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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,087thSafest: 10,114thMost Pacifist: 13,851st
The Constitutional Heptarchy of
Democratic Socialists
Teya wa-kor, teya wa-wat, teya wa-kara
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Werstonal

Population4.005 billion

CapitalKatigari
LeaderJasawa'en Hi-Satiga
FaithKaoism

CurrencyMaepal
AnimalBlue-horned humming bird

The Constitutional Heptarchy of Werstonal is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Jasawa'en Hi-Satiga with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and national health service. The compassionate population of 4.005 billion Werstonalans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katigari. The average income tax rate is 66.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Werstine economy, worth 210 trillion Maepals a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 52,556 Maepals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas, idyllic countryside scenes see border collies herding sixty-ton dinosaurs, and religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Werstonal's national animal is the Blue-horned humming bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Kaoism.

Werstonal is ranked 30,899th in the world and 127th in Refugia for Most Income Equality, scoring 70.86 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,087thSafest: 10,114thTop
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Most Pacifist: 13,851stHealthiest Citizens: 15,248thBest Weather: 16,468thMost Cultured: 17,179thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,940thHighest Food Quality: 20,007thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,021stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,697thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,849thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,810thNicest Citizens: 23,255thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26,499th
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Most Patriotic: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Populations: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Werstonal's influence in Refugia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Werstonal's influence in Refugia rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Werstonal's influence in Refugia rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Werstonal changed its national motto to "Teya wa-kor, teya wa-wat, teya wa-kara".
  • : Werstonal altered its national flag.
  • : Werstonal relocated from Balder to Refugia.
  • : Werstonal was refounded in Balder.
  • : Werstonal ceased to exist in Refugia.
  • : Werstonal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Werstonal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.

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