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Most Secular: 563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,252ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,269th
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Let the hundred flowers of Asia, bloom.
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West-Pacific States

Population4.528 billion

CapitalShin Fukuoka
LeaderDeng Buk-jae Matsumoto

CurrencyAMU
AnimalCrested Ibis

The Commonwealth of West-Pacific States is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Deng Buk-jae Matsumoto with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 4.528 billion West-Pacific citizens are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shin Fukuoka. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient West-Pacifician economy, worth 931 trillion AMUS a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 205,811 AMUS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment, Deng Buk-jae Matsumoto has been known to make speeches in fishing waders, it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in West-Pacifician restaurants, and customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. West-Pacific States's national animal is the Crested Ibis, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

West-Pacific States is ranked 207,525th in the world and 7,190th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 90.69 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Secular: 563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,252ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,269thMost Developed: 1,359thHealthiest Citizens: 1,390thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,697thLowest Crime Rates: 2,021stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,064thMost Inclusive: 2,240thTop
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Most Influential: 2,462ndSmartest Citizens: 2,639thBest Weather: 2,733rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,135thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,362ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,466thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,853rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,185thLargest Governments: 5,823rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,096thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,621stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,401stSafest: 8,584thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,282ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,940thMost Efficient Economies: 10,632ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,135thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,791stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,717thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,310thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,691stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,242ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,547thHighest Economic Output: 19,510th
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Most Secular: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 47th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Developed: 49th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 51st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 60th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 80th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 84th in the regionBest Weather: 91st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 99th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 100th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 135th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 136th in the regionLargest Governments: 151st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 162nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 263rd in the regionMost Influential: 275th in the regionSafest: 290th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 295th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 322nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 342nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 347th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 357th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 369th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 416th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 437th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 445th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 471st in the regionMost Stationary: 477th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 538th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 606th in the regionLargest Populations: 673rd in the region

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