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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,389thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,475thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,571st
The In a Union of
Iron Fist Consumerists
You uhhh go blow up that nation. You go get more trees
Grantham Baskin
Influence
Squire
Night Guard
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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Werfond

Population792 million

CapitalRedwood Nyre
LeaderGrantham Baskin

CurrencyLeaves
AnimalFalcon

The In a Union of Werfond is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Grantham Baskin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 792 million Werfondians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Education are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Redwood Nyre. The average income tax rate is 62.3%.

The powerhouse Werfondian economy, worth 99.1 trillion Leaveses a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 125,106 Leaveses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Too many hyper-intelligent chefs can spoil the allegorical broth, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, the nation has declared war on all passing comets, and the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Werfond's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Werfond is ranked 212,648th in the world and 560th in First World Order for Nudest, with 7.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,389thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,475thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,571stMost Secular: 8,016thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,248thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,501stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,954thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,209thLargest Black Market: 18,935thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,077thHighest Average Incomes: 20,657th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 25th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 33rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Stationary: 35th in the regionMost Developed: 38th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 39th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 54th in the region

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