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Best Weather: 10,919thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,848thHighest Economic Output: 13,415th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
West
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

WestofWest

Population14.312 billion

CapitalWest City
LeaderWestiner
FaithWest

CurrencyWest
AnimalHorse

The Republic of WestofWest is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Westiner with an even hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, parental licensing program, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, devout population of 14.312 billion WestofWestians 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 Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of West City. The average income tax rate is 47.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient WestofWestian economy, worth a remarkable 1,493 trillion Wests 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 Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, 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 an impressive 104,369 Wests, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Westiner is called 'Patches' at international summits, the fishing lobby has stemmed the tide of environmental regulations, confused drunks wake up to irate drill sergeants whipping them into shape, 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. WestofWest's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is West.

WestofWest is ranked 99,290th in the world and 5th in Silent for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 1,343.05 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Best Weather: 10,919thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,848thHighest Economic Output: 13,415thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 15,146thLargest Black Market: 15,841stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,256thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,371stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,605thMost Devout: 19,927thLargest Populations: 20,945thMost Efficient Economies: 23,276thLowest Crime Rates: 25,446thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26,173rd
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : WestofWest was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : WestofWest's influence in Silent rose from "Sprat" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : WestofWest relocated from Osiris to Silent.
  • : WestofWest was refounded in Osiris.
  • : WestofWest ceased to exist in Silent.
  • : WestofWest was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : WestofWest was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : WestofWest's influence in Silent rose from "Sprat" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : WestofWest was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : WestofWest relocated from Balder to Silent.

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