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Most Stationary: 7thLargest Welfare Programs: 101stLargest Populations: 370th
The North of East of South of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Unity in diversity
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population38.82 billion

LeaderKing Ikke


The North of East of South of West-Flanders is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by King Ikke with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 38.82 billion West-Flandrians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of W-City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient West-Flandrian economy, worth a remarkable 7,289 trillion euros a year, is highly specialized and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 187,766 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

National parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', nude art is becoming wildly popular, students cut up leftover euros during Arts and Crafts, and the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. West-Flanders's national animal is the lintworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is athe´smus.

West-Flanders is ranked 199,765th in the world and 158th in belgium for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.61 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Stationary: 7thLargest Welfare Programs: 101stLargest Populations: 370thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 564thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 674thHighest Average Tax Rates: 693rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 762ndMost Beautiful Environments: 887thMost Advanced Public Education: 929thMost Developed: 961stHighest Economic Output: 1,004thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,077thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,085thLargest Governments: 1,118thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,152ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,236thBest Weather: 1,353rdMost Influential: 1,566thMost Pacifist: 1,581stMost Cultured: 1,739thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,788thHealthiest Citizens: 1,857thLowest Crime Rates: 1,921stSmartest Citizens: 1,971stSafest: 2,076thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,554thMost Efficient Economies: 3,085thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,494thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,408thNicest Citizens: 6,253rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,267thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,132ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,068thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,368thMost Inclusive: 9,524thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,941stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,170thNudest: 12,008thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 18,786thMost Secular: 20,834th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » WA Multi, Rain and Shadow, Soldaat van Oranje, Ravania Belgica, Riemstagrad, and Typhoontwister.

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