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Least Corrupt Governments: 552ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 915thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,197th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Community, Society, Humanity
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Westerlies

Population8.847 billion

CapitalMachlien
LeaderThe Assembly of Commons
FaithNone

CurrencyCommonmark
AnimalWestern Black Squirrel

The Commonwealth of Westerlies is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Assembly of Commons with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, soft-spoken computers, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.847 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Machlien. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Westerlian economy, worth a remarkable 1,518 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 quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 171,679 Commonmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, planespotters are emigrating in droves, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, and national park visitors are reporting a rash of poison ivy sightings. 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 184,788th in the world and 108th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,419.88 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 552ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 915thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,197thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,520thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,932ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,132ndMost Inclusive: 2,180thMost Influential: 2,304thNicest Citizens: 2,381stMost Developed: 2,408thSafest: 2,440thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,576thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,628thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,716thHighest Food Quality: 2,911thBest Weather: 3,274thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,275thSmartest Citizens: 3,283rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,481stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,488thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,654thLargest Governments: 4,109thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,208thMost Cultured: 4,587thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,691stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,823rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,011thHealthiest Citizens: 5,111thMost Pacifist: 5,185thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,647thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,965thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,444thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,553rdNudest: 10,106thMost Efficient Economies: 10,484thHighest Average Incomes: 11,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,437thMost Armed: 11,749thLowest Crime Rates: 12,271stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 13,273rdMost Secular: 15,839thMost Income Equality: 16,286thMost Stationary: 18,764th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Extreme: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Westerlies was endorsed by The Dead Meme of Dekks.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, national park visitors are reporting a rash of poison ivy sightings.
  • : Westerlies was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Westerlies was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Westerlies was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Westerlies was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Westerlies was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Westerlies was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug.
  • : Following new legislation in Westerlies, planespotters are emigrating in droves.

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