology Sector: 944thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,199thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,263rdNicest Citizens: 1,482ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,547thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,863rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,909thHighest Economic Output: 2,059thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,419thFattest Citizens: 2,481stMost Efficient Economies: 2,764thLargest Retail Industry: 2,994thMost Cultured: 3,006thMost Secular: 3,856thLargest Populations: 3,891stMost Pacifist: 4,426thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,943rdSmartest Citizens: 6,509thSafest: 7,265thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,392ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,510thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,864thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 11,833rdMost Developed: 11,879thMost Inclusive: 15,627thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,479th
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Walbard's influence in Walbard rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in Walbard, police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly.
  • : Following new legislation in Walbard, the Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution.
  • : Following new legislation in Walbard, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Walbard's influence in Walbard fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Walbard's influence in Walbard fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Walbard altered its national flag.
  • : Walbard changed its national motto to "Peace, Liberty, Unity, Justice. 20 Billion Strong!" and its nation type to "21st Century Box".
  • : Walbard altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Walbard, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Walbard.

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