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Most Influential: 1,883rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,906th Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,347th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The Island of People's Union
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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The Kingdom of Wessegord is a massive, genial nation, ruled by King Raymund IV with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.53 billion Wessegordians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terveraj. The average income tax rate is 56.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Wessegordian economy, worth 126 trillion Søseks 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 significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. Average income is 82,675 Søseks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, government bureaucrats devote many man-hours to trying to measure unquantifiables, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, and community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common. Crime is totally unknown. Wessegord's national animal is the Snowy owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Wessegord is ranked 24,676th in the world and 915th in Balder for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 5,394.28 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 1,883rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,906thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,347thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,822ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,088thNicest Citizens: 14,442ndBest Weather: 15,199thHighest Drug Use: 15,508thNudest: 15,825th
Most Influential: 13th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 373rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 380th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 495th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 524th in the region

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