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Most Valuable International Artwork: 282ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 364thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,568th
The 24-Hour-Cinderella of
Corporate Bordello
Kiryu-Chan!
Goro Majima
Influence
Newcomer
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Wapistan

Population1.547 billion

CapitalWappa Plains
LeaderGoro Majima
FaithGamerism

CurrencyWapistinian Diu
AnimalHouse Fly

The 24-Hour-Cinderella of Wapistan is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Goro Majima with a fair hand, and notable for its closed borders, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 1.547 billion Wapistanians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wappa Plains. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Wapistanian economy, worth 257 trillion Wapistinian Dius a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 166,423 Wapistinian Dius, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,111,150 per year while the poor average 9,438, a ratio of 117 to 1.

The nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves, Goro Majima is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government, and politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Wapistan's national animal is the House Fly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Gamerism.

Wapistan is ranked 226,058th in the world and 9,230th in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 2.56 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 282ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 364thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,568thMost Armed: 1,995thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,686thFattest Citizens: 3,161stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,237thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,276thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,914thMost Avoided: 4,287thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,827thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,212thMost Secular: 6,434thLargest Retail Industry: 6,803rdLargest Mining Sector: 6,893rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,497thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,199thMost Efficient Economies: 8,872ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,956thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,971stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,332ndMost Corrupt Governments: 9,739thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,069thHighest Average Incomes: 10,739thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,247thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 14,190thMost Cultured: 15,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,495thSmartest Citizens: 16,984thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,532ndLargest Black Market: 17,752ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,186thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,403rdHighest Crime Rates: 22,442nd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 39th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 42nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 44th in the regionMost Armed: 64th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 105th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 114th in the regionMost Avoided: 139th in the regionRudest Citizens: 156th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 166th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 177th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 182nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 242nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 283rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 323rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 326th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 332nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 336th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 345th in the regionMost Secular: 352nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 393rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 394th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 410th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 453rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 460th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 481st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 496th in the regionLargest Black Market: 688th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 716th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 723rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 762nd in the regionMost Cultured: 769th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 806th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 855th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 858th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 899th in the region

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