by Max Barry

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,522nd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,702nd Largest Black Market: 13,829th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
West
Influence
Enforcer
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

WestofWest

Population8.533 billion

CapitalWest City
LeaderWestiner
FaithWest

CurrencyWest
AnimalHorse

The Republic of WestofWest is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Westiner with an even hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, fear of technology, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, devout population of 8.533 billion WestofWestians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of West City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.8%.

The all-consuming WestofWestian economy, worth 592 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. 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 69,464 Wests, with the richest citizens earning 9.0 times as much as the poorest.

Radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", everyone wants to be on the guest list for diplomatic parties, and fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is West.

WestofWest is ranked 74,299th in the world and 4th in Silent for Most Politically Free, scoring 60.38 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,522ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,702ndLargest Black Market: 13,829thMost Devout: 14,940th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : WestofWest was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in WestofWest, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Following new legislation in WestofWest, everyone wants to be on the guest list for diplomatic parties.
  • : Following new legislation in WestofWest, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
  • : Following new legislation in WestofWest, radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass.
  • : Following new legislation in WestofWest, mothers drive their college-graduate children to work.
  • : WestofWest's influence in Silent fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : WestofWest's influence in Silent rose from "Sprat" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : WestofWest relocated from Lazarus to Silent.
  • : Following new legislation in WestofWest, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.

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