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Most Stationary: 2,085thLargest Populations: 9,342ndHighest Economic Output: 11,013th
The Watchfires of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Skin on skin, let the love begin
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Some

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Westmorland

Population20.706 billion

Currency$$
AnimalLoxosceles reclusa

The Watchfires of Westmorland is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, devout population of 20.706 billion Westmorlandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 44.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Westmorlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,768 trillion $$s a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 85,427 $$s, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and Leader has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Westmorland's national animal is the Loxosceles reclusa, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Westmorland is ranked 54,903rd in the world and 1st in Westmoore for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 3,052.02 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Stationary: 2,085thTop
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Largest Populations: 9,342ndHighest Economic Output: 11,013thLargest Black Market: 11,361stTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,811thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24,024thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24,180thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,356th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, Leader has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, Westmorlandians believe manners maketh the leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Westmorlandians.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career.
  • : Following new legislation in Westmorland, state media features lively debates such as whether pineapple on pizza is an acceptable topping.

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