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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,888thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,832ndBest Weather: 3,208th
The Democracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In weakness, we rise.
Cassian Kumiega
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Whalestron

Population8.217 billion

CapitalRavenwood
LeaderCassian Kumiega
FaithBahá'í Faith

CurrencyQuill
AnimalWeasel

The Democracy of Whalestron is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Cassian Kumiega with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, infamous sell-swords, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 8.217 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 1,087 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 201,540th in the world and 7,377th in Balder for Most Avoided, scoring 0.38 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,888thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,832ndBest Weather: 3,208thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,403rdMost Cultured: 4,414thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,979thHealthiest Citizens: 5,581stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,835thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,289thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,421stMost Inclusive: 6,825thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,922ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,973rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,901stNicest Citizens: 7,954thMost Efficient Economies: 9,557thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,871stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,072ndTop
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Most Developed: 11,196thLargest Governments: 11,366thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,419thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,054thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,828thHighest Economic Output: 15,545thSmartest Citizens: 15,597thMost Pacifist: 16,846thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,965thHighest Average Incomes: 17,976thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,365thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,684th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 59th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 114th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 131st in the regionMost Cultured: 186th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 198th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 261st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 262nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 270th in the regionMost Inclusive: 282nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 302nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 304th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 322nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 340th in the regionNicest Citizens: 372nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 400th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 500th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 561st in the regionMost Developed: 561st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 563rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 602nd in the regionLargest Governments: 618th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 685th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 696th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 719th 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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