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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,945th Largest Welfare Programs: 6,244th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,633rd
The Fifth Federal Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
United as one, we will prevail!
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Welfresio

Population5.896 billion

CapitalViragsvet
LeaderFokło Czvusz

CurrencyRenflard Credere
AnimalBlack Panther

The Fifth Federal Republic of Welfresio is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Fokło Czvusz with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, soft-spoken computers, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 5.896 billion Welfresioans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Viragsvet. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Welfresioan economy, worth 706 trillion Renflard Crederes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 119,809 Renflard Crederes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's weary schoolchildren excel at sport but must count scores on their fingers, the banshee wail foretells skies of death, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, and the nation's school children are fluent in Klingon but lack basic mathematical skills. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Welfresio's national animal is the Black Panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Welfresio is ranked 139,448th in the world and 3,937th in Balder for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 48.52 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,945thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,244thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,633rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,634thLargest Governments: 12,194thMost Secular: 12,476thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,957thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,609thMost Cultured: 13,931stSafest: 13,934thMost Inclusive: 15,201stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,632ndMost Subsidized Industry: 16,011thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,806th
Top
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 247th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 515th in the regionMost Secular: 547th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Welfresio's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Welfresio's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Welfresio's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Welfresio's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Welfresio was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Welfresio, the nation's school children are fluent in Klingon but lack basic mathematical skills.
  • : Following new legislation in Welfresio, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Welfresio, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in Welfresio, the nation's weary schoolchildren excel at sport but must count scores on their fingers.
  • : Welfresio altered its national flag.

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