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Largest Agricultural Sector: 408th Largest Publishing Industry: 955th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,353rd
The Sister Republics of
New York Times Democracy
United for liberty, forever.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population8.349 billion

Leaderthe Grand Council

Currencynational CRU

The Sister Republics of Wallenburg is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Grand Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, public floggings, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 8.349 billion Wallenburgians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Independence. The average income tax rate is 89.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Wallenburgian economy, worth a remarkable 1,387 trillion national CRUS a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 166,156 national CRUS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

It is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in Wallenburgian restaurants, sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves, and the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wallenburg's national animal is the creeper, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Wallenburg is ranked 66,194th in the world and 3,237th in The East Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 4.07 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 408thLargest Publishing Industry: 955thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,353rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,584thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,730thMost Cultured: 3,899thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,926thRudest Citizens: 4,521stMost Efficient Economies: 4,532ndMost Developed: 4,670thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,998thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,305thSmartest Citizens: 5,369thMost Secular: 5,778thMost Influential: 5,982ndSafest: 6,044thLargest Governments: 6,843rdBest Weather: 7,133rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,733rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,897thTop
Highest Economic Output: 8,722ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,337thHighest Average Incomes: 9,646thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,683rdLargest Retail Industry: 11,498thMost Inclusive: 11,614thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,631stMost Beautiful Environments: 13,941stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,134thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,535thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,545th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 24th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 47th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 70th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 95th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 109th in the regionRudest Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 130th in the regionMost Developed: 133rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 139th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 159th in the regionLargest Governments: 165th in the regionSafest: 179th in the regionLargest Populations: 207th in the regionMost Secular: 208th in the regionBest Weather: 223rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 223rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 228th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 229th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 279th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 301st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 315th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 331st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 360th in the regionMost Inclusive: 365th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 431st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 473rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 493rd in the regionMost Influential: 503rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 543rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 618th in the regionLargest Black Market: 656th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 679th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 777th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wallenburg's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Wallenburg, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in Wallenburg, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Wallenburg, sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street.
  • : Following new legislation in Wallenburg, it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in Wallenburgian restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in Wallenburg, the government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Wallenburg, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers.
  • : Wallenburg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies.
  • : Wallenburg was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Delegation of The Wallenburgian World Assembly Offices, curing 13 million infected.
  • : Wallenburg was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Colony of Eastie, infecting 519 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!


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