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Most Efficient Economies: 604thMost Scientifically Advanced: 675thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,079th
The Grand Duchy of
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Western End Them Son

Population8.453 billion

CapitalMaxwell City


The Grand Duchy of Western End Them Son is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Daddy with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 8.453 billion El Gaians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maxwell City. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient El Gaian economy, worth a remarkable 2,226 trillion Souls a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 263,376 Souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable, the government props up questionable pizza establishments in the name of health, and anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Western End Them Son's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Western End Them Son is ranked 219,175th in the world and 5,922nd in the West Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -665.87 on the Hayek Index.

Most Efficient Economies: 604thMost Scientifically Advanced: 675thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,079thMost Developed: 1,240thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,523rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,580thSmartest Citizens: 1,641stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,658thLargest Governments: 1,666thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,671stMost Inclusive: 1,708thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,845thHealthiest Citizens: 2,048thLowest Crime Rates: 2,062ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,190thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,341stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,739thRudest Citizens: 2,892ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,917thMost Cultured: 3,125thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,360thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,373rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,505thMost Influential: 3,532ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,185thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,398thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,552ndBest Weather: 6,120thHighest Economic Output: 6,604thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,347thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,390thMost Secular: 9,492ndNicest Citizens: 9,952ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,203rdLargest Retail Industry: 10,328thSafest: 10,440thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,706thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,856thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,758thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,292ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,434thHighest Drug Use: 14,559thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,693rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,257thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,312th
Most Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 38th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 39th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 43rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 47th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 63rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 69th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 71st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 74th in the regionMost Cultured: 74th in the regionRudest Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 103rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 111th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 114th in the regionMost Influential: 141st in the regionBest Weather: 144th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 157th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 160th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 167th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 202nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 207th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 220th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 250th in the regionNicest Citizens: 251st in the regionMost Secular: 258th in the regionLargest Populations: 279th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 285th in the regionSafest: 288th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 292nd in the regionTop
Nudest: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 303rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 311th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 349th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 436th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 594th in the region

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