by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,495th Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,087th Most Conservative: 12,264th
The Midwest Wastelands of
Corporate Police State
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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West Grove

Population1.126 billion

AnimalThorny Devil

The Midwest Wastelands of West Grove is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.126 billion West Groveans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 24.6%.

The very strong West Grovean economy, worth 59.9 trillion Caps a year, is dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 53,159 Caps, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. West Grove's national animal is the Thorny Devil.

West Grove is ranked 58,434th in the world and 2nd in Naermtihg for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 2,188.28 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,495thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,087thMost Conservative: 12,264thMost Extreme: 14,534th

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