by Max Barry

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Largest Mining Sector: 14,128thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,050thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24,471st
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Family, Justice and Work
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population768 million

CapitalThorny Islet

CurrencyWestmonkwick shilling

The Republic of Westmonkwick is a huge, pleasant nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 768 million Westmonkwickians 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 relatively small government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thorny Islet. The average income tax rate is 10.0%.

The strong Westmonkwickian economy, worth 44.1 trillion Westmonkwick shillings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Soda Sales. Average income is 57,468 Westmonkwick shillings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts, Westmonkwick has designated Thorny Islet as its capital city, and most ambassadors from Westmonkwick retire only a few years after being appointed. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force. Westmonkwick's national animal is the Lion, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Westmonkwick is ranked 222,848th in the world and 10,029th in The North Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.87 bananas ingested per day.

Largest Mining Sector: 14,128thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,050thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24,471st
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 740th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 824th in the region

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