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Rudest Citizens: 429th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 607th Most Influential: 1,016th
The Bureaucratic Parliament of
Corporate Bordello
Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain!
Prime Minister Warner Höltz
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Westfacto

Population2.3 billion

CapitalNew Delfacto
LeaderPrime Minister Warner Höltz

CurrencySolucoin
AnimalOrange Buffalo

The Bureaucratic Parliament of Westfacto is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Warner Höltz with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 2.3 billion Westfactoans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Delfacto. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Westfactoan economy, worth 431 trillion Solucoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 187,710 Solucoins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 754,980 per year while the poor average 31,233, a ratio of 24.2 to 1.

Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university, government policy is dictated by a major religion, and major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Westfacto's national animal is the Orange Buffalo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Westfacto is ranked 51,864th in the world and 2,577th in The North Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 31,233.24 Standard Monetary Units.

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Rudest Citizens: 429thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 607thMost Influential: 1,016thLargest Retail Industry: 1,323rdTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,886thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,585thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,849thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,090thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,619thHighest Average Incomes: 6,560thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,889thMost Cultured: 7,083rdTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,964thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,718thSmartest Citizens: 8,811thMost Efficient Economies: 8,819thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,018thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,331stMost Pro-Market: 9,608thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,475thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,301stMost Developed: 11,584thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,657thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,751stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,102nd
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Rudest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 67th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 71st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 82nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 108th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 169th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 242nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 289th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 312th in the regionMost Cultured: 337th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 343rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 344th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 351st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 354th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 362nd in the regionMost Influential: 378th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 396th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 415th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 447th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 452nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 456th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 472nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 573rd in the regionMost Developed: 650th in the regionLargest Black Market: 677th in the regionNudest: 730th in the region

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