by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 949thMost Valuable International Artwork: 996th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Community, Society, Humanity
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
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Population6.552 billion

LeaderThe Assembly of Commons

AnimalWestern Black Squirrel

The Commonwealth of Westerlies is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Assembly of Commons with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.552 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, 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 96.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Westerlian economy, worth a remarkable 1,094 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 166,993 Commonmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Travelers are subject to extensive searches if beet stains are visible on their clothing, every workday begins with group therapy, the official Westerlian Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child, and weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies. 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 220,977th in the world and 180th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Primitive, scoring -378.26 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Least Corrupt Governments: 626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 949thMost Valuable International Artwork: 996thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,273rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,134thMost Inclusive: 2,151stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,197thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,459thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,517thSafest: 2,621stMost Influential: 2,656thMost Developed: 2,871stHighest Food Quality: 2,941stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,020thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,261stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,427thSmartest Citizens: 3,499thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,765thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,770thBest Weather: 3,874thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,934thLargest Governments: 4,306thMost Cultured: 4,475thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,504thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,069thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,092ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,458thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,182ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,647thMost Pacifist: 6,676thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,394thMost Efficient Economies: 9,661stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,797thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,950thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,132ndNudest: 10,286thHighest Average Incomes: 11,109thTop
Most Armed: 11,697thLowest Crime Rates: 11,960thMost Secular: 16,014thHighest Economic Output: 17,050thMost Income Equality: 18,352ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,968th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the region

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