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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,352ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,027thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,809th
The Colony of
Moralistic Democracy
First to the Key...
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Average

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WesternWilds

Population956 million

CurrencySand
AnimalHawk

The Colony of WesternWilds is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed population of 956 million WesternWildsians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.5%.

The very strong WesternWildsian economy, worth 78.8 trillion Sands a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 82,450 Sands, with the richest citizens earning 8.0 times as much as the poorest.

WesternWildsian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Leader, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion, orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children, and old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. WesternWilds's national animal is the Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

WesternWilds is ranked 76,367th in the world and 11th in TheDrones for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 2,507.32 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,352ndTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,027thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,809thLargest Mining Sector: 19,275thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,814thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,781st
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : WesternWilds's influence in TheDrones rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Following new legislation in WesternWilds, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime.
  • : Following new legislation in WesternWilds, orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children.
  • : Following new legislation in WesternWilds, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion.
  • : WesternWilds was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • : WesternWilds was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in WesternWilds, WesternWildsian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Leader.
  • : WesternWilds was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in WesternWilds, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in WesternWilds, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.

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