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Highest Crime Rates: 743rd Rudest Citizens: 845th Most Influential: 966th
The Democratic Republic of
Anarchy
Live And Let Live
Abhi
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Walist

Population1.851 billion

CapitalLittle Ivywood
LeaderAbhi

CurrencyKron
AnimalSwan

The Democratic Republic of Walist is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Abhi with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 1.851 billion Walistians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, although Education, Administration, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Little Ivywood. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Walistian economy, worth 205 trillion Krons a year, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 111,075 Krons, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 533,324 per year while the poor average 13,508, a ratio of 39.5 to 1.

Fire stations and hospitals can't deploy emergency vehicles because badly parked cars block them in, Walist is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, skateparks can be found in every city, and takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Walist's national animal is the Swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Walist is ranked 13,175th in the world and 649th in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 102 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Highest Crime Rates: 743rdRudest Citizens: 845thMost Influential: 966thLargest Gambling Industry: 969thMost Armed: 1,039thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,456thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,459thFattest Citizens: 2,490thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,719thMost Avoided: 3,939thMost Devout: 4,790thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,352ndLargest Black Market: 5,380thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,409thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,629thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,784thNudest: 6,597thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,045thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,530thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,297thMost Efficient Economies: 9,365thHighest Drug Use: 12,773rdMost Cultured: 13,175thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,764thMost Inclusive: 14,924th
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Highest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Armed: 34th in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionFattest Citizens: 82nd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 124th in the regionMost Avoided: 132nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 133rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 148th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 170th in the regionMost Devout: 187th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 192nd in the regionNudest: 198th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 233rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 249th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 269th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 270th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 298th in the regionMost Influential: 349th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 406th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 603rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 607th in the regionMost Cultured: 649th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 729th in the regionMost Politically Free: 777th in the regionMost Inclusive: 842nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Walist was endorsed by The Holy Empire of The Black Cathedral.
  • : Walist lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Walist, takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Walist, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Following new legislation in Walist, Walist is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Walist voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Convention on International Oil Spills".
  • : Following new legislation in Walist, fire stations and hospitals can't deploy emergency vehicles because badly parked cars block them in.
  • : Following new legislation in Walist, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Walist, women wear burqas to avoid unwanted male attention.
  • : Walist was endorsed by The Republic of Democritus.

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