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Most Secular: 39th Safest: 208th Best Weather: 220th
The Dominion of
Democratic Socialists
Endure Through Unity
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Wessara

Population6.405 billion

CapitalPanther Hill
LeaderTirell Marksal

Currencykrona
Animalpanther

The Dominion of Wessara is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Tirell Marksal with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 6.405 billion Wessarans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Panther Hill. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Wessaran economy, worth a remarkable 1,530 trillion kronor 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 239,001 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave, arriving late for dinner is considered the height of selfishness, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, and the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wessara's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wessara is ranked 3,221st in the world and 81st in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 20,221.33 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Secular: 39thSafest: 208thBest Weather: 220thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 295thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 307thMost Developed: 316thMost Beautiful Environments: 340thHealthiest Citizens: 362ndLowest Crime Rates: 367thLongest Average Lifespans: 377thMost Pacifist: 482ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 525thHighest Average Tax Rates: 604thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 623rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 628thHighest Poor Incomes: 753rdLargest Governments: 760thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 760thMost Advanced Public Education: 782ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 941stNicest Citizens: 984thMost Inclusive: 1,168thSmartest Citizens: 1,238thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,246thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,788thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,408thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,554thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,221stHighest Average Incomes: 3,365thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,517thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,525thMost Cultured: 3,975thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,429thMost Efficient Economies: 6,762ndMost Income Equality: 6,866thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,122ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,728thMost Stationary: 12,993rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,135thMost Influential: 14,516th
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Inclusive: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 41st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 72nd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 75th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 98th in the regionMost Cultured: 103rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 118th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 119th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 152nd in the regionMost Stationary: 197th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 200th in the regionLargest Populations: 319th in the regionMost Income Equality: 320th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 323rd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 557th in the regionMost Influential: 662nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 743rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, arriving late for dinner is considered the height of selfishness.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, Tirell Marksal's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, statistics show that terrorists often come from broken families.
  • : Following new legislation in Wessara, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.

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