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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,159thMost Influential: 3,157thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,733rd
The Democratic States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We the people are forever
Marcus Merides
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population868 million

LeaderMarcus Merides


The Democratic States of Westerhold is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Marcus Merides with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working population of 868 million Westerholdians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Starhaven. The average income tax rate is 31.5%.

The thriving Westerholdian economy, worth 84.5 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,303 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Parking lots are littered with coffee cups and doughnut crumbs, bins outnumber trees in city parks, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide, and the cruise missile launchers on the field hospital roof are purely deterrent in purpose. Crime is totally unknown. Westerhold's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Westerhold is ranked 203,446th in the world and 10,855th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.42 crimes per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,159thTop
Most Influential: 3,157thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,733rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,252ndTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 17,230thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,744thMost Average: 21,805thMost Inclusive: 26,948th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 361st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 361st in the regionMost Average: 498th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 699th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 787th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 803rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 859th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 938th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,385th in the region

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