by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,888th Least Corrupt Governments: 2,320th Largest Publishing Industry: 3,469th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Community, Society, Humanity
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.999 billion


AnimalWestern Black Squirrel

The Commonwealth of Westerlies is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.999 billion Westerlians 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 large, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Social Policy, Industry, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astelland. The average income tax rate is 81.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Westerlian economy, worth 291 trillion Commonmarks 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 Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 146,047 Commonmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly, and the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes. Crime is totally unknown. Westerlies's national animal is the Western Black Squirrel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Westerlies is ranked 150,814th in the world and 237th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Fattest Citizens, with 7.12 Obesity Rate.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,888thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,320thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,469thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,408thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,543rdMost Rebellious Youth: 5,561stNicest Citizens: 5,606thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,614thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,806thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,072ndMost Developed: 6,837thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,884thSmartest Citizens: 7,220thMost Pacifist: 7,577thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,160thSafest: 8,299thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,386thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 9,771stMost Inclusive: 9,918thMost Cultured: 10,395thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,586thLargest Governments: 10,593rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,817thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,829thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,149thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,168thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,353rdMost Influential: 12,788thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,351stHighest Average Incomes: 13,715thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,808thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,133rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,981stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,295thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,455thMost Politically Free: 16,889th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 31st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Westerlies was endorsed by The Science State of Scientists Allied.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
  • : Westerlies was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, the nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, Westerlian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.


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