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Rudest Citizens: 549th Largest Retail Industry: 1,135th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,962nd
The Bureaucratic Parliament of
Capitalizt
Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain!
Prime Minister Warner Höltz
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Westfacto

Population2.893 billion

CapitalNew Delfacto
LeaderPrime Minister Warner Höltz

CurrencySolucoin
AnimalOrange Buffalo

The Bureaucratic Parliament of Westfacto is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Warner Höltz with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, otherworldly petting zoo, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 2.893 billion Westfactoans enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

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 16.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Westfactoan economy, worth 559 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 193,308 Solucoins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 847,094 per year while the poor average 27,783, a ratio of 30.5 to 1.

Passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters, frequent broken zippers have resulted in safety pins making a fashion comeback, patriots insist that size does matter, and primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit. 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 151,990th in the world and 5,248th in Lazarus for Nicest Citizens, with 0.45 Average Smiles Per Day.

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Rudest Citizens: 549thLargest Retail Industry: 1,135thTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,962ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,329thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,739thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,451stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,399thHighest Average Incomes: 6,114thMost Cultured: 6,285thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,824thSmartest Citizens: 7,670thTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 8,252ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,755thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,873rdMost Developed: 9,766thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,789thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,290thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,441stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,658thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,329thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,296thMost Pro-Market: 16,164th
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Rudest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 40th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 103rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 114th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 137th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 151st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 177th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 243rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 261st in the regionMost Cultured: 282nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 288th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 333rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 337th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 382nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 404th in the regionMost Developed: 428th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 430th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 466th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 476th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 476th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 553rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 568th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Westfacto's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Westfacto, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Westfacto, patriots insist that size does matter.
  • : Westfacto was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Capitalizt".
  • : Following new legislation in Westfacto, frequent broken zippers have resulted in safety pins making a fashion comeback.
  • : Following new legislation in Westfacto, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters.
  • : Following new legislation in Westfacto, Prime Minister Warner Höltz's webseries about the alleged hauntings of New Delfacto generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Westfacto, old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore.
  • : Following new legislation in Westfacto, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies.
  • : Following new legislation in Westfacto, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.

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