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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,464thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,642ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,806th
The Democratic People's Republic of
Iron Fist Socialists
the will of the workers is the will of the nation
Influence
Shoeshiner
Minister of Domestic Affairs
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Wascoitan

Population4.798 billion

CapitalYexver
LeaderClíona Ní Finn
FaithMarxism-Lesbianism

CurrencyWascoitian Credit
AnimalHydra

The Democratic People's Republic of Wascoitan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Clíona Ní Finn with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, soft-spoken computers, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, cynical population of 4.798 billion Wascoitians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Welfare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yexver. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Wascoitanian economy, worth 582 trillion Wascoitian Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 121,489 Wascoitian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', a vast monorail network carries people all over the country, and companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Wascoitan's national animal is the Hydra, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Marxism-Lesbianism.

Wascoitan is ranked 11,771st in the world and 187th in The Communist Bloc for Lowest Crime Rates, with 91.75 law-abiding acts per hour.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,464thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,642ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,806thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,215thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,302ndTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,587thNicest Citizens: 2,790thMost Inclusive: 3,169thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,518thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,613thBest Weather: 4,119thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,200thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,607thMost Developed: 4,632ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,782ndLargest Governments: 6,764thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,825thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,992ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,144thHighest Food Quality: 7,393rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,176thSmartest Citizens: 8,198thMost Secular: 8,867thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,116thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,732ndMost Armed: 11,688thLowest Crime Rates: 11,771stTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,661stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,943rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,821stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,007thMost Influential: 14,659thMost Efficient Economies: 18,766thMost Pacifist: 19,967thHighest Average Incomes: 23,178th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 44th in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 51st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 58th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 64th in the regionNicest Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 66th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 69th in the regionBest Weather: 74th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 80th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 80th in the regionMost Inclusive: 84th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 87th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 88th in the regionMost Developed: 89th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 97th in the region

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