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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,045th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,173rd Highest Economic Output: 2,494th
The Equilism protectorate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The beatings will continue till morale improves!
Influence
Handshaker
The Obsidian Lord Founder
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Whamabama

Population23.99 billion

CapitalOured
LeaderRichard Marks

CurrencyEquiliant
Animalbearded clam

The Equilism protectorate of Whamabama is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Richard Marks with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, parental licensing program, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 23.99 billion Whamabamen 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 tiny government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oured. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Whamabaman economy, worth a remarkable 3,545 trillion Equiliants a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 147,793 Equiliants, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 473,532 per year while the poor average 34,999, a ratio of 13.5 to 1.

Litter collection has replaced fast food as the most popular after-school job, government officials across Whamabama are being "encouraged" to adopt bearded clams to set an example for the populace, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, and the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Whamabama's national animal is the bearded clam, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Whamabama is ranked 22,673rd in the world and 34th in Equilism for Smartest Citizens, with 56.58 Quips Per Hour.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,045thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,173rdHighest Economic Output: 2,494thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,596thLargest Populations: 3,277thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,460thSafest: 3,724thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,995thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,360thMost Influential: 5,405thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,788thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,644thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,552ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,617thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 11,599thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,196thMost Avoided: 12,791stHighest Average Incomes: 13,312thLargest Retail Industry: 13,907thMost Developed: 16,877th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the region

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