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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd Most Secular: 6th Largest Publishing Industry: 20th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs of War
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Excellent
Economy
Frightening
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The Kingdom of Whims is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 31.496 billion Whimsians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whims City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Whimsian economy, worth an astonishing 13,458 trillion Wirrs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 427,294 Wirrs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children need to wear helmets and safety harnesses before mounting a carousel horse, skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy, Leader's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, and unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Whims's national animal is the Waterbear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Whims is ranked 151,349th in the world and 16th in Asia for Most Devout, with 1.6 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2ndMost Secular: 6thLargest Publishing Industry: 20thLeast Corrupt Governments: 24thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37thHighest Poor Incomes: 42ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 45thMost Developed: 66thLongest Average Lifespans: 111thLargest Populations: 113thHighest Economic Output: 114thBest Weather: 118thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 123rdSmartest Citizens: 158thHealthiest Citizens: 173rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 197thMost Beautiful Environments: 203rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 266thHighest Average Incomes: 323rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 334thLargest Retail Industry: 370thMost Cultured: 433rdSafest: 580thRudest Citizens: 622ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 638thMost Stationary: 1,064thMost Efficient Economies: 1,078thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,316thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,515thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,889thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,431stMost Influential: 5,347thMost Inclusive: 6,036thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,045thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,419thMost Politically Free: 11,566thNudest: 13,412th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Whims, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, Leader's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, children need to wear helmets and safety harnesses before mounting a carousel horse.
  • : Whims was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, the only places to see Waterbears now are at local zoos.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, Whimsians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns.

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