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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,911thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,839thBest Weather: 3,228th
The Democracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In weakness, we rise.
Cassian Kumiega
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population8.176 billion

LeaderCassian Kumiega
FaithBahá'í Faith


The Democracy of Whalestron is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Cassian Kumiega with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 8.176 billion Whalestronians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravenwood. The average income tax rate is 87.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Whalestronian economy, worth a remarkable 1,082 trillion Quills a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,351 Quills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Parents are relieved they no longer need to help with their kids' algebra homework, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, life is short but human kindness is endless, and innocent defendants often plead guilty for fear of receiving a much harsher sentence before jury. Crime is totally unknown. Whalestron's national animal is the Weasel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bahá'í Faith.

Whalestron is ranked 19,714th in the world and 1,257th in Balder for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,318.15 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,911thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,839thBest Weather: 3,228thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,392ndMost Cultured: 4,442ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,994thHealthiest Citizens: 5,597thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,842ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,425thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,506thMost Inclusive: 6,812thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,936thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,985thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,915thNicest Citizens: 7,959thMost Efficient Economies: 9,543rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,804thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,063rdTop
Most Developed: 11,234thLargest Governments: 11,353rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,434thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,066thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,851stHighest Economic Output: 15,614thSmartest Citizens: 15,662ndMost Pacifist: 17,026thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,920thHighest Average Incomes: 17,984thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,540thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,714th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 62nd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 118th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 136th in the regionMost Cultured: 193rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 208th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 266th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 271st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 274th in the regionMost Inclusive: 296th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 315th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 319th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 331st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 347th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 384th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 409th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 504th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 570th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 573rd in the regionMost Developed: 577th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 616th in the regionLargest Governments: 635th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 702nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 715th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 730th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Whalestron's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Whalestron's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Whalestron's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Whalestron created a custom banner.
  • : Whalestron's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Whalestron was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens, the Top 5% for Largest Information Technology Sector, Most Efficient Economies, and Highest Average Tax Rates, and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Whalestron was refounded in Balder.
  • : Whalestron ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Whalestron was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Whalestron was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.


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