The Republic of West8 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 1.453 billion West8ians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, although Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 42.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped West8ian economy, worth 50.1 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 34,452 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, children in school playgrounds can be heard chanting the hymns of the Order of Violet, the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play, and the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of West8ian democracy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. West8's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : West8's influence in Birb rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : The Grey Wardens of Upper Michigania dismissed West8 as NP@ of Fruit Factions.
- : West8's influence in Birb rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : West8's influence in Birb rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : West8 relocated from Fruit Factions to Birb.
- : West8 altered the regional flag of Fruit Factions.
- : West8 updated the World Factbook entry in Fruit Factions.
- : West8 resigned from the World Assembly.
- : West8 appointed West8 as NP@ with authority over Appearance, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Fruit Factions.
- : West8 became WA Delegate of Fruit Factions.